Top 6 last-minute summer holidays and early bird deals for 2022 – Which? News

Summer isn’t over yet. If you’re still dreaming of lounging under Caribbean palm trees, bathing in Greek lagoons or dining alfresco on a balmy Balearic night, fear not.  Not only are there trips still available but if you book now you could make a significant saving.

However, if Covid-related disruption has scuppered your enthusiasm for travel this year, it’s not too early to plan your 2022 break either. Recent Which? price research suggests the cheapest time to book a flight is a year before travel. Provided you choose a package with a decent holiday company that has a flexible booking policy, you may find some early bird deals worth considering.

To take the stress out of organising a trip, experts at Which? have hand-picked fantastic value holidays from companies with the best flexible booking policies.

How have we decided these deals offer good value? We’ve checked similar packages at the same time in the same location and we’ve analysed flight and hotel bookings ourselves to compare the pricing. We’ve also test booked and assessed reviews of each and every property to make sure these deals really stack up. All prices are per person and based on two people sharing.

To snatch some late summer sunshine, we’ve found an adults-only Mallorcan escape in early September or you can enjoy a free upgrade at an indulgent foodie hideaway in Grenada. Why not spend the August bank holiday jetting off for beachside luxury in St Lucia or a half-price trip to Tenerife? And for your 2022 spring break you can head to a Miami-style resort in the Algarve or a book your spot at a Cretan resort with a private beach.

Read on for our top picks


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Seven nights in the Algarve at a 4-star hotel – £374

Thinking about taking a spring break? Save 20% on seven nights in a pool view room at the 4-star Pestana Alvor South Beach Hotel in 2022 with this deal from easyJet Holidays. With daily breakfast included, checked bags, transfers and flights from London Gatwick on 2 April 2022, you’ll have nothing left to do but sit back and relax.

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Adults- only week in a Majorca boutique -£453

Take a deluxe break to the Balearics at the newly renovated 4-star MIM Mallorca, set between two of the best beaches on the island. The price includes daily breakfast, coach transfers, checked baggage and return flights from London Stansted on 11 or 12 Oct, or on 13 Sep 2021 for an extra £38pp.

Book with Jet2 Holidays

One week in a Tenerife beach resort -£485

There’s no shortage of offers to the Canaries at the moment but this week-long deal to the south of Tenerife combines an excellent adult-only Riu Arecas resort, half board (daily breakfast and dinner), checked baggage and transfers. Travel on 30 August 2021 from London Gatwick, or later in September 2021 for an extra £45pp.

Book with Tui

Seven nights in St Lucia at a 4-star hotel – £811

Fancy a Caribbean escape? This one to St Lucia is one of the best we’ve found. You’ll stay at the deluxe 4-star Harbor Club in Rodney Bay for seven nights with daily breakfast, checked baggage and transfers. Travel on 27 August from London Gatwick and you’ll be away for bank holiday.

Book with First Choice

Seven nights in private Crete resort – £1,073

Here’s something to look forward to next year. This deal at the 5-star Nicolas Bay Resort in Eastern Crete includes half board (daily breakfast and dinner), a sea view room, and private transfers. Book to travel from London on 6 May 2022 and you’ll be walking along the private beach in no time.

Book with easyJet Holidays

Luxury week in Grenada – £1,999

A free upgrade to half board, transfers and a stay at the best hotel in the area – there’s a lot to like about this deal to the 5-star Calabash Boutique Hotel by Relais & Chauteux in Grenada. Previous guests praise the peaceful setting and mouth-watering food. Travel on 15 or 18 Sep 2021 from London including checked baggage.

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All of the holiday companies featured in our deals are rated highly by Which? For the flexibility of their booking terms. They will offer full refunds or fee-free amendments if your trip is disrupted by lockdowns, changing traffic lights or NHS test and trace telling you to self isolate.

We are not able to show every possible retailer and cheaper prices may be available. Prices are per person based on two people sharing and were correct as of 12 August 2021.


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