Summer Getaways: Near or Far?
When you’re planning your summer holiday, one of the most exciting parts of preparing to jet away to sunnier climes is deciding where to go. For some, the list of destinations is governed by budget – so far-flung adventures are often out of the question in favour of closer, more affordable beach locations. Others plan their lavish getaways well in advance and save in preparation for a trip to paradise – whether it’s for a honeymoon, a holiday of a lifetime or just for the chance to try somewhere new.
If you’re governed by finances and you need to find a summer holiday location that’s within European waters and as low-cost as possible, you’ve still got a wonderful choice of locations on offer. Take the Greek islands for instance. For families looking for somewhere with plenty of local entertainment, a good standard of accommodation and all the essentials such as a good beach and a great pool, holidays to Corfu tick all the right boxes. For those looking to really get away from it all, Kefalonia makes a fantastic escape with knock-out natural scenery and plenty of quiet secluded bays. Or if clubbing is high on the agenda, Faliraki in Rhodes or Kardamena in Kos will keep you dancing ’til the early hours.
Further afield, the list of possibilities is endless. You’ve got the magical Maldives, breathtaking Thailand and gorgeous Goa – a glittering gem on India’s west coast. In the Caribbean, Mexico’s Caribbean Coast serves up a fabulous array of bustling resorts such as Cancun and Riviera Maya, boasting picture-postcard beaches and superb day trips to explore the area’s mysterious Mayan heritage. Mexico all inclusive holidays are a popular choice and can help you to cut back if you’re watching the pennies, as all of your food, snacks and drinks are included in the cost of the hotel.
So rest assured that whatever you fancy – near, far or somewhere in-between – there’s a gorgeous beach and an unforgettable holiday with your name on it.