Sun Holidays

26.01.18

Fantastic Value Marrakech Holiday

7 Nights in a Fabulous, Well Rated 5* Hotel incl. Return Flights

Experience something amazing with this Fantastic Value Marrakech Holiday for 7 nights incl. 5* hotel & flights

24.01.18

Luxurious California Beach Holiday

1 Week in Well Rated 4-Star Beach Resort & Flights

For those of you who watched The O.C. growing up, this should be right up your street. :) I have found an amazing offer for a luxurious California beach holiday for two people to explore the beauty of America’s west coast. Luxurious California Beach Holiday The area which you will be staying in for this […]

21.01.18

Stunning All Inclusive Ibiza Holiday

7 Nights in an Unbelievable 5* Hotel in a Great Location incl. Return Flights

Get the serious 5* treatment with this Stunning All Inclusive Ibiza Holiday for 7 nights incl. flights!

16.01.18

Last Minute All Inclusive Tenerife Holiday

1 Week in Great Value All Inclusive Hotel incl. Return Flights, Luggage & Transfers

Bag yourself a fantastic last-minute bargain with flights, transfers and luggaged included as well as all inclusive catering!

15.01.18

Costa Blanca Summer Holiday

1 Week incl. 4-Star Hotel, Cork Flights, Luggage & Transfers

I have found a fantastic offer on TUI's website for two people to jet off on a beautiful Costa Blanca summer holiday in May 2018. 

15.01.18

Great Value Malta Holiday

7 Nights in a Gorgeous 4* Hotel incl. Return Flights

Relax in the sunshine with this Great Value Malta Holiday for 7 nights incl. a 4* hotel stay & flights

14.01.18

Luxury Rovinj Holiday

9 Nights in 4* Resort incl. Breakfast & Flights

This is easily one of Croatia's most beautiful cities, so pair it up with some proper luxury!

11.01.18

Lovely Relaxing Ibiza Holiday

7 Nights in a Well Rated Hotel incl. Return Flights & Transfers

Theres nothing better than some sunshine so check out this Lovely Relaxing Ibiza Holiday for 7 nights incl. Hotel & Flights!

08.01.18

Beautiful Bari Holiday

7 Nights in Great Value for Money 4* Hotel incl. Breakfast & Return Flights

Check out this beautiful Bari holiday to see one of the most beautiful places in the world and let all your troubles melt away!

06.01.18

Spring Holiday to Sardinia

1 Week in Superb Hotel incl. Return Flights

An island that brings those Caribbean vibes closer to home, Sardinia really does feature some of Europe's finest beaches. Check it out here!

05.01.18

Fabulous Marrakech Holiday

7 Nights in a Well Rated 4* Riad incl. Return Flights & Breakfast

Experience something new with this fabulous Marrakech holiday for 7 nights in a fantastic value 4* riad incl. flights for just €152

05.01.18

Fantastic Algarve Holiday Bargain

1 Week in Popular 3* Resort incl. Return Flights from Dublin, Cork, Shannon or Knock

Incredible value! With dates all year round and departures from Dublin, Cork, Shannon or Knock, be sure to check out this wicked deal!

23.12.17

All Inclusive Sunny Beach Deal

1 Week incl. Hotel, All Inclusive Catering, Luggage, Flights & Transfers

Put your feet up Bulgaria's lovely sandy beaches and chill to the max - everything's covered with this all inclusive Sunny Beach deal!

22.12.17

Amazing Value Crete Spring Holiday

7 Nights Stay in a Well Rated 4* Guesthouse incl. Return Flights

Book yourself some sunshine with this amazing value Crete spring holiday for 7 nights incl. a 4* hotel stay & Flights just €225

13.12.17

Lovely April Santorini Holiday

7 Nights in a Fantastically Rated Hotel in a Great Location incl. Flights

Spend some time on this wonderful island with this lovely April Santorini holiday for 7 nights incl. hotel & flights for just €257

10.12.17

Summer Algarve Holiday

1 Week in a 4* Hotel in Great Location incl. Flights

Book yourself some sunshine to look forward to with this summer Algarve holiday for 1 week in a well rated 4* hotel incl. flights just €418

10.12.17

Luxury Ibiza Holiday

1 Week in Top 5* Resort incl. All Inclusive Catering & Return Flights

Whether you're looking to party until the small hours or spoil yourself rotten, this all inclusive 5* Ibiza deal will sort you out nicely!

