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!
Up to 12 months from £1,154 £1,3791154
Paid work in Australia + a fun 8-day tour in Fiji!
Aged 18-30? Head off on our paid work & travel combo adventure! Find a paid job with our Absolute Oz jobs package in Australia, followed by a fabulous 8 days of island exploration in Fiji!
Up to 12 months from £1,289 £1,3391289
A 12-day tour in beautiful Bali + paid work in Australia
Spend 12 days touring around beautiful Bali before settling into Aussie life with a week of fun activities and up to 12 months of awesome paid work. Have a blast Down Under!
9 days from £936 £1,039936
9 days in magical Mexico!
Discover the Mayan ruins and beach paradises of Mexico on this fantastic 9-day group tour! Combining culture, exploration and relaxation, this is the perfect way to travel around Mexico!
47 days or longer from £2,694 £2,8092694
Enjoy an Asian odyssey through 3 amazing countries!
Discover Vietnam, Thailand and Cambodia in one awesome Asian adventure trip. Spend 25 days in Thailand, 10 sensational days in Cambodia and 12 days in Vietnam!
Up to 12 months from £1,704 £1,9291704
Hop on and off around Australia, New Zealand and Fiji!
Our Oz, Kiwi & Fiji Explorer combines flexible travel passes in Australia and New Zealand with an amazing 8-day tour in Fiji!
3 days from £294 £309294
Explore the beautiful Whitsundays Islands
Discover the dreamy Whitsunday Islands on a spectacular 2-night liveaboard cruise!
24 days or more from £1,564 £1,5891564
An unforgettable time in Vietnam and Bali!
Jet over to Southeast Asia and join two of our most popular group tours! Explore Vietnam’s bustling cities and spectacular natural landscapes before enjoying beach bliss and temple tranquillity in Bali!
11 weeks from £4,699 £4,8494699
An awesome mini adventure around-the-world!
Pack your bags and take yourself to Thailand, Bali, Australia AND New Zealand - all on one incredible life-changing Mini Global 360 trip! You’ll discover ancient temples, go diving with tropical fish, visit iconic landmarks and have an unforgettable time!
14 days from £674 £899674
Travel Southeast Asia on a budget!
See three amazing Asian countries on a shoestring as you buzz through Bangkok, laze on Thai islands, explore magical Malaysia and discover the buzz of Singapore on this incredible two-week tour!
8 days from £872 £1,089872
8 days in stunning Hawaii
Say aloha to an unforgettable adventure in Hawaii! Join a group of adventurous travellers and delve into the diverse landscapes of the island, from smoking volcanic trails to lush green valleys. Enjoy the ride!