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Two beach destinations with May holiday packages under £350pp

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WITH temperatures hitting highs of 25C and prices under £350pp, May might be the best time to hit the beach.

Greece and Turkey are the destinations set to be the easiest on the wallet this spring, so we’ve rounded up the best deals.

Greece and Turkey are the destinations set to be the easiest on the wallet this spring, so we’ve rounded up the best dealsCredit: Getty

Greece

Before the peak season, May should be the perfect time to visit Greece, especially the Greek Islands.


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This means you’ll be able to explore the local areas without too many tourists wandering around or the weather being too warm.

With typical highs of 25C and almost no chance of rain, May has an average temperature of 22C.

Some of Greece’s most popular destinations include Corfu, Crete, Rhodes, Santorini, Zante, and Mykonos.

If you’re after a relaxing holiday away, Crete, Kefalonia and Corfu are your safest bet.

And we’ve even revealed a budget-friendly alternative to Corfu that’s hundreds cheaper and fans claim has ‘better beaches’.

Here are some of the best deals we’ve found on these more tranquil islands:

  • 7 nights self-catering at Alexis Pool Apartments in Sidari, Corfu – from £182pp
  • 7 nights self-catering at Akrogiali Studios Poros in Kefalonia – from £187pp
  • 7 nights room-only at Trabukos Beach Complex in Kavos, Corfu – from £202pp
  • 7 nights self-catering at Irene Apartments in Corfu – from £210pp
  • 7 nights b&b at Karavados Beach Hotel & Bungalows in Kefalonia – from £210pp
  • 7 nights self-catering at Beach Star Beach in Sidari, Corfu – from £216pp

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Meanwhile, Mykonos and Zante are the places to be if you’re after a holiday filled with sun, sea, and parties.

Although the biggest parties usually run between June and August, most beach clubs open around the last week of April, so you should find plenty of clubs and bars to hit.

These are some of the best deals we’ve spotted in Mykonos and Zante:

  • 7 nights self-catering at Metaxa in Kalamaki, Zante – from £258pp
  • 7 nights self-catering at Macedonia in Kalamaki, Zante – from £260pp
  • 7 nights self-catering at La Caretta in Alikansas, Zante – from £277pp
  • 7 nights self-catering at Karras Livin in Laganas, Zante – from £282pp
  • 7 nights self-catering at Peter’s Studios in Ornos, Mykonos – from £309pp
  • 7 nights self-catering at Elena Studios & Suites – from £344pp
The cheapest deals we’ve found in Greece cost from £182pp, with highs of 25CCredit: Alamy

Turkey

Turkey has often been described as a “perfect all-year-round destination”, so it’s no surprise it’s great to visit in May.

The country has also been in the top three “best-value destinations for Brits” for the last three years.

Antalya, Marmaris, and Bodrum are the most loved hotspots by Brits, and they usually offer some pretty cheap deals around that time of year.

Although we’ve also found Side to be a less-crowded spot that’s just as nice as the most popular resort towns.

All the destinations should see highs of 24C, with temperatures rarely below 20C.

Whichever resort you choose, they’re all around a four- to five-hour flight from the UK.

Turkey’s tourist season begins in May, so while there may be lines at the most popular locations, they will pale in comparison to the busy months of July and August.

These are some of the best deals we’ve found, departing in May:

  • 7 nights self-catering at Sun Apartments in Marmaris, Turkey – from £266pp
  • 7 nights self-catering at Sebnem Apartments in Marmaris, Turkey – from £277pp
  • 7 nights self-catering at Club Sun Smile Apartments in Marmaris, Turkey – from £300pp
  • 7 nights all-inclusive at Sun Star Resort in Antalya, Turkey – from £335pp
  • 7 nights all-inclusive at Senza Garden Holiday Club in Alanya, Turkey – from £275pp
Holidays in Turkey start from £266pp, and temperatures are set to hit 24CCredit: Getty

For more bargains, European holiday park breaks on sale from £6pp a night in May – with huge waterparks, pools and private beaches.

We’ve also found all-inclusive beach holidays under £500pp next month, where temperatures reach 20C.

Alternatively, for somewhere closer to home, there are many staycations with hot tubs that won’t break the bank in Dorset, Norfolk and Lake District.

Read more on the Irish Sun

Prices correct at the time of publication.

The World’s 50 Best Beaches

The World’s Best Beaches consulted more than 750 judges including travel journalists, influencers, and beach ambassadors to rank the beaches.

  1. Lucky Bay, Australia
  2. Source D’Argent, Seychelles
  3. Hidden, Philippines
  4. Whitehaven, Australia
  5. One Foot, Cook Islands
  6. Trunk, US Virgin Islands
  7. Honopu, Hawaii
  8. Reynisfjara Beach, Iceland
  9. Navagio Beach, Greece
  10. Balandra, Mexico
  11. Cala Goloritze, Italy
  12. Pipe Creek, Bahamas
  13. Pink, Indonesia
  14. Grace, Turks & Caicos
  15. Gardner, Ecuador
  16. Mcway, California
  17. Turquoise, Australia
  18. Le Morne, Mauritius
  19. Sancho, Brazil
  20. Seven Mile, Cayman Islands
  21. Lanikai, Hawaii
  22. Maya, Thailand
  23. Moro, Spain
  24. Kelingking, Indonesia
  25. Meads, Anguilla
  26. Flamenco, Puerto Rico
  27. Arena, Dominican Republic
  28. Little Hellfire, Australia
  29. Lazio, Seychelles
  30. Vaeroy, Norway
  31. Horseshoe, Bermuda
  32. Myrtos, Greece
  33. Hidden, Mexico
  34. Grand Anse, Grenada
  35. Xpu Ha, Mexico
  36. San Josef, Canada
  37. Matira, French Polynesia
  38. Capriccioli, Italy
  39. Pasjaca, Croatia
  40. Boulders, South Africa
  41. Salines, Martinique
  42. Champagne, Vanuatu
  43. Marinha, Portugal
  44. Balos, Greece
  45. Achmelvich, Scotland
  46. Kaputas, Turkey
  47. Radhangar, India
  48. Varadero, Cuba
  49. Piha, New Zealand
  50. Pink Sand, Bahamas 

No matter which resort town you pick, temperatures shouldn’t dip below 20CCredit: Getty

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