Cheap last-minute May half term holidays – from Corfu to the Costa del Sol

MAY is a great time to get away for a sunny beach break with the kids before the crowds and prices hike up in the school summer holidays.

The bank holiday and school half term are nearly here but there are last-minute cheap holiday deals to find if you hurry.

Take a look at our roundup of the hottest holidays that also come in on budget for Corfu, Turkey, Spain and more.

Seven nights in Kavos, Corfu from £180pp

Head off to the beautiful beaches of Kavos on the Greek Island of Corfu for a seven-night stay this May half term from £180pp with On the Beach.

This holiday deal includes a stay at the Lefkimi Hotel plus return flights from London Gatwick.

This family-friendly hotel is close to the beach as well as shops, bars and restaurants. Find out more and book.

Visit the lively resort of Kavos with great beaches, restaurants and buzzing nightlife.

It's also easy to take a day trip to Corfu town, which is around an hour's drive away. See all Corfu deals for May half term.

Four nights in Estepona, Costa del Sol from £232pp

Jet off to the Costa del Sol this May half term with a short stay in Estepona from £232pp with Love Holidays.

Just 300m from the beach, the Bosquemar hotel offers a thermal spa centre and sports activities such as golf, water sports and horse riding.

There are also indoor and outdoor swimming pools and easy access to the beach. Find out more and book.

Seven nights in Alanya, Turkey from £187pp

Enjoy a week's stay in the resort town of Alanya on the Turkish Riviera from £187pp with On the Beach.

This deal features a self catering stay at the Anahtar apart-hotel with beach access, freshwater swimming pool and on-site entertainment.

Our tips for finding top holiday offers

There are plenty of choices to make with breaks away – even after you've decided on a destination. Here's how you can ensure you're getting a good deal

BOOK LAST MINUTE If you're able to look last minute you'll often find good deals, as companies look to encourage bookings and fulfill availability.

SPECIAL OFFERS Great offers depend on travel companies' willingness to cut prices, but some companies maintain a special offers section – like Jet2Holidays. Deal sites like Travelzoo are also worth checking, as are our own Sun Travel deals of the day.

BE FLEXIBLE Flexibility of travel dates and connections can save you money. As can travelling outside of peak periods, or – if not travelling with children – outside school holidays.

USE DISCOUNTS Find discount codes with The Sun Vouchers, including for TUI, Expedia, First Choice, Lastminute, and Jet2Holidays.

SET ALERTS Airfarewatchdog and Skyscanner provides alerts on air fares, so you can get flights at their cheapest. Kayak offers alerts for flights and hotels.

The deal also includes return flights from London Gatwick.

Alanya has a castle, caves, fort and lovely beaches to relax on. Find out more and book here.

Four nights in Albufeira, Portugal from £277pp

Jet the family off to enjoy the blue skies and turquoise sea of the Algarve in Albufeira from £277pp with

The holiday deal includes four nights (from Monday to Friday of May half term) at the Apartamentos Turisticos Algarve Gardens with two outdoor swimming pools, leisure facilities and health club.

The apartments are a short drive from the bars, restaurants and beaches of Albufeira and the quaint old town. Find out more.

Looking for more beach deals? Find Lanzarote all-inclusive holiday deals for summer 2019.

Plus, you can find out all about the best holiday hot spots in Cyprus this summer.

If you'd rather have a city break, find the cheapest cities to visit this year.

*Prices were correct at time of publication. 

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