Travel challenge: The best deal for a last-minute family holiday in the Mediterranean

Every week we invite competing companies to give us their best deal for a particular holiday. Today: a short-notice Easter escape to the Mediterranean for a family of four, departing on 5 April and lasting a week.

CV Travel

Algarve, Portugal: £2,213 with flights from Gatwick to Faro, car hire and a week's rental of Casa Ripala, a private villa with pool and maid service. "Positioned between Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo, this lovely villa is five minutes from beaches and restaurants, with easy access to watersports, tennis, golf and beautiful inland countryside," says CV Travel's MD, Debbie Marshall. (020-7401 1035;

Kids in the Med

Cyprus: £2,364 with flights from Gatwick to Paphos, transfers and a two-bedroom villa (self-catering) at Aphrodite Hills Villas and Apartments. "Aphrodite Hills offers outstanding value for money, with an abundance of facilities to keep the whole family entertained ," says Emma Richings from Kids in the Med's parent company, Western and Oriental. (0845 277 3300;

First Choice

Cyprus: £2,394 with flights from Manchester to Larnaca, transfers and B&B at the Olympic Lagoon `resort, Aiya Napa. "This hotel is a top choice for families, with five pools and plenty to keep youngsters happy. It's close to the beach but away from Ayia Napa's busy resort centre," says Alan Pugh of First Choice. (0871 664 9020;