Our pick of the top Cyber Monday travel deals to cure wanderlust

Jet-set off to paradise with our pick of the top Cyber Monday travel deals

Cyber Monday travel deals: A laptop with a pile of sand on top with palm trees

If Black Friday has passed you by, don’t panic. You can still catch a Cyber Monday travel deal this year when it comes to planning your next escape. Leave the winter temperatures behind you and enjoy an adventure to warmer climates. These Cyber Monday hotel deals are full of tempting offers for the adventure of a lifetime. 

What is the meaning of Cyber Monday and how did it begin?

Cyber Monday is undoubtedly one of online retail’s biggest days of the year. If Black Friday is for in-store shopping, Cyber Monday is its cooler cousin who only shops online. On this day you can expect to find enticing offers on almost everything from clothes, cars, and homeware to vacations. If you are still waiting for the perfect moment to book an escape this year, a Cyber Monday vacation is a wise investment. But, how did this day begin? Back in 2005, the National Retail Federation (NRF) released a shop.org press release titled “Cyber Monday” which caused a boom in online sales. Since then, this day has gone down in history for causing such a retail frenzy, just as it does today. 

1. Travel deals on Cyber Monday to Morocco

Visiting Tangier is a captivating journey into the crossroads of cultures, where Europe meets Africa and the Mediterranean meets the Atlantic. Located just off the shores of Andalusia, this Moroccan port city offers a picturesque hideaway with its hillside whitewashed buildings and exotic charm that has captivated artists and writers for centuries. Check into one of Tangier’s top city hotels and enjoy a strategic setting for exploring the city’s treasures. Don’t miss the allure of the meandering streets of the historic Kasbah which transport visitors to a bygone era.

The hustle and bustle of the Grand Socco market is another culturally immersive experience that showcases the vibrancy of daily life within the city. Browse the heady mix of spices, and natural remedies and even pick up some artisan finds. Catch a glimpse of Tangier’s international allure with a visit to the American Legation Museum, the only U.S. National Historic Landmark located abroad. Of course, the city is full of exciting sightseeing places. Visitors cannot help but fall in love with the panoramic views from the Cape Spartel lighthouse and the Caves of Hercules add a touch of natural beauty to the experience. If you want to venture further afield, day trips to Marakesh or Casablanca offer a thrilling way to enjoy an unforgettable and culturally enriching travel experience.

Mosiac patio of the spa at the newly refurbished Barceló Tangier

The spa at Barceló Tangier

2. Plan a vibrant escape to Granada, Andalusia

Delve into the heart of Andalusia and explore the mystical, captivating city of Granada. Famous for its landmarks such as the Alhambra and its rich flamenco culture, this city is an ideal place for a weekend escape. When browsing Cyber Monday travel deals, imagine walking through the narrow alleys of the Albaicín, Granada's historic Moorish quarter, where whitewashed houses are adorned with vibrant bougainvillea, and every corner reveals a glimpse of the city's multicultural past. Of course, no trip to Granada is complete without exploring the bewitching Alhambra, a UNESCO World Heritage site that offers a stunning glimpse at traditional Islamic architecture.

Come sundown, follow the rhythmic beats of the soul-stirring flamenco music echoing through the caves of Sacromonte, the gypsy neighborhood where alluring flamenco performances take place. Granada is also famous for its tapas culture and where better to dig into some delicious local delicacies than Granada's charming plazas, like Plaza Nueva and Plaza Bib-Rambla. With the gentle scent of orange blossom filling the air, let your body sink into vacation mode as you sip a pre-dinner vermouth while marveling at the city’s enchanting architecture.  

A close-up of the Alhambra palace located on the hillside of Granada, Spain

The Alhambra, Granada, Andalusia

3. Uncover the best Cyber Monday travel deals to Tunisia

One of the best ways to explore the natural beauty of this North African paradise is to take advantage of the Cyber Monday vacation deals and check into one of the Tunisia beach resorts. Sousse and Hammamet are top choices for many travelers visiting Tunisia and it is easy to see why. Nestled between the Atlas mountains, the Sahara desert, and the Mediterranean Sea, this country is full of old-world charm. For ultimate relaxation head to the Port El Kantaoui seafront promenade and while away the hours watching the sea while enjoying a delicious meal at one of the seafront restaurants. The Bou Jaafar beach is a picture-perfect paradise for sunbathing and history lovers will be fascinated by the Dar Essid Museum, an art gallery, and museum located inside a traditional palace.

