Top 7 Destinations for Early Summer Sun This Spring

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With the odd sunny day here and there, and the lighter days starting to creep in, this time of year is when most of us begin dreaming about the impending (fingers crossed) warmer weather. If you can’t wait until summer, and who could blame you, taking an early summer sun break is the logical answer! Here’s our top 7 destinations for catching some rays early this year…

Marseille

The South of France has a sturdy reputation for sunny climes with springtime seeing the start of all the glorious weather! This year, Eurostar announced new routes to Marseilles making it a great choice for some early summer sun on the French Riviera.

Marseille

Top sights

Old Port Marseille – Picturesque natural harbour with more than 2,000 years of history.
Notre-Dame de la Garde – A stunning Neo-Byzantine church set on highest natural point of Marseille.
Calanque Bay – Beautiful cove on the Mediterranean Coast with amazing panoramic views!

Average temperature in spring…

15-20 degrees

Where to stay…

With its prime location, outdoor pool and 4* luxury feel, The New Hotel of Marseille is a superb choice for making the most of the sun and the sights!

Marseille-view

A room with a view!

Marrakech

Bursting with historic sights, cultural treats and beautiful Moroccan cuisine, Marrakech is a truly unique and vibrant city break experience. What’s more, with its super-warm climate, getting a taste of summer is a sure thing this spring.

Marrakech

Top sights

Jemaa el-Fnaa Marrakech’s main market square full of stalls and fascinating snake charmers.
Koutoubia Mosque –The largest mosque in Marrakech at 77 metres tall.
Majorelle Garden – Discover 12-acres of amazing botanical gardens right here.

Average temperature in spring…

18-23 degrees

Where to stay?

The 4* Riad Star’s intimate surroundings and impeccable interior design guarantees you a bit of Moroccan luxury on a short break in the Red City.

Riad-Star-Marrakech

Florence

The capital of Italian Tuscany and a truly beautiful cultural city with plenty of museums, palaces and churches to explore. With its pleasant sunny springtime weather, Florence is the perfect place for a wonderfully magical Italian escape discovering world-class art and architecture.

Florence

Top sights

Florence Cathedral – Climb to the top of the dome for spectacular views of the city.
Basilica of Santa Croce – Explore the burial place of some of the most renowned Italians, such as Michelangelo and Galileo.
Piazzale Michelangelo – For magnificent panoramic views of Florence at sunset head here.

Average temperature in spring…

14-19 degrees

Where to stay?

Beautifully elegant and modern in design, the 4* Ambasciatori Hotel will add a bit of glamour and charm to your Italian getaway.

Ambasciatori-Hotel-Florence

Malta

With it hidden coves and bright blues waters, Malta is undoubtedly the diving capital of southern Europe. There’s an abundance of amazing sights to see on shore too! From ancient buildings to prehistoric sites, it’s got it all! And, with summer-like weather in the spring, there’s even time to catch some sunny rays!

malta

Top sights

Comino – This picturesque bay with blue, blue waters is a diving and snorkelling paradise!
Mdina Old City – An ancient walled city with more than 4,000 years of history.
St. John’s Co-Cathedral – Built by the Knights of Malta and home to stunning baroque art and architecture.

Average temperature in spring…

16-21 degrees

Where to stay?

Close to all the main sights, The Sunflower in Malta is a popular little 3* hotel with a charming interior and roof-top swimming pool and sun terrace.

Sunflower-Hotel-Malta

Algarve

Head to the west coast of Portugal for a breath-taking escape with plenty of sandy beaches, stunning cliffs and sunny bays to enjoy. Both historically fascinating and naturally beautiful, the Algarve makes a great choice for taking an early summer break this spring.

algarve

Top sights

Praia da Marinha – One of the most beautiful beaches of Portugal with stunning cliffs and crystal clear waters.
Castle of Paderne – A 12th century Moorish stronghold offering a fascinating look at historic Portugal.
Zoomarine Algarve – See dolphin shows, explore the aquarium and enjoy the exciting wave pool!

Average temperature in spring…

16-21 degrees

Where to stay?

Set close to Albufeira and the sandy Portuguese shores, the 4* Vila Gale Praia is an utterly delightful and supremely refined hotel, perfect for a relaxing retreat.

Vila-Gale-Praia-Algarve

Seville

Radiating charisma, personality and a kind of flamboyancy only found in Spain’s Andalusian region, Seville offers visitors a little bit of everything during spring. With a fascinating past, 3000 hours of sunshine a year and a traditional Easter Fair to enjoy, springtime in Seville is simply wonderful.

Seville

Top sights

Seville Cathedral – The largest Cathedral in Spain and the 3rd largest in the world!
La Giralda Tower – A mesmerising medieval symbol of the city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Alcazar of Seville – Discover one of the most beautiful palaces in Spain right here.

Average temperature in spring…

18-23 degrees

Where to stay?

Located in the heart of Seville’s old town, Las Casas de la Juderia beautifully combines traditional décor, vibrant colours and modern style for a truly authentic 4* Spanish break.

Las-Casas-de-la-Juderia-Seville

 

Dubai

Combining modern ambitions with Islamic traditions, Dubai holds a unique energy found nowhere else in the world. With optimum temperatures peaking at the start of spring, there’s no better time to discover this magnificent destination.

dubai

Top sights

Burj Khalifa Climb the tallest man-made structure in the world at 829 metres high.
Dubai Mall Enjoy a spot of retail therapy at the world’s largest shopping mall.
Wild Wadi Water Park – Let yourself and the kids go wild here with 17 amazing water slides to brave!

Average temperature in spring…

25-30 degrees

Where to stay?

The stylish 5* Metropolitan Palace Hotel is the ultimate luxury short break experience with a charming blend of extravagance, tradition and exoticness.

Metropolitan-Palace-Hotel-Dubai

Are you taking an early summer sun break this year? Where would you recommend for a European break during spring? Let us know using the comments box below.