This weeks best travel deals

This weeks best travel deals

Summer is almost over and – with back-to-work blues looming – it’s definitely time to start planning your next holiday. These deals are sure to have you heading out for some more fun in the sun…

Luxury in the Maldives

The Maldives never fails to disappoint us and – having been voted as the third most popular island destination in our Readers’ Travel Awards this year – we think you agree. Book the stunning Huvafen Fushi through ITC Classics (itself a runner-up in the Tour Operators’ category to get a ‘buy-one-get-one-free’ on adult return World Traveller Plus British Airways flights, plus seven nights in a beach bungalow – complete with a plunge pool – breakfast and speedboat transfers. The deal costs from ?2,355 per person and is valid from 15 September to 19 December 2010. For more information see

Beachlife in Tanzania

Tour operators Expert Africa has just launched an offer for the luxurious beach retreat of Ras Kutani in Tanzania – perfect for those wanting an unforgettable and unique getaway this autumn. Ras Kutani is located on a long stretch of unspoilt beach and a fresh water lagoon, and is a relaxing hideaway for those seeking solace, luxury and Tanzanian charm. Each of the nine en-suite beach and lagoon cottages boast eight-foot wide beds, large verandas with hammocks and breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean. Complimentary snorkelling equipment, kayaks and boogie boards are available for those that wish to venture from their hammock or beach bed. The offer, which starts from ?1,891 per person, is for seven-night stays and is valid on bookings made within 10 days of departure in September and October. It includes flights from Heathrow with British Airways, internal flight transfers and accommodation in a beach or lagoon cottage on a full-board basis. For more information 020 8232 9777;

A Formula 1 weekend in Singapore

Luxury hotel the Fullerton Hotel in Singapore is offering a Formula 1 package on 26-27 September. As the hotel is located on the hairpin turn of the Grand Prix race track – with great views of all the action – this is the perfect treat for guests who want to soak up the Formula 1 atmosphere in style. Rates include American buffet breakfast at Town Restaurant and access to viewing gallery for two persons. Prices start from ?568 per room per night. For more information see

A rural retreat in England

Rural Retreats is offering 20 per cent off seven-night stays at the tranquil Glen Elm Farmhouse in Cornwall – from ?148 per night per person. Situated on the edge of Gooseham, the house is 30-minute walk from the beautiful Cornish coastline. A spacious farmhouse, it has been expertly renovated to conserve its authenticity and 200-year-old features. Close by are many of Cornwall’s not-to-be-missed hotspots – the St Ives Tate gallery, the Eden Project and wealth of celebrity restuarants. Valid for bookings from now until 30 September, the offer is based on eight guests sharing. For more information see

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