Beautiful beaches are like snowflakes – no two are the same.
So trying to choose the perfect spot for a much-needed break is a tricky task.
But we’ve taken the hard work out of it for you, scouring the globe to locate not just the best stretches of coastline, but also the greatest beach hotels around.
Whether you’re looking for action-packed watersports, infinity pools with a view or secluded bliss on silky sands, we’ve got you covered.
And when you book with British Airways Holidays you can travel with complete peace of mind. You can reserve with deposits from just £60 per person before paying the balance in as many instalments* as you like.
Every holiday is ATOL-protected and includes 23kg of baggage allowance per person. Plus there’s a 24-hour holiday helpline in case you have any doubts or questions once at your resort – just one of the reasons why 94 per cent of British Airways Holidays customers say they would consider booking with them again.
And with its Customer Promise, British Airways Holidays offers flexibility for your trip, with fee-free cancellation or amendment options* and speedy refunds if your holiday is cancelled.
So all you have to do is decide where in the world you’ll go… Here’s our pick of some of the best beach hotels…
Hillside Beach Club
Stroll through the pines to reach quiet, adults-only Silent Beach
Why choose one stunning beach when you can have three?
That’s the philosophy at Hillside Beach Club. This five-star resort is set on secluded Kalemya Bay in southwest Turkey, where pine-clad cliffs lead down to the beach and turquoise waters lap the shore, creating a truly dreamy hideaway.
And the beach really is the star attraction here. Not only can you can dine under the stars waterside, you can enjoy sports ranging from wakeboarding and canoeing to sailing and even scuba diving at this incredible resort. Not to mention activities including family yoga sessions on the beach, tennis lessons and even DJ and dancing sessions. Little ones will love the waterpark, sandpit and playground, while even toddlers have their own “baby pit”.
This five-star resort is set on secluded Kalemya Bay in southwest Turkey, where pine-clad cliffs lead down to the beach
At Hillside Beach Club you can actually take your pick of beaches – which will you choose?
And at Hillside Beach Club you can actually take your pick of beaches. Main Beach is family-friendly, or stroll through the pines to reach quiet, adults-only Serenity Beach. Whichever you choose, you can order drinks directly to your sunlounger at the touch of a button with the exclusive Beach Order App.
Or those who really want to escape from it all for a few languorous hours should make their way to Silent Beach, where the name tells you all you need to know about this heavenly spot.
Dine under the stars at Hillside Beach Club
Looking for even more relaxation? Sink into Sanda Nature Spa for Balinese treatments or a traditional Turkish bath and when it comes to dining, there are plenty of options. From the Main Restaurant to stylish Pasha in the Bay, you can enjoy fresh produce and international flavours, with plenty of healthy options.
When it comes to perfect beach breaks, Hillside Beach Club has it all.
Book your beach holiday to Turkey at ba.com/hillside
Hilton Caribbean All-Inclusive Resorts
An adults-only retreat, Hilton Playa del Carmen, Mexico is the latest to join the collection
If there’s one brand associated with postcard-perfect stretches of sand, it is Hilton Caribbean All Inclusive Resorts, which is found in some of the best locations in the Caribbean.
Think soft white sands, swaying palms and cerulean waters.
An adults-only retreat located just steps away from buzzing Fifth Avenue with Caribbean views of sea and powdery white sands, Hilton Playa del Carmen, Mexico is the latest to join the collection. Relax by the vast lagoon-like pool or enjoy waiter service at the private beach.
Hilton La Romana overlooks Bayahibe Bay, one of the most beautiful beaches on the island of the Dominican Republic
Or perhaps you’ll choose the Dominican Republic and a stay at the Hilton La Romana Adult Resort. This waterfront property overlooks Bayahibe Bay, one of the most beautiful beaches on the island. The water here gleams in vivid hues of turquoise and aquamarine, making it the perfect spot for a romantic getaway.
The Hilton La Romana Family Resort has everything you’ll need for a memorable holiday with the kids
There are hours of fun to be had at the on-site waterpark
Families itching for a great Dominican beach holiday needn’t feel left out, however. Next door to the Hilton La Romana Adult Resort is the Hilton La Romana Family Resort.
Here the whole brood can enjoy both the beach and the hotel’s impressive water park. Beyond waterslides and tube slides, it features a lazy river and kids’ splash zone.
