Short-Haul Winter Sun
October in the United Kingdom can mean many different things for different people. For those who prefer to always look on the bright side of life it can signify the start of many evenings relaxing by an open roaring fire, enjoying cups of chai latte, pumpkin picking, crisp Autumn walks along with the opportunity to witness the changing colours of the local landscape.
For the pessimistic few or realists, as they may often refer to themselves as, October signifies the inevitable downturn of the economy that will arrive as a result of Brexit, a gloomy weather forecast, plummeting temperatures and darker evenings.
Whether you identify as an optimistic individual, pessimist or realist we are confident that you will welcome the opportunity to enjoy glorious sunsets, endless hours of sunshine, an abundance of culture and course delicious local delicacies.
Morocco, Marrakech – A myriad of spices and colour
Snake charmers, colourful souks, an endless array of spices, mint-tea and the breath-taking Atlas Mountains are just a few reasons why you should consider paying this vibrant country a visit.
October – December
3hr 40 min LGW – RAK
Riad Al Badia
For an authentic experience we highly recommend staying in a traditional Moroccan riad, The Riad Al Badia offers guests an ideal location should they wish to explore the nearby medina, along with the opportunity to sample some of the local dishes such as tagine and lastly admire the beautiful interior which has been inspired by traditional Moroccan materials.
£319 pp for 5 nights on a bed and breakfast basis
Gran Canaria, Canary Islands
LGW – LPA (Las Palmas) 4hr 30 minutes
October 26 Celsius average
Unlike its neighbours, Gran Canaria remains relatively unchanged throughout the winter in terms of its climate and rarely sees’s temperatures go below the mid-twenties.
Coupled with the bustling city of Las Palmas where tourists can enjoy the perfect blend of sandy beaches, an endless choice of historic or cultural attractions and some tasty Spanish dishes. Gran Canaria is the perfect destination for those who usually flock to the shores of mainland Spain or the neighbouring islands of the Balearics during the summer season.
If you are seeking a touch of luxury, then the Maria suites can offer you an infinity pool overlooking the nearby seafront, a wealth of family-friendly facilities and entertainment.
October –November from £599 pp for 7 nights on a bed and breakfast basis and return flights.
Known for its endless sandy beaches, Kos is a cultural hotpot brimming with 15th-century castles, Roman landmarks, Greek ruins, a temple shrine along with pretty mosaic displays at the Casa Romana villa which dates back to the 5th century.
October temperatures can reach 27 during the day with nighttime temperatures rarely falling below 20.
A direct flight to Kos from London Gatwick takes approximately 4 hours.
Atlantica Carda Beach
This vibrant resort offers guests an all-inclusive 5-star holiday set amongst the southern coast of Kos. Guests can sit back and soak up the stunning sea views from the comfort of the sun lounger. Alternatively, should you wish to venture further afield then you can also indulge yourself at the full-service spa or take a volcanoes island cruise thanks to the discounted rates that are offered to guests staying at the Atlantica Carda Beach. Moreover thanks to the hotel’s Gold Travellife award you can rest easy knowing that whilst you enjoy a fully inclusive holiday, you are also doing your bit for the environment by opting to stay with a sustainable hotel that have been recognised for the commitment to minimising their social and environmental impacts on the local ecosystem and economy.
Start from £399 pp for 7 nights on an all-inclusive basis.
Seeking some Winter Sun Fun?