Monday, 12 July 2010

Sunday Times "Summer Holidays - What's Left?"

"Where does the time go? One minute it’s March; the next it’s the middle of July, the nights are drawing in and you still haven’t booked the family holiday. You’re not the only one — ash clouds, airline strikes, the rampant euro and the World Cup meant that few of us took advantage of early-booking deals, preferring to wait until the very last minute.

Whatever reason you may have for not sorting out your summer holiday, you’d better do so now!

If you must be beside the seaside, our top tip is Sardinia, where a price war has broken out between two family resorts, Forte Village and Chia Laguna, due in no small part to a shortage of summering Russians:

Book before 31st July 2010 for travel before 6th August or between 21st August & 30th September and receive a 10% Discount on Family Rooms (saving up to £119.00 per person!). Prices from £410pp for 7 nights half board based on 4 sharing a Family Cottage Classic.

The rival Forte Village has an even better offer: travel before July 31 and kids go free, saving up to £2,177. Adult prices, coincidentally, start at £2,177pp, half-board.

Both deals can be booked through Just Sardinia (01202 484858, and exclude travel. Midweek flights start at £170 with EasyJet ("

Excerpt from The Sunday Times article 11th July 2010 by Chris Haslam:
(NB: The Times online newspapers are now by subscripton only - first month £1 for 30 days)

Cala di Falco Villas Cannigione, north east Sardinia
The attractive terraced Cala di Falco Villas are ideally situated 500 metres from the town, port and beach of Cannigione, a popular holiday resort on the north east coast of Sardinia, close to the Costa Smeralda. Most of the villas enjoy wonderful sea views and are situated opposite the beach and short walk to town and port of Cannigione.. They benefit from the use of the facilities at Resort Cala di Falco including pool, tennis court, children's clubs, bar and restaurants.
Offer: 3 bedroom Villa's (sleeping 6/7) from £2199 for 7 nights in August and late deals in July from £2599(saving £300).
Flights from Gatwick to Olbia with

Hotel Rocce Sarde, San Pantaleo, north east Sardinia
The 4 star Rocce Sarde is in a wonderful quiet location close to the Costa Smeralda, with stunning views of the Cala di Volpe bay, just 20km from Olbia in the beautiful north east of Sardinia.
Offer: Travel between 10th July & 21st August for a 25% Discount on the accommodation price (saving up to £202pp!)
Prices from £505pp for 7 nights half board on the 27th July. Flights on Tuesday 27th July for 7 nights with easyJet cost £227pp.

For more details, personal recommendations and to book your holiday to Sardinia call Just Sardinia 01202 484858 or visit and book online at