March 20, 2024

Travelers’ Choice Awards – Best of the Best Beaches in the World

Golden sands, rugged coastlines, clear blue waters—this year’s winning beaches are traveler faves for everything from lazy beach days to underwater adventures.

The Travelers’ Choice Awards Best of the Best title celebrates the highest level of excellence in travel. It’s awarded to those who receive a high volume of above-and-beyond reviews and opinions from the Tripadvisor community over a 12-month period. Out of our 8 million listings, fewer than 1% achieve this milestone.

  1. Praia da Falésia
    Olhos de Agua, Portugal

    Praia da Falésia is known for its dramatic cliffs, golden sands, and sparkling blue waters. Sunbathe on the huge shore, go swimming or body surfing in the waves, or stroll along the scenic footpath on top of the cliffs and check out the incredible views. The beach has been awarded Blue Flag recognition for its cleanliness, plus there are restrooms, a snack bar, and it's easy to get to via public transportation.

  2. Spiaggia dei Conigli
    Lampedusa, Italy

    Unbelievably blue waters and white sand set the scene at Spiaggia dei Conigli. It's a peaceful beach, perfect for relaxing, soaking up the sun, and swimming. There's lots of marine life to check out, and you might even spot some wildlife on the shore. Parking's free, and it's easy to get to via public transportation.

  3. La Concha Beach
    San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

    La Concha Beach is an iconic spot right in the city, with a huge sandy shore and clear, blue waters. The atmosphere is lively, and it's a great place for families. There's lots to do, from surfing to swimming, and more. Be sure to bring your camera: the panoramic views are next-level.

  4. Ka'anapali Beach
    Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii

    With its gentle waves, soft sand, and blue waters, you could easily spend all day relaxing at Ka'anapali Beach—but there's so much to do. Go swimming or snorkeling, then check out the local handicraft market. The beach is easy to get to and also has public restrooms and nearby shops. Pro tip: Get there in the early morning to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere and stay to catch the stunning sunset.

  5. Grace Bay Beach
    Grace Bay, Turks and Caicos

    Grace Bay Beach is a scenic spot with powdery-white sand and bright blue waters. Relax on the shore, swim in the calm sea, try some water sports—you can really do it all. Its barrier reef creates perfect conditions for diving and snorkeling (you might even spot some turtles!). At the end of the day, go for a walk along the beach and catch the breathtaking sunset.

  6. Anse Lazio
    Praslin Island, Seychelles

    Surrounded by greenery and rock formations, Anse Lazio is a dreamy beach with soft, white sand and unbelievably blue waters—perfect for swimming and snorkeling. Enjoy cocktails and fruit under shady palm trees, then take in the stunning sunset. The beach is pretty wide, so it's usually easy to find a spot where you can hang out for the day and relax.

  7. Manly Beach
    Sydney, Australia

    Manly Beach is at the center of everything—literally. Just a quick ride from the Sydney CBD, it's surrounded by shops, cafes, and more. Go swimming or surfing in the warm waters (there's a netted area for swimming plus lifeguards on duty), or take a dip in the saltwater pool. Then, go for a stroll along the long beach walkway and take in the panoramic views.

  8. Eagle Beach
    Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba

    Great for families or anyone who just wants a relaxing beach day, Eagle Beach is an uncrowded spot with soft, white sand, calm waves, and spectacular sunset views. Amenities like restrooms, free parking, public transportation, and friendly beach staff make it a convenient choice, plus there's lots to do like swimming, snorkeling, and other outdoor sports.

  9. Siesta Beach
    Siesta Key, Florida

    Whether you want to relax or fill your day with activities, Siesta Beach delivers. Kick back on the white sand, go swimming in the clear water, play some outdoor sports, or simply admire the sunset—it's up to you. The family-friendly beach is easy to get to via public transportation, offers wheelchair access, and has plenty of parking, restrooms, and a small concession stand. There are a variety of shops and lively restaurants nearby, too.

  10. Varadero Beach
    Varadero, Cuba

    Varadero Beach has everything you'd expect from a picture-perfect beach: Golden sand, turquoise-blue water, and stunning sunsets. The gentle waves are perfect for swimming, snorkeling, or kayaking. Hop on a catamaran, go fishing, play a round of beach volleyball, walk along the shore—there's lots to do. Or just kick back and enjoy the beautiful, natural scenery (you really can't go wrong).

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