The Best of the Best for Summer 2020 with TUI!
After all the festivities, bring some joy to the New Year by planning your summer 2020 holiday. Not only will you have something to look forward to, you can make sure you have some all-important self-care scheduled. Whether you’re after a relaxing sun holiday by the beach, an adventure-packed holiday or even a cruise, TUI is well placed to offer something for everyone in 2020.
Irish holidaymakers will be spoilt for choice with TUI’s 2020 offering including long-haul destinations such as Bali, Thailand and Mexico or for destinations a little closer to home including Spain and Italy, TUI has a holiday to suit all preferences.
What’s more, from May 2020, TUI BLUE will become TUI flagship hotel brand with TUI Family Life and TUI Sensimar hotels rebranded and moved into a newly expanded TUI BLUE range. TUI Blue will provide quality holidays tailored to individual needs giving guests true and meaningful moments.
Consisting of three strands – TUI Blue families, TUI BLUE for two and TUI BLUE for all, this newly expanded flagship includes exclusive, quality properties handpicked for families of all generations (previously TUI Family Life), adults only hotels in stunning locations with first-class dining (previously TUI Sensimar) and hotels that bring to life true culture with authentic local experiences.
Charlotte Brenner, Marketing Manager at TUI Ireland comments, ‘With the traditional holiday booking period just around the corner, at TUI we have a range of new early booking offers in place including thousands of free child places, savings of up to €400 per couple and low booking deposits. For 2020, we are delighted to continue to offer exciting long-haul destinations for those seeking paradises far away such as the Maldives and Bali, utilising our partner airlines. In 2020, customers will also be able to book from a range of hotels, including our newly expanded TUI BLUE concept resorts – perfect for making meaningful memories with those they are closest to.’
Check out TUI’s ‘Best Of’ for Summer 2020
Best for families with younger kids – Majorca
The biggest of Spain’s Balearic Islands, Majorca has long been a favourite with the world’s travel pack. Year after year it leads the way with its short flight time, abundance of hotels and apartments with resorts and beaches that are child friendly. On the Island, TUI boasts its popular Holiday Village, two SplashWorld Resorts, three TUI Blue for Families, three TUI Suneo Club’s as well as a wide range of self-catering and all-inclusive hotels and apartments. Majorca is that reliable choice, one of those places you can book year after year, safe in the knowledge you are onto a winner especially if you have young children. The soft, sandy beaches of Alcudia, Puerto Pollensa and Cala Bona put this trio among the best destinations in Majorca. Their calm waters and selection of restaurants and bars means they’re firm favourites with families.
Best for foodies – Italy
It’s not just the charm, romance and culture that makes holidays to Italy so popular – it’s also the delicious cuisine that makes it a foodie heaven. From the beautiful, tranquil lakes situated in the north of the country, to the majestic vineyards of Tuscany and the glorious sandy beaches of Calabria – there are so many places to explore while discovering the amazing Italian food. Wherever you travel in Italy, you’ll find sumptuous local cuisine, made with the utmost love and attention.
Best for romance – Maldives
Few destinations can match the romance and breath-taking beauty of the Maldives. Famous for its majestic azure waters and crystal white sandy beaches, this unique destination has been a firm favourite among honeymooners for decades. Spend your days lazing by the pool sipping tropical cocktails, walking hand in hand along the picture-perfect beaches and enjoying the exquisite fresh cuisine. Or, if you crave a little adventure, why not take advantage of the island’s perfect surfing climate? With over 1,000 beautiful islands to explore, the Maldives offer plenty of opportunity for romance. Explore the pristine lagoons, enjoy a romantic picnic on one of the many secluded beaches, or take a walk along the magnificent shorelines. If it’s romance and picture-perfect scenery you’re looking for, this is a tough destination to beat.
TUI have some of the most beautiful Maldives accommodation available to book. One of our most highly rated options is the Kuredu Island Resort & Spa, offering a diverse dining scene and the Maldives’ largest watersports centre – and all wrapped in white-sand beaches. This resort is set on a teardrop island in the Lhaviyani atoll. Depending on the level of luxury you want, you can choose from thatched garden bungalows and beach villas kitted out in dark wood, to over-the-water villas. And, if that’s not enough, you’ll get to enjoy a scenic seaplane transfer to the beautiful Kuredu Island Resort.
