Famous for its beautiful sandy beaches, excellent golf courses and its friendly ambience, the Algarve in southern Portugal is one of Britain’s most popular holiday destinations. The main resorts’ modern hotels and apartment blocks offer lots of activities and some excellent sports facilities.
With hot summers and mild winters, it is an ideal haven for couples and families all year-round. Car hire is a really good idea if you want to explore the region. The eastern coast offers idyllic deserted beaches and ancient towns with narrow cobbled streets and craft markets. Inland the green forested mountains and the old spa village at Monchique make for a relaxing day out.
Fly direct to Faro with Flybe. Flight days: Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. Flight time: 2 hours 25 minutes.
There really is something for everyone in Majorca – from families with young children to couples seeking quiet relaxation. The island is an ideal destination if you want to relax in beautiful, unspoiled countryside or
on pretty beaches.
Magaluf, Palma, Pollensa and Cala D’Or offer plenty of activities and entertainment along the coast with lots of beaches, restaurants, bars and nightlife. The mountains of the northwest are breath taking offering stunning views where the craggy cliffs fall sheer in the sea. Whatever aspect of Majorca you wish to explore, one thing’s for sure you’ll be made to feel right at home wherever you go.
Costa del Sol, Spain
This attractive part of Spain almost guarantees daylong year-round sunshine on the popular ‘sun coast’ of Andalucia. There is so much choice to suit every type of holiday maker - from high-energy resorts such as
Torremolinos to idyllic rural retreats like Neria.
Salobrena is a smallish coastal resort set amongst high cliffs and lush tropical plantations with a 10th century Moorish castle. Montejaque is a traditional rural village on the slopes of the Grazema National
Park. In complete contrast, there are the playgrounds of the rich and famous; stylish Marbella and nearby Puerto Banus with an elegant marina, wonderful restaurants and bars, lots of golf courses, excellent shopping and sophisticated nightlife.
Fly direct to Malaga with Flybe. Flight days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Flight time: 2 hours 30 minutes.
Costa Blanca, Spain
Costa Blanca or ‘White Coast’ is popular with both Spaniards and overseas visitors. And while everyone comes for the great weather, the lovely white sand beaches, the exceptional food and the very warm
welcome, everyone takes their holidays there differently.
You may choose fun, action-packed beach resorts like Benidorm, or opt for the tranquillity of staying in a luxury villa with private pool tucked away at the foot of the Montgo mountains – and yet still only 6km
from the lovely family beach resort of Denia. With a selection of villas, apartments and hotels there is a range of accommodation and resorts in the Costa Blanca to suit just about everyone.
Fly direct to Alicante with Flybe. Flight days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Flight time: 2 hours 15 minutes.