Where is the best place to go for beach holidays?
Enjoy your family holidays with a beachside retreat. From children’s clubs to outdoor adventures, outstanding facilities and coastal resorts to blow you away. Located on the iconic Palm, enjoy stretches of pristine beaches at Atlantis The Palm, Dubai. With its wonderful waterpark and phenomenal choice of facilities, the whole family will be smiling. Take a trip to the unbelievable beaches of the Indian Ocean, with a stay at LUX* Belle Mare, Mauritius. Stay by dazzling azure waters and powder sands, the kids club and teens club will keep the youngsters busy. Take to the sea on a family pedal boat excursion or dual kayaks together. Overlook views of the Ionian Sea when you book into the MarBella Corfu Hotel, Corfu. Lounge with the whole family on the golden beach and enjoy the numerous facilities here for a fantastic beach holiday. Stay at Domes Aulus Zante and take advantage of its family-friendly areas, and if you get the chance, its adult-only beach club. Or choose Ikos Porto Petro in Mallorca, particularly good if you're travelling with very young children as you'll half your flying time.
From catching waves on sailing days, to dreamy sunset beach dining, it’s time to reignite that flame on a beach holiday for two. Book into Secrets The Vine in Cancun, for a sensual adults-only experience. Bask in the azure waters of the Caribbean Sea, then shake it up with a cocktail class. In Europe, stay at the fabulous D Maris Bay in Dalaman, Turkey. The exotic views are perfect for passion, and there are three adults-only beaches. Set on a beach in Crete, Elounda Bay Palace is an old favourite, with plenty of returning guests looking to enjoy one of the best beach locations on the Cretan coast. However, young couples might prefer to hit Ibiza. The stylish ME Ibiza is in quiet, luxurious Santa Eulalia, where it boasts a rooftop infinity pool and a spa, plus Nikki Beach as a neighbour.
Explore more than the shore: take to golfing greens, rock climbing ventures or check out nearby towns on your beach holiday. Stay at the Sandos San Blas Nature Resort & Golf in Tenerife and go boating on the lake, try some mountain biking or hit the tennis courts before you relax on the beach. In Cyprus, the Alexander The Great Beach Hotel might allocate you your own sunbed, but don’t just laze around: the hotel has cookery demos, and there are Roman ruins to explore nearby. Enjoy coconuts and palm trees at the Occidental Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. Embrace the spectacular beachfront and play a game of volleyball before visiting the nearby village of Bavaro. Immerse yourself in the views and swing in beach hammocks at the Breezes Bahamas resort in the Caribbean. Try the trapeze, go waterskiing and soak up the sun, then take the short one-dollar bus ride to Nassau.
What better place to be, than by the beach for the ultimate water sports holiday. Stay in stylish luxury at Sani Beach, Halkidiki and enjoy miles of sensational sand. Hit the beachfront and Zen out during paddle board yoga, or explore the sea on scuba diving excursions. In the Caribbean, the All Inclusive Blue Waters in Antigua has perfect cove beaches for water sports or simply relaxing. Go out water skiing or head out for deep sea fishing, the choice is yours. The Dominican Republic is great for active types. Take out a hobie cat or a windsurf at Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana before relaxing under the palms. Arrive by seaplane to paradise at the LUX* South Ari Atoll in the Maldives. With its sandy lagoons and perfect coral reef snorkelling spots, you’ll be left overwhelmed.
Get the best of both worlds, when you choose a city beach holiday. From breathtaking scenery to mesmerising culture, find the trip to make you tick. Stay at the dazzling W South Beach in Miami for a beachfront haven with luxurious facilities. Located close to the city centre, it’s easy to discover the jewels of Miami. Enjoy the coastal views of Portugal from the Cascais Miragem, Lisbon. Spend days by the beach or drive 20 minutes for an adventure to Lisbon city for egg custard tarts. Explore its many wonders, then head back to your five star hotel by the sea. Or take a beach holiday in South Africa and stay at The Twelve Apostles, Cape Town. Set between the almighty Table Mountain and Camps Bay, this stunning hotel will capture your heart. Watch dolphins, seals and whales from the hotel and enjoy al fresco dining with radiant sunsets. Discover the heart of the Cape Town which is close by and revel in the hypnotising landscape, vibrant neighbourhoods and spine-tingling safaris.