Beach vacations in Europe
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.
Beautiful beaches, azure waters and balmy temperatures, the beaches of the Mediterranean, Tenerife and Gran Canaria, easily rival those of the Caribbean.
A breeze to include as part of a multi-country Europe trip, we have a range of family-friendly luxury resorts, hotels and private residences to choose from, as well as intimate boutique hotels and villas made for lovers.
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Costa Navarino - Villas
The Peloponnese, Greece
Best for: Beach, Hotel villa, Villa
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.
Best for: Beach, Spa & health
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
Best for: Beach, Hotel villa, Villa
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.
Best for: Beach, Sailing & surfing, Diving
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.
Best for: Beach, Hotel villa, Sailing & surfing
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.
Pine Cliffs Resort
Best for: Beach, Golf, Hotel villa
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.
Praiano, Amalfi Coast, Italy
Best for: Beach, Culture, Spa & health
Casa Angelina is a contemporary 39-room boutique hotel set on a cliff with beautiful views over the Amalfi Coast. Whether you want to explore the fascinating coastline, relax on the beach or try delicious local cuisine, Casa Angelina is the ideal choice.
Porto Heli, The Peloponnese, Greece
Best for: Spa & health, Villa, Beach, Couples
Located on a hilltop overlooking Porto Heli on the east coast of the Peloponnese sits the luxurious Amanzoe. This 38-suite resort and spa offers guests a haven of peace and tranquillity, with panoramic sea views and stunning private beach club.
La Reserve Ramatuelle
Côte d’Azur, South of France, France
Best for: Beach
Close to St Tropez and the beautiful beaches of the Côte d'Azur, La Réserve Ramatuelle is a luxurious collection of architect designed rooms and suites and Provencal style villas. Relax surrounded by South of France chic and unforgettable views.