With our good old British summer being so unreliable, you never really know if the sun will make an appearance in the month of August, or whether you’ll spend your time decked out in wellies and a raincoat praying for bright blue skies.
The good news is, warmer climates can be reached in just over two hours as most of Europe offers high temperatures and warm seas. If you prefer something a little further afield, the Caribbean is a great choice for a little slice of paradise and some super-hot weather.
Travelling towards the end of August for seven nights or more can result in some pretty good bargains! So if you’re flexible when you can travel in August, we’d recommend doing a search towards the end of the month.
If you’re now dreaming of long hot summer days basking in glorious sunshine, August is a great month to catch those rays. Here are our top destinations for August.
Majorca – 24°C
Menorca – 30°C
Ibiza – 26°C
Majorca, Menorca and Ibiza head up the Balearic Islands and with a flight time of around two and a half hours, these stunning Islands are a popular choice with holidaymakers looking for a shorter flight duration.
Families love the tranquil island of Menorca, packed with beautiful beaches and sheltered coves. Chilled out boat trips or a visit to one of Menorca’s two waterparks are a great way to cool off and when night falls, you can simply sit back and relax with your favourite cocktail.
If it’s unbeatable nightlife you’re after, choose the island in which it is famous. Ibiza has three main clubbing resorts, Ibiza Town in the capital, San Antonio on the west coast and Playa d’en Bossa on the east coast. All play host to some world-famous clubs including, Ushuaia, Es Paradis and Pacha.
Ibiza is also home to some quieter resorts that are great for families, such as Es Cana, Santa Eulalia and Portinatx, offering beautiful beach coves with safe shallow waters. The hippy markets here are one of Ibiza’s top attractions! – Get your fill of holiday souvenirs and buy from a selection of handmade local crafts, organic products and clothing.
Like Ibiza, Majorca is another Island of two sides. Located in the south-west, Magaluf and Palma Nova are well known for their lively party scene. The north coast is home to the popular family resort Alcudia – famed for its shallow waters, it’s a great choice for little ones who like a paddle. If you went a little further along the coast, you’ll find picturesque Puerto Pollensa. This is another resort with a long stretch of golden sands, plus a swanky marina – a top spot for evening strolls!
Bourgas region – – 29°C
Varna region – 29°C
If you’re looking for a cheap holiday offering great value for money, Bulgaria is a destination that offers you a wonderful break in the sun without breaking the bank. With a backdrop of mountain ranges, historic towns and endless stretches golden sands to sink your toes into, Bulgaria is a spectacular country just waiting for you to discover its hidden gems.
Sunny Beach is Bulgaria’s most popular resort known for its amazing beaches and exhilarating party scene. Just along the coast is the ancient town of Nessebar, which is made up of two parts. The old town is a UNESCO protected old town lined with cobbled streets, whereas the new town houses a collection of modern hotels.
So, whether you’re travelling as a family on a beach holiday, a couple looking for a chilled break or a group of friends looking to paint the town red, Bulgaria has a little bit of something for everyone.
Dubrovnik and Islands – 30°C
Dalmatian Coast and Islands – 31°C
Croatia is fast becoming one of the most popular holiday destinations in Europe and with so much to see and do, it’s easy to see why. Located on the Adriatic Sea, holidays to Croatia are so varied! One day you’ll be wandering around taking in the carefully preserved architecture of medieval Dubrovnik and Hvar, and the next day you can find yourself snorkelling in one of many beautiful bays throughout this spectacular destination.
Antalya region – 35°C
Dalaman region – 35 °C
Bodrum region – 35°C
Fancy a bit of Turkish delight? A cheap holiday to Turkey is more popular than ever thanks to its warm weather, great prices and amazing hospitality. The Antalya region, known as the Turkish Riviera has a great mix of old resorts, whereas the Dalaman and Bodrum regions are more modern and house the bustling resorts of Marmaris and Bodrum. If you love a beach-based holiday, Olu Deniz is the place to go, here you’ll find the world-famous the Blue Lagoon beach – a sight not to be missed!
Jamaica – 29°C
Dominican Republic – 29°
Barbados – 31°C
If you prefer to travel further afield, a bit of Caribbean sunshine is always welcome no matter what time of the year. A holiday to Jamaica always guarantees you a warm welcome, sun, sea and of course a rum cocktail or two. – We’ll be racing you to the bar for these!
The Dominican Republic is probably one of the Caribbean’s most affordable destinations, but as well as good budget hotels you’ll also find a great mix of luxury hotels for that special occasion.
Located in the eastern part of the Caribbean is Barbados. Known to be extremely popular with celebs, it’s year-round warm weather, stunning white sandy beaches and beautiful coral reefs will keep you coming back time and time again. You can find last minute holidays to Barbados here.
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