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Beach holidays. Tours & holidays in 2015 & 2016

Our beach holidays offer a fantastic range of holidays by the beach in stunning and unusual locations. From Cornwall to Brazil all our beach holidays are operated by specialists committed to supporting local people and reducing the environmental impacts of your stay.
Mafia Island holiday
Off beaten track treehouse beach stay on Tanzania's coast, from £1100 - £1395 (8 days) ex flights
Beach holiday in Cirali, Turkey
A boutique beach front hotel with rustic charm, from £495 - £550 (7 days) per week
Ambergris Caye beach resort, Belize
A luxury eco-friendly beachfront resort on Ambergris Caye, from US $155 - US $830 per accommodation per night (sleeps 2-4)
Luxury Greek Island holiday accommodation
Private country estate by the sea on Greek island of Ithaca, from €2495 - €4950 per week (sleeps 4-6)
Cirali villa holiday in Turkey
5 self-catering houses located in an eco-garden in Turkey, from £700 - £1030 per couple per week
Tanzania & Zanzibar holiday, 12 days
Safari in Tanzania and exotic beaches of Zanzibar Island, from US $3990 (12 days) ex flights
Maldives family holiday
Family holiday break at Maldives best of best resort, from US $5555 - US $7000 (14 days) ex flights
Lanzarote self catering apartments, Canary Islands
4 Studio apartments, and 2 Bedroom Cottage, from €70 - €120 per accommodation per night
Thailand beach tour, West Coast
Clear waters, white sands, swaying palms & a beach bungalow, from £640 - £715 (9 days) ex flights
Sri Lanka tour & beach holiday
Tropical island paradise and wildlife safari, from £1995 (15 days) inc UK flights
Yoga & walking holiday in Spain
Bring some fresh air into your yoga practice, from £685 (6 days) ex flights
Isle of Wight self catering accommodation, England
Quiet cottage near the beach, from £385 - £795 per week (sleeps 4)
Lanzarote villa holiday, Fishermans Cottage, Canary Islands
Unique Canarian fisherman's cottage, on harbour, off grid, from €805 - €1155 per week (sleeps 4)
Anse Chastanet resort accommodation in Saint Lucia
A Classic Caribbean Resort - Tranquility, Romance, Adventure, from US $365 - US $1050 per accommodation per night
Luxury yurt pod accommodation in Lanzarote, with eco car
Luxury Large Yurt, inc Hybrid Car, 2-6 Guests, from €1820 - €2345 per accommodation per week
Gambia holiday accommodation
9 large African huts all with en-suite facilities, from £30 - £60 per person per night incl breakfast
Reunion holidays, tailor made
A luxury self-drive trip through spectacular scenery + beach, from £2580 (14 days) inc UK flights
Cirali beach accommodation, Turkey
Luxurious beach bungalows on Cirali's stunning beach front, from £650 - £700 per person per week
Thailand cultural tour, floating market & beach
Get a taste of rural Thai life and traditional cuisine, from £690 (4 days) ex flights
Lanzarote beach house, Canary Islands
Beach 100mt, private plunge pool, transfers, Wifi, from €925 - €1225 per accommodation per week
Madagascar ecolodge
Luxury ecolodge in north-west Madagascar, from €200 - €240 per person per night
Goa & Kerala holiday, India
House Boat Cruise, Goa Beaches, Rustic Kerala, from £612 - £974 (11 days) ex flights
Aberystwyth caravan park, Wales
4* self catering holiday park accommodation, from £130 - £520 per accommodation per week
Luxury villa in Bequia, St Vincent and the Grenadines
Luxury newly built eco-villa on Bequia Island, from US $4500 - US $5000 per week (sleeps 6)
Tailormade holiday to Costa Rica
Exploring Costa Rica your way, from £995 - £1095 (11 days) ex flights
Mozambique holidays, beach & whale sharks
Moz – Beach and Whale Shark, from R5570 - R6450 (7 days) ex flights
Xcalak beach hotel, Yucatan, Mexico
Tranquil Beach Paradise at the End of the Road, from US $74 - US $148 per accommodation per 3 nights
Family sailing holiday in the Cyclades, Greece
Enjoy the beauty of the Greek islands, from £930 (8 days) inc UK flights
Cape Range National Park luxury accommodation, Western Australia
An exclusive coastal wilderness camp at Ningaloo Reef, from AU $730 per person per night
Greece self drive holiday, Peloponnese beaches
Beach tour of the Peloponnese, from €730 - €890 (12 days) ex flights

574 reviews for beach holidays4 star overall rating

These full and frank independent beach holidays reviews are from travellers who have booked directly through Responsible Travel. They are not edited by us or any of the companies we work with. Find the real story, from real travellers below.

