Luxury Beach Vacations
Imagine yourself staying in a barefoot hideaway on a powder-white tropical beach, island hopping in Croatia. Or, picture yourself enjoying your morning latte with a view across azure Caribbean waters that look like they’ve been photoshopped. If you’re dreaming of vacations on the beach, just let us know your wishlist and we’ll create the perfect trip for you.
If you’re looking for a romantic beach vacation with an intimate candlelit beach dinner or in-villa private dining with your very own chef, that can easily be done. Or if you have kids in tow, we’ve got plenty of family-friendly destinations to recommend with exclusive facilities including kids clubs, private nannies and shallow play pools to splash around in. Whichever vacation you have in mind, our experts will plan an incredible trip that’s completely customized, allowing you to focus on making memories.
Plunge along a sandy path surrounded by fig and olive trees and aromatic wild thyme to a deserted Greek island beach fringed by the deepest blue water. Or snorkel in crystal clear teal-colored coves before enjoying a light seafood lunch washed down with an ice cold cerveza in Spain. Europe is a paradise for beach lovers everywhere.
Buzzing towns, beautiful beaches and crystal-clear waters; plunge into the dreamiest of destinations from our hand-picked collection of LGBTQ+ friendly hotels. Reassured in the knowledge that they fully embrace diversity, so you know you can relax and be yourself in your own slice of luxury.
Sand plus water equals happy children. It's a proven formula. Whatever their ages, we'll help you find the perfect white sand utopia for your family beach vacation where you can swim in shallow lagoons, cycle sandy palm-lined paths, where little ones can whoop with delight at nesting turtles or run amok at a brilliant kids club while you relax at a world class spa. It's luxury resort or breezy island living at its best.
The Best Destinations for Vacations on the Beach
From the picture-perfect isles of the Maldives to the crystal clear waters of Europe’s Mediterranean... Whether it’s a far-flung paradise or a short flight up the coast to sunshine and champagne, we’ll find the ideal luxury beach vacation for you.
Exquisite islands, beautiful coastline, ancient stories and delicious food all play their part in the worldwide appeal of Greece.
The Maldives, The Indian Ocean
The Maldives Archipelago is an expansive cluster of islands surrounded by the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean - arguably the ultimate paradise island experience.
Antigua, The Caribbean
As well as enjoying the Caribbean climate, an abundance of gorgeous beaches and stunning scenery, this beautiful island is a good choice for those who like to feel the stamp of history around them.
Croatia is a beautiful country where sparkling blue waters lap against rocky coves, picturesque ports bustle with fisherman, and exquisite seafood is served in the local restaurants.
Seychelles, The Indian Ocean
The Seychelles consists of an idyllic archipelago of more than 100 islands in the Indian Ocean and is the definitive unspoiled tropical paradise, where gorgeous palm-fringed white sandy beaches meet the ocean, brimming with a kaleidoscope of fish and turtles, ideal for diving and snorkeling.
Barbados, The Caribbean
Barbados, located in the east of the Caribbean sea, contains some of the most luxurious hotels in the Caribbean. Barbados has great restaurants, a festive streetlife, and a lively surfing scene.
Dreaming of drifting off to the sounds of the ocean lapping the shore at an over-water villa? Longing to enjoy five-star service at an exclusive resort on a secluded island, or relax by the pool in a sprawling beach vacation rental with bay views? Whatever your fantasy, our experts will scour the globe to find the very best accommodation for your dream beach vacation...
World renowned as one of the most exclusive and beautiful 5* spa hotels, Anassa offers ultimate luxury located in a secluded bay in western Cyprus. Anassa's family friendly atmosphere and golden beaches create the perfect luxury Mediterranean retreat.
Costa Navarino - Villas
The Peloponnese, Greece
The Romanos Ionian Exclusive Villas on the stunning Peloponnese coast in Greece. With private pools, absolute privacy, Spa and Scott Dunn Explorers kids club, the Romanos Ionian Exclusive villas offer the perfect family choice.
Daios Cove is a 5* hotel boasting a spectacular setting on a private sandy bay in Crete. Luxury contemporary villas and suites with private pools, great facilities and an exclusive Scott Dunn Explorers kids club, it's a perfect family destination.
Daios Cove Mansion
The Mansion at Daios Cove, Crete is a 600sqm private residence with spectacular views, heated pool, staff quarters, gym and spa. Combine this with resort facilities and an exclusive Scott Dunn Explorers kids club, it's ideal for that special occasion.
On its own sandy beach on the unspoiled Aegean coast, Eagles Palace is an intimate and charming hotel with traditional Greek hospitality. Ideal for younger children, there is a fantastic Explorers kids club and our popular Aqua watersports program.
Located above the popular family friendly beach hotel, Eagles Palace, Eagles Villas is a collection of luxury sea view villas, with private pools. Ideal for younger children, there's a great Explorers kids club and our popular Aqua watersports program.
