AN autumn break is just what you need to get away from the UK chills.
There are plenty of destinations abroad where you can still enjoy long sunny days in October, and you don’t need to break the bank to get there.
For example, temperatures are still nudging 28C in Marrakech with an average of eight hours of sunshine, according to the Met Office.
If you want to go further afield, head to Cancun, to enjoy the warm Caribbean sea and surround yourself with white-sand beaches.
In October, temperature cool down to a “comfortable average” of 32C – that’s 20C more than in the UK during the same period of the year.
Here’s our guide to the best destinations for October sun and the best deals to get there.
It’s still pretty hot in Marrakech come October so you’ll be feeling like it’s summer all over again.
Staying at the four-star hotel Labranda Targa Club, this deal costs £166 per person for a three-night stay.
The hotel boasts excellent facilities including an outdoor swimming pool, a relaxing spa as well as an aqua-park.
It’s located just a ten minute drive away from Marrakech’s city centre.
Brits choosing Portugal for their October break should head to Algarve, with a five-night stay at the Cerro Mar Atlantico Hotel at £198 per person.
Leaving London Southend on October 14, it’s the perfect spot for a family holiday thanks to its sandy beaches and kid-friendly sights.
Tucked away at the southern tip of Portugal, in Algarve, the days also stay sunnier and warmer much later into the year, with balmy temperatures of around the low 20s.
With beautiful beaches, Greek and Roman ruins and a lively nightlife, Kos is a clever choice for a sunny holiday in Autumn.
Fly out on October 8 to spend seven nights at Kosta Palace for £191 per person.
The four-star hotel is ideally situated in a quiet Kos Town overlooking the breath-taking harbour with its medieval castle.
Beautiful beaches? Kid-friendly activities? You’ll find both if you opt for the week-long holiday at the Colina Mar Apartments.
Located near Gran Canaria’s southwest coast, it’s perfect for those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of a busy beach town.
Each of the hotel’s 184 fully furnished flats comes with separate living areas and kitchenettes, maid services and a balcony with a sea view.
Guests can also relax by the outdoor pool while their kids play. To take advantage of this deal you’ll need to leave from London Luton on October 11.
Temperatures are still as high as 26C in Cyprus in October, meaning you can make the most of the island’s beautiful beaches and breath-taking views.
Leaving London Gatwick on October 8, enjoy a week-long holiday on the island at the four star Avlida Hotel, which cost £260 per person.
Ideally located, it’s just 1.2km away from the beach and stands bang opposite of the archaeological site of Tombs of the Kings.
Just a four hour flight away from the UK, and with peak temperatures averaging around 26C in October, Lanzarote is a popular choice for autumn sun.
This all-inclusive deal, with free kid’s stay, is for seven nights at the family friendly Blue Sea Costa Bastian – a four-star hotel located in the popular resort of Costa Teguise.
Travelling from London Luton on October 31,this deal costs £372 per person (down from £450).
Ideal for families, daily activities for children from four to 11-years-old at the hotel are offered, and there’s also a separate Teen Club.
Head to Cancun in October to beat the crowds and make the most of what it has to offer, from sandy beaches to its world-famous nightlife.
Staying at the Tukan Hotel & Beach Club, the week-long holiday is for flights from London Luton on October 9.
The four star hotel, ideally located on the beautiful Playa del Carmen, comprises 131 rooms all equipped with WiFi, and there’s also a swimming pool.
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