• Charlotte Brenner

    Not sure where to head to on your 2019 summer holiday? Whether you’re looking for an affordable short-haul European break, or you’re hoping to jet off to a far-away tropical retreat, at TUI we have something to suit you.

    To help you decide where your next sunny getaway should be, we’ve put together a list of some of our top summer holiday destinations. There’s something here for families, couples and those hoping to truly get away from it all. So, read on to discover your next unbeatable summer holiday destination.

    Corfu

    There’s no better time to enjoy the breath-taking scenery of Corfu than during the hot summer months. From stunning hidden beaches to wild flowers and rolling olive groves; it’s a striking destination ideal for budding photographers. What’s great about this destination, is that it caters to both those seeking a chilled out, tranquil getaway, as well as those looking to party the night away.

    The north of island is where you’ll want to head to if you’re hoping to enjoy a peaceful, tranquil holiday. Head to the San Stefanos or Gouvia resorts and spend your days lazing on the secluded white sandy beaches, enjoying tasty delicacies in the family-run tavernas and explore the breath-taking nature trails on the island. The south of the island is where the party starts. Head to Kavos, known for its party atmosphere and check out the plentiful bars and restaurants.

    Ibiza

    It may be better known as the party island, but Ibiza has so much more to offer. There’s attractions and hotels to suit all holidaymakers, whether you’re looking to party all night or relax in peace and tranquility, Ibiza really does have it all.

    If you’re looking for a more low-key getaway, the north of Ibiza is where you’ll want to head to. Specifically, the small Portinatx village offers breath-taking hidden coves, stunning wellness retreats and family-friendly adventures. If you are travelling with the kids, we highly recommend a stay at the TUI Magic Life Cala Pada resort. Featuring a bohemian design, this resort has plenty to keep the kids entertained.

    Meanwhile, the south of the island is where you’ll want to be if you’re looking to enjoy its party reputation. In Playa d’en Bossa and San Antonio, you’ll discover plenty of budget-friendly options such as the Hotel Brisa, perfect as a base to enjoy its iconic club scene.

    Costa Dorada

    Tourists have been flocking to the Spanish Costas for years and it isn’t hard to see why. When it comes to the ultimate summer holiday experience, Costa Dorada is an especially popular choice. It caters to couples, families and those seeking a more cultural getaway. Enjoy a relaxing walk along the beautiful beach in Salou or head to the PortAventura theme park for an afternoon of thrills. You could even take a day-trip to nearby Barcelona to enjoy its famous cultural sights such as the Sagrada Familia.

    Throughout the summer, you’ll get to partake in all kinds of festivals and events. At the end of June, don’t miss the Feast of Saint Peter with its great open-air concerts and unmissable local parade. In July, there’s the Festa Major, with street performances, live music and dancing. Or, if you’re heading here in August, enjoy the Golden Night’s week-long event in Salou. This includes traditional folklore shows and plenty of entertainment, followed by fireworks in the evening.

    Paphos

    Cyprus has been a love nest for centuries, according to legend, the island is the birthplace of the Goddess of Love, Aphrodite. It’s thought the immortal temptress enjoyed secret forest rendezvous here with a string of ancient gods, like Ares and Adonis. Fast forward a bit, and the Roman general, Mark Antony, is said to have presented the island to Cleopatra as a token of his love and affection.

    Today this beautiful island still spells romance. With an 800-kilometre-long coastline, sandy beaches  & pine forests straight from a fairytale it’s easy to see why couples choose Cyprus as their wedding destination of choice. Nights are also made for outings à deux, with spots like Limassol specialising in lantern-lit tables, light jazz and sea views.

    Not sure where to stay? We recommend the TUI Sensatori Resort Atlantica Aphrodite Hills. This five-star hotel offers the perfect romantic break with a free shuttle bus to Zias Beach.

    So, there you have it – our top picks for your summer 2019 destination. Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway, a family-friendly location or a cultural holiday, there’s a destination to suit you. Book your 2019 summer getaway now to take advantage of the best prices and to guarantee getting your chosen dates. Due to their popularity, the destinations above do get booked up quickly!

     

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