5 destinations to get you in the mood for a 2018 holiday

First it was Storm Eleanor and now Storm Georgina is battering the British Isles with that wonderful combination of wind and rain. The morning barrage means you get to spend the whole working day sat in soaking wet clothes, how brilliant.

It’s time to say goodbye to these gloomy days and start planning your 2018 holiday. There are white sand beaches to discover, there is a tan that needs to be topped, there are destinations to be explored and there are plenty of local delicacies that need to be sampled.

To brighten up these miserable mornings, we’ve got a host of destinations that will get you in the mood for a holiday. Check out what is set to be hot this year.

Hurghada, Egypt


It is set to be a bumper year for Hurghada as more and more holidaymakers are flocking back to the Egyptian resort. We have already seen three times the amount of bookings compared to the same period in 2017 and it is easy to see why.

Spend days soaking up the sun on a private beach, take your pick of 5-star hotels and discover this hugely vibrant town. When you’re not getting a golden tan, you’ll be exploring the old town of El Daha or enjoying the modern vibe of Sakalla and for those looking for new experiences; Hurghada is a renowned scuba diving hotspot.

Sunmaster recommends – Sunrise Holidays Resort 5*


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Marmaris, Turkey


Another destination that has had everyone talking is Marmaris. We have seen a surge in bookings since the turn of the year with holidaymakers taking advantage of the range of luxurious hotels in this exotic location.

This jewel of Turkey’s Turquoise Coast brings together the old and new. Step into the historic town and see the Ottoman castle and Grand Bazaar while in the evening, you can sample Marmaris’ relaxed nightlife. Don’t forget to treat yourself to a trip to a traditional Turkish bath for a spot of pampering.

Sunmaster recommends – Grand Yazici Marmaris Palace 5*


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Playa del Carmen, Mexico

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Make 2018 one you will never forget with a dream holiday in Mexico. Push the boat out this year and jet off to the sun-kissed paradise of Playa del Carmen. The days have interrupted sunshine, the beaches look like something out of a James Bond film and life goes at a much slower pace.

Head into the town and take a stroll down 5th Avenue and find boutique bars and restaurants and make sure you try some authentic Mexican food. Take a day trip and see the awe-inspiring Chichen Itza Mayan ruins, visit the tropical paradise of Cozumel and sample the unique nightlife of nearby Cancun.

This will be a holiday you will be talking about for years to come.

Sunmaster recommends – Occidental at Xcaret Destination 4*


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Paphos, Cyprus


Fall head over heels for Cyprus with a holiday to the birthplace of the Goddess of Love and Beauty – Paphos. The city is said to be where the Greek goddess Aphrodite rose from the sea and there is so much here that you will become enamoured with.

Visit the must-see UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Tomb of the Kings, admire spectacular Greek mosaics at the House of Dionysos and then, of course, there are a wealth of incredible beaches. Like Hurghada, Paphos is among the best scuba diving sites in the world and you can say hello to the incredible marine life here.

You will see why a Greek goddess decided to call this place home.

Sunmaster recommends – King Evelthon Beach Hotel & Resort 5*


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Benidorm, Spain


No matter what year, no matter what is going on in the world – nothing will stop our love affair with Benidorm. Bookings have been stacking up as many holidaymakers claim their place for a relaxing break in this cherished corner of the Costa Blanca.

Everything here is right on your doorstep with a host of bars and restaurants and the beach within easy reach of the majority of our hotels. You can also sample a taste of traditional Spanish culture by heading to the old town and enjoying a spot of tapas or you can even visit the nearby city of Alicante – summer is not the same without Benidorm.

Sunmaster recommends – Sol Pelicanos Ocas 3*



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Banish those winter blues and brighten up your day by booking a holiday with Sunmaster. We have range of excellent offers available across thousands of hotels. Start your search at www.sunmaster.co.uk and see how much you can save on your 2018 holiday.