Jet away on your 2017/2018 holiday from Southampton Airport (SOU)! With a range of airlines flying to more than 30 destinations across the UK and Europe, this airport offers great value fares to some of the world’s most popular holiday spots. In under a couple of hours, you could be sunning yourself on the beach in Alicante, shopping in Palma, the chic capital of Majorca, or tucking into a slap-up seafood dinner in Faro! It’s a conveniently small airport, which makes getting to your gate on time easy and stress-free. There are enough shops and services to ensure you kick off your holiday in comfort, plus plenty of parking, good motorway connections and handy accommodation options within easy reach. The public transport connections can’t be beaten, and the train station with national rail services is located just a one-minute walk from the terminal. So why not treat yourself, and book your 2017/2018 holiday from Southampton Airport now?
Best Southampton Airport Holiday Destinations
Visit the Balearic Islands
The Balearic Islands are a small group of islands off Spain’s east coast that include Majorca (spelt Mallorca in Spanish), Menorca and Ibiza. The islands are a Spanish region, so expect everything you love about Spanish culture coupled with the perks of holidaying on an island – namely the gorgeous beaches and the ease of travelling from place to place. Everywhere is within reach, so make sure you take advantage of everything your chosen island has to offer. There’s a surprising amount to see and do on each of these islands, and with the sheer number of hotels on offer, any type of holiday can be catered for. For those who want to party the nights away or relax in the peace and quiet, there are adult only hotels to cater for your needs, and for those with families, there are plenty of resorts that offer children’s entertainment and are located a little further from the local nightlife.
Holidays from Southampton Airport to Majorca
One of the most popular Mediterranean destinations, Majorca is the largest of the Balearic Islands and sits between Ibiza and Menorca. The beaches here are to die for – lie back on the soft white sand and listen to the beautiful turquoise waves lapping at the shore. The weather in Majorca is close to idyllic – low to mid twenties during the summer and warm in the spring and autumn, meaning that if you want a quieter off-peak holiday you’ll still have the perfect weather to walk along the beach or explore the towns.
Like all the Balearic Islands, there’s so much more to Majorca than the beaches. Visit the Cathedral of Santa Maria in Palma, which boasts classic Gothic architecture and dates back to the early 17th century. On the other side of the island is the town of Alcúdia, and the Old Town here is really worth a visit. Wander the historic streets and uncover the hidden gems of backstreet shops and cafes run by friendly locals. For the best views of the island, head up to Cap Formentor for spectacular rugged landscapes and miles of blue sea stretching into the distance.