WHERE TO GO ON HOLIDAY AND WHEN:
OUR HOLIDAY CALENDAR
Want to know where to go on holiday and when? We've rounded up the perfect destination for every month of the year so you can discover the best time to swap grey skies for soft white sands in 2018. Whether you fancy somewhere far-flung, full of adventure or closer to home, our holiday calendar 2018 serves up all the inspiration you need whether you're seeking exciting cities or blissful sands.
If you’re dreaming of palm-fringed sands and sparkling turquoise seas, then this classic Caribbean Island should be at the top of your list. This tropical beach destination is paradise for those who appreciate natural beauty, with lush rainforests, mountain scenery and colonial towns being as big a hit as the beaches. If you're wondering when to visit Dominican Republic, January is your best bet thanks to balmy temperatures of 25°C. Bask on Punta Cana’s 50-kilometre stretch of sand and explore its fun-loving resorts, while Puerto Plata serves up historical highlights including a pretty old quarter and seafront fortress worth exploring. So why wait? Whisk yourself away on a winter sun retreat and lap up the luxury with our 5 star hotels in Dominican Republic.
For more destinations, take a look at our fantastic deals on January holidays.
They don’t call it the ‘Sunshine State’ for no reason - Orlando holidays serve up sizzling temperatures, spectacular beaches, city-sized malls, world-class amusement parks and more, so you won’t be short of entertainment in Florida’s favourite resort. Disney World, Magic Kingdom, Universal Studios and SeaWorld are sure to add a touch of magic to your holiday, but when you’re not braving hair-raising rollercoasters and meeting cartoon characters, you’ll be blown away by the beaches of the gorgeous Gulf Coast. If you're planning a magical escape the kids will love, take a look at the top things to do in Orlando for families.
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If you’re looking for a far-flung feel without the long flight, Gran Canaria is a great beach holiday destination where you can get away from it all. Its vibrant landscape boasts a mixture of giant rolling dunes, spectacular resorts and lively towns, plus there are plenty of activities to keep you occupied when you’re not soaking up the sun on Maspalomas’ sweeping sands! The coast is a haven for watersports enthusiasts with a wide variety of splash-tastic activities on offer or step off the beach and browse the glossy boutiques in Playa Taurito or Meloneras instead. When evening rolls around, head into Playa del Ingles and get the party started! If you want to explore more of the fantastic Canary Island resorts, take a look at our handy destination guide.
Make the most of your March holidays and browse our gorgeous beach and city breaks, today.
If sandy beaches, ancient sights and a buzzing nightlife is your thing, Cyprus is a sure bet for Spring. Gorgeous ribbons of beach and a mixture of laid-back and lively resorts fringe the island, while further inland you’ll find authentic villages and towns to explore. Larnaca is where all the action happens thanks to its family friendly resort Protaras, with a pretty golden beach and promenade of restaurants and bars to enjoy. If you’re looking to let your hair down with friends, party-central Ayia Napa is abuzz with late-night bars and clubs – plus there’s a beautiful beach and old town to explore there, too.
Already been to Cyprus? You'll find plenty more inviting destinations to enjoy during April.
This beautiful Balearic Island has been a big hit with holidaymakers over the years – and its knockout beaches and fun-loving resorts are just a couple of reasons as to why. Book cheap holidays to Majorca and you'll be met by sweeping sandy bays surrounded by turquoise waters and lush pine forests, as well as some of the best watersports around. If you can drag yourself away from the beaches, explore the whitewashed fishing villages and buzzing towns further inland, or go on a day trip to the trendy capital of Palma. With highs of 23°C you’re sure to have plenty of fun in the sun!
Need a little inspiration? We've got plenty more beach destinations that are hot in May.
