A blissful tropical climate softened by Atlantic trade winds, pinkish-white, sugar-soft beaches, fabulous scuba diving, and laid-back catamaran cruises… These are just some of the fabulous experiences to be savoured in one of the Caribbean’s most popular and welcoming destinations - Barbados.
Where to visit in Spain this Spring
Spain is a classic destination for everyone from solo travellers to families, from couples to friends travelling together, thanks to compelling cities rich in art and heritage, gorgeous food, vast national parks and nearly 6000km of coastline packed with fabulous beaches, resorts and water-sports opportunities galore.
It’s also a great place for spending time you’ve amassed by taking your annual leave around strategic days to maximise your days off. For instance, take four days’ leave from 3 to 6 April and get a 10-day holiday – brilliant for families looking for an Easter getaway. Take four days’ leave from 2 to 5 May for a nine-day holiday, or book four days’ leave from 30 May to 2 June to get a nine-day holiday – again, great for families keen to get away at May half term.
The following are some of our favourite destinations in Spain.
This largest of the Balearics is blessed with stunning landscapes ranging from rugged mountain peaks to safe sandy beaches where you can enjoy the likes of sailing, paragliding, water skiing, bodysurfing and glass-bottomed boat rides. Watching thrilling regattas, exploring the labyrinthine alleys of the capital Palma, riding vintages trains to Sóller, horse-riding from a working ranch, hot-air balloon rides and water parks are other highlights.
Where to stay: Ikos Porto Petro
Why: To experience the award-winning Ikos Infinite Lifestyle all-inclusive experience.
The White Isle is known for its hectic party scene, its beach clubs and its boutique shopping, but this is also a place embracing hidden-away beaches, fascinating urban heritage, quaint rustic villages, crafts markets and local art galleries. It’s increasingly family friendly, too. Come to enjoy foodie tours, guided cycle excursions, horse-riding, hot-air ballooning, boat hire and boat trips to Ibiza’s blissfully tranquil sister island of Formentera.
Where to stay: W Ibiza
Why: For boho-chic, whether in adult-only or family-friendly spaces.
The Canaries’ third-largest island (almost half of which is is a protected UNESCO Biosphere Reserve) really does have something to offer everyone – beach lovers, those who want an escape into nature and gentle or more adrenaline-fuelled activities in the great outdoors, golfers, families, foodies, stargazers and spa seekers – thanks to its combination of golden sands, mountains, atmospheric cities, towns and villages, wonderful cuisine and year-round sunshine.
Where to stay: Seaside Gran Hotel Residencia
Why: For Spanish-colonial style just steps from the Maspalomas dunes.
The Spanish capital fizzes with modern energy while remaining steeped in its rich history thanks to its elegant boulevards, manicured parks, magnificent architecture including the porticoes of the grand central Plaza Mayor, and world-class art venues such as the mighty Prado and Real Academia de Bellas Artes. The food is also worth the trip alone, while the Sunday-morning El Rastro flea market (Europe’s largest) is a dream for lovers of vintage finds.
Where to stay: Fenix Gran Melia Madrid
Why: For exclusivity on the on the Golden Mile, with the option of RedLevel upgrades.
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