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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!

5 days or more

Travel the length and breadth of Australia and plan your own itinerary or simply go wherever the mood takes you, behind the wheel of your own trusty campervan.

from £29

37 days or longer

Our favourite Southeast Asian adventure tours smashed together to make one epic trip! Our 29 day 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 £2,289
£2,189

40 days or longer

Explore Thailand and Vietnam over action-packed tours! Take in the buzzing cities of Bangkok, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City as well as gorgeous Halong Bay and the sun-drenched Thai islands of Koh Phangan and Koh Phi Phi!

from £2,289

39 days or longer

Explore Thailand and Cambodia in one amazing Asian trip. Experience 29 days in Thailand and 10 days in Cambodia, including volunteering, hill treks, elephant experiences, Angkor Wat, beach & party time! 

from £2,089

From 21 days

Fancy a taste of paradise? Discover the very best of Indonesia and combine backpacker adventures with unique off-the-beaten track experiences.

from £1,539

Up to 12 months

Travel the length of Thailand for a month before heading over to Bali for a brilliant 12-day tour, and then spend the ultimate year living and working down under with an awesome Oz jobs programme. It’s the complete travel package! 

from £2,839

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 £1,389

12 days

Experience the very best of Sri Lanka on this fantastic 12-day tour. Explore Negombo, visit local villages, see wildlife in Udawalawe National Park and learn to surf on the stunning south coast.

from £899

21 days

Explore Vietnam and Cambodia on this fantastic 21-day trip. Journey from Hanoi in Vietnam to Siem Reap in Cambodia, and discover all the biggest and best highlights in between!

from £1,349

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 £849
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