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Caribbean dominates TripAdvisor’s Top 25 Beaches

TripAdvisor has named its top 25 beaches in the world, according to its users, and surprising to no one, the Caribbean dominates the list with multiple entries.

Grace Bay Beach in Turks and Caicos (Photo: beaches.com)

The online travel company’s “Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best” compilation was created based on all reviews, ratings and saves from its users around the world, with that information being used to “spotlight the very best”, the website said.

A visit to a Caribbean island, it hardly matters which, would be complete without a visit to one of its many glorious beaches. With almost half a billion users monthly, TripAdvisor declares “Yeah, we wish we were there too” in referencing the white sand beaches and rugged coastlines, that made the enviable cut.

Grand Cayman’s Seven Mile Beach (Photo: sandals.com)

The best ranked regional beach on the list was Grace Bay Beach in Turks and Caicos which took the runner-up spot. TripAdvisor said about the Providenciales spot, “shimmering white sand and warm enveloping waters. The colour of the water makes your heart leap.”

Grace Bay Beach placed just ahead of the popular Playa Paraiso in Cuba which for placed third with its “sand like flour” and calm ocean. The perfect locale to enjoy a refreshing Piña Colada.

Four other regional beaches made the top with Grand Cayman’s Seven Mile Beach placing sixth and leading a quartet of Caribbean nation’s including Aruba’s Eagle Beach, Flamenco Beach in Culebra, Puerto Rico and another Cuban entry, Varadero Beach.

Varadero Beach (Photo: tui.bl)

The Dominican Republic also made an appearance on the list as its well-known Bavaro Beach in Punta Cana ranked 19th on the list.

The best placed beach was Baia do Sancho in Brazil, which also had another placement in the top five thanks to the Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia ranking fifth.