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Fernando de Noronha

fernando de noronhaFernando de Noronha is a group of 21 volcanic islands 340 miles from Recife, Pernambuco, which was declared a National Marine Park since 1988, to protect vegetation as well as land and marine life.

Actually it is not correct to label as Fernando de Noronha beach, because it is actually a group of islands with many beaches, but we decided to do it on Best Beaches because it would be unfair not to include the most beautiful place in the whole country, and one of the 10 best beaches in the world in this ranking.

The largest island in Fernando de Noronha, which has the same name as the island group, has 7.1 square miles and a population of 2,100 inhabitants. Here you can find the most interesting historical sites to visit, such as the ruins of Fort of Sao Pedro, but of course the main attraction at Fernando de Noronha is its islands and beaches.

You can also find other 20 beaches near Fernando de Noronha, which are divided into those aimed at Brazil (10 beaches and Dolphin Bay) and pointing to Africa (4 beaches, many natural pools and a stream).


Most visitors to Fiji wants little more than a white sand beach, a cloudless sky and the opportunity to go into a coma induced by the sun under a palm tree. At this point, Fiji does not disappoint. The Mamanuca and Yasawa islands of northern arch, like the tail of a line from the body of Viti Levu and Fiji are the stars of film, hanging in the front of the idyllic world of Eden south of the Sea: its coral and cobalt waters blue eye candy offered for films such as Tom Hanks vehicle Cast Away and Brooke Shields to fame, the Blue Lagoon.

Fiji has been in the tourism business for decades and Nadi and Denarau Island hopping escape route has proved a winning formula. The notions that come with cocktails in the alabaster beaches rarely disappoints. The underwater landscape is spectacular, and some of the best and most accessible, is immersed in the Pacific can be found here. His reputation as the “soft coral capital of the world” is well justified and opening the first country resort overwater bungalows in Malolo, Fiji is still flushed with sunburned tourists despite the 2006 coup.

To the northwest of Fiji’s largest island, Viti Levu, Yasawa Group is a chain of volcanic islands set to compete with the best-known Mamanucas betting popularity. A daily catamaran threads its way from one bay to the next, dropping off travelers as you go. The Yasawas are sparsely populated and dry spells without rain that once made life so difficult for the villagers is proving to be their most important asset now. Local communities, inspired by the success achieved lower line have been opened ‘resorts’ budget and try to sell its coral gardens and relaxed charm as “the real Fiji.
But the Yasawas and Mamanucas – as beautiful as they are – are only part of the equation and there is more to Fiji than ever seen in a beach towel.

To get to grips with the national psyche has to spend time in either of the two main islands, Viti Levu and Vanua Levu. Two thirds of the population lives in urban centers on Viti Levu and found the country, two cities, Suva, the capital and Lautoka, a port city depending on the sugar cane farms that surround it.