By the beach vacations. Tours & vacations in 2015 & 2016

We have 39 by the beach vacations. If you're looking for an accommodation within 500 m of the beach, our hand picked selection of by the beach vacations, accommodations, resorts and beach clubs offer the very best vacations by the beach. From learning to sail in Halkidiki to chilling out in your very own beach retreat in the Maldives, our range of by the beach vacations has something to suit every traveler.
Beach vacation in Cirali, Turkey
A boutique beach front hotel with rustic charm, from 495 - 550 (7 days) per week
Cirali beach self catering wooden chalets, Turkey
Self catering beach chalets near the beautiful Cirali Beach, from 1100 - 1250 per week (sleeps 2-4)
Cirali beach accommodation, Turkey
Luxurious beach bungalows on Cirali's stunning beach front, from 650 - 700 per person per week
Tobago beach accommodation
14 beautiful accommodations in unique eco resort, from 85 - 225 per accommodation per night
Thailand cultural tour, floating market & beach
Get a taste of rural Thai life and traditional cuisine, from 690 (4 days) ex flights
Villa vacation in Kas, Turkey
Stunning seafront villa on the beautiful Kas peninsula, from 500 - 1250 per villa per week
Brazil beach vacation, tailor made
Snorkel in emerald seas & explore traditional villages, from 880 (4 days) ex flights
Luxury resort in Saint Lucia, Jade Mountain
A cornucopia of organic architecture celebrating nature, from US $1050 - US $3050 per accommodation per night
Cirali beach vacation, Turkey
Rustic beach chalets just 250m from Cirali's stunning beach, from 570 - 630 (7 days)
Colombia holiday, tailor made
Amazing Colombia from Caribbean to Amazon, tailor made, from 1920 - 3340 (27 days) ex flights
Volunteer with animals in Thailand
Animal rescue on a tropical island in Thailand, from 495 (14 days) ex flights
Seaside accommodation in Greece, Antiparos Island
Seaside lodge on Antiparos Island, Greece, from 60 - 180 per accommodation per night (sleeps 2-5)
Colombia highlights tour, small group
Roundtrip Colombia, from coffee tasting, art and history to the Caribbean coast, from 2490 (17 days) ex flights
Lamu Beach House, Kenya Coast
Beautiful beachfront vacation home with stunning sea-views in Lamu, from 40 - 120 per person per night
Lanzarote self catering vacation, Canary Islands
Luxury, Eco Casita in Lanzarote, Canary Islands, from 910 - 1260 per accommodation per week
Costa Rica wildlife & beaches holiday, Pacific Coast
Wildlife and Beaches of the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, from 2195 (12 days) ex flights
Cirali villa vacation in Turkey
5 self-catering houses located in an eco-garden in Turkey, from 700 - 1030 per couple per week
Pembrokeshire yurt accommodation, Wales
Family yurt vacation near award winning Pembrokeshire Coast, from 75 - 160 per yurt per night
Colombia vacation, overland tour
Adventure through Colombia - highlights and off the beaten track, from 2578 (17 days) ex flights
Villa on Brac Island, Croatia
Luxury Seafront Villa With Swimming Pool, from 1100 - 5600 (8 days) per week (sleeps 8-10)
Greece self drive vacation, Peloponnese beaches
Beach tour of the Peloponnese, from 730 - 890 (12 days) ex flights
Castara beach villa holiday in Tobago
Seaviews & sunsets overlooking the bay of Castara Tobago, from US $75 - US $250 per accommodation per night (sleeps 2-4)
Thailand island hopping vacation
White sands beach paradise in Koh Chang, Koh Maak & Koh Kood, from 619 (7 days) ex flights
Ilha Grande ecolodge accommodation, Brazil
Beachside ecolodge off the coast of Rio, from 35 - 54 per double room per night
Luxury villa in Pelion, Greece
Large luxury beach house & Writers Retreat in hidden Greece, from 3900 - 6500 per week
Self drive vacation in Costa Rica
Tailor made self-drive vacation in stunning Costa Rica, from 1950 - 2060 (17 days) ex flights
Lanzarote yurt accommodation, Canary Islands
Luxury Eco Beach Yurts plus Pod in Lanzarote, Canary Islands, from 1645 - 2100 per accommodation per week
Kalkan bed & breakfast accommodation, Turkey
The real beauty of Turkey at your doorstep, from 40 - 50 per person per night
Zanzibar beach vacation
Exotic sun, sea & sand in an African paradise, from 750 - 2000 (5 days) ex flights
Negombo eco friendly beach hotel in Sri Lanka
Eco Friendly Sri Lankan Beach Resort with Ayurveda Treatment, from US $94 - US $119 per person per night

170 reviews for By the beach vacations4 star overall rating

