HOLIDAYS are flying off the shelves as we all get set to get way this summer.
And now that travel tests have been scrapped in most popular holiday destinations for fully jabbed Brits, booking a trip is the easiest it has been since the pandemic began.
So why not take advantage? With our Sun Like it Hot campaign you can bag some cracking deals on a whole load of destinations from cruises and the historic cities in Europe to the sandy beaches of Dubai.
All of these trips here are ATOL protected so there’s zero need to panic about rule changes and flight cancellations too.
Here is our pick of the best breaks for families, couples and solo travellers alike.
COUPLES will be able to soak up views of the ocean from the freshwater whirlpool in this adults-only hotel in Funchal.
It’s in the Old Town and close to a charming promenade littered with great restaurants – although the hotel does have a great selection of international, Italian and local grub, too, for when you don’t want to venture out.
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Head to Malaga – the home of Picasso offering top food, sunshine & culture
While away the day in the spa with sauna then spend the evening watching daily live music and entertainment that’s free for guests.
Seven nights’ half board at the 4* Fergus Porto Santa Maria is from £939pp, based on two adults sharing, including flights from Birmingham on May 23. See jet2holidays.com.
HOW does a family wellness break at a beachfront hotel in Dubai sound?
The 4* Centara Mirage Beach Resort has a top-rated spa with hot and cold plunge pools and invigorating massages – like the Salt Pot Muscle Melter, which uses an ancient remedy of salt and herbs to treat tension.
If you book now with Travel Republic, you can bag 30 per cent off, plus a free room upgrade.
You’ll be staying in a superior sea view room that comes with a raft of luxury extras, plus huge floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the water.
Travel Republic is offering seven nights’ B&B at this 4* hotel from £627pp, including flights from Gatwick on June 9. See travelrepublic.co.uk/YAYTHESUN
IF IT’S sunshine your after, balmy Tenerife has glorious weather from spring through to Christmas – and the 4* Spring Hotel Bitacora & Siam Park Waterpark has three lush pools to soak it all up from.
You won’t need to leave the resort to keep the kids happy, either, as there’s a waterpark on site too.
There are also two lively bars, a snack bar and buffet-style restaurant plus a spa that does all the classic treatments.
When you book with Jet2 Holidays, Sun readers can save £60, using the exclusive code SUN60.
Seven nights’ half-board at the Spring Hotel Bitacora & Siam Park Waterpark is from £539pp, based on two adults and two children sharing and with flights from Birmingham on May 5. See jet2holidays.com.
THIS not-to-be-missed MSC Cruises voyage will give you chills – quite literally, as you’ll be hiking glaciers and sailing through icy fjords.
The seven-night trip on board the MSC Virtuosa stops at Stavanger, Nordfjordeid, Flaam and Haugesend, all home to some impressive natural wonders.
When you’re at sea, there’s plenty of fun to be had. Grab a perfectly shaken cocktail from robot bartender Rob in the MSC Starship Club or splash about in one of the five pools. There’s even a waterpark.
Seven nights’ all-inclusive costs from £799pp, departing Southampton on May 20 and Sun readers can bag up to £200pp onboard credit when they book now. Call 0808 164 1139 or see msccruises.co.uk.
YOU don’t need to head abroad to try excellent seafood.
Whitby in North Yorkshire is renowned for its deliciously fresh fish and you can spend the day sampling them on this five-day coach trip with Shearings.
And if you book before February 28, you’ll only need to pay a £1pp deposit.
You’ll also get to visit Castle Howard, a grand stately home nestled in acres of parkland, as well as the North Yorkshire Moors, a vast heather moorland near the coast.
Five days costs from only £359pp on selected dates between April and September, including four nights’ B&B, evening meals, and coach pick-up points across the UK.
Departure is by coach or Shearings’ Home Connect service. See shearings.com.
FERGUS Club Europa in Majorca has all the features of an island retreat, hidden away in a lush pine forest but with all the luxury extras and mod-cons.
Kids will have access to an entertainment zone with the latest consoles and racing car games, but you’re also only 900m from the sandy beach.
Rooms in the villa-style complex match the island vibe, too, with sleek furniture and woven wall hangings.
For meal times, pick from two buffet-style restaurants and four bars, serving poolside cocktails, fruity snacks and international grub.
Jet2holidays is offering Sun readers seven nights’ half-board at the 4* Fergus Club Europa hotel from just £449pp, including flights from Manchester on April 29. See jet2holidays.com.
EXPLORE mighty castles and pretty fishing villages on this seven-night Scandinavia voyage with Princess Cruises.
This cruise sails from Southampton to Kristiansand in Norway, Copenhagen, Denmark’s capital and supposedly the happiest city in the world; Skagen in Denmark, Oslo in Norway then back to Southampton.
On board the Sky Princess, you can enjoy a number of great restaurants and bars or catch a film outside, under the stars, at the 300sq ft poolside theatre.
Seven nights’ all-inclusive on Sky Princess is from £899pp, exclusively for Sun readers with a low deposit of £50pp, departing on May 28. Book by March 4. Call 0344 338 8665 or at princess.com/scavndinavia.
TICK Iceland’s magnificent landscapes off your bucket list with this 14-night Land Of Ice And Fire cruise from Ambassador Cruise Line.
Sun readers can save 38 per cent when they book before March 14.
You’ll stop in Iceland’s capital Reykjavik with lush valleys, great volcanoes and bubbling hot springs, before moving on to Grundarfjordur, Isafjordur and Akureyri, then ending with the Faroe islands and Shetland Isles.
On board the extravagant Ambience, guests have access to 11 lounges and bars, a theatre and impressive shopping galleria.
The 14-night cruise costs from £999pp, departing London Tilbury on Jun 7. Call 0808 102 8199 or book at ambassadorcruiseline.com.
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