Already dreaming of next summer? We don’t blame you! As the autumn evenings draw in, there’s no better time to get next year’s sunshine escape in the calendar.
To help you decide where to go, we’ve rounded up nine of the best summer holiday destinations for all types of traveller.
The Algarve is a brilliant family holiday destination – kid-friendly all-inclusive hotels, miles of safe and sandy beaches, and an abundance of watersports make it ideal for those with little ones in tow! Sea kayaking, windsurfing and snorkelling are all popular and waterparks such as Aqualand provide plenty of entertainment away from the beach.
With sprawling, golden beaches and just about everything you’d need at your fingertips, it’s obvious why Benidorm has been a British favourite for decades. In addition to its excellent hotels, bars and clubs scattered along the coast, you’ll find restaurants that go well beyond British pub fare – think Italian, Indian, Mexican and, of course, tons of tasty Spanish dishes!
Greece is a gastronomic joy but even in this foodie fave, the island of Crete stands out. Simple but delicious dishes are heavy on fresh seafood and there’s plenty of restaurants to choose from, meaning you sure won’t go hungry! Look beyond your menu and you’ll also find charming harbour towns to explore, mountain views to admire and turquoise bays to swim in.
Sitting pride of place on Turkey’s Turquoise Coast, Antalya has more than its fair share of beautiful beaches and clear blue waters. If you’re purely seeking a fly-and-flop summer break, the abundance of all-inclusive hotels lining the coast are sure to fulfil all your holiday needs. Away from your sun-lounger, visit the old town’s buzzing bazaars or book a spa treatment at a traditional hammam.
Tenerife basks in year-round sunshine but it seriously sizzles in summer! The perfect spot for a summer beach break, you can expect temperatures in the high-20s from June all the way through to September. Make the most of the great weather and pitch up on one of Tenerife’s beaches for the day, where you’ll find all the tourist trimmings like sun-loungers and watersports. Away from the beach, join a quad bike tour up Mount Tiede or make a splash at Siam Waterpark.
This famous island needs no introduction – Ibiza hosts some of the most well-known and extravagant parties in the world. With iconic clubs like Pacha, Amnesia and Ibiza Rocks drawing revellers from around the world, Ibiza really is the place to be seen during the summer months. If nightlife isn’t at the top of your itinerary, the island has a quieter side too, where you can enjoy peaceful beaches and stunning sunsets.
Think Sharm El Sheikh and you’ll probably think of its top-notch all-inclusive resorts, stunning beaches and consistently hot weather. But don’t be fooled into thinking that's all this holiday destination has to offer! During the day, ride a camel on a desert tour, go quad biking over the sand dunes, scuba dive among coral reefs, or take a day trip to see the pyramids. Come evening, you can enjoy sundowners with almost any cuisine you’re craving – Egyptian included!
Whether you’re after a fun-filled getaway or a relaxing couples escape, Corfu is an easy pleaser for a summer holiday. Top up your tan on Blue flag beaches, find thrills at Aqualand Waterpark and dive into history at the island’s ancient Greek fortresses and temples. More of a party person? Pull an all-nighter in Kavos – it’s got some of the best party resorts in Corfu!
Majorca is a summer holiday classic – in fact, it’s one of our most popular destinations on icelolly.com! It’s easy to see why: Majorca’s gorgeous coastline is dotted with topaz bays and long stretches of sand; accommodation ranges from cheerful self-catering apartments to big all-inclusives; and there’s plenty of things to do away from the sand. Alcudia is a brilliant base for all travellers or go east for pretty little beaches, family-friendly resorts and waterfront restaurants.
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Published on 21st September 2017
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