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Different travellers look for different things, but who doesn’t love a beach vacation? Sea, sand, sunshine, tanning sessions and succulent seafood - beach holidays restore the mind and soul like nothing else. We’ve scoped out some of the best beaches in the world, and our handpicked trips are designed to bring you the perfect balance of serenity, adventure and nightlife. So pack those shades and get ready for a tropical getaway.
Where will your beach vacation take you? You could be getting your well-needed vitamin D top up whilst sipping fresh coconut juice on the bright sandy beaches of Thailand’s East Islands, or even playing some frisbee with an audience of giant tortoises and iguanas in the Galapagos.
You could be surrounded by scenes of twinkling lights and beachfront dinners in the Mexican Riviera, or get a little bit of self reflection under the shade of an olive tree in Hvar. Whether you opt for the pebbly coastlines of the Emerald Isle or the palm trees of spiritually charged Goa, beach life is summoning you.
Our tropical vacations aren’t just about sand, either. As well as hooking you up with some of the dreamiest beachside accommodation in the world - such as Noah Surf Camp in Portugal or eco lodges in New Zealand - we sort you out with incredible experiences to make your trip even more unforgettable. From surf lessons to seafood cruises, scuba diving to Caribbean cooking classes, our beach trips are about so much more than sunbathing. Ready for a sunkissed adventure? Check out our beach holidays below!
What are the cheapest holiday destinations in Europe?
Countries in Eastern Europe and the Balkans tend to be less pricy than their Western counterparts. If you're looking for European beautiful beaches in cheap locations, think about Croatia, Bulgaria, Albania etc. If you want to go further afield, South East Asia has beautiful beaches and is notoriously cheap to eat and stay there.
Where are the best sandy beaches in Italy?
Italy has a lot of coastline, and a lot of it is jaw-droppingly beautiful. Sardinia has some of the most photogenic beaches in the world, where pure sands meet cragged cliffs and azure waters. We recommend snorkelling, as water doesn't get much clearer than this. Aside from Sardinia, Sicily boasts nature reserves with beaches such as Capreria, another perfect snorkelling destination.
Where is the cheapest place to go on a beach holiday?
Our personal shout is Thailand. This is the place you can enjoy pure white beaches, crystal clear waters, lazily swaying palm trees and either chilled or party vibes, depending on your mood. And the best part is, the food and the drink are cheaper than beach destinations in Europe, America or Australasia. We think the best way to experience this paradise is by island hopping, so check out our famed island hopper trip to see what all the fuss is about.
What are the best holiday destinations?
Depends on what you're looking for! Our planet has so much to offer. If you're looking for beaches, then South East Asia and Australia are the places to be. If you want culture, history and grandeur, touring Europe's sprawling cities will steal your heart. If you want sweeping national parks, exploring North America is a must. The question is, what type of traveller are you, and what adventure would you like to go on?
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