It’s a spooky time of year, and autumn’s wind has begun to carry the bite of winter our way. The witching hour is close at hand, as shop windows garland the cobwebs and paper pumpkins out for us all to see.
We wouldn’t blame you for wanting to make an escape to sunnier shores, so forget the grey skies of home and sunbathe in the Canaries, explore the mysteries of Mexico or have a crisp beer on the beaches of Spain. This week definitely holds a deal that’s right for you.
Constantinou Bros Hotel Athena Beach, Cyprus
The temperatures at home are becoming positively ghoulish. The beautiful thing about Cyprus is that, even when our sunny skies submit to spooky murk, the temperatures there are always a steady high. Flying from Newcastle to this Half Board resort in inviting Paphos gives you the ideal excuse to lounge by the pool and watch the world go by.
Feeling more active? You’re right by the beach, so head out for a swim or to take part in some watersports. The city centre’s yours too, with restaurants and bars open morning, noon and night – all the treats with none of the tricks.
Constantinou Bros Hotel Athena Beach
Paphos, Paphos Region, Cyprus
Riu Monica, Costa del Sol, Spain
Plush rooms and poolside days define this adults-only retreat, with good access to the beach and a wide selection of places to eat and drink. Refresh your spirits with some tipples and spirits here, free from the ghastly grasp of the other sorts of spirits back home.
Nerja, Costa Del Sol, Spain
Riu Tikida Garden Hotel, Marrakech, Morocco
The mysteries of Morocco are yours to enjoy at Riu Tikida Garden Hotel, which embraces the exotic as much as familiar flavours, sights and sounds. You’re just 10 minutes from the historic old town district of Marrakech, complete with its ghost stories and tales of forbidden crypts, while the hotel’s pool, restaurants and bars will keep you relaxed and satisfied during your stay.
It’s an All Inclusive deal, so everything is covered by the price, aside from those trips into the city. Make sure you check out the hotel’s themed nights for a splash of fun, away from the monsters and mayhem of home.
Riu Tikida Garden Hotel
Taurito Princess, Gran Canaria
The beautiful Canary Islands are a popular place for us to visit, particularly when it’s getting chilly in the UK, and this All Inclusive deal gives you the chance to make the most of that hot, sunny climate.
The hotel complex sits snug against the rugged cliffside, leading smoothly out to the beach – although with several pools and bars to make the most of, you may never want to leave the comfort of this All Inclusive destination. If you go exploring though, be careful – old abandoned places and ghost stories from the times of Don Quixote run under the sunny surface of The Canaries.
Playa Taurito, Gran Canaria, Spain
Riu Tequila, Mexico
Nestle into the sublime surroundings of the Playacar coast of Mexico, which offers a surefire way to beat the winter blues. In fact, the only blues you’ll find here are the sky, the pool and the sea, all of which is backed up by sumptuous meals and some tasty drinks.
Relaxing tropical countryside surroundings make strolls to the beach a joy, while the hotel complex itself is a generous All Inclusive package that will let you work, rest and play with style. It’s here that they celebrate the Day of the Dead, but don’t get spooked – it’s all fun and games here.
It’s a pretty fantastic mix of deals this week… so good it’s scary, in fact. Which destinations best speak to you? Have you any fond memories from previous jaunts out to these wonderful retreats from the cold back home? Perhaps you’ve had a brush with the occult and the unexplained in your travels? Let us know – we love sharing your stories.