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Beach resort & hotel holidays and tours, 2014 and 2015

Our beach hotels offer you the best opportunities to soak in the sun or get away from the crowds. From the golden coastlines of Asia to the white sands of the Caribbean all our beach hotels are operated by specialists committed to supporting local people and the environment.
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
Beach holiday in Cirali, Turkey
A boutique beach front hotel with rustic charm, from £495 - £550 (7 days)
Malta hotel accommodation
Relax and enjoy this Malta resort, from €23 - €174 per room per night
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
Cirali beach holiday, Turkey
Rustic beach chalets just 250m from Cirali's stunning beach, from £570 - £630 (7 days)
Gambia holiday accommodation
9 large African huts all with en-suite facilities, from £30 - £60 per person per night incl breakfast
Middelfart self-catering coastal resort, Denmark
Waterfront Resort with large bungalows in Middelfart Funen, from DKK1275 per house per night
Grenada beach resort, Grand Anse
A charming hotel on a spectacular beach, from US $288 - US $432 per 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)
Ilha Grande ecolodge accommodation, Brazil
Beachside ecolodge off the coast of Rio, from £35 - £54 per double room per night
Luxury beach retreat in Kenya
Private Kilifi beach front resort oozes luxury & tranquility, from £996 (14 days) per room per week (sleeps 2)
Kenya beach accommodation, Kiwayu Island
Your own private island surrounded by miles of sand, from US $360 per person per night
Luxury villa in Pelion, Greece
Spectacular beach house in Mainland Greece, from £80 - £120 per room per night (sleeps 2)
Kenya beach resort on Manda Island
The perfect place to come and relax for days or weeks, from £90 per accommodation per night (sleeps 2)
Pom Pom Island resort in Borneo
Perfect harmony with nature & culture, from MYR600 - MYR750 per person per night
Andaman Islands accommodation, India
A luxury retreat in a tropical rainforest, from US $65 - US $180 per room per night
North Sulawesi dive resort in Indonesia
Relax on our private beach surrounded by nature, from Rupiah450000 - Rupiah600000 per person per night
Maraϊ Peninsular beach hotel, Brazil
Tropical beach club on the tip of a Brazilian peninsula, from BRL250 - BRL490 per accommodation per night (sleeps 2)
Hotel accommodation in Los Cabos, Mexico
A unique off grid hotel on a deserted beach, from US $340 per room per night
Mozambique luxury beach accommodation
Unique beach & bush lodge in Mozambique, from US $250 - US $350 per person per night
Praia do Rosa beach resort in Brazil
Beach accommodation in Prai do Rosa, from £47 - £500 per cottage per night
Grenada luxury hotel, Spice Island Beach Resort
5-star family operated boutique hotel in Grenada, from £1749 - £2149 per person per week
Koh Lanta luxury resort, Thailand
Spectacular beachfront resort in Thailand, from Baht6200 - Baht10800 per room per night
Phuket luxury resort and spa, Banyan Tree Phuket, Thailand
Experience one of the leading spa resorts in Thailand, from Baht58800 per week
Phra Thong beach resort in Thailand
Idyllic island hideaway, off the beaten path in Thailand, from Baht600 - Baht1200 per accommodation per night (sleeps 2)
St Ives eco hotel, Cornwall
Contemporary eco hotel in St Ives, from £85 - £170 per room per night
Peloponnese hotel by the beach, Greece
A small family Hotel for relaxation next to the Sea, from €50 - €100 per accommodation per night
Cayman Islands dive resort, West Bay
All inclusive options on Grand Cayman's north shore, from US $270 - US $330 per accommodation per night (sleeps 2)
Lanzarote self catering resort, Canary Islands
Family hotel in Costa Teguise, from €40 - €115 per apartment per night

334 reviews for Beach resort & hotel holidays4 star overall rating

These full and frank independent Beach resort & hotel 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.

