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The half term breaks are the perfect excuse to get the family together, jump on some cheap flights, and make the most of some of the best destinations we’ve got to offer. From Gatwick - to where? Maybe you've already sampled the Canaries, or the Balearics, and you're keen to discover somewhere new.
Think Cala d’Or in Majorca, imagine Albufeira in Portugal, experience Marmaris in Turkey or discover Agadir in Morocco. Half term holidays are the perfect opportunity to get away whilst the kids are on holiday. Whether you're planning on jetting off during the October half term holidays, or even during the May half term holidays, we have some perfect deals for you.
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Your guide to Half Term holidays
The Balearic Islands are varied and cater to all.
Majorca is the keenest contender for top spot in terms of the best half term holiday destinations in the Balearics. With bold resort competitors on Majorca like Alcudia and Cala d’Or, is it really that surprising?
Booking a hotel in Alcudia means you’ll have access to two worlds on Majorca. Firstly, Alcudia has perfect Blue Flag beaches. The sands run along Playa de Muro into the resort of C’an Picafort. Secondly, Alcudia’s old town can please those looking for culture whilst on holiday to Majorca, there’s quaint cobbled streets and everything you might expect of a town lined with 14th century walls.
Rather than Alcudia, what about Cala d'Or? Cala d’Or is known for its main beach, Cala Gran. Cala Gran is your quintessential Mediterranean beach: white sands, blue sea, blue(r) sky. Along the coast of Cala d’Or you’ll find plenty of restaurants, bars and taverns, all situated around coves lined with fringes of pine trees.
If it's a party atmosphere you're looking for you shouldn't forget Magaluf. Magaluf has become synonynmous with party holidays for British tourists to Majorca over the last decade. If we're talking about party destinations for your half term holidays, don't forget Ibiza. Ibiza is home of international music and partying in the Balearics.
The Canary Islands throw their weight around in this battle of the half term holidays. A firm favourite for decades, the Canaries boast the obviously beautiful islands of Lanzarote, Tenerife, Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria.
Lanzarote boasts some of the best beaches in the Canaries, with big names like Costa Teguise, Puerto del Carmen and Playa Blanca. These beaches are family friendly. Costa Teguise is probably the best for small children, as it’s not as busy as Puerto del Carmen and has much more sand-frolicking potential than Playa Blanca. Lanzarote is also home to a verdant and stunning interior landscape, wherein Timanfaya National Park is waiting to reveal its splendours.
Tenerife is another big favourite. Big players in the beach scene, like Costa Adeje, Playa las Americas and Los Cristianos are busy, busy, busy, and you’ll soon see why. Just like Lanzarote, they’re beautiful and family friendly, making a choice between the two islands quite a tricky one! Tenerife even has its own national park, Mount Teide National Park.
If the choice wasn’t hard enough, Fuerteventura enters the ring. With the iconic Corralejo and Caleta de Fuste leading the fray, Fuerteventura has its own plethora of stunning beaches on offer. We can’t miss Costa Caleta for families, and the protected Jandia peninsula has shops, sports and golden sands galore. If you like water sports, Fuerteventura is for you. Sotavento plays host to the Wind Surfing World Championships.
Gran Canaria could arguably called the sleepy sister of Lanzarote, Tenerife and Fuerteventura, but don’t be fooled. The beach resort areas of Playa del Ingles and Maspalomas create just as big smiles as their Canaries compatriots. If you do want something quieter, we recommend Puerto Mogan or Puerto Rico, where there’s more space and peace.
Whether you choose Lanzarote, Tenerife, Fuerteventura or Gran Canaria, rest assured there's something to please the whole family, from the oldest adult to the youngest child!
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