The hottest beaches and resorts in Europe for a summer holiday

The hottest beaches and resorts in Europe for a summer holiday

Summer is coming! After two years of restrictions, most countries have opened access, and flight availability is on the rise. It's time to pack your bags for a proper summer holiday. Are you looking to have the finest vacation possible, but you don't know where to go?

In 2022, Europe is a great idea. There are plenty of new experiences to explore. From luxury hotels to the hottest beaches, we have selected the 5 best vacation destinations to enjoy with your family in Europe this summer. Let's take a look:

Lanserhof Sylt in Germany

Demand for high-end retreats and health-focused vacations is on the rise. The Lanserhof Sylt debuted in spring 2022 on Sylt, a posh island near the Danish border in northern Germany. A mystical place that surely impresses anybody who visits.

Lanserhof was designed by internationally renowned architect Christoph Ingenhoven and tucked away among the dunes with a breathtaking view of the sea, which allows guests to enjoy cutting-edge therapies and treatments with whale-watching and coastal walks. Natural elements have been included in the concept and design of Lanserhof Sylt. It is a place where you gather your strength and energy in harmony with nature. When staying here, you can truly enjoy the atmosphere, the sky, the dunes, and the Wadden Sea through large window fronts.

Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Set sail on a romantic voyage to Italy this summer with Regent Seven Seas Cruises. Every room is a suite and its inclusive offering covers absolutely everything, from your first glass of champagne to dinner at Compass Rose, the ship's signature French fine dining restaurant.

Imagine you are standing upon the deck of a luxury Regent Seven Seas Cruises and enjoy the fresh air of the sea. It is a special experience to wake up each morning in a spacious suite from your private balcony and enlighten your day with new insights from knowledgeable onboard speakers and local guides. In the evening, you can visit the famed, open-air Arena di Verona opera house with Poltronissima Gold tickets - ergo, the best seats in the house. 

For dinner time, you can recall the day’s adventures with good friends and exquisite food at restaurants, then dance or delight in the rhythm of the evening’s onboard entertainment before settling into your private oasis at sea. All are great experiences for this summer holiday. Let's take hold of every moment and make life-long memories to share with friends and family for years to come.

Forte Village

Forte Village was conceived as a resort immersed in the beauty of the southern tip of Sardinia. It was founded in 1970 by Charles Forte (Sir Rocco Forte’s father) and is widely regarded as one of the best family resorts in Europe, if not the world.

The resort has 21 restaurants, including the one by Gordon Ramsay that overlooks the sea. Each hotel has its own personality, they are cleverly integrated in the leafy landscape, and one building seems to blend into another. Forte Village Resort really feels like a village, serving all guests’ needs within minutes of leaving their rooms. For families, Forte Village truly delivers well beyond the usual all-inclusive resort. The special thing is this resort is built for both adults and kids. Babies and toddlers under the age of two have their own staffed nursery and mini club. What really sets Forte Village Resort apart is their Sport Academy program with sport classes such as rugby, basketball, tennis, swimming, boxing, table-tennis — not to mention go-karting and fencing. 

Hotel Maria Cristina, San Sebastian 

In the late 19th century, the seaside town on the southern point of the Bay of Biscay became a favorite destination for royalty and aristocrats who came to enjoy the sunshine and sea bathing. San Sebastian has transformed from being a sleepy fishing village into a thriving cosmopolitan town. But the secret the Spanish keep to themselves is that, within a few steps of these revered dining palaces, stretch some of the best city beaches in Europe.

Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel, has been linked to the history and cultural life of San Sebastian since it was established in 1912. Architect Charles Mewes, the man responsible for the Ritz in Madrid and Paris, has designed the hotel. The majestic design of the hotel combined with sea views and river views has resulted in making it become the favorite accommodation for international high society.