Niyama Private Islands
Dhaalu Atoll, Maldives
Niyama Private Islands is a luxury 5* Indian Ocean resort set on two pristine islands on the Dhaalu Atoll in the Maldives. With exceptional watersports, an Explorers kids club and a sense of privacy, Niyama is perfect for both couples and families alike.
Pine Cliffs Resort
One of Europe’s best family destinations, Pine Cliffs Resort is located on the Algarve in Portugal, just 30 minutes from Faro airport and close to Albufeira. Excellent facilities include golf, tennis, sandy beaches and a Scott Dunn Explorers kids club.
Immerse yourself amongst breathtaking views of the green-dad hills and Indian Ocean on the unspoiled coast of Mauritius. Shanti Maurice offers a fabulous array of activities but also creates the perfect luxury hideaway for you to enjoy doing nothing.
Sun Gardens Dubrovnik
With its hillside setting and stunning seafront location, Sun Gardens near Dubrovnik in Croatia is a beautiful resort with a mix of hotel and private residence accommodation and a number of activities on offer that are ideal for families.
Ultimate Argentina & Brazil
Buenos Aires, Mendoza, Iguazu Falls, Rio de Janeiro & Florianopolis
Dive feet-first into the very best of Argentina and Brazil on this ultimate adventure. From grand city hotels to an intimate wine lodge and a barefoot luxury beach retreat, we’ve picked only the finest accommodation for you throughout. Expect seamless service delivered with a lively dose of Latino flair, and seriously special experiences that will...
Sydney, Uluru, Daintree National Park & Hamilton Island
You will find bountiful breath-taking scenery as you on embark on this ultimate itinerary through some of Australia’s awe-inspiring must-visit locations. From the cosmopolitan city of Sydney to the dramatic desert landscape of the red center and the azure-blue water of the Great Barrier Reef – this really does showcase the very best of Australia’s...
Kuala Lumpur, Sandakan, Kinabatangan River & Gaya Island
A journey through the heart of Malaysian Borneo showcasing the very best this diverse country has to offer. Discover metropolitan Kuala Lumpur before exploring the dense Borneo Rainforest. See pygmy elephants and orangutans in the pristine Kinabatangan Wetlands area before enjoying some respite on one of Sabah's beautiful outer islands, Gaya...
Ultimate Brazil & Argentina
Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls, Rio, Florianopolis
A great value vacation or honeymoon combining the vibrant and contrasting rhythms of Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro, the thundering Iguazu Falls and the laid back beaches of Florianopolis. This is a fantastic introduction to the wonders of South America.
Siem Reap, Phnom Penh, Koh Rong
This high-end itinerary incorporates some of Cambodia’s key cultural areas, including the extraordinary temples of Angkor and glittering palaces of Phnom Penh, finishing with some well-earned downtime time at one of Asia’s most exclusive resorts. Staying at luxurious hand-picked hotels throughout, you will also enjoy some wonderfully special...
Split, Brac, Hvar & Dubrovnik
Delve into the best of Croatia by combining the rich history and impressive architecture of Split and Dubrovnik with the crystal-clear waters, relaxed atmosphere and incredible cuisine of two of the region's most beautiful islands, Hvar and Brac. Soak up a variety of unique and individually curated experiences whilst taking some time to explore on...
Cairo. Aswan, Nile Cruise, Luxor & Hurghada
Discover the wonders of Egypt on this classic tour, taking in all the highlights including bustling Cairo, ancient Luxor, the Red Sea coast, and a magical cruise along the mighty River Nile.
Provence, St Tropez & Cote d'Azur
This itinerary takes you on a journey from the lavender fields of Provence, through the glamour of St Tropez and into the heart of the Cote d'Azur. The South of France offers such a diversity of landscape, culture and some of the finest food and wine in Europe. This itinerary will allow you to explore this stunning part of France and experience...
Ultimate Kenya and Madagascar
Maasai Mara & Madagascar
This wildlife focused itinerary combines a traditional and authentic Kenyan safari which allows you the opportunity to spot big game, and at the right time of year, the Great Migration in the Maasai Mara before you go in search of the rarer lemurs which can only be found in the wilds of Madagascar. Mixing authentic accommodations in the best...
Majete & Lake Malawi
Delve into the paramount of Malawi by combining the reviving safari experiences of Majete Game Reserve and Liwonde National Park with the crystal-clear waters and relaxed atmosphere of Lake Malawi. Soak up a variety of unique and individually curated experiences whilst taking some time to explore on your own and find gems that will take you off the...
Beach vacation guides and inspiration
Pack your bags and get ready for sunset views and piña coladas with our inspirational vacation guides.
Written by our team of expert travel insiders, find top tips on our favorite accommodation, the best places for beach vacations, plus recommendations for things to see and do.