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Beach Breaks & Island Hopping

Do you dream of lazing on sandy beaches or hopping between idyllic islands on your gap year? If you are seeking sun, sea, sand and beautiful beaches then sign up for a brilliant beach break or go island-hopping abroad! If you want to top up your tan and party on the Thai islands, head to the beach on our epic Thai Adventure. Longing for the beautiful beaches of Bali? Join a Bali tour or go surfing for the ultimate in beach bliss. Australia is famous for its beaches, so relax on the golden sands of Fraser Island or sail around the stunning Whitsundays!

A beach-based break is ideal if you want to enjoy watersports, learn to scuba dive, go snorkelling, join a boat tour or even learn to surf. Have fun on paradise Pacific beaches on a Fiji island hopping experience. Or make tracks for the gorgeous beaches of Goa, India. Soak up the sun on Central America's beaches or get going to the Galapagos Islands. Be awed by incredible European beaches as you sail around Croatia or the Greek Islands. Be blown away by breathtaking beaches and islands all around the world!

Check out our trips below, or read more about Beach Breaks & Island Hopping »

Travel to beaches and islands abroad

Why take a beach or island break?

If you head off around the world, you’ll be amazed how much you can do based by the beach! There’s much more to beach or island life than just topping up your tan. You can swim, surf, snorkel or scuba dive from beautiful beaches everywhere, or go on brilliant boat tours. You can volunteer with wildlife along the coast, including sea turtles or as a marine conservation volunteer. You can get away from it all on unspoilt islands, enjoy lively beach parties or even find a paid job by the beach. You can guarantee you’ll never get bored of the sunshine and beach views!

Beach bliss in Australia

Australia is bursting with stunning beaches, from the famous Bondi Beach to the white sands of the Whitsunday islands. Many of the best Aussie beaches lie along the popular East Coast. Hang out on the beaches of Sydney, surf from Byron Bay or head across for some Fraser Island fun. Relax at Rainbow Beach, soak up the sun on the Gold Coast or explore the Great Barrier Reef. Go scuba diving or snorkelling along the coast from Cairns!

Beautiful beaches in Bali

Bali is one of the best beach destinations in the world. This paradise island boasts gorgeous golden sands and idyllic islands such as the Gili Islands. Bali also boasts amazing surf spots, making this the ideal Indonesian location for a beach getaway.

Relax on the Thai Islands

The beaches and islands of Thailand are some of the most sought-after destinations for gap travellers, and it’s not hard to see why! Both our Thai Intro tour and our best-selling Thai Adventure programme take in magical Thai islands as part of their itinerary. These include Koh Samui, pint-sized Koh Tao and the legendary party island of Koh Phangan. You’ll never be more than a stone’s throw from a breathtaking beach on the Thai islands!

Island hop in Fiji

Another perfect beach place for a beach break is fantastic Fiji. These incredible islands are scattered with tropical beaches. Relax and enjoy the sunshine as you go on a fun island-hopping adventure in Fiji!

Idyllic beaches in India

Be inspired by India as you make tracks to some incredible beaches. Get going to Goa or relax in Kerala and enjoy some of the planet’s best beaches. You can also make the most of the fascinating culture, sights, sounds and sensations of spicy India. Join a tour and see the best of India, including mind-blowing beaches!

Laze on American sands

Do you want to hang out on Florida’s fabulous beaches in the USA? Do you dream of saving sea turtles on the unspoilt sands of Costa Rica? Or do you want to soak up the sun in Cuba or have fun on Brazil’s beaches? You can even experience the unique wildlife along the coast of Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands! Hit some magical beaches in Central, South or North America.

There are mind-blowing beach and island experiences waiting all around the world!

22 or 29 days

Spend 3 or 4 weeks in gorgeous Thailand on this unforgettable group adventure!

Be immersed in the rich culture of Bangkok, enjoy a breathtaking elephant experience, explore the serene northern foothills, and party on beautiful white-sand beaches on Koh Phangan and Koh Phi Phi!

from £1,079.00

9-12 days

See the best of Bali on this 9 or 12-day group adventure tour. Party in paradise & enjoy beach bliss, island adventures, temples, awesome activities, culture and wildlife! 

from £549.00

9 days or longer

Have unforgettable fun in Thailand on our amazing 9-day Thai Intro tour. Explore Bangkok, visit a National Park and party on Koh Phangan on this ultimate whirlwind adventure!

from £549.00

10 days or longer

Spend 10 days touring the beautiful island landscapes of the Philippines! Experience authentic island living in seafront tents, and soak up fascinating local culture in isolated villages. Plus - enjoy perfect beaches and gorgeous turquoise waters. An unforgettable experience!

from £899.00

8 days

Enjoy awesome activities on this group tour through Auckland and the Coromandel Peninsula. Visit Hot Water Beach, Cathedral Cove, New Chums Beach, Kauri Forests and much more on this awesome intro week in New Zealand!

from £599.00

14 days

Bounce along Australia‚Äôs epic East Coast on this brilliant 14-day tour from Sydney to Cairns, or reverse. Have fun on Fraser Island and sail the Whitsundays. Add on a Cairns Adventure package for extra adrenaline fun!

from £1,759.00

21 days or longer

Combine our two most popular intro tours and enjoy an incredible introduction to Southeast Asia. Explore party hotspots and beach paradises in Thailand, before jetting across to Bali for surfing, dolphins, and massages!

from £1,289.00

14 or 20 days

Have an adventure to remember in beautiful Cambodia and discover stunning temples, beautiful countryside and buzzing beach parties. Plus, make a difference with a rewarding 4-day volunteer project. Choose from 2 or 3-week travel options!

from £779.00

41 days

Our favourite Southeast Asian adventure tours smashed together to make one epic trip! Our 4-week Thai Adventure includes elephant experiences, hill treks, volunteering and Thai Island time. Then hop across for 12 days in beautiful Bali including beaches, relaxation and partying!

from £2,039.00

8 days

Discover the beauty of Fiji on this epic 8-day group adventure! Cruise around the Yasawa Islands, enjoy beach barbeques and surf lessons, and soak up the sun on spectacular Fijian sands.

from £899.00
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