September Escapes For Couples & Singles
The kids are back at school, which means flight prices are usually cheaper, resorts aren’t rammed, hotels are no longer full of screaming kids (or stressed out parents) and couples/singles can enjoy a leisurely holiday in the sunshine without the fear of a nine-year-old jumping on top of them in the pool. Welcome to September and a list of suggestions for a lovely sunshine escape to Mallorca, Morocco and the Maldives…
Cassellas de Baix Outdoor Seating in Mallorca
· Mallorcan Farmhouse Retreat (Couples) – from £423 per person
How about a rural retreat in Mallorca? Accommodation specialists Mallorca Farmhouses have a selection of lovely self-catering cottages and farmhouses that are completely remote with no neighbours, no noise, no set meal times and nobody else to have to share the pool with!
Prices in September start from £423 per person (saving 15 per cent) based on two sharing Cassellas de Baix, a pretty two-bedroom country cottage in Campanet (near Pollenca). The perfect romantic getaway, the house features traditional beamed ceilings and terracotta tiled floors, while outside there is an ivy-covered dining terrace overlooking the pool with views of the surrounding countryside and distant mountains. The price includes maid service, starter pack and free internet. Flights excluded. Contact Mallorca Farmhouses (www.mallorca.co.uk / 0845 800 8080).
Mehare with camel trekking …
· Moroccan Adventure (Singles) – from £715 per person
The seven-night Moroccan Mosaics tour is a fully guided small group adventure tour for adults only and is perfect for singles who enjoy history, culture and a bit of spice! Spend the first three days in Marrakech to explore its mosques, minarets, souks and bustling bazars. Then embark on a 4WD desert trip through the Atlas Mountains, visiting local Berber villages, impressive gorges and canyons and travel over the highest mountain pass in Africa. The group also get to spend one night sleeping under the stars in a traditional Berber camp.
Save 25 per cent on tours starting 8 or 15 September. Prices start from £715 per person to include return flights from Heathrow to Marrakech, transfers, seven nights’ varied accommodation in hotels and a traditional Berber camp on a mixed-board basis, all entrance fees to monuments, as well as an expert local guide throughout. Contact Encounters Travel (www.encounterstravel.com / 0800 088 6002).
Vilu Reef in Maldives
· Luxury Maldives (Couples) – from £1,428 per person
Need the Maldives require an introduction?! Continually voted one of the most romantic destinations in the world, this island paradise is the ultimate beach hideaway for couples with powdery white-sand beaches, dazzling blue lagoons and unbeatable sunsets to enjoy while sipping a cocktail.
Thomson (www.thomson.co.uk / 0871 231 3235) is offering seven nights for the price of six at Vilu Reef Beach & Spa Resort. Valid throughout September, prices start from £1,428 per person (saving £283 per person) and include return flights from Gatwick, accommodation in a garden villa on a half-board basis, resort seaplane transfers, taxes and surcharges. In addition to excellent watersports, facilities include an infinity pool, gym, extensive spa, five-star PADI dive centre, table tennis, volleyball court and a selection of restaurants and bars.