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Escape Edition 94

Summer Sun

Summer's almost here, which can mean only one thing: it's time to book your summer holiday. Not sure where to start? We've got you covered. In this week's Escape Edition, we're here to help you decide where to go next, from a Bali beach break to a California road trip and everything in between.

INDONESIA OR INDIAN OCEAN?

MYRTLE BEACH? BRING IT ON.

DREAMING OF THAT SUMMER GETAWAY?

INDONESIA OR INDIAN OCEAN?

Zanzibar is an island in the Indian Ocean, just off the coast of East Africa, and an excellent destination for relaxation. Measuring just 24 miles wide and 52 miles long, Zanzibar isn’t big – but it certainly packs a punch. There are indigenous forests filled with chirping birds and cheeky monkeys, spice farms bursting with plants like vanilla, nutmeg, and black pepper, and coastal mangroves ideal for kayaking adventures. The UNESCO-listed Stone Town is home to towering cathedrals, grand mosques, vibrant markets, and maze-like laneways. 

 

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However, the island’s stunning beaches are Zanzibar’s main attraction. The bath-warm Indian Ocean brushes powdery white sands while bright coral reefs teem with marine life. Snorkel with colourful fish, seahorses, and turtles, go on dolphin-watching trips, or relax on the beach with a good book and an ice-cold beer.

Zanzibar, offshore from mainland Tanzania, boasts a year-round tropical climate, but June to September is the best time to visit. You’ll enjoy sunny days with average temperatures of 29°C. The summer is also a fantastic time to go on safari in Tanzania – so why not add a few days in the Serengeti?

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Next up, Bali. If you’re looking for a blissfully minimal to-do list, a Bali holiday is your best bet. After sunbathing to your heart’s content on one of the many picture-perfect beaches or snorkelling amongst the vivid corals and majestic marine life, head to one of Bali’s chilled-out bars for a refreshing cocktail, beer, or bite to eat. 

This exotic island is perfect for escaping everyday demands and indulging in well-deserved relaxation. No matter what your ideal beach day looks like, Bali has a spot for you. Tranquil Sanur and Nusa Dua are the perfect base for uninterrupted downtime, whereas lively Kuta is home to many popular beach bars.

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If you’re looking for the best of both worlds, look no further than Seminyak, with its soft sands, watersports, and ocean-front bars. And let’s not forget the hipster central, Canggu Beach – a must-visit during any Bali break. Looking for a hidden gem? Head to Jimbaran’s relaxed cultural surroundings; this coastal resort boasts plenty to do with beaches, shopping, and seafood restaurants.

With Bali’s dry season running from April to October, summer is a perfect time to visit. Only a short hop from Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, why not add a couple of nights to your Asia adventure?

Whether you want to relax or explore, it’s time to get those summer sandals out and start planning. 

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MYRTLE BEACH? BRING IT ON.

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is a vibrant coastal city known for its exciting attractions and lively entertainment options.

Myrtle Beach is a stunning stretch perfect for sunbathing, swimming, and watersports. Beyond the coastline, there is plenty more to see and do. The city has numerous amusement parks, including the iconic Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, which offers panoramic views 200 feet above the beach. Why not head to Myrtle Waves Water Park and enjoy thrilling slides and rides? Alternatively, there’s Ripley’s Aquarium or the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk for shopping, dining, and entertainment.

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Myrtle Beach State Park provides a serene escape with peaceful hiking trailscamping facilitiesbirdwatching, and wildlife spotting opportunities. Golf enthusiasts will appreciate the renowned golf courses which cater to players of all skill levels amid picturesque landscapes.

In the evenings, the city bursts with energy with live music venues, beachfront bars, and seafood restaurants serving fresh daily catches. If you’re looking for something a bit different, enjoy a dinner cruise along the Intracoastal Waterway, or head to the Carolina Opry or Alabama Theatre and catch a live performance. Keep in mind that May to September is the busiest and warmest time to visit, making it a great choice for a summer sun getaway.

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DREAMING OF THAT SUMMER GETAWAY?

The clocks have gone forward, and the bees are beginning to buzz - now’s the perfect time to start planning your summer escape. Whether you’re looking for a fun-filled family getaway during the school holidays or a romantic couple’s retreat, plenty of idyllic destinations await.

Craving some gyros in Greece or tapas in Spain? How about indulging in a spot of wine tasting in California or embarking on a wildlife-watching adventure in Costa Rica? We’re here to transform your summer holiday dreams into reality.  

