Summer might be over but that doesn’t mean it’s time to pack away the suncream and flip flops. New research from the experts at Which? Travel has revealed the cheapest destinations for October half-term.
Many of Europe’s top Mediterranean resorts still have plenty of sunshine in October and Britons will be able to avoid the summer’s high prices.
Although Lanzarote and Tenerife are typically popular autumn hotspots, Britons might be surprised to find they aren’t the cheapest destinations in Spain.
That title goes to the Costa Dorada, a golden sand resort just south of Barcelona where Britons can pick up a deal for £567 per person, £450 less than a week in Lanzarote or Tenerife.
Which? found that four of the five cheapest destinations of the seven it surveyed were in Spain. So where are the best deals for Britons in October? The team looked at deals still available with Jet2holidays and TUI, for the week starting October 23.
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Costa Dorada, Spain
A Which? spokesperson said: “Popular with Spanish families, Catalonia’s southern coast has mile upon mile of Blue Flag sandy beaches. The biggest resort is Salou, which has eight beaches to choose from, along with a weekly market and a five-mile coast path offering sunset views. It’s best known as the home of the huge theme park PortAventura – Spain’s answer to Disney.”
Jet2holidays has a self catering apartment in Cap Salou at ApartmentSunClub Salou for £482pp for seven nights leaving from Stansted Airport on Sunday October 22.
The spokesperson said: “The second-largest of the Balearic islands is just nine miles wide and 32 miles long, but it’s blessed with 120 sandy beaches. Most of the popular resorts are scattered along Menorca’s sheltered south and west coasts. On the windswept north side, the beaches are more secluded and the landscape more dramatic.”
Jet2holidays has a week’s holiday on Menorca’s south coast at Minura Cala Gadana for £647pp, including breakfast, leaving on Saturday October 21.
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Which? said: “There’s more to Ibiza than its lively nightlife. If you steer clear of San Antonio, Playa d’en Bossa, and nights in Ibiza Town, the majority of the island resembles a mini version of well-behaved Mallorca.”
Jet2holidays has a self-catering apartment in family-friendly Santa Eulalia at Casa Luis Apartments for £644pp for seven nights, departing on Saturday October 22 from Stansted Airport.
Tui has a week in Santa Eulalia at Leonardo Royal Hotel for £624pp, including breakfast, departing from Manchester Airport on Saturday October 21.
Which? said: “This picturesque coastline is consistently the cheapest stretch of Turkey’s sun-soaked Turquoise Coast. Most package deals are to the lively port of Marmaris or picture-perfect Oludeniz – a cerulean lagoon with a sandbar beach. The inland resort of Hisaronu is also good value.”
Jet2holidays has a week in Hisaronu at the all-inclusive St Nicholas Park Hotel from £816pp, departing from Stansted Airport on Sunday October 22.
Costa Blanca, Spain
Which? said: “Spain’s 125-mile ‘white’ coast is famous for its talcum-powder beaches and as the home of Benidorm. Other popular spots include Alicante, which has a charming old town and ancient castle; and Calpe, which has a dramatic rocky headland and pink flamingos.”
Jet2holidays has self-catering apartments in Albir in the Albir Garden Resort & Aquapark from £569pp for seven nights, departing from Stansted Airport on Saturday October 21.
All deals correct at the time of writing.
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