What to book:
For bookings made by May 14, long-haul specialist Trailfinders (020 7368 1200; trailfinders.com) is offering a discount of £160 per person on a seven-night half-board stay at the four-star Boutique Lakaz Chamarel. Prices start at £1,049 per person (with two nights free) including flights and private transfers. The resort is in the south west of the island, about an hour’s drive from the airport, and offers spa facilities together with cycling and walking. Kuoni (01306 744008; kuoni.co.uk) has a seven-night offer at the five-star Maradiva Villas Resort and Spa (above) where half-board prices start at £2,008 per person staying in a garden suite pool villa, departing December 6.