Posted on January 31, 2013
All-inclusive holidays are a great way to get away in style; as well as the attractions and landmarks of the region you’re staying in, all-inclusive resorts offer all facilities – and a few extras – without you needing to spend any extra once you’re there. With some help from our traveling friends, we’ve put together the five best Mediterranean destinations for an all-inclusive holiday.
French Riviera, France
One of the most glamorous destinations in Europe, the French Riviera has long been known for its beautiful coastline and VIP status. It’s home to St. Tropez and Cannes, cities which each boast a rich history and culture, and some of the best food in France. Take a day cruise along the coast, or visit neighboring Monaco, one of the world’s smallest countries.
Torremolinos lies on the Costa Del Sol, on Spain’s sunny southern coast. With some of the top beaches in Europe and a wealth of delicious Andalucian food, it’s the perfect destination for a sun-drenched seaside holiday, with something to see and do for visitors of all ages. Make sure to take a trip to Aquaworld if you’re with kids – as the region’s biggest water park, it’s certain to help you cool off!
Sousse is a popular tourist resort in Tunisia, looking out onto the Mediterranean sea with fantastic views along the coastline. It’s one of Tunisia’s older cities, with traditional architecture and souks to explore, as well as excellent beaches and a clear, turquoise-blue sea. Head to the Medina and haggle at the market stalls, or take a ferry along to one of the neighbouring villages to see the region from the sea.
The cosmopolitan island of Mykonos is a favorite with Greek holiday-makers, thanks to its warm climate, varied beaches and excellent resorts. The capital of the island, Chora, is beautifully picturesque, built in the regional Cycladic style with narrow streets, whitewashed buildings and a stunning harbor, all boasting a huge range of boutiques and cafés. Head to the family-friendly Platys Gialos beach, where you’ll find soft white sands and plenty of restaurants nearby.
Turkey’s largest Mediterranean coastal city is one of the major sections of the Turkish Riviera, promising sun, sea and sand as well as a wealth of history and a vibrant nightlife. Take a walk through Karaalıoğlu Park for a little peace and quiet, or head down to Yacht Harbor to see the fishermen, find out where the best seafood restaurants can be found, and enjoy the lively atmosphere around the marina.