06.12.17

Cheap April Zadar Break

5 Nights in a Boutique Hostel incl. Return Flights & Breakfast

I found you this Cheap April Zadar Break in 2018! Get 5 Nights in Boutique Hostel and Flights for only €246 pp!

05.12.17

Exotic May Marrakech Break

7 Nights in a Fabulous Well Rated 4* Riad incl. Return Flights

See something different with this Exotic May Marrakech Break for 7 nights in a 4* hotel incl. return flights for just €259

30.11.17

Spring 2018 Maldives Holiday

13 Nights in Well-Rated Guesthouse incl. Breakfast & Flights

This place is simply the stuff of dreams. If you’re feeling in the mood for one of those life-defining holidays that will stay produce the type of memories that will stay with you forever, look no further than the Maldives. With this amazing Expedia offer, you and one other lucky person could be jetting off […]

Cheap Sun Holiday Deals – Find the cheapest offers on Holidayguru.ie!

Let’s face it – Irish weather just doesn’t cut it a lot of the time! If you’re looking to escape the gloomier climates at home without having to spend a fortune, you’re in the right place – this is where you’ll find all of my most recent sun holiday packages that I come across as I’m search for the cheapest holiday deals departing from Ireland. Whether it’s a romantic getaway to Greece or just having a bitta craic in Benidorm, I’ve always got my eyes peeled for cheap offers to all of the top sun destinations loved by Irish holidaymakers, as well as some hidden gems well worth checking out!

Book your Last Minute Sun Holiday

Things are pretty tough once the Christmas season has wound down. The weather is still freezing cold, the days are still short and the sunshine is in short supply! Luckily you can find a loads of great last-minute sun holidays at this time of year, as well as in autumn. Prices will still be really reasonable compared to the peak summer months, so it will be a lot easier to book last minute hotels and flights.

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The most popular sun holiday destinations

With so many beautiful countries to choose from, it can be pretty daunting trying to decide on where to go for your sun holiday, especially if it’s your first one. I’ve listed some popular choices amongst Irish holidaymakers below to help point you in the right direction should you be a little lost!

The Algarve | Canary Islands | Malta | Majorca | Greek Islands

The Algarve

Without a doubt one of the most popular sun holiday destinations by far! Lovely climates and gorgeous stretches of sand are just a few of the many things to look forward to in this picturesque region along Portugal’s southern coast. Traditional towns villages like Cacela Velha, Sagres and Aljezur offer beautiful architecture and amazing restaurants serving freshly caught seafood. Breathtaking beaches such as Praia da Marinha and Praia do Tonel are shelted by the iconic golden cliffs that adorn many a postcard. And if it’s nightlife you’re looking for, Albufeira is the place to be.

The sheer diversity of the activities on offer and the very reasonable prices have cemented the Algarve’s title as a top sun destination for families and couples. The regional airport, Faro, is served by direct routes from Dublin, Cork, Knock, Shannon and Kerry, making it easily accessible from all over the country. If this is sounding like your cup of tea, be sure to browse my most recent Algarve holiday deals and stay up-to-date with the latest offers there!

The Canary Islands

If it’s sunshine you’re looking for, you just can’t go wrong with the Canaries. Famed for its year-round sunshine, this small archipelago off the western coast of Africa offers everything you could possibly want for a brilliant sun holiday no matter what season you go! Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura are the most popular of the bunch, served by direct flights from several Irish airports. Bustling resort towns such as Playa de las Americas and Costa Adeje feature busy beaches, loads of restaurants and plenty of bars, but if you’re looking for a more authentic experience then you can always hire a car and explore the smaller villages further away from the crowds.

As well as endless sunbathing, there are plenty of activities to get stuck into. Fuerteventura’s constant winds make it a haven for surfers, while the soaring summit of Mount Teide on Tenerife draws many a hiker eager to climb the island’s highest point. Families will absolutely adore visitng Siam Park in Costa Adeje, one of the best water parks in all of Europe with loads of amazing rides for both young and old. I’m always finding plenty of cheap holidays to the Canaries, so as always be sure to keep checking back for the latest offers I come across!

