Summer holidays with a big group of friends mean that whether you want to hit the beach early or sleep in, sunbathe or swim for miles, there’s someone to hang out with for every mood and you’re never bored.
But with so many hands on deck, it can be hard to choose a destination. To make the process a little smoother for you, here are the top seven destinations for group summer holidays.
Hire a group limo and lap up the kitsch in Las Vegas
The once in a lifetime trip: Las Vegas, USA
Las Vegas, aka Sin City, is the place to go for a blowout group holiday to remember. Even if you’re not up for the gambling, there’s wild nightlife, five-star dining, huge concerts, Cirque du Soleil shows, and hotel pool parties that stretch throughout the summer.
Hire a limo and drive down the kitsch, glaring neon Strip blaring music out of the sunroof. And with a new Tesla car service offering affordable road trips between Las Vegas and LA, you can recreate Fear and Loathing too (the eco-friendly sequel).
Jet Luxury at The Signature Condo Hotel offers an outdoor pool and self-catered, luxury apartments only 5-minutes’ walk from the Strip.
Live like kings at the Riad Les Nuits in Marrakech
The relaxing city break: Marrakech, Morocco
Hiring a riad in Marrakech can be a lot more affordable than a property of its size in Europe or America. Built around palm-filled, mosaiced courtyards with plunge pools, and rooftops ideal for sunbathing and relaxing, these riads often feel like palaces.
If you go during Ramadan, be aware that the sale of alcohol will be prohibited in most bars and restaurants. Riad Les Nuits de Marrakech has a hot tub, terrace, ornate Moroccan decor and views over the city’s main square, just a few steps away.
Visit Split's historic market
The five holidays in one: Split, Croatia
Croatia’s second biggest city, Split, is an easy place to keep all types of travellers entertained. There’s the Old Town and lots of other sights to see, the option of lazing on the beach, day trips to nearby Hvar island, snorkeling, markets, plenty of amazing food (specialties are seafood and coffee) and more.
The cream and stone rooms at Luxury Rooms Lucija and Luka make a relaxing retreat despite being right in the middle of Split’s Old Town, on the main square next to the Iron Gates of Diocletian’s Palace.
Canoe down peaceful rivers in the Ardennes
The Ardennes, Belgium
For an active group summer sojourn, head to the Ardennes region of Belgium. The fast-flowing rivers that cut through the dense forest and gentle hills are primed for canoeing and whitewater rafting. While the many castles and hot springs that are dotted over the sparsely-populated landscape make it a beautiful spot for hiking.
If you’re looking to treat yourself, stay in the grandeur of Château Charles. For those on a tighter budget, the B&B Maison Pomme is an old country house with an outdoor pool and a terrace with beautiful views.
The dreamlike Pembrokeshire coast
The Welsh summer can be a strange beast; there’s no real way of knowing whether you’ll have Mediterranean-style weather with great surf and barbecues on the beach, or a week of adventurous, windswept coastal walks along the gorgeous coastline.
Either way, the Pembrokeshire coast is a fantastic place to be. Stay at Stoney Bridge Luxury B&B for a fine local breakfast and to be just 5-minutes’ from the beach resorts of Saundersfoot and Tenby.
Relish the ample nightlife in Mamaia
Even if you don’t descend upon this popular Romanian resort for the late spring techno festival, Sunwaves, Mamaia has a zealous nightlife scene. Sunbathe, swim, and kite-surf (the Black Sea has perfect kite-surfing conditions) while the sun shines and then dance as the sun sets and the beach becomes a nightclub.
The slick, modern Apartments No.900001 are just 50 metres from the beach and the main clubs of the resort.