Best Beach Awards 2015 Advisors

Get to know our beach experts — including Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Nina Agdal, luxury travel writer Tamala Prickett and Travel Channel's resident beach host, Marianela Pereyra — who hand-picked this year's best beach destinations around the world.

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This year, we've enlisted trusted beach experts to determine our fourth annual Best Beach Award winners. Our advisors have traveled around the globe to bring you the very best beaches in 10 categories, from Best Family Beach to the Best Beach You Haven't Heard of ... Yet.

Get to know our beach experts — including Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Nina Agdal, luxury travel writer Tamala Prickett and Travel Channel's resident beach host, Marianela Pereyra — who hand-picked this year's best beach destinations around the world.

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Charleston Beaches

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Ipanema Beach, Brazil

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Patong Beach, Thailand

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Datai Beach, Malaysia

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Palm Beach, Florida

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