Top 10 World's Best Beaches (2019)

Top 10 World's Best Beaches (2019)

VOICE OVER: Rebecca Brayton WRITTEN BY: Nick Spake
Life's a beach. Welcome to MojoTravels and today we'll be counting down our picks for the Top 10 World's Best Beaches in 2019, as ranked by TripAdvisor. For this list, we're taking a look at beaches around the world that have the ideal balance of sand, sun, and H20.

Top 10 Beaches in the World for 2019

Life’s a beach. Welcome to MojoTravels and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the Top 10 Beaches in the World for 2019, as ranked by TripAdvisor.

For this list, we’re taking a look at beaches around the world that have the ideal balance of sand, sun, and H20.

#10: Seven Mile Beach

Negril, Jamaica

A trip to Jamaica wouldn’t be complete without a day lounging on the Seven Mile Beach. This relaxation spot can essentially be divided into two parts: Bloody Bay, which is around two miles, and Long Bay, which stretches roughly under five miles. Many moons ago, this area was overrun with pirates, but you thankfully won’t encounter any scurvy sea dogs in this day and age. Now the beach is a sweeping nirvana lined with gleaming sand. The ocean provides a glorious view whether you’re walking down the beach or taking a horseback ride. Those looking to hit the waters can partake in snorkeling, scuba diving, and jet skiing. You can even hop aboard a glass bottom boat to gander at the wonders of the deep.

#9: Playa Norte

Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Mexico is known for its wondrous beaches with Cancún being a prime spot for spring break and summer vacation. If we had to single out the country’s best beach, we’d suggest taking a ferry to Isla Mujeres, renting a golf cart, and driving down to Playa Norte. Located at the island’s northern tip, this picturesque beach is over 2,000 feet of silky sand with an ocean that calls out to swimmers. You’re inclined to find numerous boats and yachts lining the crystal-clear waters, adding to its natural beauty. The Green Demon Beach Club is the buzziest area with a bar, restaurant, and sunset that can’t be beat. With multiple luxury hotels only a short distance away, consider spending a night or two on Isla Mujeres.

#8: Seven Mile Beach

Seven Mile Beach, Cayman Islands

Jamaica isn’t the only Caribbean island with a Seven Mile Beach. Both Caribbean Travel and Life Magazine have cited Cayman Islands’ Seven Mile Beach as the greatest Caribbean beach. While technically measuring somewhat less than 7 miles, this blissful beach is considered by many to be a highlight of the Cayman Islands where tourists can partake in snorkeling, paddle boarding, and a variety of other water sports. For an especially thrilling ocean adventure, visitors can book a diving tour to the Kittiwake shipwreck site just off the coast. As for those in the mood for something a bit more tranquil, the Westin Hotel’s Hibiscus Spa is located right on the beach. Of course, this sandy haven has no shortage of epic resorts to choose from.

#7: Spiaggia dei Conigli

Sicily, Italy

One of the most secluded beaches on our list, this area is surrounded by rocky cliffs with a turquoise body of water at its core. Nestled away on the Southern portion of Lampedusa, Spiaggia dei Conigli is known as Rabbit Beach in English, although that name is a tad misleading. You’re unlikely to find any fluffy bunnies, but you may stumble across a Loggerhead Sea Turtle and other rare reptiles looking to nest. Not too far away from the beach is Isola dei Conigli, aka Rabbit Island, which is among the only places in Italy where these turtles can lay their eggs. The beach and island have thus been designated as a nature reserve. Tourists are still welcome to enjoy the beach’s unmatched splendor, however.

#6: Clearwater Beach

Clearwater, Florida

When you live somewhere as humid as Florida, there isn’t a better place to unwind than Clearwater Beach. The lush scenery is just one of the reasons why USA Today, Forbes, and other outlets have ranked Clearwater among the best beaches in America. Although the beach got its name from the clear water washing up on the coast, the area is defined by its white sand. As a matter of fact, the beach annually hosts a Sugar Sand Festival at Pier 60 where attendees can construct sand sculptures. Actually, you could argue that every day spent at Pier 60 is a festival with its playground, street performers, and souvenir shop. Speaking of which, the nearby Beach Walk is full of flourishing shops and restaurants.

