Tui May Holidays at a glance
- Tui May Holidays are on the Tui late availability page
- Tui Summer holidays for next summer are on sale.
- There are two bank holiday weekends
- May school holidays – Summer half term for schools
- Good time to travel to enjoy activities
May is the start of the new summer holiday season which runs until October. A huge increase from April holidays which represent the ending of the winter season. So what are the best holidays in May? The answer to this will depend on what type of holiday you are looking for. In May there are two bank holidays and the summer half term school holiday break. So some of the departure dates can be busy especially with more and more holidaymakers opting for more shorter holidays rather then the traditional two weeks in the summer. A flexi-day or two combined with a holiday weekend can build up to a nice break when you combine it with a holiday weekend. Unfortunately lots of people do this and drive up the prices as the availability decreases. Plus any holiday covering the May school holiday dates will sell so there won’t be as many cheap deals on these dates. However if you can travel before or return after the schools are out then this will help with the availability and prices. Don’t forget to look out for any Tui discount codes. If there are any then they will be clearly displayed on the Tui web site.
Where to go on holiday in May?
For most people a quick break in May is a chance to get away particularly to somewhere warm. Florida is warm with an average temperature of 31°C and sun for 13 hours however it does have an average rainfall of 90mm. If you want a quick break you don’t really want to be spending most of that time travelling. Closer to home is Benidorm averaging 24°C, 9 hours of and and just 21mm of rain in May. The Greek island of Crete offers 10 hours of sun with an average temperature around 23°C without a really long flight. If the weather is an absolute priority then have a look at Egypt and the resort of Sharm el Sheikh with an average temperature of 28°C and usually a zero average rainfall in May. Overall for distance and weather one of the favourites has to be Cyprus with 11 hours of sun and temperatures averaging around 25°C with just 6mm of rain in May. The Canary Islands such as Gran Canaria, Lanzarote offer 8-9 hours of sunshine with temperatures between 23-25°C and only 1mm of rain. Obviously you can be unlucky with unseasonal weather especially in early May which you will see reflected in the cost of some of the May late availability prices.
If you enjoy walking, cycling or just being active on holiday then May is a great time to go on holiday. You can enjoy some nice weather and still be able to enjoy some activities. Activities that could otherwise be more uncomfortable in the higher temperatures at the height of the summer holiday season. It’s also a great time to travel with pre-school age children. Not only is it cooler but it’s also much cheaper to travel in May against July and August. Plus there may be some free child places still available for May departures.
Tui May Holiday Weather
Some possible May holiday destinations. All figures are the average for the month of May
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As you can see with some of the above destinations there can be some trade-offs between the average temperature and amount of sun and rainfall levels.
What Are The Best Holiday Destinations In May?
We have listed a couple of holiday destinations that may be suitable for you based on weather, flight duration and costs.
Tui Cyprus Holidays in May
Cyprus holidays in May offer a good temperature and amount of sun with a low rain count. A flight from London to Paphos is around four and a half hours and just under five hours from Glasgow. From the Paphos flights you can choose to stay in Limassol, Coral Bay Polis, Amathus Bay and Latchi. The Larnaca flight offers accommodation in the Protaras, Nissi Beach and Ayia Napa resorts.
Tui Cyprus flights are available from London Gatwick,Stansted, Luton, Exeter, Bristol, Cardiff, Birmingham, East Midlands, Manchester, Doncaster Sheffield, Newcastle, Glasgow & Edinburgh
Tui Paphos May Holidays
Paphos offers accommodation with Skytours, Sensimar, Small & Friendly, Tui Gold, A La Carte, Platinum and Tui SCENE. For an adult only holiday you can opt for the Tui Gold Hotel Atlantica Golden Beach which is a 4T plus hotel. The hotel is in a secluded location 12 kilometres from the town centre, 8 kilometres from the harbour and under two kilometres from Kissonerga which features some shops and tavernas. The Atlantica Golden Beach can be booked on half board or on an all inclusive basis. Also for adults is the Tui Sensimar Pioneer Beach hotel which receives a Tui rating of 5T. This adult only hotel offers half, Full board and all inclusive. The hotel is located on the beach and is around 500 metres to some shops and supermarket. Just 50 metres away is the bus stop where you can jump on a bus to explore the surrounding areas. The hotel offers great entertainment with themed nights, bingo, shows and more. You can also enjoy a treatment in the spa or a game of tennis (extra cost).
