Who has that itch to book a holiday that has to be scratched?
Let’s face it, we all have it right now! We all are craving that holiday feeling, to extend summer for as long as possible.
Here at Tide + Seek, we know we all have that need to jet off somewhere new and exciting before winter is upon us.
We have put a list together of countries perfect for a late year holiday. All stunning locations where you can either have your well earned relaxation time or be adventurous in your best travelling friend - TIDE + SEEK swimwear!
TRIP NO.1: MALTA
Malta's summers are typically hot and dry, but September presents the perfect opportunity to explore the island's beauty. The refreshing breezes from the Mediterranean Sea make the weather more comfortable, providing much-needed relief from the high temperatures that can sometimes exceed 30ºC.
Malta is a remarkable tourist destination, with over 3,000 hours of sunshine every year. It's a great place to visit late in the year, with an abundance of alfresco restaurants, nightlife, and delicious cuisine, all just a 3-hour and 20-minute flight from the United Kingdom's Gatwick Airport.
While visiting the island, take advantage of the crystal-clear waters by going on a scuba diving excursion or visiting the stunning Blue Lagoon. Malta's rich history is also on display, with St. John's Co-Cathedral being one of the most gorgeous churches in Europe. Lastly, don't forget to marvel at the fascinating architecture.
TRIP NO.2: ALGARVE, PORTUGAL
If you're looking for a destination that offers both relaxation and adventure, the Algarve region in Portugal is the perfect place to be. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and bask in the warm sun on one of the sandy beaches. With high temperatures in September and October, you can still enjoy those summer vibes while avoiding the crowds.
Portugal's southern coast, boasts temperatures in the high 20s during September and October. Relax on the sandy beaches and soak up those summer vibes!
The Algarve is dotted with picturesque fishing towns and magnificent beaches waiting to be explored. If you're a surf enthusiast, Praia do Tonel beach is a must-visit destination with some of the best waves and a thriving surf community.
For an unforgettable experience, don't miss the chance to visit Cabo da Roca, the most western point in Europe. Known as "the edge of the world," this breathtaking location offers stunning panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean from the rugged cliffs along the coastline. It's truly one of the most beautiful views Portugal has to offer.
TRIP NO.3: SPAIN
The weather in Spain remains pleasant all year round, offering a much-needed escape from the unpredictable weather of places like the UK.
While sunbathing may not be ideal in cooler temperatures of October and November, there are endless sightseeing opportunities available in the beautiful city, of Seville.
Delight yourself in the mouth-watering cuisine that Seville has to offer, or immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of the museums. For a unique experience, try taking a flamenco class and dance the night away!
September brings warm weather, with temperatures reaching the mid-20s - perfect for a day out on the beach. If you're looking for a more secluded location, consider visiting the Balearic Islands. These islands are breathtaking during this time of year, with temperatures averaging around 27ºC and eight hours of sunshine every day.
Head to the north and west coasts of Mallorca for an unforgettable experience. Don't forget to set aside some time to explore Palma, the historic capital, which is definitely worth a visit.
TRIP NO.4: CROATIA
What can you expect going to Croatia? Sunshine and watersports!
Live in your TIDE + SEEK swimsuit on the stunning Croatian beaches with temperatures in September/October averaging between 18°C to 24°C. Take the plunge and scuba dive in the crystal clear ocean leaving nothing to the imagination and see all the magnificent exotic sea life or top up your tan on the stunning beaches in Dubrovnik or Split.
Explore the many islands by going on sailing adventures and island-hopping across the best ones in the country. We have all heard about how beautiful the Greek islands are, well Croatia’s Adriatic islands are just as breathtaking or possibly more so!
TRIP NO.5: ALBANIAN RIVIERA, ALBANIA
The Maldives is a sought-after travel destination due to its sandy beaches, crystal-clear waters, and charming wooden huts. However, it can be an expensive venture.
But did you know that Europe has its own version of this paradise? A small village in Albania called Ksamil, also known as Aldania, boasts a breathtaking coastline that will make you feel like you've been transported to the Maldives – without the hefty price tag.
September is the ideal time to visit the Albanian Riviera, offering warm weather and fewer crowds than popular neighbouring countries like Greece and Croatia.
Offering lively atmosphere and picturesque beaches, respectively. Adventure seekers can enjoy hiking, kayaking, and exploring hidden coves and beaches, and food lovers can indulge in fresh seafood and Mediterranean cuisine. The Albanian Riviera offers a mix of relaxation, adventure, and cultural immersion, making it an increasingly popular travel destination.