Sun chasing has become a familiar part of life for British families in recent decades, as some incredible holiday destinations came to be just a cheap, easy and fleeting plane journey away. It’s true that there are usually a few days of sunshine to be had back in the UK during the summer but weeks on the British coast can often end up being wet and blustery affairs and so millions of us pack our bags each year and set off south for some guaranteed rays.
Places like Majorca and the rest of the Balearics are among the first to come to mind when British holidaymakers first consider their beach holiday options, and with good reason. The temperatures on these much-loved Spanish islands are gloriously high during the summer but there is usually a gentle breeze coming in off the Med to cool you down. The nightlife at resorts across the islands are world renowned for various reasons and some more than others but they are classic holiday locations because they are among the best.
Outside Europe, there are a growing number of countries whose tourist industries have expanded greatly in recently decades, and become ever more accommodating of foreign holidaymakers. Countries like Turkey and Egypt benefit in this context from having reliably high temperatures and relatively quiet, but sensationally attractive beaches around their coastlines. In many cases it will be the sunshine that attracts visitors to these two countries as well as to others in the same region, but the vibrancy of their cities, the quality of their cuisine and the depth of their history all add layers of positivity that keep holidaymakers coming back.
And the good news for British families, couples, and groups of friends looking for holidays in the sun is that there are great deals available at low prices. So anyone can be sipping sangria in the shade or paddling their feet in turquoise seas for a just a few hundred pounds for a week in many cases. There are all-inclusive options available as well to help families keep a lid on their spending while making sure they can enjoy their sun-kissed getaways in style.
So if you’re looking for sun holidays then there are no shortage of destinations or enticing deals and the biggest challenge you’ll face could well be narrowing down the list of places that pique your interest and get you dreaming of soaking up some sun.