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What are beach accommodations?

Whether you’re looking for a simple break or an exceptional getaway with family and friends, you can’t go wrong with beach accommodations. Beach accommodations refer to a wide variety of properties located around scenic coastlines. They also usually boast impressive views of the vast horizon and provide easy access to water-based activities.

Types of beach accommodations

With various styles and offering different amenities, beach accommodations let you experience the scenic coastal location to the fullest. From sunny and charming beach houses to luxurious beach resorts, there are a lot of options to choose from.

Beach vacation rentals

  • Beach houses

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Beach houses are some of the most common accommodations you can find for a beachside retreat. Depending on their interiors and amenities, beach houses can range from modest to luxurious and can fit a varied number of guests. The most common features in beach houses include well-furnished living areas and outdoor decks, where you can relax and take in the views.

  • Beach huts

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Also known as beach shacks, beach huts are made of unconventional building materials, such as wood, bamboo, leaves, and mud. These rustic rentals are usually located right by the beach and make for a more adventurous and authentic experience. While most huts offer a comfortable stay with modest amenities, you can also find a few luxury huts to make your unique experience lavish as well.

  • Beach villas

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While you may not notice much difference between some luxury beach houses and beach villas, the latter are usually characterized by wide open spaces, where guests can lounge and soak up the sun while admiring the views. Villas usually make for a more luxurious experience than beach houses, featuring amenities such as swimming pools, hot tubs, and more.

  • Beach condos or apartments

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In several urban destinations, such as the Miami Metropolitan Area in the USA and the Gold Coast in Australia, you can find high-rise condominium complexes close to the beach. These residential complexes include multiple condominiums and apartment units equipped with all the essentials for a convenient stay. While they may not always let you step onto the beach directly from your patio, they do offer beautiful, far-reaching views. These condos also often feature access to the building’s communal amenities, such as pools and fitness centers.

  • Beach cottages

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Beach cottages are cozy beachside accommodations with homelike amenities. While beach houses and villas are usually located in more urban and suburban areas, beach cottages are usually away from the city bustle. With homey interiors and charming outdoor spaces, beach cottages offer comfortable stays while also allowing you to disconnect and unwind.

  • Beach cabins

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Cabins are accommodations that are often characterized by their stick-built, wood construction. Usually nestled in nature amidst woods, cabins can also be found in scenic areas near beaches. These properties are generally built for couples or small groups, but you may also be able to find some with multiple rooms for bigger groups.

  • Beach bungalows

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Like beach villas, beach bungalows are lavish private accommodations with spacious interiors and charming outdoors. What distinguishes them from other properties is that they are usually single-story houses with multiple rooms and gathering spaces. Bungalows are ideal for large groups and families.

Beach hotels and resorts

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Beach resorts are expansive beachside properties with lavish rooms, exquisite amenities, and well-landscaped outdoor areas. Most commonly located on islands and in resort towns, beach resorts offer direct access to the beach, which is usually exclusive to guests, and stunning views of the sea. Some exclusive amenities you can find in resorts include beachfront pools, spas, and beachside restaurants and bars. Several beach resorts also offer on-site water sports activities, making sure that guests make the most of their beach experience.

Beach hotels, on the other hand, are not as expansive or jam-packed with facilities as beach resorts. These beachfront accommodations provide bright and airy rooms and the typical hotel facilities, along with gorgeous views of the sea. These hotels are also usually located close to the beach and offer easy access to beachside activities.

Features you can expect at beach accommodations

  • Relaxing outdoor spaces

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The abundance of outdoor spaces offering stunning coastal views has to be one of the best features of beach accommodations. Depending on the type of property, you can find different types of outdoor spaces, including balconies, decks, patios, and terraces. These spaces are perfect for gathering with friends and family for drinks and enjoying the magnificent seascapes. In many accommodations, you may also find outdoor recreational facilities, such as barbecues and dining areas.

