You would think with the number of holiday we see that we would get sick of the sight of sun-kissed beaches, boutique hotels and the thought of lying by the pool for a week. But this week has certainly proved we’re just as passionate as ever, with the Pick of the Real Deals very hotly contested.
And even though it’s my choice this week, Alice can’t help herself and is crying for me to pick this indulgent boutique holiday in Crete from £1569 per person. Now we know it’s a lot. But as we check all our deals you know you’ll be getting a great price and plenty of extras!
But I’ve always thought there’s something effortlessly glamorous about the Italian Lakes. Maybe it’s because they are so close to the fashion centre of Milan. Or because they have been a favourite haunt for artists and celebrities for decades.
All I know is that I need to get myself there pronto, and this deal from Voyager Travel Direct is the way to do it. Prices here are for the peak of the season – right in the school summer holiday!
You get seven nights half board at the new and very stylish four-star Aqualux, plus flights from £699 per person. The hotel has amazing eco credentials, which I love, as well as a spa, pool and even a water park – great for kids young and old.
It’s just a short walk from Bardolino on Lake Garda, so you can enjoy lunches looking out over the waters, a little lake bathing to build up an appetite, or just get stuck into the ice cream. The area is famous for this cold treat, so spoil yourself!