Great getaways: Southern migration, Virgin Caribbean, Les Deux Alpes and Seville foodie break

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Southern migration

If you're feeling the chill, Classic Collection has some enticing escapes to warmer climes. For £599pp, there's a week in Cyprus at the five-star Le Meridien Limassol Spa and Resort, based on two sharing, with half-board, private transfers and flights from Gatwick on 8 February. Or opt instead to explore Portugal's Algarve for £399pp, staying for a week with breakfast at the Grande Real Santa Eulália near Albufeira and including Gatwick flights on 12 February (

Atlantic drift

Virgin Holidays has two peak- season deals to the Caribbean, both including a week's accommodation, transfers and Virgin Atlantic flights from Gatwick. On 29 January, depart for Saint Lucia for £1,065pp, staying at the St Lucian by Rex Resorts, room-only. Or, wait until 5 February to depart for Antigua, paying £1,099pp for an all-inclusive stay at the Jolly Beach Resort & Spa (

Peak performance

Crystal Ski has a week-long escape to the slopes of Les Deux Alpes in France. The price of £659pp, includes all-inclusive accommodation at the Hotel Brunerie along with transfers and Thomson Airways flights from Gatwick to Grenoble on 9 March (

Spanish splendour

Food holiday specialist, Seasoned Travel, has a three-night escape to Seville. The package includes accommodation at the four-star Casa Romana with breakfast, a private tapas tour with a local guide, private transfers and Ryanair flights from Stansted on 2 April for £535pp (