Best Vacation Spots for Long Stays

First, what exactly do we mean by best vacation spots for long stays? A “long stay” vacation is anything in excess of the standard one to two weeks trip. Families on summer vacation, retired couples, and gap year graduates are just a few of the travelers that make these excursions popular. Sometimes “a few weeks” or “a long weekend” just isn’t enough time to see all you want to see. Plus, having an additional handful of days beside the pool never hurt anyone.   

So here are 3 of our best vacation spots for long stays:   

  1. AlfagarAlto Da Colina Long Stay with Air  

This 25-day Portugal vacation takes you to the Algarve to soak up the sun and explore the idyllic coastline. Travelers will enjoy 21 full nights at the 4-star Alfagar Alto da Colina in the Algarve plus 2 nights in Lisbon. The rate includes airfare, all transfers, assistance from a destination representative, and first-class accommodations. You’ll be staying in a quaint one-bedroom apartment with a full kitchenette.   

In Lisbon, you’ll be treated to some of the most famous sights lie the magnificent Belem Tower. Your time at Alfagar Alto da Colina is at leisure so you will be free to schedule trips, tours, and activities on your schedule. Saunter through nearby castle towns and historic villages; visit Santa Eulalia Beach; tee up for golf at 9-hole Balaia Golf Course; or go horseback riding.   

The hotel offers six swimming pools and a mini water park. Plus, you’ll have easy access to various restaurants, bars, and shopping areas.  

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  1. The Best Downunder Snowbird Vacation 

This 31-day air-inclusive snowbird escape takes you to the Bay of Plenty in New Zealand or Queensland, Australia’s Sunshine State. The cost includes accommodation for 28 nights in a fully self-catered one-bedroom apartment, round trip airport transfers, and a Welcome Grocery Pack on arrival. You get to pick between Gold Coast or Sunshine Coast for your month’s trip.   

Visitors will most likely spend their long, sunny days on one of the many beaches. Plus, you can explore city shopping, visit protected rainforests, and go hiking through mountainous views. We recently added a new lodging spot to pick from, too—Ettalong Beach in New South Wales, just over an hour north of Sydney. The original options remain as well: Mantra Twin Towers, Gold Coast; Centrepoint Apartments, Sunshine Coast; or Beaumont Apartment, Bay of Plenty.  

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  1. Thailand – Long Stay in Pattaya 

This 22-day vacation at Pattaya Beach in Thailand comes with 20 nights’ accommodation in a double occupancy suite and 20 complimentary buffet breakfasts—yum! An hour and a half drive from Bangkok is all it takes to get to The Bayview Pattaya. Guests will find themselves mere meters away from the beach and next door to the all-new Central Festival shopping mall.   

You’ll have plenty of leisure time while here so don’t forget to check out everything that Pattaya has to offer, like the Pattaya Night Bazar and the various sights and sounds along Beach Road. You can also check out Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks museum, the Alcazar Cabaret, and the Royal Garden Plaza restaurant, just to name a few!  

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