The world’s best beach for 2018 REVEALED


The British spring time started in the most British way possible with a barrage of snow and freezing temperatures. While we should have been looking forward to finally enjoying some good weather we are instead reaching for the central heating dial.

On days like this, it’s easy to envisage jetting off to a sun-kissed paradise. We conjure up images of miles of golden sands, taking a dip in azure ocean waters and watching the sunset over the horizon. This is the holiday bliss we look for to take us away from the, frankly, miserable weather the UK dishes up year after year.

We love a good beach but which one has taken the crown of world’s best? As part of its 2018 Travellers’ Choice awards, the good people at TripAdvisor have compiled the pinnacle of shorelines across the globe.

And the winner is…*drum roll*….Grace Bay in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos. The long-time favourite is the epitome of a Caribbean paradise. The pillow-soft white sand is complimented with a turquoise ocean. Perfect for sunbathing, snorkelling and much more, it is no wonder why this stretch of shoreline wins so many plaudits.

Naturally, the Caribbean dominated the top ten with Cuba’s Varadero Beach, Aruba’s Eagle Beach, Grand Cayman’s Seven Mile Beach and the Dominican Republic’s Bavaro Beach all making the cut. Europe was represented with La Concha Beach in San Sebastian in northern Spain ranking sixth on the list.


When it came to Europe, holiday hotspots such as Greece, Portugal, Cyprus and the Balearic Islands featured heavily while there was also nod to the UK with Bournemouth Beach impressing TripAdvisor users. One of the favourites was Falesia Beach in the Portuguese resort of Olhos de Agua – a short drive from Albufeira.

This white sand stretch of shoreline which features orange cliff faces and an inviting ocean was described as a “stunningly beautiful beach that goes for miles”. There was also high praise for Fig Tree Bay in the picturesque resort of Protaras in eastern Cyprus. The beach has gained a notable reputation and was described by one TripAdvisor user as the “best beach in Cyprus”.

Check out TripAdvisor’s full list of the world’s best beaches here.   

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