Spending the Christmas and New Year’s holiday weeks with family and friends is a longstanding tradition in the UK, but those without children and a close family are looking for alternatives. Staying at home can get rather lonely and will most certainly be costly, as most couples buy far more than they can actually eat. There’s also the extra cost of keeping warm in our colder northern European climate.
Single people face a bleak and lonely time as most work places close for nearly two weeks over the Christmas and New Year period.
There is thankfully a better way to spend the holiday festive season and if you have the freedom of time you can bag a deal. Obviously, airlines and hotels will charge a premium – especially in warmer climes. The way to beat the airlines is to travel outside the peak dates of the 24th of December and flying back on the 1st or 2nd of January.
If you build your own holiday by booking the flights yourself, then do check prices and go for 2 one-way flights as you’ll find that the return flight is usually a lot cheaper. Also remember that you can book a nice hotel with us for as many days as you wish. You don’t have to stick to 7, 10 or 14 nights as you would with a package holiday.
Where to holiday
This really depends on your budget and the time you have free. Obviously, the Caribbean and Mexico are going to be the warmest but the North Americans invade the region to get away from their very cold weather. This obviously, pushes up cost and unless you are planning a trip of 14 or more nights then you would do better staying this side of the pond.
Egypt offers the warmest weather within a 5 hour flight from the UK and Hurghada offers the most adults-only hotels with the 5-star Premier Romance Hotel & Spa which offers all-inclusive being very popular.
Another 5 hour flight option would be the Portuguese island of Madeira which offers five adult’s only hotels with the 4-star Enotel Quinta Do Sol hotel in Funchal being our best seller. The hotel offers guest B&B or half board option. A close second is the 4-star Porto Santa Maria also in Funchal and offers B&B or H/B options.
A better option would be to go for a Christmas break at any of the Canary Isle which are around a 4 hour flight from Gatwick. The four main Canary Islands are Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and Tenerife.
Tenerife offers the most hotels solely for use by single adults, adult couples and groups of adult friends. For those adults looking for a luxury Christmas holidays on Tenerife should take a look at the 5-star Iberostar Grand Hotel El Mirador in Costa Adeje which offers B&B or Half Board. Our best seller over the years has been the 4-star Arenas Del Mar Beach which is in El Medano which is about 22.8 km (14 miles) east of Playa de Las Americas. The hotel offers B&B, H/B or all-inclusive. The most popular 3-star hotel is the H10 Big Sur Boutique Hotel in Los Cristianos. The hotel offers B&B, H/B or Full Board.
Fuerteventura is the second largest of the Canary Islands and is still being developed. We can offer you 9 Fuerteventura adults-only holidays with the 4-star Occidental Jandia Royal Level in Jandia which offers H/B or All-inclusive. This is by far our best seller and offers one of the best beaches in the whole of the Canaries. Another popular 4-star hotel for adults only is the Barcelo Corralejo Bay in Corralejo. The hotel offers Half Board.
Gran Canaria is unique and popular for its green vegetation. We can offer 8 adults-only holidays and hotels on the island with the 4-star Costa Canaria Hotel in popular San Agustin offering H/B and all-inclusive board levels, being our best seller. Another popular 4-star adult’s hotel in San Agustin is the Don Gregory by Dunas hotel which also offers the H/B and all-inclusive board levels.
Lanzarote offers a choice of 10 adults-only holidays and hotels 6 of these being in the popular resort of Playa Blanca. Our best-selling adults-only hotel in the resort is the 4-star SENTIDO H10 White Suites which offers B&B, H/B or all-inclusive board options. Another popular adult’s hotel in Playa Blanca is the 3-star Marconfort Atlantic Gardens which offers the all-inclusive board option.
Whichever option you go for we wish you a very Happy Christmas and a healthy New Year.