Summer’s here and while you may be looking forward to an upcoming holiday, it’s a good idea to start thinking about, and plan your October half-term break now – the earlier you book, the more choice you will have of hotels and, you can potentially save more money. We’ve got the destinations ready – here’s our October half-term guide!
Based off the east coast of Spain, Ibiza is just a short distance from the UK in fact the flight time is only around 2.5 hours and can be an extremely affordable destination at this time of the year.
October in Ibiza enjoys an average temperature of 21°C, although the evenings can be a little cooler. Long regarded as a party island, Ibiza actually offers much more, with family resorts dotted all over this “white isle”.
Holiday Village Ibiza
Port Des Torrent, Ibiza, Balearic Islands, Spain
Costa del Sol
Another popular destination with only a short flight time from the UK is Costa del Sol. Located in the region of Andalusia, Spain, Costa del Sol is the closest Costa to Africa and serves up an average temperature of 19°C in the month of October. Although typically not as warm as the Canary Islands, it’s a great choice if you’re looking for an affordable break in the sun.
Holiday Village Costa Del Sol
Benalmadena, Costa Del Sol, Mainland Spain, Spain
With average temperatures of around 23°C in October, Gran Canaria is a great choice if you’re looking for some warmer weather. There is so much to discover, including beautiful beaches and quaint villages. If you like to get active and pump some adrenaline, a visit to a waterpark, is a must for your to-do list.
Paradise Taurito Valle
Playa Taurito, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain
Although Aruba is located in the Caribbean, it sits away from the hurricane belt, so you can be confident of an uninterrupted break. Even better, it’s hot all year around, with October enjoying average temperatures of a whopping 29°C.
Known as ‘the happy island’, it is the sunniest of all Caribbean Islands, too! Although the official language is Dutch, you’ll get by fine with English. And remember to sing that classic Beach Boys song Kokomo (it namechecks the island) as you look for the best deals.
Druif Beach, Caribbean, Aruba