For a more luxurious stay in Paphos Tui offer a number of 5T rated A La Carte hotels such as the Constantinou Bros Asimina Suites, Almyra, Amavi Hotel, Azia Resort And Spa, Hotel Elysium as well as others.
May family holidays in Paphos include a number of properties which also offer free child places. So it’s worth checking for a free child place even for a late deal in May. Hotels for families include the 4T Hotel Louis Phaethon Beach Club. This hotel is not a Tui Family Life hotel however it does have a kids’ club by Tui Family Life. Plus the hotel boasts a splash pool area with slides and climbing frame for younger children and a trio of larger ones for older and more adventurous kids. The Louis Phaethon Beach Club is based on all inclusive which is very popular with families. The hotel itself is also near the beach and is situated outside the main resort with Paphos harbour just over four kilometres away.
Tui Ayia Napa, May Cyprus Holidays
Ayia Napa is known for it’s great nightlife particularly in high season. Tui holidays offer lots of Tui SCENE accommodation which is aimed at holidaymakers looking to make the most of the nightlife. There are also some Al La carte, Platinum and Skytours Ayia Napa properties to choose from as well. The 5T Hotel Alion Beach hotel is 800 metres from the centre of Ayia Napa and is located on a sandy beach. Ten minutes drive fro Ayia Napa is the 3 bedroomed Thalassines Villas located on a private beach. Each villa also comes with it’s own private pool as well. Tui Villas are a great option for larger family groups or groups of friends looking to spend some holiday time together. If you prefer self catering then there are apartment with Skytours such as the Loutsiana Apartments.
Tui Protaras, May Holidays
Protaras is a purpose built resort with a number of beaches including Fig Tree Bay which is the main beach. The resort is good for families and there is a good family hotel option with the 4T Tui Family Life Nausicaa Beach hotel. The hotel has two outdoor pools and a kids’ pool plus there is a Tui Family Life kids’ club as well. There is a BabyClub crèche open six days a week as well as some evenings. The kids’ clubs cater for 3-11-year olds with the hangout area is for teens up to 15. During the day the designated Family Sports & Activity entertainers are on hand to keep everyone who wants to join in busy. Tui Family Life hotels also offer free child places so it’s also worth seeing if there are any available, especially in May. Tui also offer some small & Friendly accommodation in the Protaras area as well as Skytours, A La Carte and Platinum hotels for a more luxurious option.
There are lots of other hotel and self catering options in Cyprus offering holidays from villas to luxury 5T hotels. Simply use the Tui last minute holidays or main holiday search to find your ideal May holiday.
What Are The Best Short Break Holiday Destinations In May?
Not all holiday destinations are available for durations less than one week. So ideally you need to look for the most popular holiday destinations that are likely to have more than one flight a week from your chosen airport. For example flights to Dalaman in Turkey are only available from Gatwick, Birmingham and Manchester every Monday. While Palma, Majorca flights operate from more airports and on more days. However there are still a large number of destinations that offer 4 night breaks such as Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Rhodes, Paphos, Crete, Sorrento & many more. Most of these are available from one of the London airports. In contrast Tui May short breaks from Glasgow include Tenerife, Majorca, Crete, Tenerife, Salou, Lanzarote, Ibiza, Costa Del Sol, Benidorm and more. From Manchester you can travel to Cyprus, Majorca, Alanya in Turkey, Crete, Croatia, Sorrento, Marmaris, Costa Del Sol, Corfu, Lanzarote and many more. So even from some of the regional airports there are still options for a May short break in the sun. The accommodation is the same hotels and apartments that you would expect if you went on a 7 or 14 night holiday.
What destination you choose will depend on what you are looking for. For a short break think about the flight times, flight duration and transfer times to the accommodation. If you are only going for 4 nights you want to maximise your time on the beach or at the pool not spending it travelling or hanging about the airport. Normally most people are looking for a short flight that will get them to the sun with the best flight times. Have a look at the temperature and average sun hours table above to get some ideas for destinations to go for.
