We’ve all got our favourite holiday destinations, and when it comes to summer holidays, there are so many wonderful hotspots to choose from.
The Canary Islands is a mesmerising destination that’s been drawing holidaymakers and sun-seekers to its scorching shores for decades – even centuries – and it’s not hard to see why. From laid-back escapes in little La Gomera and quiet beach-centric retreats in Fuerteventura, to lively getaways in Lanzarote and activity-packed holidays to Tenerife, this wonderful destination has a holiday for every occasion.
If islands are your thing, you’ll be spoilt for choice. There’s beautiful Cyprus, said to be the birthplace of mythical goddess Aphrodite, which is a glittering gem packed with golden beaches and stunning mountains. Cast out into the Mediterranean is lovely Malta, a bubbly and endearing island with fabulous beach appeal which also offers great day trips to the tiny neighbouring island of Gozo. The Balearic Islands are another gem, and whether you choose chic city escapes in Majorca’s capital Palma, a relaxing break on the isle of Menorca, or a clubbing getaway in Ibiza, there’s plenty to tickle your fancy.
Back to the mainland, and you can’t beat a holiday in Italy. It ticks just about every box imaginable: romance, beaches, mountains, lakes, cities, architecture, shopping, hiking… you name it, Italy’s got it. And believe it or not, it ticks the budget-friendly box too. You can find numerous cheap Italy holidays online by searching for late deals, or by booking your own low-cost flights and accommodation. One of the best ways to save money on a trip to Italy, or any destination for that matter, is to book well in advance and snap up those early bird deals – so bear that in mind if you’ve got a summer break in Italy on the cards.
So, what’s your summer holiday favourite?