Book now for next year: don’t overprice yet: five tips for beach holidays at stable prices
High energy and raw material costs, inflation at record levels: Prices are also exploding in the travel market. But there are also holiday offers for next year, which have remained relatively stable in price. Five good tips you can still grab now.
Save, save, save is the motto for many people these days. When you shop, when you go to restaurants, when you drive – Germans want to save everywhere. This is shown by the 2022 wealth barometer of the German savings and bank association (DSGV), which was first published in October. However, there is one point where most people do not save: on vacation.
The costs for this must not have exploded, as our inquiry to the large travel booking and assessment portal HolidayCheck showed. There are also package holidays to popular winter getaway destinations whose prices have been relatively stable compared to February this year. We present the best offers for next year.
1. Egypt: Bathing fun between desert and sea
The Egyptian seaside resort of Sharm el Sheikh, on the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula, attracts with water temperatures of up to 27 degrees and golden sandy beaches. The 5-star hotel Albatros Laguna Vista is located directly on a palm-fringed beach. The resort, built in traditional style, has a large pool area and offers good value for money. The holiday week is all inclusive (including flight and hotel transfers) for 705 euros – the same price as in mid-May. The stylish accommodation offers another advantage: it has received the HolidayCheck award for the most popular hotels worldwide, based on ratings from more than 360,000 users.
- Prices: 7 nights in a double room with everything included, flight and hotel transfers from 705 euros per person.
2. Dubai: In six hours to the kingdom of superlatives
Lots of sun, endless sandy beaches with a bathtub-warm sea, futuristic architecture and many unusual attractions: Dubai, the emirate with the capital of the same name, located in the desert and bordering the Persian Gulf, is a popular destination for winter refugees. The best time to travel is from November to April: temperatures are between a comfortable 25 and 30 degrees. The sun shines eight to ten hours a day. And at night it cools down pleasantly.
Also, many will probably notice the price of about 1800 euros for a week in the 5-star accommodation “Rixos The Palm Hotel & Suites” – everything included, including the flight. For comparison: The same holiday in the 316-room complex on the artificially created palm island “The Palm Jumeirah” cost 1456 euros last January.
- Prices: 7 nights in a double room with a sea view, all inclusive plus, train to plane and flight from 1802 euros per person.
3. Turkey: Crazy offer on the west coast
Between Marmaris and Fethiye stretches one of the most beautiful and kilometer-long sandy beaches on the Turkish west coast. Here is the 4-star Robinson Club “Sarigerme Park”, a paradise for water sports enthusiasts and clay court tennis players. Guests can also play archery, football, beach volleyball, table tennis and bocce ball or get flexible with aerial athletics, yoga, pilates, stretching and relaxation.
269 rooms in nine different categories spread over a park-like complex with plenty of greenery. The holiday week in the club is 239 euros more expensive than at the beginning of the year, but everyone who flies before the end of May 2023 can more than make up for this with a TUI discount campaign. This corresponds to a proud 300 euros. The conclusion is that the journey will cost even less than before the general price increases began.
- Prices: 7 nights in a double room with everything included, flight, train to flight and hotel transfer from 1420 euros per person.
It is 79 kilometers long and 38 kilometers wide: Greece’s island of the gods, Rhodes. The sun god Helios is said to have asked Zeus for the island when he divided his kingdom and named it after his beautiful wife Rhode. The reality of the island in the extreme south-east of the country also looks beautiful: 32 beaches have something for everyone – from wide dunes in the south to sheltered rocky coves in the west.
The medieval old town of the island’s capital with its enormous Grand Master’s Palace is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Small mountain villages alternate with lively beach towns and areas with strong winds, which are considered an insider’s tip for expert wind, wing and kite surfers. One such is the adult hotel “The Costa Lindia Blue Star” on the east coast near Lardos. Here, the price for a week all-inclusive, including flights and shuttle trains, has only increased by 84 euros compared to January 2022. In addition, the current sale price of 535 euros will remain in place until May next year.
- Prices: 7 nights in a double room with everything included, flight, train to flight from 535 euros per person.
5. Croatia: Paradise Island in the Adriatic Sea
Croatia has more than 1000 islands, of which only about 70 are inhabited. In front of the coastal town of Split lies the bathing island of Brač, which is known for its white stone beach called the Golden Horn. Not far away, in the fishing village of Bol, is the 4-star hotel Bretanide Sport & Wellness Resort.
Five clay tennis courts, a surf and diving school, three pools and daily activities such as archery or beach volleyball promise sports enthusiasts plenty of exercise opportunities. Afterwards you can relax in the wellness area. The price trend over the past eleven months has also been relatively relaxed: the travel price for a week all-inclusive (including flight and hotel transfers) has increased by almost 120 euros.
- Prices: 7 nights in a double room with everything included, flight and hotel transfers from 961 euros per person.