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12 of the best luxury travel deals to book this weekend

Francesca Syz
·6-min read
Six Senses Laamu in the Maldives
Six Senses Laamu in the Maldives

Some of you may be considering booking a holiday this weekend. So we thought we’d highlight a few notably good savings only available for the next few days. We found a good number in the Maldives and a smattering of others in a handful of other gorgeous locations around the world.

40-50% off: Mr & Mrs Smith and Six Senses 

Six Senses Zil Pasyon in the Seychelles
Six Senses Zil Pasyon in the Seychelles

Mr & Mrs Smith is currently offering savings of at least 40% on some of the best hotels and resorts in the Six Senses collection, from the Seychelles to Oman, with the best deal – 50% off – at the heavenly Six Senses Laamu in the Maldives, which is home to a pioneering marine conservation initiative.

So with the saving, seven nights will cost from £3,867 per room, based on two sharing, down from £7,734. Bookings must be made by 1 December, for stays any time before 21 December 2021 and flights are not included. Likewise, as part of the same offer, you can get 40% off stays at Six Senses Zil Pasyon in the Seychelles, which brings the price of a week’s accommodation for two down to £7,640, saving £727 per night.

50% off: The Residence Maldives at Dhigurah

The Residence Maldives at Dhigurah
The Residence Maldives at Dhigurah

Sitting in barefoot luxury splendor in the Gaafu Alifu atoll, The Residence Maldives at Dhigurah is offering 50% off the best available rate  on direct bookings made between now and 4 December for stays until 31 December 2021. So with the saving, you will be able to book a sunrise/sunset beach pool villa from £446 per night, including complimentary domestic flights and speedboat transfers, room upgrade and an all-inclusive meal plan. 

50% off: Constance Moofush, Maldives, with Turquoise Holidays

A water villa at Constance Moofushi
A water villa at Constance Moofushi

Turquoise Holidays is offering a saving of 50% on stays at Constance Moofushi in the Maldives, when going any time in 2021 and booking by 5pm on Monday (30 November).

So a seven-night stay in a beach or water villa will now cost from £2,499 per person, based on two sharing, including international flights with Qatar Airways and seaplane transfers, which works out as a saving of £3,458 between two of you.

40% off: Como Cocoa Island, Maldives, with Abercrombie & Kent

Jetty at COMO Cocoa Island in the Maldives
Jetty at COMO Cocoa Island in the Maldives

Abercrombie & Kent has two really strong offers in the Maldives available when you book this weekend. At Como Cocoa Island, there’s a saving of 40% to be had when booking a Christmas trip between 20 December and 10 January. With the discount, a seven-night stay in a Beach Suite costs from £6,872 per person, based on two adults sharing, including flights, which is a saving of up to £3,914 per person.

43% off: Huvafen Fushi, Maldives, with Abercrombie & Kent

Huvafen Fushi from above
Huvafen Fushi from above

Over at Huvafen Fushi, A&K is offering a saving of 43% on stays between now and 30 April 2021 (blackout dates apply). With the saving, a seven-night stay in an Ocean View Pool Villa will cost from £3,730 per person, based on two adults sharing (excluding flights), so you’re saving up to £2,825 per person.

50% off: Constance Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius, with British Airways Holidays

The pool at Constance Belle Mare Place in Mauritius
The pool at Constance Belle Mare Place in Mauritius

British Airways Holiday is offering 50% off seven-night stays at Constance Belle Mare Plage in Mauritius on selected dates in June 2021. You must book before midnight on Tuesday (1 November) to get the saving, which will bring the cost per person, including World Traveller flights, down to £1,079 per person.

50% off: Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort, St Lucia  

A terrace at Windjammer Landing 
A terrace at Windjammer Landing

If you’re thinking of heading over to Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort any time soon, this Mediterranean-style sanctuary on the island of St Lucia is offering some seriously good savings. Book your stay directly with the hotel by next Friday (4 December) and enjoy 50% off your stay in any ocean view villas (which start at US$448 per night, so would go down to USD$220) or best available rooms. The offer is valid on all stays between now and 18 December 2021.

40% off: Jamaica Inn, Jamaica, with Elegant Resorts

A bedroom at Jamaica Inn
A bedroom at Jamaica Inn

Elegant Resorts is offering 40% off at historic, child-free Jamaica Inn, on a secluded little beach just east of Ocho Rios, when you book stays of three nights or more between now and Monday night for trips almost any time up until 31 August 2021 (blackout dates apply).

With the saving, a seven-night stay in a Balcony Suite at Jamaica Inn on a room-only basis will cost from £1,675 per person, including Virgin flights from London Heathrow, private transfers and UK lounge passes. Based on two adults departing on 13 December. 

40% off: Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort, St Lucia

A bedroom at Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort in St Lucia
A bedroom at Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort in St Lucia

If you book directly through Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort in St Lucia, you will save 40% on the best available rate on all room categories (they start at US$1,235 per night over the festive period). You must book by next Friday (4 December) to get the deal but can then travel any time before 18 December 2021.

50% off: Colony Club by Elegant Hotels, Barbados, with Elegant Resorts

A bedroom at the Colony Club
A bedroom at the Colony Club

Fans of the laid-back Colony Club by Elegant Hotels, on the west coast of Barbados will be pleased to hear that Elegant Resorts is offering a 50% rate reduction on stays there booked before Wednesday 2 December, to be taken any time between now and 2 January 2022.

So seven nights in a pool or garden view room on a B&B basis costs from £1,609 per person, based on two sharing, including international flights, private transfers and club lounge access, saving up to £1,605 per couple.

40% off: Santiburi, Thailand, with Elegant Resorts

The beachfront resort of Santiburi on the Thai island of Koh Samui
The beachfront resort of Santiburi on the Thai island of Koh Samui

Elegant Resorts is also offering 40% off stays at the sleekly-elegant, carbon-neutral Santiburi on the tropical island of Koh Samui booked this weekend (to be taken between 11 January and 15 July 2021).

With the special rate, seven nights in a Grand Deluxe Garden Villa on a B&B basis costs from £1,655 per person, based on two sharing, including international flights, private transfers and a complimentary upgrade, which is a saving of up to £1,500 per couple.

50% off: A two-centre Great Plains Conservation safari, Botswana

The dining room at Selinda Explorer's Camp in Botswana
The dining room at Selinda Explorer's Camp in Botswana

If you’re ready for a real adventure this Christmas, consider a safari in Botswana with Great Plains Conservation. Book an eight-night Christmas trip this weekend (to travel any time between 20 December and 11 January), combining Duba Explorers Camp in the Okavango Delta and Selinda Explorers Camp in the heart of the Selinda Reserve, and you can save 50% on your stay (actually it's 49%, but that's pretty close).

A tented bedroom at Duba Explorer's Camp in Botswana
A tented bedroom at Duba Explorer's Camp in Botswana

The trip will cost from £5,541 per person, based on two sharing, excluding international flights but including internal flights from Maun, a saving of £5,357 per person on the usual price, so that’s over £10,000 off your trip.

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