Sunset backdrops, sandcastles and the sound of the surf

Whether you are seeking a romantic trip for two, a family break during school holidays or a fun-filled weekend with good friends, a holiday at the beach is one size fits all. People have an inherent connection to the beach, using it as a port of transport and trade, a source of leisure and a place of health and wellbeing. Sometimes you just need to slow down, take it easy and enjoy your surrounds and the beach is the perfect place to do just that.

Beach Holidays: WhitsundaysIn close proximity to the beaches of South East Asia, India is lucky enough to be a short trip away from some of the best islands and beaches in the world. While the pristine beaches of Andaman are sparsely populated and waiting to be discovered, Goa is always bustling with infectious energy that keeps you coming back for more. Venturing abroad, North and South America have their fair share of coastal paradise. Snorkel in Hawaii, relax with the glitterati in California or balance between historical day trips and vibrant nightlife in Cancun, Mexico. Thailand  has jetskis and beach bars and Australia is the land of eternal sunshine.  Long walks with sunset backdrops, monumental sandcastles and opportunities to get lost in a good book are yours with Flight Shop's island and beach holidays.

Beach Holidays: MexicoIsland adventures also allow you to test your endurance and get the adrenaline pumping with water sports such as swimming, kayaking, surfing and parasailing to name a few. Island and beach escapes have the added bonus of diversity – we can find accommodation to suit any budget, from 5-star luxury suites to long-stay family villas. If you are craving the natural exfoliation of sand between your toes, the sweet stickiness of salt water on your skin and the sound of rolling surf lulling you into deep relaxation, book an island or beach holiday with Flight Shop today.