Travel challenge: Last-minute beach breaks
A selection of late offers for Mediterranean beach breaks during the school summer holidays
Saturday 13 July 2013
Each week, we invite companies to offer us their best deal for a particular break. Each package is priced for a family of four (two adults, two children) and includes a week's accommodation and flights from the UK between now and 25 August.
Includes Flybe flights from Southampton to Mallorca on 6 August, transfers and a self-catering stay at Leo Apartments, Port de Pollença."Ideal for families on a budget, this property has two pools, table tennis, a playground and a barbecue," says David Skillicorn (01425 480400; prestigeholidays.co.uk).
Prestige Holidays - £2,051
Includes car-ferry crossing from Portsmouth to Caen on 16 August and a self-catering stay at Six-Fours-les-Plages, Provence. "These apartments are ideal for families as there's plenty going on nearby, including Toulon and the Ile des Embiez," says Christopher Jones (0871 244 1444; brittanyferries.com).
Brittany Ferries - £1,571
Includes easyJet flights from Gatwick to Split, pictured below, on 5 August and room-only at the Hotel Krilo. Transfers extra. "This beachfront hotel is ideally located near Duce Beach, Cetina Gorge and the Starigrad Fortress," says Andy Washington (020-3027 8682; expedia.co.uk).
Expedia.co.uk - £2,012
Olu Deniz, Turkey
Includes Thomas Cook flights from Gatwick to Dalaman on 28 July, transfers and all-inclusive at the LykiaWorld, Olu Deniz. "This completely self-contained Aquamania holiday resort has 19 pools and 18 waterslides, making it perfect for the entire family," says Joanna Roberts (0844 412 5970; thomascook.com).
Thomas Cook - £3,718
Includes Germania flights from Gatwick to Corfu on 12 August, transfers and a self-catering stay at Villa George. "Situated in the family-friendly area of Aghios Gordis, the charming Villa George offers a prime position, just a minute's walk from the resort's sandy beach," says Chris Wright (020-8758 4758; sunvil.co.uk).
Sunvil Holidays - £2,525
Includes easyJet flights from Liverpool to Bodrum on 30 July and all-inclusive accommodation at the Petunya Beach Resort. "This all-inclusive hotel is right on the beach making it ideal for families wanting a relaxing holiday in a great location," says Mandy Round (0843 1041000; easyjet.com/holidays).
easyJet Holidays - £2,139
Includes Thomson flights from Gatwick to Naples on 19 August and half board at the Hotel Jaccarino, Sorrento. Transfers extra. "The Jaccarino overlooks the Bay of Naples, with a free shuttle bus to Sorrento centre, making it easy for families to get around," says Joanna Pristernik (0843 770 4443; citalia.com).
Citalia - £2,965
Includes easyJet flights from Gatwick to Paphos, pictured below, on 6 August, transfers and room-only at the Aphrodite Hills Resort. "Aphrodite Hills has so much to keep everyone happy, from the Annabel Croft Tennis Academy to the Retreat Spa," says Kathryn Brierley (020-8968 0501; thehealthyholidaycompany.co.uk).
Healthy Holiday Co - £3,595
Includes BA flights from Gatwick to Malaga on 6 or 13 August and a self-catering stay at Albayt Resort, Estepona. Transfers extra. "This hotel is close to the beach with lots for children to do including a pool and playground," says Mark Pallister (0844 4930758; ba.com). Book by 16 July.
BA Holidays - £1,659
Es Cana, Ibiza
Includes Jet2 flights from Edinburgh to Ibiza on 22 August, transfers and a self-catering stay at the Intertur Apartments, Playa Es Cana. "The Intertur has a peaceful setting on the beach offering families a fantastic holiday without having to leave the complex," says Steve Heapy (0800 408 5599; jet2holidays.com).
Jet2 Holidays - £1,639
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