Pack your bags and get your Digital COVID Certificate as international travel is back! Last minute holidays have always been popular, but now, we’re noticing a high percentage of holidays booked in August are for travel in August. After 16months, people are eager for a change of scenery, to get away and just relax. Whether you want to experience somewhere new or go back to a favourite destination, here are our top destinations and deals for August…


Lanzarote is one of our favourite destinations. Its mild, warm climate is perfect for soaking up the sun year-round, its sandy beaches are ideal for lazy days swimming in the sea and its accommodation is second-to-none. 

This August, you can stay in the 4* Costa Sal self-catering apartments for just €1,200 – only €600 per person! The Costa Sal is located in the Matagorda area, which is a leisurely 20-minute stroll along the picturesque promenade to the heart of the action in Puerto del Carmen. Whether you want to relax by its two adult swimming pools – one saltwater and one heated – or go 200m to the sandy shores of Matagorda beach, a stay in Costa Sal is one of pure relaxation.

The Algarve

Sometimes you forget that golden beaches, rugged coastlines and warm weather are under 3hrs away. The Algarve is a top destination for Irish sun-seekers for exactly that reason – not to mention the delicious food, friendly locals and endless attractions. 

This August, stay in the 4* Muthu Club Praia Oura for €1,210 – only €605 per person. The Muthu Club Praia Oura is a beachfront property where you’re less than a minute walk from the golden sands of Praia Oura, a stunning beach lined with cafes and restaurants and plenty of watersports to keep you entertained. Its rooms have been updated to be modern, comfortable and a perfect escape from the heat of the sun. In the evening, you’re only a short walk from the heart of ‘The Strip’, a mile-long road lined with restaurants, bars and shops, or a short taxi into the old town of Albufeira. 


After weeks of watching Love Island and seeing the glistening sea and gorgeous landscapes of Majorca, a visit there is definitely called for. Majorca has great nightlife, idyllic beaches, an abundance of natural beauty and plenty to see and do during your holidays. 

This August, kick back and relax during the day and at night let down your hair and enjoy dinners out and cocktails by the beach. You can stay in the 3* Verdemar Apartments, overlooking the bay of Santa Ponsa, for just €1,154 or €577 per person at the end of August. As you swim in its large pool, you can enjoy panoramic views of the bay or enjoy some rock bathing to work on your tan. Only 400m from the centre of Santa Ponsa, this is the perfect place to unwind this August and soak up the Majorcan sun!


The most southerly and largest of the Greek islands, Crete is a dream destination for both those who love an active holiday in the sun and those who just want to relax by the pool and the sea. There’s no shortage of spectacular scenery in Crete from the longest gorge in Europe to its beautiful pink sand beaches. For those who want to relax, Crete has a great range of places to stay where you’ll experience the warmth of the famous Greek hospitality. 

This August, stay in the 3* Tarra Apartments in the picturesque village of Georgioupolis for €1,289 or €644 per person. The Tarra Apartments is a small but comfortable complex, ideal for those who just want a break away. With modern bedrooms, a postcard-pretty pool setting and a delicious restaurant to try the best in Greek cuisine, this property has everything you need for a perfect getaway!

Costa del Sol

There are so many fantastic destinations along the Costa del Sol, once you land in Malaga airport the region is your oyster. From well-known towns like Torremolinos, Benalmadena and Marbella to smaller towns of Nerja and Fuengirola, no matter where you stay, you won’t be disappointed.

This August, stay in a beloved property along the Costa del Sol, the 4* Sunset Beach Club in Benalmadena. You stay here at the end of August for €1,504 or €754 per person. The Sunset Beach Club is located right on the beach so you can easily spend your day moving between the pool and the sea. From a huge pool and spa facilities to its own on-site bakery and bowling alley, this has everything you need for 7 days of bliss.  


Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands and packs a punch in the scenery, choice of destinations and things to do. It’s home to Spain’s largest mountain and the 3rd largest volcano in the world, Mt Teide. An adventure through Teide National Park is a great way to spend a day and see how the volcano formed such a unique landscape. Or go to Siam Park, one of the best water parks in the world, for a day of water slides and aqua fun!

This August, stay in one of our most popular properties in Tenerife, the 3* Beverly Hill Heights. Located in Los Cristianos, you can enjoy gorgeous views of the bay for €1,155 or €578 per person. The Beverly Hill Heights has a relaxing, calm atmosphere and its Andalucian influenced architecture gives it a luxurious feel. Its pool and gardens are the perfect setting to unwind before exploring the centre of Los Cristianos in the evening or venturing further afield to the lively Playa de las Americas. 

Where will you be going this August?