WHERE TO GO FOR SUNSHINE HOLIDAYS 2017
We've rounded up our hottest and top tan-tastic destinations to help you decide where to go for sunshine holidays in 2017. Serving up the perfect blend of laid-back and lively, these dreamy holidays are a sure bet for fun-loving families, couples holidays and great getaways with friends!
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PUNTA CANA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
This lively resort on the Dominican Republic’s eastern edge is abuzz with activity, with world-class beaches, colourful towns, castaway islands and upbeat resorts to explore. The region has earned its title (quite rightly) as the Coconut Coast, thanks to a whopping 50-mile stretch of sand backed by pretty swaying palms, so there's plenty of space to lay your beach towel down here! Uncover the unspoilt tropical islands of Isla Saona and Catalina Island, step off the beaten track on a 4x4 safari to the El Limon waterfalls, or take a break from the coast and head into historical cities instead during your Punta Cana holidays. Or check out our top 8 islands in the Caribbean and find the perfect one for you!
This beautiful Balearic Island is brimming with super-sized beaches, popular resorts and traditional towns making it a perfect choice for fun-loving family holidays. Spend a day sunbathing and swimming in its sweeping coves or discover what the bustling capital has to offer in Palma. Whether you fancy lively Magaluf, the nightlife of Palma Nova, the picturesque beauty of Soller or to chill out near Cala D'Or, Majorca is a hotspot anytime of year. For family trips check out the top family resorts in Majorca.
With miles of golden beaches, beautiful hotels and a plethora of theme parks, waterparks, watersports and buzzing bars and restaurants, the Algarve is one of the most popular holiday destinations and it's under a three hour flight away! Find out the top 8 things to do in the Algarve with our handy guide. It's stunning, sunny climate from March to late October means holidaymakers can escape grey skies anytime. Choose from the lively resorts of Vilamoura, Albufeira and Faro or head to chilled out Lagos and Praia de Rocha and you could be topping up your tan on the Algarve's sunkissed beaches in no time.
COSTA BRAVA, SPAIN
Costa Brava’s lively resorts, supersized beaches and traditional towns have made it a hot spot for sunny holidays in Spain, and with Barcelona on the doorstep you get a perfect blend of beach and city! There are hundreds of unspoilt coves and picturesque bays to discover along Costa Brava, but if you want to be in on the action Tossa de Mar’s two blissful Blue Flag beaches and Lloret de Mar’s five sand and shingle stretches serve up watersports, restaurants and bars, while nearby Calella de la Costa’s sand merge into lively neon-lit clubs! For a change of pace, take a day trip to Girona for it’s candy-coloured buildings and pretty river.
Thanks to its balmy year-round temperatures, gorgeous golden beaches and lively towns, Tenerife holidays are fantastic whether you want to visit in the summer or winter months. Popular Playa de Las Americas is abuzz with activity both on and off the beach or take time to explore this Canary Island's vibrant, volcanic landscape in Mount Teide National Park.
A holiday in the Seychelles (a tiny Indian Ocean archipelago) is all about unwinding. Most visitors head straight for the unspoilt beaches and there are plenty to choose from here. Try the pillow-soft sand and frisky sea of Anse Lazio in the far north of Praslin, or the deserted stretches of fairy tale coast in Digue.