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Beach holidays and tours, 2014 and 2015

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 1170 - 1495 (7 days) ex flights
Cirali villa holiday in Turkey
5 self-catering houses located in an eco-garden in Turkey, from 700 - 1030 per couple per week
Beach holiday in Cirali, Turkey
A boutique beach front hotel with rustic charm, from 495 - 550 (7 days)
Lanzarote beach house, Canary Islands
Beach 100mt, private plunge pool, transfers, Wifi, from 925 - 1225 per accommodation per week
Lanzarote self catering apartments, Canary Islands
4 Studio apartments, and 2 Bedroom Cottage, from 90 - 155 per accommodation per night
Isle of Wight self catering accommodation, England
Quiet cottage near the beach, from 425 - 975 per week (sleeps 4)
Sri Lanka tour & beach holiday
Tropical island paradise and wildlife safari, from 1995 (15 days) inc UK flights
Tanzania & Zanzibar holiday, 12 days
Magnificent parks and the legendary exotic Zanzibar beach, from US $3340 - US $3440 (12 days) ex flights
Thailand beach tour, West Coast
Clear waters, white sands, swaying palms & a beach bungalow, from 575 - 685 (9 days) ex flights
Gambia holiday accommodation
9 large African huts all with en-suite facilities, from 30 - 60 per person per night incl breakfast
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
Lombok & Bali holiday
True island holiday perfection, from 515 - 625 (8 days) ex flights
Cirali beach accommodation, Turkey
Luxurious beach bungalows on Cirali's stunning beach front, from 650 - 700 per person per week
Amalfi Coast self catering accommodation, Italy
An unusual villa in the Mediterranean, from 300 - 770 per apartment per night (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)
Thailand cultural tour, floating market & beach
Get a taste of real Thai life and traditional cuisine, from 690 (4 days) ex flights
Reunion holidays, tailor made
A luxury self-drive trip through spectacular scenery + beach, from 2580 (14 days) inc UK flights
Family holiday to Thailand, jungles and islands
Active Thailand - no more "Mummy I'm bored", from 1300 (14 days) ex flights
Greece self drive holiday, Peloponnese beaches
Beach tour of the Peloponnese, from 730 - 890 (12 days) ex flights
Thailand tour, north & the west coast
The best of north and south - the definitive Thailand tour, from 1095 - 1180 (16 days) ex flights
Lamu Beach House, Kenya Coast
Beautiful beachfront holiday home with stunning sea-views in Lamu, from 40 - 120 per person per night
Thailand island hopping holiday
White sands and tropical beach paradise in Koh Chang, Koh Maak & Koh Rang, from 619 (7 days) ex flights
Esperance accommodation in Western Australia
Eco-stay accommodation, from AU $96 - AU $159 per accommodation per night
Margarita Island accommodation, Venezuela
Caribbean warmth and luxury accommodation, from 45 - 85 per double room per night
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)
Malta beach resort
The Westin Dragonara Malta, an oasis of luxury & tranquility, from 120 - 1600 per person per night
Beach holiday & tour in Sri Lanka
A culturally rich & environmentally diverse country, from 2195 (15 days) inc UK flights
Isle of Wight self catering cottage nr Shorwell, England
Delightful cottage & garden in picturesque village location, from 429 - 1065 per cottage per week (sleeps 6)
Cirali beach self catering wooden chalets, Turkey
Self catering beach chalets near the beautiful Cirali Beach, from 1100 - 1250 per week (sleeps 2-4)
Radisson SAS Golden Sands Resort & Spa n Malta
Resort accommodation over looking the beach, from 93 - 140 per room per night

508 reviews for beach holidays4 star overall rating

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

Cirali villa holiday in Turkey
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
Perfect...A wonderful relaxed atmosphere (more)susan langford
From 700 - 1030 per couple per week
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
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
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 3195 including UK 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 1170 - 1495 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 holiday..Superb. (more)Doris Monsell
From 650 - 700 per person per week
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)
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
Lombok & Bali holiday
Memorable parts? WOW! So many different experiences and so many wonderful people. Climbing Mt Batur at 4am to see the sun rise was a major highlight and swimming in the cool clear waterfall in Lombok. Tips? You need to be relatively fit, however, there is not pressure to participate in any of the activities. Accommodation and transport are very basic but add to the whole experience. Take ear plugs! Local benefits? The bus transport gave of a few fumes...but generally we when... (more)Tracey Lawrence
From 515 - 625 excluding flights
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
Self drive holiday in Costa Rica
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
We had a great holiday...the eco lodge was amazing with a spectacular view, a private beach, surrounded by rainforest and beautiful gardens full of tropical birds like Toucans and Colibris, and a fantastic restaurant with delicious fresh pure food!! (more)Kim Jans
From 1950 - 2060 excluding flights
Family holiday to Thailand, jungles and islands
10 out of 10...my favourite parts were tube riding on the river and swimming in the beautiful clear water in Koh Talu (more)Francoise Harris
The three days trekking in Nan province was certainly the most memorable part of our holiday. Highlights included the market across the street from the hotel selling a wide range of "interesting" live produce. (more)John Caswell
It was all terrific. We are four- a seven year old, a 16 year old, my wife and me. Trying to find a holiday that suits everyone is always hard - this holiday did that and more! ... A gem of a company and a gem of a guide! (more)Bill Neely
From 1300 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
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 425 - 975 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 1700 - 2975 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
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 $3340 - US $3440 excluding flights
Cirali beach self catering wooden chalets, Turkey
Memorable parts? Chimera, and the general feeling in Cirali Tips? Get cash out before you arrive in Cirali Local benefits? Yes, and we appreciated that the room wasn't cleaned every day Overall rating? 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)
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
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
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
Yucatan ecolodge accommodation, Mexico
Most memorable was the wildlife. We saw flamingos and crocodiles in the nearby lagoon. Everywhere you turned in the resort there were iguanas and other reptiles as well as loads of insects. (more)Nicola Goddard
The richness of the wildlife surprised us every day. One morning we saw dolphins swimming along the shore. Another dawn we came upon a sea turtle laying her eggs. (more)Mary Marshall
From US $276 - US $383 per room per night
Mission Beach backpackers accommodation
Most memorable was just sitting on the balcony in the sunshine with a coffee and a book and looking across the Coral Sea...and waking up to the sounds of the forest...and seeing several cassowary... and eating in the beautiful restaurant. (more)Nigel Evers
The most memorable part of my holiday was a day trip snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef - so beautiful and so addictive - I just wanted to keep searching for different corals and fish. (more)Imogen Howlett
We loved every minute of our stay! Our rainforest cabin was truly beautiful with polished wood floors, a comfy bed and best of all a stunning view onto some near pristine rainforest... This is ecotourism at its best. (more)Claire Morgan
From AU $35 - AU $165 per double room per night
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 90 per accommodation per night (sleeps 2)
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)
Thailand island hopping holiday
Our holiday 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
Thailand holiday, culture and beach
Memorable parts? The elephant trekking in Chiang Mai. We were a bit apprehensive before we went having heard/read about how many of the elephants were treated before we left. However, the elephant appeared to be well cared for and it was an experience we will never forget (even if our thighs were quite sore afterwards). Tips? Check where about you are staying during the beach part of the holiday. We stayed at the Beyond Resort which was located in a nice quite part of Krabi. This... (more)Claire Shaw
From 1249 excluding flights

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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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