Here at Holiday Hypermarket we believe holidays are for everyone. That’s why we sell all kinds of holidays for all kinds of people. And we’re not on about tall people, short people, or people sporting a beard. We mean beach lovers, adrenaline junkies, lovebirds, and everyone in between. Over the next couple of month we’ll be using our holiday expertise to write a series of blogs to help you choose your perfect hotel or holiday destination, and this is the second blog in the series, focussing on beaches. Enjoy!
1. Negril Beach –Jamaica
Why? For years, Negril’s beach has been rated as one of the top beaches in the world by top travel magazines. The beach length is actually a little more than four miles, but many tourists insist on the “seven mile” label. With big All-Inclusive hotels towards the north of the beach and small family run hotels towards the south, this makes an ideal choice for any beach lover out there.
Things to do – If there is a dare devil inside of you then Rick’s Café is a must. Here you can fling yourself off cliff points reaching over 40 feet into the warm Caribbean Sea. If you are too chicken to throw yourself off then why not sit back with a cold beer and watch the sunset. Other activities you can enjoy are jet skiing, sailing or catamaran cruises.
Where to stay – Sensatori Jamaica. Located on Negril’s “seven mile” beach this is a stylish hotel with chic rooms that are a stone’s throw away from the Caribbean Sea. Do you want to be located on the beach but have a lively pool scene? Then the Riu Palace Tropical Bay is your hotel. Alternatively the Clubhotel Riu Negril with its front row sea views and with a rather catchy price tag, this hotel is a popular choice.
2. Nissi Beach – Cyprus
Why? With it being a regular fixture on the world’s top beaches list, Nissi Beach is a blue flag- winning sweep of white sand and clear waters. It attracts a young crowd during the day for beach parties, but also offers plenty of quiet spots around its edges for families. There is an island just off Nissi Beach that you can easily swim to that’s a great place to relax and watch the world go by.
Things to do – If sunbathing all day is not up your street then there are plenty of water sports to keep you entertained, or if you’re brave enough you can bungee jump straight into the Mediterranean Sea! If that’s too extreme for you then you could rent pedalos or go kayaking or windsurfing instead.
Where to stay – Hotel Tasia Maris, is geared towards couples who like to spend days lazing around the lagoon-style pool or beach. Not your style? Then maybe the Atlantica Aeneas resort and spa is. There is plenty going on here to keep you occupied with a long list of activities. If you want to do things more at your pace then the Hotel Nissi Beach is for you. Just a beach ball’s throw away from the beach and with water aerobics or water polo held in the pool, you decide how active you want it.
3. Belle Mare Beach – Mauritius
Why? Famous for the excellent quality of its beach, the stunning stretch of golden sand and calm waters of the Indian Ocean have holidaymakers itching to dip their toes in. With only a handful of hotels dotted around the beach, you may get lucky and have the whole beach to yourself!
Things to do – First of all a headlong plunge into the sea is a must. There is a good range of water sports on offer and whether you want to stay dry and see fish from aboard a glass bottom boat or dive right in and hope to see eagle rays, Mauritius holidays have you covered. Not to mention it also boasts the only water park on the island.
Where to stay – Amber Resort and Spa is an adult only hotel. With a huge pool that takes centre stage and a trio of restaurants it can offer every couple a slice of paradise.
4. Alcudia Beach – Majorca
Why? Stretching for 9 kilometres this beach is huge. Beachgoers can walk all the way to Ca’n Picafort whilst perfecting that tan. Alcudia Beach is a beautiful Blue Flag, fine, white sandy beach and offers shallow waters, making it ideal for families with small children.
Things to do – If water sports are your thing then you won’t be disappointed. Alcudia Beach offers water skiing, jet skis, banana boat riding and something a bit tamer the pedalo. Alternatively hop on board a boat for an all-day boat cruise round the island.
Where to stay – Hotel Condesa De La Bahia wins points just for its location. Offering a huge pool and a splash park for children this hotel is heaven for families. If you are travelling as a couple then the Hotel Platja D’or is a must. Catering just for adults and offering a beachside location this hotel should be at the top of your list. Iberostar Alcudia Park is the place to be if you want to roll out of bed and be straight on the sandy beach.
5. Olu Deniz Beach – Turkey
Why? Olu Deniz remains one of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean and appears on most postcards in Turkey. Attracting many holidaymakers this beach can become busy at times, but it does offer a secluded sandy bay on a blue lagoon. The seawater here is famous for its different shades of turquoise, and it’s consistently rated among the top five beaches in the world by travellers.
Things to do – Paragliding is well known here. If you are brave enough you can leap off the 1,960 metre Babadag Mountain, where you will experience breath taking views. Olu Deniz also supplies a great selection of water sports and boat trips for people who like activities a little less extreme.
Where to stay – Hotel Belcekiz Beach sits in a prime location on the beach. Whether you are travelling as a family or a couple, at this hotel you will find something to suit your needs. Not sure if you want to stay at the hotel or hit the beach? Well the Hotel Karbel Sun is ideal. Here you will be spoilt for choice and if you do fancy a trip to the beach then it’s only five minutes away. If you want a more active kind of hotel then the Club Sun City is a must, offering mini golf, tennis, giant chess and a huge pool.
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