Bring on the Sunshine! Our 10 Favorite Beach Vacations

All beaches are not created equal—and when it comes to your honeymoon or special occasion, it’s important to choose a beach resort that fits your style and personality. That’s why our travel experts are here to help you tell you the best things to do in Phi Phi Island and other such beaches. Find inspiration with our 10 favorite beach vacations in the South Pacific, Africa, and beyond.

Whether you want to sip champagne on the powdery white sand with no other travelers in sight or explore islands filled with unique wildlife, discover your perfect beach vacation below. Contact our luxury travel experts to begin handcrafting a trip in which you can add many tours such as the ones offered by the san diego whale watching company!


1. Bora Bora Overwater Bungalow Vacation: St. Regis & Le Taha’a

10 days • Accommodations: Gorgeous beach bungalow and a 5-star overwater bungalow • Perfect for: Couples seeking the VIP treatment with French refinement

Escape to the most beautiful and exclusive locations in French Polynesia on this luxurious island honeymoon. Begin at the stunning Le Taha’a Private Island Resort, home to vanilla plantations and lush tropical scenery. Then, you’ll be whisked away to St. Regis Bora Bora to stay in an overwater bungalow with your own private butler service.

St Regis Bora Bora - Honeymoon Package - Tahiti Travel Expert - Best Bora Bora

2. New Zealand and Fiji Honeymoon

11 days • Accommodations: Remote, rustic-luxe Fiji beach resort and comfortable New Zealand hotels • Perfect for: Adventurous couples who love authentic, laid-back beaches

Get the best of both worlds on this New Zealand Fiji Honeymoon. Start at a remote, luxurious Fiji resort located on its own private island, then enjoy outdoor adventures and beautiful scenery in New Zealand.

Luxury Fiji vacation packages - Matangi Private Island Resort Fiji

3. Cook Islands Getaway: Rarotonga and Aitutaki

6 days • Accommodations: 4-star and above beach resorts • Perfect for: Couples or families looking for an under-the-radar beach destination

Explore the Cook Islands, the hidden gem of the South Pacific, with this quick beach getaway. Enjoy fabulous resorts on Rarotonga and Aitutaki, home to stunning white sand beaches and one of the world’s most beautiful lagoons.

Cook Islands Beach Vacation

4. Australia Honeymoon at Lizard Island Resort

8 days • Accommodations: Barefoot luxury resort on the Great Barrier Reef • Perfect for: Beach lovers, divers, and high-end couples

Leave the real world behind and enter a magical retreat on the Great Barrier Reef for a week of romance and luxury with one of our favorite beach vacations. Sail away on this untouched corner of the world’s most famous coral reef, explore pristine private beaches, and feel all your worries melt away into the warm ocean breeze.

Best Australia Vacation - Lizard Island Resort - Great Barrier Reef - Travel Expert - Australia Honeymoon Itinerary

5. Maldives Overwater Bungalow Vacation

8 days • Accommodations: Ultra-luxe overwater bungalow • Perfect for: Families or couples who want a true rockstar experience

Experience the ultimate indulgence at the luxurious Soneva Jani resort in the Maldives. Soneva Jani offers truly breathtaking luxury and beauty. Make yourself at home in a 2-story water villa with a waterslide leading directly into the lagoon, a retracting roof for stargazing, and your own private butler.

Soneva Jani Beach Resort, Maldives - Overwater Bungalow with Slide

6. Australia Beach and Wildlife Vacation: Sunshine Coast and Kangaroo Island

9 days • Accommodations: Clean, comfortable hotels with a variety of styles • Perfect for: Wildlife and nature lovers

The ultimate beach, nature, and wildlife adventure! Explore remote Fraser Island (a must for any nature lover), kayak with dolphins, lounge on white sand beaches, and meet the locals on Kangaroo Island.

Feeding Kangaroos in Australia - Australia Getaway: Sunshine Coast and Kangaroo Island

7. Luxury Fiji Honeymoon

6 days • Accommodations: 5-star Fiji resort • Perfect for: Couples who want romance and an authentic local experience

Discover pure bliss at the luxurious Namale Resort & Spa, an authentic Fiji beach retreat. Romantic moments abound, from incredible private dinners to spectacular sunset cruises. Enjoy an unforgettable honeymoon with the utmost privacy and 5-star treatment!

Fiji Honeymoon - Waterfall Dining at Namale Resort

8. South Africa Safari and Mozambique Beach Vacation

8 days • Accommodations: 5-star safari lodge and beach resort • Perfect for: Adventure seekers who don’t want to sacrifice comfort

Experience the adventure of a lifetime in South Africa with a luxury Big 5 safari on the exclusive &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve. After your safari, relax on the beach in Mozambique at a 5-star resort where you can watch sea turtles nesting, view humpback whales in season, and snorkel with dolphins.

Swimming with Dolphins at White Pearl Resorts, Mozambique - Favorite Beach Vacations

9. Bora Bora and Society Islands Cruise

9 days • Accommodations: Purpose-built cruise vessel • Perfect for: Empty nesters who want to see it all

Explore the most beautiful islands in French Polynesia on a fabulous cruise that gives you access to private beaches, cultural experiences, and enchanting onshore excursions. Round-trip flights from LAX included!

Tahiti Bora Bora Cruise Vacation

10. Fiji Overwater Bungalow Honeymoon

7 days • Accommodation: Beachfront bure and overwater bungalow at a 5-star resort • Perfect for: Couples who want to be blown away

Treat yourself to a week in paradise at Likuliku Lagoon Resort Fiji. Stay in an overwater bungalow, where you’ll be treated like royalty and you can slip into the warm lagoon whenever you wish! Complete your VIP experience with scenic helicopter transfers to and from the resort.

Fiji Overwater Bungalows at Likuliku Lagoon Resort - Best Beach Vacations


Can’t decide which of these stunning beaches to visit? Our favorite beach vacations are just the beginning—call our luxury travel designers at (888) 229-0082 or contact us online to handcraft your own trip of a lifetime!