Whether you can happily sit on the beach for hours or like to hop between coral-fringed islands, we can plan the perfect luxury beach holiday for you.
From family friendly resorts to adult-only hotels, we are brimming with ideas that we know you’ll love. Our intrepid team know the secret hideaways and exclusive desert-island retreats that are not in any high street brochure. Stay one step ahead of the crowds and come back feeling fully revitalised.
Our exclusive beach holidays don’t just come with golden beaches to swoon over, they come with infinity pools, exciting wildlife, incredible spas, butlers if need be and the most delicious cuisine. Spend your days listening to the gentle rippling of the waves as you sit in a swinging hammock or jump on a yacht and sail out to sea in search for dolphins! Grab your snorkel, pack that beach bag and let’s head into the sunset in search of the best beaches in the world…
THE FAMILY BEACH DESTINATION: MAURITIUS
Mauritius was once described by Mark Twain as being a better version of heaven. He couldn’t have been more correct –it has turquoise blue waters that stretch to the horizon, golden sandy beaches and a range of fun activities to keep any family entertained. Whether you’re the type of family who enjoy hanging out at the beach all day or are an active family who prefer to trek, swim and explore, there is something on offer for everyone. Head to the Black River Gorges National Park where bird lovers ill delight in the many rare and endemic species to be found. Dolphins, sharks and whales are regular coastal residents making the island an underwater haven for marine life too. With warm weather year round, if this doesn’t sound like paradise, we don’t know what does!
Best for: Families, couples, adventure, relaxation, beach, wildlife, fauna & flora, spa
When to go: Mauritius has a tropical climate year round but best times are between May and December
Our top family beach hotels in Mauritius: Heritage Awali, Outrigger Mauritius, One & Only Le Saint Geran
THE GLAMOROUS BEACH ESCAPE: ONE & ONLY THE PALM, DUBAI
Glamour, fine dining, pure indulgence and of course beach are all on the menu when you choose Dubai for your beach escape. If unwinding on a luxury sun lounger in the day whilst being served cocktails and canapes by your butler, getting pampered in the afternoon and dressing to impress in the evening sounds like your perfect day then Dubai can make that happen. One of our favourite glamourous and ultra luxurious hotels in Dubai is the One & Only, The Palm. Located on the exclusive artificial archipelago and home to many of the best hotels and restaurants in Dubai, this hotel is sure to impress. Awaken your palate in their three-star Michelin restaurant, experience calm and serenity in their mosaic spa or head out to the ancient desert and be mesmerised by the dunes and glittering stars above.
Best for: Romance, fine dining, couples, glamour, spa, beach
When to go: November to March
Other glamorous hotels we love: Amankila (Bali), The Setai (Miami), J K Place (Capri)
THE ADULTS ONLY BEACH ESCAPE: JADE MOUNTAIN, ST LUCIA
If you are after a luxury adults-only experience with no children in sight then we have the perfect destination for you. Whether you are celebrating a special occasion, wanting to find harmony amongst stunning nature or looking to enjoy some tranquillity and privacy with your loved one, St Lucia provides a stunning environment to help you fulfil all of the above. One of our favourite adults-only hotels is Jade Mountain in St Lucia, which provides guests with opulent bedrooms that come with private infinity pools and grand living spaces that float out to nature giving you upmost comfort and solitude. Find sanctuary in their boutique spa, bask in the Caribbean sea on their two private soft sand beaches and star gaze after a sunset cocktail in the Jade Mountain Club after a mouth-watering meal in their award winning restaurant.
Best for: Adults-only, high end dining, beach, spa, nature, scenery
When to go: December to May
Other adult-only beach hotels: Paradise Cove (Mauritius), Villas Des Orangers (Marrakesh), Royal Davui Island (Fiji)
THE ULTIMATE OPULENT BEACH ESCAPE: NIHI, SUMBA ISLAND
The beach holiday that rivals all others. The one that will make your friends and family green with envy. The one that might possibly break the bank but is worth every last penny. We’re talking about the ultimate opulent beach escape. One of our favourite ultra luxury beach hotels here at Temple World is the unparalleled Nihiwatu on the island of Sumba in Indonesia. Set on an idyllic stretch of pure white sand, far from any other tourists, this luxe Robinson Crusoe-style experience is the stuff of daydreams. Each of the private villas feature gigantic bath tubs and private infinity pools, as well as their own butler. The signature treatment at the spa is a six-hour spa safari where you are pampered all day from head to toe. Horseback riding at sunset, swimming in remote, magical waterfalls and an open-air cinema are also on the menu. Do as much or as little as you like but be terribly well looked after along the way on this trip of a lifetime.
Best for: Beach, luxury, romance, adventure, high-end dining
When to go: April to November
Other opulent beach hotels we love: The Brando (Bora Bora), North Island (Seychelles), Gladden (Belize)
THE SHORT HAUL BEACH DESTINATION: SARDINIA
In need of a beach break but don’t want to hop on a ten hour flight? Do not fear, we specialise in short haul holidays too and know the best beach spots for either a long weekend or a short mid-week trip. One of our favourite short haul spots is the island of Sardinia, home to some of the most incredible beaches in Europe where the sand is beautifully white and the sea crystal clear. Join celebrities and supermodels in Costa Smeralda Bay, have your own castaway experience in the coves of Golfo di Orosei or walk barefooted over the marshmallow dunes in Costa Verde. Sardinia has a beach for everyone! As well as beaches, there are also wonderful trekking opportunities with picturesque coastal paths, limestone cliffs and oak forests. Foodies can also get excited with Sardinia having its own pasta, bread, dolci and wine on offer!
Best for: Scenery, romance, food and drink, boat trips, beach, trekking
When to go: May until October
Our favourite Sardinian beach hotels: Forte Village & Chia Laguna (Families) La Villa Del Re & Cala di Volpe (Adults)
We hope you’ve enjoyed browsing this small selection of our beach recommendations. There are too many incredible places, experiences and luxury hotels for us to detail them all here, but trust us when we say: whether it’s far-flung or European beaches, ultra luxury, family friendly or adults only, we can help. We have the expertise to hand-pick every hotel and experience to create an unforgettable, personalised beach holiday of a lifetime.