Villa holidays might have a reputation as budget breakers, but we're here to dispel the myth! There's plenty of ways to make sure you're getting the best value for money, from last second steals to spreading the cost on a big group getaway. With all the tricks of the trade at your disposal, our 2020 cheap holiday tips will make your booking experience as plain sailing as a summer's day on the Med.
Bagging a 2020 Bargain Holiday has never been easier! Whether you're free to travel out of the summer peaks or flexible on flight dates – there's tonnes of ways to keep prices as pocket-friendly as possible…
Villas are value for money – there, we said it. Not only are you blessed with freedom and flexibility (the hallmark of a good holiday), there's plenty of perks that come as standard and are already included in the price. How does your own private pool sound? Or how about spacious living areas and gorgeous al fresco gardens? Our villa collections make it easier than ever to choose a property that's right for your purse strings, all without skimping on luxury or location.
Aside from the above, some of our villas come with additional extras that up the ante for fun in the sun. Barbecues, hot tubs, games facilities and tennis courts make entertainment effortless and are all included in the villa rental. Just what you want when you're on holiday!
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If you're able to travel off-peak, you'll find the months either side of summer are still delightfully sunny. April to May welcomes the first of the warm weather, making it a prime time to jet off and get your fix of vitamin D. September and October remain under the enchantment of summer's golden glow, except destinations are starting to slow down and there tends to be a lot more room at the beach. Bliss! You'll be onto a winner with a spot of winter sun, with several of our destinations offering year-round departure dates. Not to mention a much needed break from the UK's grey and gloomy mornings.
If you're a stickler for a summer holiday, then why not switch out a traditional Saturday departure for a mid-week date instead? Being flexible with flights is often a great way to score some extra savings. Top destinations like the Canary Islands, Mainland Spain and Greece fly out daily, so there's bound to be something that works with your diary…
Paying your holiday off in installments makes life much easier, which is why we've set up an automated payment plan. Choose the payment date and amount that works best for you and the money will be debited from your account each month. What's more, if you'd like to settle up sooner – you can make one off payments too. Find out more about our payment plan here. (/help-and-advice/payment-plan)
No one likes surprise costs tacked on at the end of their booking – and neither do we! Our flights come with a minimum of 20kg luggage allowance already included, so you don't need to worry about trying to squeeze two weeks' worth of swimwear and travel essentials into a tiny carry on. If you'll feel more at home with your favourite tea bags, there's plenty of space in your suitcase. Does your little one have a favourite toy that they can't live without? Bring it along for the ride!
It's hard to find your dream villa until you've settled on a destination! With 60 stunning places to pick from, there's no shortage of bucket list bargains just waiting for you to discover. Set off on your very own Greek odyssey and explore Ionian idylls and Aegean legends. Captivating Kefalonia is chock-a-block with beach front villas and secluded sanctuaries, while romantic Skopelos celebrates life's simple pleasures. Spain is scattered with villas of all shapes and sizes, from Balearic beauties to mainland marvels that certainly don't costa lot. Wherever you choose to jet off, you won't be losing out with these locations!
Look out for early bird offers and take advantage of discount promotions. From free car hire or transfers, to a substantial saving on your villa rental – keep your eyes peeled for unmissable holiday deals and offers. Flights are generally cheapest when they're first released, with some airline carriers releasing seats up to 18 months in advance. Booking your 2020 holiday sooner rather than later is another way to save those precious pennies.
It's not just the early bird that can take advantage of incredible offers. Spontaneity is a beautiful thing, and fortune favours the bold when it comes to those last minute holiday bargains! The best bit? Booking late doesn't mean settling for what's left, so you could be jetting off for a week or two of swim, eat, sleep and repeat before you know it.
For the rebellious risk-takers who like to live on the edge, last second holidays are the answer to your adventure-seeking prayers! Whether you're lucky enough to land a luxury villa cancellation or you're just happy to holiday wherever there's availability – value for money is a guarantee.
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