Explore the best beach destinations in the world with lastminute.com
Recharge your batteries and soak up the sunshine with breaks by the sea. Beat the winter blues with breaks in the Canaries or the Maldives, head for spring trips to Malta, or organise summer family adventures in the Balearics. Whenever you want to stretch out on the sand, a huge range of hotels near the beach can't wait to accept your booking. Here are a few of destinations for sunseekers to think about:
- Majorca - The largest Balearic island is ringed with exceptional beaches. Be surrounded by pine forests and mountains in tucked away coves like Cala Agulla, explore the dunes around Alcudia, or mix nightlife and beach relaxation at Illetas.
- Ibiza - Catering for a party crowd, but great for families, Ibiza is another Balearic dream for beach lovers. Find a hotel near beauty spots like Cala d'Hort or mingle with crowds at Las Salinas.
- Costa del Sol - Andalucia's irresistible coastal region features upscale resorts like Marbella and historical attractions at Granada and Seville, while beaches like Burriana never disappoint.
- Malta - Sun-baked, laid-back, and simply beautiful, Malta's coastline features red sandy bays like Golden Bay, water sports hubs at Mellieha, and snorkelling hotspots like Daħlet Qorrot.
- Algarve - Portugal's southern beach region is full of beach destinations that won't let travellers down, from Albufeira to Praia da Luz.
Discover the best beach hotels in the world
When you're heading to the best beach destinations, it's important to choose a hotel that measures up to the scenery. Exceptional hotels can be found in every destination, and there are a few styles to choose from:
- All-inclusive beach hotels - These hotels offer everything you need in one handy package, from food and drink to accommodation, excursion bookings, sporting facilities, and airport transfers. Whether you head to Antalya or Fuerteventura, snacks and experiences are paid-up and there to enjoy.
- Family beach hotels - Many hotels near the beach cater specifically for families, delivering the best possible service for kids and parents alike. Expect plenty of activities for younger travellers, food for infants, and assistance with whatever emergencies arise.
- Adults beach hotels - Alternatively, some beach hotels have been designed for grown-ups - with night-long DJ sets, numerous bars, and romantic coastal spots just a short walk away. From Cancun to Cala Mayor, these beach hotels are perfect for couples.
- Luxury beach hotels - Want to be pampered at every stage during your beach escapes? If so, Lastminute's selection of luxury hotels is the place to look. Whether you fancy a trip to Barcelona, or a getaway in Dubai, these hotels offer the best of everything. From spas and Infinity pools, to global cuisine, it will all be a stone's throw away from private beaches.