Mar 02, 2017
By Chris Robinson
TripAdvisor has released its Travellers’ Choice Awards for Top Beaches of the World in 2017. Four out of the top five have been covered on past Travel Shows!
Coming in at number five is Siesta Beach on Siesta Key, part of a chain of offshore islands lining Florida’s Gulf Coast. Fourth is Playa Paraiso on Cayo Largo off the coast of Cuba that’s picture perfect in every way. Eagle Beach on the southern Caribbean hot spot of Aruba is number three on the chart – I was enthusing about this gorgeous beach a few months ago when we covered this destination. Runner up this year is Grace Bay on the island of Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos Islands where the water is every shade of blue and green imaginable. I wonder if anyone has ever thought about asking the people down there if they’d like to become a Canadian Province?
The one beach on this list that we have never covered on the Travel Show is the number one in the world this year: Baia do Sancho in Fernando de Noronha in Brazil. Where is this? Well, it’s a little out of the way, to say the least. It lies nearly 400 kilometres off the coast of Brazil in a remote archipelago that is only just coming on to the tourism radar. Once there, you need to descend an iron ladder in a chasm in the cliff side to reach a crazy-beautiful crescent of red sand bordering a dazzling blue water bay in paradise…