This weeks luxury travel deals

This weeks luxury travel deals

In the northernmost atoll of the Maldives, The Beach House at Iruveli is offering guests savings of up to ?2,500 per couple when they stay seven nights before 25 December 2012. This private-island retreat features large, thatched over-water villas on stilts (pictured), decorated in contemporary style, with French windows opening onto private pools. Prices start from ?2,450 per person, based on two sharing a water villa on a bed-and-breakfast basis, and include flights from Gatwick with British Airways and return transfers from Male. Every guest will also receive a complimentary massage, an introductory dive, use of water-sports facilities and snorkelling equipment, as well as in-room non-alcoholic drinks.
To book contact Tropic Breeze (01752 880880;

A rural retreat in the heart of Tuscany is offering guests ?1,688 off a seven-night stay this September and October. Casa del Lago is a traditional Umbrian farmhouse with seven bedrooms, an open-plan living and dining space, and is 13 kilometres from beautiful Lake Trasimeno. It has been outfitted with modern furnishing, but retains much of its rustic charm with its high ceilings, original wooden beams, exposed stone walls and cool tile floors. Outside there are stunning views over the surrounding vineyards and olive orchards from a covered terrace and large private pool. Prices for a seven-night stay on a self-catering basis start from ?4,199 (?300 per person based on 14 sharing).
To book contact Abercrombie & Kent Villas (0845 618 2205;

The sleek Barcelo Raval in Barcelona is offering the readers of Conde Nast Traveller an exclusive 15% discount when they stay four nights or more in one of its rooms. The hotel’s location, in the trendy Raval district, means guests have backstreet restaurants, hip bars and cultural highlights – such as the Museum of Modern Art – right on their doorstep. The Barcelo Raval itself features light and airy rooms, an in-house tapas restaurant and cocktail bar, as well as an outdoor terrace offering 360-degree views of the city. This offer is valid for stays between 1-5 October, 21-25 October, 28 October-5 December, 11-26 December 2012, 1 January-8 May 2013, and 13 May-27 December 2013.
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Let off steam Prince Harry-style in Las Vegas this summer at the Wynn Resort & Casino, made famous this week after the royal carry-on around the billiards table. Guests booking five-night stays departing on 7 September 2012 can save ?140 per person. The five-star resorts has restaurants, nightclubs, shops, spas, entertainment, and even a luxury car dealership, should you be in sudden need of a new Ferrari or Maserati while on holiday. Prices start from just ?1,327 per person, based on two sharing, and include return flights from Heathrow, transfers and accommodation in a double deluxe room.
To book contact Holidays Please (0844 463 2799,

Save ?2,313 per couple when you stay in an ocean-view deluxe villa at Six Senses Con Dao, on the beautiful Vietnamese island of Con Son this November. Set within a national marine park, the golden beaches, coral reefs and forests teeming with life make this an idyllic destination for sun-seekers and wildlife enthusiasts alike. The waters surrounding the island are one of the few places in the world where you can catch a rare glimpse of a dugong, a large marine mammal related to the manatee. A nine-night stay starts from ?2,067 per person, based on two sharing on a bed-and-breakfast basis, and includes return flights from Gatwick with Vietnam Airlines.
To book contact Kuoni and quote reference number ‘IC074’ (01306 747008,

Get up close and personal with one of the Big Five at Sanctuary Baines’ Camp in Botswana. Stay three nights in one of the camp’s five luxurious suites in December and receive a complimentary ‘Living with the Elephants’ experience, where guests can interact with a group of orphaned elephants and walk with them through the Okavango Delta. Prices start from ?1,454 per person, with savings of ?534 per couple, based on two sharing a room; flights excluded. Bookings must be made before 31 August 2012 to qualify for this offer.
To book contact Sanctuary Retreats (020 7190 7728;

Calling all keen walkers! America’s Appalachian Trail runs through the mountain ranges of New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine and Massachusetts; and 10-day guided walks along it, departing on 15 September 2012, are currently being offered for almost 30% discount. Rates start from ?904 per person, a saving of ?255, and include nine nights’ camping (but bring your own sleeping bag!), all meals, private transfers and the services of a professional tour guide.
To book contact Grand American Adventures (08445 761406;

This September, Osaka hosts one of the biggest food events in Japan, the Cho Mampuku Teikoku Festival – literally translated as ‘Full-belly Heaven Festival’. On 1-2 September 2012, food lovers can sample local dishes from all over the country, such as noodle stir-fries, rice balls, and for the more adventurous, octopus dumplings. The prestigious St Regis Osaka is offering guests 30% off standard suite rates throughout September, where festival-goers can nurse their full bellies in comfort. Suites start from ?350, based on two sharing, and include daily breakfast and 24-hour butler service. Try a Bloody Mary with a Japanese twist at the hotel bar, flavoured with yuzu (a citrus fruit), wasabi and soy sauce.
To book contact St Regis Hotels (00 81 6 6258 3333;

Set on a shore of the Riviera Maya, Hotel Esencia is offering guests 50% off a week’s stay this September. Once the home of an Italian duchess, this wonderful beachfront villa on a private estate has since been transformed into a 30-room boutique retreat, with a spa offering organic treatments, and simple but stylish rooms, many with private plunge pools. The waters of the Yucatan Peninsula are excellent for diving and snorkelling, with clear water and abundant marine life. A seven-night stay starts from ?585 per person, room only, based on two sharing a garden room; flights excluded.
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Get the last of the summer sun on a trip to the West Country. In the north Devon countryside, elegant 10th-century house Pickwell Manor is offering two of its self-catering apartments at 30% off, on a week’s stay starting on 31 August 2012. Set within six acres of private grounds, the manor is a short, scenic walk from the sandy beaches of Putsborough and Woolacombe, and the charming village of Georgeham. Seven nights in Jubilee flat (sleeps six) starts from ?665 per week, while the larger Bliss (sleeps eight) starts from ?840 for seven nights.
To book contact Pickwell Manor (01271 890110;

All prices correct at time of publishing.
All offers subject to change and availability.

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