  • Watersports equipment

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Many beach accommodations offer watersports equipment for their adventure-seeking travelers to have an exciting stay. Equipment such as surfboards, paddleboards, canoes, and life jackets are provided to guests for free or at an additional cost. Sometimes, the accommodations even offer watersports lessons and training.

  • Beach gear

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While not everyone going to the beach engages in watersports, all travelers love to lounge on the beach and make the most of the sun and the sea breeze. Many properties feature beach gear, such as towels, umbrellas, and folding chairs, to enhance your search experience. Plus, this helps you pack light for your trip.

  • Beachfront pools and hot tubs

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Many beach resorts and hotels feature beachfront pools and hot tubs, allowing you to take relaxing dips while admiring the water views. If you’re not in the mood to get wet, you can relax on sun loungers and soak in some vitamin D while sipping on your favorite cocktail. Some beach rentals may also include a pool, albeit not always facing the beach.

  • Beachfront restaurants and bars

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Beachfront restaurants and bars are other common features you can find at beach resorts. You can directly step onto the sandy beaches from the beachfront bars and enjoy the waves. Beachfront bars and restaurants also allow you to enjoy a meal or drink while gazing at breathtaking views and taking in the balmy sea breeze.

Perks of staying in a beach accommodation

  • Endless water views

One of the best benefits of staying in a beach accommodation is that you can admire the water views and seascapes any time you want. Rooms in beach accommodations often offer beach views, allowing you to admire the views in utmost privacy. Even if your room doesn’t offer water views, you can lounge in the property’s outdoor areas. Easy access to breathtaking seascapes also offers a perfect opportunity for photographers to capture some vivid shots.

  • Access to water sports

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For adventure seekers, the opportunity to indulge in watersports is one of the best perks of traveling to coastal areas. Staying in a beach accommodation makes access to watersports easier and the experience even better. Depending on the location, you can engage in a range of water sports, such as snorkeling, surfing, diving, and paddle boarding, among others.

  • Beachfront activities and entertainment

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To make the most of your beachfront stay, you can engage in other entertaining activities, such as beach parties and gatherings. You may also opt for beachfront dining and bonfires to bond with your loved ones and make new friends. Aside from arranging a party on your own, you can attend traditional regional beach parties, such as a luau in Hawaii.

  • Laidback and romantic atmosphere

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If you’re planning a romantic getaway with your partner, beach accommodations can be one of the best settings. You can book a one-bedroom beach rental and go for a stroll on the sandy beach at any time you want. During your stay, you can also find romantic dining spots at beach restaurants and bars for charming and memorable date nights.

  • Suitable for all kinds of travelers

Whether you’re traveling alone, with your partner, or with friends and family, you can find beach accommodations suitable for your needs. These accommodations allow you to engage in different watersports and have picnics on the beach, making them ideal for adventure-seeking travelers and laidback travelers alike.

  • Wellness benefits

Booking your stay at a beach accommodation is one of the best ways to get away from the city bustle and rejuvenate your mind and body. Waking up to the sounds of the waves and treating your eyes to sea vistas can be more therapeutic than you can imagine. To make it even more relaxing, you can book a property with a pool or hot tub and spend hours soaking in the water.

Top destinations with beach rentals around the world

Destinations with beach rentals in the United States

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  • Sunny Isles Beach, Florida

Sitting on the barrier island north of Miami Beach, Sunny Isles Beach is a modern city with many high-rise condominium complexes. Like the rest of the southeastern Florida coastline, Sunny Isles Beach boasts an impressive coastal skyline. The small city features an uninterrupted sandy beach throughout its length, which makes for one of its best attractions. Aside from enjoying the sun and the sand, travelers have several other things to do in the city. You can also drive to Fort Lauderdale in the north or Miami in the south, both of which are around 30 minutes away.

For tourists looking for a comparatively economical stay in the Miami Metropolitan Area, beachfront Airbnb vacation rentals in Sunny Isles Beach are excellent options.

