Luxury Beach Vacations

If you're dreaming of a luxury beach vacation, let us know what beachside bliss means to you and we'll curate the perfect getaway.

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Beach holidays

Picture a barefoot hideaway on a powder-white tropical beach, island-hopping in Greece, or enjoying your morning coffee with a view across azure Caribbean waters that look as though they're from a dream.

If you're looking for fun in the sun with your little ones in tow, we have plenty of destinations perfect for a luxury family beach vacation, with exclusive resort facilities including kids clubs, private nannies, and shallow play pools to splash around in. Or perhaps you're treating a loved one to a romantic, adults-only beach vacation and are keen to take advantage of special hotel luxuries like private candlelit dinners or in-villa dining with your very own chef.

Tell our experts whatever you want from your luxury beach vacation and they'll plan an incredible trip that's unique to you. The whole world's within reach with Scott Dunn – and all you need to think about is making memories.

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Beach Vacations in Asia

From the scenic beaches of Indonesia to Thailand’s luscious tropical islands, Asia boasts some of the world’s best destinations for a beachside break. Browse our handpicked selection of luxury properties located on the best beaches in Asia.

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LGBTQ+ Beach Vacations

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.

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Beach & adventure vacations

If truly relaxing is an important part of your vacation, but you want a little adventure too, we can craft a beach vacation that lets you unwind and rejuvenate, but with something excited added in too, such as a safari, a cultural journey or a mountain trek.

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Beach vacations for couples

Is there anything more romantic than watching the sun set over the sea? Or dining on the beach under the stars? Armed with local knowledge of which resorts are best suited to couples, our specialists can help you find the perfect beach escape for two.

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Family Beach Vacations

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.

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The Best Luxury Beach Vacation Destinations

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 to sunshine and champagne you're after, we’ll find the ideal luxury beach vacation for you.

The Best Hotels and Itineraries for Luxury Beach Vacations

Drift off to the sounds of the ocean lapping the shore at an over-water villa, enjoy five-star service at an exclusive resort on a secluded island, or relax poolside in a sprawling villa with bay views. Our experts have scoured the globe to find you the very best resorts, hotels, and private accommodation for your dream luxury beach vacation...

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Daios Cove

Daios Cove

Crete, Greece

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.

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Niyama Private Islands

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 an Explorers kids club, exceptional watersports and a sense of privacy, Niyama is perfect for both couples and families alike.

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Pine Cliffs Resort

Pine Cliffs Resort

Algarve, Portugal

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.

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Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas

Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas

Abu Dhabi - City, United Arab Emirates

The Saadiyat Rotana Resort is a firm family favorite on the stunning Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi. Located on the beach with first-class facilities, Explorers kids club, a vast swimming pool with lazy river, and an impressive array of restaurants.

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Sun Gardens Dubrovnik

Sun Gardens Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik, Croatia

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.

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The Ritz-Carlton, Abama

The Ritz-Carlton, Abama

Tenerife, Spain

The Ritz-Carlton Abama is a luxury 5* hotel resort in Southern Tenerife with a superb golf course, two Michelin star restaurants, Spa and beach club. The child friendly atmosphere and great kids program make it perfect for a fun-filled family vacation.

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Gili Lankanfushi

Gili Lankanfushi

North Male Atoll, Maldives

Gili Lankanfushi is an over-water resort which combines barefoot luxury with sophistication. It is a small island with an intimate feel to it, diverse and experiential dining options and extremely high levels of service.

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Six Senses Kaplankaya

Six Senses Kaplankaya

Kaplankaya, Bodrum, Turkey

Overlooking the sparkling waters of the Aegean Sea on Turkey’s west coast, Six Senses Kaplankaya is a beautiful resort which caters to families and couples and is ideally placed for exploring the region’s impressive archaeological sites and coastline.

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Anassa

Anassa

Polis, Cyprus

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.

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W Costa Navarino

W Costa Navarino

Athens, Athens & the Peloponnese, Greece

Sink into paradise on the Ionian Coast at W Costa Navarino, a vibrant lifestyle resort featuring contemporary chic design with lagoon pools, a destination Beach Club, watersports and beach front suites linked to a waterfront Agora ‘market place’.

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Epic Southern Italy: Amalfi Coast & Puglia

Epic Southern Italy: Amalfi Coast & Puglia

Amalfi Coast, Basilicata & Puglia

Fall into the never-ending glamour of the Amalfi Coast and the epic beaches of Puglia, where we share our best-kept secrets on this epic tour of Italy. You'll find crystal-clear waters, mouth-watering cuisine and luxury boutique hotels. Take in breathtaking landscapes as you drive this fascinating route exploring southern Italy.

