Beach Resorts & Hotels

Beach Hotels

Beach Resorts & Hotels

Highest rated Beach Resorts & Hotels around the World

Majestic Elegance Punta Cana - All Inclusive
Great for beach holidays
4.5 out of 5
Playa Bavaro - Punta Cana, Punta Cana, La Altagracia, 23000
4.3/5 Excellent! (2,312 reviews)

Travellers like: on the beach, sunloungers, beach bars, massages on the beach

Travellers say...
"It was our first stay at Majestic properties. We appreciated having a butler. Daniel, our butler, was fantastic and quick to respond to our needs. The staff at the Flavors Buffet knew my wife and I and knew what she liked to drink. Often times she would have her drink waiting for her when she returned ..."

Reviewed on 7 Feb 2023

Majestic Elegance Punta Cana - All Inclusive
International Palms Oceanfront Resort Cocoa Beach
Great for beach holidays
3 out of 5
1300 N Atlantic Avenue, Cocoa Beach, FL, 32913
2.8/5 (2,472 reviews)

Travellers like: on the beach, beach bars, outdoor pool

Travellers say...
"Just found out the facility is being demolished so the property has not been kept in perfect condition. Saddens us bc the property has been in our family and friends history since growing up as the Holiday Inn. Saddened to know that so much will be destroyed instead of the property being upgraded ..."

Reviewed on 25 Sep 2022

International Palms Oceanfront Resort Cocoa Beach
'Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach
Great for beach holidays
5 out of 5
2490 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI, 96815
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4/5 Very Good! (1,718 reviews)

Travellers like: near the beach, beach towels, kids' pool

Travellers say...
"We loved our stay at this beautiful, new, modern hotel. Great location, great pool, and great restaurants. The bed was super comfy. Next time we'll pay extra for a room with a bigger bathroom and full ocean view."

Reviewed on 7 Feb 2023

'Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach

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The Twin Fin Hotel
Great for beach holidays
3.5 out of 5
2570 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI, 96815
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4.1/5 Very Good! (1,720 reviews)

Travellers like: near the beach, outdoor pool

Travellers say...
"Good"

Reviewed on 8 Feb 2023

The Twin Fin Hotel
Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort
Great for beach holidays
4 out of 5
2005 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, HI, 96815
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3.9/5 Very Good! (4,209 reviews)

Travellers like: on the beach, sunloungers, beach umbrellas, beach towels

Travellers say...
"Fabulous holiday, everything was so convenient and the resort was excellent."

Reviewed on 6 Feb 2023

Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort
Maui Coast Hotel
Great for beach holidays
3.5 out of 5
2259 S Kihei Rd, Kihei, HI, 96753
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,024 reviews)

Travellers like: near the beach, kids' pool

Travellers say...
"I will highly recommend Maui Coast! There was construction in front which made travel slow, but it did not affect our stay at all"

Reviewed on 4 Feb 2023

Maui Coast Hotel
Majestic Colonial Punta Cana - All Inclusive
Great for beach holidays
4 out of 5
Carretera El Macao, Punta Cana, La Altagracia, 23000
4.2/5 Excellent! (2,207 reviews)

Travellers like: on the beach, sunloungers, beach bars, massages on the beach

Travellers say...
"Food was lacking somewhat, warm to cold sometimes was flavorful though."

Reviewed on 6 Feb 2023

Majestic Colonial Punta Cana - All Inclusive
GR Solaris Cancun & Spa - All Inclusive
Great for beach holidays
4 out of 5
Blvd. Kukulkan Km. 19.5, Lt 59-2, Sección A, 2 da etapa Zona Hotelera, Cancun, QROO, CP 77500
3.9/5 Very Good! (2,660 reviews)

Travellers like: on the beach, sunloungers, beach yoga, massages on the beach

Travellers say...
"Staff was awesome! Food was great! There’s something wrong of you can’t find something you like. My favorites were the brick oven pizzas and the nachos at the poolside grill! The flaming coffee drinks in the lobby every afternoon were delightful. We enjoyed the buffet most days but the restaurants ..."

