Spain & Islands
A wonderful destination for couples and families
When planning a visit to Spain you have to consider what it is you are looking for - it's a diverse destination with so much to offer. The beauty of Spain is you can find anything from a fun, family-friendly hotel with kids clubs and night-time entertainment, to luxury boutique retreats and hotels off the beaten track.
You've got a wide choice with the Balearics and Canary Islands as well as mainland Spain. Visit the Balearics to enjoy summer sunshine in the prettiest settings or head to the ever-popular and family-friendly Costas which holidaymakers love to return to year after year. The Canary Islands offer diverse landscapes, year round sunshine and some of the most luxurious hotels in Europe.
Majorca is a large island with a diverse range of hotels; couples seeking a chic and romantic hideaway will find just what they want and families looking for conveniently situated hotels and apartments won't be disappointed either.
Of course, if you're looking for trendy and vibrant nightlife, there's no better place than Ibiza with its wonderful selection of top-class clubs where top DJs provide nights you'll never forget. It's also home to a charming old town, lovely little marinas and wonderful eateries - just the ticket when you're feeling a bit partied-out.
Gran Canaria has striking sand dunes and national parks to explore, Tenerife has the highest peak in Spain - Mount Teide, as well as black volcanic sand beaches plus the more usual golden sandy ones and Menorca is bursting with Colonial and Moorish style architecture and has beach resorts that are perfect for families.
Short breaks to Barcelona are very popular and it's easy to see why - unique architecture, luxury spas, amazing food, an abundance of museums and world-famous galleries... there's just so much to see and do.
Designer Travel are experts for holidays to Spain and, of course, the rest of the world. We can pass on our vast knowledge about this glorious destination and whether it's going to deliver what you're looking for. For example, we know which resorts have the best beaches, or where you're best to go to if watersports are your passion. If you're looking for a cultural break with lots of sightseeing opportunities, we can advise on that too. We really have it all covered and that's part of the Designer Travel difference; our experts are extensively travelled and know and love this part of the world. So give us a call and we'll do all the searching for you so you don't have to - you can sit back and relax while we look for and organise the luxury holiday of your dreams.
- Spain is a diverse destination with something for everyone
- Boutique accommodation, family-friendly hotels, all-inclusive deals and luxury villas can be found
- The Balearics offer summer sunshine and pretty surroundings
- Families and couples alike love Costa Blanca and the Costa del Sol
- Ibiza is still topping the list as a trendy, fun-filled and vibrant holiday destination
- Tenerife boasts the highest peak in Spain – Mount Teide
- Menorca has Moorish architecture and good beach resorts
- Fuerteventura is one of the best places in Spain for watersports
- A city break in Barcelona or Madrid is an excellent option for keen sightseers
- Make sure you sample the local tapas – absolutely delicious!
- Car hire on the mainland or islands can be arranged
- Flight time can be as little as 2.5 hours depending on your destination in Spain
Flying Time: Between 2 hours and 30 minutes to 4 hours and 45 minutes depending on destination.
Time Difference: GMT +1
We can provide general information about any health formalities required for your trip but you should check with your own doctor for your specific circumstances. Up-to-date travel advice can be obtained from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website.
Spain is one of the warmest countries in Europe, where you can usually expect dry summers and constant cooler temperatures during the winter months. As Spain is known for it's geographical diversity, the climate can often vary throughout. The north of Spain tends to receive temperatures of around 25 degrees. Whereas in the high regions of the country, the climate gets harsher and snowfall is normally seen from the beginning of winter and into spring.
Places such as the Iberian Mountains and the Pyrenees are places that are effected by a cooler climate.
The Canary Islands are typically warmer in winter than Spain's mainland.
Leisure & Activities
Carnaval takes place usually at the end of February, during the week leading up to Lent. This is a lively event in the Spanish calendar where you'll see amazing parades with fantastic costumes and fabulous parties. The island of Tenerife is famed as having one Spain's biggest carnival, lasting a whole three weeks!
The most popular party destination in Europe, situated off the coast of Spain. Dance the night away before catching the sunset in one of Ibiza's trendy beach clubs while you listen to the chill-out tunes.
The Royal Palace of Madrid has a rich history dating back to the ninth century. It is considered to be one of the finest palaces in Europe featuring rich interior decoration and frescoes by leading artists.