Delivering near-guaranteed sunshine without the long-haul slog, mid-haul holidays are perennially popular, especially for a spring or autumn escape.
With Egypt topping the leader board of most-booked mid-haul destinations, followed by Greece, Turkey, Cape Verde and Bulgaria, for best value “Mid-Haul Marvels” – sun-filled resorts that can be reached in under six hours.
Located on a stunning stretch of Black Sea coastline, just 2km from the resort town with its shops, restaurants and bars, Dreams Sunny Beach Resort & Spa is the perfect spot for a sun-soaked escape in Bulgaria. When not out exploring the local area, guests can kick back on the 8km long stretch of sand, which sits on Dreams Sunny Beach’s doorstep, or poolside at a choice of five resort swimming pools. Children will love splash park, kids’ club, playground and games room and couples can indulge in the Dreams Spa by Natura Bissé®. There are two restaurants serving culinary delights from Asia and Europe as well as a dedicated seafood restaurant, main buffet restaurant & poolside grill.
Seven-nights on an all-inclusive basis from £609pp (saving £530pp), based on two sharing a deluxe double room with balcony or terrace, return flights from Manchester, resort transfers & checked luggage. Price is based on departure in June 2023. No “book by” date.
An adults-only, beachfront resort, which opened in 2019 in the heart of Hurghada’s vibrant, Red Sea resort district, The Grand Palace offers traditional North African styling in peaceful surroundings. There’s a wide range of leisure activities available from tennis, beach volleyball and diving to relaxing in the spa or in one of the three swimming pools. Guests can choose to dine in the three-onsite restaurants or explore the dining options at the neighbouring resorts.
Seven-nights on an all-inclusive basis from £589pp (saving £421pp), based on two sharing a junior suite, return flights from Birmingham, resort transfers & checked luggage. Price is based on departure in June 2023. No “book by” date.
The Hard Rock Hotel, Tenerife is a music-themed paradise with sparkling swimming pools, breath-taking views and a sweep of stylish bars and restaurants. Its glamorous bedrooms feature surround sound systems, while the beach bar hosts live bands and DJs. Guests can enjoy the delights of the Rock Spa® and little ones can get their groove on in the Roxity Kids’ Club™.
Seven-nights on a bed & breakfast basis from £749pp (saving £238pp), based on two sharing a silver twin room with balcony or terrace, return flights from London Gatwick, Manchester or Birmingham, resort transfers & checked luggage. Price is based on departure in May 2024. No “book by” date.
Set in the foothills of the Sinai Mountains, within the secluded White Knight Beach and Soho Square, The Savoy Sharm El Sheikh is a self-contained paradise with glistening pools meandering through the resort and a stunning backdrop of the Red Sea and Tiran Islands. Guests can choose from six restaurants at the resort, featuring a variety of global cuisines, or venture onto Soho Square with its array of eateries, cafes, bars, and shops. Holidaymakers can relax by one of the five swimming pools, enjoy the luxury spa, or get active at the PADI Dive Centre & explore the famous diving sites of the Red Sea coast.
Seven-nights on an all-inclusive basis from £709pp (saving £365pp), based on two sharing a sea view room with balcony or terrace, a 15 per cent spa discount, return flights from London Luton, resort transfers & checked luggage. Price is based on departure in January 2024. Book by 31 May 2023.
Titanic Mardan Palace offers 5-star sophistication, award-winning service and a picture-perfect location on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. Acres of sparkling, lagoon-style pools extend to a private sandy beach, while the opulent resort architecture creates wow factor, for example the stately Dolmabahçe Lobby, with its palatial design and striking glass ceiling. The palace all-inclusive dining concept encompasses over 30 acclaimed restaurants, bar and lounges, whilse leisure activities include a KLAFS-designed spa, Tini Kids Club, sports and entertainment programmes and a nearby championship golf course.
Seven-nights on an all-inclusive basis from £1,209pp, based on two sharing a premium room with land view, return flights from Birmingham, resort transfers & checked luggage. Price is based on departure in April 2024. No “book by” date.
The newly refurbished (in 2022) 24-hour, all-inclusive ClubHotel Riu Karamboa sits on a sweeping white-sand beach with crystal clear water and offers fabulous views of the Boa Vista coastline. An enormous fresh-water swimming pool creates a fun place to relax and socialise, and the Renova Spa offers guests a pampering paradise. The resort’s buffet restaurant prepares an extensive range of local and international delicacies, and themed restaurants create refined options for speciality dining.
Seven-nights on an all-inclusive basis from £889pp (saving £902pp), based on two sharing a twin or king room with balcony or terrace, return flights from Birmingham or Manchester, resort transfers & checked luggage. Price is based on departure in July 2023. No “book by” date.
Situated on the inviting golden sands of Amboula Beach, AluaSoul Zakynthos is a stylish, adults-only resort on one of the most popular Greek islands. At this opulent resort, with incredible views over the Mediterranean, guests will discover three pools, three restaurants, two bars, a soothing spa, as well as yoga, daily activities, and nightly entertainment. The hub of Zakynthos Town is just 7km away and the quaint town of Tsilivi lies just 2km from the resort.
Seven-nights on an all-inclusive basis from £699pp, based on two sharing a double garden view room, return flights from London Gatwick, resort transfers & checked luggage. Price is based on departure in October 2023. No “book by” date.
(All prices above correct at time of issue. Other departure airports are available).