Tourism

Uproar over TripAdvisor’s 2018 Best Beaches Awards

TripAdvisor has been rustling some feathers in its latest awards list, dedicated to the World’s Best Beaches.

Did we say rustling some feathers?

We mean spraying sand on everyone around them.

‘But it’s just beaches, surely everyone can agree on a good beach,‘ you say.

Well, the list might surprise you as well.

While the winning beach is nothing short of screensaver-worthy, it’s a little down the list which has people confused.

But before we get stuck into the controversy, credit where credit’s due, so let’s reveal the top 10 beaches:

1. Grace Bay – Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

Steps at Grace Bay Beach in Turks and Caicos

2. Baia do Sancho – Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

Praia do Sancho at Fernando de Noronha

3. Varadero Beach – Varadero, Cuba

Cuban beach with sun lounger and palms

4. Eagle Beach – Palm – Eagle Beach, Aruba

panorama of Aruba Caribbean island

5. Seven Mile Beach – Seven Mile Beach, Cayman Islands

Caribbean: Dream Beach

6. La Concha Beach – San Sebastian – Donostia, Spain

Lifeguard tower at La Concha beach. San Sebastian. Basque country, Spain

7. Clearwater Beach – Clearwater, Florida

Clearwater Beach Welcome Sign

8. Seven Mile Beach – Negril, Jamaica

"Coast at Negril - popular tourist destination, Jamaica, See my other photos from Jamaica:"

9. Bavaro Beach – Bavaro, Dominican Republic

Beach in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

10. Playa Norte – Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Beautiful beach in Isla Mujeres, Mexico.

So now that that’s out of the way, let’s get down to the nitty-gritty of the list.

Ok, it’s not so much the nitty-gritty as it is one rant about the placement of Manly at number 16 on list, two spots behind the UK’s Bournemouth Beach.

Now, we’re not going to get into Manly being the top Aussie beach, because we could rant about that for an entire story.

No, it’s our loss to this beach:

Bournemouth Beach
Bournemouth Beach

Over this one:

Manly Beach
Manly Beach

There’s no point in taking this rant any further.

We’re not mad, we’re just really disappointed.



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