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Our Top 5 Alternative Beach Destinations

If you want to get completely away from it all, you can ‘go off the beaten track’ with beaches too! Here are our top picks for the best Tailormade locations with hidden beaches.


Located in the north of Peru, picturesque Mancora and Vichayito beaches are the perfect wind-down destinations after a trekking/sightseeing holiday. Mancora boasts several kilometres of golden sands, warm waters and good surf while picturesque Vichayito offers diving, kitesurfing and windsurfing. There is an enticing range of up-market accommodation or beach bungalows, to suit your taste and budget.


Most people think of Goa when you say beaches in India but we recommend heading further south to Marari Beach. An hour on from Cochin on the Spice Coast, where the Arabian Sea meets the Indian Ocean, is the perfect retreat. The golden sands and turquoise waters are home to Marari Beach Resort, set in 36 acres of parkland. Recline on your sun bed shaded by mango and coconut palm groves and dream … bliss!


The island of Lazy Lagoon is a nine kilometre-long white sand spit, protected by a coral reef, making it a secluded paradise. Just over an hour north of Dar es Salaam in the Zanzibar Channel, you can completely switch off; chilling out on the beach, relaxing poolside – or taking a snorkelling boat trip. In this truly exotic destination you’ll find mangrove forest and interesting wildlife; you may even catch a glimpse of a bush baby or suni antelope.

Costa Rica

The Nicoya Peninsula is becoming a popular beach destination, with a choice of good quality hotels along the west coast around Tamarindo. Head south to rejuvenate at the fishing hamlet of Mal Pais, or bask in the calm waters of the horseshoe bay at Tambor beach. Relax in the shade under an almond or palm tree, or engage in a spot of surfing. Much of the interior of this peninsula is still untouched rainforest, so visits to the national parks and reserves can be arranged as well.


Vietnam has a range of exquisite beach resorts that can be added on to the end of a group or Tailormade holiday, depending on time frames and budgets. With dramatic white sand dunes, unspoilt beaches and clear blue seas which are perfect for snorkelling, it’s heavenly. Phan Thiet is the ideal place to unwind and enjoy the delicious seafood before heading home. Or discover the deserted golden sands beaches of Ho Tram, just an hour's drive from Ho Chi Minh City. Also, the tear-shaped Phu Quoc Island boasts white-sand beaches surrounded by tropical jungle.

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