A recent study revealed that the majority of people are keen to take a break abroad and soak up some sunshine this year.
If you are one of the millions of Britons planning to jet off to warmer climes in 2010, then you may wish to consider taking a break at the Mar Menor Resort in Spain.
Located in the popular region of Murcia, it is one of Spain's finest resorts and boasts an exceptional range of sports and leisure facilities.
What is more, Mar Menor basks in sunshine for more than 300 days a year, making it the perfect option for people who are eager to escape the chilly weather in the UK and top up their tans.
The location offers a range of accommodation options, with something to suit all tastes and budgets.
Guests who like to stay in luxurious surroundings can opt for the five-star Intercontinental Hotel, which boasts 57 deluxe rooms, five executive suites, one superior deluxe suite and one royal suite.
All rooms are decorated to a high standard and feature balconies that offer stunning views of the golf course or pool.
Chic wooden doors lead to spacious bathrooms that come equipped with state-of-the-art hydro massage tubs and showers.
Guests will also find LCD televisions in their rooms, as well as wireless internet access, an air conditioning system and a minibar.
Additionally, rooms are stocked with robes, towels and a range of hotel stationery.
Room service is available around the clock and the hotel is home to a number of delightful bars and restaurants. Holidaymakers will find a range of tasty Mediterranean cuisine on offer, with all dishes prepared using the finest local ingredients.
For Asian and oriental food, guests can head to the Hiroko restaurant, while those who want to eat outside and admire the views can visit Al Fresco.
In addition to the Intercontinental Hotel, the complex is also home to 924 villas, 184 townhouses and 1,150 apartments.
These self-catering properties are an ideal option for families and large groups, with each unit typically featuring kitchen facilities, as well as spacious balconies and terraces, washing machines and dishwashers.
One of the best things about taking a holiday in Spain is having the opportunity to try out new activities and guests staying at the Mar Menor Resort will certainly not be disappointed by the range on offer.
The impressive 18-hole par-72 golf course forms part of the famous Nicklaus Golf Trail. As well as practising their game, holidaymakers can also opt to improve their technique by booking private tuition.
Intensive academy courses are also available for those who want to reduce their golf handicap within a short space of time.
What is more, guests do not need to go to the trouble of transporting their own clubs to Spain. Equipment can be hired and purchased at the resort's pro shop, which also stocks a wide range of clothing, accessories and footwear.
Some of the other activities that guests can enjoy in and around the resort include swimming, tennis, quad biking, go-kartking, horse riding, cycling and hiking.
Holidaymakers who enjoy more relaxing pursuits are also well catered-for. Mar Menor boasts its own luxury health spa, where visitors can enjoy a range of sumptuous treatments, with everything from massages to nail treatments and anti-ageing facials on offer.
There are also dozens of impressive beaches to explore nearby, as well as the resort's namesake the Mar Menor, which is Europe's largest saltwater lagoon.
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Visit the Nomad Restaurant at the Mar Menor Resort
Holidaymakers planning to take a break at the Mar Menor Resort this summer will find no shortage of places to dine during their stay.
One establishment where guests will find a wide range of tasty cuisine on offer is at the Nomad Restaurant..
Rent an apartment at the Mar Menor Resort
Brits planning to holiday in Spain this summer will find a wide range of self-catering properties to rent at the Mar Menor Resort in Murcia.
The complex is home to 924 villas, 184 townhouses and 1,150 apartments, meaning there is something to suit families and groups of all sizes..
Try water sports at the Mar Menor Resort
As well as making use of the facilities within the hotel complex, people holidaying at the Mar Menor Resort in Spain will find dozens of activities available nearby.
The resort is located beside the Mar Menor - Spain's largest saltwater lagoon which attracts thousands of sailing enthusiasts every year due to its warm, shallow waters..
Book a body treatment at the Mar Menor Resort
One way to get your holiday at the Mar Menor Resort off to a great start is by booking a relaxing body treatment at the spa.
For the ultimate experience, guests can opt for a revitalising wrap and corresponding massage..
Play tennis at the Mar Menor Resort
Guests holidaying at the Mar Menor Resort in Spain will no doubt be keen to make the most of the sports and leisure facilities on offer there.
As well as golf and swimming, holidaymakers can enjoy a relaxing game of tennis during their break..
Go quad biking in Murcia
The region of Murcia basks in sunshine for more than 300 days a year, making it the perfect destination for Brits who enjoy spending time outdoors.
Guests staying at the Mar Menor Resort will find no shortage of activities to enjoy during their stay, with everything from golf to scuba diving and tennis available..
Book a relaxing spa treatment at the Mar Menor Resort
Why not get your holiday at the Mar Menor Resort off to a relaxing start by booking a revitalising spa treatment?
ESPA at the InterContinental Hotel offers a wide range of therapies, as well as luxury packages.
One of the treatments guests can enjoy is a holistic face, back and scalp massage with hot stones..
Enjoy a golfing holiday at the Mar Menor Resort
Golf enthusiasts hoping to take a holiday in Spain this year may wish to consider booking a break at the Mar Menor Resort.
The complex, which is located in Murcia, typically basks in sunshine for more than 300 days a year, making it the ideal destination for those who enjoy the game..
Enjoy water sports in Spain
Located beside Europe's largest saltwater lagoon, the Mar Menor Resort is the perfect destination for water sports enthusiasts.
There are a wide range of activities to choose from, including jet-skiing, sailing, canoeing and windsurfing..
Dine in style at the Mar Menor Resort
One of the best things about taking a holiday in Spain is having the chance to dine out and sample local food and drink.
Guests holidaying at the Mar Menor Resort in Murcia will find no shortage of restaurants to choose from during their stay..