Reviewed on 6 Feb 2023

GR Solaris Cancun & Spa - All Inclusive
 The Royal Sands Resort & Spa All Inclusive
Great for beach holidays
4 out of 5
Blvd. Kukulcan, Km. 13.5, No. 32, Seccion A, Segunda Etapa, Zona Htl., Cancun, QROO, 77500
4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,708 reviews)

Travellers like: on the beach, sunloungers, beach bars, beach umbrellas

Travellers say...
"It is not a hotel, but condos repurposed as hotel. it doesn't have a hotel vibe. Otherwise, nice all-inclusive place. Buffer style food is good. We only tried one of the restaurants in facility which was decent. We would likely stay again."

Reviewed on 6 Feb 2023

The Royal Sands Resort & Spa All Inclusive
Perdido Beach Resort
Great for beach holidays
3.5 out of 5
27200 Perdido Beach Blvd, Orange Beach, AL, 36561
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4.7/5 Exceptional! (1,042 reviews)

Travellers like: on the beach, kids' pool

Travellers say...
"The rooms were clean, very comfortable, and the staff was amazing. They went over and beyond to help make our stay enjoyable. I highly recommend this hotel for anyone."

Reviewed on 5 Feb 2023

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Find fun in the sun with a beach holiday

Do you yearn for blue skies and white sandy beaches? A beach holiday may be exactly what you need. With beachfront properties, you can have all the seaside has to offer right on your doorstep. A beach view property might mean that you'll have to walk a bit further to feel the sand between your toes. Either way, blue skies and warm waters await.

Beach resorts often include indoor and outdoor pools, on-site shopping, restaurants and bars. Some even have swim-up bars! Not all beach hotels have the same on-site amenities as the resorts, but they won't be far away.

Looking for the shortest distance between you and the beach? Look for a beachfront room, which is typically a ground-floor room with easy beach access. Want sweeping vistas of the water? Check out ocean view rooms, which are typically upper-floor rooms with great views of the water. Partial view rooms often have intriguing peek-a-boo views—but not the grand vistas—of the warm waters that await you.

Find your fun in the sun today.

Frequently asked questions

What is a Beach Hotel?

On Expedia, you can find hotels located on the beach or within walking distance from the coast. Many hotels will have some rooms with a view of the beach or sea.

What is a Beach Resort?

Beach resorts offer a full range of vacation facilities on a single site. Resorts are usually larger than hotels. Besides your hotel room, within the resort you'll be able to enjoy several restaurants, bars and shops, along with recreational amenities. This often includes multiple swimming pools, family-friendly activity options and easy access to the beach.

If you are staying at a beach resort, there's often enough to do within the resort itself that you barely need to leave the resort to enjoy your holiday.

*These are only guidelines as policies and amenities may vary across hotels. For more information, view details listed on each property page.

What is the difference between oceanfront and oceanview hotel rooms?

An oceanview room in a hotel means you can see the ocean or sea from your room. However, this does not always mean its a wide view. To qualify, a room only needs a partial view of the water from your window or balcony.

An oceanfront room on the other hand, is usually a higher tier room directly facing the ocean. The view will be better than an oceanview room. An oceanfront room usually costs more than an oceanview room.

Every hotel is slightly different so it's best to check the room details of your hotel of choice. On Expedia, you can find out more about the different room types on the hotel page. You can also see what guests had to say about the view from their rooms.

What is the difference between a beachfront and an oceanfront room?

A beachfront room generally means your hotel room is on the ground floor, where you can easily access the beach. An oceanfront room is usually located on the higher floors with direct view of the water. Potentially a better view of the sky too, to gaze out and watch the sunrise or sunset from your room -- depending of course on the destination itself. Beachfront rooms are usually more expensive.

