Ready, steady, summer! Dust off your flip-flops and grab the SPF15: we’ve found some super-easy, sun-drenched getaways to slot into your June schedule.
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.
Monte da Fornalha, Portugal – £305.30 per person (7 nights, 17-24 June)
Despite being one of the biggest and loveliest regions in Portugal, the Alentejo remains blissfully undiscovered to all but the Portuguese and is miraculously untouched. If you want to know what Tuscany or Provence looked like before the tourists invaded, come here.
Stay: at Monte da Fornalha, a 200-year-old farmhouse surrounded by vines and olive groves, with gorgeous gardens and an elegant pool. We’re offering 25% off stays of 3+ nights, making a 7-night break in a Double / Twin room just £186 per person.
Fly: from London Stansted to Lisbon with Ryanair for £93 per person, departing Wednesday 17 June and returning Wednesday 24 June.
From the Airport: We recommend hiring a car to get to the hotel and explore the area. Car hire through Rhino starts from £52.61.
Ca Na Xini, Menorca – £589.50 per person (7 nights, 2-9 June)
Criss-crossed with walking trails and dotted with quiet little villages serving up tasty tapas, Menorca’s rural landscape is known for offering pure relaxation. Best of all, its coastline is littered with stunning beaches, from tiny sheltered coves to sprawling surfer-friendly sands.
Stay: at award-winning, modernist agroturismo Ca Na Xini, where outstanding wines and cutting-edge design go hand in hand. We’re offering an exclusive 10% discount for stays of 5+ nights, making 7 nights in a Standard Room just £469.50 per person.
Fly: from London Luton to Mahon with easyJet for £104 per person, departing Tuesday 2 June and returning Tuesday 9 June.
From the Airport: You’ll need a car to make the most of the area, particularly as you’ll have to drive out for dinner most evenings. Car hire through Rhino starts from £32.
Gajah Mina Beach Resort, Bali – £1,356.50 per person (10 nights, 4-14 June)
In Bali you will find a splash of colour and a piece of heaven. The south of the island centres around Denpasar, the party heart of Bali; expect top eats and hip nightlife, hill-top temples, and a sprawl of white-sand beaches with world-class surfing.
Stay: at secluded Gajah Mina Beach Resort on Bali’s dramatic southwest coast. Take advantage of their 5-nights-for-4 offer and get a 10-night B&B stay in a Honeymoon Suite for £804.50 per person.
Fly: from London Heathrow to Bali Denpasar (via Amsterdam) with KLM for £527 per person, departing Wednesday 3 June (overnight flight arriving Thursday 4 June) and returning Sunday 14 June (overnight flight arriving Monday 15 June).
From the Airport: the hotel offers airport transfers for approximately £25 one-way.
Total cost: £1,356.50 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 27 May 2015.