Nothing beats a beach holiday; where the biggest decision of the day is whether to go for sun or shade, when to take a dip in the ocean, or which book to read first.
Escape the everyday and sink your toes in the sand. But where to go? There are so many fantastic Etihad Holidays destinations to tempt you, each one offering that dream combination of sun, sand and sea.
When it comes to beach holidays, the Indian Ocean has it all. Clear turquoise waters, dazzling white sand and picture-perfect palm trees tick all the boxes for an ideal getaway. Consider the magic and romance of the Maldives, the exotic Seychelles, or bustling and beautiful Sri Lanka.
Athens is your gateway to the Greek Islands and a taste of the Mediterranean. Or perhaps you are adventurous enough to take on the famed surf beaches in Australia?
Whatever your ideal beach break, Etihad Holidays has got you covered. Simply choose your destination and we’ll do the rest. Your holiday starts now.
Set on the sparkling Arabian Sea is our very own Abu Dhabi. A vibrant and cosmopolitan city, Abu Dhabi also makes for a sensational beach holiday destination. With year-round sunshine, warm turquoise waters, and luxury beach clubs which cater to your every need, a relaxing beach break is guaranteed.
When you’ve had enough sun, shop up a storm in one of the many fabulous malls or treat the kids to a fun-filled day at Yas Waterworld. You can also take to the water on a traditional Arabian dhow, or head to the desert for dune bashing and a glorious sunset BBQ.
Soak up the sun in Abu Dhabi
The Seychelles have long been seen as one of the world’s top beach holiday destinations, and it is easy to see why. The breathtaking beauty and relaxed vibe of these islands will captivate you from the moment you arrive.
Dazzling white sand beaches lapped by turquoise waves, edged with tropical forests and surreal rock formations is the stuff of stand-out holiday memories. Stay in one place, explore by car, or island hop. Sample spicy Creole cuisine and ocean-fresh seafood, swim with giant tortoises, hike the lush hills, or simply take time out to reflect on the perfect beach holiday.
Unwind in the Seychelles
Think Maldives, think bliss. This stunning series of coral atolls in the Indian Ocean offers soft white sand beaches, teeming underwater sea life and unrivalled luxury accommodation. The clear, warm water and steep coral reefs makes the Maldives one of the world’s top diving destinations. Take the opportunity of a lifetime to swim with dolphins or dive with hammerheads.
Treat yourself to superb cuisine, dreamy spa treatments, and time to contemplate. Simply the perfect beach holiday. If the Maldives is not already on your bucket list, then surely this piece of paradise should be?
Recharge in the Maldives
Malaysia is the hidden gem. The country is blessed with dazzling white-sand beaches, crystal-clear waters and year-round warmth. Venture to one of the many exquisite islands scattered off the coast, or even far-flung Borneo, and you will be rewarded with lush hills, unspoilt bays and a true sense of tranquillity.
Divers and snorkellers will be captivated by the teeming sealife, hikers will relish the hill trails, and sunseekers will be happy to just kick back and contemplate their piece of paradise.
Relax in Malaysia