Your Top 5 destinations in 2018

Suffering from holiday inspiration block? A great way to start planning your 2019 getaway is to discover what was hot on everyone’s list last year!

We’ve put together the top 5 most visited apartments4you destinations for 2018:

1. Tenerife

Your evergreen favourite is Tenerife. With year round sunshine and amazing beaches it’s a sun worshippers paradise. Los Cristianos and Playa de las Americas still remain the most popular spots offering a diverse selection of restaurants, bars and nightclubs. There are lots of activities to keep the family entertained such as climbing Mount Teide with Spain’s tallest peak, Loro Park and Siam Park attracting approximately five million tourist visits to the island each year. No wonder it tops our most visited destination list for 2018!

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CLC The Paradise Club, Torviscas

2. Florida

Florida is famous for its sunny weather and abundance of theme parks – making it one of the most popular family destinations in the world! From Gatorland to Walt Disney World, if there’s a theme park for it you can probably find it in Florida. Florida Keys is home to America’s only living coral reef and it is a really unique adventure to visit. If you are looking for a Florida beach holiday, what better place than Fort Lauderdale beach. The drive from Orlando to Miami is quicker than most think… in only 4 hours you can be in Miami, which is one of the top city destination worldwide. The Art Deco District in South Beach is incomparable with anywhere else with its unique character.

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Summer Bay Orlando By Exploria Resorts, Orlando

3. Costa del Sol

The attractive city of Málaga is the cultural, artistic and historic hub of Spain’s Costa del Sol. Resorts such as Benalmadena, Marbella and Fuengirola are always popular with plenty to offer visitors. The beaches of Málaga and the Costa del Sol are some of the best in the country. Known for its sophisticated vibe, Marbella is a hotspot for those who appreciate the finer things in life. Just the food and fine wines of the area are worth a visit!

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Macdonald Villacana Resort, Costa del Sol

4. Lanzarote

As Lanzarote is one of the Canary Islands you are most likely to experience year round sunshine. Its spectacular volcanic landscapes make the island really unique. The moon-like terrain of the Timanfaya National Park, the green lagoon of El Golfo, the mind-blowing architecture of César Manrique architect puts the island on most bucket lists. Puerto del Carmen, Playa Blanca and the Papagayo Beach are the most stunning beaches on the island attracting many sun lovers from around the world with their many bars and restaurants.

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Club Las Calas, Puerto del Carmen

5. Portugal

Portugal is one of the world’s leading tourist destination. No wonder that our customers love it as well! With its long sunny summers and mild winters, long golden coastlines, diverse gastronomy and nice costal resorts it has many things to offer to everybody. Plus with its award winning golf courses it makes it a perfect choice to tee off in 2019!

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Pestana Palm Gardens, Algarve

Where will your next holiday take you?

 

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Top 3 Places For A Family Holiday

There’s nothing better than a family holiday. It can sometimes be tricky choosing a destination that will appeal to everyone, especially if you have young children and grandparents to keep entertained, but there’s plenty of incredible places all over the world that are perfect for all types of families.

The wide choice of resorts available to apartments4you customers means that we have got everything covered when it comes to catering for families. Self-catering accommodation is usually more spacious than hotel rooms, and come complete with all the home comforts a family needs, including kitchen facilities, giving you a great dining in option if you would rather not eat out every day. That way, you can take your time and enjoy your holiday at your own pace.

Here are three of our top destinations for a great family holiday.

Tenerife

If you are looking for a family holiday that combines sun, sea and sand, Tenerife ticks all the boxes. With year-round sun, you can spend days at the beach, even in the winter when there’s snow on the ground in the UK – not many destinations are only a four-hour flight away from the UK can offer that.

