Hot deals for winter sun as prices plunge

Sunday Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - Travel - BY NIGEL THOMP­SON trav­el­su­per­mar­

Look­ing to es­cape the Bri­tish winter for some for­eign sun – and bag a bar­gain too? We asked hol­i­day price com­par­i­son site Trav­el­Su­per­mar­ket for the best deals, and they reckon you can save up to 48 per cent year-on-year.

Check these rates for their five most searched-for winter sun deals.

1. Or­lando, Florida (ex­pect 210C) – price drop: Up to 40 per cent. The na­tion’s favourite for a winter week with the world’s best theme parks and more. The deal: Manch­ester has the best rates, with seven nights from £341pp, trav­el­ling Jan­uary 18 and stay­ing at the three-star Ser­alago Ho­tel & Suites Main Gate East in Kis­sim­mee, room-only.

2. Tener­ife (ex­pect 190C) – price drop: Up to 30 per cent. A 12,000ft vol­cano to go up, no jet­lag and one of the best wa­ter parks around. What more could you want?

The deal: Leave Stansted on Jan­uary 30 for a week self-cater­ing at the three-star Apar­ta­men­tos Estrella del Norte in Santa Cruz. From £141pp.

3. Cancun (ex­pect 230C) – price drop: Up to 29 per cent. A gor­geous 13-mile beach and some leg­endary nightlife awaits – while the mys­te­ri­ous Mayan ru­ins at Chichén Itzá and Tu­lum are un­miss­able.

The deal: Fly from Birm­ing­ham on Jan­uary 8 for 14 nights, room-only, at the four-star Am­biance Suites Cancun. From £615pp.

4. The Mal­dives (ex­pect 280C) – price drop: Up to 48 per cent. Oh-soIn­sta­grammable idyl­lic In­dian Ocean is­lands beckon. If you’re go­ing room-only or B&B, make sure your is­land of­fers a choice of places to eat out. Gan in Addu Atoll ticks that box.

The deal: Get 14 nights’ B&B at the three-star Rev­er­ies Div­ing Vil­lage on Gan from £880pp. Fly from Manch­ester on Fe­bru­ary 13.

5. Bar­ba­dos (ex­pect 260C) – price drop: Up to 28 per cent. A celebrity hotspot, but one where you don’t need an A-lister’s bank ac­count. Oistins has value eats and the is­land buses are fun and cheap. Watch the surfers at Bathsheba and try rum at Mount Gay. The deal: Fly from Manch­ester or Gatwick on De­cem­ber 7 and stay for 10 nights, room-only, at the two-star Sun­bay Ho­tel in Maxwell. From £518pp.

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