From Benalmadena to Berlin, Puerto del Carmen to Prague, designer shopping in Vilamoura to outlet shopping in New York; check out my top picks for a girls weekend away.
A girls weekend away is something I personally love. In fact I’m pretty sure all girls do! Whether it’s lying on a beach or shopping till you drop; throw in some cocktails and no matter where you are – it’s paradise! I have dates and prices to suit all tastes, from a bargain break in the Costa del Sol to a five star weekend in Lanzarote. ALL of the prices below include flights and accommodation and the sun breaks include airport transfers too! Dates can be changed to suit you so if you want to stay longer or shorter, or travel at a different time to what I have listed, just check the Click&Go website, or call one of their dedicated sales staff, and they will be able to help you. If you book online you can use my promo code TRAVELEXP50 to save a further €50 off the accommodation cost on sun holidays, and TRAVELEXP20 to save €20 off the cost of a city break. Happy shopping 🙂
* * * Costa del Sol * * *
This is probably the most popular destination for a girls weekend away. There are short flights available from most Irish airports and a wide choice of resorts to suit all budgets. Choose Benalmadena for the lively marina, Fuengirola for excellent value shopping and restaurants, or Marbella for glitz and glamour. Here are my top picks!
Benalmadena: 7th September, 3* Flatotel, 4 sharing, 3 nights, €259pp
Located right beside the beach and a 20 minute walk to Benalmadena, the Flatotel are a great choice for a weekend away that won’t break the bank! There is a bus stop right outside the door so if you don’t fancy the walk to the marina in your high shoes, it costs €1.50 🙂
Fuengirola: 7th September, 3* Pyr apartments, 3 sharing, 3 nights, €297
One of my favourite places for a girls weekend is Fuengirola. The restaurants are excellent and extremely good value, the old town has some great shops as well as high street stores such as Zara, and the beach stretches for miles! Stay at the famous Pyr apartments in the heart of the resort and everything you need is on your doorstep!
Marbella: 16th September, 3* San Cristobal, 2 sharing, 3 nights, €337
Right in the heart of Marbella and only minutes from the beach the San Cristobal hotel is excellent value for a weekend in Marbella. Located a few steps from the old town, it is perfect for dining and boutique shopping and the glitzy resort of Puerto Banus is just a short taxi ride away.
* * * Algarve * * *
The Algarve is another great value short break. There are over ten flights per day from Irish airports so you can be sure you will pick up a bargain, particularly if you travel off peak. Choose Albufeira for lively night life or Vilamoura for upmarket shopping and dining. No matter which resort you choose you can expect sandy beaches, great restaurants and a warm welcome. Here are my top picks!
Albufeira: 24th August, 3* Silchoro apartments, 4 sharing, 3 nights, €344pp
Stay at the centrally located Silchoro apartments in Montechoro and you can be sure of a lively holiday. Surrounded by shops bars and restaurants and also close to the old town of Albufeira and the marina, they are a great value option for your girls weekend away.
Vilamoura: 31st August, 4* Vila Gale Ampalius, 2 sharing, 3 nights, €471pp
One of Vilamoura’s most popular hotels, a weekend at the Vila Gale Ampalius will not disappoint. Classed as a four star, although it could easily be five, the service, food and location are excellent. Treat yourself to this three night stay and enjoy the glitz and glamour of Vilamoura right on your doorstep.
* * * Lanzarote * * *
If you are looking for a winter sun break, Lanzarote is the ideal choice. Expect year round sunshine, good value hotel prices and duty free shopping. Although a slightly longer flight than mainland Spain or the Algarve, the main resort is located less than 10 minutes from the airport so you will be relaxing on a sun lounger in no time! Choose Puerto del Carmen for a lively (but not too rowdy) holiday or Playa Blanca for a quiet more relaxed vibe. Here are my top picks!
Puerto del Carmen: Atlantis Las Lomas, 16th November, 3 sharing, 4 nights, €269pp
Situated in the heart of Puerto del Carmen and only 200 meters from the seafront, it is hard to find a better location. There are numerous shops, bars and restaurants within minutes from the apartments and the old town with high streets stores like Zara is only a 10 minute walk away.
Playa Blanca: 5* Dream Gran Castillo Tagoro, 16th November, All Inclusive, 3 sharing, 4 nights, €555pp
For a quieter, relaxing break choose the stylish resort of Playa Blanca. Stay in the luxurious 5* Dream Gran Castillo hotel on an all-inclusive basis and enjoy bottomless cocktails and all your meals and snacks included in the price!
* * * New York * * *
New York is on every girls holiday wish list! Shop till you drop, feel the buzz of Time Square, dine at celebrity hang outs and dance the night away in some of the world’s best clubs. Of course there are also lots of sights to see too! Four is the perfect number to save on expensive hotel bills and cab fares, not to mention you will have the whole ‘ Sex and the city’ vibe going on!
4* Wyndham New York Hotel, 24th November, 4 sharing, 4 nights, €697pp
Stay at the centrally located Wyndam New York Hotel in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. I picked a deal for Christmas shopping – sure how could I not?
* * * European City Breaks * * *
Sometimes a short city break can be just what’s needed to let your hair down. Click&Go have a wide choice of options available, just select ‘any city destination’ and the month you want to travel in their special offers section and you will see a full list of options. You can even choose the day you want to travel so I picked some favourites flying out on a Friday in July – check them out below:
Prague: 3*Atos Hotel, 28th July, 2 sharing 3 nights, €233
Centrally located with great reviews, this is a bargain for July! Explore the many sights in this magnificent city including Prague Castle and Charles Bridge and let’s not forget that Prague is renowned for having the best beer in the world! Price includes breakfast too!
Berlin: 4* Ivbergs Premium Hotel, 28th July, 2 sharing, 3 nights €265
Berlin is the city that is on trend at the moment. With history on every corner, some of Europe’s best night life and one of the longest shopping streets in Europe, what more could you want? This 4* hotel is ideally located to explore all that Berlin has to offer.
Remember ALL of the prices below include flights and accommodation and the sun breaks include airport transfers too! Dates can be changed to suit you so if you want to stay longer or shorter, or travel at a different time to what I have listed, just check the Click&Go website, or call one of their dedicated sales staff on 01-5397777, and they will be able to help you. And don’t forget to use my promo codes!
This post was sponsored by Click&Go but all views as always are my own 🙂