With May half-term just around the corner, and the weather here in the UK still not looking like it’s going to warm up, then perhaps you’ll be considering a week in the sunshine somewhere?
Here we look at some ideal May half-term short-haul getaways to soak up the sun. And whilst the water might be a bit fresh in places, the air temperatures are ideal for children – warm but without being so hot you have to avoid the mid-day sun.
There’s a great choice of holidays in the Canary Islands. Choose from Tenerife, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura, all around just 4 hours from Gatwick Airport. Boasting temperatures of 23°C and above, it’s a sure fire way to soak up the sun.
Just a couple of hours away enjoy Portugal’s average May temperatures of 22o, often a few degrees higher the further South you go, to enjoy spa resorts, world-class golf courses and sandy bays.
Majorca and Mallorca are renowned for their family friendly resorts. Just two hours away, the flight makes it ideal for travelling with little ones. And with temperatures of around 22°C and 8 hours of sunshine each day you’ll get the most out of a week’s break.
Ibiza isn’t just about the hedonistic clubbing scene. It’s one of the most beautiful Balearic Islands there is, boasting miles and miles of golden beaches, stunning countryside and a wonderfully chilled out vibe. Jet off and 2 hours later you could be enjoying temperatures in May of around 21°C.
Spain’s Costa del Sol, known as Spain’s holiday capital, is just a few hours out of Gatwick and enjoys temperatures of 23°C during May – what’s more, the Costas came out as the World’s cheapest destinations this year according to the Post Office Travel Money poll 2013.
There’s a huge choice in Greece, whether you’re after a quiet getaway, bustling nightlife or luxury resorts. Fly for just 4 hours out of Gatwick to enjoy May temperatures of a sizzling 24°C!
Malta has a special British culture and heritage and is ideal for those who prefer the pool to the beach as beaches along the coastline are few. Temperatures are a warm 24°C in May and it takes just 2½ hours from London Gatwick.
Pretty harbours and spectacular coastlines makes Cyprus a good choice in May. It’s around 4 hours to fly there but the temperatures of 24°C make the flight worth it!
Don’t forget to book your meet and greet parking for Gatwick before you go. Pre-booking online will ensure the cheapest prices which can make it a cheaper and far more convenient way to park at Gatwick Airport than traditional airport parking.