7MB #25 on travel website’s best beach list

| 27/11/2017 | 3 Comments
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Seven Mile Beach (Photo courtesy DoT)

(CNS Business): Grand Cayman’s Seven Mile Beach has come in at number 25 on a list of the world’s top fifty beaches by a Canadian online travel company. Around 1,800 beaches were said to have been evaluated and some 600 of world’s best travel journalists, editors, bloggers and agencies were consulted by Flight Network to come up with the list. The company said that by asking top travel professionals, it had come up with a trustworthy and accurate list “to inspire travelers and help choose their upcoming winter holiday destinations”. However it was decided, it is always good news for Cayman and its famous beach to receive the free publicity.

Grace Bay on the Turks and Caicos Islands took the number one slot in the assessment, with White Haven Beach in Australia coming in second and Anse Lazio in the Seychelles rounding out the top three.

The scoring for the beaches covered three categories, which included untouched beauty, remoteness, sand and water quality, and the annual days of sunshine. Not surprisingly, given the amount of development, Seven Mile Beach scored just 7/10 for remoteness and 8/10 for both untouched beauty and sand and water quality, though it was described as a “castaway-like beach but with a touch of comfort, decadence, and luxury”.

The latest accolade comes as Grand Cayman continues to enjoy record-breaking overnight arrivals following one of the best summers on record. October continued the growing trends with the best visitor numbers in history.

According to Department of Tourism statistics, 22,291 guest arrived in Cayman last month, an increase of 14% on last year’s 19,459 who visited in what is usually one of the islands’ slower months.

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Category: Cruise Tourism, Stay-over tourism, Tourism

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  1. Anonymous says:

    If Cayman had not allowed development on the beaches it would have been better for everyone involved. Property values would have been high but everyone could have used the beach.

  2. West bay Premier says:

    I wonder why the 7 mile beach is rated so high today , when in the past it was rated # 2 or 3 in the world top 50 beaches .
    What could have caused this new ratings ?

    • Anonymous says:

      Being rated #2 or 3 means it is rated high, rating of twenty five is lower- actually it is in the middle in this particular beach list . Two many buildings on the seven mile beach, too much noise and panhandling going on. Also that dirty sand they scraped up from some place else and put there has dragged down the quality. By allowing all the buildings and see walls on the sea’s edge prevents the waves from the natural ebb and flow so the beautiful white sand as we know it is unable to replenish itself. Successive governments should hang their heads in shame. This one is on them for sure.

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