The top 10 most amazing beaches in Italy and in the World

Let's discover the 2016 “TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Beaches Awards”!

Today we decided to sail against the wind and – as weather forecasts are grim throughout Italy all week – try and fly with our imagination to the summer and the beautiful beaches that we all love. TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site, enabling travelers to plan and book the perfect trip, announced the winners of its Traveller's Choice Awards for Beaches. This year’s awards honor 343 beaches including the top 25 in the world and lists for Africa, Asia, Australia, Caribbean, Central America, Europe, South America, the South Pacific, the U.K. and the U.S. Traveller's Choice Award-winning beaches were determined based on the quantity and quality of traveler reviews and ratings for beaches on TripAdvisor gathered over a 12-month period.


With 5 locations rated in the top 10, Sardinia beats Sicily. In the Traveller's Choice 2016 the beautiful Rabbit Beach in Lampedusa is no longer in first place and drops to fourth. Talking about changes, compared with the last year, Cala Goloritze enters in the list and Carpiccioli (Arzachena) exits. Sardinia remains the undisputed queen of the crystal clear waters, with 5 beaches awarded in the provinces of Cagliari, Sassari and Ogliastra. Except for the Ligurian beach Silence Bay the remaining ones are located in the Italian southern regions: two in Sicily, one in Calabria and one in Salento (Apulia).

The top 10 Italian beaches rewarded with 2016 TripAdvisor Traveller's Choice Beaches Awards offer a range of activities for both party animals and relaxation seekers. Let's discover them together!

1. Cala Mariolu, Baunei (Ogliastra), Sardiniacala mariolu
2. La Pelosa, Stintino (Sassari), Sardiniala pelosa
3. Tropea Beach, Tropea (Vibo Valentia), Calabriaspiaggia di tropea
4. Rabbit beach, Lampedusa (Agrigento), Sicilyspiaggia dei conigli
5. Cala Rossa, Favignana (Trapani) Sicilycala rossa
6. Cala Goloritze, Baunei, (Ogliastra), Sardiniacala goloritze
7. Silence bay, Sestri Levante (Genova), Liguriabaia del silenzio
8. Porto Selvaggio Beach, Nardò (Lecce), Apuliaspiaggia porto selvaggio
9. La Cinta Beach, San Teodoro (Olbia-Tempio), Sardiniala cinta
10. Porto Giunco Beach, Villasimius (Cagliari), SardiniaPorto Giunco


After two years at the top of TripAdvisor's rankings of the world's best beaches, Baia do Sancho in Fernando de Noronha, Brazil, has been edged out by a sweeping crescent of sand on the north shore of the island of Providenciales in Turks and Caicos. In the 2016 Traveller's Choice reviews, the Caribbean idyllic white and crystal clear expanses lead once again, but if you want to escape to nearby paradises there is also an European beach. Here are the winners!

1. Grace Bay, Providenciales, Turks and CaicosGrace Bay
2. Baia do Sancho, Fernando de Noronha, BrazilBaia do Sancho
3. Playa Paraiso, Cayo Largo, CubaPlaya Paraiso
4. Anse Lazio, Praslin Island, SeychellesAnse lazio
5. Cayo de Agua, Los Roques National Park, Venezuela
Cayo de agua
6. Flamenco Beach, Culebra, Puerto RicoFlamenco Beach
7. Playa de Ses Illetes, Formentera, Spain
Playa de ses Illetes
8. Ngapali Beach, Ngapali, MyanmarNgapali Beach
9. West Bay Beach, Bay Islands, HondurasWest Bay Beach
10. Nacpan Beach, El Nido, PhilippinesNacpan Beach

We know travelers around the globe love sun and sand vacations, so we’ve tapped the TripAdvisor community to help us identify the world’s best beaches” said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor. “The 2016 Travellers’ Choice Beaches Award-winners will inspire many to book their next getaway, knowing that these beautiful spots are the very best from the TripAdvisor global community!” And for those planning a getaway to a Traveller’s Choice Award-winning beach, TripAdvisor has identified nearby value hotels and vacation rentals that will help travelers plan and book their magical fun in the sun!