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When the key thing you want from your holiday abroad is a chance to relax and de-stress, cheap beach holidays cannot be beaten. From bargain breaks in Europe to luxury escapes further afield, there’s a beach holiday to suit every taste and budget, so grab your flip flops and get ready to feel the sand between your toes.

Simply choose which exotic location suits your holiday requirements, where’s convenient for you to fly from and decide whether you want an all-inclusive, half-board or self-catered stay and book your relaxing break away. An icelolly.com holiday requires no planning or organisation, from the minute you arrive in the resort until the moment you leave; the only thing you need think about is re-applying your sun cream.

May is a great time to book cheap beach holidays because its just before the summer season. Not to worry, though; there will still be plenty of sunshine and summertime activities available for you to enjoy.

Enjoy an all-inclusive stay at one of many fantastic luxury resorts on cheap beach holidays, to an array of different sun-soaked destinations; from Salou to Turkey, Lanzarote, Tenerife, Majorca and so many more. Explore Turkey, where you can sink into your sun lounger and sunbathe in sizzling temperatures in the morning, and visit the authentic Turkish flea and street markets as the weather cools off. If a getaway to Majorca is more your taste, book a seven-night beach holiday to Palia Hotel Dolce Farniente.


Why Book A Beach Holiday?

Cheap beach holidays are the perfect way to get your summer sun, without paying a hefty price tag. City breaks are certainly a wonderful way to explore new places, but sometimes all you want out of a holiday is time to put your feet up, read a book on your sun lounger and truly unwind. That’s why cheap beach holidays are so popular; they relieve any stresses or tensions in your everyday life by offering you the chance to truly rejuvenate.

Nothing says relax and recharge like a beach sunset and palm trees, so recline your sun lounger all the way back and enjoy doing nothing but relaxing as the gentle ocean waves lap onto the shore. If you're travelling with children and need to keep an eye on them between sunbathing, simply read a book while they release their inner architect building sandcastles, or get stuck in and lend a hand.

If you’re looking to add a little adventure to your beach holiday, get involved in some action-packed water sports. Explore the ocean on a scuba diving trip or take a boat trip along the calming turquoise waters and explore nearby islands, caves and secluded coves.

Cheap beach holidays with icelolly.com mean when you arrive at your chosen destination, you can truly relax knowing the blissful holiday you’re about to embark on hasn’t taken a large chunk out of your bank account. Our packages don't compromise on quality, either. So, you get the holiday you deserve for a price suited to your budget. Toy around with different dates to compile your perfect break and save money for your upcoming getaway. Think about it this way, the more you save initially, the more you can splurge on when you arrive at your blissful holiday destination.

The possibilities really are endless when it comes to holidays on the beach, so book your next getaway today, at icelolly.com.

Which Destinations Are Best For Beach Holidays?

  • Ibiza
  • Beautiful beaches, gorgeous sunsets, incredible clubs…what’s not to love about Ibiza? The great thing about the White Isle is that there are two very different sides to the island; the party side where night owls gather to experience the world-famous Ibiza clubbing season, and the tranquil side with beautiful countryside and hippy vibes.

  • Canary Islands
  • From the watersports of Tenerife and lunar landscapes of Lanzarote, to the sand dunes of Fuerteventura and small towns of Gran Canaria, there’s a lot to choose from in the Canaries. One thing the islands all have in common is the blissful beaches. The Canaries have warm weather all year round, too so there’s never a bad time for a cheap beach holiday.

  • Cancun
  • Cancun in Mexico is a dream destination for beach holidays, where you can step out of your hotel and be greeted by white sands and the crystal clear ocean. Many of the best all-inclusive resorts have their own private beaches, equipped with luxurious sunbeds and waiter service, so it’s definitely worth treating yourself.

    Which Destinations Are The Most Family Friendly?

  • Algarve
  • The Algarve on the south coast of Portugal is a winner for families looking for cheap beach holidays. The most popular area is in the Central Algarve between Albufeira and Praia da Rocha. The area has easily accessible beaches and facilities, family-focused hotels and water parks to enjoy in the surrounding areas.

  • Majorca
  • Majorca is the ideal destination for a family beach holiday. The island caters well for families; the resorts have plenty of activities, facilities and hotel clubs for kids. Palma Nova, Cala D’Or and Alcudia are particularly family-friendly, offering safe beaches, a friendly atmosphere and hotels with plenty of entertainment aimed at children.

  • Florida
  • Florida has it all for long-haul family holidays, from the Disney and Universal theme parks of Orlando, to swimming with dolphins in Florida Keys, and relaxing on the city-side beaches of Miami. The Sunshine State really earns the nickname, with 10 hours of sunshine a day and average temperatures of 28°C in summer.

    Sand vs Pebble Beaches

    Beaches aren't always the white, gold or black stretches of sand we expect them to be. Sometimes, they're filled with fine pebbles. There are pros and cons to both, but which beach-type do you prefer?

    Whether you want to build extravagant sandcastles or simply just relax, a sandy beach makes this all possible. Feeling the sand beneath your feet is blissful, but sand inevitably gets everywhere and heats up, too. So, always bring flip flops or sandals just in case.

    Pebble beaches, also known as shingle beaches, offer an alternative beach experience and give you the opportunity to collect unique rocks. You won't have to shake sand from your body, but you may have to wear swim shoes depending on how smooth they are. Some people even say the sea is clearer when there is no sand, but it's not as comfy to sit or lay on.

    How To Find Cheap Beach Holidays

    Book shoulder seasons: Every beach holiday destination has a shoulder season, where the best weather has either just passed or not quite arrived, and this is the place where good weather and good prices meet. It’s still warm enough to enjoy the beach, but because it’s not peak season you’ll pay a lot less.

    Go all inclusive: If you’re going on cheap beach holiday to relax, chances are you won’t be straying far from your hotel. Booking an all inclusive package means all of your meals are covered, plus drinks and snacks if you feel like staying by the hotel pool as you eat.

    Haggle on price: If you phone a travel agent rather than booking online there’s often wiggle room on price, especially if you’re booking last minute or off-peak season. To be sure you’ve got the cheapest beach holiday possible, phone a few providers and challenge them to beat each other’s quotes.

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    Spain

    Spain

    From the sun drenched beaches and culture packed cities of the mainland, to the island territories of the Canaries and Balearic islands - Spain really does have something for everyone!

    Majorca

    Majorca

    Just over a two hour flight away, Majorca still has to be one of the most popular all year round holiday destinations with something to suit everyone.

    Tenerife

    Tenerife

    With sunshine 52 weeks a year, you can't go wrong with a visit to the largest and most popular or the Canary Islands, Tenerife.