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Our top destinations for a European beach holiday

Do you dream of warm sunshine, dazzling blue skies, swaying palm trees, soft white sand and crystal clear waters lapping at your feet? You don’t have to travel far to tick these boxes. Here at OROKO, we are experts in tailoring luxury beach holidays in Europe. Our travel specialists will hand-pick the finest European beach resorts and boutique hotels depending on your needs and preferences. We have something to suit everyone, whether travelling solo, with family, as a couple or in a large group.

Our luxury beach holidays to Europe promise days of uninterrupted relaxation on idyllic shores, staying in deluxe beach resorts and oceanfront hotels with superb dining offerings and state-of-the-art spa and wellness facilities. Here we shine the spotlight on our top destinations for a European beach holiday. From the sun-drenched Greek islands to the picturesque Spanish coast, get inspired.


Greece is undoubtedly one of the best destinations for a luxury beach holiday in Europe. Home to world-renowned beach resorts and a coastline spanning more than 13,000 km that’s dotted with bountiful sandy beaches, pebble shores, secluded bays and hidden coves, there are endless places to discover on luxury beach holidays. Whether it’s the beloved Cyclades, the stunning peninsula of Halkidiki or the charming Saronic Islands, Greece offers exquisite beach holidays to suit everyone.

For couples seeking beauty and seclusion on a romantic escape, look no further than the iconic islands of Santorini and Mykonos. With infinite coastlines of volcanic and sugar-white sands framed by azure waters, secluded coves, and bohemian beach clubs, these ancient isles guarantee a picture-perfect getaway. Home to some of Europe’s best resorts, which command spectacular views of sun-drenched sandy peninsulas lapped by the turquoise waters of the Aegean, Halkidiki offers sensational beach holidays for families, whilst the pristine beaches of the Saronic Islands are perfect for couples and families alike.


One of the continent’s most adored countries, Spain is another wonderful destination for luxury beach holidays in Europe. It’s extensive, celebrated coastline and idyllic islands are home to luxurious resorts, stylish villas, and stunning beaches. From the mesmerising Balearics to the family-favourite Canary Islands and the glamourous shores of Marbella, you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to planning your luxury beach holidays from Ireland.

Lying just off the east coast of Spain, the sun-kissed Balearic Islands promise unlimited beachside luxury for both couples and families, whether you are soaking up the sunshine on the pristine sands of Mallorca, socialising in the iconic beach clubs of Ibiza or swimming in the crystal-clear waters of Menorca. Enticing visitors with year-round sunshine and temperatures that rarely dip below 20 degrees, the Canary Islands are the go-to family holiday destination. From the hidden grottos of La Gomera to the volcanic sands of Lanzarote and Tenerife, a relaxing beach escape is guaranteed wherever you go. Chic Marbella on Spain’s spectacular southern coastline offers days of beach fun suitable for romantic escapes or family getaways.


Portugal offers a sensational luxury holiday destination and is fast becoming a favourite with the Irish market. Characterised by towering cliffs, mesmerising sea caves, golden sand beaches, scalloped bays, and sandy islands, combined with 300 plus days of sunshine, the Algarve, which stretches across Portugal’s southern coastline, speaks for itself. Surrounded on two sides by the Atlantic, it is a sensational destination for both couples’ and family beach holidays and is also a paradise for water-sport enthusiasts. Our hand-picked, luxury partner resorts offer a wide range of water-based activities to suit all ages including wind-surfing, diving, wakeboarding, dolphin watching and sea cave excursions.

With its rugged western coastline defined by deserted surf beaches and the Mediterranean sunshine at its best in the south, the great Alentejo is another wonderful destination for luxury beach holidays from Ireland. For true beachside luxury, we love the gorgeous, upscale village of Comporta. Home to almost 50km of unspoilt, white sand beaches, this undiscovered part of Portugal is totally captivating.


Lapped by the glittering Adriatic Sea, Croatia’s extraordinary island-speckled coastline is unequivocally its main attraction. Stretching over 4,300km and dotted with pretty pebbled beaches and idyllic hidden coves, it’s a stunning destination for luxury beach holidays in Europe. With ancient cities just a stone’s throw from the sparkling coastline, Croatia beach holidays offer the chance to combine sightseeing with time relaxing by the sea. Whether you opt for Dubrovnik, Hvar, Korčula or Brač, or a combination of them all, you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to planning your luxury beach holidays from Ireland.

From the private beach at the Sun Gardens hotel, to the family-friendly Banje Beach and local favourite, Sveti Jakov, there’s a beach to suit everyone in Dubrovnik whether you just want to sit back and relax whilst soaking up the sun or partake in thrilling water sport activities. If lively beach bars and secluded coves are more your style, then Hvar should be top of your list. Known for its pristine beaches, Korčula offers something for everyone, whether you want a romantic getaway or a snorkelling adventure with the whole family. Your luxury holiday would be incomplete without a trip to Brač’s Zlatni Rat beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world and also one of Croatia’s most iconic.


The birthplace of Aphrodite, Cyprus holidays promise dazzling blue seas, idyllic golden sand beaches, and endless sunshine, making it a popular destination for luxury beach holidays in Europe. Experiencing a Mediterranean climate and pleasant temperatures throughout the year, luxury beach holidays to Cyprus from Ireland can be enjoyed in summer or winter. To experience uninterrupted beachside relaxation and barefoot luxury, head to Paphos.

A buzzing seaside town, Paphos’ location on the rocky south-west coast means you’ll find secluded coves for swimming in easy reach. Nature enthusiasts should head to Lara Bay on the Akamas Peninsula, to witness conservation in action. The protected beach is the best place to watch nesting turtles hatch their eggs. Guests staying at the Almyra Hotel have access to its private beach which is perfect for couples who want uninterrupted relaxation. From sailing trips and diving lessons to paddleboarding, canoeing and water-skiing, Coral Bay beach is ideal for families looking for an action-packed day out.

For further inspiration, head over to our dedicated beach holiday page where you will find itineraries for all of our luxury beach holidays in Europe.


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