It’s not too late to book a holiday over the Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday next month.

Here’s a pick of the best trips to book including some hard-to-find special offers, selected by Mark Hodson, Editor of 101 Holidays.

SOAK UP THE SUN


Corfu will be perfect in early June (the temperature is currently 28ºC). Seven nights self-catering in a Sea View Studio at Kalami Bay costs from £779 pp (saving £188 pp) including flights departing Gatwick on 30 May and transfers. Book with Sunvil Holidays.



Here's an amazing deal in beautiful Corsica. Seven nights self-catering at Le Home apartments in Calvi costs £399 pp (saving £380 pp) including flights departing 29 May and transfers. The apartments are furnished in a chic French style with a balcony or terrace with gardens and a shared pool, only a 10-minute walk from a sandy beach and Calvi town. Details from Corsican Places.



La Camerata is a gorgeous apartment for two with a sunny balcony overlooking the rolling hills of Umbria. It's close to lovely towns and villages including Perugia and Assisi and you can book a private chef or cookery lessons. Seven nights over the Bank Holiday costs a total of £1,184 excluding flights. Book with Oliver's Travels.

Here's a great value holiday on the lovely island of Gozo. Seven nights B&B at the waterfront St Patrick’s Hotel at Xlendi Bay costs from £409 pp including flights departing to Malta on 1 June and onward travel by ferry. There's a half-board option but we don't recommend it because there are so many great restaurants on your doorstep. Details from Mercury Holidays.



Lopesan Costa Meloneras Resort & Spa is a large resort complex near the beach and the sand dunes of Maspalomas in the south of Gran Canaria. Seven nights B&B costs from £1,226 pp including a free room upgrade, flights departing 31 May and private transfers. Details from Classic Collection.



MarBella Nido Suite Hotel & Villas is a five-star adults-only haven on Corfu’s stunning south-east coast. Book a Deluxe Junior Suite from £285 per night for two with breakfast and get a free 100 Euros spa credit if you use the voucher code 101MAY2022. Book by 31 May with MarBella Collection.


FAMILY GETAWAYS


PGL Family Adventure Holidays has 20% off if you book before 31 May, and is promising street party style celebrations, Royal crafts, and ‘sports day’ evening entertainment to celebrate the Jubilee. Its holidays start at £219 and include en suite accommodation, three meals a day and adventure activities. It has 2, 3, 4, and 7-night stays. Find out more.

Sleepy Paxos is one of my favourite Greek islands, a short ferry ride from Corfu. Seven nights at Villa Hara costs from £1,273 pp (saving £97 pp) based on four sharing including flights departing 30 May and car hire. Details from GIC The Villa Collection.



Mark Warner’s Phokaia Beach Resort in Turkey is ideal for both couples and families, with seven nights departing 1 June for £799 pp including flights (from Gatwick or Leeds-Bradford), transfers, activities, breakfast and six dinners. Near the picturesque harbour town of Foça, the resort has water sports galore, four flood-lit tennis courts and an Olympic-sized pool.



On the north coast of Cornwall, the family-friendly Sands Resort Hotel & Spa is promising Jubilee-themed decorations, arts and crafts activities and special cream teas, plus a daily entertainment programme. There's a minimum three-night stay with prices from £85 per adult, per night, including use of the indoor and outdoor pool, and free body board and wetsuit hire.

If you fancy renting a cottage in the UK, check out the latest Jubilee Weekend availability at Sykes Cottages – you’ll find short breaks all around the UK as well as one week stays.


WALKING AND TOURING


Join a seven-night walking holiday along The Cumberland Way from the Lake District to the sea, staying at Hassness Country House on the shores of Buttermere. It costs £870 pp (saving £70 pp) if you use the offer code JUBILEE70 and includes all meals except one dinner and a guide. Departs 28 May. Details from Ramblers Walking Holidays.



Cox & Kings has £300 off its seven-day Splendours of Andalucía tour departing on 3 June if you book by 31 May. The small-group tour features two of Spain’s greatest sites - the Alhambra in Granada and the Mezquita in Córdoba - with accommodation at centrally located four-star hotels in Córdoba, Seville and Granada. It costs £1,345 pp including flights, transfers, guides, entrance fees and breakfast.


IN FOR THE LONG HAUL


Head to Cuba for a twin-centre holiday combining a five-star hotel in the capital Havana with the five-star all-inclusive beachfront Blau Varadero (six pools, tropical gardens). Seven nights costs £1,389 pp (saving £450 pp) including flights departing Gatwick on 2 June, visas and transfers. Book by 31 May with Cuba Direct.



In Mauritius, you could treat yourselves to a stay at the five-star LUX* Belle Mare Resort & Villas. Seven nights in a Junior Suite costs from £1,499 pp including flights and transfers on any dates in June. Details from Turquoise Holidays.

May 2022