The best long-stay holidays this winter including Spain and Portugal from just £6.75pp per night | The Sun

THE nation faces a cold, bleak winter as energy prices skyrocket and the cost-of-living crisis continues to bite.

But a long-stay winter break somewhere warmer in Europe or beyond could be a real alternative. With prices from just £6.75 per person, per night, it could save you a fortune with energy bills expected to quadruple by January.

From self-catering stays in sunny Egypt to a luxurious Caribbean cruise that costs less than £76 per night, there’s plenty on offer.

Lisa Minot looks at the options for a break abroad that could save you cash by bringing you to sunnier climes.

MURCIA, SPAIN – £6.75 pppn, self-catering

IF you’ve got your own pad on wheels, the Caravan and Motorhome Club’s fabulous 77-night deal at the La Manga site in Murcia is a stunner.

You’ll get a fully-serviced pitch with 6kw of electricity a day plus ferry crossing from Dover to Calais, for just £1,041 in total for two adults based on January 14 to March 25 stay.

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The club hosts activities on site as well as a bar, restaurant, tennis courts and indoor pool. 

To book, see caravanclub.co.uk/overseas/spain/la-manga.

EL GOUNA, EGYPT – £6.75 pppn, self-catering

WITH 365 days of sunshine, El Gouna on Egypt’s eastern coast is the perfect place to spend winter.

In the Downtown Keys area, a studio apartment for two with all utilities is from £612 per couple, per month.

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Guests get free access to local pools and a ten per cent discount in local restaurants and bars.

Two months at a 4* downtown hotel is from £2,506 per room, that’s just £20.88 a night.

The resort has golf courses, spas, fitness centres and entertainment. Flights are from £64pp, one way. See elgouna.com.

COSTA ADEJE, TENERIFE – £71.38pppn, B&B

TREAT yourself to some real luxury this winter with a long stay at the 5* Gran Costa Adeje Hotel.

Set in an exclusive area of Costa Adeje in Tenerife, it’s within walking distance of del Duque Beach, upmarket shopping and restaurants.

The hotel has a tranquil spa, solarium and three pools including, one with a dazzling glass bottom and a rooftop pool.

A 21-night B&B stay is from £1,499pp in January, including British Airways return flights from Gatwick.

Book by August 31 at britishairways.com/tenerife.

MARRAKECH, MOROCCO – £46.61pppn, all-inclusive

IT’S all included when you book a stay of 21 nights at the Iberostar Club Palmeraie in Marrakech.

The hotel is close to golf courses and has three pools in landscaped gardens, near a small lake.

Buffet and restaurant food is included, as are drinks in the poolside bars and Moroccan tea room.

Keep fit with tennis, badminton, archery, a spa and wellness centre.

A 21-night, all-inclusive stay is from £979pp, travelling on dates in January including return flights from Gatwick.

Book by August 31, britishairways.com/marrakech.

FARO, PORTUGAL – £15.07pppn, self-catering

THE balmy temperatures of southern Portugal make it a favourite for winter sun long-stay holidays.

And from just £15.07pp, per night you can enjoy the sunshine and facilities at the 4* Labranda Riviera Hotel and Spa set on Marfa Bay.

The hotel has three saltwater pools, spa, fitness centre and indoor swimming.

There’s a diving school, plus four restaurants and bars.

A 28-night self-catering stay is from £422pp, including EasyJet flights from Liverpool on November 3. See easyjet.com or call 0330 365 5000.

CARIBBEAN CRUISE – £73.28pppn, full board

FOR those who prefer not to fly, sail to warmer climes on P&O Cruises’ 35-night voyage on Ventura from Southampton to the Caribbean.

Departing December 1, you’ll get to celebrate Christmas and New Year in tropical temperatures.

The ship calls at Madeira, Barbados, St Lucia, Grenada, Bonaire, Curacao, Aruba, Dominica, Guadeloupe, Antigua & Barbuda, St Kitts, British Virgin Islands, St Martin and the Azores.

Prices are from £2,565pp – that’s £73.28pp, per night, for full board including all your meals, theatre shows, afternoon tea and tips.

To book, see seascanner.co.uk.

FUERTEVENTURA – £26.10pppd, self-catering

WITH year-round sunshine, 150km of beaches and stunning volcanic landscapes, the Canary Island of Fuerteventura is perfect for a long-stay winter break.

Pierre et Vacances’ holiday village Origo Mare has houses and apartments built around swimming pools.

On site, there are restaurants and bars, while sports facilities include tennis and mini-golf.

A 28-night self-catering stay, arriving January 7 is from £1,461.78, for a studio sleeping up to three people. See pierreetvacances.co.uk.

Return EasyJet flights from Gatwick from £64pp.

BENIDORM, SPAIN – £46.51pppd, full board

JUST Go! Holidays has another great option for those who prefer not to fly.

Its Winter Sun in Benidorm coach trip offers the chance to soak up Spain, but skip the airport hassle.

The 29-day trip departing January 5 includes return coach travel from England, return ferry crossings, 24 nights at the 3* Pueblo Hotel in Benidorm on full board, plus the chance to explore the Costa Blanca with six excursions.

It also includes B&B stays on both legs of the journeys. From £1,349pp, based on two sharing – that’s £46.51pp, per day. See justgoholidays.com.

LARNACA, CYPRUS – £26.78pppn half board

FOR some long-stay warmth, a 28-day break at the Anmaria Beach Hotel in Larnaca is the ideal way to break up the long winter.

Set in palm-tree studded gardens by the beach, this 4* hotel is within walking distance of the centre of Ayia Napa.

But you’ll be tempted to remain on site with indoor and outdoor pools, tennis court, pool bar and buffet restaurant.

There’s also easy access to the shoreline walkways – floodlit at night.

A 28-night full board stay is from £750pp, including flights from Liverpool on November 22, 23kg luggage and transfers.

See easyjet.com/en/holidays.

ALICANTE, SPAIN – £24.50pppn, self-catering

SOAK up the Spanish sunshine with holiday park specialist EuroParcs.

It has winter breaks of up to 12 weeks at the Alannia Costa Blanca Resort from as little as £25 per night with pools, entertainment and activities included.

Winter facilities include heated pools, a gym, sauna and steam room plus activities including yoga and tai chi.

You’ll stay in mobile homes with air conditioning, pergola-covered decking and satellite TV.

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Gas, electricity and water are all included.

See europarcs.com/camping-in-spain/long-stay-holidays or call 01172 897 050.

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