Summer is on the horizon – at long last –and we’re all thinking about where to go on holiday! We’ve come up with our favourite ideas for where to go on holiday in July, whether you’re looking for somewhere exotic like Mauritius or simply want to sun yourself on gorgeous beaches on the Algarve. Whether you’re travelling as a couple, with the family or looking for a getaway with friends, you’re sure to find the perfect holiday at loveholidays.com!
The gorgeous Balearic Islands offer something for everyone, whether you’re looking for a fabulous luxury break by a stunning beach or simply want a great-value package deal with the family. Majorca is the largest of the islands, and boasts glorious beaches, mountain hikes, the enchanting capital of Palma, and lively party resorts like Magaluf. Tranquil Menorca is a popular option for families and couples, thanks to its magical coves and historic cities. Or you could go for Ibiza, which mixes up some of the best nightlife to be found anywhere in the Mediterranean with some atmospheric little resort towns that are perfect for a peaceful holiday in the sun.
The Algarve has a winning combination of spectacular beaches – some of the most beautiful to be found anywhere in the world – and a fabulous choice of resorts. Perennially popular Albufeira is one of the biggest, and offers plenty to keep kids happy if you’re travelling with the family, plus fantastic nightlife if you’re looking for a getaway with friends. You can escape the crowds in quiet Tavira, or base yourself in Faro, the capital of the Algarve, which has a picturesque Old Town to go with its miles and miles of gorgeous beaches.
Everyone’s favourite holiday destination, the Canary Islands offer stunning volcanic scenery, endless beaches, a massive choice of water sports, and loads of fun-filled attractions for the kids. There are resorts to suit everyone, whether you want to escape the crowds or party all night. Tenerife, crowned by Spain’s largest peak, is perennially popular. Head to Playa de las Américas if you want non-stop nightlife and plenty of water sports, or make for Costa Adeje if you’d like a bit of luxury. Fuerteventura is a mecca for kite-surfing and surfing, and has some of the most beautiful white sand beaches anywhere in the Canaries.
The little Mediterranean island of Malta packs a lot into a relatively small space. Explore its gorgeous, historic capital of Valletta, or soak up the nightlife and shopping in Sliema and St Julian’s. Get lost in the winding streets of ancient Mdina or simply sprawl on the glorious beach at Melieha Bay.
Croatia’s beautiful coastline, azure seas, enchanting islands and rich, local culture have long made it one of our favourite holiday destinations. You could follow the jet set to chic Hvar, soak up the sights and the culture in Split or Dubrovnik, or simply chill out in one of the charming resorts on the Dalmatian Coast, such as Makarska.
If you’re looking for a fabulous island paradise to really get away from it all, then head to Mauritius. This beautiful island in the Indian Ocean has a fantastic choice of accommodation, from luxury hideaways to all-inclusive resorts, many with spas, golf, and all kinds of sports facilities. The island is almost completely ringed by coral reefs and lagoons, making it a fantastic destination for scuba diving and snorkelling.
If you’ve got kids, chances are that when you ask them where they want to go for their summer holiday, they’ll all shout ‘Disneyland’. Disney’s Magic Kingdom is just one of the many theme parks clustered in Orlando, the self-proclaimed ‘theme park capital of the world’, which is also home to Universal Studios, SeaWorld and the biggest Legoland park on the planet.
If you’re looking for somewhere warm, sunny and easy to get to, then Spain’s Costa Blanca is the answer. Perfect for summer holidays, whatever your budget, Benidorm has been delighting British holiday-makers for decades and offers everything from gorgeous, golden beaches to fabulous theme parks and action-packed nightlife. If you’re in the mood for somewhere a little more relaxed, perhaps with some great hikes in the surrounding area, then Javea should hit the spot nicely.
With its fabulous tropical climate, breathtaking beaches of golden sand, and national parks full of exotic wildlife, Sri Lanka is a dream destination for your July holiday 2018/2019! You can visit ancient temples, tour tea plantations, try a host of water sports, or simply laze on some of the world’s most beautiful beaches.
If you haven’t got time to get away for a long holiday in July, why not treat yourself to a city break? Great destinations include beautiful Barcelona, where you can spend the mornings soaking up the city’s amazing architecture and sights, and then head to the beach in the afternoon. Or make for Madrid, where you can tour the city’s enticing tapas bars, visit the Prado to be awed by the artworks, or simply shop till you drop in the city’s chic boutiques.