The summer's unmissable beaches unveiled
Thursday 30 June 2011
If you're looking for the hippest beach in the world right now, luxury beach vacation guide Beach Tomato has come up with some suggestions for the summer.
The agency announced the winners of the Beach Tomato awards June 28, selected by a panel of travel, fashion and beauty journalists, and named Baisha Beach in Taiwan the best beach in the world.
"You will be hard pushed to find a more idyllic slice of beach life," says the site of Baisha Beach, which sits within Taiwan's Kenting National Park.
"Its remoteness and location in a beautiful national park gives you that sense of 'my own discovery' that we all love to feel when we set foot on a beach."
For the revelers who prefer a night out to a national park, the best beach to head to is La Barra in Uruguay, described as having "a rolling calendar of pool parties and frolicking festivals, all of which blasts off in spectacular fashion on New Year's Eve."
In the People's Choice categories, which were selected by over 50,000 readers of Beach Tomato, Jamaica took an award for best island, beating competition from the likes of Maui in Hawaii, Isla Mujeres in Mexico, Spain's Ibiza, Zanzibar in Tanzania, Lombok in Indonesia and Heron Island in Australia's Whitsunday Islands.
In an attempt to differentiate itself from the plethora of other destination awards out there, Beach Tomato also selected some of its favorite beach accessories.
The best sunscreen, said the site, is Clarins Sun Wrinkle Control Cream for Face, while Sisley Intensive Anti-cellulite Contouring Care was voted best beach prep and Moroccanoil Oil Treatment was judged best hair product.
And if, for whatever reason, there is no beach holiday in store for you this year - the best self tan is St Tropez Naturals?, apparently.
Best party - La Barra, Uruguay
Beast urban - Newport Beach, Orange County USA
Best kept secret (until now) - Baisha Beach, Taiwan
For the water - Simos Beach, Elafornissos, Greece
Headspace - Anakena Beach, Easter Island
Best overall beach - Baisha Beach, Taiwan? ?
Best women’s swimwear - Mara Hoffman
Best men’s swimwear - Orlebar Brown
Best sunglasses - Retro Super Future
Best new swimwear label - We Are Handsome?
Best sunscreen - Clarins Sun Wrinkle Control Cream for Face
Best hair product - Moroccanoil Oil Treatment
Best beach prep - Sisley Intensive Anti-cellulite Contouring Care
Best self tan - St Tropez Naturals? ?
The Independent travel offers: Discover a world of inspiring destinations
- 1 Which country would be hardest to invade?
- 2 The man who filmed the Freddie Gray video has been arrested at gunpoint
- 4 Floyd Mayweather's mouthguard costs $25,000 - enough to fly to Las Vegas and back 18 times
- 5 Royal baby girl born: Duchess of Cambridge's second child will be a princess thanks to Queen
New York woman gives up $95,000 a year job to work in an ice cream parlour in the Caribbean
What is Pyongyang really like? What tourists see and hear on a trip to the North Korean capital
The 10 Best lightweight luggage
Bergen-Belsen 70 years after the liberation: the final resting place of Anne Frank and 70,000 others
The most powerful passports in the world
Over 50,000 families shipped out of London boroughs in the past three years due to welfare cuts and soaring rents
EU asylum policy is 'a direct threat to our civilisation', says Nigel Farage
Indonesia executions live: 'Hysterical' families heard prisoners being shot dead by firing squad
General Election 2015: SNP and its activists 'openly racist' towards the English, Farage says
EU exit would hit UK economy much harder than neighbouring countries, study finds
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
£24800 - £29000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: As one of London's leading Muse...
£14000 - £18000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This is an exciting opportunity...
£28 - 45k (DOE): Guru Careers: An Accountant is needed to take control of the ...
£18000 - £20000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This hotel in Chadderton is a p...