Beach hotels are ideal for people who want a holiday on or very close to the beach. If your perfect vacation involves sunbathing and swimming, then a beach hotel lets you do all those things while offering a wide range of services and amenities. Some beach hotels sit right on the ocean or the sea, some are perched on cliffs or by a harbor, while others overlook a lake or lively city waterfront. Many beach hotels offer water sports activities from surfing to kayaking and snorkelling. They'll often have rooms with sea views and/or balconies for a premium.
Where can I find the best deals on Beach Hotels?
Beach hotels are found in coastal areas and on islands around the world, usually near seaside resorts, towns or cities. You’ll also find secluded hotels on remote, tranquil beaches. Prices tend to be higher in more developed and touristy areas, particularly during the high season. You can find good beach hotel bargains in many parts of Asia if you travel from March to May, and in Europe if you travel in the spring or early autumn. In the US you're most likely to find cheaper hotel rates outside the holiday weekends and the summer vacation season.
Why should I choose a Beach Hotel?
Beach hotels are the perfect solution for those looking for all the comforts of a regular hotel but with the added advantage of sand and sea. Most hotels have bars and restaurants, either indoor or outdoor, with great views overlooking the beach. If you have a sea-view room you can even watch the sunsets while sipping a cocktail from your balcony. Many beach hotels offer private beach areas with umbrellas, sunloungers and even waiter service, allowing you to enjoy a drink with your feet in the sand. Others have a range of water activities such as snorkelling, kayaking or glass-bottom boat rides.
How much do Beach Hotels typically cost?
If you go to a developed beach town like Nice in France, expect to pay around 375 EUR for a sea-view room in a luxury beach hotel during high season. On the other end of the scale you can get a room with sea views in a mid-range hotel for 100 EUR. Luxury beach resorts in Thailand can cost 11000 THB for premium seaview rooms, or you can get a simple beachfront cottage with a pool for 1200 THB. You’ll find bargains along the Californian coast and near South Beach in Florida if you opt for an inn, a beachside motel or a B&B.