The best travel deals for 2021

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Longing for a getaway to look forward to? As flights look set to take off again in December onwards, grand plans are being made. We’ve rounded up the best hotel deals at our favourite tried-and-tested places around the world to help with planning your next trip. Book ahead and book flexibly for an exciting escape.

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    1. TURQUOISE TRAVEL IS OFFERING 30 PER CENT OFF A SEVEN-NIGHT TRIP TO BAROS MALDIVES

    If a far-flung island break is on the agenda, Turquoise Travel’s offer of £2,095 per person for seven nights at Baros Maldives, staying in a beachfront Deluxe Villa, may just be the clincher to drive you to book. A Maldivian legend, Baros is a small island paradise found in the North Male Atoll, with majestic palms rustling in the warm breeze, lush green foliage ringed by white-sand beaches and clear, turquoise waters, and traditional-style villas set above the shallow water or in the shaded glades. The invigorating 20-minute speedboat ride from the Maldives’ international airport is included in this offer, as is a daily breakfast of fresh, locally caught seafood, Asian plates, classic cooked breakfasts, fruit and chilled Champagne. Highlights include the tropical garden and open-air bathroom in the Deluxe Villas, and dips into the lagoon to explore the island’s house reef, teeming with marine life.

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    2. AUDLEY TRAVEL IS OFFERING UP TO 30 PER CENT OFF STAYS AT BEQUIA BEACH HOTEL, ST VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES

    High-end tour operator Audley Travel is currently offering some great winter-sun savings on properties across the Caribbean and Seychelles, with flexible cancellation policies. Our favourite has to be Bequia Beach Hotel in St Vincent and the Grenadines, a low-key beachfront hotel set amid pretty gardens with oodles of Caribbean charm. Guests can pick up a paddle board, kayak or snorkel set and explore the turquoise waters wrapping the island of Bequia. This offer must be redeemed on bookings made before 19 December 2020, for travel from 1 to 19 December 2020 and 4 to 31 August 2021.

    To book, visit audleytravel.com or call +44 1993 838275. Those booking winter-sun trips (as well as Audley’s other itineraries) before 31 December can rearrange their trip (dates or destination) without any amendment fee, up to 45 days before they are due to travel. For more information on travelling this winter with Audley, please visit audleytravel.com/travel-with-confidence

    3. THE GALAPAGOS’ ECOVENTURA IS OFFERING DOUBLE CABINS FOR BUY ONE, GET ONE 50 PER CENT OFF 2021-RATE CRUISES ON THE ORIGIN, THEORY AND LETTY

    One of South America’s very first sustainable cruises, Ecoventura owns three boats – more yachts than cruise ships, which are decked out with smart wooden cabins and are destined for some of the most beautiful spots in the Galápagos in 2021. This offer of booking one cabin and receiving another half price applies to cruise rates on the Origin, Theory and Letty, for departure dates from January 3 to 10 2021 and March 7 to 14 2021.

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    4. HOTEL ESENCIA, MEXICO, IS OFFERING UNLIMITED SPA TREATMENTS EXCLUSIVELY FOR CONDÉ NAST TRAVELLER GUESTS

    Set in the Mayan jungle on Mexico’s Caribbean coast, Hotel Esencia (once home to an Italian duchess) is offering unlimited spa treatments (on a staggering 40 body and beauty treatments) for Condé Nast Traveller guests. This applies to one person per minimum stay of three nights on all bookings made before February 2021. The offer is valid for travel between 1 May and 31 October 2021 and is applicable to all room categories with no black-out dates. The 50-acre estate is positioned right on Xpu-Ha beach – a pretty, protected stretch of sand where sea turtles make their nests – and guests can swim with colourful marine life at the nearby reef sanctuary. Rooms and villas are spacious and sumptuous, some with plunge pools and views over the jungle canopy.

    To book, visit hotelesencia.com and use the promotional code ‘UNLIMITED SPA CNT’ to redeem this offer by 28 February 2021. A deposit of 50 per cent will be taken at the time of booking with 50 per cent paid prior to arrival, and cancellations must be made 14 days prior to arrival. Spa treatments run daily from 9am to 9pm.