Best for luxury – Gran Canaria
Fragrant pine forests, sugary sands, cloud-scraping mountains and cosmopolitan resorts have kept Gran Canaria top of the holiday destinations for years. Featuring over 100 miles of coastline, this island is a firm favourite of beach lovers. While it’s known for its affordability, there are parts of Gran Canaria which offer a truly luxurious atmosphere.
Playa Meloneras is an upmarket town, situated on the island’s south coast. Expect high-end bars and restaurants, and indulgent shopping opportunities. One of the most exclusive parts of Gran Canaria, luxury here is guaranteed. TUI recommend booking into the Lopesan Baobab Resort for a truly luxurious getaway. The African themed hotel has a unique atmosphere and boasts a great pool scene where you’ll find no fewer than seven pools. There are four restaurants, plus a clutch of bars offering live shows and cocktails. It’s close to sand dune beaches and for those golf lovers there are Championship golf courses.
Best long-haul – Bali
If you fancy travelling a little further afield in summer 2020, Bali is a great destination to consider. With its lush tropical rainforests, turquoise waters, stunning beaches and its laid-back atmosphere, Bali is as close to paradise as you can get. The tropical climate and unique scenery make Bali one of the top long-haul destinations in the world. Its landscape is a mixture of pristine beaches, volcanoes and tropical rainforests. It boasts beautiful ancient temples, and if you travel to Ubud, you’ll be in Bali’s cultural centre, packed full of galleries and museums.
Its beaches are renowned for surfing, snorkelling and swimming. Head to the Kuta and Seminyak beaches and enjoy top quality spas, bars and restaurants. Once you get your fill of the beautiful beaches, why not check out the extraordinary views from the top of Mount Batur.
Best for solo travellers – Cruise
Globetrotting with friends is always fun but travelling alone is something you should do at least once in your lifetime. Stepping outside of your comfort zone on a solo trip leaves you feeling empowered and generates a satisfying buzz of achievement. Cruising is an ideal getaway for solo travellers. With a cruise, there’s no switching hotels or arranging transfers. There’s also plenty of dining options, on-board entertainment and shore excursions available to book at an extra charge which will ensure you see the very best of each destination. With an all-inclusive package coming as standard, drinks, meals in a selection of restaurants and most onboard activities are included in the cruise price. All Marella Cruises include tips and service charges in the price you pay before departure, plus return flights, airport transfers and port taxes and 27kg luggage allowance, including hand luggage.
Plenty of space and a brilliant selection of facilities – that’s what you can expect on Marella Dream. The restaurants, lounges and bars have been treated to a stylish makeover. As for the entertainment, Marella’s plush show lounge sets the scene for glam West End-style shows.
Best cruises – Marella Explorer
The largest ship in the fleet, the Marella Explorer serves up 10 restaurants and 10 bars. There are fleet favourites like Snack Shack and Kora La, plus brand-new spaces like The Dining Club for foodies and a swanky bar, club and casino. With the all-Inclusive package coming as standard, drinks, including prosecco and cider, meals in a selection of restaurants and most onboard activities are included in the cruise price. The highlights don’t stop at food and drink, though. There’s also an indoor cinema, a Sports & Family Deck and a Champneys spa, where you can sign up for everything from body-balancing acupuncture and slimming treatments to body wraps and facials. All Marella Cruises include tips and service charges in the price you pay before departure, plus return flights, airport transfers and port taxes and 27kg luggage allowance, including hand luggage.
Best for adventure/activity – Tenerife
If adventure travel is the aim of your trip, then we can promise Tenerife will meet and beat your expectations. The island tantalises adrenaline junkies who are seeking adventures on the waves with some superb beaches, ideal for windsurfing. Whether it’s your first time on the board or you’re an old hand, El Medano Bay is a terrific spot for all levels. The spot is popular the whole year round because of the sublime circumstances for surfing and windsurfing. A wind speed above 25 knots will create the right for windsurfing, whereas anything below that is better for sailboats. Whichever activity you choose; you’ll be glad you choose Tenerife for your adventure holiday.