With warmer weather on the way and many of us planning trips to the shore, TripAdvisor has crunched it data to find what its 20 million members say are the Top 10 beach destinations in the USA and around the world.
Hotel Check-In, in turn, asked TripAdvisor to pair the winners of its "Travelers' Choice Beaches" awards with the top-ranked hotel in each beach destination.
The hotels range from quaint seaside motels (Dave's Straw Hat Inn in the Philippines) to swanky luxury hotels where waiters will serve you cold drinks on the beach (Trump International Hotel Waikiki Beach Walk).
Many of the hotels are in Florida, since Florida hotels took six of the Top 10 on the USA's "Travelers' Choice Beaches" list.
Beach hotels have quite an audience, according to a recent TripAdvisor survey. Of the roughly 2,100 U.S. respondents, 68% plan to take a beach vacation in 2011, with the biggest percentage (54%) planning a U.S. beach destination, followed by Caribbean or Mexico (26%)…