Are you itching for a beach holiday? Have you been spending your days dreaming of white sandy shores, turquoise waters and luxury resorts? If heading off to a location where sun and sea combine, sounds like your idea of personal paradise, then look no further than these top spots where you can enjoy the beach vacation of a lifetime:
The Indian Ocean island archipelago of the Maldives is the quintessential beach holiday destination. These fantastic islands, which often boast only one hotel per island, offer the ultimate in luxury, combined with amazing diving and snorkelling spots with crystal clear blue waters. Aside from seeing the underwater world, there are also a variety of other activities you can enjoy in the Maldives, from kayaking, to surfing, kitesurfing, sailing and more. The Maldives’ gorgeous resorts also offer a space where you can find inner peace and lose yourself in the moment with some of the world’s best spas and restaurants, epic vistas and sweeping sands as far as the eye can see.
Another Indian Ocean gem, is one of the world’s most popular island destinations. This island offers a variety of fantastic beaches on which can be found a range of luxury family holiday resorts. These all-inclusive resorts cater to your every whim with a host of kids activities, golf courses, sport clubs and of course, all the water sports you could want. The island boasts great weather all year round, without the soaring unpleasant temperatures of some other beach destinations. It is also surprisingly affordable too, offering unrivalled value for money particularly when popular beach spots in the Mediterranean and the Caribbean are fully booked over peak holiday seasons.
Oman is often overlooked when booking a beach holiday. However this unique destination offers a hidden, breath-taking natural beauty. Here you will find amazing upscale resorts located on private sandy beaches in areas characterised by dramatic fjord-like scenery and beaches that seem to extend for miles on end. If you are looking for secluded bays, luxury villas, world-class spas, and amazing dive sites, then you can’t go wrong in Oman.
The Bahamas are well known as being one of the world’s top beach holiday destinations. While over 700 islands make up the Bahamas, only a few are accessible for travels. While these islands can get busy with tourists, you will also be delighted to discover quaint colonial architecture and hidden, quiet sandy beaches that add an authentic feel to this destination. Bahamas is famous for the pink sands, unique systems of underwater caves, and diving with elusive tiger sharks. This is the ultimate getaway for tranquillity and relaxation with some adventurous underwater activities thrown in, and of course evenings spent at the bar indulging in some delicious local rums.
Malta and Gozo
Malta and her sister island of Gozo provide a fun beachside escape that is easily accessible for Europeans and visitors from the United Kingdom. Despite the small size of these islands, they have a reputation for being one of the best diving destinations in the world. That is because the waters are very clear here and the summer temperatures are very pleasant. There is a good deal of diving options, other activities and a range of accommodation to suit any budget, making it the perfect place for a family getaway.