The final results are as follows:
- Team Purple 33 entries
- Team Blue 24 entries
- Team Green 16 entries
- Team Red 6 entries
- Team Silver 2 entries
- Team Orange 1 entry
- Team Yellow 1 entry
One of the top mentioned destinations from all the entries in the Blogger Relay was New York – the sightseeing, the museums and the food and drink, all contributing to why this city is a firm favourite. Climb (or get the lift) to the top of the Empire State Building for the best views of the city, day or night and don’t miss Chinatown for a great value meal out.
Greece popped up more than a few times, its stunning beaches and historical cities create the perfect balance for a family holiday. Whether you opt for a holiday on the mainland or an escape to one of the islands the whole family will love Greece. There are ancient ruins to explore, beautiful beaches and every kind of water sport you can imagine. For nightlife, head to Zante or Faliraki for all-night parties and Corfu Town for amazing restaurants.
Egypt has year-round sunshine, amazing diving and luxurious hotels to choose from. The range of activities on offer, including sand buggies and scuba diving, make it the perfect choice for a group holiday with your friends. For winter sun on the beach try Hurghada, one of the best beaches in Egypt. For one of the best ways of seeing the many sights, try one of our all-inclusive Nile cruises.
Thailand is the stand-out choice for travellers according to the entries to our Blogger Relay competition. You will love the dazzling white beaches, the full-moon parties and the stunning scenery of the islands. For relaxation, Phuket will leave you dreaming of the beautiful surroundings, or for something a bit more active Krabi boasts water sports and some of the best rock climbing you will ever find.
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Turkey boasts a luscious coastline – you can choose from the bustling beaches of Marmaris or the blissful white sands of Olu Deniz or Dalaman, where you might even be able to see loggerhead turtles! Head inland for the renowned Hisaronu market to pick up some souvenirs or take a boat trip across to the Greek island of Kos and take a peek at the underwater world through the glass-bottomed boats.
The Canary Islands are a favourite for families because of the short flight time from the UK and the year-round sunshine. Tenerife has some of the best water parks in Europe, whilst Lanzarote and the largest of the Canaries, Gran Canaria both offer amazing beaches. For the best nightlife, head to Playa de las Americas in Tenerife or Puerto del Carmen in Lanzarote. For something a bit more peaceful, explore the paradise island of La Gomera.
If you are planning a holiday away with friends then the Balearic Islands are always a popular choice for sun, sea and sand - Majorca in particular really has the whole package. It has a rich history and culture, golden beaches and lively nightlife. Magaluf is home to some of the biggest clubs in Europe including BCM, the biggest! During the day there are water sports and water parks to cool off in the summer sun.
Jamaica, with its African influenced culture, dramatic waterfalls and vibrant cities is a tropical paradise that is also famous for its beaches. Head to Kingston for the colonial style architecture and traditional restaurants and bars, where the rum is not to be missed. Montego Bay offers natural mineral springs that you can swim in and the sun shines all year round, making Jamaica a must-visit for any aspiring traveller.
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Couples looking for a special all-inclusive holiday should consider a visit to Ibiza. Whether you’re looking to enjoy the famous nightlife or not, Ibiza’s stunning sunsets, elegant restaurants and historic towns are the perfect backdrop for a romantic holiday together. Stay in Playa d’en Bossa or San Antonio Bay to avoid the hedonistic party animals but still enjoy the friendly nightlife atmosphere.
The Blue Sea Hotels chain has branches on the Canary Islands. The Blue Sea hotels and resorts offer fantastic value on all-inclusive holidays for families with swimming pools, restaurants and children’s entertainment, all close to the beach. Choose between:
Tenerife’s Hotel Blue Sea Interpalace or Hotel Blue Sea Puerto Resort & Spa.
Lanzarote’s Blue Sea Costa Teguise Beach.
Fuerteventura’s Blue Sea Caleta Garden or Blue Sea Dunas Caleta Club.
Malta is also a great choice for all-inclusive family holidays. With clear blue seas, Blue Flag beaches, sunshine, water parks and theme parks, the towns of Bugibba, Mellieha Bay and Qawra are great for families.
With stunning beaches and bars and clubs to suit everyone, Benidorm offers a fantastic Spanish holiday for lively groups. With roof-top pools and spa centres, an all-inclusive hotel in Benidorm is all about relaxing in the day and exploring the vibrant resort at night.
The resort of Albufeira in Portugal is another top choice for an all-inclusive group holiday. Save money for the bars and boat parties with an all-inclusive holiday. Relax by the pool in the day or explore the golden beach, before heading to Albufeira lively nightlife strip.
Enjoy the paradise beaches and tropical weather of far-flung destinations like the Caribbean and Mexico on an all-inclusive holiday. Don’t worry about a thing, knowing all drinks and food are taken care of, and just relax by the pool, snorkel in the sea and work on your tan. We have great offers on all-inclusive hotels in long-haul destinations; where will your next holiday be?
Rome offers couples a romantic city with a difference; soak up the sun whilst exploring the epic Colosseum, beautiful Sistine Chapel and plenty of galleries and museums.
Paris is the epitome of a romantic break – view the city from the top of the Eiffel Tower, explore the Louvre museum at night and dine at candlelit bistros.
Valletta is perfect for an alternative city break by the sea. The capital of Malta offers ancient buildings to explore and romantic courtyard restaurants all next to the stunning Mediterranean Sea.
Barcelona is great for a short city holiday with kids; explore Parc Guell and its famous zoo, play all day on the golden beach and have a day at the Tibidabo Amusement Park.
Amsterdam is so much fun for kids, with its miles of canals and boat rides, the Artis Zoo and the Muiderslot Castle, where kids in medieval fancy dress can get in for free!
Tallinn is a winter wonderland for families. Experience an unforgettable Christmas break in this snowy Estonian town, with a famous Christmas market and the chance to post your letter to Santa at the Reindeer Express post office.
Prague is famous for its nightlife and culture and is a top choice for groups looking to party and night and explore in the day. With 800 pubs, nightclubs and Europe’s biggest castle complex, Prague ticks all the boxes.
Krakow has lots of bars and clubs to discover on a group city break. Relax in a traditional cellar bar in Old Town or explore the rest of the city for trendy establishments.
Sofia in Bulgaria is popular with groups looking for a fun nightlife holiday with a pint setting you back about £1.10 and a great nightlife area on the Vitosha Boulevard.