Luxury Beach Holidays

We’re self-proclaimed sun worshippers here at Exsus Travel, and as much as we love adventuring on our travels, sometimes we just want to sit on a beach and let the sun warm our bones. After all, the madness of everyday life means that a holiday which is all about relaxation is often just what the doctor ordered, and there’s nowhere better to fully switch off than at the beach.

Thankfully our years of travel mean we’ve compiled quite the list of the world’s best beaches, and can recommend the perfect destination to suit just about anyone. Whether it’s a romantic week in Greece or a big family jaunt to the Caribbean, we know the best spots to sink your toes into the sand.

To make sure you have the best beach holiday possible, we have also hand-picked the very best beachfront hotels, which all offer unbeatable locations and fantastic service. From bohemian boutique hotels to chic resorts with amazing infinity pools, and even entire private island hotels, we know the very best properties in the beach business. Of course, a beach holiday doesn’t have to be all about doing nothing, and many of the hotel’s we work with also offer an extensive array of activities and facilities to keep even the most active traveller happy.

So if you’re hankering after a holiday in the sun, take a look at some of our favourite beachfront hotels below. We’ve got plenty more to offer too, so get in touch with one of our experts and let them help choose the perfect place for you.

JUST SOME OF OUR FAVOURITE LUXURY BEACH HOTELS...

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Hillside Beach Club

Location: Turquoise Coast | Turkey

Nestled in one of the oldest towns on the Lycian Coast, Hillside Beach Club in Fethiye is an ideal stylish retreat for your beach holiday in Turkey, offering spectacular views over the Aegean and activities for guests of all ages.

Best for: Beach, Water activities, Setting & Views, Family-friendly

Carlisle Bay

Location: Antigua

A great beach, sleek design and lashings of Caribbean charm make Carlisle Bay one of our favourite Antiguan hotels, ideally suited for all types of travellers. With a brilliant kids club cleverly tucked away from the main resort, everyone's a winner.

Best for: Family-friendly, Water activities, Setting & Views, Luxury Hotel

Annabelle

Location: Paphos & Around | Cyprus

Referred to as the 'grande dame' of Cyprus hotels, Annabelle has a longstanding reputation for five-star service, breathtaking views, delectable cuisine and state-of-the-art amenities.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Beach, Spa & Wellness, Food & Wine

Shangri-La's Le Touessrok Resort & Spa

Location: Mauritius

Shangri-La's Le Touessrok Resort & Spa is a world-renowned luxury hotel stood on the east coast of Mauritius, delivering Asian-influenced elegance in an enchanting Indian Ocean setting. The resort is supremely chic but retains a bohemian feel and Shangri-La’s legendary service and hospitality to boot, making it great for couples and families.

Best for: Beach, Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Snorkelling & Diving

Gran Hotel Bahia del Duque Resort

Location: The Canary Islands | Spain

This lavish hotel in Tenerife was dreamt up with a traditional village in mind, so between the rooms and villas you’ll find mock plazas, turrets and streets built in a colonial style. As such, despite the huge size of Gran Hotel Bahia del Duque Resort, the atmosphere here is warm and friendly – the members of staff even dress in traditional attire from the Canaries!

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Landscapes & Scenery, Beach, Multi-activity

Vakkaru

Location: Maldives

Vakkaru has a beautiful island setting in the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of the Baa Atoll. With no other islands in sight, total escapism awaits you here, and you can indulge in luxury accommodation and panoramic views. Have everything you could ask for at your fingertips, from a spa and a pristine beach for premium relaxation to activities from cycling around the island to diving with dolphins and manta rays in the aquamarine waters.

Best for: Beach, Honeymoon, Family-friendly, Setting & Views

Borgo Egnazia

Location: Puglia & The Deep South | Italy

Italy is synonymous with family and culture, as is the palatial yet welcoming Borgo Egnazia. Built in the style of a traditional Apulian village using local stone, marble and wood, and surrounded by olive and lemon trees, this sprawling resort inspires you to explore the architecture and history of the unspoilt villages in the area. 

Best for: Service & Hospitality, Family-friendly, Setting & Views, Luxury Hotel

Princesa Yaiza Suite Hotel Resort

Location: The Canary Islands | Spain

On the volcanic island of Lanzarote sits the Princesa Yaiza Suite Hotel Resort, with views for miles over the Atlantic and rolling mountainous landscapes.

