Why May is the best time for a holiday

Move over summer because spring is the real king of the holiday scene.

While the UK is awash with the smell of freshly cut flowers and the beer gardens fill up on those light nights, everyone is starting to get that holiday itch and the month of May presents the perfect time to jet off. If you needed anymore persuading about heading for sunkissed beaches in the next month or so, here are a couple of reasons why May is the best month for a holiday.

The bank holidays make it perfect for a long weekend

After Easter provides a beautiful four-day weekend, May comes by to drop in two more bank holidays. You know what that means? It’s time for a cheeky city break. This is the opportunity to see some of Europe’s best cities in all their finery while bathed in the beautiful springtime sunshine.

Travel to Barcelona and enjoy retail therapy on La Rambla before indulging in delicious tapas in the Gothic Quarter. Hop down the coast to Malaga and see its achingly trendy art scene with nods to its favourite son Pablo Picasso or see the iconic monuments of Athens or even experience the unique atmosphere of Las Palmas in Gran Canaria.

This is the real way to experience a bank holiday.

Jet off with the family in half term

Not only is May blessed with two bank holidays, there is also a lovely half-term towards the end of the month so you can treat the family to an early holiday. It can be the ideal refresher before the kids head back for the last part of the school year.

What better way to help recharge the batteries than by hitting the beaches of the Algarve or visiting the water parks of the Costa Blanca. You can take your pick from the very best All Inclusive resorts and spend your half term relaxing by the pool of a Mediterranean hotspot. Perfect.

Your favourite resorts are a bit more relaxed

We love summer holidays but visit during the peak season and you could be vying for position by the pool or searching for a while to find the best spot on the beach. There is no such concern during May when the resorts have a much more laidback feel compared to the summer season.

You can try out every restaurant in the town, enjoy the best attractions without the huge queues and sometimes have the beach to yourself. What could be better than that?

The weather is still great

There is something special about springtime sunshine. It feels like a little treat before the summer kicks in. Head to the southern coast of Spain and spend your time soaking up the rays in the Costa Brava or enjoy pleasant city strolls in Palma de Mallorca.

You can be the envy of your workplace when you return home with a golden tan, and it’s not even summer yet!

Treat yourself to a May holiday this year with Sunmaster. We have a range of holiday packages to suit you. Whether you’re looking for an All Inclusive family break or a romantic 5-star retreat or anything else in between, we have a package at www.sunmaster.co.uk you will never forget.