With our partner easyJet Holidays, these are the best beach resorts in Europe
Paloma Grida, Antalya
Best for… a luxury break
Chill out in your own private beach cabana at this luxurious hotel overlooking the breathtakingly blue Belek Sea. The real treats here are the beautiful, secluded tiled villas, whose terraces lead out onto private swimming pools; but gorgeous garden and sea views abound depending on which room you splash out for. The wide, sandy beach is just on the other side of the hotel’s large pool – if you can tear yourself away from its plush restaurants and cocktail bars.
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Olympic Lagoon, Paphos
Best for… a fun family break
Travel back in time or to the bottom of the sea at this exuberant seaside resort, where you can lose yourself at the rock 'n' roll 1950s diner while the kids make a splash at the ocean-themed play clubs. One of the best family hotels in Cyprus, its languid, lagoon-style pools are the perfect place to soak up some sun; unless you’d rather be practising archery, playing tennis or taking in a show at the dazzling entertainment arena.
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Phenicia Hotel, Tunisia
Best for… desert island dreaming
Surrounded by olive groves, palm trees and the golden sands of Hammamet beach, it’s easy to imagine you’re drifting away on a paradise island at this Mediterranean hotel. Its balconies and terraces give the game away though, with their amazing views out over the bay and, more immediately, the hotel’s huge pool. From horse riding to golf and Tai Chi, and Tunisian cuisine to Italian classics, this is a place where you can truly indulge.
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VidaMar Resort Hotel, Algarve
Best for… beach lovers
Bask in the natural beauty that surrounds this huge resort: the nature reserve on its doorstep, the groves of palm trees between you and the ocean, and the wild Adriatic. Then lose yourself in the gorgeous gardens that stretch between its swimming pools – flowers, grass fields for football and 1,200 palm trees are all included before you even reach Salgados beach and its seven kilometres of golden sand. Adults’ clubs (with Bali beds), kids’ clubs and a huge variety of restaurants and bars will keep everyone happy.
Near Galé, Portugal
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H10 Conquistador, Tenerife
Best for… a family break
One of the most famous beaches in the world sits at your feet at this fun-packed, family-friendly resort: the Playa de Las Américas, Tenerife’s quintessential spot for sun, sand and nightlife. Get a more relaxing view of the ocean from the hotel’s chill-out areas, multiple pools – including a kids’ pool – and sumptuous spa, which specialises in treatments using actual sea water. Steak restaurants, evening entertainment and sports are all just moments away from your lounger. You may never make it as far as the beach.
Playa de Las Américas, Tenerife
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Iberostar Santa Eulalia, Ibiza
Best for… sun, sand and sea
Everything you dream of when you picture Ibiza, this adults-only hotel is nestled between pine groves on the paradisiacal s’Argamassa beach. White sands, crystal-clear water, Bali beds, a spa and an infinity pool: the whole resort is a vision in seashell white and ocean blue. Foodies will love the Mediterranean dining; but the best view of sunset has to be at the beach club, on a jetty that extends out into the sea until all you can see around you is blue ocean and bluer skies.
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Mitsis Norida Beach, Kos
Best for... a taste of paradise
A gorgeous fusion of Greek tradition and modern design, this five-star resort is a really special stay: as well as its five concept pools (plus a childrens’ pools), all evoking a different corner of paradise, its huge, landscaped gardens are bursting with rare plants and palm trees. The pebble beach is a haven, with a smooth walkway letting you stroll right into its crystal-clear waters. You will never forget the views from its al-fresco restaurant, right out over the ocean to the mountainous coastline.
Near Kardamaina, Kos
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