Holiday season in South Africa! The foreign accents and touristy people fill the streets, so we get a little anxious when we hear the Italian accent and think “I should be there right now”. When this feeling scratches at your heels, you know you’re in desperate need of a proper break, over the hills and far away.
Whether you choose to go cultural and experience vibrant colours and customs, romantic with white sandy beaches or more family orientated; there’s always something for everyone, but just in case we’ve gathered a list of some spectacular out of the ordinary places that people forget to consider at a reasonable price.
Singapore & Bangkok
Ancient temples in Bangkok and modern skyscraper in Singapore insure the best of both worlds when you travel toward beautiful Asia.
7 Nights @ R17 999 pp; losing yourself in sacred cities with interesting dining cuisines and customs awaits the adventurous hearted travellers who don’t mind seeking out something new and different.
- Return flights and taxes
- Departures available December to June 2014
- Internal flights & tours included.
No one really gives this country the amounts of credit it deserves. It’s a hard land according to some but oh how Mexican sands, sombreros and guacamole coaxes out the inner “Diablo” in you, it’s also a trip for the more adventurous souls.
The hotel is located on the Yucatan Peninsula 3 km to Playa del Carmen 800m from the beach.
It’s surrounded by tropical greenery and @ R8 138 pp 7 nights inclusive activities include:
- Intro scuba diving pool lesson
- Water volleyball
- Water polo
- Beach volleyball
- Salsa lessons
There are non-motorised water sports such as windsurfing and kayaking and for families there is a children’s pool and a daytime entertainment program at RuiLand kids’ club 4-7 and 8-12 years for mom and dad to take some time off for themselves.
Prices may vary as depending on the Euro and prices do not include flight plans.
Costa Dorada, Spain.
Owning up to its name “The golden coast” this piece of land is composed of miles beyond miles of golden sandy beaches starting at the ancient town of Tarragona along the shores of Costa Brava, ideal for beach and sun lover alike. Costa Brava is also one of the most popular holiday resorts.
One can visit the medieval monasteries of Poble and Scala Dei or explore the local villages of Rues and Montblanc. Take a dive through the beautiful lagoons or go hiking through the game reserves
Summer deals start at around R2782 pp (price may vary depending on the Euro and flights are not included)
Little white houses, reflecting on the blue seas below, Sidarion, Corfu, is the perfect place to reside no matter what your age or preference. The Greek islands are a famous attraction for tourists from all over the world.
The lively night vibes make it ideal for young travellers, while the beaches make it perfect for families to relax, get to know the people and bask in the sun. Greece is place of ancient statues and mythical stories; it’s a legendary place worth exploring.
Prices range between R2314 pp. but different family packages are always on offer.
Water parks (Something for the family).
Take your pick between Turkey and Egypt:
With parks that compliment these warm and exotic places ideal for kids and the child trapped inside the adults.
Egypt: Fun City Makadi Bay of Hurghada boasts 11 adventure slides, 10 kids’ slides and much more.
The Royal Holiday Resort in Sharm el Sheikh caters for both water-loving families and couples.
- Top hotels: Reef Oasis Beach Resortmore ; Royal Holiday Resortmore and the Sindbad Club Aqua Park.
Turkey: Swirling water slides in Antalya and splash pools for the little one, critics promises it to be an aquamania holiday.
- Top Hotels: Pine Bay Holiday Resort, Royal Wings Hotel, Royal Dragon, Ersan Resort & Spa and the Liberty Hotels Hisarönü.
Saving the best for last is the Mediterranean cruise ships; luxurious and sophisticated with one of the largest and most exciting ships, the Azura, heading into the Mediterranean. Explore half of Europe by visiting some of the world’s most fascinating countries such as Spain, Greece and Italy. The Azura delivers unmatched on-board sophistication whilst taking its passengers to the sunny ports of the Mediterranean, stopping off at places like Croatia, Malta and Corfu.
Prices of the MSC Splendida for 7 nights, cruising along Genoa, Marseille, Barcelona, La Goulette, Palermo, Civitavecchia and then docking at Genoa again start at £299pp.
Every hardworking person deserves their day crossing the big blue so poke around on trip advisor and you’ll be amazed at the bargains you’ll find for loved ones, families and lone rangers alike. Take a break – you deserve it.
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