WHO doesn’t love an all-inclusive holiday where you eat and booze to your heart’s content without worrying about the bill.
But they aren’t cheap – package breaks at popular holiday destinations can easily cost close to a grand per person.
There are some holiday destinations that don’t have to break the bank though.
According to new research by Travel Supermarket, Bulgaria, Turkey, Morocco, Malta and Spain all offer decent deals from the UK this summer.
The holiday price comparison site looked at the cost of seven-night overseas package holidays departing between May 1 and September 30 this year.
They discovered which countries are likely to offer the best deals and also which holiday resorts averaged at a lower price for the all-inclusive breaks.
The top ten countries in order of cheapest, on average, for all-inclusive package deals from the UK
Six of the 15 cheapest resorts for a package holiday are in Spain and five are in Turkey, with the others in Greece, Bulgaria, Morocco and Malta.
An increasing number of Brits are searching for all-inclusive beach holidays – up by 13.5 per cent on the site compared to last year.
While the euro exchange rate continues to be volatile, opting for all-inclusive is seen as a cost-effective option for UK holidaymakers.
In terms of when to go, Emma Coulthurst, resident travel expert at the holiday price comparison site recommends early summer.
The cheapest resorts from the UK for a 7 night all-inclusive holiday for all passenger types (couples, families, singles and groups)
1. Lloret de Mar, Costa Brava, Spain -4% cheaper than last year
2. Alanya, Turkey
3. Salou, Costa Dorada, Spain – 5% price drops this summer
4. Bodrum, Turkey
5. Malia, Crete, Greece
6. Magaluf/Palma, Majorca, Spain
7. Sunny Beach, Bulgaria
8. Marmaris, Turkey
9. Agadir, Morocco – price drops of -13% year on year
10. Puerto Rico, Gran Canaria, Spain
11. Torremelinos, Costa del Sol, Spain
12. Antalya, Turkey
14. Cala D’Or, Majorca, Spain
15. Oludeniz, Turkey
Emma said: “May is nearly always the cheapest month of the summer to go away.
“Also, if you have school age children, May half term is nearly always cheaper than the July/August summer holiday.
“The first week and last week of the summer school holidays often offer the best package prices”.
We’ve picked out some good deals in the five cheapest countries to visit for an all-inclusive holiday this summer…
Looking at prices across the whole summer, Sunny Beach is the place to head for an all-inclusive bargain.
Travel from Luton on 1st May for 7 nights and stay e.g. at the 4 star Hotel Diamond from £229pp.
Second in order of cheapest countries for an all-inclusive summer 2018 holiday, Turkey is also a great place to splash out at the top end of the market – Alanya and Antalya have some of the best deals.
In fact, searches for 7 night holidays to Turkey this summer are up 79 per cent compared with last summer.
3 star deals start from under £200pp for a week in May. Fly from Manchester on April 30, staying at the 3 star Astor Beach from £195pp.
There are also good prices to Turkey for families during the school holidays.
For example, depart Newcastle on 2nd August for 7 nights all-inclusive at the 3 star Grand Atilla Hotel in Alanya from £376pp.
Agadir offers the best prices for all-inclusive in the country, where prices there have dropped, on average, by 13 per cent this summer compared .
7 night prices start from £291pp for 4 star all-inclusive, departing Stansted on May 19 and staying at the 4star Les Almohades Beach Resort Agadir
3 star 7-night all-inclusive deals to Malta start from around £230pp, and 4 star deals from around £289pp – flying on May 10 and staying at the 4 star Canifor Hotel in Qawra.
During the summer school holidays, all-inclusive 7 night packages for a family of four start from around £341pp when travelling from Luton on August 25.
Your best bets in Spain for cheap all-inclusive deals this summer are in Lloret de Mar, Costa Brava.
4 star deals in May for 7 nights start from £213pp if flying from Birmingham on May 2 and staying at the 4 star HTOP Royal Beach in Lloret de Mar on the Costa Brava.
For families, a week during the July/August school holiday for a family of four with school-age children starts from around £314pp for 7 nights if staying at the 3 star Samba hotel in Lloret de Mar, from August 23.