Where travel insiders are booking their beach holidays this summer

White sands, crystal clear waters and swaying palms! Where travel insiders are booking their beach holidays this summer

  • From the Mediterranean to the Caribbean, these beachfront hotels make for the perfect holiday

Nothing beats the feeling of finding the perfect beach. 

With golden sands, iridescent waters and a fringe of swaying palms, you have the perfect setting for the ultimate escape.

It’s even better if your hotel is set right on that stretch of sand, so you can enjoy waterfront cocktails, infinity pools with a view and al fresco restaurants overlooking the waves.

When you book a break with British Airways Holidays you’ll find some of the best beachfront hotels, set on the most idyllic coastlines. So whether you’re looking for a romantic retreat or a destination the whole family will love, start by choosing from a hand-picked selection of beach hotels from British Airways Holidays.

You can enjoy a host of other benefits too. Your holiday is completely ATOL-protected and you can book with deposits from just £60pp.* Your flight includes a 23kg baggage allowance as standard and with a 24-hour holiday helpline and refunds within 14 days if your holiday has to be cancelled, you can book your dream beach trip with complete peace of mind.*

Wondering where to travel for your sunshine break? Here are the beach hotels travel insiders will be booking this summer. 

Why not join them?

Stars of the Caribbean

Located in a prime position on Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula, the luxurious 5-star TRS Yucatan Hotel is an adults-only haven

Where travel insiders are booking their beach holidays this summer

It’s blue skies all the way at TRS Yucatan Hotel

Cocktails, coconuts and cuisine fit for the gods await on the sugary sands of Mexico’s Riviera Maya.

Located in a prime position on Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula, where mangrove forests meet the calm waters of the Caribbean Sea, the luxurious 5-star TRS Yucatan Hotel is an adults-only haven with a butler service, fantastic dining and access to a private beach.

Where travel insiders are booking their beach holidays this summer

Lazy days on the beach await on the beautiful Riviera Maya

There are plenty of activities on offer like snorkelling, kayaking and paddle-surfing or why not simply kick back on a Balinese bed by the infinity pool which overlooks the crystal waters and white sands? And there’s even more relaxation to be found at the Zentropia Palladium Spa & Wellness where you can indulge in a pampering treatment.

Where travel insiders are booking their beach holidays this summer

TRS Turquesa Hotel lies on the perfectly white sands of the Dominican Republic

Where travel insiders are booking their beach holidays this summer

Why not try your hand at a wide array of watersports?

Alternatively, head to the Dominican Republic and TRS Turquesa Hotel, which lies on white sands and offers the perfect opportunity to try your hand at a wide array of watersports. 

Explore vibrant coral reefs before trying the local rum as you relax by the pool or at a beach shack bar.

And when it comes to pools you’re spoiled for choice. There are seven to discover set across the whole resort, with two reserved for the exclusive use of guests at TRS Turquesa Hotel. 

Want to upgrade your stay? Then opt for one of the stunning swim-up suites.

Where travel insiders are booking their beach holidays this summer

There are seven pools to discover set across the whole resort, with two reserved for the exclusive use of guests at TRS Turquesa Hotel.

At either TRS luxury resort, you can spend your days exploring the local culture, meeting sea turtles and other marine life, or simply letting your stress wash away with the tide.

Click HERE to book your break at TRS Yucatan Hotel and HERE to find out more about TRS Turquesa Hotel.

Sunny Spanish shores

Where travel insiders are booking their beach holidays this summer

Soak up the sun at the Amàre Marbella Beach Hotel

Where travel insiders are booking their beach holidays this summer

When evening arrives head up to the rooftop bar to watch the sun meet the horizon while you sip on a stylish cocktail

Golden sands, cocktail masterclasses and a beach spa await on the Spanish coast, between the romantic Marbella Old Town and the crystalline waters of the Mediterranean Sea.

The Amàre Marbella Beach Hotel offers an adults-only sanctuary with an added level of privacy, while the stylish pool lined with towering palms provides a space to nap in the shade.

Where travel insiders are booking their beach holidays this summer

Need more relaxation? Book an indulgent treatment at the spa

After a day of beachside lounging and indulgent spa treatments, head up to the rooftop bar to watch the sun meet the horizon while you sip on a stylish cocktail.

Or why not escape to the White Isle? 

Where travel insiders are booking their beach holidays this summer

Explore the White Isle from your base at Amàre Beach Hotel Ibiza

Where travel insiders are booking their beach holidays this summer

Step from the pool to the beach and enjoy an al fresco lunch at the Amàre Beach Club

At Amàre Beach Hotel Ibiza, linger over an al fresco lunch at the Amàre Beach Club restaurant, try out a yoga class on the beach or enjoy the stunning view from the sparkling rooftop infinity pool.

Where travel insiders are booking their beach holidays this summer

Sip a cocktail at the rooftop bar to watch those legendary Ibizan sunsets

Explore the coastline on a sunset tour, discover the peculiar coastal rock formations on an Atlantic tour, take out a jet-ski to race each other across the waves and when you’re ready to take it easy, your poolside hammock will be waiting. 

