For friends on a budget: Majorca
Holiday of a lifetime without the big budget? Visit stunning Spain for sun, sea and sand. Majorca is one of the country's most popular hotspots for its great nightlife, low-cost accommodation and beautiful Blue Flag beaches. Spend your days by the pool or on the sandy shores where you and your besties can experience the thrills of paragliding, jet skiing and paddle boarding.
For friends who love to explore: Turkiye
With hot weather, azure seas and great things to do, Turkey (aka Turkiye) is an incredible country to explore with your friends. Discover the ancient site of Ephesus, wander around the enchanting ‘fairy-chimneys’ of Cappadocia or just relax on one of many picture-perfect beaches. With delicious local food and drink too, there’s plenty to experience in Turkiye.
For friends who love to relax: Crete
Unwind surrounded by Crete’s stunning beaches - the picture of scenic Greece holidays. Explore the traditional mountain villages. Sample delicious, locally produced cuisine. Walk through the beautiful countryside. And discover Crete’s interesting culture.
For active friends: Portugal
With its alluring views, pretty beaches and mouthwatering food and drink, Portugal puts adventure high on its priority list. Visit the Algarve for views of its dramatic, rocky coast. Walk or cycle through Madeira’s lush countryside. Or throw yourself into city life in Insta-friendly Lisbon. There are loads of things to do with friends, so you can be as active or relaxed as you like.
For friends who want to party: Ibiza
For bezzies who love to dance the night away, one of the best places in the world is the gorgeous island of Ibiza. Enjoy music from world-class DJs in famous clubs such as Pacha, Amnesia and Ushuaia. Not just about incredible nightlife, Ibiza also has exceptional diving, water sports and traditional villages like San Agustin to explore, and ticks the boxes when you're picking where to go with friends.
For friends who want it all: Cook’s Club
DJs performing your summer soundtrack, a pool area perfect for socialising, amazing cocktails and delicious, world-inspired street food… if that sounds like your gang’s idea of heaven, get yourselves to a Cook’s Club hotel! With an atmosphere that builds from day to night, the adventure’s all yours, from snorkelling over Red Sea corals to stargazing after a beach party by the Med.
Time to get the gang together
Whether you and the crew are planning a fun sunshine break, a total chill-out or some of the best sightseeing around, we’d love to see your pics and vids! Tag @thomascook on Instagram and @thomascooktourism on Facebook and TikTok.
About the author
** Written by Carris Boast. Revised and republished by Lucy Roberts **
Lucy spent 18 years writing about all kinds of holidays at the old Thomas Cook, and, after a short stint as a freelance copywriter, is now back and loving life on the new-look content team!