Luxury Beach Holidays In Europe

With some of the world’s best cuisines, various rich and historic cultures and many of the most luxurious hotels we know of, you just cannot go wrong with a European holiday. When it comes to the beach holidays, Europe doesn’t disappoint either.

In fact, beach holidays in Europe are one of our favourite ways to experience all that the continent has to offer. By making your base on a sun soaked stretch of sand in Greece or Italy, or Cyprus or Lanzarote (to name just a few of our favourite destinations), you are then free to embrace the local influences at leisure, perhaps on fun filled day trip or at a lively dinner spot.

No matter if you’re a couple looking to travel between beaches on a glamourous road trip, or a family looking for shallow seas and water sports aplenty, we know the perfect sandy spots to make your European beach holiday a winner.

To get you in the mood, take a look at some of our favourite European beach hotels below. We’ve got plenty more to offer too, so get in touch with one of our experts and let them help plan the perfect trip for you.

Luxury Beach Resorts & Hotels In Europe

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D Maris Bay

Location: Turquoise Coast | Turkey

Everything you’re looking for in a beach holiday in Turkey, you’ll find it all at D Maris Bay, a member of the Leading Hotels of the World. This super-luxury resort sits on the cusp of the mountains on the Datca Peninsula, facing the cobalt seas, and securing itself six-star status with its luxurious style, delectable cuisine and idyllic private beaches.

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

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

Park Hyatt Mallorca

Location: Mallorca | Spain

Overlooking the Canyamel Valley, Park Hyatt Mallorca is a traditional hotel made up of elegant terraced houses. Nestled in five hectares of gardens, this is a home away from home and the perfect place for a luxurious escape.

Best for: Setting & Views, Couples, Peace & Quiet, Luxury Hotel

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

Anassa

Location: Polis | Cyprus

Anassa in Cyprus is an elegant and stylish hotel built in the style of a traditional Greek village with a truly Mediterranean feel. Anassa provides gorgeous gardens, a long stretch of pristine beach, light and airy bedrooms and an enormous Thalassa spa.

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

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

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

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

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 Romanos, Costa Navarino

Location: Athens & Southern Mainland Greece | Greece

Set among rolling greenery along The Dunes Beach, The Romanos, a Luxury Collection Resort, is an idyllic Greek retreat and collection of luxury suites and villas overlooking the sparkling Ionian Sea.

Best for: Beach, Family-friendly, Setting & Views, Food & Wine

Domes Noruz Chania

Location: Crete & Corfu | Greece

The award-winning Domes Noruz Chania, an Autograph Collection hotel, has a stunning setting, with an unbeatable location on the gorgeous Agioi Apostoloi beach, and its stylish suites all come with their own pool or Jacuzzi - perfect for honeymoons and long weekends. With its effortless elegance and unique ambience, this hotel is fast becoming one of our favourite spots for a Grecian getaway.

Best for: Couples, Honeymoon, Boutique Hotel, Beach

Kensho Psarou

Location: Mykonos | Greece

Kensho Psarou is a five-star boutique resort on the iconic Psarou Beach, where the rich and famous dock their yachts to head to the exclusive Nammos Beach Club. The beach is perfect for sunbathing, swimming or enjoying a range of water sports, while the cultural and historic attractions of Mykonos are within easy reach.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Beach, Water activities, Boutique Hotel

7Pines Ibiza

Location: Ibiza & Formentera | Spain

The villas at 7Pines are nestled in a serene cliffside pine grove overlooking the Mediterranean, and offer a stylish home away from home by the ocean. This resort is a luxurious and serene alternative to Ibiza’s renowned nightlife, a quiet sanctuary from which to explore the island’s beautiful beaches and traditional towns.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Setting & Views, Water activities, Chic Design

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

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

Kempinski Hotel Bahia

Location: Costa Del Sol | Spain

Kempinski Hotel Bahia is a stylish and elegant hotel, and an ideal base for discovering Spain’s beautiful Costa del Sol. Relax on the beach and on your terrace overlooking the Mediterranean, dine on fresh seafood and explore the historic town of Estepona and beyond.

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

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