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Don’t feel like venturing too far? European destinations like Spain and Greece are just a few hours away, offering golden sand, treasure-filled towns, and a rich history to explore. Southeast Asia is a fantastic choice for great value long-haul summer holidays, as Koh Samui and the Gulf of Thailand stay warm and dry until September.

From Canada to the Caribbean, temperatures are high during July and August, and the epic range of experiences is seemingly endless. How about a road trip along the California Coast from San Diego to San Francisco before wine tasting in the Napa Valley? It’ll be a summer to remember. Looking for a slower pace of life? Find a Caribbean Island with an easy-going vibe and relax in the sun.

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If you prefer a slightly lower temperature, there are many cooler but equally incredible destinations to visit this summer. Alaska gets very cold in the winter, so May to September is the best time to visit. Alternatively, head to Cape Town in South Africa for a holiday with a thousand possibilities at a time when the days are pleasantly warm. Although you may need a jacket in the south coast destinations of Melbourne and Adelaide, every corner of Australia is ripe for exploring. Finally, there’s New Zealand. Here, particularly on the magnificent South Island, the dramatic landscapes appear even more spectacular when the air is crisp.

This summer, all temperatures are sizzling. Begin planning your summer 2024 holidays today.

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INDONESIA OR INDIAN OCEAN?

INDONESIA OR INDIAN OCEAN?

Zanzibar is an island in the Indian Ocean, just off the coast of East Africa, and an excellent destination for relaxation. Measuring just 24 miles wide and 52 miles long, Zanzibar isn’t big – but it certainly packs a punch. There are indigenous forests filled with chirping birds and cheeky monkeys, spice farms bursting with plants like vanilla, nutmeg, and black pepper, and coastal mangroves ideal for kayaking adventures. The UNESCO-listed Stone Town is home to towering cathedrals, grand mosques, vibrant markets, and maze-like laneways. 

 

Show More
Show Less

However, the island’s stunning beaches are Zanzibar’s main attraction. The bath-warm Indian Ocean brushes powdery white sands while bright coral reefs teem with marine life. Snorkel with colourful fish, seahorses, and turtles, go on dolphin-watching trips, or relax on the beach with a good book and an ice-cold beer.

Zanzibar, offshore from mainland Tanzania, boasts a year-round tropical climate, but June to September is the best time to visit. You’ll enjoy sunny days with average temperatures of 29°C. The summer is also a fantastic time to go on safari in Tanzania – so why not add a few days in the Serengeti?

Show More
Show Less

Next up, Bali. If you’re looking for a blissfully minimal to-do list, a Bali holiday is your best bet. After sunbathing to your heart’s content on one of the many picture-perfect beaches or snorkelling amongst the vivid corals and majestic marine life, head to one of Bali’s chilled-out bars for a refreshing cocktail, beer, or bite to eat. 

This exotic island is perfect for escaping everyday demands and indulging in well-deserved relaxation. No matter what your ideal beach day looks like, Bali has a spot for you. Tranquil Sanur and Nusa Dua are the perfect base for uninterrupted downtime, whereas lively Kuta is home to many popular beach bars.

Show More
Show Less

If you’re looking for the best of both worlds, look no further than Seminyak, with its soft sands, watersports, and ocean-front bars. And let’s not forget the hipster central, Canggu Beach – a must-visit during any Bali break. Looking for a hidden gem? Head to Jimbaran’s relaxed cultural surroundings; this coastal resort boasts plenty to do with beaches, shopping, and seafood restaurants.

With Bali’s dry season running from April to October, summer is a perfect time to visit. Only a short hop from Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, why not add a couple of nights to your Asia adventure?

Whether you want to relax or explore, it’s time to get those summer sandals out and start planning. 

Show More
Show Less

MYRTLE BEACH? BRING IT ON.

MYRTLE BEACH? BRING IT ON.

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is a vibrant coastal city known for its exciting attractions and lively entertainment options.

Myrtle Beach is a stunning stretch perfect for sunbathing, swimming, and watersports. Beyond the coastline, there is plenty more to see and do. The city has numerous amusement parks, including the iconic Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, which offers panoramic views 200 feet above the beach. Why not head to Myrtle Waves Water Park and enjoy thrilling slides and rides? Alternatively, there’s Ripley’s Aquarium or the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk for shopping, dining, and entertainment.

