Families, take note! If you are planning a beach vacation soon, be sure to check out the results of the latest Traveler’s Choice awards. TripAdvisor announced the winner’s of their 2011 Travelers’ Choice® Beaches awards a couple of days ago, listing the top beach spots in Canada, the South Pacific, Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America.
Just like their best in family destinations awards, each winner was determined based on millions of unbiased reviews and opinions from travelers around the world.
This year, 68% of Americans are planning on taking a beach vacation in 2011, according to a recent TripAdvisor survey. In addition, fifty-four percent are planning a trip to a U.S. beach destination and 26% are planning a beach trip to the Caribbean or Mexico in 2011.
The beauty about beach vacations, is they are PERFECT for babies and little ones. Who doesn’t like building sand castles and playing in the ocean?
Without further adieu, here are the choices for Top 25 Beaches In The World. I’ve got to say, I’m in complete agreement with choice #1 ;).
Travelers’ Choice Beaches Award-winning World Beach Destinations:
1. Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
2. Boracay, Philippines
3. Palm/Eagle Beach, Aruba
4. Negril, Jamaica
5. Tulum, Mexico
6. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
7. Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman
8. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
9. Cape May, New Jersey
10. Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
There are some amazing beaches in the United States as well! The great thing about traveling within the country – or to the USA if you are Canadian – is flights are usually cheaper and the destinations are easier to reach as opposed to heading to Caribbean or International locations. If you or your family are looking to stick to North American travel this year, here is the ‘best’ in U.S. Beach Destinations!
Travelers’ Choice Beaches Award-winning U.S. Beach Destinations:
1. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
2. Cape May, New Jersey
3. Panama City Beach, Florida
4. Miami Beach, Florida
5. Sanibel Island, Florida
6. Clearwater, Florida
7. Honolulu, Hawaii
8. Captiva Island, Florida
9. Poipu, Hawaii
10. Siesta Key, Florida
For the complete 2011 Travelers’ Choice Beaches lists, please visit TripAdvisor.