Is This The Best Beach in The World?

22nd March 2014
Pól Ó Conghaile

Absolutely, according to TripAdvisor’s 2014 Travellers’ Choice Awards.

Pictured above is Baia do Sancho beach on Fernando de Noronha. The 21-island archipelago lies 340km off the coast of Brazil, with visitors taking flights from Recife and Natal. The infrequency of these flights means that visitor numbers are controlled so the island never feels overcrowded.

Bespoke Brazil offers tailormade holidays, and director Simon Williams commented:

“The islands and the waters that surround the archipelago form part of Brazil’s first national marine park and all visitors are required to pay a daily environmental tax as part of their visit. The environment and ecology play an important role on the island and buildings are strictly regulated to make sure that this amazing area is protected. If you are looking for paradise, look no further.”

The waters are dotted with dolphins, with countless wreck diving opportunities too. Fans of Grace Bay in the Turks & Caicos and Flamenco Bay in Puerto Rico may quibble with its title as best beach in the world, however. Lanikai in hawaii also features in TripAdvisor’s Top 10.

And the best beach in Ireland?

TripAdvisor’s 2014 Traveler’s Choice Awards gave this the No.1:

Aerial Beach - Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa

It is, of course, Inchydoney strand – just a short drive from Clonakilty, Co. Cork.

Roll on the summer!