From self catering apartments in Spain to all inclusive resorts in Greece, I’ve got ten family holiday deals in July and August to tempt you.
Travel is certainly back with a bang! Everyone I talk to is planning holidays, and I am delighted to see so many of you getting inspiration from my travel guides. Prices have increased in most of the most popular Mediterranean resorts, particularly during the peak summer months, so I have searched the web to bring you ten great family holiday deals in July and August that I think offer good value for money.
The dates and durations below can be changed to suit your requirements, and if you are looking for alternative destinations, you will find lots of tips and tricks for booking family holidays in these posts:
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Aer Lingus and Ryanair are flying twice weekly to Kos rom Dublin airport, this is in addition to TUI’s weekly charter flight, making Kos one of the best value destinations for family holiday deals this summer.
There is something to suit everyone in Kos, from relaxing beach resorts on the north coast to buzzing towns on the south coast, as as well as its cosmopolitan capital, Kos Town.
Kos is just 40 x 80 kilometres, so it is easy to visit most of the highlights. You also also take a day trip to Bodrum in Turkey – it is only 20 minutes by ferry from Kos Town, and costs just €25.
1. Package holiday – Flights, transfers, checked baggage & self catering apartment, 2ad & 2ch €1941
We holidayed in the beach resort of Tingaki many years ago which is a popular choice for families. We loved its laidback atmosphere and 6km long sandy beach. It offers the best of both worlds as you can easily travel into Kos Town if you fancy a change of scene – it is only 20 minutes taxi ride away.
The Miros apartments are ideally located just five minutes walk to the beach and are the ideal choice for families looking for a relaxing holiday in typical Greek style. These simple apartments have a pool, children’s pool and a playground, and despite their official 2-star rating, they are the number 1 rated apartments in Tingaki on TripAdvisor.
Price for a seven-night stay with flights, transfers and checked baggage included is €1941 on the 23rd of August.
2. All Inclusive Resort – Flights & 4-Star Labranda Marine Aquapark, 2ad & 2ch €3056
If you prefer to design your own holiday, return flights from Dublin to Kos are available from €236 in June and €256 in July. A seven-night stay at the All Inclusive Labranda Marine Aquapark is just €1507 for a family of four in June and €2032 in July.
It offers a beachfront location and four swimming pools – one of which has five large slides and a wave pool. You will also find a kids club for children aged 4-12 years, as well as tennis courts and live entertainment for adults and children. As this is an all inclusive hotel, meals and drinks are included in the cost.
If the above dates don’t suit, simply edit the search dates via the links below to suit your requirements. Or if you are looking for alternatives, I have lots more family holiday suggestions for 2023 in these posts, or check out TUI or Love Holidays for package holiday options.
Read: 20 Family holidays to Greece for 2023
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Search flights here 13th – 20th June €236pp / 11th – 18th July €256pp
View June €1507 per family
View July €2032 per family
Still relatively unspoilt, Menorca retains all the charm and character you would expect from a Spanish island, and without the high rise blocks. The laid back atmosphere makes a family holiday to Menorca the perfect choice.
With cafes, bars and restaurants being the main sources of evening entertainment, rather than discos and clubs, it is more suited for younger families, or families looking for a quiet holiday.
With Ryanair flying direct from Dublin Airport to Menorca this summer, there has never been a better time to visit. Return flights in August are available from €113 per person, making it one of the best value destinations for family holiday deals this summer.
3. Blancala apartments, 10th August, 2ad & 2ch €1885
This small complex of 80 apartments is a great choice for families looking for a quiet holiday by the sea. Located 300 metres from the beach with two outdoor pools, a mini-golf course and a bar restaurant, it has all you need for a traditional family holiday to Menorca.
Apartments are simply furnished and you can pay a small supplement for a balcony with sea view. Two bedroom apartments are also available and sleep up to five. Highly rated on TripAdvisor and a Travellers Choice Award Winner last year – this is great value for a family holiday in August.
Search flights here €113pp 10th – 17th August
View Apts here €1386
4. Zafiro Menorca, 6th July, 2ad & 2ch €2307
The highly rated Zafiro Menorca is a super family resort that boasts three swimming pools, an extensive entertainment programme and is located just 10 minutes from the gorgeous beach at Cala’n Bosch.
Children will love the kids pool with pirate ship and slides, as well as the daily activities, that include workshops, games and shows. One bedroom suites and swim-up suites are available that sleep up to four and have a kitchenette and living area.
Fly from Dublin on the 6th of July and enjoy a seven-night family holiday to Zafiro Menorca for just €2527, based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing. When you click on the link below you will see a cheaper non-refundable rate, I have priced these with flexible booking and free cancellation.
Search flights here €224pp 6th – 13th July
View Zafiro €1411 Self catering
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The Algarve is one of my favourite holiday destinations. I have visited many times, both with and without children. I particularly love the beaches there – there are over 100 of them stretching 150 km of coastline.
The short flying time and transfer times are very popular with families as are the friendly activities available. The marine theme park Zoomarine, is one of the Algarve’s top attractions, while car lovers will enjoy karting at the Algarve Motorsports Park.
5. Parque Mourabel Oasis Village & Pe do Lago, Vilamoura, 2ad & 2ch from €1778, 2ad & 3ch from €2425
Ryanair and Aer Lingus have increased capacity this summer so airfares are still quite affordable. Return flights are available from Dublin and Cork from €170 in July, while Shannon and Knock are more expensive at €235 and €245 respectively. TUI also have package holidays with transfers and checked baggage included in the cost.
The Parque Mourabel offer great value for families looking to be close to upmarket resort of Vilamoura, without being in the centre of it. The aparthotel offers the best of both worlds, with the benefits of a hotel, as well as having self-catering facilities.
It is located 2km from the marina at Vilamoura and is surrounded by five golf courses. Free daily transfers from the hotel to Vilamoura Marina and the beach are also available if you do not wish to hire a car.
Price for a seven-night stay is €1098 in a one-bedroom apartment, or €1575 for a two-bedroom apartment that will accommodate up to six.
Search flights here 27th July – 3rd August from €170pp
View Apartment €1098 (4) or €1575 (5/6)
Costa del Sol, Spain
One of Ireland’s most popular holiday destinations, the Costa del Sol is a great choice for a family holiday this summer. There are plenty of holiday resorts to choose from, but take time to visit Malaga while you are there, you won’t regret it!
Read: Malaga travel guide, top things to do and where to stay.
6. Sunset Beach Club, 2ad & 2ch from €1980
Irish owned, with daily entertainment and a beachfront location in Benalmadena, it is no surprise that the 4-star Sunset Beach Club is one of the most popular places to stay on the Costa del Sol for families.
There are many flights to Malaga from all Irish airports, but I found the best value departing from Dublin on the 24th of July for seven nights for €152. Similar dates from Cork are €234 with Aer Lingus, and Ryanair has flights from Knock from €224 and Shannon from €314.
Search flights 24th – 31st July from €152pp
Sunset Beach €1372
Prices are correct at the time of issue but are subject to change. Please note some of my family holiday deals from Ireland include affiliate links where I receive a small commission if a booking is made.
Hi Sarah ..I think your posts are so informative and really entice people to travel more . I d love to know if you could suggest any nice accommodation in alghero ,sardinia for May ,girls breakaway for 3 nights please ..keep up your great work. Thanks , Ger
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