Top rated hotels for great beach holidays


Crystal clear waters, shimmering sandy beaches. Beach holidays are what dreams are made of. Dream hotels, like the Sultan Gardens hotel Sharm el Sheikh, don’t come around often but if you look hard enough, they’re discoverable! Check out these ten excellent hotels near the sea that are top rated due to their extensive facilities and great service.


Sindbad Club Aqua Park Resort
The hotel is strategically located in the resort of Hurghada and shares a private beach with sister hotel Sindbad Beach. Kids will go wild for the amazing on-site waterpark at the Sindbad Club Aqua Park Resort. Ride easy in the Blue Lagoon tropical wave pool or plunge, slip, and speed into the water in one of the seven full-size waterslides. While the children are endlessly enthralled, the parents can have their own fun with the aquatic activities held at the nearby beach.


IBEROSTAR Bouganville Playa
IBEROSTAR Bouganville Playa on the island of Tenerife is situated in an excellent spot, minutes from the shores of the lovely Playa del Bobo beach and steps from several restaurants, bars, and shops. The large property has friendly and professional staff, spacious rooms, and a laid-back atmosphere. Lounge, drink in hand, at the large surrounding terrace. Winter time? With one of the two adult pools climatised, swimming can be had any time of year.


Bellevue Club
This lakeside budget property, Bellevue Club, in Alcudia is a cheerful establishment with courteous and helpful staff. Depending on the time of year, up to eight pools are open, leaving you spoilt for choice. The complex brings in the fun of amusement parks with go-karts, crazy-golf, and small funfair. Although the sandy beach is about a fifteen-minute walk away, the walk is pleasant as it passes through the lively main street.


Barcelo Costa Cancún
Barcelo Costa Cancún is where the young adults and couples flock for their taste of Cancún’s legendary nightlife scene. This hotel is wonderfully located near the party zone, meaning you’ll never miss any of the action. Rest up before the sun sets by tanning on the sun terrace or dipping into the refreshing plunge pool. And with the hotel set directly on a pristine white sand beach, it doesn’t get any better than this.


SUNRISE Royal Makadi Resort
SUNRISE Royal Makadi Resort is perfectly suited for a laid-back beach holiday. The location is ideal, on its own private section of beach, with golden sands and the clear waters of the Red Sea. This five-star property gives a nod to its location in Egypt, with traditional accents intertwined with a contemporary flair. Here there is no shortage in any category: seven restaurants, five pools, and a delightful range of aquatic activities such as snorkeling and scuba diving.


Cyprotel Laura Beach Hotel
Located directly on the beach, the Cyprotel Laura Beach Hotel in Cyprus is a stylish oasis. With the recent refurbishment in 2012, the hotel refreshed its décor and expanded its extensive list of facilities to include a children’s waterpark, cinema, an ouzeri, and spa center. High schoolers will love the teens’ club, featuring an Internet café, gaming arcade, and DJ nights.


H10 Lanzarote Princess
Situated in a quieter area of the Playa Blanca resort in the Canary Islands, the attractive H10 Lanzarote Princess has it all. Spectacular grounds featuring extensive tropical gardens and recently refreshed comfortable bedrooms await. The resort has a buzzing atmosphere with a multitude of activities for all ages, a tremendous lagoon-style pool, and access to three sandy beaches.


Jacaranda Hotel
The Jacaranda Hotel in Tenerife impresses with its style, facilities, and high standard of accommodation and service. The atmosphere is relaxing, persuading you to indulge in lazy days by the pools and terraces. For those seeking a more active, playful holiday, be rest assured that the hotel features extensive daytime activities and regular nighttime entertainment. A brisk stroll brings you to the sandy shores of Playa Fañabe and100m away are several bars. It’s no wonder this hotel is popular with both couples and families. 


Sol Costa Daurada
The modern Sol Costa Daurada hotel has a trove of on-site facilities to keep everyone entertained. Guests rave about the varied, delicious buffet food provided, sure to please even the fussiest eater. Set at the edge of Salou resort, the golden beaches, nightlife, and resort amenities are in walking distance. For those seeking a little adventure, hop on the shuttle bus and ride off to PortAventura Theme Park just minutes away.


Paloma Club Sultan
For the ultimate water-filled holiday, the Paloma Club Sultan boasts not only an on-site waterpark with seven incredible slides, but two private beaches. If that doesn’t take care of your needs, there are also two free-form pools, an indoor pool, and several motorized watersports. Once you can pull yourself away from the excitement to eat, there are five a la carte restaurants, one featuring organic food and wine included in the all-inclusive rate. Families, couples, and groups of friends eagerly make their way down here in droves.