With the days getting warmer and things looking slightly more positive, there’s no doubt that holidays will be back on the horizon soon. We know you simply can’t wait to book your next holiday so why not start planning for your October half term holiday? Whether you’re holidaying as a family or couple, treat your loved ones to an unforgettable holiday this year – because they deserve it! Here’s our top 5 picks for your October holiday…
When it comes to family holiday destinations, there’s not many that can compare to the beautiful Algarve. Portugal’s southern coast has miles and miles of white sand beaches with stunning turquoise waters and coves, welcoming resorts, incredible attractions and, of course, fantastic weather.
The region remains pretty toasty during the autumnal months making it the ideal escape for an October half term destination, especially for families! Spend the week in popular resorts such as Albufeira or the quieter Vilamoura, take the kids to the excellent Zoomarine theme park and then spend the rest of the time relaxing by the beach and getting your daily dose of vitamin D.
Marmaris is a destination like no other. This once quaint fishing village on Turkey’s beautiful coastline has evolved into a popular tourist resort for couples, families and groups. The heart of the city has so much to offer from bars and restaurants to unique experiences, in contrast, the beaches are laid back where you can unwind and relax.
Hop on a cruise of the beautiful sea and sail around discovering what this wonderful part of the world has to offer. If you fancy venturing even further, you can even take the ferry to nearby Greece!
Menorca, Balearic Islands
Menorca is the perfect tranquil escape for those looking for a holiday to one of the more quieter islands. Although Majorca and Ibiza may be packed with nightclubs and thumping dance music, Menorca is quite the opposite, life goes at a much slower pace here making it the perfect place to chill out during October half term.
The beaches are so quiet the only thing you’ll hear is the sound of the waves, the countryside is peaceful while the towns and cities have a much more laid back atmosphere. Take a trip to the capital of Mahon and a tour of the harbour or head to the coast and the family-friendly resorts of Cala’n Bosch and Son Bou. If relaxation is the name of the game, then Menorca is where you need to be.
Take in the views of the Red Sea every morning while waking up at one of the most beautiful holiday destinations – Hurghada. The Egyptian resort is a beach lover’s dream with some of the best stretches of shoreline you are likely to find outside the Caribbean.
The resort is famed for its incredible water activities and diving spots allowing visitors to enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience seeing the sea creatures and explore the fascinating underwater reefs and marine life. There are plenty of luxurious hotels to ensure you have the very best stay.
Whether you’re travelling to Kos, Rhodes or Corfu – you can truly discover the beauty of Greece no matter where you decide to stay. Another fantastic destination to add to your list is Corfu! This beautiful Greek island offers beauty, sandy beaches, surreal views and fantastic temperatures, especially in October – making it the ideal holiday destination. Explore the old town and stroll the picturesque streets with amazing views, a variety of restaurants and lots of boutiques and unique architecture.
Take in the history of this charming island and be transported back in time with the majestic architecture and buildings. Visit the emerald green beaches like Nissaki beach, providing the perfect scenery and relaxation. Corfu also offers an array of picturesque villages with mesmerising views.