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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)
Italian Riviera B&B
We went to this accommodation as a slightly alternative honeymoon and had a lovely week. Pier was a great host and made our stay very enjoyable. The rooms were beautifully and uniquely decorated and very clean. The continental breakfasts were amazing with fresh passionfruit from the trees. (more)Steph Chu
You enjoy every single minute of your stay and Pier is one of the most important parts of this experience, his charm, charisma and love for what he does influences truly the atmosphere and your mood there. (more)Carolina Arguedas-Villa
A very pleasurable relaxing holiday with a wonderful host. Pier was charming and had fabulous English and extensive local knowledge - a joy to share conversation with. (more)Claude Rothstein
From €90 - €107 per room per night
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
Gambia holiday accommodation
A most relaxing, refreshing break and a perfect destination for some winter sunshine! (more)Deborah Lake-Daltrey
The most memorable part was walking up the path and entering the lodge...the lovely flowers surrounding the gate, the relaxing seated area, the birds singing - it reduced me to tears of happiness. (more)Debbie Bradley
The most memorable part...The fabulous fresh water pool at the Lodge that attracted many amazing birds plus the wonderful dawn chorus of birds every morning. (more)Jennifer Ann Rousseau
From £30 - £60 per person per night incl breakfast
Lesvos holiday accommodation, Greece
Memorable parts? Just being able to completely relax and read and enjoy ourselves. The sea is beautiful and clear. The whole atmosphere of the place is very chilled. Batteries definitely fully recharged. Tips? Vatera, Lesvos is a place to go if you want a completely chilled 'do nothing' kind of holiday (which we did). It was perfect for our needs because it enabled us to wind down, read a lot, swim a lot, and not a lot else. If you like a holiday with things to do or lots of exploring... (more)Emily Hunka
From €35 - €99 per accommodation per night
Southern Leyte beach resort, Philippines
Memorable parts? Our stay in the resort was wonderful. Nice accommodation like an oasis in a very remote part of Southern Leyte in Sogod Bay. Wonderful views, very helpful staff, friendly and responsible management. Really top! Tips? Nothing special. Travelling to the resort is best by taking a plane from Manila to Tacloban; from there on an around 3 hour ride to the resort is not so interesting but necessary. Local benefits? Yes, local people were actively involved as staff... (more)Jean-Marie Noreillie
From PHP63000 per couple per week
Sardinia beach hotel in Bari Sardo, Italy
An enjoyable trip that has left us keen to return to Sardinia in future to explore further. We enjoyed the scenery, which was spectacular along the coast and especially further inland. The beach was quiet and relaxing. Staff at the hotel were friendly and helpful, even though few spoke English. Meals in the hotel restaurant were nicely prepared and local in character. (more)Julian Ross
We had a late flight into Olbia and got lost on the last leg in the dark. We were worried that the hotel would be closed as it was so late, but when we finally arrived, we received such a warm welcome...One word - perfect! (more)Sarah Outram
Hotel staff were lovely and did there best to advise us on what to do and gave us regular weather updates. The food was good. A bit more variety at breakfast each day would be better though. (more)Marcus Booth
From €55 - €120 per double room per night
Zanzibar beach bungalows and hotel
After leaving this accommodation it was fine, while at the accommodation, we were disappointed. (more)Ylva Lindberg
Excellent, totally relaxing holiday, we thoroughly enjoyed the basic-ness of it: living with the daylight, early nights and early mornings (so different from our normal city life). (more)Sonja Lavrencic
Lovely relaxing holiday, fantastic local staff running the bungalows & bar created a lovely atmosphere. Highlight probably swimming with dolphins & amazing turquoise ocean as warm as a bath! (more)Natasha Fitton
From US $109 - US $159 per room per night
Siolim hotel in Goa, India
This accommodation is a visually beautiful Portuguese villa, traditionally furnished in Portuguese style with enormous, high-ceilinged rooms in lush, well-kept gardens. It is perfect for anybody who is happy to make their own enjoyment. (more)Tony Lee
All employed staff come from the village and demonstrate competence, attention and kindness. The cuisine is particularly excellent and served in generous portions, fresh from the market or their garden. (more)Fabienne Beloeil-Smith
Lovely hotel, beautifully restored, friendly staff, quiet location away from the tourist hotspots. Perfect place to lay about and do nothing...We enjoyed our week and were glad to relax after our tour. (more)Kathleen Cannings
From Rupee2500 - Rupee14000 per room per night
Southern Leyte holiday accommodation, Philippines
I found the hotel on your website and booked it in May with my new wife, on honeymoon. I need to point out just what a wonderful time we had there. If you are looking for a bit of quiet, secluded Filipino life then this is the place. The locals were all very friendly, the beach was beautiful and undeveloped. The hotel staff treated us really well and even loaned us their Kayak for rowing around and fishing etc. The nearby restaurant is amazing and we really enjoyed eating our way through the menu... (more)Jeremy Head
From £30 - £33 per room per night (sleeps 2)
Diani beach resort in Kenya
Memorable parts? We travelled for three weeks to different parts of Kenya, and stayed five nights here, booked via the Responsible Travel website. These five days were our happiest and most memorable of our holiday. During the five days it's hard to choose to most memorable as it was all so fantastic but probably the friendliness from every single member of staff, closely followed by the excellent food, closely followed by the wonderful swimming pool, closely followed by the monkeys leaping... (more)Emily Hunka
From €28 - €132 per person per night
Kerala Ayurveda beach resort, India
