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Okay so this one went slightly over the £250 budget but with such terrible weather in the UK, it a sunny holiday was desperately needed.
Check out this deal with easyJet Holidays for seven nights. I've tried to add up all the extras for you so you don't come across any hidden charges that are often found.
A bright and early start is required with this one as the flight out from Luton was at 6am which isn't surprising since most cheap flights are when people don't want to go but when you arrive into Palma at 9:30am, you will have the whole day to enjoy the sunshine. Did you know that Majorca receives on average 2796 hours of sunshine a year which works out to 7 hours and forty five minutes of sunshine each day!
Trains don't run early enough to get you to the airport in time so that's where the easyBus comes in. Clean, comfortable and most importantly, it runs all night so for the early departures it's a bit of a godsend. Prices for the journey in the small hours can rack up but best book early anyway. A return journey for these particular flights cost £15 per person, although prices do start from £4 for a return from Marble Arch station up to Luton airport.
Being a smaller airport as well, Luton can offer fewer queues for the runway and in turn, on average fewer delays than that of Gatwick or Heathrow. Low-cost and charter flights, however, are the main culprits of the travel delay so do bear this in mind.
Now if you are good at planning or a seasoned traveller, hopefully you will have travel insurance sorted, if not, we found that insureandgo was a great place to pick up quality insurance on the cheap.
If you are able to pay by debit card, you'll save yourself a few quid, not much but in the grand scheme of things, it all adds up. A total of £354 for two people for a week in Majorca in a self-catering studio including return airport transfers both in the UK and abroad, as well as one piece of luggage.
Two hours and 25 minutes later and you are in the warmth of the Mediterranean. You'll fly into Palma, but the three-star Ola Apartamentos Es Ravells D'Or that we've chosen is in Cala D'Or on the eastern part of the island. It's a lively place and quite touristy but it does mean you have various restaurants and bars available for you when you want to venture out.
Staying in a studio apartment on a self-catering basis, I personally hate all the hidden extras you end up spending on holidays so I've tried adding in as much as possible. As food isn't included, you'll be pleased to hear that there is a supermarket just down the road and so you can stock up on all the essentials and with a number of restaurants and cafes in the area, you'll be fine for dining options.
The hotel also has a restaurant in case you don't fancy venturing out one night. Of course, to keep it really cheap, you can make full use of the small kitchenette in your apartment. Be sure to stock up on water as it's cheaper at the supermarket than at the hotel, but the hotel isn't keen on you bringing your own food and drink into the pool area. The hotel also organises entertainment every night which goes on until 12pm.
For beach goers, the nearest beach is Cala Gran and it's just a few minutes walk away. It's a lovely sandy beach in a sheltered bay, however, it can get quite busy as Cala D'Or has quite a rocky coast so there aren't too many beaches to visit. If you fancy splashing the cash for the day, you could always hire a car and take a drive around this picturesque island to one of the other beaches on offer.
The flight time home is at 10am so you'll be looking at a 6:30am transfer pick-up time from the hotel.
Return coach to Luton airport - £15 per person Flights with easyJet - £68 per person Luggage - £30 per piece (£15 per person when sharing one bag) Return transfers in Majorca - £15 per person with Resorthoppa
Seven nights in a studio on a room only basis in October at the three star Ola Apartamentos Es Ravells D'Or - £128 with hotelbooking.com (£64 per person)
Food and drink - whatever you think you might spend buy we would estimate in the region of about £100-£120 per person. This is if you eat out every lunch and dinner and it's more than possible to cut this down if you make your own food.
Total - £277 per person including food
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