For the second year in a row, an online community of millions of travelers has made Providenciales the number one beach destination in the Trip Advisor Traveler’s Choice Top 25 Beach Destinations. The majestic powdery white sandy beaches, such as our own Grace Bay, that surround the island were one of the top reasons for Provo’s first-place ranking in 2012.
Provo’s little-visited barrier reefs are also magnets for vacationers who want to experience in diving and snorkeling. Newlyweds also found Provo and Grace Bay to be romantic destination-wedding location, and a perfect honeymoon spot.
Apart from the beaches, the island’s charm lies in its rugged hills and ridges, which are carpeted with prickly pear cactus and scrub. The trump card, however, remains the world class diving: miles and miles of coral reefs are close to shore and the island is close to a common migration route for the Humpback whale. Providenciales is surrounded by uninhabited cays that are easily reached by chartered boat or excursion.
Award winners were determined based on the most highly rated beach destinations by travelers in TripAdvisor reviews. Unlike any other awards or rankings, TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice winners are based on millions of reviews from travelers around the world, and TripAdvisor manages a variety of websites that make up the largest travel community in the world, with, according to the company, more than 50 million unique monthly visitors, and over 60 million reviews.
So you can’t argue with that! We’re number 1!!!
Here’s a full list of the Travellers’ Choice award-winning world beach destinations – including all the destinations Providenciales beat out!
1. Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
2. Palm/Eagle Beach, Aruba
3. Tulum, Mexico
4. Negril, Jamaica
5. Saint Pete Beach, Florida
6. Boracay, Philippines
7. Cancun, Mexico
8. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
9. Miami/Miami Beach, Florida
10. Varadero, Cuba
The Sands at Grace Bay is a Caribbean resort located in the heart of a beach destination that is recognized as the best in the world.