As we enter into September, we’re already lamenting the loss of the sun and the drop in temperatures. The height of summer is officially over and as such so is the tourist season.
It’s not all doom and gloom however – not only can you still get a glimpse of the sun, but you can probably also get there for much cheaper, with many travel agents now offering last minute deals. Here’s a look at just some of the best post-summer holiday destination to help you shake off those blues.
Blue Bay, Ibiza
There’s a reason the Vengaboys sang about it – the Balearic island of Ibiza feels sunny all year round, so it’s the perfect not too far away destination to visit if you’re feeling blue. Blue Bay is an exclusive, out of the way property which sits atop a beautiful cliff and has direct access to the blue shores of the Mediterranean. Take a drive down to San Carlos, which offers a picturesque village with oodles of character. It’s also a short distance from some of Ibiza’s best hidden beaches.
Jazz of Monaco, Monaco
With brilliant sunshine for around nine months of the year, Monaco is the perfect getaway destination for a short break. A ride on the romantic Jazz yacht will provide an idyllic couple’s break, but once you’re on shore you can take in all the beautiful sights that Monaco has to offer, from the Prince’s Palace to the Monte Carlo Casino. If you can’t resist sailing around the French Riviera though, you can still get your thrills at get your thrills online whilst being able to enjoy the natural beauty around you.
With average maximum temperatures of up to 27C, you can always guarantee a bikini break in Sardinia. One of the island’s best kept secrets is Autunno in Barbagia, which translates as Autumn in Barbagia. Consisting of a number of festivals from September through to December, visitors can take in the mountainous areas of inland Sardinia and enjoy local markets, craftsmen and workshops. Of course, if a relaxed beach holiday is all you want, Sardinia has these in abundance.
After a long summer entertaining tourists, Dubrovnik is far more charming in the autumn when visitors can sample true Croatian life without being bothered by hordes of crowds. The weather is less humid in autumn but still very pleasant, averaging a maximum temperature of 25C. Take a ferry to visit beautiful harbours or walk around the picturesque villages. As an added bonus, accommodation is far cheaper in autumn, making it the choice destination for a quick break.