With this crazy winter weather (I mean thundersnow- c’mon Mother Nature, what are you doing to us?!) my mind instinctively turns to one thing…sun-soaked holidays abroad!
Now is the perfect time to plan your summer holiday as there are so many amazing bargains to be had in the Jet2.com and Jet2holidays January sale where you can save £100 per person on all holidays! Get me to that sun!
My regular readers will know that at the end of 2016, I was announced as the multi-award winning airline and package holiday specialist’s first ever digital ambassador-woohoo! It’s a UK first too, making it a groundbreaking collaboration and I can’t wait to share the incredible deals that can be had with this brilliant company (launching in Birmingham and London Stansted in March too).
I’ll be jetting off with Jet2.com and Jet2holidays over the next school holidays in February and beyond and you’ll be coming away with me, thanks to the power of blogging and social media.
If you’re wondering where to vacay yourself this summer and are in need of some stunning family holda then you’re in the right place as I’m sharing my top 5 European destinations for families in this post.
And – rather excitingly – I’ve also teamed up with Jet2.com and Jet2holidays to giveaway 5x £60 vouchers off sun and winter Jet2holidays.
You can enter at the bottom of this post!
My Top 5 European Destinations For Families
There’s something truly magical about the Balearic islands and Majorca, the largest of the archipelago is a fabulous holiday destination for families looking for fun in the sun!
The resort of Alcudia sits on the north of the island combing far-reaching sandy beaches and a medieval old town.
It’s a thriving tourist destination which is around 80% families so there’s plenty to keep the kids entertained. Thrill-seekers will love the abundance of water sports that the resort has to offer or you may prefer a more relaxing afternoon strolling around the old town’s historic streets and admiring the stunning architecture.
Delicious tapas restaurants are plentiful and beer lovers can even pay a visit to the bay’s Cerveceria Microbrewery where you can take a tour and sample their hoppy delight!
Cala D’Or, Majorca
Gavimar Cala Gran Costa Del Sur
Staying on the island of Majorca, another top destination for families is the sumptuous Cala D’Or.
A stylish yet family friendly destination, the harbour regularly welcomes the super-yachts of the rich and famous (Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones have a holiday home nearby). But despite it’s grandeur, the resort is surprisingly friendly on the purse strings with a selection of high-quality yet great value restaurants.
The Cala D’Or coastline consists of enchanting coves that are perfect for exploring. There is also a larger beach just a short bus ride away.
Salou, Costa Dorada
Oasis Park: Salou – Reus, Costa Dorada
The oh so stunning Costa Dorada is famous for its gorgeous golden beaches. Salou is a dreaming destination on located on the coast that serves up traditional Spanish culture with the picturesque Blue Flag beaches.
Kids will love the Bosc Adventura, an zip-wire themed adventure park for mini-tarzans and just on the outskirts of the resort is PortAventura aka Spain’s biggest theme park with roller coasters and water slides.
Barcelona is also within driving distance and perfect for a day trip (kids will love the Barcelona Zoo!).
Playa Es Cana, Ibiza
Azuline Hotel Coral Beach: Playa Es Cana, Ibiza
Back to the Balearics and this time Ibiza. The White Isle may be known first and foremost as a hedonist’s paradise; however, it’s also home to some of Europe’s best family-friendly resorts: case in point, Playa Es Cana, which is 70% families.
With it’s stunning beaches (quite possibly the best on the island) and beautiful scenery, from this side of the island you can enjoy Ibiza’s majestic sunrise. There’s plenty of kid-friendly things to do during both the day and night in Playa Es Cana and make sure you head to the famous hippy market where you can pick up the most gorgeous handmade jewellery, clothes and furnishings.
Playa Blanca, Lanzarote
LABRANDA Suite Hotel Alyssa Playa Blanca , Lanzarote
Playa Blanca lives up to its name with some of the most stunning white beaches in Europe. Like Cala D’Or, Playa Blanca is a stylish resort with a yacht-filled marine and luxurious beaches with turquoise seas and powdery sand.
Head to the stunning town and there’s plenty to keep the whole family entertained. The Commercial Centre Papagayo offers lively entertainment at night, while fashionista mamas will love an afternoon of shopping at the upmarket Marinaside shopping complex.
All looks pretty dreamy huh? Get booking folks and happy holidays!
Excitingly you can win 5x £60 off your next holiday vouchers when you book.
Good luck if you enter the competition*.
Do also head to Jet2holidays for more holiday inspiration.
I am Jet2.com and Jet2holidays’ digital ambassador and this is a commissioned post.
*Terms and conditions apply
Valid on Jet2holidays bookings made from 00:00 on 1st February 2017 until 23.59
on 30th April 2017.
Not valid on Jet2.com bookings.
Valid on holiday departures from 1st April 2017 until 31st March 2018.
£60 saving per booking to be redeemed by entering the unique promotion code printed overleaf at time of booking.
Minimum of 2 adults per booking.
Available on Sun & Winter Jet2holidays, not available on Jet2CityBreaks.
The promotion code must be given at the time of booking to receive the discount.
£60 saving applicable to final balance only and cannot be used against the deposit.
Saving applicable to new bookings only.
Redeemable at Jet2holidays website, Jet2holidays call centre or your high street travel agent.
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If flight dates or any passenger names are changed by the customer following the original booking, the discount will no longer apply and the balance shall become payable upon such change being made.
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Ends 2nd February 2017.