Luxury beach holidays

Bare feet on warm sand and the sound of waves breaking on the shore: beach holidays are the essence of summer and few places are as lovely as the Mediterranean to experience them. We have an inspiring choice of beachside villas just metres from pristine bays and pebble coves, as well as stylish accommodation just a short walk or drive from the coast.

Alternatively, enjoy your own luxury hillside villa for limitless horizons of sparkling blue or, for the most indulgent beach holiday possible, choose a Simpson Hotel to combine the barefoot luxury of beach life with exceptional service, making your experience even more relaxing.

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  • "Utter bliss! We chose the Apothikes Beach Suites from the website because it looked just what we wanted. We were wrong! It was so much more.... It would be hard to imagine a nicer place. A truly fantastic location just a few steps from the sea."

    Janet Jaudun, Thalassa, Crete 2018

  • "If you want time out to chill, relax, recharge your batteries and do absolutely nothing but enjoy peace and quiet, then Muses Beach Villas is the place to go and have a wonderful time."

    Mrs Tann, Muses Beach Villas, Crete 2018

  • "We had a wonderful time at the Apothikes Beach Suites. Lying awake at night listening to the waves was incredible. Each morning we would wake up and have a coffee outside on the beach whilst pinching ourselves that this was real! It was the most relaxing holiday I have ever had."

    Sharon, Ilios Suite, Crete 2018

  • "The location of Cedar Bay Beachside Villas directly on a beautiful beach combined with the very high standard of accommodation and the luxury of a private pool made this the best holiday we have had in Greece... Strolling along the beach in the evening to eat in the excellent tavernas was a delight.... seriously, who needs the Maldives?"

    Mr Piwowar, Cedar Bay Beachside Villas, Crete 2018

  • "It’s rare for a villa holiday to exceed expectations when the pictures on the website are so spectacular, but that’s what Simpson Travel managed with The Shore House, with close attention to needs and comfort, and all with tremendous ease of use for us. A very high bar has now been set."

    Mr O Teale, The Shore House, Crete 2018