In some hotels the oceanfront room is just a floor or two above the beachfront room so the view may be fairly similar. In other cases, beachfront rooms don't have a view because of trees or other obstructions between the room and the ocean, so the main benefit is that you can stroll directly out of your room onto the beach.

*These are only guidelines as policies and amenities may vary across hotels. For more information, view details listed on each property page.

How to choose a good beach hotel?

The best beach hotels offer rooms with a wide view of the ocean, direct access to the beach, or a private beach just for hotel guests. There may be hotels which offer these - look out for those when searching.

In general, beach hotels with large swimming pools, infinity pools and swim up bars, are usually highly rated by guests. Another thing to consider is whether the hotel provides beach chairs on the nearest beach that you can rent as a guest, and if they have a food/drink service while you are there.

If you are on a budget , look for beach hotels which aren't directly on the beach or facing the sea, but still within walking distance.

On Expedia, you can also filter your search of beach hotels to display only hotels that have received excellent feedback from previous guests. You may also wish to search by price, area and amenities. Filter your search by 'Ocean View' to find the best rooms that are either by the water's edge or offer a great view of it.

How do I choose a good beach hotel for a family holiday?

Some top features and amenities to consider are:

  • Location: Some beaches are quiet but a little harder to get to. Other hotels are on the main beach with lots of activities, transport options and tourist facilities around.
  • Room Facilities: With sand aplenty, hotels with a shower instead of bathtubs are a good option. Choose a room with a view or a beachfront where you can easily access the beach.
  • Recreational Amenities: Supervised kids clubs and children's pools give the little ones lots of fun things to do. Beach resorts are a great option because they have plenty of things to do onsite, suitable for different age groups and activities that can be enjoyed as a family. And the beach is never far away. In destinations with All-Inclusive beach resorts, your family can enjoy all the facilities without worrying about going over budget.

In some destinations, you may even find for hotels with water slides or water parks for extra fun.

Ready to find your hotel? On Expedia, search for hotels that are close to the beach, and select 'Ocean View' as a filter option under the Amenities section. Next, scroll to the bottom of the left-hand panel to the 'Trip Type' section and select 'Family Friendly' as a search option. This will ensure only hotels that include family essentials such as in-room conveniences and child-friendly activities are included in your list of accommodation options.

How do I choose a beach hotel that’s good for a couples getaway?

To set the romantic mood, look out for the following when choosing a hotel in a beach destination:

  • Beach Access: Hotels with a private beach, hotels with direct beach access, restaurants on the beach
  • Authentic Reviews: Positive guest reviews by couples
  • Good pools: Adults-only pools, infinity pools, swim up bars, private pools
  • Room Features: To bring romance to your room, look for hotels that offer oceanfront rooms so you can enjoy a great view from the privacy of your room or balcony. Couples also appreciate hotel rooms with private hot tubs, private villas with its own pool, swim-up rooms, rooms with deep-soaking tubs.

Are all beach resorts all-inclusive?

No, not all beach resorts are all-inclusive.To find all-inclusive beach resorts on Expedia, input your destination and dates, click ‘view all resorts’ then use filters on the left to narrow listings to all-inclusive resorts only.

What are All-Inclusive beach resorts?

All-Inclusive mean your booking covers your room along with food, drinks, recreation and entertainment available onsite. This often includes free use of lounge chairs on the beach, water sports like snorkeling and kayaking, and nightly entertainment that incorporates some local culture. Guests enjoy being able to enjoy all the facilities without having to carry a wallet around or worry about going over budget. Note that some premium items may be excluded from your all-inclusive package.

All-Inclusive beach resorts are typically located on a coast, with a range of water activities available. Non-motorized water sports like snorkelling and kayaking are usually included in the rate. Motorized activities and professional lessons are usually available for an extra charge. Jet-skis and scuba diving lessons usually fall into this premium category.