Pining for warm sunshine and long, lazy days on the beach? Whether you’re looking for some winter sun now or you can wait till the summer for a relaxing break, here are a few beach holidays to add to your wish-list for 2023.
See out the last few days of winter by plonking yourself on the smooth white sands facing the Solana Beach Hotel on the east coast of Mauritius. This adults-only resort has a palm-fringed outdoor pool as well as a plunge pool beneath a rocky waterfall. You’ll have Mauritian as well as international cuisine among the three restaurants if you choose the half-board option. Tui has a week’s half-board from 15 March starting at £1,450pp, with a £146pp discount, including flights and transfers.
On the tail end of Fuerteventura’s southern coast is the wonderfully named Costa Calma, where Hotel Esmeralda Maris by Livvio is only a five-minute walk from the sands of Playa Esmeralda. It’s just one of a long unbroken stretch of beaches on the peninsula north of the Jandía nature reserve. There are indoor and outdoor pools, as well as a spa and gym. Loveholidays has a week’s half-board departing 24 February from £511pp, including flights but excluding luggage and transfers.
It’s hard to resist the lure of the Dalmatian coast and its countless beaches. Base yourself in the port of Orebić on the Pelješac peninsula and you’ll have wonderful beaches on your doorstep, plus a handy and short ferry journey to the enchanting island of Korčula. Pelješac is one of Croatia’s best wine regions, so that’s your cue to check out its wineries producing fabulous reds, including dingač and plavac mali. Jet2 Holidays has a week’s B&B at Aminess Grand Azur Hotel, which has its own pool and faces the pebbly Bačva beach. Prices start at £899pp and include flights, transfers and luggage, departing 17 June.
You don’t have far to travel to plunge into the clear waters of the Aegean Sea when you stay at one of the two Achladies Beach Cottages in Skiathos. Just follow the little footpath and within seconds you’re on the sands of Achladies Beach. The cottages are simply furnished and sleep four, and both have pleasantly shaded terraces for outdoor…
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