We think everyone is in agreement when we say that 2022 needs to be the best year yet! After so much turmoil and lots of restrictions, it’s about time we had plenty of things to look forward to. And we know that a holiday needs to be on your list!
Do you have a rough idea of when you’d like to go but not too sure which destination is good to visit? Well, we’ve consulted our customers, and have created a list of tried and tested destinations for the whole year! You’re welcome.
If you’re dying to get away after Christmas, and need some sun in your life, then the Canary Islands are a great choice to help you get your fix! Thanks to year-round sunshine and warm weather, you’re sure to be able to enjoy a nice beach holiday when it’s cold and dreary at home.
The Canaries are made up of seven islands – four of them being most popular for tourists, Tenerife, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura. You can enjoy temperatures of low to mid 20s, perfect for relaxing round the pool or taking a trip to the beach.
The Canary Islands are a fantastic destination for many travellers, thanks to the variety of activities and excursions available. There’s water parks for the adrenaline junkies, vineyards for the wine lovers and plenty of hiking opportunities for the adventurers. Not to mention miles and miles of stunning beaches to kick back and relax on.
February is a great time to visit Cape Verde, particularly for watersports enthusiasts, thanks to the warm temperatures and bath-like sea water. You can enjoy mid-20s sunny weather and the sea reaches temperatures of around 23°C.
The volcanic islands boast miles of soft sandy beaches and views out to the turquoise blue waters are second to none. The main two islands that attract visitors are Boa Vista and Sal, but you can always island hop while you’re there.
February is the month of love and for those wanting to take their other half away on a special break for Valentines Day, Cape Verde is a great choice. There’s an abundance of wildlife here so you can plan exciting excursions with your other half and experience something new together like swimming with lemon sharks or turtle watching.
As temperatures start to heat up, March is a great time to head over to Spain for a relaxing break or exciting, activity-filled holiday. Spain has been a much-loved holiday destination for Brits for many years, and visiting outside of peak summer season gives you the chance to explore the country away from the hustle and bustle.
Despite visiting in a cooler month of the year, Spain boasts 300 days of sunlight a year, so you can still enjoy warm and sunny weather while it’s a little chillier at home. Milder weather also makes for great exploring conditions, meaning you won’t get too hot when wandering the quaint streets of modern Barcelona or historic Granada.
Foodies will be in their element here, the Spanish LOVE to eat! Dinner is usually a relaxed, social activity here and tapas is a front-runner when it comes to favourite meals. Of course, everywhere you go will have plenty of the delicious and infamous dish, paella. Thanks to many Brits making the Costa del Sol and Costa Brava their home, you can also find plenty of home comforts in English themed bars and restaurants.
April is the last month you can enjoy the ‘dry season’ in Mexico, meaning there’s virtually no rain – thank goodness! You can expect average temperatures of around 27°C, so if you fancy a hot beach holiday but can’t wait until summer, then Mexico is the place for you!
Did you know that Mexico is home to the world’s second largest barrier reef? That’s right – so snorkelling lovers will be in their element here. Head to Puerto Morelas to experience this natural wonder. The reef stretches nearly 700 miles from the northern tip of the Yucatan Peninsula, down to the Honduran Bay Islands and is home to hundreds of species of marine life.
Of course, Mexico is known for its fiestas, and if lively nightlife is your vibe then Cancun is a perfect fit. There’s an abundance of nightclubs, bars and beach clubs – not to mention endless amounts of tequila!
Whether you’re looking for an alcohol-soaked party holiday or a chilled, all inclusive break, Cyprus has it all. Families with young’ens will also find plenty to do here thanks to family-oriented resorts and a handful of waterparks and theme parks throughout the country.
Ayia Napa is Cyprus’ party centre where you can enjoy everything from bar crawls to party boats to foam parties. When you’re not partying the night away, you can enjoy a delicious meal at popular restaurants including Hard Rock Cafe, or just head to a local kebab shop for a drunken delicacy.
Cyprus’ Paphos region boasts tonnes of Blue Flag awarded beaches, just waiting for you to throw down your towel and relax for the day. Many of the bays have shallow waters, making for perfect paddling conditions. Set back from the blissful beaches you can find thick forests and picturesque valleys, ideal for a spot of hiking, cycling or birdwatching.
Beautiful beaches, blazing sunshine and bustling markets – Turkey has it all. No matter how you choose to holiday, whether it be relaxing in the sunshine or exploring ancient ruins, you won’t be bored in Turkey.
