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A view of Mount Otemanu on Bora Bora from the air

Tailor-made beach vacations

A postcard-worthy beach, a carefully chosen coastal escape, that ideal spot to relax by the ocean… You can experience all this and more on a tailor-made beach vacation with Audley. We’ll design your ideal trip with you, paying close attention to your interests, your travel style, your budget. Our beach specialists are there to share their first-hand knowledge to lead you to experiences you won’t find in a guidebook.

Star-gaze the clear skies of Mauritius with an astronomer. Sail Maldivian waters on a traditional dhoni. Take a spice plantation tour on Zanzibar. Dive off Oman’s coast in search of mobula rays. Stay on a working cocoa plantation on Saint Lucia, with a view across the volcanic Pitons. Snorkel alongside turtles in the Seychelles. Feast on freshly-grilled mahi-mahi at a local Barbadian fish fry, to a pulsing soca beat.

Prime dive spots thriving with marine life, secluded coves at sunset, long stretches of powder-soft sand. What excites you? Travel at your own pace, in your own style, with the confidence that we’ll show you the best options, wherever you go.

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Audley Travel Specialist Elizabeth

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Our recommended destinations for a beach vacation

Our specialists can help you plan your road trip, individually focusing on your tastes and interests, to the destinations below.

Our recommended beach vacation itinerary ideas

Our itinerary ideas will give you a starting point for what your trip could entail. Treat them just as inspiration, as each trip is created uniquely for you and there are many more options available.

Our expert guides to choosing your beach vacation

Penned by our specialists from their own travels, these guides aim to inspire you with suggestions of where to spend your beach vacation. Giving tips for what to experience and recommendations for where to stay, we share our ideas for the best beach destinations to consider.

  • Positano, Amalfi Coast

    Our expert guide to exploring the Amalfi Coast & Capri

    Italy specialist Caroline picks some of her top things to see and do on and around the Amalfi Coast and Capri. Highlights include driving along the Amalfi coast, taking a boat tour of Capri, and hiking the Path of the Gods and Path of the Forts.

  • Thai beach

    Thailand's best beach vacations and resorts

    The beaches of Thailand have always been alluring to travelers. We highlight some of the best beaches (and where to stay on them), all of which you can incorporate as a relaxing end (or start) to your journey in Southeast Asia.

  • Tropical Beaches of Phan Thiet, Vietnam

    Vietnam’s best beach resorts

    Bounded by the warm South China Sea, Vietnam can offer the traveler a variety of beautiful sandy beaches which are the equal of any in the region. Add to this sophisticated beach resorts and the scene is set for a quiet break in which to unwind in laid-back, understated comfort. One of our Vietnam specialists explains his favorite beach resorts.

  • Villefranche-sur-Mer, The French Riviera

    Discover the real French Riviera

    Look past the super yachts and movie stars to discover the authentic French Riviera. Stroll through hillside villages that overlook the Mediterranean, tour a century-old perfume factory and discover the paintings that Picasso produced while staying here.

  • Lembongan Island, Indonesia

    Best beaches in Indonesia

    Indonesia has so much to offer: history, culture, scenery and diverse wildlife. After seeing so much, you might want to end your trip relaxing on an idyllic beach. We look at some of the best beaches in Bali and Lombok.

  • Sooty Terns, Bird Island

    Where to go in the Seychelles

    Beach specialist Savina explains why you shouldn’t limit yourself to just one base, in this island-by-island guide to the Seychelles. If you extend your reach, there’s trekking on Silhouette, turtle encounters on Denis Island and long walks along Cote D’Or Beach, just for starters.

  • Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Asia's best city & beach combinations

    Twin a beach stay with time in a city and you’ve got a trip of real contrasts. Asia’s mix of high-rise metropolises and swathes of beach lends itself to some particularly intriguing combinations. Our beach specialists have chosen their top coastal locations to pair with Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong.

  • Fairy tern chick on Denis Island

    Family vacations in the Seychelles

    Though a popular honeymoon destination, don’t overlook the Seychelles for a family vacation. Our Country Specialist Jack explains why he wants to encourage families to explore these tropical islands.