I always find after a break (Christmas holidays/Easter etc.) I tend to spend some time over the last few days looking at holidays for the next break. I’m currently looking for a holiday for the summer – somewhere quiet with a great beach and pool and not too much nightlife. (I love a relaxing holiday, mostly uncommercialised but with nice restaurants.)

Last night I asked for some recommendations on my Instagram and a few people asked me to share the suggestions so here they are. (Hopefully I’ve put them in the right location – I’ve divided it into Spain, Canary Islands, Portugal and Other)

First I’d like to recommend a place I’ve gone to for the last two years which is amazing – extremely quiet (which is what I love)! It’s called Puerto de Mogan and we always stay in the Marina Apartments which are owned by the Dennehy Family (Irish) and it is just such an amazing place. You can find out more here.


  • Malta
  • Nerja
  • Marbella
  • La Zenia
  • Alcudia (Majorca)
  • Palma Nova (Majorca)
  • Cambrils
  • Santa Ponsa (ola bouganvillia apartments)
  • Salou
  • Dénia
  • Illetas (Mallorca)
  • Cala Millor (Mallorca)
  • Torremolinos (Sol Don Pedro)
  • La Cala (fly into Malaga)

Canary Islands

  • Puerto del Carmen (Lanzarote)
  • Playa blanca
  • Fariones Hotel (Lanzarote)
  • Costa Teguise (Lanzarote)
  • Puerto Rico
  • Caleta de fuste (Fuerteventura)
  • Correlejo (Fuerteventura)
  • Tenerife
  • Hotel Jardin Palace (Tenerife)
  • Sol Tenerife
  • Gran Hotel Costa Meloneras (Gran Canaria)
  • Gloria Palace Amadores (Gran Canaria)
  • FBC Fortuny Resort Maspalomas


  • Alvor
  • Algarve
  • Vilamoura
  • Albufeira (Old Town)
  • Lagos
  • Praia de Rocha
  • Cascais
  • Olhao
  • Carvoeiro


  • Nice (France)
  • Split (Croatia)
  • Dubrovnik (Croatia)
  • Hvar (Off Croatian coast)
  • Cavtat (Croatia)
  • Capri
  • Pomorie (Bulgaria)
  • Chania (Crete)
  • Argassi (Greece)
  • Les Sablons (South of France)