If your passport is winking at you or you fancy a last minute break closer to home, here’s a round-up of deals selected by Mark Hodson, editor of travel inspiration website, 101 Holidays.
Hotels in the Med
10% off adult-only hotelsSimpson Travel is offering an exclusive 10% saving off their Adult Only Hotels in Greece and Turkey during the summer holidays. These hand-picked boutique hotels are chosen for character, style and location. Book by 31 May and quote ST101 for 10% off the cost of accommodation between 17 July and 21 August.
30% off Sardinia for couples in MayCouples can grab a last-minute deal on the Italian island of Sardinia where seven nights at the Chia Laguna: Hotel Village costs from £729 pp including flights and transfers, a saving of 30%. Book by 30 April for travel up to 28 May with Sardatur Holidays.
Italian Lakes for £729Head to Lake Garda where seven nights B&B at the Hotel Acquaviva del Garda costs £729 pp (saving £64 pp) including Gatwick flights departing 18 May and private transfers. Book by 30 April with Citalia.
Villas in the Med
30% off Puglia villaSoak up the sun at a villa with large private pool in the South of Italy. Trulli la Pietrina in Puglia (sleeps 6) is set in lovely grounds with olive, fig and plum trees. Save 30% in May when the house costs £1,262 for a week’s rental (saving £541). Book with Oliver’s Travels.
42% off Corsica apartmentsHead to the gorgeous French island of Corsica where seven nights self-catering at Le Home apartments in Calvi costs £399 per person (saving £290 pp) including flights departing 22 May and transfers. The small complex has a pool and gardens and is within walking distance of the town and beach, so a hire car isn’t necessary. Book with Corsican Places.
£100 off CorfuCV Villas is operating a charter flight to Corfu this summer and has £100 off villa-and-flight packages between 30 May and 27 June 2022. Call 020 7261 5400 and quote CV514 before the end of April.
Other European deals
Hiking in CataloniaAdagio has just released savings on its Catalan Explorer guided walking holidays in May and September, featuring seven nights exploring Catalonia with flights, transfers and half board. Prices from £1,495 pp (was £1,569).
Free hotel night in ParisGet four nights for the price of three at the stylish Hotel Baume on the Left Bank in Paris with rooms costing from £136 until 31 December. You’ll need to set up a free account first with i-escape.
Family France: £529 for 4 peopleSiblu is offering 15% off stays at their holiday parks in France, each with a pool complex, children’s clubs and entertainment included. A two-bedroom mobile home (sleeps 4) at Domaine de Kerlann in Brittany costs £529 (was £623) for the week beginning 20 August. Travel is not included.
The UK & Channel Islands
Splash out in JerseyTake the kids to Jersey where the Merton Hotel is offering free half board in May and June. Stay four nights or more on B&B and get a free three-course buffet dinner each evening, saving £400 for a family of four. The hotel’s Aquadome has slides, fountains, sauna, steam room plus a heated outside pool and FlowRider surf wave.
Deals on holiday cottagesSykes Holiday Cottages has some late-booking deals on cottage rentals across the UK. For example, in Devon’s Blackdown Hills, Southcott Farm Cottage (sleeps 4 plus up to 3 dogs) costs £783 (was £867) for the week beginning 8 July.
Small ship Hebrides cruiseSt Hilda Sea Adventures has late availability due to a cancellation on its six-night Mull Odyssey Cruise: Staffa, Iona and the Ross of Mull departing on 16 June on the small ship, Seahorse II. It costs £1,620 pp (saving £100) if you quote 101SHSA when booking.
Luxury family safaris: kids stay freeA family safari is not cheap, but this year children under 15 stay free at African Bush Camps properties. For example, Mahlatini has a dream 14-day trip to South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe and the Seychelles from £21,430 for family of four including all flights. Book by the end of June for travel before April 2023.
Save £440 in Koh SamuiIn Thailand, Sala Samui offers the perfect tropical beachfront chill-out. Seven nights B&B in summer costs from £1,370 pp (saving £440 pp) including Heathrow flights via Bangkok and private transfers with Turquoise Holidays.
Caribbean resort dealsTropical Sky has savings at the four-star all-inclusive Royalton Grenada, saving up to £550 pp with a free upgrade to an Ocean View Room between May and October. For example, seven nights in September costs from £1,399 pp including flights and transfers. Book by 27 April.
Mauritius savingsIn Mauritius, Beachcomber Tours is offering seven nights half-board in a Junior Suite at Trou aux Biches Golf Resort & Spa from £1,790 pp (saving £311 pp) in June. The price includes flights, private transfers, free lunches plus land and water sports.
Also in Mauritius, seven nights B&B in a Luxury Pavilion at The Oberoi Beach Resort costs from £1,620 pp (saving £1,470 pp) between 1 June and 15 October 2022. Flights are not included. Book with Abercrombie & Kent.