Best for: Family-friendly, Beach, Setting & Views, Multi-activity

Fusion Maia Da Nang

Location: Central Vietnam | Vietnam

The luxurious Fusion Maia Da Nang is home to Asia’s first all-inclusive spa, and is pushing all the boundaries: not only is the spa the largest in central Vietnam, the Maia Spa therapies are leading the field in Vietnam in providing blissful wellness and wellbeing solutions for a perfectly balanced lifestyle. We feel more relaxed already...

Best for: Spa & Wellness, Beach, Luxury Hotel, Chic Design

Verdura Resort

Location: Sicily & Aeolian Islands | Italy

Verdura Resort is a modern beachfront resort with stunning views of the ocean. Inside, this luxury Rocco Forte hotel has a stylish design, alongside fantastic facilities and activities as well as plenty of ways to relax. 

Best for: Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Spa & Wellness, Water activities

Four Seasons Resort Seychelles at Desroches Island

Location: Seychelles

Four Seasons Resort Seychelles at Desroches Island is a luxurious retreat where you can get away from it all in style. Uninhabited but for a tiny village and local wildlife such as the Aldabra giant tortoise, the island of Desroches is a supremely peaceful and beautiful place. 

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Hideaway, Peace & Quiet, Beach

Sani Beach

Location: Central & Northern Greece | Greece

Sani Beach is a five-star beachfront hotel in the luxury Sani Resort, on the Kassandra peninsula of Halkidiki in northern Greece. With four international restaurants, six bars, a spa and even an open-air theatre, everything you need for a relaxing stay is within easy reach here, with a range of physical activities and adventures for kids also on offer.

Best for: Beach, Luxury Hotel, Family-friendly, Water activities

Ikos Dassia

Location: Crete & Corfu | Greece

Ikos Dassia, perched on Corfu's coastline, is an idyllic Grecian getaway with a contemporary Mediterranean influence. Outlined by woodland and overlooking the turquoise Ionian waters, the serene setting and whitewashed tranquillity that is typical of Greece makes for the perfect luxury escape.

Best for: Beach, Multi-activity, Family-friendly, Chic Design

The Chedi Muscat

Location: Muscat | Oman

A member of the Leading Hotels of the World, the Chedi Muscat is an oasis of luxury and calm on the beautiful shores of Oman, where the crystal waters of the Gulf of Oman reflect the dramatic Hajar Mountains behind, and offers stylish luxury accommodation, exceptional restaurants and stunning facilities including a beautiful pool. 

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Chic Design, Setting & Views, Beach

Domes of Elounda

Location: Crete & Corfu | Greece

Chic, stylish and opulent, Domes of Elounda, an Autograph Collection hotel, excels in combining the essence of Greek culture, cuisine and architecture with all the facilities of a luxury resort. Set in gardens of bougainvillea and olive groves overlooking the Aegean and the island of Spinalonga, it offers privacy, space and extraordinary service in spades.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Setting & Views, Chic Design, Beach

Martinhal Sagres Family Resort

Location: The Algarve | Portugal & Madeira

With a philosophy of being family-friendly at its core, the Martinhal Sagres Family Resort in the Algarve combines contemporary design and fantastic service on the dazzling beach of Martinhal Bay. It offers stylish accommodation and a range of facilities, with a vast natural playground on the doorstep that both children and parents will love.

Best for: Beach, Chic Design, Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel

Amanpuri

Location: Phuket & Western Thailand | Thailand

Amanpuri bottles everything we love about Phuket, in an ultra-exclusive setting. Poised amongst lush coconut groves, and with a gorgeous private cove, Aman’s flagship retreat sets the standard for intuitive and fluid service.

Best for: Family-friendly, Hideaway, Honeymoon, Luxury Hotel

Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort

Location: Crete & Corfu | Greece

Located on the picturesque azure coast of Crete, the Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort offers stunning views over Mirabello Bay and the sea beyond. It has a laid-back vibe ideal for luxury family holidays, and offers facilities for all tastes including a private Blue Flag beach, a 9-hole golf course, a blissful spa, a freshwater swimming pool and several excellent restaurants.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Setting & Views, Beach, Family-friendly

Fairmont Royal Pavilion

Location: Barbados

The regal Fairmont Royal Pavilion has long been a favourite with discerning guests, and it's not hard to see why - it sits on the best and longest beach in Barbados, and offers lavish rooms with ocean views, great food and excellent service. With a prime location on Barbados' Platinum Coast, it is also near a number of shops, bars and restaurants.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Beach, Setting & Views, Snorkelling & Diving

MarBella Corfu

Location: Crete & Corfu | Greece

Spread out over a number of buildings set amongst tropical gardens, the MarBella Corfu is a luxury beach resort, just a stone's throw from the beach.

