With travel chaos reported at many of the airports recently, you’d be forgiven for having a feeling of trepidation when it comes to taking the leap and booking a beach holiday abroad. The sandy beaches and warm sunny weather of our favourite holiday destinations can sometimes seem like a world away from real life.
But, with Gatwick so accessible to anyone living in Surrey, taking a break and getting out of England might not be as daunting as it seems. The internet is flooded with deals to beach-side destinations that are all desperate for you to pack your bags and board that plane.
SurreyLive has pulled together a list of five on-the-beach holidays that have flights leaving from Gatwick. So, whether you want to sun yourself in sizzling Spain or take some time out in Turkey, there might just be a beach time holiday package here that could inspire you to find that sarong and jet off.
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Tenerife: Vincci Tenerife Golf
Golf Del Sur, Tenerife, Canaries Islands
This relaxing and stylish hotel is in a superb location and overlooks one of south Tenerife’s most picturesque bays. It is just a stone’s throw from a volcanic sand beach and, with a wide range of shops and restaurants nearby, it’s great if you fancy a spot of exploration as well as beach fun. The hotel has a gorgeous-looking swimming pool and a spa, which features a sauna, steam room and the option of having luxury treatments. There is also an on-site gym and sports court. All rooms have air conditioning, satellite TV and a free-to-use safe as standard.
Prices for two for a week in July start from £698. For more information click here.
Spain: Golden Port Salou and Spa
Salou, Costa Dorada
This on-the-coast four-star family-friendly hotel has modern accommodation, an outdoor and indoor pool, a mini club and an entertainment programme. The complex is only a short drive from the airport and only a 10-minute walk to the golden sandy beaches of Spain’s pretty east coast. With a jacuzzi, spa and a gym, this hotel offers the perfect opportunity to relax and unwind and leave your stresses on the plane. The buffet restaurant offers dishes for coeliac and vegetarians, and light bites and drinks are available at the poolside bars.
Prices start from £731 for two adults and more information can be found by clicking here.
Turkey: Sunbay Park Hotel
This hotel is only a few minutes’ stroll from the beach where spectacular views of the Aegean Sea can be enjoyed, as well as having a range of unique facilities – such as a Turkish bath, sauna, bicycle rental and babysitting service. The luxury hotel is less than 2km from the city centre of Marmaris and offers plenty of opportunities to soak up some culture, too. The hotel is designed to provide luxurious accommodation, with fully equipped rooms, a first-class restaurant and a large variety of activities for guests to make the most of.
Prices for two for a week in June start from £666, and more information can be found here.
Crete: Fereniki Holiday Resort
Georgioupolis, West Crete
If you’re on a budget but want high-quality accommodation by the beach, this might just be perfect for you. Set under the reliable Greek sun in Crete, this hotel is a short skip to the beach and offers an all-inclusive holiday package which won’t break the bank. There is also a buffet-style American breakfast and it is only a short trip from the airport. With a fancy restaurant that asks you to wear ‘evening dress’ and a seasonal kids’ corner, the hotel offers something for everyone.
The All-inclusive price for two adults is £610. For more information click here.
Turkey: Club Munamar Beach Resort
Icmeler, Dalaman, Turkey
A stay at this hotel will allow you to Frolic on the Turkish shores of the Aegean Sea. It is just 100m from Icmeler Beach and 8km from the centre of Marmaris and is close to a number of shops, restaurants and bars. Families and couples are a perfect match for this four-star hotel which has huge a fun looking slide that is bound to be a hit with little ones. With a sauna and a steam bath for adults, it offers many ways to help you unwind and have fun.
The all-inclusive price per person is £377 including flights. For more information click here.