Do you dream of lazing on sandy beaches or hopping between idyllic islands on your gap year? If you are seeking sun, sea, sand and beautiful beaches then sign up for a brilliant beach break or go island-hopping abroad!
A beach-based break is ideal if you want to enjoy watersports, learn to scuba dive, go snorkelling, join a boat tour or even learn to surf. Australia is famous for its beaches, so relax on the golden sands of Fraser Island or sail around the stunning Whitsundays! Have fun on paradise Pacific beaches on a Fiji island hopping experience. Or make tracks for the gorgeous beaches of Goa, India. Be blown away by breathtaking beaches and islands all around the world!
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There’s much more to beach or island life than just topping up your tan. You can swim, surf, snorkel or scuba dive from beautiful beaches everywhere, or go on brilliant boat tours. You can volunteer with wildlife along the coast, including sea turtles or as a marine conservation volunteer. You can get away from it all on unspoilt islands, enjoy lively beach parties or even find a paid job by the beach!
Australia is bursting with stunning beaches, from the famous Bondi Beach to the white sands of the Whitsunday islands. Many of the best Aussie beaches lie along the popular East Coast. Hang out on the beaches of Sydney, surf from Byron Bay or head across the water for some Fraser Island fun!
Bali is one of the best beach destinations in the world. This paradise island boasts gorgeous golden sands and idyllic islands such as the Gili Islands. Bali also boasts amazing surf spots, making this the ideal Indonesian location for a beach getaway. Enjoy a ‘flashpacking’ beach adventure with our Bali Intro Plus!
The beaches and islands of Thailand are some of the most sought-after destinations for gap travellers, and it’s not hard to see why! Both our Thai Intro tour and our best-selling Thai Adventure programme take in magical Thai islands as part of their itinerary. These include Koh Samui, pint-sized Koh Tao and the legendary party island of Koh Phangan!
Another perfect beach place for a beach break is fantastic Fiji. These incredible islands are scattered with tropical beaches. Relax and enjoy the sunshine as you go on a fun island-hopping adventure in Fiji!
Be inspired by India as you make tracks to some incredible beaches. Get going to Goa or relax in Kerala and enjoy some of the planet’s best beaches. You can also make the most of the fascinating culture, sights, sounds and sizzling sensations of India.
There are mind-blowing beach and island experiences waiting all around the world!
18 or 25 days from €1.368 €1.4871149
Beaches, Culture, Elephants, Partying, Trekking and more!
Spend up to a month in gorgeous Thailand on this unforgettable group adventure! Be immersed in the rich culture of Bangkok, enjoy a breathtaking elephant experience, explore the serene northern foothills, and party on beautiful white-sand beaches like Koh Phangan and Koh Phi Phi!
9-12 days from €713599
The best of Bali: Party, beaches, islands, culture & much more!
See the best of Bali on this 9 or 12-day group adventure tour. Party in paradise & enjoy beach bliss, island adventures, temples, awesome activities, culture and wildlife!
10 or 15 days from €719 €737604
Ultimate relaxation in Thailand!
Jet over to beautiful Thailand for 10 or 15 days of blissful island living! Discover hidden island beaches and secluded sandy bays, plus enjoy a unique elephant experience in the beautiful countryside of Kanchanaburi!
12 days from €1.4281199
12 days of adventure in this perfect paradise!
Combine adrenaline rushes with beach relaxation on this incredible island-hopping adventure! Discover the beautiful islands of the Philippines as part of a small group, swim with magnificent whale sharks and sunbathe on perfect white-sand beaches.
9 or 12 days from €713599
An amazing 9 or 12 days full of sightseeing, culture, adventure and parties!
Have unforgettable fun in Thailand on our amazing 9 or 12 day Thai Intro tour. Explore Bangkok, visit a National Park and party on Koh Phangan on this ultimate whirlwind adventure!
5-6 weeks from €2.285 €2.4641919
5-6 weeks on the beautiful East Coast of Australia!
Spend 5 or 6 unforgettable weeks on Australia’s East Coast. Discover beautiful beaches, unspoilt islands and buzzing backpacker destinations.
8 days from €999839
8 days of epic Fijian fun!
Discover the beauty of Fiji on this epic 8 day group adventure! Cruise around the Yasawa Islands, enjoy beach barbeques and surf lessons, and soak up the sun on spectacular Fijian sands.
12 or 15 days from €1.189999
Live a life of luxury in beautiful Bali!
Travel around beautiful Bali in style on this 12 or 15 day experience! This flashpacker tour is jam-packed with awesome inclusions, such as a surf lesson and a dolphin-spotting boat cruise. You’ll also stay in stunning hotel accommodation! Total bliss!
10 days from €713599
10 action-packed days in beautiful Cambodia!
Discover the beautiful cities, beaches and temples of Cambodia on this fantastic group tour. Explore Phnom Penh, relax on Koh Rong, see Angkor Wat, & more!
9 days from €892749
An Indonesian island adventure
Discover unspoilt Indonesian islands on this awesome off-the-beaten track experience! Spend 9 days on pristine beaches and in stunning forests, and enjoy unique wildlife encounters as well as a 3-day live-aboard boat trip!