Playa de Ses Illetes in Formentera. | ARCHIVO

Global holiday makers have spoken and according to TripAdvisor’s picks for the world’s best beaches, the fifth best in the world is in the Balearics.The travel site announced its 332 winners of its annual Travellers’ Choice Awards for beaches yesterday and Playa de Ses Illetas in Formentera beat off some impressive competition.
The awards are based on the quantity and quality of traveller reviews for beaches gathered over 12 months.
 In addition to a global winners list, top beaches are listed by regions and countries, including lists for Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, South America, the South Pacific, the United Kingdom and the United States.
The world’s best beach is  Baia do Sancho on the Brazilian island of Fernando de Noronha.
For the second year in a row, the golden crescent hugged by rocky cliffs has earned the number one  spot on the global list.