Holidays For The Over 50s
With over 50s travellers taking more holidays than 30 year olds, the world is your oyster the older you get! From the Madives to Malta, get ready for beautiful beaches, amazing adventures and awesome hotels! If you're retired or have flexible work then you could take advantage of our last minute holidays and bag some cracking bargains when the kids are back at school. We've handpicked our favourite holidays for the over 50's - and there isn't a coach tour in sight!
Long-haul holidays for over 50s
If you're looking for somewhere a bit special, take advantage of not having to travel in school holidays like everyone else and bag bargains in the shoulder season - usually October and November and May and June. With great deals to take advantage of, why not jet away on a long haul adventure and really spoil yourself. The Maldives, Dominican Republic, Mexico and the Caribbean are some of those bucket list destinations just begging to be explored. Choose from waterfront villas, all inclusive bliss or romantic resorts perfect for two.
Or why not book a tranquil island escape to Madeira? Nicknamed ‘The Garden Island’, Madeira is a perfect option if you want to relax and unwind among lush surroundings. The wealth of botanical gardens will please any nature lover, while sipping a glass of local wine in one of the street-lining cafes in Funchal (the island’s capital) is a great way to while away the time and watch the world go by.
Cool in the Canary Islands
A little closer to home, the Canary Islands offer sun, sea and fun for all. If you avoid the peak season of July and August Canary Islands of Lanzarote, Tenerife, Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura are superb for those looking for R&R, spacious sands and endless activities without the crowds. From spas and cookery classes to windsurfing and yoga, the Canary Islands have so much to offer. Better still, the balmy year-round climate means these idyllic islands are perfect for winter sun holidays and shoulder season travellers. Take your pick from Tenerife, where you can hike the Teide National Park (or hop on a the cable car to the top!), gorgeous Gran Canaria, where the rolling sand dunes of Maspalomas make a staggering sight, Lanzarote, with its stunning lunar beaches to discover, or fun-filled Fuerteventura, with over 150 beaches to sink your toes into!
Take a look at our favourite Canary Island holiday destinations for balmy weather, golden beaches and natural beauty.
Sitting pretty in the Mediterranean Sea, Malta holidays are popular with an older, classy crowd. This beautiful island is crammed full of cultural highlights to discover, starting with the waterside capital of Valletta - a UNESCO World Heritage Site boasting over 200 monuments. Similarly, the 3000-year old city of Mdina is just a short drive away and in between you'll find gorgeous beaches, villages and the island's famous rockpools. You'll find beautiful natural attractions dotted across the resort like the Blue Grotto sea caverns and the Il-Majjistral Nature and History Park, both well worth exploring. If you want a sandy beach then Mellieha Bay offers the longest stretch of Blue Flag loveliness on the island, but there are plenty of pretty pebbly spots to discover too. Malta isn’t quite as popular as some other island escapes, so use this to your advantage when looking for luxury escapes and enjoy an amazing holiday without the crowds to contend with!
From the hustle and bustle of Marrakech’s ancient Medina and Djemma el Fna square to the snow-capped Atlas Mountains and its Berber villages, Morocco is a vibrant and colourful holiday desatination increasingly popular with travellers of all ages. Wander through the spice markets, relax on rooftop terraces, enjoy the beautiful spas, soak up winter sunshine and authentic North African charm and dip into the mesmeric souks to collect ornate souvenirs, silky pashminas, jewelled slippers and stunning lamps. Take a look at our gorgeous 5 star hotels in Marrakech and make it a holiday to remember.
If you fancy escaping to pretty Portugal, the Algarve is where championship golf courses line the gorgeous coastline and charming villages are ten a penny. With golden sands, those famous colourful cliffs and beautiful hotels offering full board, all inclsuive and self catering, you can tailor your holiday perfectly. Take a look at our luxury holidays in Algarve and indulge in some well-deserved rest and relaxation.