Organising holidays can be extremely stressful, especially if you have months to worry about the minute details of your trip. If you are easily stressed, and just want quick break away without having to plan everything in immense detail, you might want to consider jumping on a plane and seeing where it takes you. If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, I’ve compiled a few tips for how to plan the perfect last minute holiday abroad – in this case, in everyone’s favourite, Benidorm!
The first thing you want to think about is how you will get to your location. Benidorm is a good example because there are a number of cheap ways to get to the continent. Last-minute deals on budget airlines are easy to find, especially if you can be flexible with your travel dates. If you are willing to take a bit of a risk, it’s worth booking a single flight out of the UK to your destination, and booking a return flight when you are ready to leave. This means that you will be able to return whenever you choose, and you’ll find the cost of your flight back home considerably cheaper!
When planning a holiday, most people will want to make sure they have their accommodation fully booked before they even set foot in the country. This is the wrong way to go about booking a last minute deal – find a cheap car rental company which will allow you to hire a vehicle at discounted rate, and travel around the local area before booking any accommodation. By making the most of last minute car rental deals, you’ll scout the location and find the best places to stay. This might give some people a sense of insecurity or trepidation, but you are almost always guaranteed to be able to find a hotel or hostel to stay at for a night wherever you travel to.
You should think about exactly what you want to do with your time away. Plan a simple itinerary using a websites where you can find a comprehensive list of things to do in Benidorm. By having a loose idea of what you want to do on your holiday you won’t have any wasted days, but you will retain the flexibility of going where your mood takes you. A major regret a lot of people have when booking a holiday is making a concrete plan which does not give them any room for movement – this is a great advantage of a last-minute trip.