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Red Hot Roast or a Gran ole’ Time

If you like to roast your bones, then head to the Red Sea Riviera. Sharm el-Sheikh sits on the southern tip of Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, at the mouth of the Gulf of Aqaba. It’s a region steeped in history, but it is its classic combo of sun, sea and sand that has sun-seekers thronging the resort.

Seven nights’ BB at the Marriott Naama Bay costs from £619pps through Travel Counsellors, TravelCounsellors. This includes flights, transfers and all taxes and charges.

The Marriott has a private beach, three pools and a kid’s pool – plus a waterpark if the children get bored with that. With up to 10 eateries to explore, it’s more likely your girth rather than your mind will expand on this break.

Naama Bay, Sharm el Sheikh, MariottHotels.

Another early sun favourite is The Canaries, the go-to destination for all-year sunshine. Gran Canaria is a favourite for those in search of basic holiday highs of sun and sand.

Puerto Rico is a large resort reputed to be the sunniest spot on the island. In May, holidaymakers still have room to manoeuvre, and the weather is a perfect 25 degrees. The central Marina Suites aparthotel has excellent views of the sea and the town’s marina, check out MarinaSuites.

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