Top five perfect spots for your summer escape

26 July 2016


Spain is a fantastic family hotspot full of vibrant culture, amazing food and epic landscapes. Music and positivity ripple through this country and make it perfect for your summer break. Tenerife is one of the top spots within Spain where tourists can relax, unwind and enjoy their well earnt break. Bahia Del Duque is just one of the luxury resorts in Tenerife which boasts direct beach access, first class service and a fantastic range of added extras! Marbella is also one of the most popular areas here, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and mountains the sophisticated Meliá Marbella Banús 4* hotel is always a winner. Enjoy fiestas and Flamenco by truly embracing all that is the remarkable Spanish culture.



Greece is a land of culture, history and remarkable beauty. Explore spectacular golden beaches and sun-soaked islands. Dine at cosy tavernas and discover UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It’s a land suitably fit for the gods. One of the true joys of a Greek holiday – as over 13 million tourists a year know full well – is that there’s an island for every kind of escape. If you’re searching for a blissful slice of paradise, you’ll be well served by Kefalonia or Halkidiki on the mainland. Head to Kos or Zante for nightlife, or Crete to explore thousands of years of history. One Greek gem is Marbella Corfu which has stunning Mediterranean architecture, a private beach, luxurious and spacious accommodation paired with beautiful views. If you are looking for balconies with sea views, elegant restaurants, a private beach and spa with 5* luxury then head to Daios Cove in Crete.



Portugal has been a firm fixture on the European holiday scene for generations, with that hallowed trinity of great beaches, great scenery and great food. If that’s not all, the island of Madeira is a botanical paradise a thousand kilometres into the Atlantic! Millions flock to the Portuguese coastline each and every year to enjoy one of the most diverse coastlines Europe has to offer. You’ll find sleepy fishing villages and majestic cliff-faces, sand-swept coves and lush Championship golf courses – Portugal has an endearing love affair with the Atlantic, and why wouldn’t it? The Algarve in particular has magnetic appeal, with Faro, Albufeira and Lagos basking in year-round sunshine. While mainland Portugal is stunning from virtually every angle, the Portuguese islands offer another dimension. Madeira is a jewel of the Atlantic, its abundant gardens coating the island in a kaleidoscope of colour. One of the perfect locations in Portugal is Pine Cliffs Hotel which is a splendid cliff top retreat with seven pools to choose from, a fantastic kid’s area and stunning cuisine. Surrounded by lush gardens in luxury Moorish-style the Vila Vita Parc Resort and Spa is a great choice in this area.


Valletta, the capital city of Malta, has grown into a position among the most popular of European cities, leaving behind its reputation as a delightful day trip for Malta’s beachgoers and emerging as a fantastic destination in its own right. Valletta is the European Capital of Culture for 2018 – and the city is already celebrating! Soaked in sunshine and with glittering views over the azure Mediterranean, Malta enjoys a privileged backdrop which plays no small part in creating its famously laidback ambience. Valletta shows that a city doesn’t have to bustle along at a mile a minute. And less than a square kilometre in size, it makes for a wonderful leisurely city break if you love plenty to see and do but also the peace to hear yourself think. The Corinthia Hotel showcases palatial luxury, stylish rooms with great technology all with 7 restaurants and 5 pools! Or if you fancy chic 5* luxury within a close distance to Malta airport then the Hilton offers amazing dining experiences and beautiful accommodation.


If you dream of Mediterranean holidays with stunning azure waters by the side of ancient walled villages, then Croatia is the place for you. There is a rich cultural history here unlike anywhere else in the world, this is reflected in its beautiful and diverse architecture. Roman columns, Viennese mansions mixed with a vibrant buzz of tourism. The natural beauty here is breath-taking, it’s perfect in the summer time for exploration, outdoor activities and water sports. Hvar is a picturesque city on the island of Hvar, part of the Split-Dalmatia County, Croatia. Here you can find upscale, contemporary resorts like the Amfora. Only a short walk from the ferry terminal and some stunning architectural hotspots this hotel has all the luxury and service you need whilst also being convenient. Adriana also offers convenience and accessibility around the area with contemporary styled rooms, whirlpool tubs and a fantastic spa facility so you can completely unwind.



To find out more about these fantastic summer picks please contact your local Travel Counsellor. They will be able to tailor make your holiday to suit your exact requirements and throw in some extra special touches!

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