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Half-Board Holidays

Not one to spend all day at your hotel? Do you like to get out during the day and go on excursions? Do you want to be free to sample some of the local restaurants, but don't want the financial stress of eating out all the time? A cheap half-board holiday may be the perfect solution for you. You'll have the convenience of having your breakfast and dinner at the hotel with the freedom to have your lunch wherever you'd like.

How to Decide if a Half-Board Holiday is for You

Before you book your holiday it's always good to decide with other members of your party, what do you want from your holiday. If you're planning on spending most of your time at the hotel, relaxing by the pool and sipping cocktails while you watch the evening entertainment then an all-inclusive holiday is your best bet. All your food and drink is included, which is perfect if you want to chill at your resort. If you consider yourself a serious foodie and want to eat out a lot, then a bed and breakfast or room-only option will leave you free to eat most of your meals at local cafes and restaurants. If you plan on spending your days outside of the hotel, but your evenings at the hotel then a half-board option is the perfect fit. Remember to always compare board basis before booking. Sometimes there isn't much of a price difference between all-inclusive and half-board. It might still be worth booking all-inclusive if you're only planning on having a few drinks in the evening or lunches at the hotel. Remember that half-board only includes drinks during your meals, whereas all-inclusive includes snack and drinks for as long as the restaurant or bar is open.

Popular Half-Board Holiday Destinations

Costa Dorada: This resort area is a good match for a bargain half-board holiday. There are plenty of excursions to keep you busy such as vineyards, PortAventura World (one of the biggest theme parks in Europe), and the city of Barcelona is just a short hop away. This means you'll eat most of your lunches out but can still enjoy the comfort of eating at your hotel for breakfast and dinner.

Paphos: Cyprus is known for having delicious Mediterranean food served with warm hospitality. Booking half-board gives you the option to sample some of the local dining establishments without the stress of having to arrange all your meals. There are also lots of watersports and historical sights to take in during the day if you want an action-packed day away from the hotel.

Lanzarote: Do you want a holiday where you get to spend most of your day enjoying nature and the warm sunshine? Lanzarote is a nature lover's paradise as UNESCO has given the whole island Biosphere Reserve status. Much of the island is, in fact, part of Timinfaya National Park so you'll never have to venture far from your hotel to get back to nature. A half-board holiday gives the freedom to buy supplies for a picnic, or try a local restaurant but the time-saving convenience of eating breakfast and dinner at your hotel.

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