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Beach holidays

Beach holidays

If part of your daily routine sees you slipping into a daydream of sparkling blue waters, soft white sands and the comforting warmth of bright sunshine, perhaps it is time to break away from your home life and embark on much deserved beach holidays? Whether you’re looking for beautiful Mediterranean beaches or dazzling exotic white sands, you’re in the right place to treat yourself for your summer holidays 2015, with a fantastic range of deals jetting you off to some of the world’s most desirable coastlines. If you’re heading out on family beach holidays, capitalise on some wonderful all inclusive beach holiday deals that will facilitate the entire family, while couples will find a haven in the romantic vibes encountered across a variety of wonderful European beaches.

Outstanding beauty

5* Corfu

30 September from Manchester
7 nights
from
£348 per personpp was £387
Peace and quietKavos
16 August 15 from Manchester

7 Nights
Self Catering

Flight + Hotel from
£359 per personpp was £399
Find picturesque covesMijas Costa
22 September 15 from Edinburgh

7 Nights
All Inclusive

Flight + Hotel from
£435 per person
Nestle down by the coastPalmanova
15 August 15 from London Stansted

7 Nights
All Inclusive

Flight + Hotel from
£805 per personpp was £1006
Fuerteventura

2* Fuerteventura

10 September from Liverpool John Lennon
7 nights
from
£306 per personpp was £510
Costa Del Sol

4* Costa Del Sol

26 August from Edinburgh
7 nights
from
£449 per personpp was £499
Majorca

3* Majorca

08 September from Edinburgh
7 nights
from
£453 per person
Caribbean

3* Barbados

05 October from Manchester
14 nights
from
£896 per personpp was £996
Turkey

5* Turkey Bodrum Area

31 July from London Gatwick
7 nights
from
£1148 per personpp was £1276
Lanzarote

4* Lanzarote

31 October from Leeds Bradford
7 nights
from
£363 per personpp was £403
Crete

4* Crete

25 August from Belfast Intl
7 nights
from
£793 per person
Rhodes

3* Rhodes

24 September from London Heathrow
7 nights
from
£283 per personpp was £333
Gran Canaria

3* Gran Canaria

06 August from Birmingham Intl
7 nights
from
£720 per personpp was £847

All Inclusive Beach Indulgence

One of the best ways to maximise your enjoyment and experience during your beach breaks is to embark on all inclusive holidays to the sand, sun and sea. Leave the wallet back in the bleak old UK and make the most of all of the complimentary perks which come with booking all inclusive. The Canary Islands are a fantastic place to head out on all inclusive holidays, with some wonderful resorts found across the islands of Tenerife, Gran Canaria and Lanzarote, ensuring you get the most out of your unrivalled beach setting, offering a variety of water sports opportunities, boat tours and beach activities to those staying by the shore.

Spain is a consistent hit with the all inclusive crowd, searching out luxurious and comfortable hotels that serve up authentic Spanish cuisine, wonderful refreshments and an endless stream of entertainment, particularly by the sea. Spend your beach holidays in the Costa del Sol or across one of many Majorca beaches, guaranteed to keep the entire family entertained, whether from the comfort of a relaxing sun lounger or from the thrill of a snorkelling adventure. You can enjoy all of these perks across many other beaches of the world, from the extravagant offerings of USA Beach Holidays to the paradisiacal indulgence found across the beaches of the Caribbean.

Beaches and Culture

If you’re one for splitting your time between the beach and cultural exploration, you may want to consider this when planning your beach breaks. Among the finest destinations to descend upon to strike this balance are Greece and Turkey, both shrouded in curious and breath-taking ancient themes and equally alluring beaches. You can spend the morning snorkelling and swimming in the pristine waters of Olu Deniz in the Turkey Dalaman area, before using the afternoon to explore the incredible Lycian tombs around Fethiye. Greece is perhaps at the forefront of this holidaying ethos, boasting ancient archaeological sites sitting just a stone’s throw from the seafront.

Head to the islands of Rhodes or Crete to top up your tan and your knowledge of Greece’s ancient history, spanning a breath-taking array of beautiful beach resorts, anchored by the presence of ancient, medieval and Minoan remains and archaeological sites, ensuring you can hop from sunbed to guidebook in the blink of an eye during your beach holidays. The Island of Santorini also encompasses this notion, famed for its remarkable cliff-perching architectural layouts, towering above glistening bays and deserted strips of sand.

Action and Adventure

For many, beach breaks give an opportunity for rejuvenation and relaxation, a time to enter hours of slumber in the sunshine, sip cocktails with the sand between your toes or plough through a good book or two as you listen to the sounds of the waves. However, for others, specifically those unable to sit still on the sand, the idea of an escape to an idyllic beach provokes opportunities of action and adventure. There are some superb beach resorts dotted around the world that allow for unprecedented water sports opportunities and tuition. North Africa is among the most alluring, home to some of the best diving conditions on the planet, in addition to being a haven for snorkelling and sailing. Egypt is home to the frontrunners, including the paradisiacal hub that is Sharm el Sheikh, and the slightly more sedate, though no less rewarding location of Hurghada.

Heading elsewhere, Morocco provides another great escape to those seeking out thrills and spills during their beach holidays. Essaouira is popular with surfing enthusiasts, from kite surfing to windsurfing, something reflected further on the sports-mad island of Fuerteventura. You can also get on the board with a visit to the stunning coastline of the Algarve, also renowned for its dramatic rock formations that adorn the coast, something perhaps best viewed up close from the confines of a sea kayak.