With many of us excitedly placing adventure on our 2014 ‘to do list’ and with travel sales aplenty, January couldn’t be a better month to plan that trip of a lifetime. Which is why we’ve had a mighty search around the web (one of our favourite pastimes) and found an array of bargain travel deals to this year’s top destinations. Here are our findings – we think you’ll agree that the results show that you can tick off that dream holiday without spending a fortune. Yay to 2014!
Mexico is the Caribbean with a twist. With white sandy beaches, palm trees, wildlife rich lagoons and a colourful music scene, it can be hard to sum up the intense atmosphere that beats through Mexico. It’s one of those places that needs to be seen to be understood.
Holidaymakers often opt to spend a week or two unwinding in Cancun, Mexico’s paradise-on-a-plate beach resort. Here you’ll find a hedonistic atmosphere intertwined with dreamy beaches and five star complexes that cater to your every whim.
– We’ve found seven night Cancun holidays in January from only £450pp*!
The gateway to Africa is an intoxicating mix of desert, mountains, cities, villages and beach resorts – nothing short of a photographer’s dream. Whether you want to experience the traditional Moroccan culture or simply enjoy a soothing five star beach retreat, the infusion of old and new beside one another is a major highlight.
Must sees include the vibrant souks and markets of Marrakech with its labyrinth alleyways, exotic aromas and mouth-watering restaurants. For a beach escape head to the laid back resort of Agadir, with its vast stretch of coastline, breezy cafes, world-famous surfing and year-round warm weather.
Renowned for its friendly culture and its iconic status amongst backpackers ever since Alex Garland’s The Beach, Thailand is a beach-lovers paradise. Take your pick from the pretty mainland resorts or jet out to one of the islands and feel yourself transformed into that easy-going sun worshipper you always knew was in you. Whether it’s the party lifestyle of Pattong and Ko Pha Ngan that you crave, the charming and traditional mainland resorts of Chaam and Hua-Hin or the isolated white sand of Ko Lanta and Ko Lipe – Thailand has so much to choose from!
We love this eight night cheap Thailand holiday offer from Flight Centre from only £585pp*!
Culturally-rich Cuba feels makes you feel like you’ve stepped back in time with its colonial buildings, forts and palaces. With historic buildings set against the pearly white sand and clear waters that make this part of the world such a sought after holiday spot, there’s much to be enjoyed. The people are welcoming, the beach shacks play soothing beats, rum seems to continually flow and time slows to a more enjoyable pace.
Make the most of the dreamy beach life injected with some snorkelling and a trip to one of Cuba’s wildlife filled National Parks.
We’ve found a bargain four star seven night holiday from only £610pp*! >> All Inclusive Cuba
With 160 days to go until the FIFA World Cup, it’s unsurprising that all things Brazil are currently hot property with flight and holiday prices looking mighty competitive!
Whether you’re a football fan or not this huge country (which often seems more like a continent) offers up a wealth of experiences. From taking in the spectacular 360 degree views of Rio from Christ the Redeemer, to trekking the Amazon rainforest, dancing at one of the many beach parties to discovering a remote mountain village in Minas Gerais – you could spend years exploring this magical country and still have room for more.
For bargain Brazil flights and holidays see our World Cup Travel Guide.
Despite regularly hitting the top of the polls for hot travel destinations, Croatia remains charming, unspoilt and unaffected by tourism. Here you’ll find the glamorous beaches of Dubrovnik and Hvar beside homely fishing villages and remote coves. This beautiful coastal slither of a country also boasts over 1000 islands and best of all, your money will stretch much further than other European beach resorts.
There are many bargain package holidays to Croatia at the moment and for those seeking adventure, a seven night beach break can be combined with car rental to explore the more isolated parts of this beautiful country.
Travel to Croatia for a seven night Dubrovnik break in May from only £180pp*!
*Prices correct at 17:16 on the 2nd January 2014.