CLC The Paradise Club, Tenerife

The south of the island is packed with tourist hotspots and beaches. If you relish fine dining and meandering gently through ancient streets then the beautiful Old Town of Adeje is probably your kind of place. The north is much more quintessentially Spanish, with beautiful old churches, interesting architecture, and plenty of restaurants serving traditional Spanish cuisine to savour a long and delicious meal. Lago Martianez, a beautiful and artful man-made lagoon, provides safe bathing, sun loungers, parasols and refreshments, just steps away from the attractive and sophisticated centre of Puerto de la Cruz.

Tenerife is a small island – you can drive the whole way around it in a day, comfortably – but it packs in more variety of landscape and holiday experiences per square mile than most other destinations I can think of.

Europe’s biggest water park, Siam Park, is one of the best family` days out in Tenerife. The Thai-themed water park is a world-class attraction. From the adrenaline junkies to those who prefer to keep their feet a little closer to the ground, Siam Park should definitely have something to please.

In the north of the island, Puerto de la Cruz is not only an elegant holiday base, but also home to Loro Parque, which happens to be one of the best attractions on the island for all ages. This zoo is home to hundreds of birds, mammals and fish, including dolphins, orcas, various species of monkeys and lots of different types of birds, notably its many colourful chatty and friendly parrots. You can even get a picture holding a parrot, which comes highly recommended.

Florida

Orlando in Florida – the US Sunshine State – is home to the greatest theme parks in the world! You’ll be pushed to find a more family-orientated holiday destination anywhere, and there really is something for everyone here, from the young to the young at heart.

Whether you’re skipping down Main Street in the Magic Kingdom or buying your Hogwarts’ robes in Madam Malkin’s Robes for all Occasions in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, there’s something truly magical about the Walt Disney World and Universal Studios parks.

Photograph of Summer Bay Resort Orlando

Summer Bay Resort, Florida

Away from the parks there is so much to do, you could fill a whole other holiday if Disney princesses and wizards are not really your thing.

Spend evenings exploring Celebration Florida – another Walt Disney brainchild – filled with shops, restaurants and entertainment. Marvel at the dolphins in SeaWorld; or fly down a water slide in one of the many waterparks; or dispose of your holiday spends in a designer outlet. There’s so much fun to be had in Orlando, both inside and outside the famous theme parks.

The Sunshine State is more than just its capital. Daytona is one of the best places in the US for families, as there is so much to do. You can’t possibly think about going to Daytona without visiting the beach. There are over 20 miles of sand to play, walk and sunbathe on, so pick your spot and enjoy some of the warm Florida sunshine.

There is something rather nostalgic about a beach boardwalk and pier, and Daytona’s is the heartland of the city. Restaurants, shops, exciting thrill-rides and arcades make this a fantastic place to spend holiday time with the children.

Mexico

Mexico is often overlooked as a family holiday destination, but it is a perfect place to escape for a week or two away in the sun. Many of the resorts available are filled with so many activities, having round-the-clock entertainment for all ages, you don’t even have to leave the resort with your little ones – or older ones – to have a good time on this holiday.

Emporio Hotel & Suites, Mexico

If you do want to venture off-site, Mexico has some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, including Playacar, which runs along the front of the resort. The crystal-clear Caribbean sea is perfect for snorkelling and scuba-diving if you have older children who want to meet the local marine life.

There are also the Mayan ruins of Chichén Itzá – one of the New Seven Wonders of the World – to explore. With its iconic pyramid architecture, this ancient place of worship provides a fascinating insight into Mayan culture and is a place that both young and old will find intriguing. It is a definite must-do day out.

Mexico is a destination that is rich in history, with plenty of sunshine and great beaches – what more could you want from a holiday?

 

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Canary Island Adventures

With year round sunshine the Canary Islands prove to be an ever popular escape for holidaymakers looking for a much-needed sunny break. Whether it is a winter pick-me-up or a family summer holiday, there is a Canary Island holiday for everyone.

Each island has something exciting and unique to offer. It can be hard to decide which island to holiday on, but why have one holiday destination when you can have two or even more? With journey times between the islands starting from just 25 minutes, you can choose to have a multi-destination holiday, or have one base island to excursion from each day.

