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  • The World's most Beautiful Beaches

    TripAdvisor's just-released "2012 Travelers' Choice Beach Destinations Awards" ranks Providenciales, in Turks and Caicos, as the world's best beach. Winners were determined based on travelers' TripAdvisor reviews.
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  • The World's most Beautiful Beaches

    A Catamaran is docked at sunset at a pier in Palm Beach, Aruba. Palm Beach ranked No. 2 on the list.
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  • The World's most Beautiful Beaches

    The beaches and ruins in Tulum, Mexico, make it the No. 3 pick on TripAdvisor's list.
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    The beach in Negril, Jamaica, is a Caribbean favorite, coming in at No. 4.
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    Saint Pete Beach, Florida, a barrier island community located just off the mainland of Saint Petersburg, ranks No. 5 on the global list, but is the highest-ranked U.S. beach.
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    Despite its remoteness, the drop-dead beauty of Boracay, Philippines, earned it a spot on the best beaches list, coming in at No. 6.
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    A favorite among families and spring breakers alike, Cancun is a top destination for U.S. travelers. It's ranked No. 7 on TripAdvisor's list. Pictured here is a view of the rocks on the beach at Zona Arqueologica De Tulum, Cancun.
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  • The World's most Beautiful Beaches

    The white-sand beaches of Punta Cana are a top pick among the world's beaches, coming in at No. 8. Pictured here is Bavaro Beach , Punta Cana, Domincan Republic.
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  • The World's most Beautiful Beaches

    Another Florida destination ranks among the favorite beaches chosen by TripAdvisor members; South Beach in Miami, is pictured here in a file photo.
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    It may be a mystery to most American travelers, but the rest of the world is wise to the beauty of Varadero, Cuba, coming in at No. 10.
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  • The World's most Beautiful Beaches

    Myrtle Beach, S.C. at sunrise; the popular beach town came in at No. 11 on Trip Advisor's list. <a href="http://www.tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice-Beaches">Click here to see TripAdvisor's complete list of the world's best beaches.</a>
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