Carmel Holidays

United States
Carmel-by-the-Sea, as it's officially now known, is as quaint as it is exclusive. Famous for upscale folks buying art or getting in a round of golf at one of the nearby courses or at the even more exclusive Pebble Beach , Carmel's secret is that anyone can enjoy the village. …

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How to get to Carmel

Here's what you need to know about getting to Carmel. You can see the cheapest month to fly and a snapshot of flight prices for the following month. Also, don't forget to factor in your travelling time - the typical flight from London Heathrow to Carmel takes 12 hours, 5 minutes.

When to go to Carmel

Typical Holiday Price

£2887 per person

The average price of hotels and apartments in Carmel varies according to the time of year. To help you plan when to go, we've looked at the hotels available on our site, then worked out the average price per night for the quietest and the busiest months.

Cheapest Month to Visit


Based on a typical 1 week holiday - adding together the cost of flights and accommodation - July is the cheapest month to go to Carmel.

Where to stay in Carmel

Whatever your travelling style, we can help find you the perfect place to stay. From luxurious hotels to practical apartments, these are our most popular places in Carmel, according to other travellers.

Things to see and do in Carmel

duncan_idaho_2007 | Flickr17-Mile Drive
17-Mile Drive
Tali Manouki | Trip by SkyscannerPoint Lobos State Natural Reserve
Point Lobos State Natural Reserve
Verlisia | Trip by SkyscannerCarmel River State Beach
Carmel River State Beach
Aya | Trip by SkyscannerCarmel Mission
Carmel Mission
Jaak Treiman | Trip by SkyscannerCarmel Beach City Park
Carmel Beach City Park
brad.coy | FlickrCarmel Walks
Carmel Walks
The Green Gatsby | Trip by SkyscannerGarrapata State Park
Garrapata State Park
Heather A | Trip by SkyscannerRefuge
Tali Manouki | Trip by SkyscannerRocky Ridge & Soberanes Canyon Trails
Rocky Ridge & Soberanes Canyon Trails
Travis Katz | Trip by SkyscannerCarmel Plaza
Carmel Plaza

Reviews of Carmel

Tracey S
Tracey S

My family had a wonderful time exploring the coastline. We rented a 4-seater surrey at Adventures by the Sea and rolled up and down the bike path that extends from Pacific Grove to Fisherman’s Wharf.

Jackie Y
Jackie YSunnyvale

Quint seaside town, a fairy tale place. Sophisticated boutique shops, coffee houses and breeze from ocean, makes a stroll there a real treat

Cindy Pain
Cindy PainSeattle

For the sheer beauty of the California coastline you should spend time in Carmel. Take the scenic walk along the ocean, especially in the morning when you greet the locals, see the dolphins playing, and be charmed by the architectural styles of the lucky ones who live there. So much to do, eat, drink, shop, golf, and hike. Put it on your list!

Alix F
Alix FEdinburgh

Beautiful little town with upscale restaurants, art galleries, and plenty of scenery.

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