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Bargain breaks for May half term
  • Check out these money-saving deals - there's still time to book an escape.

  • Travelzest's VFB Holidays at  is offering 30 per cent savings on a handful of villas still available this half term. For example, Villa Altana (sleeps six), a super-stylish property with private pool, south-facing garden and stunning modern interior nestled in the small hamlet of Precojo in southern Corsica, now costs £1,616 total per week per property (was £2,309) departing 29th May. That's £269 per person based on six sharing. The price excludes flights.

  • Simply Sweden is offering £680 off a seven-night island hopping family holiday through the Bohuslän Archipelago, in West Sweden, departing 28 May. Stay at the Handelmans Flink hotel and explore the wonderfully remote Weather islands and the Koster islands, set in Kosterhavet, Sweden's first marine national park. Combine this with a stay in the buzzing city of Gothenburg. The price, including return flights from London Heathrow to Gothenburg, two nights' B&B at the Park Avenue in Gothenburg, five nights' B&B at Handelmans Flink hotel, boat transfers to Bohuslän islands and car hire, is £988pp (£3950 total – was £4630, saving £680) for a family of four. Visit simplysweden.co.uk or for further information about West Sweden, visit westsweden.com

  • Whisk your teens away on a fully crewed luxury sailing holiday to some of the French Riviera’s most glamorous ports and pretty coves while learning some useful sailing skills. Essential Sailing is offering a week’s hire of the entire (fully-crewed) Beneteau Oceanis 50 yacht for £832.50 per person (based on six sharing) – a saving of £462 pp – with chauffeur-driven transfers, half-board, two dinners and drinks. Flights extra. Departs 28 May.

  • Save £300 for a family of four on a week's stay at the Diana Apartments on the Greek island of Lefkas. Surrounded by beautiful gardens and with panoramic views of the countryside and the sea, the Diana Apartments offer tired families a sanctuary for a peaceful and relaxing May half-term getaway. The apartments have access to a swimming pool with the nearest beach just a short walk away. Price: £535 per person (A discount of £75 per person, based on four sharing) including flights from Gatwick, transfers and self-catering accommodation. Departs 29 May. Book with sunvil.co.uk

  • Hawkrigg House is the archetypal Lake District holiday cottage: a farmhouse in the sleepy village of Satterthwaite, close to Grizedale Forest. There are miles of footpaths in the locality, bike hire nearby, and the 'bright lights' of Coniston and Ambleside a short drive away.
    Three bedrooms provide flexible accommodation for up to seven and is perfect for a sprawling family. There's a saving of £160 on a week's rental starting 28 May, down to £970. A well- behaved pet is welcome. Book with Cumbrian Cottages

  • Anahita is a five-star family-friendly beach resort with great facilities for children including the OurSpace children's club (aged eight months to 13 years). Children can enjoy action-packed days filled with activities including kayaking, tennis lessons, trips to lle Aux Cerf, snorkelling, glass bottom boat trips and much more. Travel over May half term and save up to £1,150 per family and enjoy two complimentary nights, complimentary OurSpace children's club fand upgrade from a one-bedroom to a two-bedroom Residence. Scott Dunn offers seven nights at Anahita from £1,750 per adult and £815 per child based on a family of four staying in a two-bedroom Residence on a bed and breakfast basis, return BA flights and transfers - saving £1,150 per family.

  • Set on a hill above Portree, Torvaig Cottage on the On the Isle of Skye is a superbly renovated stone farmhouse sleeping five. With high ceilings and spacious rooms, this welcoming Scottish holiday home boasts wood panelling, deep windowsills and a large, enclosed garden where kids can let off steam. The island offers a host of outdoor adventure from boat trips to wildlife encounters with anything from sea eagles to seal spotting possible. A week's rental starting 28 May was £740, but now costs £630 with Scottish Cottages

  • Olympic Holidays is offering reductions over May Half Term at the five-star Le Meridien Limassol Spa and Resort on Cyprus. A family of two adults and two children under 12 years, sharing a spacious family room, now pay £3,288 for a seven-night holiday, including return flights from Gatwick on 29 May, transfers to and from the hotel and half board throughout the holiday, representing. The hotel occupies over 100,000 square yards of beautifully landscaped gardens that lead down to the sandy beach with four outdoor pools, football, tennis, badminton, archery and more make Le Meridien Limassol Spa and Resort perfect for active families. There's also a PADI diving centre and other water-sports available on the beach. The hotel's children's club is free for three to 12 year olds, who can enjoy supervised play within, mini-football, their own pool and a bouncy castle are just some of the activities available. Available with OlympicHolidays.com

  • Shorefield Holidays has announced a 30% discount on self catering brochure prices at all five holiday parks for half term. Prices start from £350 for 7 nights (just £12.50 per person based on a family of 4 sharing) in a four-berth Wimborne Caravan at Oakdene Forest Park, St Leonard's, Ringwood in Hampshire. Set in 55 acres of landscaped gardens, Oakdene is in striking distance of the New Forest and Bournemouth's sandy beaches. Facilities include a heated indoor (with flume) and outdoor pool, dedicated toddlers' pools, fully equipped gym. Activities include cycling, football, table tennis, pool and crazy golf. In addition to one-week holidays, Shorefield Holidays also offers three- (Friday to Sunday) and our-night (Monday to Thursday) self-catering break from £245 (under £16 per person). www.shorefield.co.uk

  • Mazagan Beach Resort, Morocco is offering savings of £230 per adult and £390 per child for May half term. Set in a wonderful coastal location near the fortified city of El Jadida, Mazagan Beach Resort is a luxury family property spread out across a vast beach and beautiful grounds. Featuring an array of activities for all the family including a Gary Player designed 18-hole links golf course, spa, and children's club for children aged from three months to 18 years.
    Scott Dunn offers seven nights from £730 per adult and £450 per child based on a family of four staying in two interconnecting King rooms including breakfast, private transfers and flights.