Nothing beats a glamorous European beach getaway. Whether you want a sun-drenched escape to the Algarve coast, a dalliance in the azure of the Greek archipelagos, an Andalusian serenade on the Costa del Sol, or a lazy weekend in the Balearics, a holiday in Europe has you covered.

Our collection of luxury beach resorts in Europe will show you the true meaning of sumptuous relaxation on the continent. From adults-only hotels and vitality pools, to bespoke kids activities and sports facilities, we've found dazzling options to suit every preference. 

1. Danai Beach Resort & Villas, Halkidiki

Oozing timeless Mediterranean elegance, Danai Beach Resort & Villas is situated on the beautiful middle peninsula of Halkidiki in Greece. The resort’s striking, white-washed aesthetic, fragrant gardens, and prime beachfront location, provide the perfect backdrop for a luxury European escape.  

A member of the Leading Hotels of the World, the resort’s boutique atmosphere, 5-star service, and lavish selection of villas and suites, make it one of the most sought-after stays amongst stylish jet setters. Unwind in a spacious cabana on its 300m private stretch of beach or enjoy a treatment at the Danai Spa, which boasts an extensive menu of treatments from around the globe.

Live the high life and board the resort’s private luxury yacht to explore nearby landmarks, head down to the award-winning wine cellar and taste some of the 1,700 labels, and enjoy fine dining at the open-air Andromeda Restaurant, overlooking the mesmerising Aegean Sea.

Best time to visit:

For sun worshippers, the best time to visit is between June and September, with July being the hottest month.

How to get there

Flights from London to Thessaloniki airport take just over three hours. The resort is approximately 84km from the airport. 

2. Forte Village, Sardinia

Nestled among pine forests and close to the crystalline waters on the southern tip of Sardinia, Forte Village enjoys an enviable beachfront setting. This sprawling luxury hotel sits on one of the most dramatic points of the historic island of Sardinia, and enjoys an sun-soaked microclimate.

Forte Village is home to seven different hotels, including the Hotel Castello and Le Dune, both of which are close to the stunning beach with stunning sea views. There's also nine swimming pools and some of the most popular sporting academies including the new Real Madrid Football Academy and the Rugby Academy with the biggest names from English and Irish rugby.

Forte Village has all bases covered, and it's big enough for every type of group. You'll receive a warm Sardinian welcome on arrival, and it's perfect for families. There's a big kids' club with a range of activities and entertainment, a luxurious spa and a choice of 21 restaurants to enjoy.

Best time to visit:

May to August. 

How to get there

Flights from London to Elmas airport in Cagliari take around two hours. The resort is approximately 45km from the airport. 

3. Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay, Ibiza

At the uber-chic Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay resort, the night can be as young as you want it to be. Located in Talamanca Bay, just a 20-minute walk outside of Ibiza Old Town, you can enjoy the best of both worlds here. This place has all the benefits of a large and lively resort, including suites, restaurants and bars, but you can also kick back on the private, white sandy beach. 

The bohemian, sophisticated side to this beach resort will appeal to couples. There's the exclusive Nobu restaurant, eateries and holistic spa, while the separate family area and swimming pool means the kids can enjoy their first slice of Balearic life. From sushi making to ‘meet the sea’ experiences, there are plenty of unique activities on offer for kids. 

After a lazy day spent lounging on the private beach, head to the White Isle's Old Town at sunset for a glass of sangria in the marina. 

Best time to visit

May to September. 

How to get there

Flights from London to Ibiza take around 2 hours and 20 minutes. By road, the transfer time from the airport to the resort is approximately 15 minutes. 

4. D Maris Bay, Turkey

Suspended between the Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean, D Maris Bay resort is a beachside oasis that’s brimming with activities for all the family. 

It's located on the idyllic Datça Peninsula, which is known for its aquamarine coastlines, tiny islets and spectacular views over a volcanic mountain range. 

When it comes to beaches and pools, you’re spoilt for choice. Choose from a quintet of natural sandy beaches to suit your mood. Indulge in a spa treatment on the sand, sip cocktails at a beach club, play volleyball with the kids, savour haute cuisine or nap under a cabana.  

There’s a choice of three US open tennis courts, scuba diving, catamaran sailing, water skiing - and a high tech gym. The Teenage Club keeps kids entertained with activities including canoeing, mountain biking, fishing, and video games.

While the kids are occupied, the adults can unwind at the opulent ESPA spa. Choose from a range of treatments, head to the Hammam bath, or sip cocktails by the vitality pool. 

Best time to visit

April to May, or September to October. 

How to get there

Fly from London to either Dalaman Airport or Bodrum Airport. Direct flights take around 4 hours. By car, it takes around two hours to get to the resort from Dalaman airport, or two hours and 30 minutes from Bodrum airport. 

5. Constantinou Bros Asimina Suites Hotel, Paphos

Surprise that special someone with a trip to the Asimina Suites Hotel, a laid back-yet-exclusive resort on the sun-kissed island of Cyprus. 