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    5. MR & MRS SMITH IS OFFERING MEMBERS UP TO 50 PER CENT OFF SIX SENSES STAYS UNTIL THE END OF 2021

    As part of a flash sale from 25 November 2020 to 1 December 2020, Mr & Mrs Smith is offering 40 per cent off Six Senses Zighy Bay in Oman and Six Senses Ninh Van Bay in Vietnam, and 50 per cent off Six Senses Laamu in the Maldives, all on stays until 21 December 2021. Oman’s Zighy Bay (guests can arrive by speedboat, four-wheel-drive or even paraglider) is fabled for its beautiful location, wrapped in craggy mountains and the clear blue waters of the Musandam’s fjords. Eco-friendly Ninh Van Bay in Vietnam is only accessible by boat – this rustic yet top-rung boutique retreat is set in a breathtaking bay (a boon for divers) on a jungle-clad peninsula, with pretty grounds and lush gardens to explore. Then there’s the Six Senses Laamu, an island floating in the lesser-known stretches of the Laamu Atoll, where beach suppers, jungle cinemas and watersports roll out as smoothly as the gentle turquoise waves. Sort your 2021 escape with these extraordinary Six Senses offers with Mr & Mrs Smith.

    To book visit mrandmrssmith.com. Offer ends 1 December 2020 and is valid for bookings until 21 December 2021. Some blackout dates apply.

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    6. KUONI IS OFFERING SEVEN NIGHTS AT KURAMATHI IN THE MALDIVES FROM £1,699 PER PERSON

    Longing for white-sand beaches and a more tropical take on isolation? Kuoni is offering Condé Nast Traveller readers seven nights full board at Kuramathi Maldives from £1,699 per person. You’ll stay in one of the beach villas surrounded by lush greenery, steps away from the warm Indian Ocean, perfect for morning snorkels on the reef. Foodie highlights include a barbecue on the beach and fine dining in the jungle-clad centre of the island at Duniye. This offer includes a complimentary night’s stay as well as a room upgrade to the next category.

    Book at kuoni.co.uk with the hotel code ‘H1881’ or call +1 800 056 0517.


    This offer applies to selected departures in May and June 2021, with flights based on SriLankan Airlines from London Heathrow.

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    7. THE DOYLE COLLECTION IS OFFERING CONDÉ NAST TRAVELLER READERS 20 PER CENT OFF STAYS AT ITS HOTELS

    Known for its blend of bygone grandeur and cool contemporary style, with hotels in Dublin, London and Washington DC, The Doyle Collection is offering Condé Nast Traveller readers a 20 per cent discount on the best available rate, as well as early check-in, late check-out and a host of other treats (depending on which hotel you choose). Whether you opt to hunker down in the Bloomsbury’s snug rooms, having explored buzzy Soho, or savour an afternoon tea at the Westbury (followed by an afternoon snooze), this offer is available until 31 March 2021.

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    8. The Thinking Traveller is offering Condé Nast Traveller readers 10 per cent off its stylish villas this year

    Villa aficionado The Thinking Traveller is offering Condé Nast Traveller readers an exclusive 10 per cent off any property within its collection for a 2020 stay. Peppered across the Mediterranean, these extraordinary villas are located in Sicily, Puglia, the Greek islands, Corsica and minor Italian isles. Each one comes with invaluable local tips on the best places to eat, secret beaches and markets. In fact, The Thinking Traveller’s network of knowledgeable teams can organise Think Experiences – immersive cultural activities that feel authentic and uncontrived – a tasteful addition to an already exceptional villa break.


    Book at thethinkingtraveller.com or call +44 20 7377 8518 and quote Condé Nast Traveller to redeem the offer. Reservations can be made any time in 2020, with the offer valid on all villa bookings until 31 December 2020.

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    9. Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort in St Lucia is offering 20 per cent off

    Set in the lush, tropical hills along St Lucia’s north-west coast, Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort is a Mediterranean-style Caribbean retreat for elevated tastes in a pared-down setting. Guests can eat fresh seafood in restaurants on the sand, try out heart-pumping watersports and activities such as tennis and yoga, and take simple, restorative siestas under the Caribbean sun. Windjammer Landing is offering 20 per cent off its best available B&B option and on all-inclusive rates, with around £80 credit to use in its spa for bookings from 1 August 2020 to 19 December 2021. This offer is subject to availability and black-out dates are between 20 December 2020 and 2 January 2021.


