Where To Go On Your February Half Term Holiday
Need something to look forward to while the weather’s looking grim? Now is the best time to book your half term holiday. Here’s where to go…
1. Gran Canaria
Gran Canaria packs in lush forests, towering mountains and a mixture of long sandy beaches and quiet coves. Located snug next to Africa, the temperature rarely dips below the 20 degree mark so it’s the perfect place for some February sun. If you love nothing more than lounging on a lilo, the Cay Beach Princess Bungalows is where you’ll find a huge pool complete with a rope bridge, whirlpool and snack bar.
2. Costa Del Sol
Spain’s sunshine coast is still a Brit favourite, and February is when you can catch some winter sun while avoiding the crowds. Hotel Florida from our Platinum collection is right in the heart of Fuengirola and just footsteps from the beach, while Hotel Nerja Club is perched on a stunning hillside and is just a 15-minute walk to a Blue Flag beach.
Winter is the perfect time to see the sights, browse the souks and get your much-needed vitamin D fix. You can choose between sunning yourself on Blue Flag beaches in Agadir or getting a culture fix in kaleidoscopic Marrakech. Boasting a peaceful setting and 13 acres of gardens, the ClubHotel Riu Tikida Palmeraie is perfect for a quiet retreat. Or, opt for the Riad Catalina – a restored 18th-century residence complete with mosaic tile décor and arched windows, just a 5-minute walk from Jemma el-Fna square.
If you want to combine adventure with guaranteed blazing sun – you can’t beat Thailand. You’ve got crowd-free powder soft beaches backed by dramatic cliff formations and iconic shrines, temples and landmarks to explore. Not to mention, an endless supply of your favourite Thai cuisine. Merlin Beach Resort from our Platinum collection is set within tropical gardens, steps from a quiet stretch of sand and perfect for families thanks to a packed activity programme and 3 amazing pools.