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!
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. Australia is famous for its beaches, so relax on the golden sands of Fraser Island or sail around the stunning Whitsundays! Have fun on paradise Pacific beaches on a Fiji island hopping experience. Or make tracks for the gorgeous beaches of Goa, India. Be blown away by breathtaking beaches and islands all around the world!
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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!
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 the water for some Fraser Island fun!
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. Enjoy a ‘flashpacking’ beach adventure with our Bali Intro Plus!
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!
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!
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 sizzling sensations of India.
There are mind-blowing beach and island experiences waiting all around the world!
5 days or more from £2929
An Aussie adventure with you at the wheel!
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.
37 days or longer from £2,2892289
Discover Thailand and Bali on this brilliant combo adventure!
Our favourite Southeast Asian adventure tours smashed together to make one epic trip! Our 25 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!
40 days or longer from £2,2892289
An epic combo tour through Thailand and Vietnam!
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!
39 days or longer from £2,0092009
Enjoy two of our unique Asian adventure tours in one epic trip!
Explore Thailand and Cambodia in one amazing Asian trip. Experience 29 days in Thailand and 10 days in Cambodia, including hill treks, elephant experiences, Angkor Wat, beach & party time!
From 21 days from £1,5391539
Epic Indonesian Adventure across 9 amazing islands!
Fancy a taste of paradise? Discover the very best of Indonesia and combine backpacker adventures with unique off-the-beaten track experiences.
Up to 12 months from £2,8392839
An Asian-Australasian adventure combo!
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!
21 days or longer from £1,3891389
An unforgettable intro to Thailand and Bali
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!
12 days from £899899
Mountains, beaches and jungles!
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.
21 days from £1,3491349
The perfect introduction to Vietnam and Cambodia!
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!
8 days from £789789
8 days of epic Fijian fun!
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.