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World’s best beach resorts

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World's Best BeachesTravel website TripAdvisor has ranked the resort island of Boracay as the world’s second best beach resort in the world, next only to the Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos Islands.  Winners have been determined based on the most highly rated destinations by members of TripAdvisor.

Boracay was the top of the three choices in Asia that made it to the top 25 destinations worldwide. It bested other popular resorts in the Maldives in the Indian Ocean and Koh Phangan in Thailand.  Boracay was cited for its pristine white-sand beaches and picture-perfect sunsets. "At only 7.25 kilometres long, Boracay is small enough to navigate by rented bicycle or motorbike. But don’t let its small size fool you -- you’ll have several excellent beaches to choose from," a review at TripAdvisor said.

Providenciales at the Caribbean topped the global list with its "white-sand beaches, calm clear water and a bountiful barrier reef."  Others in the list of top five best beach resorts are Palm Eagle/Beach in Aruba, Negril in Jamaica and Tulum in Mexico. 

Myrtle Beach in South Carolina and Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman ranked sixth and seventh, respectively.  Other highly rated beach destinations are Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic, Cape May in New Jersey and Santa Teresa in Costa Rica.