Top Beach Destinations in the World

Top Beach Destinations of the World (World Travel Awards)

Swimming, sunbathing and a good all-you-can-eat buffet… For millions of people, this is more than enough for a refreshing holiday, which is the reason why beach destinations are still among the most popular places preferred by tourists.

While we’re busy planning our next holiday throughout the year, “World Travel Awards” keep on selecting “the bests” of a variety of aspects of travel&tourism. WTA has been working to do that since 1993 and they’ve been doing so quite meticulously, evaluating over 500,000 votes given by tourism professionals and consumers each year.

The areas that WTA evaluates are practically countless, list goes from the best airlines (separate categories for economy and business classes) to the best hotel suite in the world. In between, there are tens of other categories.

Well, the summer in the northern hemisphere is coming to an end these days, and to save you the burden, we have gathered the award winning beach destinations of 2014 from WTA’s website, in case you might want to plan your holiday accordingly next year. So without further ado, here are the best beach destinations in the world, broken down into regions [1].

Just as a final paranthesis, if you are interested in different colored sand beaches and how they are formed, just click on the link!

AFRICA – Diani Beach, Kenya

Diani Beach, Kenya
Diani Beach, Kenya

Located near the Kwale County of Kenya, the 10 kilometers (6 miles) long Diani Beach is awarded the best beach destination of Africa by WTA.

CENTRAL AMERICA – Cancun, Mexico

Cancun, Mexico
Cancun, Mexico

On the northeast coast of Yucatán Peninsula, Cancun has been a rising beach destination for a huge number tourists in the recent years, and this year, it’s been selected as the best one in Central America.

EUROPE – Corfu, Greece

Corfu, Greece
Corfu, Greece

Also the birthplace of Phillip Mountbatten (a.k.a. the Duke of Edinburgh, husband of the Queen Elizabeth II), Corfu outranks all the other beach destinations in Europe.

INDIAN OCEAN – Maldives

Maldives
Maldives

Composed of 1200 islands, 281 of which are inhabited, Maldives become the top beach destination of the Indian Ocean in 2014.

MIDDLE EAST – Saadiyat Beach, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Saadiyat Beach, United Arab Emirates
Saadiyat Beach, United Arab Emirates

Home to the world’s first Monte-Carlo Beach club outside of Monaco, Saadiyat Beach is the best beach destination of the Middle East according to WTA voters.

SOUTH AMERICA – San Andres Island, Colombia

San Andres Island, Colombia
San Andres Island, Colombia

The coral island of San Andres in Colombia with its coconut palms and trees as tall as 20 meters (66 ft) becomes the top beach destination in South America in 2014.

So here are the best beach destinations in the world… What is your favorite one? Please leave comments…

References

  1. http://www.worldtravelawards.com/winners2014-3

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  1. 17 September 2014  02:30 by amina gomaa Reply

    nice beacches but you forgot the north coast of egypt u can check photos of this coast on my facebook page

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