Easter Island coast is virtually nothing but rocky cliffs, but nature gave us one sandy exception – Anakena. This beautiful gem has just been voted one of the best beaches this planet has to offer by millions of users of the world’s biggest travel review website – TripAdvisor.
Among 25 of the most highly ranked beaches, Anakena ended up at number 16. This beach has a true natural beauty, palm trees decorating the landscape and giving shade during hot days, and cosy, typical restaurants with excellent food and drinks. Though, what surely also helped to reach this list are the ancient moai statues standing in the sand, constantly reminding us of the impressive human achievements that took place in this historical location.
The list is the so called Traveler’s Choice Awards 2017, and was generated by millions of travelers voting for all of the world’s beaches during the whole year of 2016.
Below is the full list of the 25 most highly ranked beaches.
|1||Baia do Sancho||Fernando de Noronha, Brazil|
|2||Grace Bay||Providenciales, Turks and Caicos|
|4||Playa Paraiso||Cayo Largo, Cuba|
|5||Siesta Beach||Siesta Key, Florida|
|6||La concha Beach||San Sebastian – Donostia, Spain|
|7||Playa Norte||Isla Mujeres|
|8||Radhanagar Beach||Havelock Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands|
|9||Elafonissi Beach||Elafonissi, Greece|
|10||Tortuga Bay||Galapagos, Ecuador|
|11||Anse Lazio||Praslin Island, Seychelles|
|12||Seven Mile Beach||Grand Cayman|
|13||Flamenco Beach||Culebra, Puerto Rico|
|14||Bavaro Beach||Puna Cana, Dominican Republic|
|15||Seven Mile Beach||Negril, Jamaica|
|16||Anakena||Easter Island, Chile|
|17||Whitehaven Beach||Whitsunday Island, Whitsunday Islands|
|18||La Cote des Basques||Biarritz, France|
|19||Fig Tree Bay||Protaras, Cyprus|
|20||West Bay Beach||West Bay, Honduras|
|21||Camp’s Bay Beach||Camp’s Bay, South Africa|
|22||Praia de Santa Maria||Santa Maria, Cape Verde|
|23||Playa Manuel Antonio||Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica|
|24||White Beach||Boracay, Aklan Province|
|25||Ngapali Beach||Ngapali, Myanmar|