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Whether you’re looking for powder-soft sands to sit back and tan, or the ocean for water sport adventures, getaway for a beach holiday. Listen to the sounds of the sea lapping the shore and kick back beachside.
Enjoy our spectacular beachfront hotels, from glistening infinity pools with coastal views, to private cabanas on white sands, you can simply relax. Find a stay with beach dining experiences and gaze into the sunset on romantic holidays. With plenty of water sports on offer, go paddle boarding on calm waters or let the kids run wild on a treasure hunt, everyone will be smiling on family holidays. Make the most of the wonderful facilities, limitless drinks and boastful beaches on All Inclusive holidays. Whatever you’re looking for this beach holiday, make it one to remember, without taking too much sand home.
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Where are the world’s best beaches?
It’s one of the questions that travel experts get asked most, so we thought we’d ask our own global panel of holiday pros where they think the best beaches are around the globe. Here’s the lowdown on the top seven.
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for High Life magazine
Our recommended beach holidays
All our beachfront hotels enjoy direct access to the sand. Enjoy the peace and privacy of your own serene stretch of shoreline on a romantic getaway – or take to boats, canoes, pedalos and paddle boards to keep the whole family entertained on the water. Europe has plenty of gorgeous places for a seaside holiday. Ikos Oceania overlooks a golden, sandy Greek beach from its hilltop perch. There’s childcare down on the sand, so parents can spend some time simply relaxing in the sun. In the Algarve, try the splendid Tivoli Marina Vilamoura. Take advantage of the massive seaside on your doorstep by stepping into the Purobeach summer beach club. In the Middle East, Dubai is famous for its purpose-built islands, which come with dreamy white sand gently sloping into safe, shallow waters. Stay at Sofitel The Palm Dubai for brunch on the beach every Friday. In the Caribbean, Hilton Barbados has access to not one, but two beautiful beaches, and all rooms overlook the ocean. Sandy Lane is another Barbadian beauty. This five-star resort is one of the Caribbean’s premier addresses.
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Coastal breaks for couples
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.
Water sport adventures
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.
Family time out at the beach
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, outstanding aquarium, phenomenal facilities, the whole family will be smiling. Or 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.
Activities on the beach and beyond
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.
City beach stops
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.
Where to go for your perfect holiday on the beach
European beach holidays
The sparkling Mediterranean and the dramatic Atlantic complement Europe’s best beaches. In Spain, choose from the port city of Malaga, gateway to the Costa del Sol or the beautiful, quiet island of Menorca. Head to the dramatic cliffs of the Algarve or the heat of Paphos in Cyprus. For a Greek Odyssey, spend time in Kalamata amongst the vineyards and olive groves above the shore or head out to the perfect sandy crescent of Voidokilia Beach.
Caribbean beach holidays
The Caribbean Sea is home to a tenth of the world’s coral reefs. The coral makes beautifully fine white – and sometimes even pink – beaches around its 7,000 individual islands. The reefs and the warm sheltered bays make for great snorkelling and diving. On the beaches, enjoy all the components of island life: rum punch, barbeques and music in charmingly rickety huts.Find Caribbean beach holidays
Middle East beach holidays
Scorching in summer, year-round sun makes the Middle East a great beach holiday in the milder months. The Palm in Dubai might be an extraordinary feat of engineering, but that shouldn’t distract you from the beautiful white beach under your feet. Relax under a shady date palm in Muscat and enjoy calm, shallow waters perfect for families. Quiet beaches can be found in Ras al Khaimah, in the UAE.Find Middle East beach holidays
Indian Ocean beach holidays
The tiny islands in the middle of the Indian Ocean are tropical paradises on earth. Formed from coral atolls, the Maldives is famous for its stretches of white sand. Once the home of the dodo, Mauritius still has plenty of biodiversity and beaches that range from honey-hued to powder-white sand. Explore the island’s natural wonders, from the Seven Coloured Earth dunes to the trails beneath the beautiful Chamarel Waterfalls.Find Indian Ocean beach holidays
North America beach holidays
Renowned for its iconic lifeguard towers, beautiful people jogging along the boardwalk and surfers riding the waves – the laid-back beach life is never far away. Discover cool, classy or captivating beaches in North America and kick back beachside. Grab a towel and fish taco, to experience American beach life at its best.Find North America beach holidays
- Tenerife - Bahia Del Duque
- Dalaman - Hillside Beach Club
- Cyprus - Four Seasons Hotel
- Halkidiki- Ikos Oceania
- Dominican Republic - Excellence Punta Cana
- Los Angeles - Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach
- Cancun - Secrets The Vine Cancun
- Hawaii - Hilton Hawaiian Village