Published on December 20th, 2018 | by Alyssa Daniells0
Amazing Reasons Why These Beach Holidays Are Better
It’s the beach vacation of your dreams. Only better.
The Best Beach Vacations Under the Sun
Have you heard about Flight Centre’s Better Beach holidays? Our freshly-launched collection of luxury beach vacations is as worth exploring as the places we take you.
Luxury travel is a trend showing significant growth. Allied Market Research forecasts luxury travel increasing by 6.4 per cent per year. To meet demand, as well as create an entirely unique product line, we created Better Beach.
You’ll be able to stay at premier properties across Hawaii, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Thailand, Bali and the South Pacific, along with high-touch service from our Expert Travellers.
Whether you’re ready to book right now, or are curating your own travel aspiration, read this first.
Welcome to the ultimate beach vacation.
Selected by discerning travellers, for discerning travellers, we intimately know and love these destinations. With our global network of travel experts, Better Beach clients are treated to unparalleled advice; the best local recommendations and trusted insights. All the destinations and accommodations were hand-picked by our savvy hive of people who are in the know.
Here’s a glimpse of what you can look forward to!
Exotic and enchanting environments, friendly locals and of course famous shores make Bali one of the world’s most coveted beach destinations. Snorkel the underwater equivalent of the Amazon. Scale volcanic mountains to witness the sunrise above the clouds. With an impressively concentrated amount of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, abundant jade-green landscapes and exhilarating activities you won’t find elsewhere (Balinese Swing, anyone?) get ready to be blown away by breathtaking Bali!
Where to Stay:
St. Regis Bali Resort, Nusa Dua.
Four Season Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay, Jimbaran.
The Samaya Seminyak, Seminyak.
Mother Nature’s jewellery box, multifaceted Hawaii is adorned with tropical flowers, sparkling ocean and shimmering waterfalls. It is where vibrant coral reefs meet red, white and black sand shores. Hawaii is a glorious beach destination as well as a gastronome’s paradise and adventure seeker’s mecca. Choose your perfect island escape, or explore five dreamy islands for five distinct experiences on the Big Island, Maui, Oahu, Kauai and Lanai. From weddings and honeymoons to solo travel, Hawaii has mass appeal while Better Beach Hawaii locales transport you to your very own world.
Boasting some of the world’s best resorts, exquisite food and drink, archaeological marvels and seemingly endless beaches and days of sunshine, Mexico is a must-visit. Whether it’s the spectacular sunsets, incredible surf and stunning nature on Mexico’s West Coast, or the powdery white sand, calm clear sea and Mayan ruins on the East Coast, Better Beach Mexico holidays deliver a well-rounded experience. Destinations within Mexico include:
Puerto Vallarta & Punta Minta
Welcome to Puerto Vallarta! Welcome is the operative word here, the open-minded and relaxed vibe of this beloved resort town attracts travellers from around the world. From LGBTQ honeymoons to group travel and family fun, you’ll find your niche and plenty to do in beautiful Puerto Vallarta. Looking for something more remote and relaxed? Luxurious Punta Mita is an excellent option.
Where to Stay:
W Punta Mita, Punta Mita.
Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, Riviera Nayarit.
Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta.
Cancun & Riviera Maya
Lively diversions and ancient history are at the doorstep of your beachfront resort. Boasting some of the world’s most beautiful coastlines, the powdery white shores and turquoise sea make lucky visitors stop in their sandy tracks. From Playa Mujeres and its scuba community to breathtaking Mayan port Tulum, not to mention delicious food and drinks everywhere, visit this area of the Yucatan and you’ll want to return.
Where to Stay:
UNICO 20°N 87°W, Riviera Maya.
Panama Jack Resorts Cancun, Cancun.
Beloved Playa Mujeres, Cancun.
The Dominican Republic
Its white sand beaches are studded with luxury all-inclusive, making it easy to spend your entire vacation within a beachfront retreat. The Dominican is diverse and dazzling, so go beyond the resort to discover its charming colonial architecture, sweeping mountain-view vistas and energetic nightlife.
Where to Stay:
Zoëtry Agua, Punta Cana
Sanctuary Cap Cana, Cap Cana
Casa de Campo Resort & Villas, La Romana
Glimmering beaches and gilded temples, when it comes to Southeast Asia, Thailand is the undisputed “golden child.” Beyond being a beach destination, this fascinating country gifts lucky travellers with incredible cuisine and inspiring culture. Welcome to the Land of Smiles.
Where to Stay:
Rosewood Phuket, Phuket.
Banyan Tree Samui, Koh Samui
X2 Chiang Mai Riverside Resort, Chiang Mai
Jamaica’s colourful culture, from reggae music to flavourful cuisine, is as famous as its lush beaches. Bask in the glorious sunshine and tantalize your taste buds with jerk spice, then cool off with a coral reef snorkel or an iced rum drink served poolside by a butler. Negril, Montego Bay and Ocho Rios boast some of the Caribbean’s most popular resorts, famous for honeymooners and luxury-seekers.
Where to stay:
Jewel Grande Montego Bay Resort & Spa, Montego Bay.
Beaches Negril Resort & Spa, Negril.
Sandals Royal Plantation, Ocho Rios.
The South Pacific archipelago is a tropical cocktail of sublime beauty, friendly locals and exotic attractions. From French Polynesia to Fiji, each idyllic island is unique. Upscale resorts fuse flawlessly with unparalleled nature, and smiling faces and hibiscus-scented sea breezes fill the remotest of places.
Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora, Tahiti
Matangi Private Island Resort, Fiji
Manava Beach Resort & Spa Moorea, Rangiora
5 Parts of a Better Beach Vacation
One part experience, one part extras, one part indulgence, one part comfort and one part sustainability. Blend together, bake in the sunshine, cool under a beach umbrella, and serve!
Our experts will tailor your travel plans to your heart’s desires. You tell us your ideal flights and accommodations and we make it happen. Want authentic, local experiences? No problem (by the way, that will be the one time you hear us say, “No.”) With no fixed dates, unlike standard all-inclusive vacations, the duration of your time away is up to you. While in Mexico, care to catch waves and a Pacific sunset on the west coast, then journey east to Tulum on the turquoise Caribbean Sea? We’ll arrange all that, too.
Private transfers and in-destination tours with a local guide are some of the inclusions a Better Beach holiday provides. If you choose to stay at a MyTime property, you also get amazing perks like late check-out, complimentary breakfast and free upgrades for good measure (and better pleasure!)
Along with the detailed and attentive service working with a Flight Centre travel consultant implies, in select destinations, you’ll even get one of our Expert Travellers in-destination to gree you and greet you and assist you with your holiday whenever you may need it. Insider tip: for concierge and VIP transfer service, choose a Captain’s Collection property.
Better Peace of Mind
We take care of all you need, including visa requirements, travel insurance, immunization recommendations, travel documents and ensuring you may travel with your passport. (For example, some countries won’t permit entry within six months of the passport expiry date.) Rest assured knowing you have Flight Centre on your side, a trusted brand with more than 35 experience.
A Better World
Better Beach holidays are relaxing in more ways than one. Feel good knowing that we choose destinations and products that reflect Flight Centre’s global commitment to responsible travel. Best of all, for every person on your Better Beach booking, we will donate a Solar Buddy light to children around the world living in energy poverty, securing their safety and health, and brightening their futures.
If you’re ready for some luxury and fun in the sun, or simply intrigued, we are here to serve you.
Better Beach consultants are ready to customize your best vacation yet. Contact us online, at 1 877 967 5302, or visit us in-store for the most personalized experience.