Best for: Beach, Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Water activities

One&Only The Palm

Location: Jumeirah Beach and The Palm | UAE

Set amidst beautifully landscaped gardens, trickling fountains and serene pools on the beachfront of Palm Island, One&Only The Palm encapsulates the refinement and stylish energy that characterises Dubai, with its rejuvenating spa the perfect place to recharge away from the buzz of the city.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Beach, Water activities, Family-friendly

The Westin Resort, Costa Navarino

Location: Athens & Southern Mainland Greece | Greece

Surrounded by luscious gardens next to an endless golden beach, The Westin Resort is a luxury Greek getaway in Costa Navarino. Inspired by historic Messinian mansions, the elegant architecture marries the hotel perfectly with the surrounding landscapes. 

Best for: Beach, Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Multi-activity

The Datai Langkawi

Location: Malaysian Islands | Malaysia & Borneo

The tropical island of Langkawi is dotted with white sand beaches and engulfed by glistening azure waters, and in the depths of its ancient rainforest, gazing out over the azure waters of the Andaman Sea, you’ll find the beautiful Datai Langkawi. With stylish villas, a superb spa and stunning restaurants, this resort delivers the utmost luxury, jungle style - don’t be too surprised to see families of monkeys lingering in the treetops...

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Setting & Views, Wildlife & Nature, Beach

Columbia Beach Resort

Location: Paphos & Around | Cyprus

Columbia Beach Resort is a serene Cypriot getaway, nestled in the stunning Pissouri Bay. Fringed by stretching palm trees and overlooking the Mediterranean, this five-star hotel combines modern luxury with classic Cypriot architecture and tradition.

Best for: Setting & Views, Spa & Wellness, Beach, Luxury Hotel

The Ritz-Carlton, Abama

Location: The Canary Islands | Spain

Tucked away in Guia de Isora, a tranquil and little-known area on the south-west coast of Tenerife, The Ritz-Carlton, Abama is a stylish five-star resort with abundant facilities for all ages, luxury accommodation and Michelin-star dining.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Family-friendly, Setting & Views, Multi-activity

Pine Cliffs Resort

Location: The Algarve | Portugal & Madeira

Pine Cliffs Resort is a stunning retreat on Portugal’s sunny southern coastline, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. With its luxurious accommodation, several restaurants and bars, a range of activities to enjoy and a beautiful beach on the doorstep, it ticks all the boxes.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Beach, Family-friendly, Multi-activity

Malliouhana

Location: Anguilla

With the ultimate sea view, Malliouhana is set atop a bluff gazing over the blue Caribbean and picture-perfect white sand beaches, and is the epitome of Caribbean luxury. Set amongst lush landscaped gardens, its beachfront accommodation and cascading infinity pools, combined with an eclectic tropical style, ooze modern-day island glamour.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Snorkelling & Diving, Beach, Setting & Views

Finca Cortesin

Location: Andalucía | Spain

Finca Cortesin is an ultra-luxurious hotel offering a heavenly sanctuary, with one of the longest golf courses in Europe - but it is definitely not all about the golf. Less is more is definitely the motto for this gem: fewer bedrooms equals more space in each room, and fewer guests means the greatest service and attention to detail.

Best for: Cultural Immersion, Food & Wine, Luxury Hotel, Service & Hospitality

Gloria Golf Resort

Location: Turquoise Coast | Turkey

Gloria Golf Resort is a five-star golfing resort in the Gloria Hotels & Resorts complex. Not only is it perfect for the avid golf player, but is also one of Antalya's most popular destinations for families, with entertainment designed for guests of all ages.

Best for: Multi-activity, Setting & Views, Family-friendly, Spa & Wellness

Martinhal Lisbon Cascais Family Resort Hotel

Location: Lisbon & Around | Portugal & Madeira

The Martinhal Lisbon Cascais Family Resort Hotel is a sophisticated yet child-friendly resort within easy reach of Lisbon and just over a mile from the nearest beach. It has an array of facilities for children, making sure they never get bored and allowing parents to have some down time.

Best for: Family-friendly, Multi-activity, Service & Hospitality, Landscapes & Scenery

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