Luxury Hotels with Blue Flag Beaches

Blue flags are awarded to those pristine, beautiful beaches with clean waters which offer easy access to all the amenities and facilities that make your time on the beach as relaxing and carefree as possible. Classic Collection Holidays offer a selection of luxury hotels with Blue Flag beaches on their doorsteps. We’ve compiled this collection of our favourite hotels with Blue Flag beaches to suit all tastes: from tiny hidden coves to wide expanses of the finest sand, and everything – pebbles, dunes, pine forests and rocky cliffs – in between.  We’ll leave the choice of hotel and type of beach entirely up to you.

Greece

515 of the Blue Flags awarded in 2019 went to Greek beaches, making Greece the nation with the second highest number of Blue Flag-awarded beaches in the world, second only to Spain. While the new flags will be raised all around the country Crete holds the most flags, with 115 beaches. The Halkidiki peninsula in northern Greece is the single regional unit with the most flags. You’ll see more than 80 Blue Flags floating in the wind at beaches here.

Grecotel Lux.Me White Palace

Crete

  • Ideal for families
  • Perfect for entertainment
  • Beachfront hotel
  • All inclusive
  • 1 km long Blue Flag beach

Eagles Palace

Halkidiki

  • Ideal for families
  • Sports facilities including a PADI dive centre
  • Award winning spa
  • Blue Flag beach
  • Yoga classes at hotel

Spain

Spain continues to hold the record for the country with highest number Blue Flag awards in the world. It has no fewer than 566 Blue Flag beaches from which holidaymakers can choose. Of those 63 are in the Balearic Islands and 49 belong to the Canary Islands.

Hipotels Mediterraneo Hotel

Mallorca

  • Adults only
  • Located directly on the golden beach
  • Most rooms have a sea view
  • Blue Flag beach

Pure Salt Garonda

Mallorca

  • Adults only
  • Direct access to the beach
  • Stunning sea views
  • Blue Flag beach

Seaside Palm Beach

Gran Canaria

  • Located beside the famous dunes
  • Children's club
  • Exclusive wellness & spa
  • A member of Seaside Hotels Collection
  • Blue Flag beach

Croatia

Home to most indented coastline in the Mediterranean, Croatia’s mainland coast measures 1777 kilometres and its 1,246 islands and islets add a further 4,058 kilometres of coastline. That’s a lot of coast! Perhaps it’s no surprise that 115 Croatian beaches have made the Blue Flag grade.

Valamar Dubrovnik President

Dubrovnik

  • Ideal for romance and relaxation
  • A la carte beach restaurant
  • Set on a peaceful peninsula
  • Blue Flag beach

Valamar Collection Marea Suites

Istria Riviera

  • Beach front hotel
  • Great choice for families
  • Dine around programme
  • Watersports for hire
  • Sandy Blue Flag beach

Remisens Premium Hotel Ambasador

Kvarner Riviera

  • Prime seafront location
  • Private rocky beach area
  • Recommended wellness & spa
  • Blue Flag beach

Cyprus

Sand, shingle, stone, rock, popular, deserted, wild, developed: the list of beaches in Cyprus is a long and diverse one. But a total of 65 of them gained the Blue Flag award in 2019 including beaches in Larnaca, Paphos, Limassol and Protaras.

Capo Bay Hotel

Protaras

  • Stunning views of award-winning Fig Tree Bay
  • In the heart of Protaras
  • Award winning spa
  • Watersports available, and a PADI dive centre at the hotel
  • Blue Flag beach

Columbia Beach Resort

Pissouri

  • Situated on a stunning 2km long beach
  • Ideal for couples and families
  • A member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World
  • Watersports available, and a PADI dive centre at the hotel
  • Blue Flag beach

Italy

385 of Italy’s beaches in 183 resorts have been given Blue Flag awards in 2019. Collectively they represent five per cent of the Blue Flag beaches globally. The strongest performing regions are Liguria with 30 beaches followed by Tuscany with 19 and Campania just one beach short of Tuscany’s total.

Grand Hotel Principe di Piemonte

Tuscany Coast

  • Two minutes from Viareggio beach
  • Roof top terrace with sea views
  • Recommended spa
  • Blue Flag beach

Grand Hotel Miramare

Liguria

  • In the heart of the Italian Riviera
  • Good for golf
  • A member of The Leading Hotels of the World
  • Blue Flag beach

Villa Roma Imperiale

Tuscany Coast

  • Ideal for couples
  • Short stroll from the sandy beach
  • Boutique style hotel
  • Blue Flag beach