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The Principality is one of the most expensive beach destinations in the world

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Larvotto beach sees its fair share of tourists every year - © Communication Department

But it doesn’t hold the top spot!

What do Monaco, Capri and Saint-Tropez have in common? All three are among the twenty most expensive beach destinations in the world, according to a ranking drawn up by the TravelMag.com website, published on 1 August.

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To carry out the study, the website calculated the lowest average price for a double room in August 2023 (excluding Airbnb and rental accommodation). In addition, only hotels with at least three stars and located close to the town or the beach were considered.

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And with an average price of $381 a night (around 350 euros), Monaco is in ninth place. Saint-Tropez is in fourth, with an average of $440. The island of Capri comes seventh, with an average of $399. At the head of the list is Nantucket Town, on Cape Cod, at $694 per night.

A large majority of the most expensive destinations are in the United States. Italy also features heavily, coming second with Positano at an average of $481 per night, as well as 18th and 20th with Amalfi ($295) and Santa Margherita Ligure ($292) respectively.

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The full rankings are as follows:

1. Nantucket Town (USA) : 694 dollars
2. Positano (Italy) : 481 dollars
3. Montauk (USA) : 478 dollars
4. Saint-Tropez (France) : 440 dollars
5. Kennebunkport (USA) : 406 dollars
6. Provincetown (USA) : 404 dollars
7. Capri (Italy) : 399 dollars
8. Bar Harbor (USA) : 384 dollars
9. Monaco : 381 dollars
10. Santa Monica (USA) : 360 dollars
11. Rehoboth Beach (USA) : 359 dollars
12. Cape May (USA) : 346 dollars
13. Portland (USA) : 317 dollars
14. Ocean City (USA) : 310 dollars
15. Ibiza (Spain) : 310 dollars
16. Santa Eulària des Riu (Spain) : 307 dollars
17. Platis Gialos (Greece) : 299 dollars
18. Amalfi (Italy) : 295 dollars
19. Pismo Beach (USA) : 293 dollars
20. Santa Margherita Ligure (Italy) : 292 dollars

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