... Lake Cottage Holidays has nearly 400 self-catering Lake District cottages on offer, ranging from the most basic to the luxurious; book with them now and get 25 off your stay.
Are you feeling in need of a little TLC? Scrap the idea of a trip abroad and head straight to a luxury UK spa hotel for a weekend of absolute pampering; soak in a Japanese-inspired hot tub, followed by a casual stint in a herbal steam room and a toxin-reducing sauna. If your budget is a little stretched, see if the hotel offers a one day pass to the facilities so you can relax without breaking the bank. Apex Dundee City Quay Hotel and Spa offers the full works for just 25 per person, or you could save 25% on a three night break.
... Holidays might be cheapest during low season but there is often good reason for this (usually poor weather!), so compromise and book your honeymoon during shoulder season instead. Shoulder season falls at the start and finish of the high season, but costs are usually lower than at peak times. When booking your honeymoon, avoid school holidays but keep as close to high season as you can.
5) Time it right
When it comes to booking your honeymoon, timing is absolutely crucial. You can save money on flights by booking in advance and for midweek. However, tour operators and travel agents often slash prices around a month before departure, so if you don't book early then consider leaving it until the last minute; there may be less choice but you will have a better chance of grabbing a bargain.
... 20 off Holiday BookingsEasyJet Holidays is offering 20 off holiday bookings this summer, including seven nights in the cosmopolitan city of Lisbon in Portugal. Deal: 20 off holiday bookingsWhere: Numerous locations including PortugalT&Cs: Minimum of 7 nights and 2 adults Recommendation: Filled with white limestone buildings, rich arts scene and a buzzing nightlife, Portugal's capital city is not only a hub for trendy holidaymakers but also incredibly affordable. Two adults could stay for seven nights in Lisbon in June for as little as 309- including flights- using EasyJet's latest discount code. Bathed in sunlight for the majority of the year, Lisbon really comes alive in the summer, when you could head out of the city for a day on the beach or simply sip cocktails in the city centre.
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Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge whipped up a media storm at the weekend when they jetted off for a second honeymoon in the Maldives, leaving baby George behind with the Nanny.
Wills and Kate are said to be staying in a 5* private resort, setting them back an estimated $10,000. Holidays to the Maldives really are the ultimate in luxury, with stunning white-sand beaches, private pools and THOSE beach huts which look right out onto the crystal clear sea.
Sadly, not all of us can afford to indulge our beach hut fantasy in the Indian Ocean, with even the very cheapest holidays to the Maldives starting at £1,500 per person. But that doesn't mean you have to give up on your dream yet- we've ferretted out 4 alternative destinations where you can enjoy your own personal hut in the sun at a fraction of the cost of the Maldives. Happy holidays!
And how to do it on a budget from a man that knows.
If you're young, single and working in a half-decent job, then it's your duty to see the world and all it has to offer. Well, that's the way I've looked at it over the last few years. As friends have been cast to one side – through marriage, fatherhood or even both – my single mates and I have made it our mission to adopt a budget GQ (some would say Loaded) approach to seeing the world. Forget the Balearics, Greece or mainland Spain; further afield there's more on offer at a fraction of the price.