TripAdvisor Announces 2013 Travellers’ Choice Beaches Awards


TripAdvisor Announces 2013 Travellers’ Choice Beaches Awards

TripAdvisor™, the world’s largest travel site*, recently announced the winners of its 2013 Travellers’ Choice Beaches Awards. Based entirely on feedback from millions of TripAdvisor travellers, 276 winning beaches were named around the world. Dedicated lists highlight travellers’ favourite beaches in Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Central America, Europe, Middle East, the U.S., and more.


“For those planning their summer holidays, or just looking for a weekend escape by the sea, take inspiration from TripAdvisor travellers that have visited these beaches and given them the highest levels of praise,” said Barbara Messing, Chief Marketing Officer for TripAdvisor. “These beaches provide some of the finest spots around the globe whether you’re looking for sun, sand, water activities or just magical coastlines.”


Suraphon Svetasreni, Governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), said, “The best thing about Thai beaches is that no two are alike. Whether you’re a sports-oriented thrill seeker or a photography fan of stunning sunsets, there is always something to capture your interest. The TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards prove that our beaches remain a hit with tourists worldwide.”


Top 10 Beaches in Thailand:

  1. Rai Le Beach, Krabi
  2. Phra Nang Beach, Krabi
  3. Nai Han Beach, Karon, Phuket
  4. Kata Beach, Kathu, Phuket
  5. Lamai Beach, Ko Samui, SuratThani
  6. Long Beach, Ko Lanta, Krabi
  7. Kamala Beach, Phuket
  8. Freedom Beach, Patong, Phuket
  9. Salad Beach, Ko Phangan, SuratThani
  10. Nai Yang Beach, Phuket


Top 10 Beaches in Asia:

  1. White Beach, Boracay, Visayas, Philippines
  2. Agonda Beach, Goa, India
  3. Rai Le Beach, Krabi, Thailand
  4. Radhanagar Beach, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India
  5. Phra Nang Beach, Krabi, Thailand
  6.  Nai Han Beach, Phuket, Thailand
  7. Cavelossim Beach, Goa, India
  8. Otres Beach, Sihanoukville, Cambodia
  9. Secret Lagoon Beach, Mimaropa, Philippines
  10.  Yapak Beach, Boracay, Visayas, Philippines


For the complete list of winners from the 2013 Travellers’ Choice Beaches Awards, more reviews and candid traveller photos, go to


To see the best hotels for luxury, service and more, as honoured in TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards for Hotels from January, go to