19 Aug

Written by Kristin on August 19, 2014

If you’re still hoping to plan a holiday before summer’s over, no worries – there’s still time! And with the bank holiday approaching Monday, there are some amazing late deals to take advantage of at the moment. Whether you’re in the mood for a do-nothing, relaxing holiday close to home or an all-night party in Greece or Spain, the cost of a late summer holiday doesn’t have to dig into your back-to-school budget.

Hiring a villa or other holiday home is definitely a cost-effective way to holiday versus a hotel, and you can save big on taking a last-minute trip in August. The late deals from James Villas feature an amazing 7-night Costa Blanca holiday departing 30 August for only £490/pp including flights from Gatwick. A bit more to spend? Get away for a week in Portugal for £736/pp. Departing Gatwick 24 August, this holiday includes flights and a villa in a quaint residential area of Algarve.

However, you don’t need to board a flight to enjoy a summer villa break. If you’d like to stay in the UK, why not relax in a cottage by the sea in South Devon? You’ll save up to £450 on August weeks at Coast and Country Cottages if you book right now! Choices include cosy two bedroom properties like 29 Island Street in Salcombe (from £395), or for larger families, a luxury apartment that sleeps six like 8 Thurlestone Beach in Thurlestone (from £516).

Up for some adventure abroad? The late deals category at lowcostholidays.com has some amazing bargains for holidays departing within the next month. Head off on an exotic holiday to Morocco that won’t break the bank from just £296.50/pp from Gatwick! The Marrakech Ryads Parc & Spa package departs 8 September and includes bed and breakfast for three nights. Sign me up!

Another fantastic option from lowcostholidays: Kavos Panorama Complex in Corfu, from £225.50/pp. Close to the sea, this self-catering apartment complex is ideal for groups or couples looking for an affordable but fun holiday. This package departs 1 Sep from Manchester, based on 7 nights, 2 sharing.

Thomas Cook’s last-minute holidays are another fab place to look for savings. Book holidays from just £114 – that’s less than a new outfit! Soak up the sun for 7 nights all inclusive at Palma Bay Club Resort in Mallorca from £243/pp (based on a package departing Manchester 30 September), or head off to Laganas, Greece for 7 nights self catering from £120pp at Bozikis, a fun resort catering to 18-30s. Depart Glasgow 14 September for this getaway!

Photo courtesy of Tommie Hansen via Flickr.

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