Baia do Sancho beach on Fernando de Noronha has been chosen as the best beach in the world on TripAdvisor’s 2015 Travellers’ Choice best beaches list for the second year running.
This is not a surprise to us at Bespoke Brazil as Fernando de Noronha is one of the most beautiful places on the planet which sounds like a big statement but it is hard for anyone to disagree.
It’s a picture perfect archipelago of 21 islands, with deserted beaches and some of the best diving on the planet. The islands are 340 kilometres off the Brazilian mainland and accessed by flights from Recife and Natal. The infrequency of these flights means that visitor numbers are controlled so the island never feels overcrowded.
The locals call Baia do Sancho both a bay and a beach which can be reached either by trekking down a short trail or by sea. The beach is surrounded by native vegetation and protected by high rising cliffs, an ideal nesting ground for birds. The water is emerald green and crystal clear while the sand is a perfect white. The cliffs that surround Baia do Sancho are a perfect viewing spot for dolphins.
The islands and the waters that surround the archipelago form part of Brazil’s first national marine park and all visitors are required to pay a daily environmental tax as part of their visit. The environment and ecology play an important role on the island and buildings are strictly regulated to make sure that this amazing area is protected. If you are looking for paradise, look no further.
The islands are the perfect romantic getaway with forested mountains and hills protruding from the islands’ interior whereas the beaches which surround the islands are stunning with perfect sands and perfect water and barely another tourist in sight
In the waters you can find huge schools of dolphins which come close to the shore and these waters are perfect for diving. Noronha has some of the best diving in the world with countless wreck dives possible and an abundance of unique fish and marine life.
If you love beaches, you’ll love Fernando de Noronha. Make it part of your holiday to Brazil.