There might be uncertainty around Brexit, but something that remains unchanged is the number of fabulous holiday destinations in Europe. Just a short flight away from your starting point in Europe, you can be relaxing on a beautiful beach or skiing down a stunning mountainside. Why go any further?
Bulgaria - Sol Nessebar Palace
Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast is one of the best-kept secrets when it comes to luxury holidays, and the Sol Nessebar Palace is the premier resort there. It offers 5-star all inclusive holidays that are set up for families, with all the facilities and kids clubs in place to allow everyone to benefit from the sort of holiday they want. Its beachfront location is second to none, and there are also pools and an aqua park on site.
Croatia - Valamar Dubrovnik President Hotel
If you’re looking for luxury and an exquisite beachfront location, the Valamar President in Dubrovnik is well-worth investigating. The 5-star hotel offers the complete relaxation of a beach holiday and views of the sea from all public areas, yet it is just a few minutes from the city’s beautiful Old Town, offering a perfect opportunity for culture-lovers to explore. There is a great choice of food available, from relaxed à la carte on the beach to romantic candlelit dinners in the restaurant.
Cyprus - Almyra Hotel, Paphos
Describe itself as offering “a holiday less ordinary,” this super-stylish, chic hotel certainly has a personality. This hotel offers a classic carefree Mediterranean experience with an elegant contemporary feel. Imagine an infinity pool overlooking the sea, stunning gardens and open fireplaces. Relaxed already? Now imagine yourself enjoying one of the indulgent spa packages.
France - Les Deux Alpes
This resort is a firm favourite with skiing families, whether experienced or complete beginners. The resort is dominated by the stunning Meije glacier, synonymous with this part of France and the Isère region. The resort is well-equipped and modern and maintains a very cosy atmosphere for guests to chat about their day and how much their skiing has improved.
Greece - Atlantica Porto Bello Royal, Kos
This 5-star all-inclusive resort combines modern luxury with local tradition and is a stylish hotel in a perfect location. It boasts magnificent views of the island of Nisyros, across the azure Mediterranean and white sand. If you don’t make it to the private beach, there are 13 pools on site, including one indoors.
Italy - Club Med Cervinia
The Club Med brand is well established, so you can be sure of a quality holiday. Cervinia is the perfect spot for skiing, in adult groups, families, or couples. The Winter Sports Resort boasts some of the highest pistes in Europe, and after an active day on the slopes, return to the hotel for a relaxing time in the spa, before dining in one of the restaurants, giving you spectacular views down through the valley.
Iceland - Grand Hotel Reykjavik
The location of the Grand Hotel is a perfect base for exploring Europe’s most northerly capital, just a 10 minute drive from the city centre and close to the largest swimming pool complex in the country, Laugardalslaug. The contemporary styling of the hotel and the restaurant, which serves a range of classic Nordic dishes, will make any visitor feel right at home.
Norway - Radisson Blu Resort Trysil
Norway is an unsung hero when it comes to European holidays, but there are plenty of reasons to visit this Scandinavian gem, from the Viking legends through to the amazing fjords. Take a trip of a lifetime to the land of the midnight sun, staying at the Radisson Blu Resort in Trysil, one of the country’s largest ski resorts, and a great holiday for those who love an active break with plenty of time in the great outdoors. With 67 slopes and many miles of cross-country tracks, you can even try dog sledding. If you visit during the summer months, this resort is great for mountain biking, horse riding and even golf.
Portugal - Clube Humbria, Algarve
This established resort is designed with families in mind, and being all inclusive just makes the holiday that little bit easier. Recently refurbished, the hotel and rooms are tastefully decorated in neutral colours. There are facilities and entertainment to suit all ages, including the lovely freeform swimming pool, a playground and a kids’ club. Rooms all come with an LCD TV, balcony, and view over the gardens, and all are air conditioned for the hotter summer months. The resort is 700m from the beach.
Spain - Magic Robin Hood Lodge Resort
For a holiday unlike any other, this themed resort is full of things for families, and the children in particular, to do. There is a big play area and a bouncy castle, and the resort even has its own mini splash park! If you want to leave the resort, both chilled out Albir and ever-lively Benidorm are nearby at 5 minutes and 10 minutes drive respectively.