Wednesday, 21 March 2012

TripAdvisor announces India’s top beaches with Travellers’ choice beach destinations awards

  • Awards based on reviews and opinions from millions of travellers across the globe
  • 8 out of India’s Top 10 beaches are Goan
  • Candolim ranked No. 7 in Asia’s Best Beaches

TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site today announced the winners of its 2012 Travellers’ Choice® Beach Destination Awards. Running in its second edition globally, the annual awards are based on the millions of valuable reviews and opinions from travellers across India and the world. The awards recognise the best beach locations around the world.
With 8 beaches in the India list, Goa has claimed more than half of the top 10 spots and is crowned India’s best beach destination. The domestic winner Candolim is also ranked No. 7 in Asia’s list of Top 10 beaches.
"Commenting on the significance of awards, Nikhil Ganju, Country Manager of TripAdvisor, India says, “These awards recognise world’s best beach destinations, according to those who really matter - travellers themselves. The list has plethora of options for travellers who are looking for a quick weekend getaway nearby or that perfect tropical retreat in a different country.”

Winning Beaches of 2012: India List
  • Candolim, Goa
  • Havelock Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
  • Canacona, Goa
  • Salcette, Goa
  • Cavelossim, Goa
  • Varca, Goa
  • Varkala, Kerala
  • Benaulim, Goa
  • Baga, Goa
  • Calangute, Goa

Winning Beaches of 2012: World List
  • Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
  • Palm/Eagle Beach, Aruba
  • Tulum, Mexico
  • Negril, Jamaica
  • Saint Pete Beach, Florida
  • Boracay, Philippines
  • Cancun, Mexico
  • Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
  • Miami Beach, Florida
  • Varadero, Cuba

The complete list of 2012 Travelers’ Choice Beach Destinations can be found at:

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