Gorgeous beaches, the deep blue sea, great nightlife - there’s nothing better than a holiday in the sun to make you forget all the pressure and stress of exams and student life. With the great choice of cheap hotels, package holidays, and all inclusive holidays at loveholidays.com, we make it easy for students to have a fantastic holiday without breaking the bank. Whether you want sun, sea and sand at one of the popular Spanish resorts on the Costa del Sol, a clubbing holiday in the Canary Islands, fancy a city break somewhere enticing like Lisbon, or perhaps want to try somewhere a little different like lively Bansko on the Bulgarian coast, we’ve got cheap student holidays covered!
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At a glance
- Currency: Euro
- Language: Spanish
- Time Zone: GMT +1
- Average flight time: 2h 5m
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Gay Holidays to the Canary Islands
Located just northeast of the coast of Africa, the beautiful Canary Islands encompass heavenly beaches, extraordinary landscapes, unique culture, buzzing resorts and electric nightlife. A hugely popular student destination, the island of Lanzarote boasts a magnificent volcanic interior and breathtaking beaches and has been designated a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. Top resorts include Costa Teguise, Puerto del Carmen and Playa Blanca, where you can have a go at every imaginable watersport, try the tasty local cuisine, party till dawn, or simply laze in the sun.
Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands, is another top choice for students. The main resorts, which include Los Cristianos, Playa de Las Américas and Costa Adeje, are situated in the south of the island, while slightly quieter Puerto de la Cruz is located in the greener north. All offer a superb choice of beaches, bars, clubs and activities, and, if you want to escape the crowds, you can head to the Pico del Teide, Spain’s highest peak and a still-active volcano, which is the focal point of a huge national park that covers much of the island.
Student Holidays to Greece
There is something about the Greek light and the languid, laid-back island vibe that makes a holiday in Greece truly relaxing. The Greek islands offer varied attractions, from gorgeous coastlines and buzzing resorts to historic towns and quiet hill villages. Package holidays and all inclusive deals can make the islands affordable for even the most cash-strapped students.
One of the most popular choices for a cheap student holiday in the Greek islands include Zante, where you can soak up the sun on an idyllic beach, party all night in lively Zante Town, Tsilivi, or Laganas, seek out the island’s famous population of loggerhead turtles, or stroll through the traditional little town of Aghios Sostis.
Crete is another top choice, an enormous island that encompasses everything from picture-postcard historic towns like Chania to magnificent gorges, and from ancient ruins to huge stretches of completely unspoilt coastline. Best resorts for nightlife include Malia, Stalis and Elounda, while Agios Nikolaos is a little quieter and retains more of its traditional character.
Corfu is a lush island in the Ionian Sea, famous for its breathtaking landscapes, ancient ruins, and, of course, wonderful beaches. The seductive island capital, Corfu Town, entices with its historic buildings painted pink and ochre, and offers all manner of places to eat, drink and make merry. Kavos, Gouvia and Aghios Georgios are among the liveliest resorts, or you could kick back in tranquil Glyfada, which is also a good starting point for hiking.
Student Holidays to Spain
Spanish resorts offer a fabulous combination of well-kept beaches with excellent facilities and affordable places to eat, drink and have fun. Some of the best student destinations in 2017 include Benidorm, which has two enormous sandy beaches, a lively little old quarter, and a dazzling choice of shops, bars and restaurants in every price range. Marbella, a pretty whitewashed town full of orange trees, has a glamorous, upmarket reputation, but there are plenty of affordable hotels, tapas bars and clubs that make it a great option for budget-conscious students. Calella de la Costa features long, sandy beaches, a slightly less frenetic nightlife, and you can hop on the train to visit beautiful Barcelona in under an hour.
Student Holidays to the Balearic Islands
Magaluf in Majorca (‘Mallorca’ in Spanish and Mallorquin) is one of the biggest party destinations on the Mediterranean, massively popular with students in search of a cheap holiday in the sun. The infamous ‘strip’ in Punta Ballena is packed with bars and clubs, but the resort offers scores of other attractions, from water parks to watersports, along with a beautiful, kilometre-long Blue Flag beach. And if you want a hit of culture, you can hop on a bus to reach the charming island capital of Palma de Mallorca, or head inland to hike and bike in the beautiful Tramuntana mountains.
The party destination to top all others is Ibiza, where some of the world’s biggest DJs headline at scores of mega-clubs. Top resorts for partying include San Antonio and Playa d’en Bossa, while the island capital, Ibiza Town, has an enchanting whitewashed old quarter overlooking the bay to go with its gorgeous beaches and glittering nightspots. If you’re looking for a little more peace and quiet, then consider Santa Eulàlia or Cala Llonga, where you can take your pic from sandy beaches and secret coves.