Tui Egypt May Holidays – Hurghada
Hurghada is a lively town which is the second largest on the Red Sea. There are numerous bars, restaurants with lots of hotels dotted along the coastline. To the north there is the more historical old town which is in contrast to the brand new palm lined village road of the south. With the busy town centre of Sakalla in the middle. The beautiful coral reef is a major attraction for divers plus the friendly waters for snorkelers. There are good options for trips such as a desert safaris or a trip to Giftun Island. If you want an alternative option to Hurghada then you could also try Marsa Alam which is a much quieter destination.
Hurghada flights from Glasgow take around 5 hours and 35 minutes. From Manchester the flights take around 5 hours and 30 minutes and the London Gatwick flights are around 5 hours and 20 minutes. The weather in Hurghada is very good with the average temperature around 28°C with an average of 19 hours sunshine a day and an average rainfall in May of zero. Tui holidays offer different all inclusive holidays in Hurghada including a hotel from their all inclusive brand Tui Magic Life. There are a number of properties with Tui Skytours and more luxurious options with Tui Platinum and the 5T rated Hurghada A La Carte hotels.
Tui offer flights to Hurghada in May from London Gatwick, Manchester, Newcastle, Birmingham and Bristol. More flights will be added for next year and will include Luton, Stansted, Doncaster Sheffield and Cardiff.
The Tui Magic Life Kalawy is located between a coral reef and a sandy bay and offers much more than most normal all inclusive hotels. Tui Magic Life hotels are promoted as taking all inclusive to the next level. This means that you should expect beach front hotel locations, top sports programmes, 24 hour all inclusive and entertainment provided by the Magic Life expert entertainment team. The entertainment in the evenings is stepped up with professional dancers and acrobats. Plus there is live music, comedy and DJ to keep things going into the small hours. During the day there are quizzes and poolside games and more. Join in or sit back and watch it’s up to you. The hotels offer spacious family rooms and for couples there are room upgrade options. The Tui Magic Life Kalawy offers lots of water based activities plus weekly sports tournaments. The daytime activities programme actually includes over 100 activities each day! The dining options include the usual all inclusive buffet plus more. There are hotel run kids’ clubs which offer various activities and mini-discos and movie nights. The pool areas include the relax pool and the activity pools which includes three water slides.
Tui Luxury Hurghada Hotels
The Oberoi Sahl Hasheesh and Premier Romance Boutique Hotel are both from the Tui A La Carte range and are both 5T rated hotels. So if you are looking for a more luxurious holiday then these are definitely two hotels you should have a look at. There are also some Tui Platinum hotels worth considering as well such as the 5T Jaz Aquamarine, Steigenberger Makadi and Premier Le Reve hotels.
Tui Hurghada Family Holidays
The Sindbad Aqua Resort is a 4T hotel with it's own waterpark and pools that are aimed at families. The hotel is in a complex of three properties so you have a wider variety of options throughout the day. Or you could opt for a day at the beach which is only a five minute walk away. The Sindbad Aqua Resort is based on all inclusive so all your drinks and food are covered in the cost of your holiday. The hotel's entertainment team are there to keep the activities going. There are activities for children such as arts and craft sessions. In the evenings there are west end style shows and live music.
Marella Cruises in May
Marella cruises offer their full range of summer cruises from May. If you want to explore lots of new destinations a cruise could be the perfect choice. There are a number of seven night cruises that are available with local flight departures. Marella cruise ships are based in Palma which is extensively covered on the Tui flights network. Plus there are cruises from Corfu, Malaga and Dubrovnik. The ships generally offer alternative seven night cruises itineraries. So if you want to stay onboard you can and not repeat the same ports of call. Marella cruise also offers cruise and stay holidays where you can cruise for a week and then stay in the hotel of your choice for 3-7 days depending on the flight availability.
There are many other options for a quick break away in May from four nights to longer durations. Depending on what you are after and the dates you pick will influence the prices you pay. For more information on late deals, holiday cancellations and late availability > click here