Great getaways: Holiday in heatwave UK, alternative Florida, mountain air in the Italian Dolomites and get your Côte in the French Riviera
Saturday 20 July 2013
Take advantage of the heatwave and holiday in the UK. Hoseasons is offering discounts on a range of its holiday parks in the summer holidays. A week in a timber-clad cottage at Queenshill Lodges in Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire, commencing 27 July costs £399 for a family of four. The beaches of Dumfries and Galloway are as little as eight miles away (hoseasons.co.uk).
Anna Maria Island lies south-west of Tampa, connected to the mainland by the Manatee Avenue causeway. Vacations to America is offering 11 nights on this Gulf Island for £1,449pp. The price includes flights from Gatwick on 22 August, car hire and accommodation for a family of four in a three-bedroom villa (vacationstoamerica.com).
For something altogether cooler, head to the Italian Dolomites, where Bailey Robinson is offering a five-night stay at the design-driven Vigilius Mountain Resort for £1,240pp. Flights from Gatwick on 3 August are included, as well as transfers, cable car access (Vigiljoch is a car-free resort) and breakfast. The hotel also has an extensive spa (baileyrobinson.com).
Get your Côte!
Spend a week on the French Riviera with Esprit Sun for £2,096 later this month. The price is for a family of four (two under-12s) departing 27 July on a self-drive holiday to the Riviera Beach Club on the Bay of Hyères and includes return ferry crossings from Dover to Calais, breakfast, dinner and access to the resort's facilities – pools, tennis courts, a boat trip, volleyball, and fitness classes as well as kids' clubs (espritsun.com).
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