As the summer holidays continue, many residents are looking for those last-minute escapes now that lockdown has been lifted.
However, with the amber list severely restricting where we can visit without quarantine, the decisions are much harder as to where is worth visiting.
To avoid such measures, and still have an enjoyable trip this summer, these are the best locations to enjoy at the current time.
Often overlooked for the more popular European destinations, Malta makes a perfect location for those looking for an affordable, yet enjoyable sun kissed break.
The largest of three break taking islands, it plays home to a rugged coastline and unique character with fishing villages and its capital, Valletta being entirely classed as a UNESCO world heritage site.
Being a small island, you can stay anywhere and take advantage of all it has to offer, with Gozo, St Julian’s and St Paul’s Bay all prime locations for travellers to explore and all reachable with a bus, ferry, or car.
Beaches, tourist traps and culture make it a stunning location to try.
With its Black Sea coast, Bulgaria has become one of Europe’s fastest growing choices to enjoy a relaxing beach holiday.
On the east coastline, lies some of the most attractive beach resorts and quality experiences to relax and unwind, with some of the most culturally intriguing cities mere miles away.
Cities such as Varna Coast, sit with direct transport links and play host to the Varna Archaeological Museum which is full of treasures and some of the continent’s greatest pieces of history, whilst also hosting Golden Sands, a blue flag awarded town for its crystal-clear beaches.
The coast, mountains, history, and national parks make Bulgaria a true hidden gem.
Turks and Caicos
A British overseas territory, Turks and Caicos isn’t exactly a secret yet often gets overlooked for more populous and exciting Caribbean islands.
With its small resident figures and low levels of development, the island provides some of the absolute best in beaches, weather and vast array of undisturbed wildlife which helps give it such a unique identity.
With numerous national parks, spectacular whale watching and colonial architecture, there is no shortage of incredibly diverse activities which combined with its high-class accommodation options make it a truly unforgettable getaway.
If you are looking to swap the crowded, cloudy beaches of Brighton at home for an unforgettable vacation then look no further than any of these three special destinations.
With low recorded Covid cases and a lack of need to isolate, you can feel assured that after over a year of being stuck at home, this will feel almost like normality again.
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