Relax On The World’s Best Beaches

March 22, 2014bayley

TripAdvisor have revealed the Travellers’ Choice Top Beaches Worldwide for 2014, honouring the world’s most pristine stretches of beach, which look as if they have been pulled straight out of the brochure! Each beach earned it’s spot on the list based on the reviews of countless holidaymakers just like you.

The great news is that five of the best can be found right here with us! Read on to find out where to stay, enabling you to set foot on these wonders of white sand stretches!

Grace Bay – Providenciales, Turks & Caicos

This photo of Grace Bay is courtesy of TripAdvisor

Powder-soft white sand bordering beautiful turquoise water, graduating to purple on the horizon. Simply amazing! This gorgeous long beach is superb for morning walks or runs and also offer spectacular opportunities to snorkel along the reef, where it is easy to spot reef sharks and sting rays among other beautiful reef fish. Grace Bay beach is the benchmark of comparison for all beaches!

Hotel Top Pick: Beaches Turks and Caicos from only £3,494pp
Trip Advisor Traveller’s Choice Award Winner 2014

Beaches Turks & Caicos is your very own fantasy come to life. Set on one of the most glorious beaches on the globe, twelve pristine miles of white sand, overlooking water of a thousand turquoise hues, this spot enchants with its unspoiled, mythical beauty.

Highlights:

•  4 poster king size beds – sweet dreams are part of every vacation.

•  A plethora of gourmet dining options – Beaches gives you infinite ways to have a ball!

•  4 wonderfully themed villages, each wrapped in a distinct atmosphere of either romantic Europe or chilled out Caribbean.

 

Anse Lazio – Praslin Island, Seychelles

This photo of Anse Lazio is courtesy of TripAdvisor

Anse Lazio beach is a breathtaking wonder of natural beauty, boasting beautiful white sand, clear turquoise water and a sheltered cove, ideal for snorkelling. It would be extremely difficult to decide whether you want to sunbathe on the sand or enjoy the clean, pristine waters! Its the perfect place to take idyllic postcard-perfect pictures to make everyone at home green with envy. Simply a piece of heaven!

Hotel Top Pick: Constance Lemuria Resort from only £0pp

Breathtaking beaches meet your gaze at this exquisitely located and gracious resort which blends harmoniously into the tranquil landscape on the impossibly beautiful island of Praslin.

Highlights:

•  The three tier swimming pool cascading from the central building, set among natural boulders.

•  Lemuria 18-Hole Championship Golf Course, offering a great challenge to all levels of players.

•  The Shiseido Spa – A place of exceptional beauty and comfort.

 

Playa Norte – Isla Mujeres, Mexico

This photo of Playa Norte is courtesy of TripAdvisor

Playa Norte offers a relaxed, casual vibe to complement the perfect white sand and endless warm, shallow water. Many visitors describe it as heaven on earth, where you can walk along the beach, lounge on the soft white sands, or wade through the calm waters. It’s this latter point that makes Playa Norte a perfect place to bring the family, as the water is shallow enough to walk many feet out without worrying about large waves or currents. Don’t forget to bring a piece of bread to feed the fish near the bridge – you will end swimming with hundreds of fish!

Hotel Top Pick: Isla Mujeres Palace from only £0pp

Isla Mujeres (Island of Women) with its scenic views, tranquil beaches, marine parks, and sculptured cliffs, is nature at its best. Come to discover the charm of Isla Mujeres Palace with its modern facilities and high-end amenities.

Highlights:

•  Fine dining at the Azul Restaurant with no exclusions.

•  Visit a section of the world’s second largest coral reef system on a snorkelling tour.

•  A huge array of energizing sport activities and relaxing spa services.

 

Eagle Beach – Palm Eagle, Aruba

This photo of Eagle Beach is courtesy of TripAdvisor

A great many visitors rate Eagle Beach as the most beautiful in Aruba. The highlights of this stunning beach include crystal clear water, beautiful white sand and supreme cleanliness. Mix these delightful ingredients with the breathtaking sunsets and the picture-perfect beach, and the calmness you feel here instantly relaxes you. This is a very long beach, so long romantic walks in the sand is a must for all couples.

Hotel Top Pick: Occidental Grand Aruba from only £2,167pp

Just miles from the capital of Oranjestad, the beautiful Cunucu countryside and the international airport, the resort is a Caribbean oasis of relaxation and delight. Gentle Caribbean breezes carry your worries away as you dine on the outdoor terrace or spend a warm afternoon exploring nearby towns where museums and watering holes provide hidden glimpses into local culture and life.

Highlights:

•  Bask in the sun with an exotic cocktail by the breathtaking free-form rock pool.

•  An extensive collection of exquisite restaurants and bars, offering culinary delights from all four corners of the globe.

•  Tempt the fates with a lucky night at the casino.

 

Bavaro Beach – Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

This photo of Bavaro Beach is courtesy of TripAdvisor

Bavaro Beach is renowned for being very clean and spacious. Warm tropical water laps at your feet as you stroll for several miles along the beautiful white sand. Just make sure you remember where your resort is, as you can wander a long distance along this wonderful coconut tree lined beach without realising! A plethora of activities are on display as you saunter along, including people creating sand sculptures and dancing, all with a pleasant Caribbean breeze to ensure you do not become too warm as you pause to appreciate the sights and sounds.

Hotel Top Pick: Excellence Punta Cana from only £1,168pp

This is the romantic getaway you’ve always imagined. Excellence Punta Cana surrounds you with all-inclusive luxury. Nestled among palm groves on an endless Caribbean white-sand beach, Punta Cana is an adults only resort where everything is taken care of and nothing is left to chance. Create those moments of bliss you dream of…

Highlights:

•  4 poster king beds – finely appointed with superior linens.

•  An exceptional array of beach, water, court and live music activities all included.

•  The Miile Spa – blends traditional local elements with the most sophisticated beauty techniques and pairs them with an elite spa concierge, offering meticulous service.

 

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By Ben Farbrother

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