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Beach vacation in Cirali, Turkey
Fabulous, relaxing and comfortable. (more)Alison Johnson
The peace and quiet! 4 stars! (more)James Coates
It's a very special place and we had a fabulous vacation - it will be hard to beat. (more)Su Winsbury
From 495 - 550 per week
Beach and diving vacation in Sardinia, Italy
Memorable parts? The snorkelling and attention from the operator made the vacation, not to mention the pristine waters. (more)Chris Brown
From 280 - 630 excluding flights
Cirali beach accommodation, Turkey
Really excellent...The best thigs were the warm sea. the quiet. the beautiful mountains above the beach. Great food, reading books in the shade. (more)Sarah Gray
The beach, accommodations, food and friendly people were outstanding. (more)Joanne Albright
The absolute peace & tranquillity of the destination was the most memorable part of the vacation..Superb. (more)Doris Monsell
From 650 - 700 per person per week
Cirali villa vacation in Turkey
We loved Cirali and our hosts who were welcoming and kind. I would not hesitate to recommend this accommodation to others. (more)Lucy Zaboklicka
It is a delightful oasis hidden off the main road in the off-the-beaten-path town of Cirali. (more)Juli Gammon
We are going back - that says it all! The freedom our 2 boys (18 months and 3 yrs) had both at the house and Cirali in general was the best bit. Running about in the beautiful garden, with the chickens, finding eggs to go with their (delicious!)breakfast. (more)Nisha Vasavda
From 700 - 1030 per couple per week
Tobago beach accommodation
Excellent, one of our best yet. (more)Lisa Williams
This is an amazing place to hang out and bond with those you love. Beautiful, relaxing and a place you will hope to return to. (more)JUDITH DOYLE
The view from the accommodation was just amazing. The food was delicious and just the general relaxed vibe of the area and it's people!...10/10 without a doubt! Best vacation we've had! (more)Helen Youngman
From 85 - 225 per accommodation per night
Thailand island hopping vacation
Our vacation was fantastic, energetic, gracious, and packed with great memories. We saw the world in a whole new light. Prepare to have your idea of reality redefined. (more)Federico Mingozzi
I think the variety of the locations made for a really fun "taster's menu" of Thailand. (more)Anah Klate
It was wonderful! ....Watching the sunrise at Angor Wat in Siem Reap Cambodia (more)Casey Faber
From 619 excluding flights
Self drive vacation in Costa Rica
Fantastic vacation and a slice of paradise! Excellent, Excellent, Excellent! (more)Charles Czajkowski
I think the most memorable for the adults was staying on the Osa Peninsula which was perfect in every imaginable way for us. The kids liked that too but would say that learning to surf in Uvita or white-water rafting were most memorable. (more)Anne Tutt
It was all memorable but probably the two things which stand out were the tour to Torteguero and the one day trip to the Corcavado national park from Uvita. (more)Margaret Everall
From 1950 - 2060 excluding flights
Cirali beach vacation, Turkey
Excellent. Just what we needed and wanted. (more)Ruth Bond
One of the main reasons we picked Cirali as our vacation destinations was to see the sea turtles, or as the locals know them, the Caretta...We were honoured to watch the turtle's arduous journey down to the sea, just as the sun was beginning to rise. It was exactly like the natural history documentaries, only without the commentary from David Attenborough! (more)Amy Pickard
Most memorable was sitting in the shade having a fantastic breakfast looking straight out onto the beach in glorious sunshine and swimming with turtles on a day out in a local fisherman's boat (more)Anna Bradley
From 570 - 630
Seaside accommodation in Greece, Antiparos Island
Memorable parts? Breakfast! Soaking up the view of sea and island whilst enjoying the delicious food and contemplating the prospects of the day ahead... Tips? Don't hesitate to book and think of arriving by ferry from Athens, so much better than by plane. Local benefits? Yes definitely. Overall rating? If you love the sea you will love this place. (more)Petrea Middleton
From 60 - 180 per accommodation per night (sleeps 2-5)
Greece self drive vacation, Peloponnese beaches