World-class stretches of golden sand backed by spectacular orange cliffs isn’t the only thing that makes the Algarve a dream holiday destination, its fantastic resorts, cobbled towns, gorgeous golf courses and fine al fresco restaurants play a huge part, too. Sitting on the sun-drenched south coast of Portugal, the Algarve region is a winning choice for families, friends and couples alike with bundles of attractions to keep all visitors entertained. Albufeira’s the most popular holiday spot with a gorgeous beach, buzzing nightlife scene and quaint cobbled old town brimming with cafes, market stalls and shops. Vilamoura is well worth a visit too for its glitzy marina backed by lively restaurants, bars and glamorous hotels. Browse our list of cheap holidays to Portugal and whisk the family away for a week-long stint in the sun.
The Algarve isn't the only beach holiday worth booking in June, we've got plenty more to choose from.
Holidays to Florida offer something truly magical, from the gorgeous beaches on the Gulf Coast to all of our favourite childhood characters. If you’re after an adventure, world-famous theme parks including Disney, Universal Studios, SeaWorld and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter should be your first stop where you can check out the rocking rollercoasters and attractions. Or if you prefer to go at a slower pace, spend hours strolling around city-sized malls or step off the beaten track and explore the Everglades National Park. For buzzing beaches and all-round entertainment, Ocean Drive in Miami is a hot spot full of neon-bright bars, classy restaurants, buzzing beach clubs and designer boutiques.
If Florida doesn't tickle your fancy, you'll find more fantastic deals on all your favourite destinations in July.
With a name that translates as ‘White Coast’, it’s easy to see why this Spanish gem is one of the best-loved beach destinations around. Aside from its Blue Flag beaches, Costa Blanca holidays are famous for lively resorts, thrilling attractions and buzzing neon nightlife – particularly in hot spot Benidorm! If you want to sample traditional Spain, Alicante’s port town offers olde wolde charm with fine old buildings and galleries, plus a glitzy marina with waterfront restaurants and bars to enjoy once the sun sets.
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Beautiful bar-backed beaches and electric blue seas rub shoulders with bustling bazaars, traditional baths and designer boutiques on Turkey holidays. Along the Turkish Riviera you’ll be met by a stunning 400-mile stretch of white-sand beaches while the Dalaman Coast is where you’ll find the famous Blue Lagoon. If you’re all beached out, Antalya’s old town is oozing with authentic charm with shops, tavernas and local bars to keep you occupied. Family holidays are heaps of fun here too, with fantastic attractions from whacky watersports and thrilling theme parks to pony treks and mountain biking!
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This gorgeous Greek island is the biggest of the bunch, which is just as well, as it packs in everything from postcard-perfect beaches and sleepy fishing villages to world-class ancient sites and party towns. The laid-back island is a great place to wind down and soak up the sun in toasty temperatures of 24°C, plus there’s plenty of resorts and attractions to keep you entertained during your Crete holidays if you want to stay active. Lounge on the luxurious beaches of Agios Nikolaos and Elounda, head to Heraklion for historical sites or pump up the party vibes in Hersonissos and Malia during your holidays to Greece?
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You can expect towering skyscrapers, sophisticated malls and spice-laden souks during your exciting city breaks to Dubai, but its gorgeous stretch of beach is certainly a bonus! This UAE gem is a great choice for couples holidays or a lively getaway with a group of friends, with endless entertainment on offer. The adventurous can go on a desert safari over the Saharan dunes or make a splash in exhilarating waterparks while those after a stylish stay can seek out the waterfront restaurants and bars in the glitzy marina. If you want to stay in style without spending big bucks, check out our hotel review on Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort for 5-star comfort.
We've got plenty more wonderful winter sun holidays in November, so you can soak up the rays without worrying about your wallet!
This fun-loving destination is crowned as the beach capital of the Canaries, with a total of 150 stretches to sink your toes into! Fuerteventura’s balmy year-round temperatures make it the perfect winter sun destination and its vibrant landscape made up of colourful towns, spectacular shopping and natural sights mean you’ll never be short for things to see and do. Once you’ve basked on the beach and tried your hand at some of the best watersports around (kite-surfing is a firm favourite here), spend some time sampling the traditional tapas bars in Corralejo or exploring the volcanic wonders dotted around the resort!
We've got a round-up of amazing deals on holiday destinations in December, so you can escape the wintry weather and bask in the sunshine instead - bliss!