  • Virginia Beach, Virginia

Virginia Beach, the largest city in Virginia, sits about a couple of hours away from the state capital, Richmond. Featuring Resort Beach and North End Beach, the city boasts around 35 mi (56.3 km) of uninterrupted sandy coastline. The stretch also includes a 3-mi (4.8-km) long boardwalk, which makes for a charming place for morning strolls. Courtesy of the city’s strategic location and charming sandy beaches, it has been welcoming millions of tourists every year. To accommodate the plethora of tourists, the city features several beachfront Airbnb vacation rentals and beachfront hotels, among other accommodations.

The city also has a brilliant culinary scene and offers several seafood restaurants worth checking out. Those traveling with kids can visit one of the various theme parks and amusement parks in and near the city.

  • Bodega Bay, California

While there are endless chic towns and cities on the Pacific coast of California, those north of San Francisco are perfect for getting away from the hustle and bustle, such as Bodega Bay. Among the different accommodations in Bodega Bay, you can book your stay in one of the beach houses or other beachfront rentals to make the most of the sun and the sand. While you’re here, admire the stunning landscapes from Doran Regional Park, or drive a few miles out of town to witness humongous trees in LandPaths Grove of Old Trees. Meanwhile, wine connoisseurs can make the most of California’s wine country and visit wineries and vineyards in Sonoma, which is less than an hour away.

Destinations with beach rentals in Canada and Mexico

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  • Prince Edward Island, Canada

Prince Edward Island, which is the smallest province in Canada, sits off the eastern coast of New Brunswick and the northern coast of Nova Scotia. Other than stunning coastal attractions, including red-sand beaches and lighthouses, the island is known for its rich colonial and Confederation history. While tourists can admire the best of nature in Prince Edward Island National Park, the provincial capital, Charlottetown, allows them to delve deeper into the history of Victorian-era buildings. You can also sample fresh produce in the island’s wineries and farmlands and engage in other fun things to do during your stay in one of the beachfront cottages in the province.

  • Sauble Beach, Canada

Sauble Beach is a small and laid-back beach community sitting on the shore of Lake Huron in Ontario. Around a three-hour drive from Toronto, the town makes for an ideal weekend trip to get away from the city's bustle. While there are not a lot of attractions in the town, it does boast an attractive freshwater beach that runs throughout its length.

You can also travel north and witness stunning landscapes from the Bruce Peninsula. Immediately north, you can find Sauble Falls Provincial Park, which is an outstanding spot for several water sports and other recreation. For a relaxing and scenic stay, you can find a few beachfront cottages in town, among other accommodations.

  • Cozumel, Mexico

Cozumel is a charming little island sitting offshore from the Riviera Maya in the Caribbean Sea. Only around a 45-minute ferry ride from Playa del Carmen, heading to Cozumel makes for one of the most exciting things to do, and it's one of the interesting places to check out from the resort town. Just like Tulum, Cancun, and the other towns in the region, Cozumel also features several ruins dating back to the Mayan civilization, such as the San Gervasio Archaeological Zone and the Caracol Archaeological Zone. For leisure and water sports, you can check out the small peninsula known as Passion Island. While the island boasts a variety of chic accommodations, you can book one of the beachfront rentals for a scenic stay.

Destinations with beach rentals in the United Kingdom

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  • Dorset, England

Dorset is a coastal English county sitting on the shore of the English Channel. Among its most iconic attractions, the Jurassic Coast is deemed a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its abundance of fossil remains and rock formations. The most notable rock formation is Durdle Door, a limestone arch that beckons tourists with its unique sights. Access to Durdle Door is offered via a hike from Lulworth Cove, a near-perfect arch of water offering stunning views of the English Channel.

Among the most famous towns in Dorset, you can visit Bournemouth, which offers a range of attractions and things to do, including beaches, gardens, and a theater. For a comfortable and scenic stay in the county, you can book a beachfront cottage or a holiday cottage with sea views, several of which are in Bournemouth.

