This Tiny Island Nation's Beaches Were Just Named the Best in the World for 2024

Let's go have a beach day in Fiji ASAP.

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Any day on the beach is a great day. But there is one way to make it better — spending the day at the best beach in the entire world.

US News and World Report released its list of the Best Beaches in the World for 2024. To come to its conclusion of which sandy patch of earth is the best, the experts at US News and World Report ranked the beaches on a variety of factors, including its User Score, which accounts for 50% of the ranking and is based on votes by the public, and the Editors Score, which accounts for the other 50%. For the Editors Score, the team behind the list ranks spots based on the local sights, culture, people, food, nightlife, adventure, accessibility, and more, then averages those categories to give it a score.

After plugging in all the data, US News and World Report named Fiji as the place with the best beaches on Earth.

“With its turquoise waters, glittering sands, and luxe resorts, Fiji is similar to many other tropical getaways. Likewise, the set of 333 islands caters to lovebirds of all kinds. Plus, adventure-seekers, like surfers and divers, appreciate the archipelago's quality waves and coral reefs,” the rankings page reads. “But Fiji differs from other island destinations in its otherworldliness. Since it's more than 1,300 miles from New Zealand's North Island in the South Pacific Ocean, Fiji affords you the delectable feeling of seclusion. You'll be as far from reality as possible when you're sipping Fiji Bitter beer and watching the sun dip below the horizon.”

The best news is there are also plenty of fantastic hotels in Fiji that come with their own private stretches of beach, making it possible to feel somehow even more secluded than you already do.

Joining Fiji in the top 10 spots is another island spot, the Turks & Caicos in the No. 2 spot, followed by the Bahamas in third, Bora Bora, and the Maldives in fourth and fifth. And if you can’t tell, this list really loves crystal clear waters and white sandy beaches. That trend continues with Mauritius in the sixth spot followed by the Whitsunday Islands, Maui, Tahiti, and Phuket rounding out the top 10.

See the entire list of the World’s Best Beaches at

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