Couples Beach Culture

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Exceptional Jordan and Oman

Exceptional Jordan and Oman

Amman, Petra, Wadi Rum, Dead Sea, Muscat & Jebel Akhdar

Explore the wonders of Arabia with this balanced itinerary, covering highlights of Jordan and Oman from the rose-red city of Petra to the sparkling gold of Muscat's Grand Mosque. This is the Middle East at its finest.

Couples Adventure Beach

$10,000 pp

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Honeymoon in the Greek Islands

Honeymoon in the Greek Islands

Athens, Milos, Sifnos & Santorini

Discover the beauty and romance of the Cyclades islands on this spectacular Greece tour. Soak up the history of Athens and then go off the beaten track to admire the incredible landscapes of Milos and the rugged beauty of Sifnos. End your voyage on Greece’s most romantic island, Santorini, with breathtaking caldera views and glorious sunsets.

Couples Beach Culture

$10,800 pp

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Ultimate Croatia

Ultimate Croatia

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 while taking some time to explore on...

Couples Culture Beach

$11,200 pp

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Ultimate Tanzania

Ultimate Tanzania

Manyara, Ngorongoro, Serengeti & Zanzibar

A luxurious and iconic trip taking in some of Tanzania's true highlights and staying at some of the best properties in East Africa. Explore the Rift Valley's wildlife-rich national parks, Masai culture and dramatic scenery, before flying to a pristine beach on the east coast of Zanzibar.

Diving Snorkelling Wildlife

$22,800 pp

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Epic Portugal

Epic Portugal

Lisbon & Comporta

Many of Portugal's spectacular beaches are within easy reach of Lisbon - this itinerary combines the hustle and bustle of the city with the pristine sands of Comporta, traveling from vibrant Lisbon to this tranquil beach town.

Beach Couples Culture

$4,000 pp

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Epic Cambodia

Epic Cambodia

Siem Reap, Phnom Penh, Krabey Island

Leap headfirst into this epic trip through stunning Cambodia. Releasing your inner boho vibes you will be consumed by the beauty and aura of this mesmerizing country, staying in the stylish chic hideaway retreats while taking in the natural scenery and wildlife around you. Embracing life with these ultimate experiences as you plunge into all this...

Beach Couples

$4,800 pp

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Epic Malaysia and Borneo

Epic Malaysia and Borneo

Gaya Island, Kinabatangan River, Kuala Lumpur & Langkawi

We’ve set the bar high with this incredible two-week adventure to Borneo and Malaysia. Get ready for wildlife encounters in lush emerald jungles and tropical marine underworlds, dine at world-class restaurants and enjoy romantic moments under the moonlight on a deserted beach. This is a unique opportunity to discover new things and relax with the...

Beach Couples Off the beaten track

$5,000 pp

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Epic Thailand

Epic Thailand

Bangkok, Chiang Mai & Koh Yao Noi

Famous for its zingy flavors, colorful floating markets and golden temples, Thailand has got it all in one easy-to-explore package. Blend this with unusual experiences and palm-studded beaches and you’ve got a perfect Thailand tour that will make you the envy of your friends back home. Cool and stylish hotels provide comfort throughout too.

Beach Adventure Fishing

$3,400 pp

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Extraordinary South Australia

Extraordinary South Australia

Flinders Ranges, Adelaide, Kangaroo Island, Sydney & Lord Howe Island

Dive straight into this epic trip through Southern Australia, your insta-account will never have been so busy as you immerse in wild bush luxury, unique retreats and awesome trips full of vibrancy and adventure. Staying in uber cool hideaways, you will be taken to the best boho bars, tour award-winning vineyards, reconnect on chill-out beaches,...

Off the beaten track Wildlife Beach

$23,000 pp

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FAQs about Luxury Beach Holidays

  • What destinations have secluded beaches?

    Some of the best destinations to find secluded beaches include the Seychelles, Maldives, and the Caribbean.

    When you book a luxury beach vacation, you don't expect packed resorts, umbrellas as far as the eye can see, and the roar of jet skis. You expect somewhere you can experience pure peace and bliss. Having traveled far and wide, our experts know all the best-kept secrets. They can help you find the perfect secluded beach to unwind on, where the only sounds you'll hear are the gentle lapping of waves and the soft calls of native birds.

  • Where can I explore a range of beaches?

