AFTER weeks of gray skies and torrential rain, it’s hard not to yearn for swimsuit weather.
If you’re seriously considering some winter sun, First Choice has launched a sale of up to 40 per cent off Bank Holidays in the Canary Islands next month, with deals from £282 per person.
First Choice have launched a sale of up to 40 per cent off Bank Holidays in the Canary Islands next month, with deals from £40 a night[/caption]
There are eight islands to choose from for your next holiday in the Canaries, including Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera, El Hierro and La Graciosa.
The islands are all in the Atlantic Ocean and are only a four hour drive from the UK.
The Canary Islands attract over 12 million British tourists a year, and with good reason.
Even in December you can expect long hours of sunshine and temperatures of 20 to 25°C.
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There are also fewer crowds, so you don’t have to fight for a spot on the beach, and all attractions, shops, and bars remain open.
There are offers for every budget, from self-catering to half-board and all-inclusive.
The biggest bargain we’ve found is seven nights at TUI SUNEO Tamaimo Tropical in Tenerife, starting from £282 per person.
The deal is £40 per night on a self catering basis departing 6th December from Stansted.
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Alternatively, you can take a week’s holiday in Gran Canaria at Monte Feliz from London Stansted on 12th December from £323 per person.
Half-board is also a good option if you don’t want to be self-sufficient, but also don’t want to be in your holiday destination all the time.
The cheapest deal we’ve found is in Fuerteventura at Hotel Elba Carlota, available from £449 per person (£64 per night) on December 3rd.
Here are some more half board deals in December:
- 7 nights at the Barcelo Lanzarote Active Resort in Costa Teguise, Lanzarote on 1st December – from £459 pps
- 7 Nights at Servatur Waikiki in Playa del Ingles, Gran Canaria on 12th December – from £467pp
- 7 nights at the Best Jacaranda in Costa Adeje, Tenerife on 10th December – from £499 per person
If you’re looking for a stress-free vacation, check out these all-inclusive options:
- 7 nights at Elba Lucia Sport & Suite Hotel in Nuevo Horizonte, Fuerteventura on December 3rd – from £399 pp
- 7 nights at The Morromar Apartments in Matagorda, Lanzarote on 12th December – from £399 pp
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For a stay instead, Travelodge has launched its Christmas sale with rooms from £8.50 per person.
Even in December you can expect long hours of sunshine and temperatures of 20 to 25°C[/caption]