    10. Silversands Grenada has a 20 per cent off ‘book now and stay later’ offer


    Silversands Grenada – the original Grand Anse Beach hideaway on the spice isle of the Caribbean — is offering guests who book direct in April 2020 an exclusive offer that includes 20 per cent off the room rate on a B&B basis, a complimentary upgrade to the next room category and a 30-minute jet-lag massage per person. Guests staying five nights or more will also enjoy £200 resort credit, which is gold dust when you consider the world-class spa, rum cocktails, freshly caught fish dishes in the restaurant and scuba-diving jaunts. This exclusive offer is valid for stays between 1 October and 18 December 2020 and from 6 January to 31 March 2021.


    12. Seven nights for the price of five in 2021 at Cobblers Cove, Barbados


    On the serene west coast of Barbados on a quarter-mile stretch of white sand, Cobblers Cove is a family-owned hotel mixing British elegance with Caribbean charm and pretty views across the bay. With the hotel and suites newly refurbished, 2021 is the time to visit and retreat behind the powder-pink walls of the cottages having spent lazy afternoons by the Caribbean. Foodies will enjoy the acclaimed Camelot Restaurant, overseen by local Bajan chef Jason Joseph, while adventurers will be kept busy with an array of activities from water-skiing and snorkelling to tennis and heritage tours. Any bookings made for seven-night stays between 1 May 2021 and 31 August 2021 will receive a 25 per cent discount when booking directly with Cobblers Cove.


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    11. Merrion Charles is offering 20 per cent off its high-grade Italian villas this Autumn

    Autumn is a wonderful time to visit Italy – the days are cooler yet still balmy, the beaches are less crowded and the harvests warrant jaunts to beautiful wine regions as well as the various food festivals taking place up and down the country. In light of this, Merrion Charles is offering an exclusive 20 per cent off some of Italy’s finest villas – splendid Florentine country homes with views of the Duomo, Venetian hideaways with ornate interiors and delicious food, and stylish boltholes along tranquil lakes.

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    12. 10 per cent early-bird discount at Kefalonia’s F Zeen boutique hotel for 2021 bookings

    Impeccably low-key boutique hotel F Zeen, on the Greek island of Kefalonia, uses vegetables from its own fragrant gardens for the restaurant, and has both a forest with sea views for yoga classes and hiking guides to take guests to a nearby monastery. Alternatively, guests can simply loll about in the pools facing out towards the Ionian Sea and snooze off a long Greek-style lunch in the shade. Early birds are rewarded with 10 per cent off any travel bookings made for the period between 1 May 2021 and 31 October 2021.


    13. Three exclusive ski-chalet offers for Condé Nast Traveller readers with packed

    If Val d’Isère, Courchevel or Morzine is on your radar for a 2021 ski break with friends, take advantage of packed’s exclusive offer for Condé Nast Traveller readers on two splendid chalets and one pretty alpine hotel (packed specialise in finding the best deals for large group bookings).


    For more information and to book, visit packed.co


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    14. Flexible travel and an exclusive free-night deal with Nemo

    New-age travel designer Nemo is offering Condé Nast Traveller readers two free nights on any of its trips, for bookings of 10 nights or more, and one free night on any trip over six nights. With price and ethical transparency at its core, Nemo is committing to reduced, flexible deposits for all travellers during this tumultuous period. Featured itineraries for this offer include Namibia Self-Drive, Kathmandu and Bhutan, Best of South Africa and Mozambique, Exploring Egypt and Jordan, and Best of Ethiopia.


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    15. Joali Maldives is offering 40 per cent off 2021 bookings with Inspiring Travel Company

    A tiny speck in the Indian Ocean’s remote Raa Atoll, Muravandhoo island is home to Joali – the island retreat with a focus on nature and sustainability make it stand out in the Maldives. If checking into one of the over-water villas or a private room that spills onto a pristine beach sounds like a good plan for 2021, Inspiring Travel Company is offering seven nights at Joali Maldives from £6,299 per person, based on two adults sharing a Beach Villa with Pool on a half-board basis, with return economy-class flights and domestic seaplane transfers. Save up to 40 per cent on accommodation rates, plus complimentary half-board (saving up to £4,165 per person). This offer is valid for travel completed by 21 December 2021 with booking made 45 days in advance (price based on 10 September 2021 departure).

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