Pick from our list of great short-haul trips for summer. Find the perfect city break or beach holiday.
Majorca has something for everyone. There are hill towns under limestone precipices, plates of pinchos – and Magaluf’s sticky clubbing scene. Historic Palma sizzles in summer heat but there are enough gorgeous churches and museums to offer shady respite. Hire a car and set off in search of charming Deia or quaint Valldemossa.
Where to stay
Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa is a five-star hotel in a unique clifftop setting. Its show-stopping infinity pool looks west across the Mediterranean, so you can soak up an uninterrupted sunset view.
Greece cries out like a siren to island hoppers and lovers of all-inclusive luxury.
Tenerife is no longer associated with tired retirees. Cyclists have got wind of the fantastic high-altitude training in Mount Teide national park. The hotels are becoming fancier and fancier and the beaches continue to be warm and sunny, blessed by the fresh Atlantic breeze. Enjoy all things Canarian once you’re there: try the spicy cuisine and rarely exported wine. Plus, this isolated island’s dark night sky is perfect for amateur astronomers.
Where to stay
On one side of the Ritz-Carlton Abama is a clifftop view of the ocean. On the other sits a stunning championship golf course. Clamber into the hotel’s private funicular to reach the beach – a golden slice of heaven hidden beneath the cliff.