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Luring you in with idyllic views from your hotel room and barefoot strolls to the water, the most beautiful beach hotels in Europe offer you a chance to bask in the sunshine and forget about the stress of everyday life. Pack your sunnies and soak up the picturesque coastal views at these upscale European resorts, where private beaches, water sports and kids clubs ensure that the entire family can enjoy a fantastic beach getaway. From Greece and Spain to Portugal and Italy, here are the best beach hotels in Europe.
Elysium Resort & Spa, Greece
Located in Faliraki in Rhodes, the Elysium Resort & Spa is nestled on a picturesque beach and features contemporary style architecture in three separate buildings. Enjoy the large garden lagoon at the ground level, sip on a fruity cocktail at the private beach area or get pampered in the luxurious spa. Spacious rooms come with flat-screen TVs, separate sitting areas, Nespresso coffee machines and complimentary bathrobes.
Iberostar Royal Andalus, Spain
The perfect beach destination to take the entire family, Iberostar Royal Andalus in Cadiz is one of the best all-inclusive hotels in the country. Pick one of the spacious family rooms and look over Barossa beach from your balcony or terrace, then walk to the kid-friendly swimming pool or take an afternoon to play golf or tennis. Enjoy fresh seafood cuisine on the beach, in the on-site restaurant or at the pool terrace.
Vila Vita Parc Resort & Spa, Portugal
Treat yourself to a pampering holiday at Vila Vita Parc Resort & Spa in Porches, where you can enjoy sea-inspired rooms and suites with ocean view terraces or whitewashed villas with private pools. Nestled in 54 acres of subtropical gardens, the hotel also boasts six bars and 10 restaurants, while the on-spa brings you utter relaxation with their range of wellbeing therapies and beauty treatments.
Hotel Capo D'Orso Thalasso & Spa, Italy
Hotel Capo D’Orso Thalasso & Spa looks out over the La Maddalena Archipelago in Sardinia, offering 5-star treatment in their exclusive setting. Ideal for those looking for a romantic beach getaway, you’re nestled between two beaches, Cala Capra and Cala Selvaggia, while its private marina is popular for yacht excursions. Enjoy the 9 hole Pitch & Putt Golf course or relax at the spa with its swimming pools, Jacuzzi and personalized treatments.
Thalassa Beach Resort, Greece
Escape the beautiful landscapes at Thalassa Beach Resort in Agia Marina Nea Kydonias, located only steps away from the sandy shoreline. This adults-only resort features stylish rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows and fine dining at an a la carte main restaurant, while the beach tavern serves Greek meze. Book the budget-friendly Double Room for balcony or terrace views, while the Superior Suites have separate bedroom and living spaces with an open Jacuzzi.
Iberostar Anthelia, Spain
Located in South Tenerife, Iberostar Anthelia offers a family-friendly beach getaway with its easy access to a picturesque beach. One of the best all-inclusive resorts in Spain, you’ll have a 5-star sleep in the plush mattresses, be pampered with exquisite cuisine at the on-site restaurants and have plenty of outdoor activities to choose from. Let the kids make a splash in the saltwater pool while the adults can clear their minds in the Finnish sauna.
Hotel Monte Mulini, Croatia
Soak up the quiet ambiance at Hotel Monte Mulini in Rovinj, where you can capture a serene view of the cove from your spacious balcony. Only 10 minutes from the old town, you can sit back in the lush garden around the pool before indulging in the refined cooking in the Wine Vault restaurant. A pebbly beach is just steps from the hotel, while Mediterranean plant and marine-based treatments are used in the on-site spa.
Amathus Beach Hotel Limassol, Cyprus
If you’re looking for a serene getaway with world-class comfort, head to Amathus Beach Hotel Limassol. You’ll find state of the art facilities in addition to an awarded spa, where you can relax on the beach and marvel at the gorgeous views of the Mediterranean. Treat yourself to one of the charming honeymoon sea view suites overlooking the water and enjoy private gourmet dinner on the beach.
Mitsis Blue Domes Resort & Spa, Greece
A 5-star hotel in Kos, Mitsis Blue Domes Resort & Spa offers an incredible range of leisure facilities in addition to sophisticated accommodation choices. The 499 beautifully furnished rooms, bungalows and villas offer the perfect beach getaway retreat and boast sublime views of the surrounding area. Meander through the lush garden area or take a dip in the pool, while the on-site restaurant serves Greek, Italian, Asian and Mexican cuisines.
Hotel Marina Riviera, Italy
Boasting a central position in Amalfi near the Cathedral Square, Hotel Marina Riviera showcases its exceptional view of the Amalfi Coast. The hotel has an intimate ambiance with only 34 rooms with Mediterranean decor, each equipped with a view of the sea and bay. Soak up your surroundings on the terrace at breakfast or bask in the sunshine on the solarium on a sunbed under an umbrella.
Alexander The Great Beach Hotel, Cyprus
Nestled in Paphos on the southwestern coast of Cyprus, Alexander The Great Beach Hotel sits directly overlooking a Blue Flag sandy beach. It boasts seafront rooms with private verandas and is only a few minutes walk from the picturesque harbor. Lounge by the infinity pool overlooking the endless blue sea, enjoy Japanese and Italian cuisine at the on-site restaurant and watch evening entertainment with professional singers and dancers.
Barcelo Teguise Beach, Spain
Sitting on the seafront of Costa Teguise, Barcelo Teguise Beach is an adults-only oasis in the heart of volcanic paradise. Each room as a flat-screen TV, tea and coffee making facilities and a balcony with outdoor furniture. Relax in the U-Spa, two infinity pools or work up a sweat in the fitness studio. Sip on a fruity cocktail at the outdoor pool surrounded by palm trees and Balinese beds or rejuvenate at the spa with its Turkish bath and sauna.
Sun Gardens Dubrovnik, Croatia
Get the celebrity treatment at Sun Gardens Dubrovnik in Croatia, where its enviable Adriatic seafront location will lure you in and its beautiful Mediterranean gardens will surely impress. Offering easy access to Dubrovnik’s attractions, you can enjoy the tennis court, rock climbing wall, spa centre and can relax in one of the three outdoor pools. Enjoy modern decor in the rooms and suites that feature a balcony, kitchenette, dining area and balcony or terrace with sea views.