Our favourite hotels and villas by the sea
Sandy or pebbly, sweeping or secluded, most of us are drawn to beaches, especially in summer time. There is something both soothing and energising about a wonderful coastal view, so it’s hardly surprising that this is one of our most requested villa features. Anxious as ever to please, we have tracked down an impressive selection of villas by the sea in Greece, Turkey, Corsica and Mallorca; they all have glorious sea views and some are literally footsteps from the sand. Here you can mix up your favourite cocktail in your own private beach bar, take a moonlit paddle in the waves when everyone else has gone home, or just drift off to sleep lulled by the sound of the Mediterranean. But whatever you do, don’t forget that properties in such privileged positions are in very high demand, therefore please try to book as early as possible.
For anyone in serious need of total relaxation, a hotel on the beach is the perfect solution. Everything you need is right here, within sight and sound of the waves. At some of our waterfront hotels you can dispense with the car entirely and surrender yourself to the simple pleasures of sand between your toes. Others enjoy lofty positions with uninterrupted idyllic sea views and a terrace or two to enjoy an unforgettable al fresco breakfast. In addition all have their own swimming pool, coupled with the exceptional personal service that is key to each Simpson hotel.