The global travel site Big 7 has just named its annual top 50 beaches in the world and Grand Cayman’s Seven Mile Beach comes in at a healthy 29th place. While Cayman residents might be a bit biased and feel it should be top of the list, Seven Mile does stand in their top 30 alongside other impressive beaches, including Vaeroy Beach in Norway, which took the top spot, Whitehaven Beach in Australia’s Whitsunday Islands which placed second, and Fig Tree Bay, located in Protaras, Cyprus, which took the third spot.
Closer to home, Jamaica’s Negril beach came in at 30th place, South Beach in Miami was placed just in front of Seven Mile at 27th place, while Pig Beach in the Bahamas took tenth place and Grace Bay in the Turks and Caicos came in at fourth place.
The website said as one of the most famous beaches in the world, Seven Mile Beach was among the many reasons why Cayman was considered an ideal tropical destination. With sparkling waters and coral sands, it’s so perfect it almost doesn’t look real, the website said.
Placing was decided using aggregated scores from previous media results, official Blue Flag locations and contributions from the Big 7 Travel editorial team.
Seven Mile Beach is no stranger to international accolades, as last year it was was voted the sixth best beach in the world in Tripadvisor’s 2020 rankings in its annual Travelers’ Choice Awards. In 2015 Seven Mile Beach was designated the world’s top beach vacation spot by the U.S. News & World Report.