The August bank holiday weekend always seems to mark the end of the summer. After this glorious three-day break, it’s usually just over a week until the kids return back to school, shorts are swapped for school jumpers and autumn makes its first appearance. Rather depressingly it’s also the last bank holiday that we get in the UK until Christmas, but that just gives us all the more reason to make the most out of it. This is the perfect time to fit in a last-ditch trip abroad. The resorts are still open but not too busy, the sun is still shining, and you might even come across some great closing parties. What are you waiting for?


Can you believe that you can spend your bank holiday and the weekdays following it in sunny Kavos for just £109? Leaving from London Gatwick on August 29th, the accommodation on offer is the Kaparis Beach Complex which is located close to some of the main beaches and bars. The nightlife in Kavos is crazy and a visit to the Ice Bar and a booze cruise should definitely be experienced while you’re here.



The White Isle’s closing parties begin on bank holiday Monday with the Beautiful People Boat Party being the hottest ticket in town. The party isn’t just about the thumping music – though we’re assured there’s plenty of that! Flying banana rides, snorkeling and even a visit to neighbouring Formentara are all on the cards. This Tropical package for just £298 flying from Luton airport, not only gets you there on time but also includes bed and breakfast accommodation. You’ll stay in the bustling heart of San Antonio, which is well-placed for the main tourist attractions and the bay’s stunning sunsets.



Imagine being able to tell people that you spent your bank holiday weekend in Malta. The Mavina Hotel and Apartments are just a short stroll from Bugibba seafront. This resort is especially popular with families owing to its many playgrounds and entertainment options. However, there is a large casino should you choose to leave the little ones behind this time. Malta is also a great place to experience diving with plenty of fascinating shipwrecks to explore. We have a package flying from Stansted on the bank holiday Monday for £152 per person.


Costa Brava

How would you like to take a magical mystery tour? Well not exactly. You’ll be staying on Spain’s popular Costa Brava resort but your full-board accommodation will remain a mystery until a few days before departure. We can tell you, it will be in one of the family friendly resorts of either Lloret de Mar, Malgrat, Santa Susanna, Pineda, Platja D’Aro or Calella. Talking of family friendly – the slightly more expensive all-inclusive package includes a lively kids club and half-price tickets to a family show. From just £113 per person if you can chance it. Hand’s up who loves surprises now?


The Tabaiba Center in the heart of Costa Teguise is extremely well-placed with a bustling beach just a few minutes’ walk away and a popular water park a short drive away. A shuttle service even runs into the main resort four times a day. However with two outdoor swimming pools and live music twice a week, there’s also plenty going on inside the apartments. We found a self-catering package with flights from London Luton for just £194 per person. We’ll see you there!

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