Still not taken or booked a summer holiday yet? Don’t beat yourself up, you’ve probably saved yourself a fortune. Here’s a selection of 10 late summer holiday deals whether you want to catch the sun abroad or try to catch it at home in Britain.
If you are going without kids Sandals have some great offers to their Caribbean resorts in Barbados, Grenada, St Lucia and Antigua with British Airways flights. Seven nights staying in a Caribbean Village Deluxe Room at the new Sandals Barbados costs from £1,469 per person. Price includes all-inclusive accommodation, return flights from Gatwick and resort transfers. Valid for departures August 27.
Vintage Travel, specialists in villas with private pools, has huge August savings on a choice of properties on the Greek islands of Kefalonia and Paxos, perfect for a family getaway. A week from August 23 in Rosepetra, a villa for four people with superb sea views and within walking distance of the local taverna in the village of Maganos on Kefalonia, now costs £1,650, saving £745. Flights and car hire can be arranged.
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An activity week for a family of three now costs £449. Each full-paying adult can now take two children aged five to 18 FREE on a week-long activity holiday with PGL. Seven nights at Barton Hall starting August 8, 15 or 22 now costs £449 per adult and NOTHING for kids (saving £369 per child), when sharing a family room. Includes all meals and five full days of activities at this adventure centre with outdoor heated pool above Torbay.
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Families can save a third on the cost of an action-packed watersports holiday on the Med in August with Family Adventure Holidays. Among the activities included in the seven-night holiday at Argeles-sur-Mer near Perpignan are new, giant stand-up paddleboards which allow six people to ride the waves together. Parents and children (aged eight and over) can also try kayaking, windsurfing, snorkelling, sailing and white-water rafting, all led by professionally-qualified instructors. Weeks beginning August 8, 15 and 22, cost £399 (normally £596) and children aged 8-15 years cost £289 (normally £429). The price includes accommodation in smart mobile homes at a four-star, family-run campsite. Travel not included.
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There’s lots to keep kids occupied on a Haven site but if you choose Blackpool, there’s activities galore in this Lancashire seaside resort. Three nights self catering at Cala Gran Holiday Park near Blackpool start from £249 (saving 33%) per family. Price based on six sharing Standard plus accommodation on Aug 7 and kids clubs and family entertainment.
Miami and Florida Keys
Give the kids an adventure and tour Florida in a motorhome. A 10-night holiday including one night at the three-star Holiday Inn Miami Beach Oceanfront, room-only in a family room, 10 days C25 motorhome hire, 1,500 mile package costs from £695 per person. Includes flights with BA from Heathrow, based on a family of four travelling (two adults and two children aged 11 and under) and is a saving of £245 per person. Book by August 28.
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Save £300 at Fenteroon Farm Holiday Cottages in Cornwall. The cottages are set in 12 acres of countryside fronted by the River Camel, half a mile from the small market town of Camelford, in North Cornwall. Children’s play area on site. A week’s stay in Fenteroon’s Swallows for four arriving August 29 now costs £700.
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Isles of Scilly
The four-star Star Castle Hotel on the Isles of Scilly has reduced the price of all remaining nights throughout August by up to 25%. The hotel still has availability and the offer means a family of four can now enjoy a three-night B&B break from £659, with children staying and eating for free, saving £223 off the normal price. A short walk from the centre of St Mary’s and the harbour, the hotel has a heated indoor pool and tennis court. as well as a nearby large Pirate’s Play Area, whilst beyond the hotel, the islands are perfect for exploring.
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Low Cost Holidays still has availability for the summer holidays including seven nights on the Canary island of Lanzarote from £399 per person. That’s flying from Gatwick on August 13 and staying self-catering at the three-star Lanzarote Paradise in Costa Teguise.
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Eastern Med cruise
Thomson Cruises offers a seven-night Taste of the Adriatic cruise on Thomson Celebration from £749 per person. The cruise departs from Dubrovnik, Croatia and visits Valletta, Malta; Messina (for Mount Etna), Italy; Brindisi, Italy; Kotor, Montenegro; and Hvar, Croatia. Based on two adults sharing an inside cabin on full-board, including flights departing August 27 from Glasgow or Gatwick.
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