Click HERE to book an escape at Amàre Marbella Beach Hotel and HERE to explore Amàre Beach Hotel Ibiza.

Greek legends in sunny Rhodes

Where travel insiders are booking their beach holidays this summer

A peaceful haven by Ella Resorts, the adult-friendly Elissa Lifestyle Resort is nestled on the white sands of Rhodes

Where travel insiders are booking their beach holidays this summer

Relax at a stunning swim-up suite

A peaceful haven by Ella Resorts, the adult-friendly Elissa Lifestyle Resort is nestled on the white sands of Rhodes, overlooking the azure waters of the Aegean Sea. 

At this minimalist sanctuary, you’ll return to nature as you bask on the sun-soaked beach or in the shade of the idyllic gardens surrounding the property. 

Where travel insiders are booking their beach holidays this summer

Enjoy traditional Greek and Rhodian dishes at Fanes, one of the on-site restaurants

Dine on Greek, Mediterranean and international cuisines at the five high end in-resort restaurants with some menus curated by Michelin starred chefs. At Kavos enjoy local fish and seafood, traditional Greek and Rhodian dishes at Fanes, tempting grills at Fournoi and Asian delicacies at Masari.

There’s also a wide selection of superior rooms, suites and bungalows with sea or pool views to choose from, not to mention you’ll have exclusive access to a private beach. Bliss!

Where travel insiders are booking their beach holidays this summer

Stylish and contemporary suites await

Where travel insiders are booking their beach holidays this summer

Ella’s Helea Family Beach Resort is set on an expansive estate

Where travel insiders are booking their beach holidays this summer

Simply stroll to the beach and spend the day watching the waves 

And nearby, at Ella’s Helea Family Beach Resort, you can look forward to swim-up rooms, beachside dining, six pools and an Aqua Splash fun zone. It’s a beautiful resort set on an expansive estate and designed with summer fun in mind. 

Wakeboarding, water-skiing and banana boat rides await just around the corner for an afternoon of beachside excitement.

And you can expect the same exceptional food and dining options as at other Ella Resorts with six stylish places to grab a bite to eat.

From Italian-inspired cooking at Matsi to mezze at Tsouka and Latin-American flavours at Laerma, there’s something for everyone. And for light bites, head to the Ammuda beach cafe or the Street Food Hub where you can indulge in Mexican dishes, burgers and sandwiches, gelato and crepes!

Where travel insiders are booking their beach holidays this summer

One of the six pools at Helea Family Beach Resort

Whether it’s cocktails in the shade of palm trees by the ultramarine pools or sundowners on the beach while the sky transforms from cerulean to gold, there’s simply no escaping the glorious colours and tastes of Greece at an Ella Resort.

Click HERE to book a holiday at Elissa Lifestyle Resort and HERE to discover more about Helea Family Beach Resort. 

Barbados beach dreams

Where travel insiders are booking their beach holidays this summer

The Crane is located on Crane Beach, one of the top 10 beaches in the world

Where travel insiders are booking their beach holidays this summer

The Crane is the oldest continually operating resort in the Caribbean

Perched above the sparkling shores of the Caribbean Sea, The Crane offers five cascading clifftop pools just a moment’s walk from the pink-tinged sugar sands and swaying palms of Crane Beach, one of the top 10 beaches in the world.

In the morning, enjoy cliffside yoga with spectacular panoramic views of the Atlantic Sea under the golden Caribbean sun before popping to the beach bar for a delicious bite to eat and an ice-cold cocktail. 

And if you want to explore the glistening coastline, doing so by paddleboard is easy, thanks to a natural coral reef which protects the beach, leaving the warm waters tranquil and transparent. 

Where travel insiders are booking their beach holidays this summer

The tranquil clifftop pool at The Crane

Or spend long lazy afternoons lounging on this gorgeous and wide expanse of beach, whilst reading a novel with the crashing waves as your soundtrack. 

And dining here is just as thrilling. Enjoy a barbecue at The Grove Beach Bar & Grill, a beachside restaurant sheltered by a coconut grove or opt for a private booth in Zen Cafe, which overlooks Crane Beach from above. After dinner, head back to your fresh and bright room in the grand hotel – the oldest continually operating resort in the Caribbean.

Click HERE to book your getaway at The Crane. 

The British Airways Holidays difference…

There are no surprises when you book a luxury beach break with British Airways Holidays

With hand-picked beachfront hotels ATOL-protection, a 24-hour holiday helpline and refunds within 14 days if your holiday has to be cancelled, you can relax and enjoy treasured time with your loved ones with absolute peace of mind.* 

Dazzling shores, exhilarating watersports, crystalline pools, and heavenly cuisine await.

So where will you escape to this summer?

Where travel insiders are booking their beach holidays this summer

*T&Cs apply. Deposit balance due 7 weeks in advance for long haul and 28 days in advance for short haul. Travel restrictions may apply If BAH cannot fulfil your holiday, you will receive a full refund within 14 days. For definition of major travel restrictions and full terms and conditions visit ba.com/holidays

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