Luxury yurt accommodation in Lanzarote, Canary Islands
It is a wonderful place for a family holiday with small children and a great place to recharge your batteries. (more)Alison Brookes Day
Fabulously relaxing, beautiful island, relaxed yet very responsive hosts. A great experience...Great for kids with donkey rides, missions to collect eggs every day, and to hang out with other kids on the communal trampoline, pirate boat and playground. (more)Michelle Levene
Most memorable were the rural location with an opportunity to see the landscape and vegetation. The space, both our private area around our yurt and outside where the kids were free to play on the trampoline and meet the chickens and donkey. The smallness of the resort and the uncrowded beach. The morning bike ride into the village for bread. (more)Roos Eisma
From €1225 - €1610 per week (sleeps 2-4)
Croatia self drive holiday
Very good. The holiday provider gave a superb personal service and clearly with detailed knowledge of the country. (more)Colin Beauchamp
Excellent - great country, great scenery, everyone we met was friendly and very helpful (more)Bob Wheeler
A relaxing, interesting and in some ways an educational experience which was great fun and very enjoyable. The good weather also helped! (more)David Smith
From £750 - £1150 excluding flights
Beach holiday in Cirali, Turkey
It's a very special place and we had a fabulous holiday - it will be hard to beat. (more)Su Winsbury
Exceptional, unforgettable...The people at the hotel, the peace and solitude of the place, nature (more)Olga Coulton-Shaw
Probably one of the best holidays we have ever had. If you're looking for somewhere to relax, good food, wonderful people, as little or as much to do and see as you like then book now! (more)Kathryn Spalding
From £495 - £550 per week
Sri Lanka tour & beach holiday
There were many memorable moments - we loved the incredible bird life especially seeing them close-up in the bird sanctuary. (more)Gabi Tubbs
Leopards in Yala were the most memorable part of the holiday (more)Ann Griffiths
We had a great time, we mixed cultural interest with wildlife experience and finished up with a beach flop...The jeep safari to see the elephants in the wild was the most exciting part of the holiday. (more)Elayne Farmer
From £1995 including UK flights
Komodo Dragon ecolodge in Flores
Memorable parts? The boat trip that the Eco Lodge organised to Rinca and Komodo Island was really lovely. The food was amazing (how he did that magic in a boat is beyond me) and the snorkelling was easily the best I've ever done - we saw Turtles, Rays, Scorpion Fish, beautiful coral and a whole host of gorgeous sea life. Our guide was really friendly and helpful, just like it said on his shirt! The staff organising my booking and taking care of things at the lodge are all unendingly solicitous.... (more)Jessica Southworth
From US $90 per double room per night
Beach and diving holiday in Sardinia, Italy
Memorable parts? The snorkelling and attention from the operator made the holiday, not to mention the pristine waters. (more)Chris Brown
From €280 - €630 excluding flights
Sri Lanka and Maldives holidays
The most memorable part of our holiday was snorkelling in the Maldives. It was amazing to see sharks, fish and sea turtles on the reef. It was a surreal experience...Overall, I would rate our holiday 10/10. We had a great time in all the countries we visited, the locals were very friendly and hospitable. (more)Tracy Watson
Flying in a seaplane over the Maldives and landing in the lagoon by Filitheyo Island where we spent an amazing week was the most memorable part. (more)Greg Harris
Very happy with our holiday, certainly related to the quality of the different guest houses. (more)Tinnes Sebastien
From £3495 including UK 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 holiday..Superb. (more)Doris Monsell
From £650 - £700 per person per week
Vietnam culture and beach holiday
It was excellent. I would definitely recommend this sort of tour for a first visit. We had never had a guide or arranged tour before so it really made the difference knowing that tours had been prepaid and pick ups and cars had been pre arranged. (more)Val Bodington
Both the visit to the Cu Chi tunnels and the day on the Mekong Delta was the most memorable. (more)Emma Miller
From US $1284 excluding flights
Luxury fitness & detox retreat in Spain for women
Brilliant! It’s exactly what a lot of women need during stressful times and it’s a fantastic environment to make friends and support other people. There were lots of memorable aspects but the two things that stand out were the varied mixture of activities in the programme, and the cohesion of the group and tutors alike. (more)Jita Shah
