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One of the biggest dilemmas for holidaymakers is choosing which board option you’ll choose. Which offers the best value for money? Full board means that the three main meals of the day, breakfast, lunch and dinner, are covered in the price, but drinks and snacks outside of these three meals will cost you more. Full board is the ideal option for holidaymakers who like to have their meals taken care of but some flexibility in their snacks and drinks. We have a huge variety of full board destinations to choose from, with accommodation options for single travellers, couples and family and friend groups.

Opting for full board is a great way of guaranteeing a stress-free holiday, as you don’t have to worry about where you’ll be eating your main meals during the day. For those with children, full board is a practical choice as there will be snacks and refreshments to keep kids’ energy up when out and about on holiday. Staying on a full board basis means you can treat your family to snacks and drinks while you’re out during the day without worrying that you’re not getting value for money, unlike all inclusive guests who will have snacks and drinks included in their holiday costs.

You can choose from some of the finest resorts the Mediterranean has to offer, book a luxury hotel in the idyllic paradise of the Caribbean or venture off on an adventure in Eastern Europe or North Africa. Whether you’re searching for the right destination for a relaxing break, a cultural getaway or a party holiday, we’re sure to have something to suit your tastes with our range of top quality hotels. If you’re planning a short city break, full board is a good choice as it lets you concentrate on making the best of your limited time on holiday.

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Croatia

Croatia

Croatia is a gem of a holiday destination, with a variety of stunning landscapes ranging from the verdant views of the island of Hvar to the striking deep blue waters off the Dalmatian Coast. Croatia has an astonishing seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites, each with its own wonderful story. Croatia is a popular holiday destination thanks to its fantastic attractions, which include the capital city of Dubrovnik. At Plitvice National Park you’ll find captivating waterfalls and glimmering lakes, while along the coastline there’s excellent beaches and areas of rich natural beauty. In the south of the country, the most popular destinations are Split, Hvar and Brac, while the most popular resorts with a more Mediterranean vibe are Pula, Mlini and Cavtat.

To the north you’ll find the islands of Cres and Krk, which can be most easily accessed from nearby Rijeka. Croatia is a popular choice for active holidaymakers thanks to its naturally beautiful surroundings and great choice of hiking trails. Dalmatia is the top location for trekkers, as there’s plenty of winding paths and hills to explore. With more than 1,000 islands to be explored, you could spend a good deal of your Croatia full board holiday island-hopping, as well as enjoying water sports like swimming, surfing and jet skiing. At the Cetina River you can enjoy an adventurous voyage down the rushing rapids, or get your feet off the ground at Omis on Croatia’s fastest zip lining attraction.

As Croatia is famous for its cocktails and indulgent desserts, full board basis is ideal. You can enjoy main meals at the hotel while being free to choose your own drinks and snacks. Croatia has several famous desserts and local delicacies that are well worth a try. The cream cake, or traditional kremsnita, is loved throughout Croatia and consists of a puff pastry top, custardy cream filling and dusting of powdered sugar. As the kremsnita is designed to be enjoyed with a strong coffee, full board basis holidays give you the freedom to enjoy delicious snacks like this national speciality at a restaurant outside of your hotel. Another of Croatia’s famous desserts is the sour cherry strudel. Again, full board basis gives you the flexibility to try more varied dishes and drinks either from the hotel’s menu or local restaurants and cafés.  

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Family full board holiday

Family full board holiday

Full board holidays are a great cost-effective option for families with young children or anyone trying to stick to a budget. If you’re holidaying on a shoestring budget, you’ll feel safe in the knowledge that your main meals for the day are already sorted and you don’t need to take any hidden costs into consideration. Perhaps you’ve previously opted for an all inclusive holiday and weren’t too impressed with the snacks and drinks available at the hotel. Or you’re visiting an area famous for its cafés and feel that full board would afford you the flexibility to try plenty of speciality treats in the area. You won’t need to worry about booking tables to eat out or standing around in restaurant queues, so you can maximise the amount of time you have to actually enjoy yourself and unwind on holiday.

If you’re visiting a country with a very different culture to your own, you may find that opting for full board basis means you don’t need to worry about observing differing local customs as you eat. For example, in certain parts of Europe restaurants don’t open until 10pm at night, which can be problematic for families and those that prefer to eat earlier in the evening. By opting for full board you’ll have dinner already arranged at the hotel, so you won’t need to head out late at night. If you’re visiting an area that observes certain religious customs or are visiting during a bustling festival, you may be concerned or unsure about heading out into the town. Opting for full board removes these worries as all your food is back at the hotel, so you can concentrate on having a great time. If you’re unsure of the best destinations to visit on a full board basis, we’ve selected some of our favourites to get you started.

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Canary Islands

Canary Islands

Holidays to the Canary Islands are all about stress-free fun. This group of sunshine islands off the coast of West Africa is home to some of the best sandy beaches and coastal resorts in Europe. We feel that full board is a great option for Canary Islands holidays as you can relax safe in the knowledge that your main meals for the day, breakfast, lunch and dinner, are already sorted and waiting for you at the hotel. If you’ve opted for a luxury Canary Islands resort, full board is ideal as you’ll want to enjoy the delicious cuisine that the hotel has to offer but have more flexibility in the drinks and snacks you opt for. One of our favourite attractions in the Canary Islands is Tenerife’s Parque Nacional del Teide and its cable car, which takes visitors from the bottom right to the summit for some breath-taking views. Tenerife is also home to Santa Cruz, the bustling capital city situated at the north-east of the island. Here you’ll find the Auditoria de Tenerife, a Moorish tribute to the iconic Sydney Opera House that hosts its own diverse live shows.

At Gran Canaria you’ll come across some of the world’s best ‘city beaches’ including Playa de las Canteras, where you can snorkel, play on the sands and enjoy a romantic dinner on the promenade. Many holidaymakers love the security that full board holidays give them, leaving them free to focus fully on enjoying quality time together. If you’re a single traveller, full board holidays give you the flexibility to eat main meals at the hotel and treat yourself to more varied drinks from the hotel’s menu, such as cocktails, or stop at cafés during the day to enjoy snacks and local delicacies.

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