Bring back the summer! The autumn is here and we're already missing the sunshine, but the kids are about to be off school and that means fun in the sun again. Whether you're dreaming of an idyllic Caribbean escape, a short hop and skip to a beach holiday in Europe, or paradise and pampering in the Indian Ocean, when the days here get shorter and cooler it's time to for your next break in the school holidays.
It's a great time to explore hotels in warmer climes, with many beachfront properties in the Mediterranean - think Greece, Spain and Turkey - offering great deals as the high summer season winds down... and we all love getting a little luxury for less. If you're eyeing more distant destinations, the best hotels in the Caribbean are starting to welcome guests for their peak season, and Dubai's upscale resorts promise year-round sunshine and spectacular service, so are booked as an autumn sunshine banker. The most adventurous find it's a perfect time for hotel hopping and enjoying the stunning beach views around the islands of Thailand. It's even easier to simply fly and flop, on the atolls of the Maldives!
A fantastic time to chase the sun and extend your summer holiday vibes, in October Mediterranean destinations like Greece and Turkey are still quite warm, and you can enjoy their beautiful beaches without the peak season crowds. If you fancy going further afield, the Caribbean begins to shine at this time with posh-Brit favourites Barbados and the Bahamas coming out of their low season but without peak-week prices, and places like Dubai provide guaranteed sun - all perfect for that late-in-the-year beach holiday!