Malta

Another beautiful island getaway, Malta may be tiny in size but it more than makes up for it with its rich history, gorgeous sunsets and amazing coastal scenery. In the summer time when temperatures are at their highest, be sure to bathing in the crystal-clear waters of the Blue Lagoon between the islands of Gozo and Malta, or bring the kids to Ramla Bay and Mellieha where the waters are nice and shallow! Party animals should head to Paceville where you’ll find a huge collection of bars and clubs open until the early hours – or you could head to Rabat for one of the awesome open-air clubs that are open during the summer months.

If you want a break from all of the sunbathing, you should take the opportunity to get to know some of Malta’s many historic areas. Valletta, the island capital, features stunning architecture with traditional balconies. Mdina is famed for the so-called “Silent City” – stepping through the city gates will transport you to another time and place. Both Dublin and Cork are served by direct flights to Luqa – be sure to browse my latest Malta deals that I’ve come across!

Majorca

An absolute classic sun destination, Majorca has got it all. Its diversity means that it’s one of those places you can just keep visiting time and time again as you go off and explore different towns and regions, and the gorgeous climates are enough to put a smile on anyone’s face. Santa Ponsa and Magaluf may be infamous for the nightlife, but head to Deia and it’s a completely different story. We’re talking about historic villages with stone houses and gorgeous mountain vistas – a whole world apart really!

Families will love areas such as Palma Nova and Alcudia. The huge beaches here slope gently into the sea and the shallow waters makes it a safe spot for kids to splash about in the sea. Loads of hotels and resorts on the island are also geared towards families as well, many of which offering amenities such as kids’ clubs, playgrounds and childrens’ pools. As Irish holidaymakers it’s possible to fly directly to Majorca from both Dublin and Cork – find the latest deals over at my Majorca Holidays page.

The Greek Islands

Nowhere else in Europe quite invokes the idea of idyll and romance than the Greek Islands. From the iconic caldera views of Santorini to the family-friendly resorts in Crete, each island has its own distinct character that makes it a region you’ll want to keep coming back to time and time again. Crete is by far one of the most popular choices, but Corfu is also a big name when it comes to family holidays thanks to its large selection of activities and sandy beaches. Zakynthos and Mykonos are famed as being hubs for buzzing nightlife, while couples that want somewhere quieter to spark up some romance should head to Santorini, Naxos or Milos, to name but a few.

As well as Athens and Thessaloniki over on the Greek mainland, Dublin also enjoys direct connections to Crete, Corfu, Zakynthos and Kos (some of these routes being seasonal chartered flights). All other flights to Greek islands will come with a stopover along the way, most likely in Athens. You’ll find my most recent Greece holiday deals over on this page!

Winter sun holidays – the best destinations

With the sun already setting in the early afternoon and the bitter morning frosts, it’s easy to see why many of start to really crave some sun at this time of year! But while Ireland’s enduring freezing temperatures, some countries are off enjoying wonderfully mild – and even hot! – climates! For those of you craving some winter sun without having to endure a long flight, you could check out one of the best European winter sun destinations such as the Canary Islands, Madeira, Cyprus, Sicily and Malta, where you’ll enjoy temperatures of around 15 – 19 degrees Celcius. Sure, so it might not be warm enough for a swim – but it’s got us beat!

Those of you really looking to turn up the heat will be glad to know that you’ve plenty of options a little further afield. Popular destinations such as Mexico, Thailand, Dubai and Florida enjoy daily temperatures well into the 20 or even 30 degrees-mark. As soon as you step off the plane you’ll be forgetting it’s even winter at all!

Another advantage with winter sun holidays is that they’ll be a lot cheaper than travelling during the summer. You’ll be able to book inclusive holidays for a very reasonable price, and hotels and flights will be at their cheapest at this time of year.

Guru Tip: As an extra bit of inspiration, be sure to give my article about the sunniest places in the world a read – that should get your wanderlust going!

Top Sun Holiday Deals

If you’re on the hunt for cheap sun deals then be sure to keep checking back here to stay up-to-date with the latest sun holiday deals I find. As your Guru, I’m always on the lookout for cheap holidays to all sorts of destinations around the world – and sun holidays are no exception!

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