Memorable parts? Arrived at 0300hrs to be met by Rajesh, who drove me to the resort where I was met by both Manu and Sunita. What a beautiful couple. The wakeup call from Brigitte was next and lunch served. Next, off to meet Dr Moly, what an amazing woman. Mediation in the afternoon with Anoop, our yoga master! Dinner with new friends and served by lovely friendly locals, Daisy, Josh, Amal and occasionally Manu, helping out his staff. Met the GM Gamal, a very fine gentleman, who is both... (more)Kylie Pogorzelski
From €100 - €290 per person per night
Boutique hotel in Cirali beach, Turkey
Cirali was quite the best trip I've had since India 13 years ago... The laid back vibe and lots of natural surroundings, unhurried and friendly. The resort was quiet and comfortable and Sinan and all his team friendly and welcoming (more)Sophie Jacobson
The most memorable part of the holiday was probably cooking marshmallows in the blazing heat of the Chimera based on the side of a mountain with a view back down towards Cirali beach...Excellent. (more)Lisa Joanes
Cirali is wonderful for people looking for a laid-back undeveloped location. The scenery is spectacular, the beach great and everything is in walking distance. (more)Erica Gillard
From £450 per week
Andaman Islands accommodation, India
Amazing! Our honeymoon was everything we had hoped for and more. We have decided we will return for our anniversary one year! (more)Emily Brooks
The resort is a truly beautiful and peaceful place. Everybody was extremely friendly, the food was wonderful, and the whole place very relaxing. (more)Lene Riis Christensen
From US $65 - US $180 per room per night
Malaysia beach resort, Tioman Island
Swimming with a turtle...5* top notch, cannot rate it highly enough. (more)Fiona Leitch
...the best moment would be when we were asked to light the fire when we had the BBQ dinner on the beach one night. (more)Miriam Ferrer
The holiday was far better than I had thought possible. There were 12 of us in all, and we are all different people as a result of spending time at the resort. This was in part due to the environment, in part because of the way the retreat has been developed, and in part due to the wonderful team of people who looked after us. I need more stars than those below to rate this holiday. (more)Bridget Thomas
From £60 - £120 per person per night
Thailand beach resort
Memorable parts? Walking on a completely empty long golden beach. Watching the monsoon rains from our windows. Kayaking in the mangrove swamp and watching the monkeys. Tips? If you book in October you may get only rain and not see the sun (we quite enjoyed the rain but some people might not.) Local benefits? Yes, the resort is very sensitive to ecological issues and they are constantly working to find the best ways to dispose of rubbish, generate power etc. They seem to have... (more)Tessa Watt
From €75 - €150 per person per night
Saba ecolodge accommodation, Dutch West Indies
Fabulous. We loved the great hiking trails on Saba and the cooking at the ecolodge where was stayed was absolutely fabulous! (more)Colleen Reese
Meeting Tom and the others at the lodge. Their depth of knowledge and willingness to share about Saba were very engaging and endearing. (more)Katherine Lippel
The flora and fauna in and out of the water are spectacular. We went snorkeling and saw sharks, sea turtles, spiny lobster, sea urchin, sponges, coral, and at least 20 types of fish. (more)Linda Hesh
From US $75 - US $95 per cottage per night
Pousada Picinguaba luxury beach resort, Brazil
Memorable parts? The whole holiday in Brazil was fantastic! Probably the most exciting part was "meeting" with dolphins up close in Fernando de Noronha. Tips? We got what we expected, I definitely recommend this website for holiday booking. Local benefits? We found Brazil more environmental friendly than we expected and certainly more than many European countries. The place we booked through this site was exactly as described but other areas of Brazil are also well preserved. Overall... (more)Carlotta Crespi
From BRL771 - BRL1219 per double room per night
Holiday retreat in Greece, Saronic Islands
A great holiday, very relaxing. (more)Niamh O Conghaile
The important factor for us was that the accommodation is a family-run business and it works well. (more)Peter Gander
If you want a quiet, restful holiday where you can read, walk, swim, eat good food, watch the ferries come to and fro and generally chill out, this is for you. (more)Victoria Gunn
From €50 - €103 per room per night
Costa Maya beach resort in Yucatan, Mexico
Memorable parts? Slowing down and taking the time to watch the antics of the little crabs on the beautiful beach. Tips? Be prepared to relax and enjoy the ambience of the beach. Local benefits? All employees are local residents. Electrical power is generated on site using wind and solar equipment. Toilets are composting. Overall rating? Excellent! (more)Robert Beck
From US $70 - US $100 per accommodation per night (sleeps 2-4)
Pirates Point Resort, Little Cayman
Every day was wonderful. Divemasters very experienced. Wonderful wildlife both on land (reptiles and birds) and in the sea. Outstanding staff with remarkable social skills. Outstanding food, varied, excellent quality, you can control your own servings. (more)Katherine Lippel
I had some of the best snorkels of the last 10 years on the Bloody Bay wall. Reefs and the fish environment are in really good shape. The resort is delightful - small, excellent food and a really friendly environment. (more)Anne Charlton
From US $1747 - US $2323 per person per week
Thailand holiday resort in Chanthaburi
We have had a wonderfully relaxing and peaceful time and have enjoyed exploring the local area and swimming in the pool. This was the perfect place for us to stay and we have been made really welcome, almost like a homestay but with our own bungalow and separate meals. (more)Anna Hughes Corden
I left having had a superb chill in a place of beauty and tranquility in which I constantly felt was special and giving (more)Martin Ruddock
From Baht1360 per villa 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
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A bit disappointing really
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