  • West Wittering, England

Sitting on the shore of the English Channel in West Sussex, West Wittering is a small village surrounded by water from two directions. With charming beaches to its south and east, the village is perfect for booking a beach house rental and having a relaxing and scenic stay. While in West Wittering, you can witness a thriving marine bird life in Chichester Harbour AONB. For an urban vibe and attractions such as museums and theaters, you can drive northeast to Chichester, which is around 20 minutes away.

  • Pembrokeshire, Wales

Pembrokeshire is a largely rural Welsh county surrounded by sea from north, west, and south. With high sea cliffs and charming sandy beaches, the county boasts a stunning coast that attracts plenty of nature lovers. Among some of the best hikes and walking routes in Pembrokeshire, you can find the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path, which offers magnificent landscapes. Tourists can also check out several other attractions in Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, which is one of the most scenic national parks in Wales. For the most relaxing retreat, you can book your stay in one of the beachfront cottages in the county.

Destinations with beach rentals in Asia

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  • Bali, Indonesia

With sandy, picture-perfect beaches and lush nature, the Indonesian island state of Bali beckons tourists from around the world. From offshore island tours to adventurous cliff-jumping spots, this place is perfect for all things coastal. To admire nature in its lush rainforests, tourists can embark on one of the hiking and trekking spots. Couples looking to have a memorable time can go for one of the most romantic dinners, too. With no dearth of attractions and activities, Bali recommends at least a week-long stay to make the most of it. You can also book one of the beach house rentals for a lavish and scenic stay on the island.

  • Goa, India

The Indian state of Goa is a former Portuguese colony on the shore of the Arabian Sea and is known for its picturesque beaches and unparalleled natural beauty. Moreover, the charming state features all kinds of accommodations to properly welcome the millions of tourists who visit Goa every year. To make the most of your stay, you can book any of the beach houses or beachfront Airbnbs here. Other than checking out the beaches, tourists can also engage in adrenaline-rushing adventure sports in Goa, such as windsurfing and whitewater rafting.

  • Phuket, Thailand

Among the endless coastal destinations in Southeast Asia, Phuket is best known for its vibrant nightlife. The island province also boasts a bustling street vibe and offers tourists night markets and must-try street foods. With boat tours and stunning offshore islands, it also boasts a variety of romantic things to do, making it ideal for couples as well.

When on the island, adventure seekers can engage in several exciting water sports and activities. For a scenic stay that offers easy access to the sun, sand, and water, you can book one of the beachfront Airbnb vacation rentals in the city.

Destinations with beach rentals in Oceania

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  • Gold Coast, Australia

While Sunshine Coast is a laid-back suburban region north of Brisbane, Gold Coast encompasses the metropolitan coastal region immediately south of Brisbane. The long and interrupted stretches of sandy beaches boast exciting surf spots, making the region ideal for adventure seekers. Starting with the Nerang River, the central region features an impressive network of canals and waterways, and you can find a few famous theme parks and water parks, including Wet’n’Wild. During your stay in one of the beach house rentals in Gold Coast, you can also witness the region’s bustling street vibe in its night markets.

  • Sunshine Coast, Australia

Around a 90-minute drive north from the center of Brisbane, Sunshine Coast is a charming stretch of coast on the shore of the Coral Sea. From suburban towns such as Caloundra, Mooloolaba, and Noosa Heads to natural landmarks such as Noosa National Park, the Sunshine Coast boasts a variety of destinations. Further north from Noosa Heads, you can witness the magnificent dunes and mangroves of the Great Sandy National Park. Among other activities and things to do on the coast, you can go hiking or learn to surf. For accommodation with the best views, you can book one of the beach house rentals here.

  • Bay of Islands, New Zealand

With numerous small islands, islets, peninsulas, and rock formations, the Bay of Islands makes for a charming and unique destination. One of the best ways to explore the area is by checking out the things to do in Russell and Paihia, two of the most notable towns surrounding the bay. Other than the natural attractions, you can check out a few historic landmarks in Kerikeri, the largest town in the region. To make the most of the islands, diving spots, and beaches, staying in a beach house rental near the Bay of Islands would be the best.

