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Last-Minute Inspiration: Where to Go Now

Jet setting across the world at the drop of a hat may seem like a daunting prospect at first, until an offer appears -- like this 5-star week in Mauritius for £800 less than usual during May, Lonely Planet’s recommended time for visiting. Direct British Airways flights means minimal time spent getting there, with departures every Tuesday and Thursday adding a fair amount of flexibility to this late deal. Add to that half-board accommodation and the option to buy return transfers for a complete no-fuss experience and suddenly, a last-minute jaunt to this tropical destination doesn’t seem like a bad idea at all.

However, for those looking slightly closer to home, why not consider Sardinia? Unspoilt villages, swanky harbours and forest-fringed beaches mean that this Italian island isn't usually a cheap destination. However, book within four weeks and save 45% on regular rates with this all-inclusive beach week at a 4-star hotel. Those with families will be pleased to hear that this holiday departs over the bank holiday and half term, with reduced child rates also available.  

If you’re looking for a getaway but can’t get time off work, a break in the UK is a viable option. A 2-night stay in the Lake District, with daily breakfast, dinner, tea and biscuits on arrival and wine tasting, makes for a romantic package, plus it’s valid over the weekend.

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Deal Expert, London
Monday, 13 May 2013
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Laura Summers