Jamaica is another idyllic spot for a beach holiday and at the elegant Hilton Rose Hall you can stay in a restored 18th-century sugar estate
And of course, Jamaica is another idyllic spot for a beach holiday and at the elegant Hilton Rose Hall, situated on the legendary 18th Century Rose Hall Estate. This beautiful resort offers some of the best views of famed Montego Bay – a dreamy destination with wonderful service.
But let’s not forget the fantastic Sugar Mill Falls Water Park. With slides, terraced pools, a lazy river and a swim-up bar, it’ll keep the whole family happy from dawn ’til dusk.
On the southern Spanish coast, along the stunning Costa del Sol, you’ll find Ikos Andalusia
If a luxury Mediterranean getaway is just what the doctor ordered, then look no further than Ikos Resorts, which has stylish properties set on jaw-dropping coastlines.
On the southern Spanish coast, along the stunning Costa del Sol, you’ll find Ikos Andalusia. In this ocean-front desert oasis, palm-lined pools sit alongside beautifully-manicured gardens not to mention there are also eight swimming pools and seven signature restaurants to try during your stay.
On the Greek island of Kos, Ikos Aria welcomes you to this stunning Aegean locale with a beachfront property overlooking azure waters
The Aria features eight tantalising restaurants and indoor and outdoor heated pools
Then there’s the Greek island of Kos, where Ikos Aria welcomes you to this stunning Aegean locale with a beachfront property overlooking azure waters. The Aria features eight tantalising restaurants, indoor and outdoor heated pools, and experiences like a Mini Drive Adventure, where you can explore the island in your own Mini Cooper.
On the island of Corfu, Ikos Dassia is set amongst fragrant woodland, overlooking the glittering Ionian Sea
On the island of Corfu, Ikos Dassia is set amongst fragrant woodland, overlooking the glittering Ionian Sea and is a favourite for its blend of family-friendly activities, exquisite cuisine and warm welcome.
Head to the mainland to the lush peninsula region of Halkidiki. Here you’ll find Ikos Oceania where gardens tumble down to the beach
Also in Halkidiki is Ikos Olivia where you can relax in peace and tranquility
Or head to the mainland to the lush peninsula region of Halkidiki. Here you’ll find both Ikos Oceania, where gardens tumble down to the beach and infinity pools make the most of the views, and Ikos Olivia, surrounded by ancient olive trees and shady pines, with swim-up pool bars and lovely landscaped gardens.
Whichever Ikos Resort you choose, you’ll find a stylish escape that both children and adults will love.
Book your Greece or Spain all Inclusive holiday at ba.com/ikos
Hilton Barbados Resort
The Hilton Barbados Resort offers two stunning beaches for the price of one, sitting on its own private peninsula, with soft white sands stretching along either side
Blue skies and crystal clear waters await you at the Hilton Barbados Resort
Looking for a slice of Barbados heaven?
The Hilton Barbados Resort offers two stunning beaches for the price of one, sitting on its own private peninsula, with soft white sands stretching along either side. The only dilemma you’ll face here is deciding which one to laze upon throughout the day.
If you can tear yourself away from the beach, a stunning two-level infinity pool awaits
If you can tear yourself away from the beach, a stunning two-level infinity pool awaits, as well as the Eforea spa with its personalised treatments, sauna and even a massage bed of heated sand.
No matter your room or suite, you’ll enjoy sweeping Caribbean views
No matter your room or suite, you’ll enjoy sweeping Caribbean views and your hotel even has its own UNESCO World Heritage Site – it’s the home of the 17th-century Charles Fort, offering a fascinating glimpse into the history of Barbados, alongside those idyllic beaches and Hilton’s signature attentive service.
Add in the hotel’s great location – just minutes from buzzy St Lawrence Gap and the capital Bridgetown, and you have the perfect Caribbean destination.
Book your Barbados beach holiday at ba.com/hiltonbarbados
*T&Cs apply. Deposit balance due 7 weeks in advance for long haul and 28 days in advance for short haul. 28 days’ notice required for fee-free changes or cancel for voucher to holidays originally due to be completed before 31 Aug ’22. Any re-booking price increases apply. Travel restrictions may apply.