Sunshine sensations: our top 5 summer destinations
Think streaming rays of shimmering sunshine, gently lapping waves, the smell of salt and sun cream and toes dug into the sand. Holidays rule, and summer is the time to grab your suitcase and live your holiday dream for a few weeks. With June upon us and July and August on the horizon, there is still time to book your perfect sunshine getaway. Families, friends, couples, lone travellers – we have something for all of you, in some of the best holiday destinations out there.
Bright, bold and beautiful: Mallorcais the largest Balaeric island with holiday hotspot resorts such as Alcudia, Magaluf, Palma Nova and Cala Millor. Mallorca is alllll about the beach – glorious long strips of soft sand, pretty coves backed by green trees and beautifully wild natural beaches. Resorts range from lively and loud to charming and relaxed, ticking all the boxes for even the most discerning traveller.
The Algarve is Portugal’s premier sunshine destination. Miles and miles of stunning coastline, cobbled squares and pretty towns, world-class golf and diving facilities, resort favourites like Albufeira and Vilamoura… the Algarve is bursting with things to see, experience, taste and enjoy. Perfect for sun seekers, beach lovers and anyone wanting to immerse themselves in Portugal’s wonderful, welcoming atmosphere.
The ‘sunshine coast’ does exactly what it says on the tin. Hours and hours of beautiful, golden sunshine coupled with fantastic tourist resorts, great stretches of soft sand and loads to do. Tivoli World, Aqualand Torremolinos and Sea Life Benalmadena are just some of the attractions in the area which are perfect for families. Nightlife lovers can expect plenty of bars, pubs, clubs and beach bars!
The White Isle is renowned worldwide for its pristine beaches, party atmosphere and stunning sunsets. Head to Ibiza Town, Playa d’en Bossa and San Antonio for the best parties, clubs and bars. For those after a quieter getaway, Ibiza has some beautifully understated resorts that epitomise charm and relaxation. Try Portinatx, Puerto San Miguel or Santa Eulalia.
Ever popular, Benidorm is a firm favourite with holiday makers looking for the perfect mix of entertainment, nightlife and sunshine right by the sea. It caters for every type of traveller and to all tastes, from British-style pubs to cabaret bars and from McDonalds and tapas to roast dinners. If you want it, Benidorm most likely has it! Bneidorm is a must for anyone wanting a fun-filled, lively holiday in the sun.
Rooms from £26
Prices based on 2 adults sharing from 9th – 16th June 2015. Prices correct when checked 3rd June 2015