If you’ve ever visited Turkey you will know the country prides itself on 5* accommodation and service. During your visit you can expect to be well looked after by hotel staff, restaurants and local shop vendors, making you feel like holiday royalty.
You can immerse yourself in the local culture by enjoying a Turkish bath, which will leave you feeling revived for the rest of your holiday. If you’re wanting to look for a holiday souvenir or gifts for your loved ones back home, the traditional markets, known as ‘bazaars’, are a must-visit.
The Balearic Islands are always a crowd pleaser, and this group of Spanish islands are so diverse! The three front runners are Ibiza, Majorca and Menorca, with Formentera being a quieter option for travellers.
Ibiza is a party-goers paradise, and in July you can find a jam-packed events schedule for all bars, beach clubs and nightclubs. Majorca also has a great reputation for party holidays, with Magaluf being the ‘sleep all day, party all’ night capital. Though nightlife on both of these islands is definitely an attraction for visitors, they both offer plenty of quieter spots and activities for those who would prefer a more relaxed break.
Menorca has a more chilled vibe to Majorca and Ibiza, and has some of the most stunning beaches in the Balearic Islands. You will be guaranteed warm, toasty temperatures here so you can soak up the rays while relaxing on a beautiful sandy beach.
For a warm summer holiday that suits all budgets, you won’t be disappointed by Greece. Both the mainland and the islands are packed with stunning scenery, rich history and exciting excursions for the whole family.
Of course, you can’t visit Greece without indulging in the country’s delicious cuisine – authentic gyros is a MUST! Make sure to visit plenty of local restaurants and street food vendors throughout your trip, you won’t be disappointed.
If you’re looking for a lively escape, Zante is the place to be. If you’re hoping for a scenic and luxurious break, opt for somewhere like Mykonos or Santorini. Crete and Corfu are fantastic family-friendly destinations, with plenty of resorts with child-focussed facilities and entertainment programmes.
As summer begins to draw to an end, Portugal’s temperatures are still in the mid to high 20s so if you’re after a spot of sunbathing, the heat will be just right! Portugal is well known for its golf courses, so these milder temperatures than peak summer make for the perfect playing conditions.
Paddling in the sea is a great activity in September too. This is because the water has had plenty of sunshine throughout the summer months and has heated up, so the sea feels lovely and warm.
Typically, September isn’t a busy month for people travelling with children as this is when the next school year starts. For those who are wanting a family-free break, then September is a great time to consider. Many of the bars, restaurants and shops will still be open, but there will be much fewer smaller visitors than in months like July and August.
October is a great month to visit Florida, as there’s likely to be less crowds when sightseeing. The weather is still beautifully sunny and warm, with the odd cooler and maybe showery day here and there.
As we all know, Halloween is a very popular holiday in America, so visiting Florida in October gives you the chance to see first hand the exciting festivities of the spooky season! As well as being able to take in the decorations throughout the state, Florida’s most loved attraction, Walt Disney World® Resort, also puts on special Halloween themed events.
Of course, pumpkins go hand and hand with Halloween, and throughout Florida you will find many pumpkin patches where you can pick your favourite to carve with your family. The fields of rows and rows of pumpkins also make for a great harvest themed Instagram backdrop!
November is one of the best times of year to visit Egypt as temperatures start to cool down a little from the scorching summer temperatures. Tourism wise, December and January tend to be Egypt’s busiest months, so you will avoid the peak season by travelling in November.
Hurghada is a great spot if you want to enjoy Egypt’s white-sand beaches as well as being able to soak up some of the country’s culture. For an activity packed holiday, Sharm El Sheikh is a great destination thanks to its exciting nightlife, plenty of shopping and beaches filled with watersports.
Egypt is a great choice if you’re wanting a warm winter getaway on a budget. You can expect fantastic levels of service and care whether you choose the most expensive hotel or the cheapest option, and by travelling when it’s not as busy, you can get great deals on excursions.
If islands and sunshine are more your vibe than snow and hot chocolates, then jetting off to the Caribbean in December is the only option! This collection of tropical islands each offer something a little different to one another but one thing they all have in common? Sun, sun, SUN.
Music, colour and good vibes are what you can expect in Jamaica – an island rich in history, with a flair for spicy cuisine. Barbados is another great spot for music lovers being the home country of R&B legend, Rihanna. Wherever you choose, you can expect your holiday to be soaked in rum!
White sand beaches and candy blue waters are a given in the Caribbean so make sure you head to the sands and seas to get involved in exciting water sports or get up close with some beautiful sea creatures.
Now is your chance to have the best year of your life! Head to our website and start planning your jam-packed year of travelling.