As the last rays of our European summer hint at the shorter days and colder nights of Autumn to come, we at ITC are reminded of the positive effect impulsive last minute luxury holidays can have on our sun depleted disposition.
By booking a holiday so close to departure you benefit from a number of factors including added extras that our Travel Specialists source from our luxury hotel partners especially for you, as well as offers such as free nights and discounted food and drink, all of which means you can travel in luxury for less when booking last minute.
At this time of year there are a variety of locations ideal for travellers to experience five star luxury in a warm and sun-soaked climate; including some our own personal favourites such as Barbados and Antigua in the Caribbean, as well as Tenerife in Europe and for utmost luxury, the Maldives and Mauritius in the Indian Ocean.
We currently have some fantastic offers for a last minute luxury holiday to The Fairmont Royal Pavilion in Barbados and Blue Waters in Antigua with savings up to £440 per person and prices starting from £1,675 per person for 7 nights. Both Barbados and Antigua offer traditional Caribbean charm and both properties provide an elegant and sophisticated environment in which to enjoy the perfect sandy beaches, warm azure waters and impeccable service for which they are renowned.
The Middle East and North Africa both provide year round warmth and sun ideal for travellers looking to enjoy a luxury holiday in late summer and early autumn, and Tunisia and Dubai are two of the best luxury destinations in their respective regions. We have two fantastic last minute offers to The Residence Tunis with two free nights and 30% off room rates and The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Dubai providing a £275 per person saving on a seven night stay.
The Indian Ocean hosts some of the world's most opulent and luxurious resorts in the world which take advantage of the area's natural beauty, characterised by views of picturesque coral atolls, crystal blue waters and miles of white sand. Paradise on earth can be experienced at both One&Only Reethi Rah, Maldives and The Oberoi Mauritius which have savings of up to £2,225 per person for a last minute seven night stay.
Although most of Europe will be edging its way towards Autumn and the drop in temperatures associated with the shift in seasons, there is one part of Europe that provides travellers with year round summer temperatures, and that's the Canary Islands and in particular Tenerife. The adults-only luxury resort of RedLevel at Gran Meliá Palacio de Isora in Tenerife is located near the island's iconic volcano Mount Teide and is ideal for a relaxing and peaceful break plus with prices starting from £1,395 per person for seven nights it would make an ideal last minute escape.