Portugal, Spain, Greece and Thailand – I have so many great holiday deals in July and August to tempt you! With one week holidays from €369, as well as 4-star hotel deals, there is something for everyone below.
I have teamed up with TUI, who have so many great holiday deals still available in July and August. I have picked some of my favourites to share with you. You can rest assured that all of my accommodation choices are recommended and have received great reviews on TripAdvisor.
I have selected particular dates in July and August based on two sharing, but should you wish to change dates or duration, just click on the links below and edit the search to suit your requirements. Hopefully one of these holiday deals in July or August will see you jetting off on a last-minute summer holiday….
All prices include flights, transfers and checked baggage – with NO HIDDEN EXTRAS!
1. Rhodes: Cosmos Maris Apartments, 24th August, €369
Rhodes is one of my favourite Greek Islands. Rhodes Town has a chic waterfront packed with trendy bars on one side and the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Colossus of Rhodes, on the other. There is lots to discover outside the capital too, from the hilltop town of Lindos to the neighbouring islands of Simi.
I have chosen the highly rated Cosmos Maris Studios, which are located close to the beach in the quiet resort of Lardos. These family-run apartments have a large pool, an open sided bar/ restaurant and a regular entertainment programme. They also happen to be rated number one on TripAdvisor.
2. Majorca: Son Baulo Hotel, Half Board, 25th August, €465
Located on a superb beach, with a nature reserve next door, the Son Baulo’s location is second to none. If you like active holidays, you will love the hiking and cycle trails nearby. If that doesn’t float your boat, you can choose to laze by the large lagoon pool or on the white sandy beach. Enjoy the nightly entertainment, or walk the tree-lined promenade into C’an Picafort for a change of scene. This hotel offers breakfast and evening meal included in the price, so it is excellent value for a summer holiday in beautiful surroundings.
4. Turkey: Club Evin Apartments, 15th July, €439
Located in the pretty resort of Marmaris, these are one of the most sought after apartments in the area. As well as a swimming pool, there is a spa with Turkish bath, sauna and gym on site. The Club Evin is located just 15 minutes walk from the beach and the centre of Marmaris, but they have a restaurant and bar with nightly entertainment, if you fancy a night in. If you still need convincing, the Club Evin is ranked number seven out of 248 hotels in Marmaris on TripAdvisor!
3. Cyprus: Helios Bay Hotel, B&B, 17th or 31st July from €499
You only have to read the outstanding reviews on TripAdvisor to know the Helios Bay Hotel is a great place to stay in Cyprus. With direct flights reintroduced to Paphos this year by TUI, now is the time to go. This incredible deal is half-price too! Located beside the beach with stunning sea-views and close to shops, bars and restaurants, what more could you need? Choose 17th or 31st July from €499 or 21st August from €484, with flights, transfers and checked baggage included.
5. Gran Canaria: 29th August, Puerto Rico Apartments from €394
Originally a small fishing village, Puerto Rico has been transformed into a lively holiday resort. Purpose built, Puerto Rico is set into the hillside, so sea-views are a given! There is a stylish marina, a sandy beach, two shopping centres and a wide choice of bars and restaurants.
There are many accommodation options to choose from, but I have selected two apartments that are very popular with Irish holidaymakers. The Rocamar is a small complex with just 54 apartments and is renowned for it’s great service. There is a swimming pool, sun terrace and pool bar on site, which are ideal for taking in the sea-views. Priced at just €395 per person and highly rated on TripAdvisor, these are superb value!
The Terraza Mar Suites are one of the most sought after apartments in the resort and are rated very highly on TripAdvisor. Centrally located, they are only 300 metres from the shopping centre and approximately 12 minutes walk to the beach. On site there is an outdoor swimming pool, pool bar, restaurant, tennis courts and a children’s play area. The apartments are very well equipped inside too, with satellite TVs and sun loungers on the balcony or terrace. Price is only €462 per person, including flights, transfers and checked baggage.
6. Algarve, Albufeira: 5th August, Casa Mitchell Apartments, €507!
If you are looking for holiday deals in July and August, the Algarve will surely be on your list. Only a short flight from Irish airports, with wide sandy beaches, great restaurants and just the right amount of nightlife, it ticks all boxes.
This deal includes a stay at the Casa Mitchell Apartments in Albufeira, which receive excellent reviews on TripAdvisor and were awarded a Certificate of Excellence. This family-run apart-hotel is set in a converted old townhouse in Albufeira and it is only a short walk to the old town and Fisherman’s Beach.
7. Salou: Hotel Belvedere, Half Board, 27th August, €419
One of Salou’s most popular hotels, (ranked eighth out of 93 hotels in Salou on TripAdvisor), the Belvedere is an ideal choice for a summer break. There is a large pool on site as well as a whirlpool and Turkish bath. The Belvedere is located close to the beach and only a 10-minute walk to the centre of Salou. You can choose to relax and enjoy their live entertainment, or pop down into the town centre at night-time. If you want to venture a little further, Tarragona and Barcelona are close by and are ideal for day trips.
8. Costa del Sol: 4*+ Hotel Florida, Hald Board, 25th August, €568
This super hotel is from TUI’s Platinum range. With a superb location in the heart of Fuengirola and just metres from the beach, it is not surprising that is ranked so highly on TripAdvisor. I am a big fan of Fuengirola. The old town is great for shopping and has a great mix of local boutiques and high street stores like Zara, Mango, etc. Fuengirola is also home to some of the best tapas bars on the Costa del Sol. This summer holiday deal is excellent value. Not only will you be staying in a 4-star hotel, but also this deal includes breakfast and evening meal each day!
9. Bulgaria, Trakia Garden Hotel, Half Board, 29th August, €459
10. Thailand: 11th August, Luxury Apsara Beachfront Resort, All Inclusive, €1487
Did you know that TUI sell long-haul holidays too? Not only do they have direct flights from Dublin to Mexico during the summer, but they also offer flights to Asia, Africa and the Caribbean with scheduled airlines. I picked this sweet deal to Thailand from their website as it is incredible value for such a great hotel, with all meals and drinks included.
The chic Apsara Beachfront Resort and Villas in Khao Lak is the perfect spot for couples who are looking for a relaxing holiday on a superb beach. As the name suggests, it is located right on the beach, but also has the added bonus of an infinity pool and luxury spa. This amazing property is highly rated on TripAdvisor and includes all meals and drinks throughout your stay.
TUI is also offering Lakes and Mountains holidays in Austria from €402, Lanzarote from €399 and All Inclusive holidays in Mexico from €1236.
So there you have it, my best holiday deals in July and August from TUI. I hope I have managed to find one that might suit you. This post was sponsored by TUI but all views, as always, are my own.