Picture yourself by the pool. It’s 28C and you’re sipping your second ice-cold beer – or was it your third? No worries, it’s all paid for already anyway. You congratulate yourself quietly: what a good decision it was to go-all-inclusive this year.
Last year, it was all about Rhodes on TravelSupermarket. But, this summer, Malia, on the island of Crete, is stealing the limelight with its super low all-inclusive prices. Package prices have dropped by a whopping 13% on TravelSupermarket, making Malia one of the best-value destinations for a Greek all-inclusive holiday.
Malia, best known for its pulsating nightlife and glorious beaches, also has its fair share of culture and history – the nearby Minoan palace ruins date back to 2000-1900 BC – and in recent years the resort town has made a concerted effort to shift its legendary party reputation in favour of calmer, quieter holidays.
Malia, Crete from £304pp | Flights from Scotland | Departing June 19 Click here
Lloret de Mar, Costa Brava, Spain
Lloret de Mar, on Spain’s sunny Costa Brava, is always a good bet for an all-inclusive break. Besides the cheap prices (all-inclusive packages are 4% lower than last year), its long, Blue Flag beach and splendid hilltop castle are ideal for days out, while the Iglesia de Sant Roma is one of the finest examples of Catalan Gothic architecture in the region.
From May through to September you’re pretty much guaranteed good weather, with a warm Mediterranean climate and plenty of sunshine. Whether you’re lazing by the pool, strolling through the serene Jardins de Santa Clotilde or exploring smaller beaches, such as Fenals and Sa Caleta, Lloret de Mar offers a good mix of affordable activities to complement your all-inclusive fun.
Lloret de Mar, Spain from £234pp | Flights from Manchester | Departing June 5 Click here
There’s no denying that Turkey has had it tough of late, but 2018 looks set to be the country’s comeback year. In fact, searches for seven-night holidays on TravelSupermarket are up 79% compared to last year, making it one of the most popular destinations for this summer.
For all-inclusive breaks, Alanya, in the Antalya region, offers the cheapest deals for Brits seeking a bit of Turkish delight. As part of the Turkish Riviera, you can expect long, wide beaches (for example Kleopatra Beach is named after the Egyptian queen who is said to have swam here), Mediterranean weather, clear water and plenty of culture and history – such as the imposing Alanya Castle which dates back to the 13th century.
Alanya, Turkey from £252pp |Flights from London | Departing June 26 Click here
Salou, Costa Dorada, Spain
Another classic Spanish resort offering excellent value for money, all-inclusive deals to Salou are 5% cheaper than they were in 2017 on TravelSupermarket. A mainstay on the Costa Dorada, Salou has the beaches, the water sports and the weather you’d expect of a popular Spanish resort.
If you fancy seeing Salou’s coastline beyond the beach, a coastal path spans for 6.5 km from Pilons to Cape Salou taking in secluded beaches and craggy coves along the way. Nearby PortAventura World, offers Ferrari Land, and water park fun for days out from your hotel making it ideal for a break with the kids too.
Salou, Spain from £306pp |Flights from Manchester | Departing September 10 Click Here
Sunny Beach, Bulgaria
Sunny Beach is another one of the cheapest resort for an all-inclusive holiday this summer on TravelSupermarket. At this Black Sea resort you get lots of sun, a long, sandy beach and low, low prices. Bulgaria is incredibly cheap anyway, but if you go all-inclusive and factor all your costs in before your holiday, you really are likely tosave a packet.
The resort itself is simple, but pleasant with a lovely, long (6 miles) beachfront, plenty of nightlife and a couple of nice, historic day trip options nearby – the ancient town of Nessebar is a must. And it seems more and more tourists are turning to Bulgaria for a holiday, with the Balkan nation welcoming record numbers in 2017.