Elba Island – Italy’s Hot New Beach Resort

With its tranquil beaches and glorious sea views, it's no wonder that Elba Island is the hot new destination for a 2017 summer vacation.

Elba Island in Tuscany is perhaps most famous as the place that Napoleon was exiled to in 1814; however, the island’s quiet coastal resorts and quaint charm has not gone unnoticed by holidaymakers, who are starting to discover the island as a top beach holiday destination for a relaxing vacation in the Italian sunshine.

Its popularity is in part due to travel giants, such as Lonely Planet, recommending it as a top beach resort for 2017; however, the island’s unique landscape and picture-postcard beaches have surely helped in its appeal. So, it’s no surprise that 33% of holidaymakers arriving in Livorno in recent months were en-route to Elba Island – marking record tourism for this idyllic island, widely regarded as a pearl in the Tyrrhenian Sea.

We love Elba Island for a family beach holiday as it offers quiet and safe beaches where you can enjoy swimming and water-sports, but also offers a range of cycling trails, along which you can take in glorious coastal views.

If you would like to find out more about our cruise packages to Elba Island, please visit the dedicated section of our website, where you will find a wide selection of Italy island cruises.