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The Med’s best beach hotels

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It’s nearly summer and holiday goers are starting to make exciting plans for their trips abroad. Many will be choosing to visit beach destinations for a period of relaxation by the sea, fine dining and quiet evenings. Here we discuss some of the Mediterranean’s best beach hotels.


Spain is a popular destination for the British and with good reason. The excellent weather and beaches make it an ideal getaway for anyone looking for rest and relaxation. The Hotel Tamariu, Costa Brava has a homely but stylish interior with a beach on its doorstep and a number of larger, sandier beaches only a short drive away. The hotel’s restaurant is smart and has a great view of the Tamariu seafront promenade that can be enjoyed over a delicious breakfast.


France is famous worldwide for its fine cuisine, but this isn’t all it has to offer. The south eastern region of France is home to beautiful countryside, beaches and picturesque villages.

La Pérouse, Nice is a hotel located deep within a floral stretch of Provence, a region famous for its beauty. The hotel terrace contains a pool, bar and restaurant which resembles a Provencal village square, also with a view of the seaside.

For those who want to experience the fine dining of France, Hotel Le Negresco, Nice would be a suitable choice. This hotel boasts a Michelin-starred restaurant that is popular with both celebrities and European royalty along with a stunning interior and seaside scenery.


The majority of Italy is blessed with warm weather all year round, perfect for holidays.

Capofaro Resort, Salina, Sardinia can be found amongst vines belonging to one of Italy’s best wine producers, Tasca d’Almerita, truly capturing the essence of Italy and the Mediterranean. This hotel would be great for spending the evenings doing yoga or visiting its excellent gourmet restaurant.

At Belmond Villa Sant’Andrea, Taormina, Sicily guests can enjoy a stay at this charming hotel built in 1830 and located in subtropical gardens. Just one of the benefits of this hotel is that it owns its own private stretch of beach. In addition to the beach, there is also a heated pool and the possibility of going on a complimentary boat cruise.


It is only in the last few years that Croatia has become a primary holiday destination; the beauty of this country is no longer a secret.

Overlooking the sea on a lush hillside garden, Hotel Podstine, Hvar is a haven for relaxation and pampering with a beach as well as a spa and a pool available for guests. Close to Hvar town, guests can also benefit from the lively cafes and restaurants found here.

Hotel Lone, Croatia is a hotel with an elegant white appearance, designed to resemble a cruise ship. Sitting next to the blue waters of Lone bay and Zlatni Rt park and only a short walk from a Venetian-era harbour, this hotel is a great spot for quiet walks, sunbathing and enjoying your time.

Countries in the Mediterranean are a short flight away but can offer visitors sun, sand and relaxation at a wide range of luxury hotels. Don’t forget to pack your sunscreen and your travel insurance.

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