#5: Grace Bay Beach

Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

Located in between the Bight Beach and Leeward Beach, Grace Bay is essentially the heart of Providenciales. This beach received its name from Grace Jane Hutchings, who was married to the Commissioner of the Turks and Caicos, Hugh Houston Hutchings. The site certainly lives up to its graceful name with sparkling water and white sand that’s virtually spotless. For thrill seekers, you’ll definitely want to book a jet ski tour, which is like a safari on the water. Parasailing is another stimulating way to get a view of the beach in all its shimmering glory. Although it’s widely considered the main reason to visit Provo, the beach is never too crowded with over three miles of sheer grandeur.

#4: La Concha Beach

San Sebastián, Spain

From a bird’s-eye perspective, La Concha Beach looks like a crescent moon with waves of water eclipsing the coastline. Simply gazing at this urban beach will leave you overflowing with inspiration and taking one small step onto the golden sand should prove even more exhilarating. Located at the edge of San Sebastián, this seaboard offers a tremendous view of Concha Bay, the European cityscape, and neighboring green mountains. For the best view of the beach itself, we’d recommend climbing to the summit of Mount Igeldo. Given its immense length, La Concha is perfect for long, soothing walks and also allows enough space for beachgoers to create sand art. Having been Queen Isabel II’s go-to spot for bath therapy, this beach is literally fit for royalty.

#3: Eagle Beach

Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba

Eagle Beach has the whole package: white sand that extends for miles, water that sparkles like a sea of aqua diamonds, and the finest hotels in Aruba conveniently close by. What really sets it apart from some of the other beaches on this list, however, are the trees, which give the area just the right equilibrium of sun and shade. The beach’s two fofoti trees in particular are Aruban icons that make for popular photo ops. For the most relaxing day at the beach possible, seeking out a cabana is the way to go. This beach isn’t just for the mellow crowd, but also energetic athletes. In addition to water sports, the beach often attracts tennis players with the sand acting as an atmospheric court.

#2: Varadero Beach

Varadero, Cuba

Varadero is one of the most visited tourist towns in Cuba thanks in part to its hotels and amusement park. Above all else, though, people flock to Varadero for its beaches. Varadero most notably attracted some 1.7 million visitors in 2017 alone. We can see why, as this hot spot encompasses virtually everything one could want from a Caribbean beach getaway: pristine sand, a soothing sea breeze, and waters coated in aquamarine. Whether you’re looking to surf, snorkel, or sunbathe, Varadero Beach provides the definitive Cuban backdrop. Anyone who wants to get their sea legs will want to take a sailboat onto the majestic ocean. Consider bringing fishing supplies onboard for a totally off the hook time.

Before we get to our top pick, here are a few honorable mentions:

Falesia Beach

Olhos de Agua, Portugal

Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia

Arraial do Cabo, Brazil

Playa de Ses Illetes

Formentera, Spain

Ka'anapali Beach

Lahaina, Hawaii

Balos Lagoon

Kissamos, Greece

#1: Baia do Sancho

Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

We’ve all dreamed about escaping to a tropical island, although few of us have actually acted on such an impulse. If you want make this dream a reality – or are just searching for

the ultimate vacation destination – book the next flight to Fernando de Noronha. Located offshore from Brazil, this island is home to numerous beaches, but none are quite as captivating as Baia do Sancho. Surrounded by green trees and steep cliffs, this beach is paradise incarnate. While access may be limited, anyone lucky enough to spend a day basking under the sun on Baia do Sancho will not only walk away feeling reinvigorated, but forever charged, as if this marvelous place left an eternal footprint on the sandy shoreline that is your soul.