Time to head to the Caribbean!

Beaches! Many a backpacking itinerary has been shaped around finding the most perfect stretch of sand, and Trip Advisor has just named the best beaches in the world RIGHT NOW.

The winner is Grace Bay in the Caribbean paradise of Turks and Caicos, closely followed by Brazil’s Baia do Sancho.

Trip Advisor also named the best beaches in Britain, with Woolacombe Beach in Devon emerging triumphant. It’s nice, but it’s not quite the Caribbean.

Here’s the top ten world’s best beaches.


Grace Bay, Turks and Caicos

Baia do Sancho

Playa Paraiso, Cuba

Anse Lazio, Seychelles

Cayo de Agua, Venezuela

Flamenco Beach

Playa de Ses Illetes

Ngapali Beach

West Bay Beach, Honduras

Nacpan Beach


Here's the full top 25 beaches in the world:

1. Grace Bay, Turks and Caicos

2. Baia do Sancho, Brazil

3. Playa Paraiso, Cuba

4. Anse Lazio, Seychelles

5. Cayo de Agua, Venezuela

6. Flamenco Beach, Puerto Rica

7. Playa de Ses Illetes, Spain

8. Ngapali Beach, Myanmar

9. West Bay Beach, Honduras

10. Nacpan Beach, Philippines

11. Maho Beach, U.S. Virgin Islands

12. Whitehaven Beach, Australia

13. Sharm El Luli, Egypt

14. Elafonissi Beach, Crete

15. Playa Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

16. The Baths, British Virgin Islands

17. Camp's Bay Beach, South Africa

18. Praia da Marinha, Portugal

19. Kata Noi Beach, Thailand

20. Clearwater Beach, United States

21. Playa Paraiso, Mexico

22. Agonda Beach, India

23. Horseshoe Bay Beach, Bermuda

24. Tumon Beach, Guam

25. Praia de Santa Maria, Cape Verde