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(CNN) Laying out on the best beach in the world won’t be easy. Baía do Sancho can only be reached by boat or via stairs that descend steep cliffs to the golden sands below.
The beach is located on Fernando de Noronha, an archipelago about 220 miles (354 kilometers) off the coast of mainland Brazil, part of the country’s Pernambuco state. Visitors to the islands arrive by plane or boat.
Getting there takes some effort, but what awaits industrious travelers is well worth the effort, according to a new Tripadvisor rating. Baía do Sancho is the best stretch of coastline in the world for 2023, according to travel site’s annual list The best beaches in the worldwhich was released on Tuesday.
last yearBaía do Sancho was No. 7 on the list.
The list of beaches is part of Tripadvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Awards, which are determined based on millions of reviews submitted by travelers over the course of 2022.
Tripadvisor considers the quality and quantity of reviews when determining ratings.
The rest is better
The Caribbean has three spots on the 2023 top ten list, including No. 2 Eagle Beach in Aruba, No. 5 Grace Bay Beach in Turks and Caicos, and No. 9 Varadero Beach in Cuba. Last year, Grace Bay and Varadero beaches ranked first and second, respectively. Eagle Beach ranked fifth in 2022.
The top ten list also includes one beach in the US—Maui’s Ka’anapali Beach at #10. The beach ranks first on a separate Tripadvisor list of Top 10 US Beaches for 2023. Ka’anapali didn’t make the top ten on the global list in 2022 and was No. 17 on the US list last year.
Located on the island’s western shore, Ka’anapali features three miles of white sand and a popular cliff-diving ritual at Puʻu Kekaʻa, or Black Rock. Every evening at sunset, a diver lights torches along the cliff which is then plunged from the rock in a re-enactment of Maui’s King Kahekili.
While Kaanapali Beach was the only beach to enter the world’s top 10, two more US beaches followed suit at No. 11 and 12: Siesta Beach in Siesta Key, Florida, and Jekyll Island, Driftwood, Georgia. Maggin’s Bay in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands also made the top 25 list at #24.
Europe has three beaches in the top 10 list for 2023 – Reynisfjara Beach in Vik, Iceland, at No. 4, Praia da Falésia in Olhos de Agua, Portugal, at No. 6, and Italy’s Spiaggia dei Conigli at No. 8. Only one of them featured All three in the top ten for 2022 – Spiaggia dei Conigli in Sicily was number 10 in 2022.
The white crescent and shallow turquoise waters of Spiaggia dei Conigli on the Sicilian island of Lampedusa contrast sharply with the black sands, deep blue waters, and stunning geometric basalt column formations of Reynisfjara Beach, featured in “Game of Thrones.”
Tripadvisor notes that some options that don’t fall into the hot and sunny beaches category are included in the list.
“Whether you’re looking to wear a windbreaker or a bathing suit, our list has something for a wide range of travelers—and might convince even the most ardent beach skeptic to cuddle up for some time on the sand,” said Sarah Firchen, editor-in-chief at Tripadvisor, in a press release. .
Australia gets one slot in the top ten, with No. 3 Cable Beach in Broome, located in Western Australia’s Kimberley region. One of the most prom Required experiences It is a sunset camel ride along a 14-mile (22-kilometer) stretch of Indian Ocean coast. Cable Beach was No. 11 on the world list last year.
No. 7 Radhanagar Beach on Havelock Island (Swarag Dweep) in the Andamans represents India on the list. The beach drops one spot from sixth in 2022.
Here are the top 10 beaches around the world and in the United States. for the top 25 in both categories, as well as other regional lists, Check out the best of the best from Tripadvisor.
The world’s 10 best beaches for 2023, according to Tripadvisor
1. Sancho Bay – Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
2. Eagle Beach Aruba, the Caribbean
3. cable beach Broome, Australia
4. Reynisfjara Beach Vic, Iceland
5. Grace Bay Beach – Turks and Caicos Islands and the Caribbean
6. Praia da Falesia – Olhos de Agua, Portugal
7. Radha Nagar Beach Havelock Island, India
8. Bunny Beach – Sicily, Italy
9. Varadero beach – Cuba and the Caribbean
10. Kaanapali Beach – Maui, Hawaii
The 10 best beaches in the United States for 2023, according to Tripadvisor
Tripadvisor has a separate list dedicated to US beaches.
In the United States, Hawaii had the strongest showing with three beaches in the top ten, while Florida and California each had two. Beaches in Georgia, Oregon, and Maine were also in the top 10 on Tripadvisor.
1. Kaanapali Beach – Maui, Hawaii
2. Siesta Beach – Siesta Key, Florida
3. Driftwood Beach Jekyll Island, Georgia
4. Hanalei Beach – Kauai, Hawaii
5. Beach Park Resort – Maui, Hawaii
6. Henderson Beach State Park Destin, Florida
7. Cannon Beach – Cannon Beach, Oregon
8. Coronado Beach Coronado, California
9. Ogunquit Beach – Ogunquit, Maine
10. La Jolla Cove La Jolla, California.
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