Top destinations with beach resorts around the world

Destinations with beach resorts in the United States

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  • Tampa Bay, Florida

Tampa Bay is nestled in a chic and urban backdrop and surrounded by the Tampa-St. Petersburg Metropolitan Area. To make the most of both the beaches and the urban setting, it would be best to stay in a beach resort near Tampa Bay.

Other than charming beaches and magical sunsets, kava drinks and local markets are some of the best reasons to visit Tampa Bay. To witness the exciting urban vibe of the area, you can enjoy your favorite cocktails in one of the beach bars in St. Petersburg or have an entertaining night in a nightclub in Tampa. For a romantic evening, Tampa also offers plenty of date-night ideas, including dinner cruises.

  • Lahaina, Hawaii

Hawaii is usually one of the top destinations when planning a coastal getaway in or from the USA. Lahaina, which sits in northwestern Maui, features several scenic and laid-back beach accommodations, including beach resorts. During your stay, you can check out all the activities and things to do that Maui has to offer. From adventurous surf spots to pleasant waterfall hikes, the place has outdoor activities for everyone. Among the four largest islands in Hawaii, Maui is best known for its unique black and red sand beaches and gorgeous hikes. A stay in Hawaii also allows you to witness the best of the traditional luaus.

  • Pismo Beach, California

Sitting nearly halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, Pismo Beach is a charming and laid-back beachside city. The city’s long and uninterrupted beach stretch joins the dunes of Oceano Dunes Natural Preserve State Park, providing tourists and locals with a unique area for recreation. Pismo Beach is also famous for its wineries and farmers market, which make for a couple of the best things to do in the city. If you’re planning to visit this chilled-out beachside community, you can book your stay at one of the beach resorts.

Destinations with beach resorts in Mexico

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  • Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo

Playa del Carmen sits in the middle of Riviera Maya, nearly halfway between Tulum and Mexico, two of the most iconic resort towns in the region. Other than relaxing on the beach, you can find some of the best cafes and local shops in the chic stretch of street known as La Quinta Avenida. For more eating establishments, you can find some of the best options along the beach, including lavish and upscale restaurants. Moreover, you can book one of the beach resorts in Playa del Carmen for a lavish stay.

  • Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco

Sitting on the western coast of Mexico, on the shore of the Bay of Banderas, Puerto Vallarta attracts plenty of tourists with its picture-perfect old-town charm. The old town, also known as Centro, boasts some of the best attractions and things to do along its cobblestone streets. Among the most iconic attractions, you can check out the church, the Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and the four stone arches of Los Arcos. During your stay in one of the scenic beach resorts in Puerto Vallarta, you can also take a food tour and sample the best of Mexican cuisine.

  • Ensenada, Baja California Norte

Around a 90-minute drive south of Tijuana, Ensenada is a port city sitting on the shore of the Pacific Ocean. Among the best things to do here is to learn about the local culture and history in one of its museums and plan an ATV adventure. For more adventure, you can also try your hand at deep-sea sportfishing. For a chic and comfortable stay in Ensenada, you can book one of the beach resorts in the city.

Destinations with beach resorts in Europe

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  • Rhodes, Greece

Rhodes is one of the easternmost Greek islands and sits off the southwestern coast of Turkey. Like many other Greek islands, Rhodes boasts a rich history, which can be witnessed in the numerous ancient structures on the island of Rhodes. The island even boasts a UNESCO World Heritage-listed old town known as the Medieval City of Rhodes. While you can hit the stunning beaches while staying in one of the beach resorts, you can also embark on one of the several day trips in Rhodes during the entirety of your stay.

