Roll up for a last blast of sun, sea and sand
including transfers, through Thomson (thomson.co.uk) departing Oct 25 and flying from Exeter. Flight time: 4hr Average temperature: 77F (25C)
Fuerteventura has some of the best beaches in the Canaries. Warm sun and cooling winds pull in windsurfers.
From £1,302 per person, with breakfast, based on a family with teens at the Bahiazul Villas and Club in Corralejo, through Thomson (thomson.co.uk), departing Oct 21. Flight time: 2hr 45min Average temperature: 71F (22C)
The Algarve is a good option for active families. Portugal’s south coast can see some rainy days in October, so pack for both wet and sunny weather.
From £1,035 per person, B&B, in a one-bedroom apartment at the Lake Spa Resort, Vilamoura (telegraph. co.uk/tt-lake-spa-resort-vilamoura), through Classic Collection Holidays (classic-collection.co.uk) departing Oct 21. Flight time: 4hr Average temperature: 77F (25C)
Lanzarote is ideal for swimming and sunbathing, but high demand means airfares are expensive. Offset the cost with a reasonably priced villa.
From £1,410 for a week’s rental of Villa Tara, sleeping six, in the marina of Puerto Calero on the island’s southern coast, through Vintage Travel (vintagetravel.co.uk) departing Oct 22. Flights and transfers excluded.
Late October sees up to eight hours of sunshine a day on this balmy Med island and the sea water hasn’t lost its summer heat. Try the south-coast resorts of Limassol and Larnaca.
From £1,195 per person, B&B, in a junior suite at the Amathus Beach Hotel (telegraph.co.uk/tt-amathusbeach-hotel) in Limassol through Kuoni (kuoni.co.uk). Flight time: 2hr 50min Average temperature: 69F (21C)
October is a good time to combine some lazy R&R with day excursions to the island’s sights free from the peak season coach parties.
From £2,155 for a week’s rental of Villa Arte Mare Blue, sleeping up to eight, near Cefalù, near some of Sicily’s best beaches, through Wish Sicily (wishsicily.com) departing Oct 21. Price does not include flights and transfers. Flight time: 11hr 30min Average temperature: 80F (27C)
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