Tunisia is also famous for the ruins of ancient Carthage which are now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the country’s top attractions

Tunisia is also famous for the ruins of ancient Carthage which are now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the country’s top attractions. These can be visited on a day trip from your all-inclusive hotel. Other worthwhile day trips include a visit to the whitewashed village of Sidi Bou Said and the city of Djem where you can find the Thysdrus Coliseum, the largest Roman amphitheater in Africa.

The whitewashed buildings and topaz sea of Tunisia

The coastline of Tunisia

4. Head to Malta for a European island escape

If your soul needs an island escape, the Cyber Monday travel deals to Malta will be sure to tempt your fancy. Nestled in the heart of the Mediterranean, Malta’s sun-kissed landscapes, crystal-clear waters, and a wealth of historical treasures make it a popular spot for those craving a relaxing break. Head to Valletta, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and check into one of the city’s top hotels to be close to all the major attractions. This is a city that invites exploration with its grand architecture and the iconic St. John's Co-Cathedral and the Auberge de Castille are must-sees when exploring.

Venture beyond Valletta’s historic city walls and discover the ancient megalithic temples of Hagar Qim and Mnajdra, both of which stand as a testament to Malta's prehistoric past. Of course, no island escape is complete without a trip to the beach and Malta’s coastline beckons with hidden coves and azure lagoons, perfect for snorkeling and basking in the Mediterranean sun. If you want to enjoy a day trip, head over to Gozo, Malta's smaller sister island, and enjoy the tranquility of its picturesque villages and the beauty of the iconic Azure Window. Whether savoring the local cuisine, diving into the island's rich maritime history, or simply lounging on its golden beaches, a trip to Malta promises an island escape where history and relaxation seamlessly intertwine.

The Valletta skyline and old city walls next to the sea

Valletta, Malta

5. Cyber Monday travel to Istanbul

If Istanbul doesn’t feature on your bucket list, it will do once you have read this. This Turkish city connects Europe with Asia and is well known for its stunning architecture from the Ottoman and Byzantine empires. Yet there is more to Istanbul than pretty buildings and glamorous city center hotels. While enjoying your Cyber Monday vacation, don’t pass up the chance to visit the Blue Mosque with its iconic 6 minarets. 

While enjoying your Cyber Monday vacation, don’t pass up the chance to visit the Blue Mosque with its iconic 6 minarets

Grab a bite to eat in the Galata Tower and admire the panoramic views across the city before visiting the Grand Bazaar for a spot of Christmas shopping. And of course, no trip is complete without enjoying a cruise along the Bosphorus strait, the point where east meets west. 

Cyber Monday travel deals: a mosque surrounded by trees at dusk

Istanbul, Turkey

6. Explore Christmas markets in Ljubljana

Are you keen to feel festive this holiday season? Check out the Cyber Monday travel deals to Ljubljana and tap into the Christmas spirit of Slovenia’s capital. During the holiday season, the city transforms into a winter wonderland, and the historic Old Town, adorned with twinkling lights and festive decorations, provides the perfect backdrop for the enchanting markets. When visiting Ljubljana, take time to stroll through the enticing stalls that line the picturesque cobbled streets and browse the eclectic array of handmade crafts, traditional Slovenian gifts, and delicious traditional treats. Follow the perfumed scent of mulled wine and roasted chestnuts and head to Preseren Square to see the city’s dazzling Christmas tree, surrounded by lively performances and musical events that add to the holiday cheer. As well as the Christmas markets, Ljubljana offers a vibrant cultural scene and an iconic mix of emblematic buildings to explore ensuring travelers are never left at a loose end. Embracing the festive ambiance, one can truly immerse themselves in the magic of Ljubljana during this merry time of the year.