    If one beach isn't enough to satisfy your wanderlust, island-hopping is a fantastic way to see a breadth of locations. Destinations like Indonesia, Greece, and Thailand offer you ample opportunity to sample a huge range of beaches in a short space of time.

    Tell us what you want from your luxury beach vacation and we'll tailor your itinerary to include just that. From vast expanses of white sand to magical sea cave excursions, we'll put the whole spectrum of experiences within your reach.

  • What are the best luxury beach vacation destinations for couples?

    Looking for a romantic getaway? We offer a special selection of beach vacations for couples in the Mediterranean featuring pristine beaches, luxury resorts and stunning scenery – the ideal recipe for making memories that last a lifetime.

    Let us get to know who you are as a couple and what you want from your luxury beach vacation. We'll then pair this understanding with our on-the-ground expertise to design an idyllic and intimate trip.

  • What are the best luxury family beach vacation destinations?

    Trips to the beach are always popular with children, and our all-inclusive luxury beach vacations are no exception to this rule. Our portfolio of luxury family beach vacations features child-friendly retreats in a range of locations, with more than enough activities to keep the whole family entertained during your stay.

    And if you want some time away from the little ones, our Explorers Kids Clubs cater to children aged from four months to 11 years and above.

  • Where are the best white-sand beaches?

    The world is brimming with beautiful white-sand beaches, each unique and special in its own right. It's impossible to choose a single one above all the rest, but some of our firm favorites include:

    There's nothing quite like the dream-like contrast between azure waters lapping against stark-white sand. If this experience is a must-have for your luxury beach vacation, let us know and we'll do everything we can to make it happen.

  • Do you offer luxury adults-only beach vacations?

    We believe that everyone deserves some rest and recuperation, which is why we're happy to offer luxury adults-only beach vacations that give you the quality time off you deserve. You won't need to worry about avoiding the school vacations or not being able to enjoy yourself to the fullest. Whether you want to bask in opulence and sophistication in an adult-only hotel or simply want guaranteed peace and quiet to unwind in, we can help you make the most out of your time away.

  • Do you offer luxury adults-only beach vacations?

    We believe that everyone deserves some rest and recuperation, which is why we're happy to offer luxury adults-only beach vacations that give you the quality time off you deserve. You won't need to worry about avoiding the school breaks or not being able to enjoy yourself to the fullest. Whether you want to bask in opulence and sophistication in an adult-only hotel or simply want guaranteed peace and quiet to unwind in, we can help you make the most out of your time away.

  • How can I plan my luxury beach vacation?

    With so many destinations offering great beaches, planning your perfect luxury beach vacation can seem like an impossible task. One of the key benefits of traveling with Scott Dunn is that we'll take on the hard work for you, and we'll work tirelessly to make your experience truly out of the ordinary.

    From specific locations to broad themes, you can simply tell us what you want from your trip and we'll craft you a customized itinerary to match. And if you need some inspiration, our experts are more than happy to help.

  • How long will my luxury beach vacation last?

    Our itineraries typically run from between five and 18 nights, giving you plenty of time to soak up the blissful freedom. You shouldn't feel confined to these periods, though, as we can tailor your luxury beach vacation to whatever timeline works best for you.

  • How much do luxury beach vacations cost?

    Our itineraries start at around $2,500 per person depending on your chosen destination but the final cost will depend on the specific experiences and details you choose for your luxury beach vacation.

    With customized vacations, it's hard to give an exact price straight away, but you'll have complete transparency throughout the whole planning process and know the exact price before booking.

  • How can I book a luxury beach vacation?

    Get in touch with our team by calling us on the number listed below or filling out our online inquiry form. Our travel experts will get to understand what you want from your luxury beach vacation and create a bespoke itinerary for you.

Why Choose Scott Dunn for Luxury Beach Vacations?

  • Leading specialists

    We've won Condé Nast Traveler's Top Travel Specialists in the World for 11 years in a row, so you can count on us to deliver an out-of-the-ordinary experience.

  • Local insight

    Our experts travel extensively, giving them intimate experience of each of our locations. They'll use this insider knowledge to show you the best your chosen destination has to offer.

  • Customized trips

    We revel in the details that make sure our vacations are every bit as unique as our clientele. No matter what you want from your luxury beach vacation, the possibilities are endless.

  • Seamless service

    We're on hand to help every step of your journey, from planning and booking to providing 24/7 expert support while you're away.

Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your holiday

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Luxury Beach Holiday Guides and Inspiration

Pack your bags and get ready for sunset views and piña coladas with our inspirational vacation guides.

Penned 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.

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