After years scouring the world for the finest luxury sunscapes, many of our specialists have their own favourite beach hideaways. They're a mix of destinations for those that love the classic, and those that love the curious - from Búzios in Brazil, the barely-touched islands of Con Dao in Vietnam, a European boutique bolthole, the classic seascapes of New England's Cape Cod or the desert-backed beaches of Oman, our experts are able to craft a custom itinerary just for you, as well as help you combine a beach break with other activities, be it a city stop, safari or cultural breakaway.
At many luxury beachfront hotels, we’re able to negotiate savings and additional benefits like complimentary upgrades or extra nights - and that's one more reason to tailor-make your coastal trip with us. Ask your specialist about our latest offers.
Popular destinations for Beach holidays
With more than 7,500 kilometres of coast, India has a beach to suit every traveller, in nearly every region. Enjoy a lively resort with plenty of activities, or find your own secluded stretch of white sand.
The Indian Ocean islands including the Maldives, Mauritius and the Seychelles boast some exeptional, exclusive, luxury beach holiday options, where service and style are as exquisite as the sands the beach resorts stand on, making them ideal escapes and honeymoon destinations.
The Caribbean is famous for its beaches and there are exceptional luxury beach holidays in the Caribbean to be had on almost every island.
India has almost 5,000 miles of coastline and boasts some world class beaches, whilst the islands offshore and stretches of Sri Lanka also have some exquisite places to relax and unwind.
Although not especially known for its beach holidays, South America still has some excellent places to kick back and relax, especially in Brazil and Peru, where you can also pair beach holidays with wildlife holidays, culture and history trips and stunning city breaks.
There are some exceptional beaches in North America with states on both the east and west coast of the USA boasting some exceptional stretches of sand, with services and amenities to match.
The Middle East has a number of exclusive beaches that compete with the luxury hotels' swimming pools for your attention, especially in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Oman.
The islands of the Indian Ocean are famous for their facilities and high standard of service, set against a stunning backdrop of beaches and ocean that's virtually unparalled elsewhere.
With so many seas and long stretches of coast, Europe inevitably has some brilliant beaches, especially in Croatia, France, Greece, Italy, Spain and Turkey. Combine a beach holiday here with a city break or excursion to really get to know a place though.
There are some superb beaches in Central America, particularly in Belize, Costa Rica and Mexico, where you can also pair your beach holiday with a wildlife holiday or excursion to see Mayan ruins.
Asia has hundreds of exceptional stretches of sand. Thailand beaches are justifiably popular and Indonesia is a perennial favourite, but whether you travel to India, Malaysia, Philippines or Vietnam, you'll be spoilt for choice.
There are countless great beaches in Australasia and the Pacific, with superb sections of coastline in Australia, New Zealand and throughout the Pacific Islands, with the Cook Islands, French Polynesia and Fiji starring.
From snorkelling Queensland's Great Barrier Reef to sunset camel rides on the shore of Western Australia's Cable Beach, there are countless of ways to enjoy Australia's world-class beaches. There's even plenty of private-island offerings.
It's not always the first on a fly-and-flop holidaymaker’s list of destinations, New Zealand offers beachcombers a temperate and luxurious beach holiday. Replace beach-side bungalows with luxury lodges and ‘baches’ (pronounced ‘batches’) – the local name for a beach house.
Our top itineraries for Beach holidays
This 21-day tailor-made itinerary combines the best that Australia and New Zealand have to offer. You'll explore New Zealand's world-famous glaciers and remote fjords with a self-drive before discovering Australia's sacred Ayers Rock, stunning beaches and delightful waterside cities.
Take to the open road as you explore the Idyllic New South Wales coast and the spectacular Blue Mountains, between luxury stays in central Sydney and ultra-trendy Double Bay.
Driving south from Lisbon, this road trip brings you through Portugal's Alentejo region to the sun-drenched Algarve, staying in historic pousada hotels throughout.
Top offers for Beach holidays
New Special Fares - Save over £2,200
Book by: 31 May 2018
This 13-day luxury cruise explores several Mediterranean jewels, including Greece’s ancient architecture, Israel’s religious sites and Italy’s rich art culture. And it's all enjoyed onboard a luxury cruise ship featuring six gourmet restaurants, a pool and luxury spa.
Up to 50% accommodation discount during 22Apr-30Sep18 – Save up to £615 pp
Book by: 31 May 2018
Following an extensive renovation, this long-time island favourite brings the best in contemporary luxury to Mauritius’ Trou d’Eau Douce Bay. Complete your stay with a holistic treatment at the Chi Spa or work on your swing at the resort’s own Bernhard Langer-designed golf course.
Stay 7 nts pay 6 – Save up to £120 pp
Book by: 08 October 2018
Get away to the island of Salina for a resort with a winery twist. Here, poolside dining and oenological tours alike whisk you away to the rural ideal.
Special tailor-made stay and cruise
Book by: 01 November 2018
A luxury yacht cruise aboard Crystal Esprit, this Caribbean cruise takes in the very best of the British Virgin Island, with a host included excursions, onboard spa treatments , sunset cocktails and the best in Michelin-standard dining.