We all dream of getting away on holiday and enjoying much needed relaxation time with family and/or friends. And with a bit of canny research, these trips don’t need to break the bank. Spring is a perfect time to bag a bargain and soak up some rays with an added bonus of beating the summer crowds!
Mediterranean countries offer great value for money and excellent weather at this time of year. Plus, as most are only within 3 hours flight of the UK with frequent departures from most airports, they’re very tempting destinations.
The Flexicover Team look into a few great possibilities!
Croatia is a beautiful country all year round and Easter, and the celebration of spring, makes it a wonderful time to visit. For a refreshing break, head to the calmer town of Cavtat on the Adriatic Sea coast, 15km south of Dubrovnik, to enjoy the relaxed rhythm and culture of life. Walk along the palm tree-fringed promenade that runs along the harbour front, stroll down to the beach or hike through the Ragusan forest – it’s little wonder that this place has attracted so many artists. An ideal place for a spring break!
For some really beautiful beaches, head to Protaras, a resort in south-eastern Cyprus where they hug the rugged coastline and you can enjoy scenic walks, lively restaurants and lively night life! If water sports take your fancy then Fig Tree Bay is your best bet with crystal blue water and lovely scenery - you won’t want to leave! Average temperatures in April are around 24°C making it quite pleasant for a break away. Villa rentals and hotels are both available and if you fancy hiring a car, Protaras is surrounded by gorgeous little villages and beauty spots (such as Cape Greco) that you can explore!
The serenity of Venice makes for a fabulous break away. If you’ve always fancied a gondola ride through one of Europe’s most picturesque cities, this is a great time to do so. And it doesn’t have to be as expensive as you think. A new luxury hostel, Generator Venice, is a perfect place to stay and, being just one stop from San Marco Square, very central too! With stylish interiors and a lively bar, it’s the place for a few days’ relaxation. Enjoy walking the bridges and piazzas, eating gelato and watching the world go by, as you soak up the Italian atmosphere this springtime!
If it’s pure relaxation and lazy days you’re after, then Majorca – the largest of the Balearic Islands – would be a great choice this spring. With sunshine and beaches, between a good book and the crystal clear sea, you’ll be in paradise! You’re sure to find a good deal at this time of year and travelling in April and May means you are sure to beat the summer crowds. There are lots of affordable resorts across the island to choose from, brimming with activities and restaurants and shops in abundance. Relax on the beach, eat tapas or take a picnic to the Tramontana Mountains and put a spring in your step!
Ever a vibrant and bounteous destination, Turkey offers breathtaking scenery, excellent weather, delicious food with relaxation and adventure in equal measure. Head for Ölüdeniz, on the south-western Turquoise Coast, once a hideaway for pirates and smugglers but now a popular destination for tourists. Its primary attraction is the vivid Blue Lagoon – an absolutely beautiful national marine nature reserve. Enjoy the beaches and the promenade of restaurants all against a picturesque backdrop of pine-cloaked mountains!
Wherever your travels take you this spring and whichever places you are lucky enough to visit, we at Flexicover are committed to providing you the highest level of protection to ensure that you are safe and secure, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year when away. Safe travels!