Great Getaways: Méribel, Sri Lanka and chic Canada
Sunday 14 October 2012
Inghams has a ski deal that will transport you to the slopes of Méribel in France for £529 per person. Departing on 15 December, it includes a week-long stay at the Chalet Victoria, with the full spread of breakfast, afternoon tea, dinner and wines, plus flights from Gatwick to Geneva and transfers. Set in the heart of the Trois Vallées – the world's largest ski domain – Méribel also offers easy access to the neighbouring resorts of Courchevel and Val Thorens (inghams.co.uk).
Wild Sri Lanka
Virgin Holidays has a package to the Raweli lodge in Sri Lanka, which offers a series of traditional bungalows on the west coast, surrounded by wetlands and mangroves. It costs £699 per person for a week's half-board stay, including Emirates flights from Heathrow to Colombo via Dubai on 22 November. While there, you can choose to chill out on the hotel's long sandy beach or take advantage of an extensive list of excursions from birdwatching and nature walks to river cruises and wildlife tours around nearby national parks (virginholidays.co.uk).
November, low season almost everywhere, is good for cut-price deals. Travelbag has a three-night break to Vancouver for £659 per person, travelling between 6 November and 4 December, and staying at the five-star Fairmont (room only). The hotel stands in the heart of the downtown area with opulent rooms, an indoor heated pool, gym and spa. Flights are with Air Transat from Gatwick (travelbag.co.uk).
The Independent travel offers: Discover a world of inspiring destinations
- 1 Crystal meth addict 'gouged out his eyes and ate them' while high on drug, Australian MP claims
- 2 Saudi Arabia 'seeking to head United Nations Human Rights Council'
- 3 Group of students refused entry to Leicester nightclub 'because they are black'
- 4 Irish people are travelling home from all over the world so they can vote to legalise gay marriage
- 5 Arsenal fan asks the Queen for tickets to the FA Cup final - gets a reply from Buckingham Palace
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
Report finds that Britain's wages are the most unequal in Europe
Almost a third of school pupils believe 'Muslims are taking over our country', study claims
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
Gay marriage 'Bert and Ernie' cake bakery found guilty of discrimination in Northern Ireland
£24K + Excellent Benefits: Guru Careers: We are seeking an Events Coordinator ...
Salary 42,000: Royal Yachting Association Cymru Wales: The CEO is responsible ...
£35-40k (DOE) + Benefits: Guru Careers: We are seeking a Marketing Communicati...
£40000 - £50000 per annum: Ashdown Group: A growing business that has been ope...