Ideal for couples and honeymooners, this intimate adults-only hotel has its own secluded beach. The piece-de-resistance has to be the Executive One Bedroom Suites located on the ground floor, complete with private pool with Jacuzzi jets and spectacular sea views.

With an array of dining options, there’s plenty to tantalise your taste buds. Enjoy lunch at the beachfront Kymata restaurant, a sumptuous seafood menu at A La Carte, or dip into the breakfast buffet in the Estia restaurant. 

The luxury doesn’t stop there: why not book into the Elixir Spa to unwind after a day in the sun? With a range of local Thalasso and Cypriot therapies, aromatherapy and Oriental treatments on offer, there’s also a steam bath, sauna, and relaxation room.

Fancy a night out? This resort is just a short distance from the centre of Paphos, with its tavernas and other attractions. 

Best time to visit

June to September. 

How to get there

The flight time from London to Paphos International airport is around four hours and 30 minutes. By car, the transfer from the airport to the resort takes around 15 minutes. 

6. Pine Cliffs, A Luxury Collection Resort, Algarve

Set against a backdrop of pine forest and clifftop views, the stunning 72-hectare Pine Cliffs resort has several enclaves on the Portuguese Algarve. There are nine restaurants to sample here, from beach dining at Mare or sipping champagne by the cliff edge at Mirado, to enjoying traditional Portuguese dishes.  

This family-friendly resort is geared up to ensure you and the kids experience the ultimate Algarve holiday with their being plenty of things to do. Little ones up to eight years old will love the 7,000 sq m Porta Pirata children’s village and life-size pirate ship, while kids between eight and 13 years old will adore the sports and creative activities, including mini-golf for the whole family. 

Golf lovers can tee off from the immaculate 9-hole clifftop golf course, complete with tree-lined fairways. Take a walk down to the Falésia beach via the scenic walkway, or take the elevator - you're guaranteedpanoramic views where the Atlantic and Mediterranean meet. 

Accommodation options include classic guest rooms or suites, luxury apartments and villas with equipped kitchens, or butler service and an ocean outlook.

Best time to visit

The Algarve is a great year-round destination. For the best weather, visit between June and August. 

How to get there

The flight from London to Faro airport takes around three hours. By car, the transfer from the airport to the resort takes around 30 minutes. 

7. Puente Romano, Costa del Sol

The Puente Romano resort occupies a prime spot in the glam beach destination of Marbella. This lively holiday spot offers the trendiest Costa del Sol getaway yet. It boasts a pool bar, 12 restaurants, DJ accompaniment and the Leña Marbella steakhouse, which recently received the accolade for the world's most beautiful restaurant.

Loved for its spectacular weather, beach clubs and coastal location, the Costa del Sol manages to hold on to that traditional Spanish feel that visitors know and love. That's what makes the Puente Romano luxury hotel the ideal getaway, whether you're travelling as a couple, or meeting a group of friends for a week of fun in the sun.  

Need to unwind? This resort is home to the tranquil Six Senses Spa, which showcases authentic southern Spanish architecture and natural materials. The treatment menu focuses on natural healing and Andalusian products, including sea salt, extra virgin olive oil, and mountain herbs. 

Ready to dedicate a whole week to pampering yourself? Check out our shortlist of spa hotels in Europe for some serious spa-spiration. 

Best time to visit

The Costa del Sol is a great destination all year round. For the best weather, visit between July and August.

How to get there

Flights from London to Malaga airport take around three hours. The resort is approximately 45 km from the airport. 

8. Domes of Corfu, Corfu

When you book a stay at the family-and-eco friendly Domes of Corfu resort, you'll enjoy total peace of mind while admiring the shimmering beauty of the Ionian Sea. 

Situated on the golden sands of the beautiful Blue Flag-awarded Glyfada beach, this family-friendly resort has private access to a coastal haven.

Take advantage of the beachfront bars and four restaurants overlooking the glistening Ionian Sea. Each restaurant offers the finest fresh, local ingredients and serves Cypriot, Greek, and Venetian cuisine. 

With its shady pine trees and aquamarine waters, Corfu is the ideal choice for a family holiday in Europe. At this resort, you'll get up close and personal with the island’s natural beauty. It’s also just a stone’s throw from the attractions of Corfu Old Town.

This hotel was designed with nature in mind. The KiEPOS Kids' Club will keep tots and teens entertained, with activities centred on sustainability, so children can learn as they play. 

The hotel is earthy, modern, comforting, and favours eco-friendly materials to complement the Corfu coastline. It provides a calm sanctuary where the whole family can unwind. 

Best time to visit

Corfu enjoys a Mediterranean climate all year round. For the best weather, visit between June and August. 

How to get there

Flights from London to Corfu International airport take around three hours. The resort is approximately 10 km from the airport. 

