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Local beaches ranked among the best

Three of Barbados’ beaches have made the cut as best of the best in Latin America and the Caribbean for 2018 by one of the world’s largest online publication flightnetwork.com.

According to the online source, Bathsheba beach was ranked #11, Harrismith beach #28 and Crane beach #48.

Flightnetwork did not explain how it arrived at the various rankings, but provided several scores, which showed that some of those ranked lower received better scores than those ranked higher.

Giving a breakdown of the scores, Flightnetwork said Bathsheba received 9.5 out of 10 for its “sheer untouched beauty”; 8.5 out of 10 for its “remoteness”; and 9.5 out of 10 for its sand and water quality.

Harrismith beach received a score of 9 out of 10 for sheer untouched beauty, 7 out of 10 for remoteness and 8 out of 10 for sand quality, while the Crane beach received a score of 8, 7 and 9 respectively.

It also gave annual days of sunshine and average annual temperature for each destination.

The website said to create the list of Central America and the Caribbean’s Top 50 Beaches it “collected insights from over 1,200 journalists, editors, bloggers and agencies who know all things travel”.

“The invaluable wisdom they provided ensured our list of Central America and Caribbean beaches will lead you to shores so extraordinary you may decide to permanently change your address,” it added.

The top three beaches in that survey were Grace Bay beach in the Turks & Caicos, Seven Mile beach in the Cayman Islands and Varadero beach in Cuba.

Rounding out the top 50 beaches for last year were Playa Sombrero in Costa Rico and Jacmel beach in Haiti.

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