Let’s take a look at just a few of the numerous exciting experiences on offer in this sun-kissed archipelago.

Tenerife

Sunset Bay at Torviscas, Tenerife

You may have heard of, and even visited Mount Teide, but did you know you can take a cable car to the summit of Spain’s highest peak? Visitors can witness the light illuminating the wonderful volcanic rock formations of this national park at altitude, spectacularly so at sunrise and sunset, taking in breathtaking views along the way.

Back at sea-level, there is so much to see and do on the largest of the Canary Islands. The sun-drenched shores of Costa Adeje and Playa de las Américas are a perfect mix of beaches, bars and restaurants, ideal for seafront strolls. Kids will also love spending days at the Siam Park waterpark and Loro Parque zoo.

Gran Canaria

Club Cala Blanca, Gran Canaria

Feel like Lawrence of Arabia in Gran Canaria on a camel ride along the sand dunes, one of the most popular activities on the island. Pacing softly along Maspalomas beach, riders enjoy views of Gran Canaria’s diverse landscape of rugged ridges and soft sand dunes against the cool blue Atlantic Ocean.

Puerto de Mogán is at the heart of the action on Gran Canaria. An upmarket port with quaint shops to browse; time your visit on a Friday for market day to pick up some mementos, or simply watch the world go by against the backdrop of colourful buildings.

Lanzarote

Diamond Club Calypso, Lanzarote

With its Lunar-like landscapes, sunshine and cool breezes, Lanzarote is a haven for beach and nature lovers alike. Feel like you’ve stepped onto Mars with a trip to the Timanfaya National Park and see the stunning Fire Mountains.

 

 

 

Fuerteventura

Dunas Club, Fuerteventura

The second-largest of the Canary Islands, Fuerteventura is a beach-lovers’ paradise, with plenty of beaches to choose from. Many of the golden sandy stretches of beach are framed by stunning and dramatic mountains and all are inviting for sun worshippers and sandcastle builders, alike.

Located just one mile off the north coast of Fuerteventura is the tranquil nature reserve of Lobos Island. Lobos offers opportunities to see rare and endangered birdlife, species of vegetation unique to the island, walking trails and peaceful beaches.

The Canary Islands make a great holiday destination all year round thanks to their fantastic weather, great beaches and plenty of activities to enjoy. If you want to make these unique islands the base for your next holiday, search our self-catering holiday apartments…

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Must visit destinations recommended by our customers

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of a summer holiday! If you haven’t booked yours yet, this blog will definitely get you in the holiday planning mood. Here are just some of the most popular destinations that we know our apartments4you customers love to visit. The destinations may sound familiar, but the different ways in which you can holiday there might just surprise you.

Tenerife

El Marques, Tenerife

As familiar as it is warm, there’s no surprise why Tenerife remains a firm favourite with British holidaymakers for both summer and winter getaways. With beaches galore, from golden sands with every amenity in Playa de las Américas and Los Cristianos, to the coves filled with black volcanic sand in Playa de la Arena and Puerto de la Cruz, it’s no wonder holidays centre around the beach here. But if you dig a little deeper you’ll find that there is so much more to discover. At the island’s heart you’ll find the towering volcano of Mount Teide. Look to the north and discover Tenerife’s capital Santa Cruz, sitting in contrast to the holiday hotspots of the island, this dynamic and sophisticated city is buzzing with life and rich in culture.

 

 

Florida

Silver Lake Resort, Florida

There really is something for everyone in this holiday capital of the world. If it’s a thrill-a-minute family holiday you’re after, Orlando should be at the top of your list, being home to the world’s greatest theme parks. This is just one reason to visit the Sunshine State. If you’re a nature lover, explore the sub-tropical waterways of the Everglades National Park, and if shopping is your hunting ground you won’t be disappointed. Whether it’s a pair of Mickey Mouse ears or that designer handbag at a fraction of the price, shops are aplenty. If soaking up the sun is more your style, then visit the pristine shores of Palm Beach or strut your stuff on the miles and miles of Miami’s white sand. A holiday in Florida is whatever you want it to be, and we’re sure that however you chose to holiday, you’ll be returning again.

