There is only a week or so left to go before the majority of schools in the UK and the rest of Europe start to break up for the summer holidays. Any parent knows that a month is a long time for a child to be stuck at home with nothing to do, so this is the most popular time for travel. Renting or purchasing a timeshare if you are travelling with your family is the best way to save money, especially in busy months during July and August, so in light of this here are the top school summer holiday destinations where you can look for timeshare rentals.
Costa del Sol, Spain
Marriott have two beautiful resorts on the Costa del Sol. The Marbella beach resort is popular amongst families due to its beachside location and the large swimming pool and kid friendly amenities and further towards Estepona, a stone’s throw away from the glamorous town of Puerto Banus you will find Marriott’s Playa Andaluza. This resort is also set walking distance from the beach and the units and swimming areas are suitable for children, although the beach at Marriott’s Marbella beach resort features sand that is slightly softer underfoot and more spacious. Whilst it can be very hot during July and August in the South of Spain, there are a huge variety of water based activities to do with the kids such as visiting one of the outstanding Water Parks including the massive Aqualand or opting to take a dip in the gorgeous lakes of Istan.
Mallorca is somewhat of a hidden gem in the Mediterranean. Slightly less popular than the Spanish beach resorts, it is the perfect summer holiday destination for a getaway with the family. One of the great things about Mallorca is that it is packed full of things to do and nearly all of the attractions you can visit will be great fun for both adults and children. Marriott´s Son Antem offers luxuriously appointment townhouses, set right on a golf course. There is plenty of space at this safe, secluded resort for the kids to run around and play whilst you enjoy a game of golf and as it is highly family oriented during the summer months, you can expect your kids to make friends with other families in no time!
If you are a fan sweltering temperatures, Cyprus positively sizzles in summer, tipping 33 °C (91 °F) on average during the days – therefore it is better to visit Paphos July and August if your children are older, as the little ones might get too hot. The whole of Cyprus is a popular Mediterranean summer holiday destination, but Paphos is generally a good bet as it caters for so many tastes. There are, of course, sandy beaches aplenty, and then there’s the spread of historical attractions that have given Paphos its UNESCO World Heritage status, including impressive Roman mosaics and the mysterious Tombs of the Kings.
The island of Kos is one of the most charming you will find in Greece. It has beaches laden with all sorts of fun stuff, like windsurfing (Mastichari Beach) and beachside bars (Lambi Mylos Beach), as well as quiet sheltered coves you can only get to by boat. Kos Town is very much the heart of the island action and a great place to unwind, but also make time for historical sights like Asklepieion, an unusual early medical centre dedicated to the Greek god of health. Again, Kos makes for a good summer holiday destination if your kids are old enough to be able to go off and do their own thing and take advantage of the buzzing nightlife.