  • Lanzarote, Spain

Lanzarote, the easternmost and northernmost of the Canary Islands, is best known for its abundance of volcanoes. With the brown and black volcanic soil of Timanfaya National Park, Lanzarote boasts some of the most unique landscapes. Among other things to do in Lanzarote, tourists can engage in adventurous water sports and activities. Even though you can hit the beach at any time during your stay in a beach resort, one of the most popular beaches on the island is Papagayo Beach because of its crystal-clear green water.

  • Apulia, Italy

With a long and stunning coastline on the shore of the Adriatic Sea and gorgeous cities such as Bari and Lecce, the southeastern region of Apulia is an outstanding alternate destination in Italy. When planning a visit to Apulia, you can find plenty of beach resorts throughout the region, especially near Bari. When in Bari, you can stroll on the cobbled streets and check out the historic structures of its well-preserved old town, Bari Vecchia. Moreover, traveling further southwest to Lecce lets you witness some of the best baroque architecture after Florence.

Destinations with beach resorts in the Caribbean

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  • Juanillo, Dominican Republic

With plenty of stunning beaches, a rainforest, several vibrant towns, and the highest mountain in the Caribbean Islands, the Dominican Republic boasts numerous places to visit for all kinds of travelers. Juanillo Beach, which is a charming palm-lined beach, sits near the town of Punta Cana on the eastern tip and offers tourists several beach resorts. During their stay, tourists can try the local cuisine at one of the restaurants and dance till the morning in one of the nightclubs in Punta Cana. Adventure seekers can also engage in water sports and activities to make the most of their stay. For more beachfront accommodations in the Dominican Republic, tourists can find beach resorts in other parts of the country as well.

  • Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua is the southern and larger of the two namesake islands that make up Antigua and Barbuda and is best known for its abundance of coral reefs and thriving marine life. During your stay at one of the lavish beach resorts in Antigua, you can laze on some of the most picturesque beaches and go diving to witness the reefs. The island also boasts the national capital in its northwest, where you can find several historic landmarks. Among some of the best beaches in Antigua, you can check out Half Moon Bay Beach, Long Bay Beach, and Ffryes Beach.

  • Grace Bay, Turks and Caicos Islands

The Turks and Caicos Islands, a British overseas territory, feature four major islands and several little islets. Providenciales is one of the best islands, with luxury accommodations and upscale restaurants. Along the northern shore of Providenciales, you can experience diving and witnessing the best of marine life, all of which make for one of the best things to do in Turks and Caicos. Grace Bay, which sits in the northeast of Providenciales, boasts several beach resorts, which make for a chic and scenic stay.

Destinations with beach resorts in Africa

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  • Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town is one of the chicest South African cities and sits on the southern tip of the continent of Africa. The city boasts Table Mountain, a 3,556 ft (1,084 m) tall flat mountain, which makes for a magnificent sight from the different parts of the city. For some of the most panoramic views of the city and the sea, plenty of tourists climb the mountain and take other hikes. While exploring its most gorgeous beaches, you can also have an adventurous time by surfing in some of the best surf spots in the city. Whether you’re traveling alone, with family, or with your partner, you can find a plethora of things to do during your stay at a beach resort in Cape Town.

  • Seychelles, East Africa

The Indian Ocean boasts plenty of stunning islands, which make for an outstanding tropical getaway. Nearby, Seychelles is one such nation, which is made up of over 100 islands and islets. The islands feature pristine beaches with crystal-clear waters, which make for one of the best things to do in the Seychelles. Tourists can also engage in snorkeling and scuba diving in some of the best diving spots to witness the best of marine life. For a stylish stay with the most magnificent views, you can book one of the beach resorts in the Seychelles.

  • Mauritius, East Africa

Other than picturesque white-sand beaches, Mauritius is famous for a variety of things, including waterfall hikes and tea plantations. The island nation boasts several reef-lined beaches, which make for one of the best things to do for tourists. While in Mauritius, nature lovers can visit Black River Gorges National Park and hike in its lush rainforest. For vibrant nightlife and urban vibes, tourists can check out Caudan Waterfront in the national capital, Port Louis. For a mesmerizing stay, tourists can book one of the beach resorts sitting on the pristine beaches and azure waters.

