Best Beach Holiday Adventures
Beach holidays are all about fun in the sun. Whether you’re looking for the perfect paradise escape full of sandy bays and natural splendour with cocktails in hand or something more adventurous with water sports and hiking sensations, beach holidays have it all.
Here are the best beach holiday adventures, from the shores of blissful Barbados to the laid-back natural spectacular of Crete. You’re in for the beach holiday of a lifetime.
Holidays in Barbados are all about bringing the Caribbean culture to life on the shores of idyllic white-sand beaches. From tantalising unique cuisine to some of the best rum in the world, Barbados is a beautiful compilation of a blissful paradise with sensational Caribbean culture.
If days of lying on the beach, soaking up the balmy Barbados sun sounds good, there is over 92km of beach to choose from. The soft sands and warm clear waters offer some of the best beach holidays in the world.
For those after some adventure, the water sports are out of this world. But don’t forget about the emerald, green interior where hiking among the trees and exploring the many waterfalls await. Barbados is a true natural beauty.
Christ Church on the south of the island is the place to be for some tantalising traditional cuisine at the Oistins Friday Night Fish Fry. The beachfront restaurants invite you to savour some of the best Barbadian cuisine, along with gorgeous ocean views and a lively atmosphere. At sunset, the rum cocktails are a must with the crisp sea air on your skin as you wish the sun a fond farewell with the sounds of reggae in the background.
Sugar Bay Barbados offers the ultimate beach holiday for families and couples. Located on a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this idyllic beachside retreat has everything you could want for a holiday in paradise. As a beachfront retreat, you’re in the best spot for swimming in the Barbados ocean. The two onsite swimming pools, one with a swim-up pool bar, invite you to relax in the splendour of the Caribbean. Then it’s off to the spa for an afternoon of relaxing treatments as the kids head to the kids’ club. The five on-site restaurants will also have you well taken care of with a range of local and international cuisine.
Carefree Crete holidays are in order with gorgeous harbours, family-run tavernas, and an abundance of beautiful beaches. As the largest of the Greek Islands, it's no surprise that you’re in for the very best of history and nature, with majestic mountains, stunning valleys, and historic architecture at every turn.
The natural splendour of Crete is what makes this the ultimate beach holiday. The island doesn’t only offer some of the most idyllic beaches but also a bevy of flora and wildlife. The orange and lemon groves are truly magical, with the scent of citrus filling the air as you make your way through the beautiful nature reserves.
For a laid-back vibe with understated luxury, Elounda holidays offer the best of both worlds. Situated on the northeast coastline, families and couples are in for a treat with the golden sand Blue Flag beaches inviting you to sit back on the loungers, wallow in the turquoise waters, or head out for a day of exciting water sports.
As a member of Leading Hotels of the World, Elounda Bay Palace offers luxury at its finest on the beachfront. The two private sandy beaches are the perfect way to enjoy the Crete sun, with umbrellas, beach butler services, and comfortable loungers. Hop into the turquoise waters for a swim or exciting water sports. The range of onsite restaurants will transport you around the world. From signature Greek and Mediterranean dishes to Italian and Japanese, the hotel has it all, with perfect wine pairings to match.
Holidays in Majorca offer a luxurious Spanish paradise where small fishing villages and golden sand beaches meet with a laid-back traditional feel. As the largest of Spain’s Balearic Islands, if you want something livelier, the capital, Palma boasts a bustling marina and luxurious shopping extravaganzas.
The smaller villages and resorts are where you want to be for true relaxation, history exploration, and natural splendour. Alcudia is located on Majorca’s northeast coast, offering miles of golden sands and historic cobbled streets, perfect for an afternoon stroll while taking in the fascinating architecture. The horseshoe-shaped bay is perfect if you’re looking for wind-free beach days with the warm Mediterranean ocean at your fingertips.
Zafiro Palace Alcudia offers family festivities where the whole family can enjoy their Majorca holiday. There are nine swimming pools where savouring the Spanish sunshine on comfortable loungers is the top activity for the day. Alternatively, head down to the golden sand beach for hours of swimming, water sports, and sandcastle building. Kids will love the children's only swimming pool with a pirate ship and two kids’ clubs. While parents can also take a break at the onsite spa, swim-up bars, and adults-only swimming pool. The mini golf and tennis courts are the ideal way for families to spend some time together before heading to one of the themed restaurants or buffet.
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