If the dark nights and chilly winter are getting you down, these fabulous holiday offers have sunshine guaranteed - plus free wine, meals and spa treatments galore!
1. Enjoy the Med in Malta
Seven nights all inclusive from £792pp
For great value spring sunshine it's hard to beat the beautiful island of Malta. Sitting between Sicily and North Africa, it gets over 300 days of sunshine a year but is as good for sightseeing as it is for sun worshipping.
One of the most popular resorts in the north of the island is St Pauls Bay, just a short drive away from the capital Valetta. One of the top hotels there is the db San Antonio Hotel & Spa where we're offering a fantastic all inclusive 7-night stay.
Surrounded by swaying palm trees, this hotel is fresh and contemporary in design, with four outdoor pools to choose from including a luxurious adults-only rooftop infinity pool.
There's also a candlelit spa for pampering in, as well as five excellent restaurants to feast in. At dusk retreat to the privacy of your balcony to watch the blazing sunset - bliss.
The price: From £792pp
What's included? Seven nights in a double room | All inclusive at all five restaurants | easyJet flights from London Gatwick | Private transfers on Malta | Offer is valid from 1 May until 31 October 2018
2. Relax in a Spanish spa
Six nights from only £1,159pp
For pure indulgence, our exclusive offer at the Vincci Selección La Plantación del Sur spa on the Costa Adeje is hard to beat.
Sitting on a hillside in south Tenerife, this colonial-style hotel is in a wonderful location overlooking the sparkling sea. With one of the best spas on the island, the hotel is the ultimate place to relax either before or after the stress of Christmas.
It boasts three thermal wellbeing ‘circuits', the highlight being the Circuito Canario, which is tucked inside a volcanic cave. Plus, our offer includes a bottle of wine in your room on arrival, half-board dinner, a 50-minute massage with volcanic hot stones and a facial tailored to your skin type during your stay.
The price: From £509pp
What's included? Six nights in a Superior Sea View Room | Half board basis (buffet dinner five nights; special à la carte set menu on one evening) | Four hour access to three thermal circuits including the Circuito Canario on one day | 50-minute Celtic Massage per person with volcanic hot stones | 50-minute individually tailored facial per person | Fruit platter and wine on arrival | Late check-out (subject to availability) | Flights and transfers can be arranged on request
3. Kick back in Croatia
Seven nights from £509pp
Croatia is the hottest destination in the Med right now and not just because it's one of the sunniest (you can expect 12 hours of sunshine in May). It's long unspoilt coastline, which hugs the Adriatic, has over a thousand beautiful islands to explore and many visitors compare it to Greece 25 years ago.
The Hotel Croatia Cavtat, one of the leading five-star resorts in the area, is just across the bay on a pine-forested peninsula. You can get there easily by boat or it's a short (under 30 minutes) taxi ride away.
The hotel boasts two quiet private beaches, an outdoor pool, spa and four great restaurants including a delicious Steakhouse and Spinaker, which serves fresh seafood beneath white awnings on a waterside terrace. The charming harbour town of Cavtat is a 10-minute walk away along the seafront.
It's the perfect place for a week's sunshine break - flights are less than three hours from London and the hotel is an 8-minute drive from Dubrovnik airport so you'll go from front door to sun lounger in less than half a day.
The price: From £509pp*
What's included? Seven nights' accommodation | Breakfast each morning | Return flights from London Gatwick | Transfers from Dubrovnik airport | Offer is valid from 18 April to 31 October 2018. Book before 28 February.
4. Pamper yourself in Portugal
Five nights - and lots of spa treatments - from £625pp
With the glittering Atlantic on one side and bustling Vilamoura harbour on the other, the hotel Tivoli Marina Vilamoura sits in a prime waterfront position on Portugal's Algarve. This five-star resort leads directly onto the beach and April is a great time to visit as the weather has already started to heat up - the average temperature is a balmy 20C.
Enjoy eating outdoors at one of the seven restaurants or spend time with a good book lounging by the pool. But the highlight of this sunshine break is pampering yourself in the holistic spa.
Our great value package includes over 160 minutes of wonderfully relaxing treatments including a hot stone massage, detox seaweed wrap and a facial, as well as a luxurious scalp massage. Go with a girlfriend, your daughter or your mother and treat yourself to an indulgent spring getaway.
The price: From £625pp*
What's included? Five nights in a Deluxe Panoramic Room plus room upgrade if available | 60-minute hot stone massage per person | 30-minute detox seaweed wrap per person | 45-minute supreme facial massage per person | 30-minute scalp massage per person | Fruit and wine in your room on arrival | Late checkout, subject to availability | Flights and transfers can be arranged on request | Offer valid until 30 April 2018
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* Based on two sharing. Subject to availability. For validity dates and full terms and conditions please visit the individual offer pages