Quick, there’s still time to catch some late-summer sun! Choose from a rural idyll in Andalucia or a cool oasis of calm in central Marrakech, or throw caution to the wind and hop on a direct flight to the paradise island of St Lucia – irresistible!
No need to thank us; all you have to do is book*. Secure your accommodation through i-escape, then follow our recommendations for travel, and voila! It’s time to start packing.
Finca Naranja, Andalucia – £392.11 per person (4 nights, 13-17 September)
Some of Andalucia’s best scenery sits in the Malaga province; simply head inland to find charming white-washed villages and ruined Moorish castles nestling against a backdrop of dark, olive- or pine-clad mountains.
Stay: at bucolic Finca Naranja, where you can lounge by the pool amid 6 hectares of olive trees and fruit orchards. With the current 25% discount, a 4-night stay in the Deluxe Suite comes to just £201 per person.
Fly: from London Stansted to Malaga with Ryanair for £191 per person, departing Sunday 13 September and returning Thursday 17 September.
From the airport: Car hire through Rhino starts from just £10.22.
Total cost: £392.11 per person, including taxes.
Villa des Orangers, Marrakech – £682 per person (5 nights, 9-14 September)
September is a great time to visit Marrakech: the scorching summer temperatures are starting to fall but hotel prices are yet to rise for the autumn high season, meaning even the most reluctant souk haggler can bag a bargain.
Stay: at Villa des Orangers, whose shimmering swimming pool and restorative spa offer a refreshing respite from the buzzing city streets. Their impressive 30% summer discount makes a 5-night stay in a spacious (and air-conditioned) Deluxe Room just £469 person.
Fly: from London Stansted to Marrakech with Ryanair for £213 per person, departing Wednesday 9 September and returning Monday 14 September.
From the airport: Rates include a transfer from Marrakech Menara airport in an air-conditioned vehicle.
Total cost: £682 per person, including taxes.
Ti Kaye, St Lucia – £1,092.50 per person (7 nights, 14-21 September)
Famed for its lush scenery, golden sands and spectacular mountains, St Lucia is a haven for beach bums and adrenaline junkies alike. Whatever your holiday style, you’ll find a relaxed, informal welcome to wash away the weariness of life back home.
Stay: at the secluded Ti Kaye resort, where the atmosphere is refreshingly personal (Ti Kaye means ‘little house’ in Creole) and the ocean views are unrivalled. Book the special ‘10% discount (3+ nights)’ rate and get a 7-night stay in an Ocean View King Room for £533.50 per person.
Fly: direct from London Gatwick to St Lucia Hewanorra with British Airways for £509 per person, departing Monday 14 September and returning Monday 21 September.
From the airport: Ti Kaye offers return transfers for approximately £100 (request when booking).
Total cost: £1,092.50 per person, including taxes.
*Please note that only the accommodation may be booked through i-escape.com. The information on travel is provided as a service to you, and must be booked through other websites, as indicated. All prices and availability are correct at the time of publishing. The per person prices are based on 2 people in a double/twin room or an apartment for 2. Published on 26 August 2015.