The food was absolutely delicious and we were never hungry which was quite a surprise for a detox holiday. The exercise program was just perfect and you could do as much or as you felt able to. The treatments in the SPA were excellent. All around it was a fantastic holiday. (more)Sari Winckworth
From £1148 excluding flights
Mafia Island holiday
Snorkelling and diving amongst a myriad of fish in all colours and sizes was the most memorable part. (more)Stephen Kearney
The highlights were staying in the tree houses. Scuba diving in Chole and Chumbe (more)Sunna Altnoder
The resort, people and everything were just perfect, we couldn't have had a better time and hope to return there in the future. The staff of this operator have just been amazing and we can't praise Louise enough, so thank you. (more)Mr and Mrs Horsey
From £1100 - £1395 excluding flights
Cirali villa holiday in Turkey
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
Total delight. Super bungalow, charming people the most beautilful bay in the world, excellent food reasonable prices. Who could ask for more (more)Boris Sackville
It was a really special holiday! We highly recommend staying with the family and also Cirali as a great destination to relax in and enjoy. (more)Becky Moden
From £700 - £1030 per couple per week
Tobago beach accommodation
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 holiday we've had! (more)Helen Youngman
Most memorable were the views from our house as well as the village where we stayed...Fantastic is the word. (more)Vlad Waley
From £85 - £225 per accommodation per night
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 holiday and served my purpose of a lazy and picturesque holiday 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
Cirali beach holiday, Turkey
Excellent. Just what we needed and wanted. (more)Ruth Bond
One of the main reasons we picked Cirali as our holiday 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
Tailormade holiday to Costa Rica
Fantastic! Our time at El Remanso lodge in the Osa Penninsla it was a super place and had some wonderful wildlife sightings there. (more)Jane Fowles
On an early morning bird-watching trail with a local guide, we were lucky enough to see 5 of these beautiful birds... feeding on wild avocados. We sat for an hour as the sun began to rise, driving away the cold night air as the clouds rolled up the forested mountain side. Quite amazing. (more)Paul Smith
This was a wonderful trip to Costa Rica with many memorable moments. I am reluctant to choose a 'most memorable' one, but waking up to the sound of howler monkeys at 5am and walking down from Lapa Rios to the deserted (except for the white faced capuchins and scarlet macaws) Pacific beach takes some beating. (more)David Oakley
From £995 - £1095 excluding flights
Yoga holidays in Spain
This holiday was one that will last forever in my heart & soul. Simply book it! After that, prepare yourself for the bliss that will come. (more)stephanie smith
The yoga fit holiday was a great mix of fitness activities. Although I did not expect to, I enjoyed the body toning. But the yoga stood out as the most memorable of the activities. (more)Carol Taylor
Great! just wish it had been longer than 6 days, 10 days would have been perfect. (more)Jai Lescieur
From £685 excluding flights
Self drive holiday in Costa Rica
Fantastic holiday 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
Villa holiday in Kas, Turkey
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
We rented a house so the most memorable part was arriving and finding a lovely place that was ours for a week. The house is very well equipped, comfortable, with a beautiful garden, access to the sea and a nice (shared) swimming pool. (more)Elizabeth Caird
From £500 - £1250 per villa per week
Cambodia tailor made holiday
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
Yoga & walking holiday in Spain
I really did so enjoy my morning yoga sessions and learnt a lot to help me on my yoga journey. The yoga terrace was perfect...I do not have any suggestions as to how it could be better. The level of yoga was just right...not too easy or too difficult. I would certainly come again. (more)Wendy Hilary Evans Lothe
The most memorable part of the trip at to be the beautiful setting and air of peacefulness that we lived in for the few days. (more)Sarah Adam
It was fab! fab! Fab! Nicloa and Gary are wonderfull hosts, really knew the area and were warm and decent people. The people who attended were also really nice - I am thinking about going back in April!! (more)Elaine Austin
From £685 excluding flights
Isle of Wight self catering accommodation, England
