Trip Advisor announced the winners of its Travelers’ Choice Awards for Beaches. This year, Baia do Sancho, in Brazil, was ranked by TripAdvisor reviewers as the global winner.

The website has honored 343 beaches including the top 25 in the world and local lists for Africa, Asia, Australia, Caribbean, Central America, Europe, South America, the South Pacific, the U.K. and the U.S.

Award winners were determined based on the quantity and quality of trave-ler reviews and ratings for beaches on Trip-Advisor, gathered over a 12-month period.

“To inspire those planning a beach getaway, we’ve surfaced the world’s best beaches from the millions of our traveler reviews,” said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor.

“Winning a TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Beaches award is very important for Baia do Sancho and Fernando de Noronha Island, where the beach is located. The award recognition is an opportunity for us to communicate all that this incredible place has to offer to global travelers,” said Luís Eduardo Antunes, general administrator of Fernando de Noronha.

Fernando de Noronha archipelago is located about 350 kilometers off Brazil’s northeast coast in the state of Pernambuco.