The exquisite Grace Bay Beach on Providenciales has once again snagged a top honor as one of the best in the world. The 12-mile stretch beautiful white sand shore was ranked Number 3 in the World’s 100 Best Beaches list recently, by CNN.
According to the news giant, after scouring the planet, demanding answers from their most well traveled friends, colleagues and cohorts, absorbing passionate pleas from readers, researching, investigating, and examining the evidence they finally tipped the sand from their shoes, washed the brine from their eyes and put together a pretty good guide to the best beaches on the planet.
Brian Been, senior product development officer stated, “We are happy about this recent ranking for the destination by an international media house like CNN. Some may look at this as just another award, but we want everyone to understand that this is truly a team effort through private- public partnership. Agencies such as the Department of Environment and Maritime Affairs, Maritime Police, Ports Authourity and the Planning to name a few work cohesively, and are sometimes not mentioned but go beyond the call allowing for such success. Thereby allowing our dedicated marketing and promotions team to get the word out, about what the visitors have to say. Every time TCI receives an accolade like this one, it is a testament to the exceptional product that we have and will continue to build on ensuring an unforgettable experience for our visitors. This one is for the hard working front-line custodians that safeguard our treasures, making us Beautiful by Nature.”
The listing, which formed a part of CNN’s 2013 Summer Travel coverage, names Grande Anse Beach, La Digue Island, Seychelles as Number 1 and Rabbit Beach, Lampedusa, Italy as Number 2. The write up for third place Grace Bay Beach reads: “You need only hear the name of this beach to feel a little calmer. The pride of Provo Island is tourist heavy, but that's because it's one of the best (third best, we say) beaches in the world. Just offshore, a coral reef protects the beach and harbors marine life normally seen in Jacques Cousteau documentaries. This perfect, tranquil beach destination has few touts to disturb your lazing and abundant restaurants and resorts.”