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!
6 days from £449449
Master diving on this PADI scuba course
Spend five days swimming through our PADI scuba diving course, mastering your submarine skills in the idyllic waters of Koh Tao Island. Spot gorgeous underwater wildlife and gain a qualificaiton that will let you dive all around the world!
9 days from £1,011 £1,1891011
Snorkelling, camping, hiking, and more!
Have a unique 9-day gap adventure on the extraordinary Galapagos Islands: Camp in stunning surroundings, hike volcanoes, see wonderful wildlife and relax on beautiful beaches!
2 - 3 weeks from £679679
Culture, turtles and beaches!
Conserve and care for wonderful turtles on the beautiful south-west coast of Sri Lanka! Make a difference and have fun on this fantastic hands-on wildlife experience.
7 days from £779 £1,199779
7 luxurious days on Indonesian waters!
Enjoy 7 days cruising around the gorgeous islands of Bali! Climb aboard a fully equipped live aboard catamaran and discover unspoiled islands and exquisite beaches.
20 weeks or longer from £6,3996399
Become the ultimate explorer!
Travel the whole world with this incredible package trip! Tick off South Africa, Thailand, Singapore, Bali, Australia, New Zealand, USA, and Brazil - you’ll have seen and done it all!
6 days from £339339
Self drive 4x4 camping adventure
Get behind the wheel on this fantastic 4-wheel tag along trip discovering the sights of Fraser Island and Rainbow Beach! Meet exciting like-minded travellers and have an awesome adventure on perfect Fraser Island.
10 days from £1,2691269
An epic island-hopping Greek Odyssey!
Enjoy your very own Greek Odyssey as you spend 10 unforgettable days in Athens and island-hopping around the idyllic Greek Islands!
27 days from £2,9892989
Embark on a voyage of cultural discovery!
See 13 awesome European countries in 27 days and combine cultural city tours with outdoors adventures and a 3-day blissful boat trip around the gorgeous Greek coast!
15 days from £663 £829663
A budget trip touring the best of India
Discover inspirational India from vibrant Delhi to gorgeous Goa on this 15-day tour, taking in temples, culture and the Taj Mahal along the way, before relaxing on the paradise beaches of Goa.
5 days (longer available) from £299299
4 nights in the buzz of Barcelona!
Spend 4 nights in beautiful Barcelona and discover the city’s impressive culture and vibrant nightlife! Includes accommodation at a fantastic beach hostel, daily breakfasts and dinners, plus unique activities in the city!