White­haven continues to im­press

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

WHITE­HAVEN Beach has taken out the top spot for best beach in the South Pa­cific in TripAd­vi­sor’s Trav­ellers’ Choice Awards for Beaches.

The beach on Whit­sun­day Is­land, fa­mous for its white, sil­ica sand, im­pressed in­ter­na­tional trav­ellers so much that it was also ranked fifth in the world.

Now in their sec­ond year, the TripAd­vi­sor Trav­ellers’ Choice Awards for Beaches recog­nise more than 322 beaches glob­ally, in­clud­ing the top lists for Aus­tralia, New Zealand, the South Pa­cific, Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, South Amer­ica, and the U.S.

In the global stakes, White­haven was beaten to the top spot by Baia do San­cho in Brazil, fol­lowed by Grace Bay in the Turks and Caicos, Fla­menco Beach in Puerto Rico and Rab­bit Beach in Italy, which came sec­ond, third and fourth re­spec­tively. In the South Pa­cific, White­haven reigned supreme, beat­ing Ex­mouth’s Turquoise Bay, Broome’s Ca­ble Beach and New Zealand’s Maun­ganui Beach to the num­ber one spot. It was also num­ber one in the top ten beaches of Aus­tralia list.

Whit­sun­days Mar­ket­ing and De­vel­op­ment Limited chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Da­nial Rochford said he was very ex­cited that White­haven Beach had taken out these top awards and was recog­nised as one of the best beaches in the world.

“I would like to thank all TripAd­vi­sor users who have re­viewed and rated White­haven Beach and our lo­cal tourism in­dus­try for al­low­ing trav­ellers to ex­pe­ri­ence the beauty and magic of Whit­sun­days whilst pre­serv­ing this nat­u­ral won­der at the same time,” he said.

NAT­U­RAL BEAUTY: White­haven Beach has been named among the world's best in TripAd­vi­sor's Trav­eller's Choice Awards. Photo: Tourism Queens­land

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