Pink Sand 2017: the world’s best beach hotels

From the wild sands of a private island off Mozambique to the glamorous terrace of a Tuscan villa, find your perfect beach retreat in our insiders’ guide, chosen by a panel of travel industry experts

From a magical honeymoon destination to a favourite Hollywood haunt

Hotels off the beaten track for those in search of solitude and privacy

From a beautiful cove overlooking the Atlantic Ocean to a private village on the Llyn Peninsula

From Nicaragua to Indonesia, these child-friendly resorts offer fun on-site activities

These venues, from hip hotels to a ‘Bond villain’s lair’, offer more than good looks

The tour operators and travel agents who chose our 50 best beach hotels and resorts