Beach with incredible golden sand corridor surrounded by the turquoise sea, with a double row of palm trees in the center and a restaurant in the background

After much (and still ongoing) debate, the "Best Beaches In" team has come up with the World's Top 30 beach list below. The criteria are reasonable access and travel costs, activities, amenities, safety, accommodation disponibility, awesomeness and unashamed personal fancy. There are white, black, salt & pepper or pink sand beaches, some are good for surfing, other for underwater activities, some are bioluminescent at night, and quite a few are good for all the aforementioned; they are all tropical or equatorial, not that we don't acknowledge the beauty of many beaches in less fortunate climates, it's just that we don't like feeling cold...

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