Late holiday deals in August
By Mark Hodson, Sunday Times Travel Writer and Editor of 101 Holidays
Looking for late holiday deals in August? Bargains are getting thin on the ground as this is high season, but there are some discounts around if you know where to look.
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34% off Italian Lakes in August
Head to beautiful Lake Garda in Italy. Seven nights half-board at the three-star superior Hotel Villa Dirce in Limone costs just £599 per person (saving £310 pp) including flights departing Gatwick on 10 August and airport transfers. Other departure airports are available. Details: Inghams.
45% off Kefalonia in August. Now £489
On the charming Greek island of Kefalonia, seven nights self-catering at the Kaminakia Apartments is reduced from £883 pp to £489 pp (based on two sharing) including flights from Gatwick on 3 August. Includes 20kg baggage, resort transfers and welcome pack. Details: Sunvil.
30% off Sardinia in August
Head to the quiet side of Sardinia where seven nights self-catering at Punta Falcone now costs £919 pp (saving 30%) including British Airways flights from Heathrow on 3 August and car hire. The stylish apartments have fully-fitted kitchens and share a private beach, pool and sun terrace. Prices based on two sharing. Details: Sardatur Holidays.
£595 off luxury Mauritius spa hotel
Dial up the luxury at Angsana Balaclava in Mauritius with a 50% discount on stays up to 31 October. Seven nights B&B costs £1,550 pp (saving £595 pp) including British Airways flights from Gatwick. The deal includes free upgrade to a luxury pool suite, £50 resort credit and free Wellness Consultation. Details: Mahlatini.
12% off Dartmoor cottage in August
Rent a thatched cottage set within Dartmoor National Park in Devon. Appletree Cottage (sleeps 4) near Bovey Tracey has original leaded windows, beamed ceilings and stone fireplaces. Seven nights rental from 9 August costs £650 (saving £91). Details: Sykes Cottages.
Four-star French Alps from £99
Renting a luxury apartment in the Alps is a bargain in August, particularly if you drive. At the brand-new four-star Les Chalets des Cîmes in the resort of Les Saisies, a week’s self-catering costs just £99 pp (saving 20%) arriving 24 August including return ferry crossing. The apartments have an indoor pool, wellness area and free wifi. Arriving on 3 August costs £170 pp. Prices based on five sharing. Details: Peak Retreats.
Five-star Madeira in August
EXCLUSIVE OFFER: On the Portuguese island of Madeira, seven nights all-inclusive at the five-star Pestana Royal Premium costs just £539 pp in August including flights from a choice of UK airports. The same deal in November and December costs £379. Details: Inspired Luxury Escapes.
15% off countryside retreat
Escape to the Welsh borders where the Pen-y-Dyffryn Country Hotel has 15% off its Dinner, Bed and Breakfast rates in July and August. Doubles cost from £99 per person per night up to £129 pppn with Jacuzzi.
50% off teen motorsports week
Get 50% off a Teenage Motorsports Week for unaccompanied kids aged 10-16 at PGL centres around the UK. Ride go-karts, quad bikes and motorbikes under careful supervision, with everything included. For example, seven nights at Caythorpe Court in Lincolnshire in August costs £330 (was £659). Book by calling 0333 321 2114 and quote FIN99X. Details: PGL.