Summer getaway

by Ian Begley

IS THE cold Irish weather getting you down? Why not cheer yourself up by booking a summer getaway?

With a great selection of fantastic destinations and accommodation options on offer, you are sure to find the ideal summer escape for you. is offering a wide range of sun-drenched destinations such as Barcelona, the Algarve, Majorca, Gran Canaria and Tenerife where you will be able to relax and unwind and forget about the stresses of everyday life.
On August 24, spend four nights in the 3-star Travelodge Hospitalet from €175pp in the iconic, sunny city of Barcelona.
Famous for its sandy beaches, the Portuguese town of Algarve is certainly a destination that’s worth visiting, and from June 15 you can spend seven nights in the 3-star Clube dos Arcos from €241pp.
If you fancy an exotic, island getaway then Tenerife is the ideal location to spend your summer escape. For seven nights from June 17 you can stay in the 3-star La Carabela Apartments from €253pp.
Another renowned vacation spot is the Spanish island of Majorca and from June 26 you can spend seven nights in the 3-star Arcos Playa Apartments from €367pp.
Also on the list of must-go-to summer locations is Gran Canaria. From July 17 spend 15 nights in the 3-star Parque Golf Bungalows from €457pp.
Irish travel company Travelmood is also offering some amazing summer deals for those who need a well-deserved break from the Irish climate.
In June, you can spend eight nights in the Thai paradise-like resort of Koh Samui. Spend your stay in the 4-star Centara Villas Samui on a B&B basis from €879pp.
Renowned now for its exotic surroundings and wild night life, the Thai hotspots of Bangkok and Phuket should be on everyone’s bucket list.
Bangkok welcomes more visitors than any other city in the word and it doesn’t take long to realise why. This is a city of extremes with action on every corner.
Marvel at the gleaming temples, catch a tuk-tuk along the bustling Chinatown or take a longtail boat through floating markets.
Phuket has spectacular scenery, stunning tropical sunsets and warm blue sea awaits you at Asia’s most popular beach destination. This fun island provides an unbeatable combination of perfect silky soft white palm-lined beaches, superb hospitality and great value accommodation.
In the month of June, you can spend three nights in the 5-star Rembrandt Hotel Bangkok on a B&B basis and seven nights in the 4-star Centara Karon Resort Phuket on a B&B basis from only €969pp.
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