World’s 100 best beaches

(CNN) — Is it possible to rank the world’s best beaches?

Of course it is. This is the Internet.

Will everyone agree with our ranking, murmuring respectfully among themselves about how perfectly accurate every placement is?

Maybe not. This is the Internet.

But that’s why we’ve scoured the planet, demanded answers from our most well traveled friends, colleagues and cohorts, absorbed passionate pleas from readers, researched, investigated and examined the evidence then finally tipped the sand from our shoes, washed the brine from our eyes and put together a pretty good guide to the best beaches on the planet.

Now we turn it over to you.

Consider this list a premise, a platform from which you can jump into a dazzling, turquoise ocean of “further recommendations.”

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Or vote now on our Facebook poll — World’s Best Beaches.

25. Sun Island Beach, Maldives25. Sun Island Beach, Maldives

24. Egremni Beach, Greece24. Egremni Beach, Greece

23. Crane Beach, Barbados23. Crane Beach, Barbados

22. Boulders Beach, Cape Town22. Boulders Beach, Cape Town

21. Juara Beach, Tioman Island, Malaysia21. Juara Beach, Tioman Island, Malaysia

20. Rarotonga, Cook Islands20. Rarotonga, Cook Islands

19. Maya Bay, Ko Phi Phi, Thailand 19. Maya Bay, Ko Phi Phi, Thailand

18. Gardner Bay, Espanola Island, Ecuador18. Gardner Bay, Espanola Island, Ecuador

17. Nihiwatu Beach, Sumba, Indonesia17. Nihiwatu Beach, Sumba, Indonesia

16. Luskentyre Beach, Scotland16. Luskentyre Beach, Scotland

15. The Baths, Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands 15. The Baths, Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands

14. El Nido, Palawan, Philippines14. El Nido, Palawan, Philippines

13. Pulau Perhentian Kecil, Malaysia13. Pulau Perhentian Kecil, Malaysia

12. Tulum, Mexico12. Tulum, Mexico

11. Whitehaven Beach, Queensland, Australia11. Whitehaven Beach, Queensland, Australia

10. Palaui Island, Cagayan Valley, Philippines10. Palaui Island, Cagayan Valley, Philippines

9. Champagne Beach, Vanuatu9. Champagne Beach, Vanuatu

8. Matira Beach, Bora Bora, Tahiti8. Matira Beach, Bora Bora, Tahiti

7. Wineglass Bay, Tasmania7. Wineglass Bay, Tasmania

6. Cabbage Beach, Paradise Island, Bahamas6. Cabbage Beach, Paradise Island, Bahamas

5. Anse de Grande Saline, St. Barths5. Anse de Grande Saline, St. Barths

4. Anse Source d'Argent, La Digue, Seychelles4. Anse Source d’Argent, La Digue, Seychelles

3. Grace Bay, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands3. Grace Bay, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands

2. Rabbit Beach, Lampedusa, Italy2. Rabbit Beach, Lampedusa, Italy

1. Grande Anse Beach, La Digue Island, Seychelles1. Grande Anse Beach, La Digue Island, Seychelles