If British holidaymakers want the best prices on a school summer break in Europe, they should make a beeline for Sunny Beach in Bulgaria, an annual report has revealed.
In a ranking of 16 popular European resorts, it was found to be the place where Brits will see their pounds stretch furthest, while the Turkish resort of Marmaris comes second, due to the collapse of the Turkish lira.
Algarve in Portugal slides in at third, while the most expensive place in the list is Ibiza.
The Bulgarian resort of Sunny Beach offers the best value for money in Europe for UK holidaymakers, an annual report has revealed
The collapse of the Turkish lira saw Marmaris in southwest Turkey claim a close second with 12 items costing £86.07
The ranking was revealed in Post Office Travel Money’s annual Family Holiday Report, produced in partnership with Tui.
The study compared the cost of 12 everyday beach holiday items in the 16 European destinations to produce a ‘Beach Barometer’.
The price for the basket of items – a bucket and spade set, an inflatable lilo, a mask and snorkel set, suncream, insect repellent, ice cream, a half-day sun lounger rental, a pedalo or banana boat ride, a bottle of beer in a bar, a Coca-Cola in a bar, a glass of wine and a three-course family meal including alcoholic beverages – cost researchers just £85.63 in Sunny Beach.
In Marmaris, in southwest Turkey, those items racked up an £86.07 bill.
Following a price increase of 11.9 per cent since July 2019, Portugal’s Algarve claimed third place at £108.47
In fourth place in the Beach Barometer ranking is Funchal in Madeira, where prices are