101 Holiday ideas

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Thinking about your next escape? How about a cottage in the Cotswolds for New Year, a budget sunshine break in The Gambia, or five-star luxury in Malaysia? Scroll down to find savings of up to 40%. And if you have trouble viewing this email, click here.


– Mark Hodson, Editor of 101 Holidays


101 holiday ideas

Christmas or New Year in Cornwall

How about Christmas or New Year on the north coast of Cornwall? Stone-built Uphill Cottage near Padstow sleeps five with a wood-burning stove and room for two dogs. A week’s rental from 22 December costs £784 (was £965) and the week from 29 December costs £820 (was £1,010). Details: Helpful Holidays.


101 holiday ideas

21% off five-star Phuket in March

How about sizzling on the beach in Thailand? Seven nights B&B at the stylish five-star SALA Phuket costs from £1,149 pp (was £1,469 pp) including Etihad flights from Heathrow on 15 March. Book by 21 December. Details: Best At Travel.


101 holiday ideas

31% off stylish Greek holiday in May

Head to the stunning Greek island of Alonissos in May. Seven nights half-board at the gorgeous four-star Marpunta Village Club costs just £899 pp (£405 pp) including flights departing Gatwick on 17 May, sea view room, private transfers and UK airport lounge pass. You must book by 9 December. Details: Classic Collection.


101 holiday ideas

20% off New Year Cotswold cottage

See in the New Year on the edge of the Cotswolds at Bear’s Cottage (sleeps 4), a short walk from the 600-year-old village pub in Bretforton. Rental for the week beginning 29 December costs £579 (saving £142). Details: Sykes Cottages.


101 holiday ideas

27% off all-inclusive Gambia. Just £799

Give yourself a late Christmas gift: a burst of sun and 30ºC temperatures in The Gambia in January. Seven nights all-inclusive at the Sunset Beach Hotel in Kotu costs from £799 pp (saving £306 pp) including flights from Gatwick on 11 January, luggage, in-flight meals and transfers. Details: The Gambia Experience.


101 holiday ideas

41% off hip Algarve resort in May

Seven nights half-board at the new contemporary Anantara Vilamoura Resort on Portugal’s Algarve coast costs just £675 pp (saving £480 pp) including Ryanair flights departing Luton on 8 May (excluding checked bags) and transfers. Details: Travelbeam.


101 holiday ideas

£800 off luxury Ritz Carlton Langkawi

Stay in a super-luxe resort on the beautiful Malaysian island of Langkawi. Seven nights B&B at the Ritz Carlton costs from £1,599 (saving £806 pp) including flights and private transfers in March 2019. You must book at least 45 days before departure. Details: Turquoise Holidays.


101 holiday ideas

Editor’s Choice: Indonesia family adventure

In the summer I took my 14-year-old daughter on a new family adventure tour of Indonesia run by Explore. It was one of our best-ever holidays – featuring an encounter with Komodo dragons, swimming with Manta Rays, sunrise at the top of the volcano and a tribal village stay. Read my report here.


101 holiday ideas

* We usually quote prices from London airports, but often other departure airports are available. You can sometimes book without flights, and arrange your own. Ask the tour operator for details.


101 holiday ideas

If you know when you want to travel, click on a month for my detailed tips: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, OctoberNovember, December.


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