Baio do Sancho (Brazil)
Baia do Sancho is TripAdvisor’s pick for best beach destination in the world, based on an entire year’s worth of data and it deserves every accolade. The shimmering emerald waters and the majestic coral reefs are enough to put it on any “best of” list, but if it’s solitude you’re after, this beach delivers. The beach is hard to get to (and that is a huge understatement) so it is subsequently very quiet. Those who traverse the ladders, rock wall, and slippery stone steps to get there are rightly and duly rewarded.