Nobody likes January. It’s cold, wet, and dark and goes on for what seems like an eternity. The festivities of Christmas and New Year have worn off and people all over the country are giving serious consideration to ditching their resolutions and having that leftover slice of Christmas cake.
What does brighten up this time of year is the prospect of a holiday in a sun-kissed destination. Picture a scene of white sand beaches as you slog through the rain of a morning commute – it makes the world of difference. This is the year where anything is possible so why not plan that dream holiday you always wanted to?
At Sunmaster, we’ve sweetened the deal by launching our best ever January sale (find out more at the end of this blog). Before we tell you all about it we have a little destination inspiration to get you in the mood.
Whether you’re looking for relaxation or adventure, sightseeing or scuba diving you can do it all in the Canary Islands. This beloved collection of islands has had us coming back year after year to bask in the beautiful weather and take a trip to a volcano.
Each island has its own identity with the natural beauty of Gran Canaria’s landscape contrasted to the bustling hubbub of the Tenerife tourist towns. Perfect for couples and families alike, this is a destination that delivers every time.
Perfect for: Family holidays
Our pick – Playa Blanca, Lanzarote
Perched on the southern tip of Lanzarote, Playa Blanca is the ideal family holiday destination. Wake up to a scene of volcanic mountains and blue ocean, spend the day relaxing on sandy beaches and take your pick from a wealth of bars and restaurants in the evening.
Return to an old favourite in 2018 with a holiday to the Balearic Islands. Never been? Even better, you’re in for a real treat. In the summer months you can experience the legendary Ibiza nightclubs and dance into the early hours at Majorca’s own party town of Magaluf.
Looking for something a little quiter? No problem, choose the blissful serenity of Menorca or even the untold paradise that is Formentera. Then there are the chilled out resorts of Santa Eulalia, Cala d’Or and Port de Pollenca dotted around both Ibiza and Majorca, respectively. The Balearics are the place to be this year.
Perfect for: Everyone!
Our pick – Port de Pollenca, Majorca
The charming coastal town of Port de Pollenca offers a relaxing treat for couples and families alike. Stroll around the marina, unwind on the glorious white sand beach and sample delicious cuisine in the pleasant square. The historic town of Pollenca is also short a short drive away.
You’ll be hard pushed to find a country more picturesque than Greece. From sightseeing on a long weekend in the historic capital of Athens to soaking up the sun on the numerous islands – there is so much beauty to this part of the world.
Partygoers can head to the likes of Kos and Zante, families can enjoy the delights of Corfu, history buffs can learn about the mythology around Rhodes while beach bums will fall in love with Crete. If you’re looking for a memorable summer retreat then Greece is very much the word.
Perfect for: Couples retreat
Our pick – Santorini
Spend a romantic getaway in one of the most stunning locations on the planet. Santorini is a beautiful Greek island and is definitely the place to be if you like dramatic sunsets. You will feel like you’re in own private paradise with a break here.
When it comes to a summer holiday it is all about treating yourself, so how about some 5-star luxury? Turkey is the place to be with a range of beautiful hotels is a range of exotic locations.
The country’s Turquoise Coast is home to a number of beautiful white sand beaches where you can spend lazy days topping up your tan. However, it doesn’t have to be all about relaxation as there are plenty of unique landmarks dotted around the region which are perfect for daytrips.
Perfect for: 5-star luxury
Our pick – Marmaris
If you want a splash of luxury that won’t break the bank then Marmaris is the ideal destination. This tranquil slice of paradise is populated by a range of 5-star hotels complete with private beaches, spa treatments and much, much more. And you’re not far away from the town for an evening out.
Is summer even summer if you don’t pay Spain a visit? The likes of the Costa del Sol and Costa Brava are beckoning us once again and we’re going to answer the call. From touring the Gaudi-inspired architecture of Barcelona and diving into tapas in Malaga to sunbathing on the beaches of Nerja and making a splash at the water parks of Salou – this is what a holiday is all about.
It is just so inviting, don’t you agree?
Perfect for: City breaks and family holidays
Our pick – Malaga
If you’re looking for a cosmopolitan city that has it all then look no further than Malaga. The suave and inviting capital of Andalucia is an excellent location for a long weekend. Discover the history of the famous Alcazaba, soak up the culture of a city Pablo Picasso called home and sample the unique nightlife.
Don’t waste another second looking for your perfect 2018 holiday. Head over to www.sunmaster.co.uk and see how much you can save on your next break. We have holidays available from as low as £99pp with deposits starting from just £49pp. Ring in the New Year the right way by taking advantage of our best ever January sale.