We all want different things when we go on holiday, from bustling beaches and bars to a little rest and relaxation. You might want to explore the history of your chosen destination, or you may simply want to kick back and enjoy the sun. Whatever floats your boat, TUI holidays will provide the perfect break for you.
The best places for TUI holidays
1. Kolocep Island, Croatia
The beautiful country of Croatia is rapidly becoming one of the world's go-to destinations for travellers. Its stunning landscape, beaches and picturesque towns and cities are gaining the region new admirers on a daily basis. Located in southeast Europe, it also enjoys hot, sunny weather during the summer months. If you're looking for a break from life's bustle, Kolocep Island is the perfect location. A little over an hour from Dubrovnik, it offers sandy beaches and delightful walks through its pretty pine forests.
Spain's Canary Islands have for many years been a favourite destination for holidaymakers from all over the world. These rugged, volcanic isles are well known for their excellent climate, beaches and activities. Fuerteventura is the second largest of the islands after Tenerife and is loved for its white-sand beaches, cliffs and sheltered coves. The island has also been deemed one of the most attractive tourist destinations for visitors interested in cultural heritage, environment and sustainability.
This Turkish city resort is another hugely popular tourist destination for TUI holidays. Its old harbour, historic ruins and numerous beaches draw visitors from across the globe. It acts as a gateway to Turkey's southern Mediterranean region, often referred to as the Turquoise Coast because of the colour of the water. Along with all the amenities we would expect from a holiday resort, Antalya is steeped in ancient history. Anyone looking for a relaxing break and a chance to explore the past will find everything they want right here.
4. Gran Canaria
Another of Spain's Canary Islands, Gran Canaria has a rural and mountainous interior and almost 60 kilometres of beautiful beaches. In the west of the island is a World Biosphere Reserve, with extensive pine forests and unique flora. There are calm waters around the resort of Peurto Rico, with boat or yacht trips to see dolphins. It doesn't matter whether you're looking for the peace of a quiet village or the pace of a town or city. It's all on offer on TUI holidays to Gran Canaria
Our best hotels for TUI holidays
If the purpose of your break is to enjoy a little peace and tranquillity, this is one of the best TUI holidays you could choose. The only hotel on the picturesque island of Kolocep, it features an outdoor pool, lounge bar, buffet and à la carte restaurant. Each standard room in this 16+ hotel features air conditioning, a minibar and shower.
The second largest of the Spanish Canary Islands, Fuerteventura is a popular holiday destination. Guests at the TUI Magic Life can enjoy a variety of activities including outdoor pools and a spa, as well as sports facilities. The lively beachfront resort of Jandia is nearby, while inland is Betancuria, with plenty to keep families entertained.
Modern minimalist design combined with 5-star services makes this Antalya hotel an ideal choice when it comes to TUI holidays. This all-inclusive luxury resort offers several pools, tennis courts, golf and a relaxing spa. The rooms here are charming and contemporary, with balconies overlooking the surrounding gardens.
This lavish hotel on Gran Canaria is blessed with spectacular views and surrounded by palm trees. Relax on a stunning beach, in the well-equipped spa or at one of the hotel's 4 restaurants. If you need a break from the children, there are plenty of activities at the kid's club. Guest can also visit the charming city of Las Palmas, with its colourful terraces and attractive shops and cafés.
When is the best time to go on holiday?
If you prefer your sun hot and your sea warm, you should probably plan your holiday for the summer months. In destinations like the Canary Islands and Turkey, however, the weather is pleasant enough for TUI holidays in spring and autumn. If you enjoy relaxing walks, sightseeing and exploring local history, this could be the right time of year for you. Many resorts are also quieter out of season, which could be a perfect fit if you're looking to lose the crowds. With offers of up to 70% off with Voyage Privé, there are some good deals to be had, too.
Getting to the best place for TUI holidays
All the destinations listed here are easily accessible by air, and there are often some generous airline discounts for group bookings. Make sure you know whether transfers to the resort are included, and if not, it's advisable to arrange this prior to arrival. When booking, check your airline's website for any new advice or guidelines on safety. You should also take note of the permitted weight and dimensions of cases and hand luggage.
Making the most of your TUI holidays
To get the best out of your much-anticipated trip abroad, it's worth giving some thought to what you want to do. Are you a chill-out and soak up the atmosphere kind of holidaymaker, or do you like to get involved in sporting activities and organised trips? Decide what it is you're looking for, and choose your destination accordingly. Call at the local tourist office when you arrive, or ask at your hotel reception for information on things to do.
The Voyage Privé expert's opinion on the best places for TUI holidays
The destinations we've suggested include everything you might need, no matter what kind of holiday you're looking for. The Canary Islands offer fantastic beaches and stunning scenery, while Turkey and Croatia have the history and heritage – and fantastic beaches, too! The perfect holiday is waiting for you, and Voyage Privé will help you find it.