5 destinations to beat the autumn showers

There is no sinking feeling quite like opening your curtains to see grey skies and pouring rain. The first signs of autumn are here and they don’t look good.

When faced with those freezing cold morning and gloomy, damp evenings there is one way you can properly warm up – planning your next holiday! Our range of package breaks mean you can have the trip of a lifetime or a cheeky couple of days exploring your new favourite city.

To get you in the mood, we’ve picked out some of the hottest destinations you need to check out in late-2019 and 2020.

Marrakech

Experience one of the world’s most unique cities with a holiday to Marrakech. Known as the ‘Red City’ it is a breathless place constantly abuzz with life and colour. Feel the rush of haggling in the famous Jemaa el-Fnaa marketplace, marvel at the iconic landmarks of Koutobia Mosque and take a break with a traditional tea or coffee.

Morocco is an emerging holiday destination thanks to places like Marrakech where you can’t but help immerse yourself in a special culture. And when you want to take a break from being at the centre of the universe, the city is awash with excellent, luxury hotels.

When to go: March-June

Our star hotel pick – Labranda Targa Club Aqua Parc 4*

Jamaica

If you were to paint a picture of paradise in your mind, there is a pretty good chance it would look like. Imagine white sand beaches and vivid turquoise ocean water and you have the serenity of Ocho Rios. Pour your daiquiri in a coconut, climb into your hammock and start living your very best life in the unspoilt oasis.

Ocho Rios is one of the country’s beloved holiday destinations is home to dramatic scenery such as the Dunn River Falls, not to mention a vibrant town of bars, restaurants and markets. A holiday here is one you’ll never forget.

When to go: October-January

Our star hotel pick – Moon Palace Jamaica 5*

Paphos

If it’s good enough for Greek gods and goddesses, it’s good enough for your next holiday. A mix of natural beauty and historical landmarks, Paphos makes for a fascinating destination. Bask in the year-round sunshine on one of its pristine beaches and visits iconic sights such as the Temple of Aphrodite.

Walk the cobbled streets of the old town and stop by one of the quaint tavernas to sample some of the best Mediterranean food in Cyprus. Looking for something to top everything off, check out the incredible sunsets – you’ll thank us later.

When to go: All year round!

Our star hotel pick – Avlida Hotel 4*

Crete

Speaking of mystical places, the Greek island of Crete is a scenic escape with a thousand stories. Walk in the footsteps of the famous half-man, half-goat Minotaur as you tour the incredible coastline. Step on to the unique pink sands of Elafonisi beach or venture up to Samaria Gorge to drink in the panoramic views.

When you want to let your hair down, you can head to the island’s party capital of Malia or, if you’re looking something a little more refined, stop by one of the many vineyards that populate its rolling countryside.

When to go: March-May

Our star hotel pick – Yiannis Manos Hotel 3*

Tenerife

We can’t lie, we absolutely love Tenerife. Where else in the world could you wake up and see a volcano? Okay, well maybe Lanzarote and Naples and some other places but where could you wake up and see a volcano AND then visit one of Europe’s best water parks? Yes, Tenerife has won this round.

A perfect destination for families and couples, there is so much to see and do in the largest of the Canary Islands. Enjoy the vibrant coastal towns of Costa Adeje and Playa de las Americas, catch the carnival in Santa Cruz or kick back in one of the excellent hotels across the island. Tenerife just always delivers.   

When to go: May-August

Our star hotel pick – Labranda Isla Bonita 4*

Escape the miserable weather and start planning your dream holiday. We have a huge range of packages available for late-2019 and 2020. Our super low deposits start from just £49pp and you can spread the cost with our flexible payment plans. Start your search at www.sunmaster.co.uk.