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2017 Top Trends: 5 Cheap Sun Holidays You Can't Say No To 

By Melissa Keane 

Sun Holiday 2017

Looking for a cheap sun holiday? Well, look no further, we’ve rounded up some of our top picks for cheap sun holidays in 2017. The best tip we can give for cheap summer sun is to book well in advance – many hotels offer early bird discounts that you can snap up if you’re quick.

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1. Algarve, Portugal 

Algarve Coastline

This is a tried and tested family destination – with over 100 beaches, relaxing resort hotels and water parks to cool down in. Enjoy a dip in the Atlantic Ocean - which averages a lovely 21º in the summer months.  

It’s a short-haul flight, with Algarve holidays from Dublin growing in popularity each year. Keep an eye out for Ria Formosa, a beautiful coastal park made up of a lagoon and several islands – you might even spot the park’s famous rare flamingo, a shoal of seahorses or a chameleon. Lagos, Vilamoura, Madeira and Praia da Rocha are some of the most popular tourist areas in the region, full of activities and entertainment.

If you choose to holiday in the Albufeira area make sure to take the time to explore the Old Town, eat your weight in traditional Portuguese peri-peri chicken and seafood, and of course, no trip is complete without a day spent splashing around Albufeira waterpark.

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2. Lanzarote, Canary Islands  

Lanzarote Beach

Why a holiday to Lanzarote? Be mesmerised by the beautiful volcanic landscape and white sandy beaches, check out the buzzing nightlife scene and soak up the year-round sunshine.

Puerto del Carmen, Playa Blanca and Costa Tequise are the most popular locations packed full of family hotels and resorts. The beaches are family-geared with loads of water sports, which you won’t be able to say no to, like wind-surfing, scuba diving and deep sea fishing

Puerto del Carmen has by far the highest concentration of bars and restaurants on the island, so head here to catch a party in full swing. Check out some live music or if you want to unwind head to one of the many bars on the beach.

Just a few minutes from Playa Blanca you can find some of the greatest sites on the island including Timanfaya National Park, the Janubio salt flats and El Golfo, also known as the Green Lagoon. Costa Tequise is just a 10-15 minute drive from the airport and is most famous for its stretches of beaches, attracting events like the Brazilian Music Festival and Costa Music Festival – if you’re a music lover, check them out.

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3. Tenerife, Canary Islands 

Tenerife Coastline

No matter the time of year, the weather will be warm on your holiday to Tenerife. This beautiful island of is well-known for its stretches of sandy shorelines. Check out the soft white sand of Playa Americas beach or experience the unique volcanic back sand beaches on Los Gigantes.

TenerifeIf you’re looking for a party atmosphere then Tenerife is a great choice. Playa Americas boasts three main areas filled with bars and clubs – including the infamous Veronica Strip.  In February each year you can experience the amazing Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the world’s second most popular Carnival, with music, dancing and colourful parades.

For an action-packed adventure head to Teide National Park which has one of the world’s largest volcanoes, Mount Teide. Grab your hiking boots and get going! 

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4. Majorca, Spain 

Majorca Beach

The largest of the Balearic Islands, Majorca (or Mallorca) is known for its white sand beaches, luxury yachts and spectacular scenery – giving an almost Caribbean feel. On your holiday to Majorca spend your time snorkelling in tiny rocky coves or sunbathing at one of the lively resorts.

Magaluf, Palma, Santa Ponsa and Alcudia are the happening spots in Majorca. The ancient town of Alcudia is a hidden gem, with a maze of tiny streets, Roman ruins and an abundance of bars and restaurants for tapas and a cooling drink.

Alcudia - MajorcaMagaluf is the long established party zone of Majorca with bars and clubs staying open all night long. Hit the beach for kite-surfing, wakeboarding and banana boating. No matter what area you choose Majorca provides plenty of options with holidays for families in Spain and also fun-filled holidays for couples.

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5. Costa del Sol, Spain 

Costa del Sol Sunset

For guaranteed sunshine and beach fun, the Costa del Sol in southern Spain is a sure bet and with a huge selection of short, cheap flights from Ireland. Torremolinos, Benalmadena and Nerja are just some of the best areas to top up your tan poolside. 

Head to Nerja to see the unspoiled picture-perfect town. Hike to the top of Bálcon de Europa, a 13th century fort for the best views of the Mediterranean. If you’re looking for something a bit different go underground to check out the Cuevas de Nerja – which hosts the International Festival of Music and Dance in the summer months.

Costa del SolTorremolinos is known for its hectic nightlife in peak season. Dance the night away in one of the many bars and clubs or step out into the Spanish summer air and sip sangria along the seafront. Check out one of the many breath-taking national parks in Malaga province for hiking, caving, horse-riding and four-wheel drive experiences.

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