Beach holidays

Discover our best destinations for beach holidays

Beach holidays

If you’re looking for great beach holidays, Thomson offers some of the best beach holiday destinations.

Choose from beach holidays close to home, or relax on exotic, far away shores. From the spectacular setting of Kefalonia’s world-famous Myrtos Beach – to the castaway white sand swathes of the Maldives, we’re sure to have your dream spot for seaside relaxation.

We’ve got loads of destinations perfect for beach holidays. Here are five of our favourites…


Kefalonia – for beach holidays in a spectacular setting

Myrtos Beach, Kefalonia

Beach holidays in Kefalonia are all about relaxing on white pebble beaches backed by lush pine forests and spectacular cliffs. Seen in countless postcards and photos, the bow-shaped stretch of Myrtos beach is perhaps the island’s most famous. But popular resorts like Skala and Lassi are also great choices for relaxing beach holidays. Both have kilometres of beaches where you can relax beside the blue waters of the Ionian.

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Maldives – for beach holidays on castaway islands

Beach in Maldives

For the ultimate Robinson Crusoe experience – try beach holidays in the Maldives. Relaxation is the name of the game on these tranquil castaway islands. In fact, many resorts even require a speedboat or sea plane transfer to get there. Beach holidays in the Maldives are all about spending days on your sunbed on the white-sand beaches, accompanied by a good book. Or for more active beach holidays, why not give scuba diving or snorkelling a go?

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Red Sea, Egypt – for all-year-round beach holidays

Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt - Red Sea

The sugary, soft sands of Egypt’s Red Sea coast are ideal for beach holidays at any time of year. Beach holidays in Egypt tend to centre around bustling resorts like Sharm El Sheikh and Hurghada. What’s more, Thomson also offers cruise and stay holidays around the Red Sea. So you can combine your beach holidays with a few days of discovery exploring Egypt’s world-famous historic sites.

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Costa de la Luz – for traditional beach holidays

Beach in Costa de la Luz

Think of the Spanish Costas and you might imagine bustling resorts suited to lively beach holidays. But Costa de la Luz is a world away from it’s neighbours. Miles of long, fine sandy beaches are backed by national parks and quaint resorts – ideal for beach holidays with a taste of traditional Spain. As well as spending time on the beach, there’s also a choice of great golf courses to enjoy.

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Cayo Santa Maria, Cuba – for beach holidays ‘off the beaten track’

Beach and sailing boat on Cayo Santa Maria

Cayo Santa Maria is one of Cuba’s best kept secrets. Set just off Cuba’s north coast, this tiny tropical island is ideal for beach holidays with miles of white-sand fringed by lush palm trees. Cayo Santa Maria remains relatively development-free and it’s a haven for wildlife. In fact, it’s been declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. It’s a tranquil setting for relaxing beach holidays away from the hustle and bustle of bigger resorts – discover it before everyone else does…

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