Short-Haul September Sunshine

August 29, 2014 11:12 am Published by

The Summer has come to grinding halt with another bank-holiday washout and now the shops are starting to gear up for the dreaded C-word, Christmas!

Personally, I’d rather not forget about Summer just yet, so pack your bags and head to where the sunshine doesn’t give up so easily!

Here are my top three short haul destinations: 

Postcard-perfect whitewashed buildings, sandy beaches and turquoise waters make the Greek island Santorini the new hot-spot for a romantic holiday, honeymoon and even wedding! If you only have a few days, the four hour flight makes this a viable long-weekend option and if you have longer, why not visit surrounding islands, Mykonos and Paros, which are equally filled with natural beauty. A long weekend will cost in the region of GBP 450 pp for a flight and hotel from the UK and slightly more for a week’s vacation.

If you’re looking for a break which is all about luxury and indulgence then look no further than Dubai! With scorching temperatures during the UK’s Summer months, September sees the Dubai tourist market start to pick back up again as the temperature settles down to a more manageable 30 degrees! The range of hotels will leave you spoilt for choice; families should head for the Palm where the Atlantis has it’s very own waterpark and couples will enjoy the intimacy of the Madinat Jumeirah complex where you are taken around the resort in Ambras (small boats). Relax by the pool or beach in the day and sample some of the world’s finest food by night. Prices start at around £900pp for a flight and hotel direct from the UK.


Nice in Southern France has a universal appeal, for whichever kind of traveller you are. Backpackers, campers or couples will all enjoy soaking up the thriving art scene, buzzing nightlife and culinary delights offered by this charming city. A quick two hour flight from London means you can visit even for a couple of days for a last minute getaway! So change up your Euros, pack your bags and find the sunshine!

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This post was written by Kayleigh Driscoll

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