 

 

Portugal

Macdonald Monchique Resort and Spa

Warm, welcoming and exuding traditional charm there are many good reasons why picture-perfect Portugal remains a firm favourite, embracing beach goers, culture lovers and sports enthusiasts alike. With a coastline as expansive as Portugal’s, there is no shortage of beaches for you to check out on your travels. If you’re more of an explorer, walks across the golden clifftops and boat trips to secluded caves with magnificent rock formations are a must. Look beyond the shores of Portugal and you’ll uncover fascinating histories and vibrant cultures. Portugal’s distinctive food and wine captures the charisma and traditional soul of the country. To top it off, it has a pleasant year-round climate, so your invite to holiday in Portugal will always be open.

 

 

Lanzarote

Diamond Club Maritima, Lanzarote

With sandy beaches, volcanic landscapes and quirky architecture, Lanzarote is one of the Canary Islands’ biggest hitters. Local artist and sculptor César Manrique’s work has enhanced the island’s natural beauty, with his sculptures and architecture waiting to be discovered across the island. Make Timanfaya National Park your first port of call. The moon-like landscape here is made up of around 100 volcanic craters known as the Fire Mountains – pour water into one of the boreholes and it’s vapourised in seconds. On the east coast, Jameos del Agua and the Madeira Botanical Garden offer more examples of Manrique’s fascinating use of the island’s natural resources. Jameos del Agua hosts concerts in an auditorium cut into the volcanic lava. For the beach lovers, they can enjoy the 30 kilometres of sand that melts into the ultra-calm sea.

 

 

These are just some of our most popular destinations. With access to one of the largest collections of self-catering holiday apartments across the world- there’s something to suit everyone’s 2018 summer plans. To view all of our holiday apartments available this summer visit: https://www.apartments4you.com/home

Is self-catering the new all-inclusive?

Imagine waking up in a gorgeous destination, sun beaming through the windows and a breath-taking feeling of tranquillity, only to realise you were woken by an alarm that you had to set in order to make it to breakfast… not your idea of relaxing?

Whether you are an early bird or a snoozer, self-catering holiday apartments allow you the freedom to eat when you are ready, not when the hotel is ready. Don’t fancy the same breakfast buffet you always have? Head out, explore, live like a local and find a traditional café, starting your day with fresh pastries and coffee, after all this is your holiday!

Self-catering allows you the opportunity to experience the culture of the destination you are in. Why travel away from home and continue to follow your day to day routine? You have the opportunity to explore somewhere new, indulge in local cuisine, embrace the culture and be your own travel guide.

Golden Sands Island Residence Club, Malta

Well equipped with the necessities that we are accustomed to in day to day life, a self-catering apartment provides that second home experience. The apartments are often separated, giving the bedroom, living room and kitchen some privacy and a homely feeling. Whether you’re holidaying with family or friends, apartments act as the ideal base to relax, having the space to just lounge and laze about in between great holiday adventures out and about with the luxury of returning to a comfy apartment to enjoy many an alfresco meal together on the balcony in the warmth of the setting sun. There’s no pressure to dress up and dine out each and every night – and when you do, you have the funds to make sure that it is an extra special dining experience to remember.

Self-catering holidays really are what you make it, they are a chance to experience everything your destination has to offer as well as ensuring a high level of comfort and personalisation – opt for a change next time you are booking and experience the world of self-catering for yourself!

Choose from over 4,000 resorts in 100 destination worldwide including Canary Islands, Spain, Florida and Portugal. Take a look at the holiday apartments that we have available: https://www.apartments4you.com/ 

Pearly Grey Ocean Club, Tenerife

Calypso Cay, Orlando