Show More
Show Less

Myrtle Beach State Park provides a serene escape with peaceful hiking trailscamping facilitiesbirdwatching, and wildlife spotting opportunities. Golf enthusiasts will appreciate the renowned golf courses which cater to players of all skill levels amid picturesque landscapes.

In the evenings, the city bursts with energy with live music venues, beachfront bars, and seafood restaurants serving fresh daily catches. If you’re looking for something a bit different, enjoy a dinner cruise along the Intracoastal Waterway, or head to the Carolina Opry or Alabama Theatre and catch a live performance. Keep in mind that May to September is the busiest and warmest time to visit, making it a great choice for a summer sun getaway.

Show More
Show Less

DREAMING OF THAT SUMMER GETAWAY?

DREAMING OF THAT SUMMER GETAWAY?

The clocks have gone forward, and the bees are beginning to buzz - now’s the perfect time to start planning your summer escape. Whether you’re looking for a fun-filled family getaway during the school holidays or a romantic couple’s retreat, plenty of idyllic destinations await.

Craving some gyros in Greece or tapas in Spain? How about indulging in a spot of wine tasting in California or embarking on a wildlife-watching adventure in Costa Rica? We’re here to transform your summer holiday dreams into reality.  

Show More
Show Less

Don’t feel like venturing too far? European destinations like Spain and Greece are just a few hours away, offering golden sand, treasure-filled towns, and a rich history to explore. Southeast Asia is a fantastic choice for great value long-haul summer holidays, as Koh Samui and the Gulf of Thailand stay warm and dry until September.

From Canada to the Caribbean, temperatures are high during July and August, and the epic range of experiences is seemingly endless. How about a road trip along the California Coast from San Diego to San Francisco before wine tasting in the Napa Valley? It’ll be a summer to remember. Looking for a slower pace of life? Find a Caribbean Island with an easy-going vibe and relax in the sun.

Show More
Show Less

If you prefer a slightly lower temperature, there are many cooler but equally incredible destinations to visit this summer. Alaska gets very cold in the winter, so May to September is the best time to visit. Alternatively, head to Cape Town in South Africa for a holiday with a thousand possibilities at a time when the days are pleasantly warm. Although you may need a jacket in the south coast destinations of Melbourne and Adelaide, every corner of Australia is ripe for exploring. Finally, there’s New Zealand. Here, particularly on the magnificent South Island, the dramatic landscapes appear even more spectacular when the air is crisp.

This summer, all temperatures are sizzling. Begin planning your summer 2024 holidays today.

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GET INSPIRED BY OUR TOP TIPS

ALL-INCLUSIVE? ALL SORTED.

When you book an all-inclusive holiday, you’ll enjoy a vast choice of exciting destinations. Whether you choose a tropical hotspot or a glittering metropolis, you’ll be safe knowing everything is paid for in advance. When you go all-inclusive, all there is to do is relax and make the most of the food, drinks and activities on offer. Spend a week chilling out on your resort’s golden sands, trying hotel-included watersports, and tasting as many delicious local dishes as you can! From the Maldives’ beautiful islands, Bali and Mauritius, to the glorious shorelines of Mexico and Thailand, take your pick from an array of all-inclusive resorts in the world’s most exciting destinations.

GET INSPIRED BY OUR TOP TIPS

ORLANDO FAMILY TRIP? NO TROUBLE

A trip to Orlando is the ultimate family summer holiday where dreams come true. Home to over a dozen theme parks and endless attractions, it’s the ultimate fun capital. So, whether you’re travelling with tots or teens, an Orlando family holiday is sure to be unforgettable – and not just for the kids. Parents will love the city’s rides, hotels, and restaurants equally as much as the children. Our top tip is to book a private villa with a pool; this way, you can relax like you’re at home. They’re great value and have a full kitchen where you can enjoy breakfasts and make picnics to save money.

GET INSPIRED BY OUR TOP TIPS

STAYING COOL IN DUBAI

There's not much to say about Dubai’s heat that hasn't been said before. It's hot. Not regular hot, like we might experience during a good British summer, but scorching hot! However, there are plenty of ways to keep yourself cool on a Dubai summer holiday. Air conditioning is the norm here, so you can nip inside your hotel and cool off if it gets too much. Or, why not head out and explore the shopping malls? They’re all air-conditioned, and you can spend time shopping for bargains. Our favourite way to keep cool is by spending the day at one of Dubai’s waterparks - perfect for thrill-seekers who want to stay cool while having a whole heap of fun.
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