Sun Holidays

17.10.17

Peak Season Gran Canaria

7 Nights on in a Well Rated Hotel During High Season incl. Flights & Half Board

Get ahead of the curve with this peak season Gran Canaria holiday for 7 nights in a great hotel incl. flights & half board just €441

15.10.17

Stunning Bangkok Holiday

5 Nights in the Centre of the City in a 4* Hotel incl. Flights

Book yourself an adventure with this stunning Bangkok holiday for 5 nights in a fantastic 4* hotel incl. flights for just €619

08.10.17

Lanzarote Holiday Package

1 Week incl. Gorgeous 4* Hotel, Half Board & Flights

Sun, sea and sand… my three favourite things! Well, a Lanzarote holiday is right up there too – which is why I found this amazing deal for a week in the sunny seaside town of Puerto del Carmen with a little help from TUI! If things already sound amazing to you then just wait until you see […]

02.10.17

Lanzarote Holiday Package

1 Week incl. Excellent 4* Hotel, Half Board and Flights

Escape the miserable Irish December with this Lanzarote Holiday Package: 1 Week incl. Excellent 4* Hotel, Half Board & Flights for only €501

01.10.17

Great Value Tenerife Holiday

1 Week in Well Rated 4* Hotel incl. Return Flights

Booking yourself some winter sunshine is an essential part of any Irish winter. It keeps you sane and makes sure that your tan doesn’t fade too much! With this great value Tenerife holiday I have found on Loveholidays, you’ll be able to soak up some rays while everyone back home is suffering in the rain. You […]

30.09.17

Luxury Ibiza Holiday

1 Week in Famous 5* Hard Rock Hotel incl. Return Flights

Treat yourself to some last-minute luxury with a stay in one of the most famous hotels in Ibiza!

30.09.17

Marrakech Spring Getaway

1 Week incl. Beautiful Riad Hotel incl. Breakfast & Flights

Feel the need to get exploring? Then why not broaden your horizons in Marrakech, a city that's an absolute feast for the senses!

29.09.17

Tossa de Mar Break

4 Nights in Excellent Seafront Hotel incl. Return Flights

Enjoy a getaway to the sun for less with this fantastic Tossa de Mar break - you'll be forgetting about the dreary weather in no time!

26.09.17

Majorca Summer Holiday Deal

1 Week incl. Hotel, Half Board, Cork Flights, Luggage & Transfers

Make sure you get next summer started off on the right foot with this fantastic Majorca deal departing from Cork airport!

26.09.17

Summer Getaway to Naxos

6 Nights in Beautiful Hotel incl. Return Flights & Breakfast

Dreaming of heavenly Greek islands? Treat yourself to a little getaway in the wonderful island of Naxos with this fantastic deal I spotted!

25.09.17

Mombasa Stay on a Private Island

12 Nights incl. 4* Hotel, Breakfast & Flights

Treat yourself to a once in a lifetime experience with this Mombasa stay on a private island incl. return flights just €1339

23.09.17

Cheap Holiday to Antalya

1 Week incl. Fantastic Hotel Close to Beach & Direct Belfast Flights

Jet off to the Turkish Riviera, explore the history and soak up some early sun - all for a fantastic price!

21.09.17

Amalfi Coast Spa Break

6 Nights in 4* Resort incl. Breakfast & Return Flights

Indulge in some seriously luxury in heavenly surroundings. The Amalfi Coast is considered one of the most beautiful places in Italy - and with good reason...

21.09.17

Cheap Costa Brava Getaway

3 Nights in Apartment incl. Belfast Flights

Need a little getaway to look forward to but don't want to break the bank? Then I have the perfect little Costa Brava getaway for you here!

15.09.17

Last Minute Crete Package

1 Week incl. Beachfront Hotel, Half Board Catering, Flights, Luggage & Transfers

Lovely beaches, historic architecture and gorgeous climates makes Crete a perfect destination for a well-deserved escape!

05.09.17

Beautiful Bulgaria Holiday

1 Week All Inclusive in a Well Reviewed Hotel incl. Flights

Experience some serious relaxation with this beautiful Bulgaria holiday for 1 week all inclusive with your flights just €599

02.09.17

Dream Holiday to Dubai

1 Week in a Luxurious 4* Hotel incl. Flights

Explore the exotic middle east with this dream holiday to Dubai for 1 week in an amazing 4* hotel incl. flights just €579

01.09.17

Unbelievably Cheap Malta Deal

4 Nights in Hotel with Great Reviews incl. Flights

Malta is an amazing little Island and has some seriously unreal features that have to be seen to be believed! You’ll be able to enjoy all of these amazing sites with this unbelievably cheap Malta deal on Expedia. You explore all that this Island has to offer in comfort and style and not have to worry […]

31.08.17

Super Cheap Santorini Deal

3 Nights in a Great Value Hotel incl. Flights

With the summer drawing to a close it can seem as if you haven’t had enough sunshine in your life. Well with this super cheap Santorini deal on Expedia you can grab yourself some of that sweet last minute vitamin D without breaking the bank. I mean who can resist some lounging in the sunshine […]

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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