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16th Jan 2020

Five glorious sunny holidays you deserve to have in 2020

Brian Dillon

Couple having fun at sea on sunny holidays

Since the start of the new year, we have been daydreaming about one thing. Sunny holidays! Looking forward to soaking up some sun in the most beautiful and exciting destinations is what’s getting us through these January blues.

On that note, we’ve been given some susnpiration to book our next trip and get our fix of Vitamin D. Getting through January is an achievement in itself. I don’t know about you, but I think we all deserve a reward for seeing it through to the end.

Afterall, Aer Lingus has landed with their incredible January Sale over on their website, offering discounted flights to some seriously unreal sunny destinations.

So, without further ado, here are five unbelievably beautiful and exciting sunny destinations that you should definitely head to this year.


Sicily sunny holidays

The Italian island that has it all: sun, beach and amazing, delicious food. For somewhere that’s only a few hours away, it really is another world.

Aer Lingus flies into Catania in East Sicily, a region that has its fair share of beaches to lay on, sights to see and amazing adventures to be had.

Anyone up for exploring the impressive historic ruins of Catania? Or maybe heading up Mt Etna to get some awe-inspiring views? Or maybe you fancy heading to the beach to enjoy all of those glorious rays.

Playa di Catania, Le Capannine and Lido Azzurro Beach Resort are some of the most stunning spots to do just that.



While we’re on the topic of beautiful sunny holidays, we can’t let Sardinia slip under the radar.

Given its beauty, its unique culture and history and the array of things to do and see while you enjoy the sun, there are a number of reasons to add it to your travel bucket list for 2020.

First of all, there’s the ancient town of Alghero, which is surrounded by 2,000kms of sandy beaches. You can check out some of the historic ruins such as Su Nuraxi di Barumini and then get out to explore. There are various mountain and nature trails that will take you through some absolutely breathtaking scenery.


Woman on a sunny holiday on Barcelona Beach

Barcelona is a unique mix of beach and city, which means you get your relaxing sun holiday and exciting city break all rolled into one.

Imagine it now: spending the morning checking out some of the city’s top attractions (like the Sagrada Familia, Gaudi’s House, the Gothic Quarter) before heading over to the Barceloneta Beach to flake out for the afternoon, soaking up all the sun that you can.

After sunbathing and going for a dip in the Mediterranean, head to one of the restaurants dotted along the beach, such as JeffersonBo Kaap and La Deliciousa.


Faro beach portugal

This is hands down one of the most breathtakingly gorgeous sunny spots you could visit this year. But there’s way more to Faro than its beauty. There is absolutely loads to do.

When you travel here, you can’t miss out on the islands. There are a few companies offering tours of the islands that last a few hours, giving you a chance to soak up the sun as you bob along the clearest water you’ve ever seen.

Plus, the region is home to some of the most gorgeous beach destinations in Europe, such as Albufeira, Lagos, Portimao and Benagil.


Nerja, Malaga sunny holidays

Malaga is an unreal shout because there is a range of fabulous destinations you can choose from.

Fuengirola, Benalmádena, Nerja and Torremolinos all make for insanely fun and exciting holidays (where you’ll find all the sun you could possibly ask for).

What to do? Well, hit the beach, of course. Alternate between sunbathing, splashing about in the sea and trying out all of the insanely fun activities on offer, such as parasailing, hanging onto a banana boat for dear life and zooming about on a speedboat, to name just a few.

Each destination has its fair share of delicious eateries along their promenades, serving up everything from American-style cuisine to authentic Spanish delights.

Feeling inspired?

That’s just a taste of what’s on offer during the Aer Lingus January Sale. To discover more sunny holidays to have in Europe and North America, head over to their website.

Or if you need more convincing, check out some of the most exciting beach fronts to visit in 2020, or some of the most insane sunshine adventures you can experience.