Heads up, deal seekers – we’re well and truly into off-peak season, which means holiday deals are a given. The Spanish coast, the vast Cape Verde islands and scenic Portugal are all sitting pretty. Pretty affordable, we mean! And you can rest assured that, winter or not, these sunny destinations don’t care what month it is – summer is present all year round.
Nerja Club Hotel, Costa Del Sol, Spain
This sunny, hillside resort comes with all the bells and whistles of a Spanish holiday. With a chic pool area, tapas at lunchtime and a solarium, you’re in for a real treat. But it’s the entertainment scene that really steals the show. Here, live music, flamenco dancers and happy hour are a regular thing.
And then there’s the beach. Found only a 15-minute walk downhill from the resort, the sandy Burriana Beach flies a coveted Blue Flag. Once you’ve reached the shores, the shops and restaurants in Nerja’s city centre are only five minutes further.
Nerja Club Hotel
Nerja, Costa Del Sol, Spain
Grand Memories Varadero, Varadero, Cuba
The pool at this 4* hotel set the tone for holidays in Cuba – it’s big, it’s bold and it’s beautiful. And if you’re travelling without your little ones, you’ll qualify for a room in the hotel’s adults-only section, where you can take advantage of an exclusive adults-only pool. Each room has a balcony or terrace, maximising your time to soak up the sun.
The draws don’t stop there. The Grand Memories Varadero is also home to seven restaurants, a nightclub and a ritzy cigar lounge. Plus, it’s right on the beach. As for the rest of Varadero, the town is only a short bus ride away.
Grand Memories Varadero
Varadero, Caribbean, Cuba
Clubhotel Riu Karamboa, Boa Vista, Cape Verde
Hotels in Cape Verde are in a league of their own as far as luxury goes, and the 5* Clubhotel Riu Karamboa is no exception. From afar it looks a little like a sand castle that’s been waterlogged by an array of pools, but as you get a little closer grand buildings and colourful ponds will come into view. And the hotel’s location is just as impressive – situated along the white sand beach of Praia de Salines, you’ve found a secret oasis.
In Cape Verde, you won’t even need to leave your hotel. Clubhotel Riu Karamboa comes equipped with everything you’ll require during your stay including a buffet restaurant, three specialty spots dishing up Cape Verdian, Asian and African cuisine, a wellness centre, watersports, a nightclub and a karaoke bar.
Clubhotel Riu Karamboa
Boa Vista, Cape Verde Islands, Cape Verde
Riu Palace Pacifico, Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico
On arrival at the Riu Palace Pacifico, it wouldn’t be outlandish to assume you’ve reached a palace with its majestic-style exterior. Here, junior suites are the norm, plus there’s gourmet dining and upgraded accommodation, some even featuring in-room hot tubs.
The pool scene isn’t bad either! With elegant interiors and swim-up bars, it’s the ultimate spot for relaxing. The hotel also features a wide array of watersports and a scuba school as well as a nightclub and three bars if you want to make the most of your evenings. What’s more, the hotel is located right on Playa de Flamingos beach, so you’ll have plenty of sunbathing options.
Riu Palace Pacifico
Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico
Clube Praia Da Oura Apartments, Algarve, Portugal
Simple and chic, the Clube Praia Da Oura Apartments are a great option when it comes to Self Catering holidays. The apartments are stacked on top of one another and overlook the central pool scene, not to mention the sea.
Kids are well looked after here, with a separate children’s pool and great entertainment scene. While adults can find solace at the bar. There’s also the option to go Half Board if you want to take advantage of the apartments’ buffet restaurant and a la carte spot, or you can always venture out for some authentic Portuguese seafood. The Algarve is the pearl in Portugal’s crown as far as holiday destinations go, equipped with swoon-worthy beaches, reddish cliffsides and century-old architecture, you won’t be left disappointed.
Clube Praia Da Oura Apartments
Praia Da Oura, Algarve, Portugal
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