Holidays in May 2014
Celebrate the month of May in the world's best destinations
There are so many reasons to book holidays in May: you'll find beautiful weather around the world, as well as reasonably-priced flights and accommodation. Destinations are also less crowded than during summer holidays , meaning you can truly relax when visiting major attractions.
Whether you want to a take a short break in Cornwall or enjoy a fortnight in Fuerteventura, we'll find you the best budget-friendly holiday accommodation. What are you waiting for? Beat the crowds and start planning your May vacation.
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2014 May holidays in Majorca
For sun-drenched holidays in May, look no further than Majorca. This is the ideal time to enjoy the island at its best, as the weather begins to warm up and the crowds are still at home.
Party animals should head to the likes of Magaluf and Palma, two neighbouring resorts that boast some of the world's best nightclubs.
Families and couples can still enjoy these lively locations however - there are plenty of quaint bars and restaurants during May.
This is also the perfect time for snorkelling and scuba diving, and little ones will love the warm, balmy sunshine.
2014 May holidays in Cornwall
Holidays in May don't get much better than a break to sunny Cornwall. The area's warm temperature and gentle breeze provide the perfect weather to enjoy Cornwall's wealth of activities.
With more coastline than any other county, Cornwall features some of the country's best beaches and dramatic cliffs - so where better for surfing, hiking, walking and climbing? Of course, for the less adventurous amongst you there are still plenty of attractions on offer, including the May Day celebrations.
From the Furry Dance of Helston to the Obby Oss of Padstow, the Cornish sure know how to celebrate the beginning of summer.
2014 May holidays in Fuerteventura
For sunshine, sea and sand, choose Fuerteventura holidays in May. The second largest of the Canary Islands, this is the ideal place to find cheap holidays with plenty to do.
Families can choose accommodations next to any one of the island's 150 beaches, and easily spend their days lazing on the golden sands. Of course, that doesn't mean the adventurous aren't catered for - this is also the windsurfing capital of the world. Whether you want to relax on a sheltered beach in Caleta de Fuste, or have fun at a water park in Corralejo, Fuerteventura is a great destination this May.
2014 May holidays in Vendee
Just three hours drive from the ferry port of St. Malo, Vendée in France is ideally located for UK tourists. Holidays in May here are a relaxing, laid-back affair, ideal for families and couples alike.
The region has vast stretches of sand for the kids, historical sites for couples, and golf courses and spas to appease mum and dad. Saint Gilles Croix-de-Vie is a popular destination, renowned for its sardine fishing and wonderful seafood restaurants. Whether you want an apartment on the banks of the Vendée River, or a villa in the market town of Challans, we've got it covered at HomeAway
Some of the best holidays in May are to be had in Provence, a perfect destination for this time of year. The weather is warm, the landscapes are blossoming, and the Cannes Film Festival takes place.
Whilst some screenings and events are reserved for the film elite, the public are able to visit a range of exciting attractions. The Cinéma de la Plage, or Cinema on the beach, is available to the non-accredited public, and open-air screenings are regularly held. There are also wine and music festivals to enjoy throughout Provence, as well as the sites in Nice, Avignon, and sun-drenched St. Tropez.
Other great ideas for holidays in may
Tuscan holidays in may
May is the perfect month for visiting Tuscany - the weather is mild and the landscapes are incredibly beautiful. Navigating Florence is a more relaxed affair, and both coastal and mountainous areas are graced with a cool breeze. Both Siena and Pisa are fantastic destinations, with an array of art galleries and museums to keep you entertained. A particularly great way to spend a morning is by travelling to the Arezzo antique market - with a range of quirky and bizarre items for sale, you're sure to find that perfect souvenir. Whether you want to traverse natural parks or discover Renaissance art, book Tuscany holidays in May.
Holidays in the Amalfi Coast
The Amalfi Coast has drawn the world's rich and famous for decades, and yet holidays in May here can be found quite easily. Cheap flights and private accommodation will allow you to enjoy the coast at its best, and explore this stunning area south of the Bay of Naples. The Amalfi Coast is arguably Europe's most beautiful stretch of sand, so sunbathing might be your main priority. Yet wander off the beaten track and you'll find even more amazing landscapes, strewn with olive groves, vineyards and sleepy, cliff-top villages. For history, culture, cuisine and sunshine, the Amalfi Coast is a fantastic choice this year.
May is a great time of year to go on holiday. May Day, or the first day of the month, is when the warmer weather begins to encourage flowers and trees to blossom. A time of love and romance, it's the time to celebrate the upcoming summer - or give winter a firm kick out the door...
Romantic traditions aside, cheap flights can be found easily and the kids haven't yet broken up from school. Whether you decide to jet off for a bank holiday or treat the kids to a long weekend, you're afforded peace and quiet and can make great savings in the process.