Great getaways: The life aquatic in the Maldives, grape escape in Burguny, a really wild show in Africa, and fly and flop to the Greek islands
Saturday 03 August 2013
The life aquatic
Hayes & Jarvis has a five-star break in the Maldives for £1,249pp. Departing on 1 October with Emirates flights from Gatwick via Dubai, the package includes speed boat transfers and a week's half-board at Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort in South Male Atoll, which has a string of idyllic rooms and villas, three restaurants and watersports for exploring the archipelago's prized aquatic life (hayesandjarvis.co.uk).
Sherpa Expeditions has a one-week cycling holiday along a section of the "Route des Grands Crus" in Burgundy – a 60km road that links Dijon with Santenay, passing picturesque villages and vineyards. The self-guided trip departs daily until the end of October, costing £795pp with B&B hotels, two evening meals, bike hire and equipment, but not transport to Beaune, where the trip starts and ends (sherpa-walking-holidays.co.uk).
Really wild show
On 24 August, Explore's "East African Explorer" visits Kenya and Tanzania, stopping at Lake Victoria, the Ngorongoro Crater and the Maasai Mara in time to witness the Great Migration. It costs £2,298pp with Kenya Airways flights from Heathrow, 11 nights' camping and one in a hotel, all meals, transfers and guides (explore.co.uk).
Fly and flop
Last-minute breaks to the Greek Islands are plentiful this month, but for an option with a touch of class you might wait until 28 August. Travelbag has a deal Monarch flights from Luton to Corfu for a week's all-inclusive stay at the Mareblue Beach Resort on the north-east coast for £489pp (travelbag.co.uk).
The Independent travel offers: Discover a world of inspiring destinations
- 1 Migrant crisis: Greek soldier saved 20 people singlehandedly off Rhodes beach
- 2 Sofyen Belamouadden murder: The inside story of a crime that horrified Britain
- 3 UK weather: Britain braced for snow as arctic air mass moves in
- 5 'Isis' schoolgirls: Missing British teenager tweets picture of her Syrian takeaway
Business class to New York at economical prices - but will it fly?
French air-traffic controllers strike Q&A: When is the strike and which travellers will be affected?
A380 celebrates first decade in flight - but how long will the Superjumbo's time in the sky last?
The 10 Best lightweight luggage
The most powerful passports in the world
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
The sickening truth about food banks that the Tories don't want you to know
Migrant boat disaster: Ukip candidate mocks victims in sickening Twitter post
Nigel Farage wants the BBC to stop making programmes like Doctor Who, Strictly Come Dancing, and Top Gear
Global warming: Scientists say temperatures could rise by 6C by 2100 and call for action ahead of UN meeting in Paris
General Election 2015: Britain would become a 'communist dictatorship' under Ed Miliband and Nicola Sturgeon, claims wife of Michael Gove
£15310 per annum: Recruitment Genius: An exciting opportunity has arisen for a...
£24000 - £25000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Situated in the heart of Bradfo...
£18750 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This Hotel in Chadderton is a popular ch...
£Competitive (DOE) + Benefits: Guru Careers: We are seeking a Marketing and Co...