This is our second time (in as many years) at the granary and we love the village. (more)Lucia Whalley
Our lovely cottage was kitted out with everything you could wish for...It is a lovely cottage if you want some lovely walks and near to most things if you want to drive. We loved it. (more)Sue Adams
We loved it. We would definitely go back. The kids thoroughly enjoyed the fast boat out to the needles. (more)jo morris
From £385 - £795 per week (sleeps 4)
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
Tanzania & Zanzibar holiday, 12 days
Memorable parts? The company were very flexible when preparing the trip and send us all the information we needed on a timely manner. All the lodges were very nice and the organization was really good. The best part was definitely our driver guide, Hamisi, who explained us so many things about the wildlife and the culture in Tanzania, responded to all our questions, and was really flexible and kind. We made us feel safe all the time and we really had a great time with him. Tips? Local... (more)Marta Miret
From US $3990 excluding flights
Costa Rica coastal tour, Caribbean Explorer
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
Kangaroo Island luxury lodge, Australia
Memorable parts? Walking into the lodge is like walking into the something from a James Bond set - and I mean that in the best possible way! The views from the main room pretty much are a show stopper - vast circular glass windows show off wilderness on every side. In front the majestic Southern Ocean, behind just wild bush as far as the eye can see... The rooms are very private, and look our directly onto the Ocean - we watched a big lightning storm come in as if we were all alone in... (more)Justin Francis
From AU $990 - AU $1800 per person per night
Beach holiday & tour in Sri Lanka
Memorable parts? Walking the Tea Trails in Sri Lanka. The accommodation - Castlereagh Bungalow - was the most luxurious, most welcoming, most helpful place we have ever stayed in; and the walks through the tea estate with idyllic views of the reservoir and surrounding hills, both relaxing and inspiring. Tips? Can't generalise. The aspect we most appreciated of the tour operator was that we said what we personally most wanted from the holiday - in our case, cultural interest, the... (more)Ruth Le Guen
From £2195 including UK flights
Central Andros Island beach resort, Bahamas
This lodge felt like being 15 years old again and going to an ocean science camp. Very warm interaction among couples, families and dive staff every night over unlimited cocktails and conch fritters, fresh fish, local Bahamian dishes, fresh salads, and many desserts. Lobster, Turkey, and Beef Filets were served for our Thanksgiving Feast as well as 23 dessert choices! Only 20 beach front cabins are available and this is perfect. The REEF is pristine and abundant coral life abounds. It's a wonderful... (more)Jan Means
From US $260 - US $285 per person per night
Lanzarote self catering cottage in the Canary Islands
We expected the finca to be lovely but it far exceeded our expectations. The Garden Cottage was perfect for a couple who wanted privacy but still all the facilities of the shared areas...Excellent! (more)Helen Wilson
Fantastic! Whilst we were there most of the other guests were couples with young children but as a childless couple we were catered for just as perfectly. The finca is a beautiful place, the owners are friendly and helpful, can't praise it enough! (more)Lisa Carver
Great experience, wonderful hosts and beautiful surroundings... (more)Sarah Slade
From €665 - €910 per week (sleeps 4)
Kenya beach resort on Manda Island
It was just incredible- I honestly, honestly mean that and I can be very hard to please! I will never forget it and have come home feeling more rested and content than I have ever been before. It was the best start to married life for us we could have possibly had. (more)Aoibheann Kelly
It was all memorable. We pretty much had the whole island to ourselves, total tranquility and relaxation. Rachael and the staff made the whole holiday unforgettable...10 out of 10. We have come back feeling completely relaxed. (more)Katherine Ford
The most memorable part was our trip to mandatoto - a full day out on a dhow... a great day full of humour, with fantastic snorkelling and brilliant food (they caught a barracuda, marinated it and cooked it over charcoal on the boat) (more)Anna Bradley
From £80 per accommodation per night (sleeps 2)

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5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best holiday 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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