Factors to consider when planning a beachside stay

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  • Travel season

Depending on the season in which you are planning your beach getaway, you can have entirely different experiences. Most destinations offer the best experience at a certain point in the year. The waters are more calm in some months, which makes for a better diving experience. But if you travel off-season, you can have a more tranquil experience and even get your accommodations for cheaper prices.

  • Proximity to the beach

While most beach resorts and many beach houses sit right on the beach, that's not always the case with all accommodations. Some beach accommodations might be within walking or driving distance, with a few resorts providing free beach shuttles. So, if proximity to the beach is something you can compromise on, you can consider a lot more accommodation options for your tropical retreat.

  • Budget

Since beach accommodations are usually more expensive than other hotels and vacation rentals, it would be best to set aside a bigger budget. Even among beach accommodations, beach resorts, with all their facilities and added amenities, can cost way more than beach houses and cottages. So, depending on your budget, you can book a property that best suits your needs.

  • Type of beach accommodation

From a luxurious stay in a beach resort to a more private stay in a beach cottage, different beach accommodations offer different experiences. If you are traveling solo or with your partner, even a beach cabin or cottage can meet your needs. These beach rentals even offer a more romantic retreat, making them ideal for a stay with your partner. But if you’re traveling with family and kids, booking a beach resort with more amenities and facilities would be a better option.

  • Amenities available

While beach rentals offer private amenities such as kitchens and outdoor spaces, beach resorts offer more lavish amenities, including restaurants, bars, and beachfront swimming pools. Apart from these basic amenities, it would be best to look for accommodations that offer beach-specific and water sports amenities, such as kayaks, surfboards, towels, and folding chairs, among others.

  • Activities offered

Many beach resorts offer on-site water sports and activities, such as diving, snorkeling, and surfing, among others. A few resorts also organize frequent beach parties, especially in adults-only properties, which make for an entertaining time for guests. Moreover, some beach resorts organize beach-cleaning drives with voluntary participation, making them ideal for those willing to volunteer.

  • Packing essentials

Since you will be out and about under the sun in tropical conditions, it would be best to pack light and breezy clothes, apart from essentials such as sunscreen, sunglasses, and hats. Packing a pair of flip-flops or Crocs is a must to stroll comfortably on the beach. If your property doesn’t offer beach essentials, you can also pack additional towels and umbrellas. For those planning to go hiking, comfortable hiking shoes are another must.

  • Beach safety

Understanding the beach safety protocols is a must to make the most of your beachside getaway. If you’re someone who doesn’t know how to swim very well or if you’re with kids, it would be best to go to a beach with lifeguards. Most public beaches also put up precautionary signs in case of high currents or dangerous marine life. So, before you step on the beach, it would be best to look for any such sign.

  • Child and pet policies

While most beach rentals allow children, some beach resorts might only be for adults. Some properties also feature kid-friendly amenities, such as cribs, high tables, and baby-proofed gates if you’re traveling with a toddler. If you’re planning to take along your furry friends, check out the pet policy and confirm whether the property allows pets. It would also be best to make sure that the beach you're staying at is pet-friendly. Moreover, the beach resorts that allow pets charge an additional pet fee in most scenarios.

  • Reviews and ratings

All platforms that offer beach resort and rental bookings include reviews and ratings from previous guests. To gain a better understanding of how good the property is, you can dive into the reviews and read the first-hand experiences of past guests.

Have a fantastic beach getaway

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Magnificent sea views, palm-lined streets, the sun, and the sand — all things related to beach accommodations exude leisure. If you choose to stay in, you can try your hand at local recipes in your private kitchen, soak up the sun in the outdoor spaces, or admire the views from the comfort of your rooms. If you want to go out, you can eat at beachside restaurants, learn about local culture, or have an adventurous time engaging in water sports. Considering the charming setting and chic properties, beach accommodations make for one of the most memorable getaways that are perfect for all kinds of travelers.

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