Move over, Caribbean: there’s a new best beach in town. And this time, it starts with a Portugal jet charter.

TripAdvisor’s results are in, and Europe is home to this year’s best beaches, according to the loyal reviewers who spent the last year traveling and rating beaches.

Without further ado, here are the top 10 beaches in the world according to TripAdvisor’s Traveller’s Choice Awards, plus information about how to charter a jet to these remote locations and where to stay while you soak up the sun.

1. Praia de Falésia – Olhos de Agua, Portugal

Topping TripAdvisor’s list is the venerable Praia de Falésia. This roughly four-mile beach stretches across the Algarve region along Portugal’s southern coast. As you walk, with your toes in the sand and the sun on your skin, you’re transported to a world of blue sea, blue sky, gold sand and copper cliffs.

When you book your Portugal jet charter to visit Praia de Falésia, your journey will begin at either Faro Airport—the main launching pad for most Algarve adventures—or Humberto Delgado Airport further north in Lisbon. However, for this journey, we recommend private flights to Faro.

Where to stay: EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel, Tivoli Marina Vilamoura, The Residences at Victoria, Vilalara Thalassa Resort

2. Spiaggia dei Conigli – Lampedusa, Italy

White sand beaches, beautiful turquoise waters and rocky cliffs—what’s not to love at Spiaggia dei Conigli? Located in Lampedusa in the Pelagie Islands, this beach is technically part of Sicily but is geographically closer to Malta, Libya and Tunisia. This isolated island in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea gives a whole new meaning to a luxury island retreat.

While it is accessible by boat, the best way to visit Spiaggia dei Conigli, or Rabbit Beach in English, is by a private jet charter to Lampedusa Airport. From there, it’s a less than 10-minute drive to this now-famous beach. 

Where to stay: Relais Isole del Sud, La Calandra Resort, Hotel Medusa

3. La Concha Beach – Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain

Looking for a beautiful beach right in the heart of a thriving city? La Concha Beach, situated on the shores of San Sebastián in the Bay of Biscay, is renowned for its promenade. Day or night, you’ll find this resort town buzzing with life.

Your journey by private jet to Spain begins at San Sebastián Airport just outside of town on the French border. From here, you’re free to explore the Basque region or head into the south of France to experience the flavors of nearby Bordeaux.

Where to stay: Hotel Maria Cristina, Hotel Villa Favorita, Hotel Akelarre, Villa Magalean Hotel & Spa

4. Kaanapali Beach – Lahaina, Hawaii

Tucked away on the west coast of the island of Maui, Kaanapali Beach is a must-visit for wildlife sightings and water sports thrill-seekers. Whether you’re whale watching, searching for majestic sea turtles, or just looking to experience Indigenous Hawaiian culture, Kaanapali and the island of Maui are sure to please.

A former capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom under King Kamehameha, Lahaina and the people of Hawaii suffered tragically during the August 2023 wildfires that swept through the island, leaving in its wake a devastating loss of lives, homes and history. While Lahaina itself remains closed to tourism, Kaanapali Beach and the rest of Maui are calling for tourism now more than ever.

When you book a Hawaii private jet charter to Kaanapali Beach, you’ll land at Kahului Airport on the north side of the island. Only a short drive away from the beach, Kahului is the perfect starting point and place to pick up your rental car or catch a ride arranged by our Trip Support Team to the resort of your choice.

Where to stay: Montage Kapalua Bay, The Westin Maui Resort and Spa in Kaanapali, Grand Wailea by Waldorf Astoria, Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea

5. Grace Bay Beach – Grace Bay, Turks and Caicos

If white sand has a soft spot in your heart and in between your toes, look no further than Grace Bay Beach in Turks and Caicos. Calm seas and clear waters make this the perfect destination for snorkeling and diving with sea turtles.

Located on the island of Providenciales, Grace Bay is only a short flight from Miami or anywhere in the southern United States. The best arrival point for your Caribbean jet charter flight is right in the heart of the island at Providenciales International Airport.

Where to stay: Seven Stars Resort and Spa, Grace Bay Club, The Regent Grand, Villa Renaissance

6. Anse Lazio – Praslin Island, Seychelles

The only African beach to make it on the list, Anse Lazio off the coast of East Africa in the Indian Ocean is a dream come true for beach lovers and well worth the trip. Greenery, rock formations, fresh fruit—Seychelles is perfect for your next tropical getaway.

Praslin Island Airport is the starting point of your Seychelles adventure and is only a short drive from Anse Lazio on the other side of this stunning island.

Where to stay: Constance Lemuria Praslin, Raffles Seychelles, Le Duc de Praslin

7. Manly Beach – Sydney, Australia

Earning the top spot in Oceania is Australia’s Manly Beach. Located just north of Sydney, this beautiful gold-sand beach is just minutes away from trendy cafes, shops and resorts. Like much of the Australian coastline, Manly Beach is perfect for both swimming and surfing.

Manly Beach’s convenient location near the New South Wales state capital makes Sydney International Airport the perfect airport for your private jet to Australia. From here, it’s only a scenic 30-minute drive past the famous Sydney Opera House to the beach.

Where to stay: Q Station Manly, The Sebel Manly Beach, Manly Pacific Sydney, Pier One Sydney Harbor

8. Eagle Beach – Palm-Eagle Beach, Aruba

Europe may have taken the top spots this year, but the Caribbean isn’t out of the water yet. Eagle Beach on the island of Aruba took the eighth spot on TripAdvisor’s list. Known for its spacious shorefront and beautiful white sand, it’s easy to see why this stunning beach is so popular among swimmers and snorkelers.

Conveniently located just down the road from Queen Beatrix International Airport, Aruba’s Eagle Beach is a great choice for a quick long weekend getaway.

Where to stay: Boardwalk Boutique Hotel, Barceló Aruba, Aruba Marriott Resort, Embassy Suites by Hilton

9. Siesta Beach – Siesta Key, Florida

The second U.S. destination to make it on TripAdvisor’s list, Siesta Beach is popular for catching rays and enjoying a day in the water with the family. This beautiful beach on the Gulf of Mexico sits comfortably between Tampa and Fort Myers, making it perfect for spring and fall swims.

Your Florida private jet charter journey to Siesta Beach and the Siesta Key begins at the Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport. Situated just 10 miles north of Siesta Key, SRQ is a popular choice for Siesta-bound travelers.

Where to stay: The Residences On Siesta Key Beach, The Resort at Longboat Key Club, The Ritz-Carlton in Sarasota, The Westin Sarasota

10. Varadero Beach – Varadero, Cuba

Rounding out TripAdvisor’s list of the 10 best beaches in the world is none other than Cuba’s Varadero Beach. This popular destination on the north coast of the island is only a short jet charter flight from Miami. However, traveling to Cuba as an American citizen isn’t as easy as visiting many of the other countries on this list.

According to the US Embassy in Cuba, travel for tourism is strictly prohibited. Authorized forms of travel include business, humanitarian aid, journalism and government-related activity, among others. If you need to visit Cuba for one of the approved reasons, please contact Stratos directly to learn more.

There you have it—the best 10 beaches in the world according to reviewers on TripAdvisor.

Ready to plan your vacation full of sun and sand? Give us a call at (888)593-9066 to get started.