Picking the right beach holiday shouldn’t be difficult. To help you find your dream beach break, take a look at a few our favourite destinations for a little inspiration. Romantics will easily be seduced by the allure of the Greek Islands. The island of Crete has phenomenal coastlines and makes a wonderful choice for a 2017/2018 beach holiday. Paphos in Cyprus is popular year round, and don't forget about Albufeira and beach-heavy Algarve! Or, if you fancy a Caribbean adventure, Barbados is a sure-win. Don't forget the Mediterannean beauty, Malta, either!
With loveholidays it's easy to choose the right flights, book the right hotel, lay back and let the holidays take care of itself.
We love a beach holiday on an island – what's better for your holidays than a sunsoaked islet surrounded by white sands and blue seas? Back on mainland, the Costa Blanca and the Algarve will certainly compete for any beach-lovers favour. With loveholidays there is a world of great destinations to choose from, and we're here to guide you. Whatever your perfect beach break, we'll find you the best deals and get your toes in the sand in no time!
Most popular Beach hotels
H.TOP Olympic Hotel
Calella, Costa Brava
Alborada Beach Club
Costa del Silencio, Tenerife
Kusadasi Golf And Spa Resort
Kusadasi, Aegean Coast
Club Cala Romani Hotel
Cales de Majorca, Majorca
Kervansaray Marmaris Hotel
Garcia Resort & Spa
Olu Deniz, Dalaman
The St. George’s Park Hotel
We’ve talked about the Canaries and the Balearics, all technically Spanish, but mainland Spain offers even more beaches!
The famed Costa Blanca and the iconic resort of Benidorm has long been a favourite beach holiday destination. If Benidorm isn't your cup of tea, or if you've been before, what about Torremolinos along the Costa del Sol in 2017? Lloret de Mar is in the heart of Costa Brava and a firm family favourite. Keep searching for your perfect playa holiday!
There’s three top beach destinations in Costa Blanca around the focus point of Benidorm. First is Playa de Levante, the sandy heart of Benidorm. Perfect for families, Levante is a Blue Flag beach, staffed by a team of lifeguards and boasting perfect sandcastle sand. At night, the playa comes alive, and the bars, cafes, restaurants and shops teem with activity.
Poniente Beach is enormous, and lies just west of old town. You’re bound to find a spot to relax in 2017, as Poniente Beach is generally less crowded than its Costa Blanca neighbours. With all the usual facilities and sunbeds, Poniente has spotless sands and caters perfectly to all age groups. At night, Poniente is a little more quiet than Levante, but still boasts its fair share of restaurants and cafes.
Malpas Beach is a smaller, different beach to the other Benidorm Costa Blanca destinations. Just next to the harbour, below the cliffs, Malpas Beach is a small and delightful playa and is usually not as crowded as its neighbours. Perfect for relaxing holidays.
The Balearics are all about the beaches. Majorca is an all-time holiday favourite, its waiting for your 2017 holidays! It might be something to do with the wide range of resorts and hotels available, or the tempting deals available whilst booking a beachfront hotel. Don't forget the cheap flights and exciting nights! From the quiet holidays in Alcudia (Alcanada comes to mind) to the bustling Playa de Cala Mayor close to the capital city of Palma, Majorca has a beach that’ll suit your holiday desires. Majorca has inclusive luxury, beach siestas and beachfront hotels. We’d say look no further for your 2017 beach holiday, but we have so much more to tell you.
Ibiza and Menorca make great Balearic alternatives to Majorca. Ibiza is the queen of party nights, and Menorca is the complete opposite. From stamping feet on an Ibiza beach to the secluded coastal rambling on Menorca, we like to think that Majorca finds the middle-ground between the three islands.
With this range of choice, and cheap flights, the Balearics are a superior destination for a truly unforgettable beach holiday.
Portugal & The Algarve
Holidays to Spain might seem appealing right now, but don't forget about Portugal. Although the Canaries and Balearics might have stunning beaches, it’ll take a lot to beat some of the sandy spots along the Algarve in Portugal.
From Lagos in the west, all the way along the 200km stretch of coastline to Olhao in the East, the Algarve sports some of the finest beaches in the world. We like to compare it to the Costa del Sol, although each praia on the Algarve retains its own, unique charm.
Central Algarve is the most popular because of its concentration of fantastic beaches and excellent seafront hotels. Albufeira is queen of the Algarve and the beaches here are stunning. Our pick of the bunch is Praia dos Pescadores, right in the heart of Albufeira. A bustling beach with seafront promenade, you’ll find restaurants, bars and the hubbub of the Algarve.
Don’t worry. The magic of the Algarve is the fact that you can get away from the crowds relatively easily. With so many beaches that are hard to reach, far from the beach hotels, there are plenty of opportunities for a moment of seclusion. Falesia Beach is a classic, and the striking landscape is just beautiful. Although not completely deserted, it’s quieter than the resort areas. For a moment of real peace (ideal for a romantic stroll) you’ve got to visit Praia do Barranco das Belharucas, just next to Falesia Beach.
Just like their Balearic cousins, the Canary Islands boast some of the finest holidays in Spain. Again, the variety here is stunning. From the bustling nights of Lanzarote, to the quiet coastlines of Fuerteventura, the Canaries have everything you need for the ideal 2017 beach holiday. Booking a hotel that fits your holiday needs isn't tricky. From all inclusive luxury in Lanzarote to a self-catering culinary adventure in Tenerife, Canaria has something for you.
Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands, and where do we start with Tenerife, the beachiest of destinations? There are beaches everywhere.
The top resorts, like Los Cristianos and Playa de las Americas offer up some of the busier beach hang-outs on Tenerife, whereas you can find a quiet spot or two in Costa Adeje. With hotels ranging from quaint family run apartments to all inclusive hotels with their own private beachfront, Tenerife has something for every type of beach holiday.
We can’t forget about Lanzarote, Fuerteventura or Gran Canaria. Even the smaller islands, like La Gomera, have a beach to please even the most seasoned beachbum. We can’t possibly list them all here, but we recommend Corralejo Viejo in Fuerteventura, Playa del Ingles in Gran Canaria and Flamingo Beach in Lanzarote.