Top 10 Beaches In The World, And Where To Stay, By DialAFlight
The Best Travel Deals For The Ultimate Beach Holiday
TripAdvisor has released its list of The Top Beach Destinations in the World from its Travellers’ Choice Awards 2012. The list is awash with secluded coves, crystal clear waters and the softest white-sand beaches to drool over. As such, tour operator DialAFlight has provided their pick of the very best hotels and discounted offers so you can enjoy any one of these top 10 dreamy beach destinations for the ultimate beach holiday. All the deals below must be booked before 25 September 2012.
1. Providenciales, Turks & Caicos
TripAdvisor says: What makes this little Caribbean island the travellers' Choice top beach destination for the second year in a row? Families love it for its un-crowded beaches at Taylor Bay and Grace Bay. Divers and snorkelers flock there to explore the bountiful barrier reef, including Smith's Reef and its ocean floor walk. And newlyweds find it a perfectly romantic place for a honeymoon.
DialAFlight says: Stay at the Beaches Turks & Caicos. Stay seven nights at Beaches Turks & Caicos for the ultimate all-inclusive family escape and save 30%. Starting from £2,485 per person for travel between 28 April and 26 June 2013, the price includes flights and a ‘Luxury Included’ package with delicious cuisine throughout the day, premium brand drinks as well as all ice creams and snacks for the kids. Kids can even have dinner with Elmo and his Sesame Street friends.
2. Palm/Eagle Beach, Aruba
TripAdvisor says: Inhabited since the year 1000, Aruba is an island rich in history and culture. Eagle Beach is an idyllic Caribbean beach, with white sands and turquoise waters, and is frequented by water sports enthusiasts. Palm Beach, on the island's west side, offers perfect swimming conditions and powdery sand. Those more concerned with conditions under the waves won't want to miss the wreck of the torpedoed tanker Pedernales, a popular diving site. Aruba is only 20 miles long, thus easily explored by bike or moped.
DialAFlight says: Stay at the Bucati Beach Resort & Spa. Stay seven nights at the five-star Bucati Beach Resort & Spa and save £100 per person. Starting from £1,399 per person for travel between 10 April and 30 June 2013, the price includes accommodation in a superior garden view room on a room only basis and flights.
3. Tulum, Mexico
TripAdvisor says: Tulum is relaxation and romance with an ancient angle. Guests can enjoy modern takes on traditional Mayan massage and spa treatments, or sunbathe on gorgeous Yucatan beaches within sight of well-preserved ancient ruins. A rare mix of beach, archaeology and village, Tulum is a romantic getaway like no other.
DialAFlight says: Stay at the Be Tulum Hotel. Stay seven nights at the super cool, boutique Be Tulum hotel and save £100 per person. Starting from £1,399 per person for travel from 1 February to 24 March 2013, the price includes accommodation in a jungle suite with daily breakfast and flights.
4. Negril, Jamaica
TripAdvisor says: Sure, you can leave the sunny sands in favour of a crocodile watch or horseback ride, but when the main strand is called Seven Mile Beach, it's clear what draws most visitors to Negril. Depending on how much sun you want, you're welcome to go topless or even sunbathe in the buff in some places.
DialAFlight says: Stay at the Couples Negril. Stay seven nights at the five-star Couples Negril resort and save over £200 per person. Starting from £1,599 per person for travel from 2 January to 20 March 2013, the price includes all-inclusive accommodation and flights.
5. Saint Pete Beach, Florida
TripAdvisor says: Sugary-white sand, dolphins frolicking just off shore and eight major barrier islands make St. Pete Beach a postcard-perfect seaside destination. Situated on a peninsula off Florida's west coast, it is an ideal place to experience the state's wild beauty and the magical golden rays of the Sunshine State.
DialAFlight say: Stay at the Loews Don Cesar Beach Resort. Stay seven nights at the Loews Don Cesar Beach Resort and save £50 per person. Starting from £1,169 per person for travel from 1 May to 23 June 2013, the price includes accommodation on a room only basis, car hire and flights.
6. Boracay, Philippines
TripAdvisor says: At only 4.5 miles long, Boracay is small enough to navigate by rented bicycle or motorbike. But don't let its small size fool you—you'll have several excellent beaches to choose from. Yapak Beach is known for beautiful white shells; White Beach has picture-perfect sunsets; and Balinghai Beach is a secluded spot, perfect for honeymooners. As long as you visit during dry season, you'll agree this is one of the best beach destinations in the world.
DialAFlight says: Stay at Fridays Boracay. Stay seven nights at the four-star Fridays Boracay and save £50 per person, plus receive a free lunch, dinner and one-hour aromatherapy massage per person per stay. Starting from £1,475 per person for travel from 1 September to 7 October 2012, the price includes accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis, flights and transfers.
7. Cancun, Mexico
TripAdvisor says: It’s not just for spring-breakers. Cancun, with its golden beaches and perfect climate, is the premiere coastal destination in Mexico. And while there is certainly a 365-day party available for college students, resorts cater well to families and to those seeking solitude. This Yucatan paradise is also the gateway to the ruins of Tulum and Chichén Itzá.
We say: Stay at Le Blanc Spa Resort. Stay seven nights at the five-star Le Blanc Spa Resort and save £100 per person. Starting from £1,675 per person for travel from 4 January to 25 March 2013, the price includes a royal deluxe room on an all-inclusive basis, flights, transfers plus US$1,500 resort credit per room.
8. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
TripAdvisor says: This is what Caribbean postcards are made of: 25 miles of white sand, swaying coconut trees and crystal-clear water. An affordable tropical getaway, Punta Cana is known for its many all-inclusive resorts. Long a getaway for European tourists, Americans are now catching on to this Dominican Republic hotspot.
DialAFlight says: Stay at Now Larimar Punta Cana Resort & Spa. Stay seven nights at the four-star Now Larimar Punta Cana Resort & Spa and save £80 per person. Starting from £999 per person for travel from 5 January to 25 March 2013, the price includes all-inclusive accommodation and flights.
9. Miami Beach, Florida
TripAdvisor says: At the shore in Miami Beach, visitors can swim, surf and jet ski in the warm and crystal-clear Atlantic waters. You can also nap on the white sands, work on a tan or simply watch the beautiful people, especially at South Beach, a favourite of models and celebrities.
DialAFlight says: Stay at Fontainebleau Miami. Stay five nights at the Fontainebleau Miami and save 10 per cent. Starting from £925 per person for travel from 1 to 23 June 2013, the price includes accommodation on a room only basis and flights.
10. Varadero, Cuba
TripAdvisor says: Cuba's top beach destination sits on a 13-mile-long peninsula with powder soft sands lapped by waters of the Kawama Channel. Resort hotels teem along the shore that U.S. celebrities and gangsters, including Al Capone, discovered in the 1920s. Sip a refreshing mojito to cool off from an all-day beach-baking session or deep sea fishing excursion.
DialAFlight says: Stay at the Iberostar Varadero. Stay seven nights at the five-star Iberostar Varadero and save £50 per person. Starting from £1,299 per person for travel from 5 January to 20 March 2013, the price includes accommodation on an all-inclusive basis, flights and transfers.
Call DialAFlight to book on 0844 556 6060, or visit www.dialaflight.com.