Late holidays are an excellent way to get more for your holiday money. If you are flexible enough and willing to wait just under eight weeks to book before departure then you can stumble on some good deals. Popularity comes and goes and there are always your mainstays (like the Costas in Spain), but it’s always interesting to see which destination are up-and-coming every year. Here are five of the top destinations featuring high temperatures at low prices in 2013.
Santorini is the picture postcard island with the bluest lagoon, white sugar cube houses and of course beautiful beaches. June through August is the peak holiday season but the hot weather continues once holidaymakers have left and late summer flights are available until the end of October. Temperatures towards the end of the summer months will still hover around the 66F to 70F mark so there’s plenty of sunshine to enjoy.
The Canary Islands
The Canaries boasts a mild, sunny climate all year round; temperatures will not usually dip below 60F even during winter. Islands such as Tenerife, Gran Canaria and Lanzarote are popular year round but if you wait until the quieter months such as September and October you can obtain some excellent low-cost accommodation. Once the busy school summer holiday period has finished, the hotels will start reducing their rates. If you like a relaxed atmosphere and quieter beaches then this is the time to visit.
The little island near the toe of Italy is one of the most popular late summer holiday destinations. Malta boasts temperatures of 70F even during October although rainfall levels are slightly higher during this period. Malta is hard to beat when it comes to accommodation prices; booking a five star luxury hotel during September and October will bring discounts of at least 50 per cent.
Dalaman Peninsula, Turkey
Pine clad mountains, turquoise bays and beautiful beaches are all waiting in the Dalaman Peninsula. This is a great destination for families, couples and groups of friends and the weather will not let you down as it stays above 70F until at least the end of October. Some excellent deals can be found in Dalaman even during the peak summer months if you book less than two months before departure.
Ibiza is the Mediterranean island that needs no introduction and it’s still one of the world’s most popular holiday destinations. This is one summer holiday destination that is hard to beat, whether you go for the famous nightclubs, the spectacular sunsets or the stunning beaches. August through October sees temperatures of 70F plus and great holiday deals can be found by choosing the late deals booking option.