For me it always depends on how busy my life has been. If I am completely worn out, I sometimes would prefer an all-inclusive getaway so I can just relax and recharge. These are few and far between, I often look for a more active getaway which takes me into the middle of nowhere. The further away from civilization the better.
I went on a lot of beach holidays growing up, so while the beach is pretty, I'm kind of over it. I burn easily and I'm not keen on fishing so the beach becomes a bit dull after a while. I enjoy holidays in the mountains with bushwalking and stuff like that, or the kind where you stay in civilisation and go to museums and art galleries, look at historical buildings etc.
I used to go to Europe and we hired a car and drove around. I loved that.
Now that I am single and have a back problem, I no longer can lift, so I have no choice but to go on cruises where it is all done for me.
I love cruises as I love eating, and I spend my time going from one meal to another and having fun.
It is perhaps not my favourite holidays however it is the only one I can cope with right now, and I have always had a good time on cruises.
Once the ship broke down in the middle of nowhere and we missed visiting a few islands, so we got most of our money refunded and had the cruise anyway!anyway