Memorable parts? The entire 21 day trip was fantastic. Upon the agent's advice we went to the Mani and certainly enjoyed the interesting castle houses, as well as the landscape and uncrowded sightseeing. Also, Nafplio was probably our favorite town with so many interesting sites nearby as well as the beaches and natural beauty. We could have stayed there longer. Driving Greece is the way to go. Get out of Athens and see the small villages especially in the Peloponnese. June was the perfect... (more)Sarah Turner
From 730 - 890 excluding flights
Ilha Grande ecolodge accommodation, Brazil
Very soothing, very good time-out. Stunning surroundings, warm little village. A unique, memorable location. (more)Duncan Maclennan
Ilha Grande was excellent, the water clear, the nature wild and the accommodation I stayed lovely...It was a great beach vacation and served my purpose of a lazy and picturesque vacation to its fullest. (more)Kristina Mand
It was all magnificent and thoroughly enjoyable was superb accommodation and the hosts could not have been more friendly - Excellent. We also visited two other areas along the coast from Ilha Grande. Parati is an excellent old colonial town which is well worth a visit. (more)Donald Dunlop
From 35 - 54 per double room per night
Villa vacation in Kas, Turkey
You'd be hard-pressed to find a vacation better than this (more)Emily Hunka
Very good and hugely relaxing...the most memorable part was diving off the rocks into the sea first thing each morning and the views from the bedroom windows across the sea. (more)anna bradley
A Fabulous rest in a beautiful setting, but still always something to do if you wanted. (more)jane edwards
From 500 - 1250 per villa per week
Colombia holiday, tailor made
Memorable parts? Loved the Colombian people; loved Bogota; Medellin & Cartagena. Tips? Be aware in advance of the length of time it takes to get served in restaurants and the blandness of the food. Also we found the guides to be uninspiring. Colombia needs to invest in these areas in order to drive tourism in a positive was. Local benefits? Yes. Overall rating? It was good and very enjoyable overall - we saw a huge amount of the country and had many different experiences. (more)Helen Cosgrove
From 1920 - 3340 excluding flights
Costa Rica coastal tour
Memorable parts? All of it! Tips? Research what you want to do as there is so much to do and see in Costa Rica that one trip will not be enough!! Local benefits? Yes very much so! Felt intergrated into the communities! Overall rating? 10/10. (more)Julia Hames
From 1145 excluding flights
Cirali beach self catering wooden chalets, Turkey
Without a doubt - we would recommend this vacation...... it was a perfect relaxing and exciting family vacation! (more)Felicity Mallam
A fantastic family vacation, relaxed and fun. I could not recommend highly enough and hope we get a chance to return in the future. (more)Charlie Leech
The best we've ever been on, the memories will last a life time. (more)Sam Mason
From 1100 - 1250 per week (sleeps 2-4)
Cambodia tailor made vacation
Memorable parts? How to decide between so many great moments. It must have been either the cooking class or the circus. But generally, as cliched as it is, the best part were the people. Both our wonderful guides and the others we met. So friendly and releaxed, not as in your face as in other Asian countries I visited. Tips? When you visit the Killing Fields, also visit the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. The two sites belong together to grasp the history of the country, and can easily... (more)Gerhard Kordmann
From 790 - 1650 excluding flights
Negombo eco friendly beach hotel in Sri Lanka
This is an ideal place for tranquility and those who really enjoy flora and fauna. We found it to be a true privilege (i.e. total lack of tourists) when visiting Wilpattu Park, which was only recently reopened to the public. (more)Susan Haldy
I greatly enjoyed the trip. The service was impeccable. I have sent the link for the hotel to a very long list of friends. (more)Laura Donovan
Highlights were numerous. The ferry ride across to the resort changed the whole atmosphere, you were a in a different world. Early morning bird watching and eating produce from the villages own garden (more)Ian Richardson
From US $94 - US $119 per person per night

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5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best vacation I have ever been on
4 stars
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
3 stars
Very enjoyable
2 stars
It was OK
1 star
A bit disappointing really
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