Cyber Monday travel deals: A river surrounded by trees and the city of Ljubljana

The picturesque city of Ljubljana

7. Travel to Warsaw with Cyber Monday travel deals

Take advantage of the Cyber Monday vacation deals and jet off to Warsaw, the capital of Poland. The city offers travelers an exciting escape into a world that intertwines its storied past with state-of-the-art architecture. The best place to start exploring is the meticulously reconstructed Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, where charming cobblestone streets wind through colorful facades and historic landmarks, such as the Royal Castle and St. John's Cathedral. Warsaw possesses a resilient post-war spirit and the Warsaw Uprising Museum provides a poignant insight into the city's wartime struggles. Curious minds will savor the city’s thriving arts scene and trendy neighborhoods like Praga are an ideal place to while away a few hours before heading out to enjoy Warsaw’s upcoming gastronomic scene. When visiting Warsaw, carve out some time to enjoy the city’s green spaces such as Lazienki Park and the Vistula River boulevards, both of which provide tranquil respites amid the urban hustle. Overall, a visit to Warsaw is a rewarding exploration of a city that proudly embraces its past while embracing a dynamic future.

Cyber Monday travel deals: The palace on the island inside Lazienki Park

Lazienki Park at dusk, Warsaw

8. Spend the Cyber Monday holidays uncovering the treasures of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is home to over 20 million inhabitants and its proximity to southeast India makes it a unique destination just waiting to be explored. This Asian paradise is home to incredible views, unmatchable hospitality, delicious and often spicy food, and an awe-inspiring natural beauty that can be enjoyed at almost every turn. It really does have it all! It is a must-visit destination for your Cyber Monday vacation, best enjoyed while using one of the top Sri Lanka all-inclusive hotels as your base to go off exploring.

It is a must-visit destination for your Cyber Monday vacation, best enjoyed while using one of the top Sri Lanka all-inclusive hotels as your base to go off exploring

Top highlights include the city of Kandy - the cultural capital of Sri Lanka, the Temple of the Tooth, and the white sand beaches of Mirissa or Nilaveli Beaches. The spectacular coral reefs of Pigeon Island are a paradise for divers and no trip to this exotic corner of the world is complete without visiting one of the many tea plantations dotted along the hillsides. 

Blue train on the Nine Arches bridge, surrounded by trees near Ella, Sri Lanka

The Nine Arches Bridge, Sri Lanka

9. Shop Cyber Monday trip deals and visit the Maldives

Leave city life behind and use the Cyber Monday travel deals to head off to paradise. If panoramic views of the Indian Ocean sound like the ideal backdrop to your holidays, the Maldives are waiting. Great for families as well as couples seeking a romantic vacation, the Maldives offer relaxation in spades. Escape from the world in one of the exclusive villas at the Barceló Whale Lagoon Maldives and enjoy the ultimate retreat. The resort of 30 outdoor villas with private terraces, is located in the picturesque south of Ari Atoll, on the private island of Bodufinolhu. This secluded spot is a top scuba diving destination and the hotel offers guests the chance to explore the mesmerizing marine life while completing a PADI qualification. Once all beach-ed out, the Mandara Spa welcomes guests with Ayurvedic treatments and relaxing massages.

A bird’s eye view of the sea bungalows at Barceló Whale Lagoon, Maldives

Barceló Whale Lagoon, Maldives

10. Browse Cyber Monday vacations to Nicaragua

If you are looking for out-of-the-box travel opportunities this Cyber Monday look no further than Nicaragua. This often-overlooked destination is full of magic and surprise and where better to explore it than from the only all-inclusive hotel in Nicaragua, the Barceló Montelimar? Located right on the shoreline of the 3-kilometer-long Playa Montelimar, this hotel offers the ultimate relaxing Cyber Monday vacation. Step out onto the rich, golden sand and walk along this palm tree-lined beach before taking a dip in the refreshing Pacific Ocean. The sunsets are breathtaking and are best admired from the comfort of your hotel balcony while sipping on a sundowner with your travel companion by your side. While this is a destination for relaxing and doing very little, there is a lot to discover outside the walls of the hotel. The city of Managua is a short drive from the hotel and offers a vast array of cultural highlights as does the city of Granada which is further away but still worth the visit. And of course, don’t miss the chance to visit the La Concepción volcano, a natural wonder that will enchant curious minds.

A close-up view of Lake Nicaragua and the La Concepción volcano, Nicaragua

La Concepción volcano Nicaragua