If sun, sea and sand are the most important parts of your holiday, then look no further than an extensive range of private beach villas. Located just steps away from some of Europe's finest stretches of sand, you can enjoy idyllic accommodation with easy access to sandy shores. Of course, with so many European beach villas benefitting from private swimming pools, it may be hard to drag yourself down to the sea! The most important thing is having the option to choose where you spend sun-soaked days. Whether you laze by the waves of the Mediterranean, or try exciting beachside activities is up to you.

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You can find hundreds of beach villas outside Europe, from traditional beach huts in Thailand and luxury apartments in the Caribbean, to large seafront homes in the USA. After a long-haul flight to your dream destination, what better way to relax than stepping onto your balcony and rejuvenating in the warm sea breeze? Whether you want to retreat to secluded coves or have fun in the sun on beautiful beaches, you can find a beach villa to suit. Wherever you want to go, you'll find a fantastic array of beach villas.

Italy beach villas

Whether you like soft sands or shingle shores, secluded coves or bustling beaches, Italy has a magnificent range of destinations to choose from. Some of its towns are fringed by fragrant pine trees and quaint cottages, while others are packed with large yachts in luxury harbours. Whatever you dream of when browsing for beach villas in Italy, you’re sure to find it. You could opt for a seaside villa on one of Italy's islands, like Sicily or Sardinia, and find yourself on the beach overlooked by forested mountains. Head for the Amalfi or Tyrrhenian coasts, meanwhile, for rural Mediterranean culture and cuisine.

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Spain beach villas

Spain has long been a favoured beach destination, with miles of sandy coastline lapped by warm, azure seas. Choose from a wide range of mainland coastal destinations, including pretty beach resorts like Costa Blanca, Costa Tropical and Costa Calida, or head for a Spanish island like Ibiza, Fuerteventura or Lanzarote. With each of Spain's resorts boasting hundreds of white-washed beach villas, you'll be truly spoilt for choice when it comes to accommodation. Of course, wherever you stay, you'll yourself situated just steps from soft, white sands, where you can spend your holiday swimming, sunbathing or simply enjoying seaside activities.

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Florida beach villas

Florida's beaches are ranked among the best in the world, combining beautiful shores with extensive activities. Book a beach villa in Florida Keys or along the Gulf Coast, and you'll find yourself just minutes from pure, white sands and warm, clear waters, with plenty of opportunities for some fun in the sun. Lined by palm trees and luscious greenery, Fort Lauderdale's a great bet for families, with long, sunny days and waters rich in marine life. Couples and groups of friends, meanwhile, will fall in love with the vibrancy of Miami, where you can snorkel, scuba dive and windsurf at Key Biscayne before enjoying the world-famous nightlife.

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Caribbean beach villas

For beautiful beach villas, where is better than the Caribbean? The quintessential destination for beach holidays, the Caribbean boasts miles of white sand, warm, tranquil waters and heavenly weather year-round. Some of the most magnificent shores on earth can be found in Barbados, the Bahamas and the British Virgin Islands. The only difficult decision is choosing where to stay, as you'll have your choice of thousands of Caribbean beach villas, from secluded retreats on the sand in St Lucia to beautiful colonial houses in Cuba. Whatever you dream of when planning Caribbean holidays, look no further than private beach villas.

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Thailand beach villas

While many destinations are perfect for beach lovers, Thailand's shores are some of the very best. Pure, white sands and turquoise seas can be found throughout the country and its islands, with hundreds of affordable villas located just steps away. Top destinations in the South include the islands of Phuket, Koh Samui and Koh Phangan, while mainland beaches close to Bangkok include Pattaya and Hua Hin. Whether you head for the Gulf of Thailand or the Andaman Coast, you can enjoy sunbathing and swimming, with some jungle trekking and nightlife thrown in! Thailand guarantees the beach holiday of a lifetime.

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