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Travel challenge: Last-minute beach breaks

A selection of late offers for Mediterranean beach breaks during the school summer holidays

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.

Pollenca, Mallorca

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

Provence, France

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

Split, Croatia

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

Corfu, Greece

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

Bodrum, Turkey

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

Sorrento, Italy

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

Paphos, Cyprus

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

Estepona, Spain

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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