This Basque gem is Europe's surf mecca, it is also home to a dusting of world-class golf courses, some of France's best seafood and a sprinkling of spas surrounded by fertile, green farmland. This means Biarritz holidays tick most boxes on the ideal holiday list.
Travelling to Biarritz is best outside of the peak summer months of July and August if you want to beat the crowds. Travel to Biarritz in June in September if you want mid-twenties temperatures, hardly any rain and more beach towel space. The beach is the main attraction, however the resort is pleasant and attractive. Like everywhere in France, pavement cafes rule the roost and are open late offering a relaxing atmosphere on balmy summer evenings. The 12th century Church of St Martin, the Russian Orthodox Church and the lighthouse also make intriguing landmarks to visit. If you have a car, take time to visit the surrounding countryside and nearby city, Bayonne. As far as Biarritz hotels go, they are a varied bunch.
Most of the hotels in Biarritz cater to families and offer kids clubs and creches. However, you can find a more traditional Biarritz hotel in the resort centre. These types of Biarritz hotels are usually housed within turn of the century town houses and are run by local Biarritz residence, offering a more unique view of the old way of life before the resort was bombarded by tourists. Because there are so many hotels in Biarritz, finding a cheap hotel in Biarritz is pretty straight forward. However, bear in mind that in July and August all of the cheap hotels in Biarritz get booked up quickly, so it is worth booking in advance.