Your Guide to the best resorts in the UK and Europe
As we fall into autumn, with the short days and long nights of winter just around the corner, it’s inevitable that our minds start wandering to warmer times and 2019 holiday ideas. It’s never too soon to start planning next year’s break; especially with summer flights already on sale. But while it’s easier than ever to escape to the continent, especially considering the range of low-cost fares available, don’t forget that some of the best holidays can be found in your own backyard as well.
With a choice of resorts around the world, CLC World takes the stress out of deciding where to stay. You’ll find stylish accommodation, delicious dining, warm and impeccable service, and on-site entertainment in all of them. That leaves you with only one question: where to go?
CLC World’s Your Guide is a wonderful website to help you plan your dream holiday to one of its resorts in Europe. Overflowing with info, including excursion opportunities and other special offers, here are just some 2019 holiday ideas to get you inspired:
Costa del Sol
Over 300 days of sunshine a year make the Costa del Sol a destination for all seasons. With great food and wine, spectacular beaches, superb golf courses, and vintage shopping just some of the attractions, this family-friendly stretch of Spanish coast never goes out of fashion. Club La Costa World´s resorts on the Costa del Sol are connected by a resort road train and offer self-catering accommodation, a vibrant dining scene, a kids’ club, and 21 pools. If you can tear yourself away from the on-site facilities, CLC World organises day trips to Málaga, Granada, Seville, Gibraltar, and even Tangier in Morocco, as well as thrilling jeep adventures, fishing trips, helicopter tours and more.
The saying is that there’s something for everyone in Tenerife and the largest of the Canary Islands really does have it all; natural beauty, sandy beaches, adrenalin-fuelled adventure and a mild climate. As one of the best places in Europe to catch the winter sun, CLC World’s resorts in Tenerife are perfectly placed to allow you to fully relax into island life, no matter the time of the year. You can also take advantage of planned excursions deep into Tenerife’s island interior, to scale Mount Teide or marvel at the island of La Gomera – or perhaps you’d prefer some deep sea exploration on a yellow submarine?
If you’re looking for 2019 holiday ideas that involve spectacular scenery and lots of fresh air, then CLC Alpine Centre may be the perfect destination for you. To visit in winter is to discover a cosy wonderland in the heart of the Austrian Alps, while to holiday outside the ski season is to enjoy active days hiking through wildflowers, fresh grass and glorious mountain landscapes. All year round, guests can relax and unwind with a massage or in the swimming pool or sauna, while Mozart’s birthplace, Salzburg, is connected to the resort via regular transfers. Other day trips allow you to marvel at the natural beauty of Krimml Waterfalls, Berchtesgaden, and Kitzsteinhorn Glacier, to name just a few.
You don’t always need to leave the country to have the holiday of a lifetime and perhaps 2019 will be your year of the staycation? CLC World’s two UK resorts may be at opposite ends of the country, yet offer similar experiences; stately estates set in areas of outstanding beauty; both CLC Trenython Manor in Cornwall and CLC Duchally Country Estate in Scotland are made for romantic escapes. Your days will be spent visiting houses and gardens that are national treasures, meandering through beautiful countryside and enjoying fine food and drink. Of course, Cornwall has the coast and Duchally Country Estate, in the heart of Perthshire, has the highlands. But whichever you choose, you’ll be assured of the warmest hospitality, as you are at all CLC World resorts.