Reasons for a Holiday in October
Sometimes summer simply can’t be long enough. When the days get shorter and the temperatures drop, we long for an extension of summer.
In some regions, it is even more beautiful outside the main holiday season: pleasantly warm, empty beaches, cheaper hotel rates and you can find tables in the most popular restaurants again. We have compiled for you the most beautiful hotels and destinations in October and September.
Late Summer on the Beach – Sustainable Hotels at the Most Beautiful Destinations in September and October
On many Mediterranean islands beginning in September starts our favorite season, because the water has perfect bathing temperature, the air is usually pleasant 24-26 degrees and mass tourism has disappeared. Find our best collection of suitable hotels which will extend a beautiful summer just a little bit longer.
The Balearic Islands in September and October
On the Balearic Islands, the sea is still a pleasant 25°C warm and you can enjoy wonderful summer weather, orange-red sunsets included. On Ibiza and Mallorca, it is getting quieter now. The perfect time to extend your summer in one of our beautiful hotels on the Balearic Islands.
Visit the historic center of the Mallorcan capital Palma, with its beautiful courtyards and stroll through the pretty boutiques on the plane-lined boulevard, enjoy wine and tapas in the Mallorcan tapas bars.
Hidden in the hinterland of the Serra Tramuntana mountains, not far from Palma, is the LJs Ratxo, a traditional Spanish finca with a luxurious ambiance. Products from its own organic garden and the use of natural materials characterize the sustainability of the hotel, which is located in the middle of a UNESCO nature reserve.
Es Raco d’Arta stands for a mindful lifestyle and is an oasis of peace and tranquility in the middle of a natural park. Guided meditation, yoga retreats, and workshops for medicinal plants offer the perfect balance to leave the hectic everyday life behind.
Turquoise waters and sand-colored walls define the image of the stunning Cap Rocat in a former military fortress. Four-poster beds and bathrooms reminiscent of a private spa make dreams come true and provide the perfect retreat.
The third-largest island in the Balearics, Ibiza is known for its long white sandy beaches and secluded coves with crystal clear waters. Explore the narrow streets of the fortified old town and get inspired before the late summer day draws to a close over local delicacies and Spanish wine.
The beautifully restored farmhouse nestled among olive groves, pine forests, and orange trees offers the perfect retreat for those who like to take time out and prefer homegrown food.
With its relaxed 70s appeal and in-house DJ, OKU Ibiza is the perfect feel-good oasis of the sustainable kind. Organic materials and local amenities confirm this and offer the perfect vacation ambiance.
Mykonos in September, Beautiful without the Party Crows
When the beaches and narrow streets with their whitewashed houses start to empty out by the end of August, Mykonos becomes even more beautiful in September.
Built with natural materials on an island best known for its nightlife, this hotel is the perfect retreat away from the obvious fun. Private al fresco dining and spacious rooms with gray marble Aliveri bathtubs are perfect for a summer escape for you and your loved ones.
Sandblasted stone floors, earth-toned elements, and chestnut wood beams against white walls create a sophisticated look and blend perfectly with the stunning surroundings. Enjoy local produce with views of Ornos Bay on one side and watch the sunset on the other.
As the first vegan hotel in Greece, Koukoumi Hotel is perfect for a calming, detoxifying getaway that focuses on sustainability. Animal-free furniture, as well as the use of eco-friendly products and photovoltaics, complete their sustainable philosophy.
It is still nice and warm in Kos in October. While the days are gradually getting darker in northern countries, the Mediterranean climate can still be enjoyed a little longer at OKU Kos. A sense of timeless elegance is created by handcrafted elements and the hotel’s slow-living philosophy.
You can also switch off and unwind at the ADLER Spa Resort in Sicily. Daily yoga sessions, Sicilian specialties, and the extensive spa area with a rooftop pool, natural pond, and various saunas not far from Gold Beach will give you a sense of Italian ease.
Crete – The Insider Tip for a Vacation in September: Warm, Versatile and So Much Cheaper
On Crete, the water temperature is still a pleasant 24°C. And if you want more than just the beach, this time of year is perfect to explore the Cretan mountain villages, beautiful nature, and numerous ancient sights.
Among avocado trees and olive groves, by the sea of Georgioupolis, lies the Pilot Beach Resort. Water-saving installations and solar panels bring out the hotel’s sustainability, offering the perfect late-summer vacation with a green conscience.
Elegant, tropical rooms with modern design elements, invite you to relax in Mediterranean flair. The hotel distinguishes itself through balance and cultural history, so there are enough activities available for both children and adults for the perfect end of summer.
Surrounded by white pebble beaches, ACRO Wellness Suites are located on a prominent cliff with a wide view of the Cretan Sea, unique sunsets guaranteed. The hotel rooms based on wellness concepts are perfect for unwinding and enjoying the last summer moments of the year.
Late Summer in the Mountains
The forests glow in their most brilliant colors in late summer and fall reminding us of the most beautiful summer days. The air is pure and clear, the sun warms the face: it is late summer in the mountains. Especially in the Alpine region, hotels offer slow living and an emphasis on wellbeing.
Idyllically located in the middle of the Bregenzerwald, the Hotel Post Bezau creates a very special place of well-being. In addition to sustainability and conservation of resources, special emphasis is placed on healthy and restful sleep. The perfect place to end an eventful summer.
South Tyrol – Warm Days in September and October paired with Dolce Vita
With views of the Dolomites and alpine surroundings, ADLER Lodge Ritten is a unique five-star hideaway in a quiet and natural setting. Outdoor activities such as hiking and biking through the Dolomites, also let the heart of active guests beat faster.
In the midst of the Dolomites and for all those who appreciate silence and tranquility, the Sensoria Dolomites with a private spa and outdoor jacuzzi offers the special luxury of being in touch with nature.
The Ecohotel Saltus welcomes its guests with South Tyrolean warmth and offers you the opportunity to let go and become one with nature, in which the hotel is embedded. End your evening with regional products and seasonal ingredients before the last rays of sun disappear behind the mountains.