Trip off to Thailand

Thomson Tailormade has a tempting late-summer deal in Thailand: fly from Heathrow via Muscat to Bangkok on Oman Air on 13 September, transfer to the Regent Chalet hotel in Cha-Am, and stay for eight nights, room only, for just £499. The hotel has spacious rooms, a large pool and a sandy beach with views across the Gulf of Thailand. Book by 19 August.

Red City retreat

Days become milder and the nights cooler during November in Marrakech, making it easier to wander the narrow streets of the enticing medina. Kuoni has five nights, half board, at the Golden Tulip Farah hotel for £399, including BA flights from Gatwick on either 17 or 24 November. The hotel has a large outdoor pool and is located a short walk away from the Unesco-protected medina, within which is the lively main square and Koutoubia Mosque. await.

Alternative Ibiza

Far from the crowds of San Antonio, the "White Isle" has many surprising coves and quiet corners. Travel to the north in October and easyJet Holidays has an all-inclusive week, departing Stansted on 16 October, at the Hotel Club Portinatx for £247.50 per person. The hotel is half an hour from the cobbled streets of Ibiza Town, with its picturesque marina, restaurants and boutiques.