9. Ikos Olivia, Halkidiki

The Ikos Olivia beachfront resort redefines luxury by connecting it to the local Halkidiki culture. There's something for every type of guest here. Think candlelit dinners for honeymooners, a lagoon pool and swim-up bar for groups of friends, and action-packed schedules to keep the whole family entertained. From snorkelling to shell collecting, there's always fun to be had on the ultra-safe Blue Flag-awarded beach. 

Ikos Olivia offers friendly and personal service, which reflects the Greek culture. Expect expert instructors in tennis to scuba diving, professional childcare and a beachside service to keep the kids safe.

Passionate about all things Halkidiki, this resort favours fresh, local ingredients. Take advantage of the unique ‘Ikos Dine Out’ service. This all-inclusive service means you can step out of the resort to try traditional fare in specially selected local restaurants. 

Best time to visit

Halkidiki enjoys a Mediterranean climate, so it's a good choice any time of the year. For the warmest weather, visit between June and September. 

How to get there

The flight time from London to Thessaloniki airport is around three hours. By car, it takes approximately one hour to travel from the airport to the resort. 

10. The Romanos, A Luxury Collection Resort, Peloponnese

Immerse yourself in the rich historical fabric of Peloponnese, with a luxury beach resort to match. The Romanos resort prides itself on its ancient Greek heritage and offers architecture to echo times gone by. 

Hidden among olive groves and sand dunes on the Peloponnese coast, this hotel has something for everyone. Whether you’re a wine and food tasting aficionado or an adrenaline sports junkie, this hotel strikes the perfect balance for your Greek holiday. 

Try your hand at yachting, PADI diving, climbing, mountain biking or head to the tennis centre for private coaching. And with two world-class golf courses with sweeping views, you’ll never run out of things to do.

If you're looking for opportunities to learn more about rich Greek culture, the resort offers philosophy walks, olive and wine harvesting, and village cooking sessions. Nearby, you'll find the Temple of Apollo Epicurus and Mystras of Peloponnese, both of which are included in the UNESCO World Heritage list. 

Book a room with a stunning sea view, or even your own infinity pool - the perfect place to sip cocktails and watch the sunset. For a truly luxe experience, choose a villa with butler service, private check-in, and your own private area of beach. 

Best time to visit

May, June, or September. 

How to get there

Flights from London to Kalamata airport take around three hours and 30 minutes. By car, the journey from the airport to the resort takes approximately one hour. 

11. Santa Marina, A Luxury Collection Resort, Mykonos

If you’re taking a trip to the white-and-azure island of Mykonos, you’ll need a glamorous beach resort to match. That's where the exclusive Santa Marina resort comes in. This is the ultimate destination for a stay on the jewel of the Cyclades. 

Set on a private stretch of sandy beach with spectacular views of the Aegean Sea, Santa Marina offers a quiet sanctuary for those looking to dip in and out of the pulsing energy of this Greek island.

Wander along the golden beach to reach the highly coveted Buddha Bar, world-famous for its fine dining and cocktails. If you’re feeling extra glam, enjoy a boat ride from the resort’s private jetty. 

With a range of opulent suites and villas offering private pools, bohemian interiors, panoramic views, and butler service, you'll be well catered for here.

Need a little R&R? Take a trip to the GINKGO SPA? Inspired by the essential elements of positive energy and wellbeing, guests enjoy a signature treatment coupled with the healing power of the sun’s rays. 

To experience authentic Cycladic culture, you can soak up the sun on a traditional Greek cruise boat, take a tour through Santa Marina, or taste local delicacies in one of the signature eateries. 

Best time to visit

September to October. 

How to get there

Flights from London to Mykonos airport take around four hours. By car, the journey from the airport to the resort takes about ten minutes. 

12. Marbella Club Hotel, Costa Del Sol

Blend glitz and glamour with beachside paradise at Marbella Club Hotel, sprawled on the Golden Mile area of Costa Del Sol.

The Marbella Club Hotel once welcomed the likes of Brigitte Bardot and Audrey Hepburn, and now still stands as a refined historical accommodation that welcomes all from families to couples alike.

Discover the welcoming Mediterranean gardens located in the grounds of Marbella Club Hotel, spend romantic evenings in the charming courtyard and stroll along the lush green pathways that wind to the beach. Plus, the hotel is home to an indulgent Thalasso Spa with tempting treatments to keep you relaxed on your luxury holiday.

If you’re travelling with little ones, there is plenty for them to enjoy whilst you bask in the sun. Marbella Club Hotel offers an amazing kids’ club that offers several themed activities from fun cooking classes and mini gardening to aroma workshops.

While the kids’ have their fun, you can take a 20-minute private shuttle to the Marbella Club Golf Course and end the day savouring the flavours of the Mediterranean cuisine at The Grill.

Best time to visit

Travel to Costa Del Sol when the Mediterranean sun shines at it’s hottest between June and September.

Hot to get there

The typical flight time from the UK to Malaga Airport is around three hours.

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