Where are you going on holiday this year? Would you change your mind if you could have a holiday in the sun for around £100? Our site specialises in finding these really cheap holidays for you. If your flexible about where you go, what hotel you stay in and the dates of your holiday then we should be able to help you find that week in the sun that won’t blow the bank.
There aren’t many popular resorts that are out of reach when looking for a cheap holiday, whether you want to party with friends in Ibiza or have a relaxing beach holiday with family in Lanzarote.
Our first suggestion for finding a cheap holiday is to be flexible with dates. Holiday prices increase dramatically during school holidays as families with school children can’t go on holiday any other time. Going outside the school break can really cut down on your costs. If you have children this might be impossible, but check to see if your school has the standard holidays as some do try to make at least one slightly outside normal school holiday dates to allow parents cheap holidays.
Some resorts are still really warm at times of year you wouldn’t expect. The Canary Islands which including Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and several other popular destinations are warm all year round and can be a cheap getaway in the winter when most holidaymakers don’t think of going on holiday. The prices do go up a bit at Christmas and New Years though, so mid January to March or November and early December will be your best bets.
Sometimes hotels and airlines will have spare capacity and will offer up rooms and flights cheap at the very last minute. If you want to go abroad and don’t need to book time off in advance then start searching popular destinations on major travel operators and on travel price comparison sites now – you’ll probably find a steal of a deal.
Traditionally beach holidays were always done in packages, with the tour operator organising the flight, the hotel and often the meals too. This is sometimes still the cheapest option, but not always. Cheap flight operators like Ryanair and EasyJet sometimes do ridiculously cheap flights as a marketing ploy – sometimes as low a single penny each way, if you can find a cheap hotel at the destinations they offer then this can mean a seriously cheap holiday. Just be careful the airport they send you to is actually near your destination, as some of the airports are actually hundreds of miles away and require expensive coach or taxi hire to get there.
Consider also what type of accommodation you take. Hotels have been traditionally the mainstay for British holidaymakers, while villas were considered the expensive option. Today villas often can compete or beat hotels in price and offer an ability to save money by cooking for yourself. There’s also other options such as Bed and Breakfast houses and even hostels with private rooms if you’re really looking to keep the cost low. Take a look at our pages on different resorts for more specific suggestions, or start searching for your very cheap holiday now.