For many of us, October mid-term is our final chance to catch the last of the summer rays before winter fully kicks in, and next thing you know, Christmas is just around the corner.
Whether you are looking to stay closer to home or longing to venture further afield, follow the sun to warmer climates and return refreshed from the luxuries of a sun holiday.
A popular time for Irish families to holiday, OROKO – Ireland’s only dedicated luxury tailored travel business – advises that you should book well in advance if you want to secure the best value flights, room types and experiences.
Here are OROKO Travel’s top destinations to holiday in this October mid-term.
For some of the best winter sun in Europe, Tenerife is your go-to island. Inspiringly beautiful, the coastline is defined by volcanic sands that border the untamed Atlantic. As you venture inland, national parks and evergreen forests cover the landscape, offering endless adventures for those who choose to take part. For those in search of a beach escape, Costa Adeje is home to sensational resorts, Michelin-starred eateries and fabulous water-based activities.
The Indian Ocean is arguably the ultimate paradise island destination, conjuring images of turquoise water and powder-white sandy beaches. A nation of islands with unrivalled luxury, the Maldives is an obvious choice for a true holiday of a lifetime. The essence of paradise, luxury resorts and exclusive villas sit atop islands that boast a magnificent underwater world and even more spectacular beaches. Experience unparalleled beauty with your loved ones castaway-style as you indulge in uninterrupted relaxation, vibrant coral reefs and world-class dining experiences.
The Kingdom of Morocco, bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, is a magnificent destination for those in search of a culture-rich holiday this October mid-term. From historic souks and ornate Arabian palaces to the noticeable European nuances, cities like Marrakech, Fes and Tangier are alive with cosmopolitan character. For an exhilarating adventure, venture outside the cities, visiting remote Berber villages in the Atlas Mountains and journeying by camel through the sands of the Sahara Desert.
Lanzarote is one of the most untouched islands in the Canaries. Shaped by thousands of years of volcanic activity, it is an intriguing isle with an extraordinary geology of 300 volcanic cones, blackened lava fields and palm-filled valleys. A UNESCO Geopark, the island is perfect for a luxury holiday, filled with beautiful beaches, glistening natural pools and excellent hiking, cycling and diving opportunities. We recommend staying in a luxury hotel on the sandy shores of the Playa Blanca, the perfect base for a holiday that combines outdoor adventures with lazy beach days.
Marvel at the beauty of Cyprus, home to a landscape defined by Mediterranean forests and secluded beaches. Possessing a variety of chic hotels, boutique wineries and outstanding seafood restaurants, it makes for the perfect luxury getaway. Nature enthusiasts should explore the Akamas Peninsula, a headland home to several turtle nesting beaches, a loggerhead turtle sanctuary and the Akamas National Park. Paphos, the birthplace of Aphrodite, is a wonderful base to explore Cyprus and possesses a host of mythical sites like the Baths of Aphrodite and Aphrodite’s Rock.