From beachfront apartments to luxury hotels, adult-only escapes to all-inclusive family resorts, these last minute holiday deals in August cater for all tastes and budgets.
Still hoping to get away on a summer holiday this year? While prices are higher than previous years, there are still some good holiday deals in August, particularly if you can travel towards the end of the month. In many cases I found it better to book a package holiday where transfers and baggage are included, and sometimes it is even cheaper to go away for two weeks instead of one!
TOP TIP: Prices are correct at the time of publication (25th July), but in some cases the availability is limited. If lots of people are trying to access flights or holiday deals at the same time, the prices will increase. If this happens, or the hotel shows unavailable, check back again later and you may find the holiday is available after all.
I have a selection of last minute holiday deals in August for adult-only getaways as well as family holidays below. I have hand-picked various dates, but if these dates or durations don’t suit, simply edit the dates via the links below to suit your requirements.
Last minute holiday deals in August for adults
1. Lanzarote: Flights & 4-Star Hotel Half Board, 25th August, 7 Nights, €877
Rated as one of top hotels in Playa Blanca, the Hipotels Natura Palace is the perfect choice if you want a relaxing holiday in top quality accommodation. It’s two lagoon pools are a firm favourite with guests, as are the stunning sea views from the hotel’s terraces.
This deal includes breakfast and evening meal each day and the buffet restaurant has show-cooking stations and themed evenings.
This is a package holiday deal with TUI, so you also have the added benefit of having checked baggage and transfers included in the cost. Price for a seven night stay with flights from Shannon is just €927 per person. This includes a saving of €100 when you use the unique promo code that you see on screen at the time of booking.
Read: Why Lanzarote is my favourite Canary Island
2. Tuscany: Flights & 4-Star Hotel, 12th August, 7 Nights, €995
The luxurious Grand Hotel Francia e Quirinale Hotel is situated in the Tuscan town of Montecatini Terme, and is ideally located to explore Tuscany’s rolling hills and walled towns.
There is an outdoor swimming pool and restaurant on-site, and you are just a few minutes walk from the Thermal Park, should you decide to just stay put and enjoy your surroundings.
This package holiday deal is available with Topflight, so you have the added benefit of transfers and checked baggage being included in the cost. Price of €995 includes flights from Dublin on the 12th of August for seven nights and hotel on a bed & breakfast basis.
3. Sorrento: Flights & 5-Star Hotel B&B, 18th August, 7 Nights, €1079
Sorrento is always a popular choice so I was surprised to find return flights to Naples from just €354 in August. I was even more surprised to find the 5-star Grand Hotel La Pace just €725 per person for a seven night stay!
The Grand Hotel La Pace is a suitable name for this grand hotel with sweeping staircases and marble floors. It is located on the outskirts of Sorrento in the quiet village of Sant’Agnello, but you can catch the complimentary shuttle bus to the centre of Sorrento when you fancy a livelier scene.
Price for flights from Dublin and a seven-night stay on a bed & breakfast basis is €1079 on the 18th of August. Airport transfers and checked baggage are extra.
Read: My Ultimate guide to the Amalfi Coast, where to stay and the top things to do
Check flights here 18th-25th August €354
View Hotel here €725pp
4. Rhodes: Flight & Apartment, 27th August, 7 Nights, €468
Who said there are no cheap holiday deals in August? Not only is Rhodes one of the largest Greek islands, but it has a UNESCO world heritage site as its capital. A day exploring the old town of Rhodes is a feast for the senses. The hill top town of Lindos (pictured above), is another ‘must see’ – suffice to say you will be spoilt for choice if you holiday in Rhodes.
This deal includes a seven-night stay in the adult-only Nimar Villagio apartments. These are the perfect choice if you are looking for a quiet relaxing resort with a beach nearby. They are located about 15 minutes walk from the village of Afandou and the apartments have a pool and snack bar on-site.
This is a package holiday deal with TUI, so you also have the added benefit of having checked baggage and transfers included in the cost. Price for a seven night stay with flights from Dublin is just €468 on the 27th of August.
5. Morocco: Flights & Hotel, 12th August, 7 Nights, €735
Morocco is a popular destination for culture vultures, but Agadir also has a great beach holiday vibe – its beach is 12km long! It also boasts a marina area with duty free shops, a host of dining options, and the cost of living is much lower than what you will find at home.
The Argana Hotel in Agadir has been a popular choice with Irish holiday makers for many years. Price for flights and a seven-night stay on a bed & breakfast basis is just €735 on the 12th of August from Dublin. Transfers and checked baggage are extra. Sunway are the holiday specialists to Morocco and have many more accommodation options to choose from.
6. Majorca, Flights & 4-Star Hotel Half Board, 24th August, 7 Nights €755
This super getaway will see you on Majorca’s beautiful north coast. You will be staying in the adult-only Globales Don Pedro Hotel which boasts stunning sea views and two small pretty coves on its doorstep.
It’s quiet location ensures you won’t have the honky tonk bars that you will find in Majorca’s southern resorts, but there a few shops, bars and restaurants with walking distance. One of my favourite resorts in Majorca, Puerto Pollensa, is just a 10 minute taxi ride away if you fancy a change of scene.
This is a package holiday deal with TUI, so as well as having breakfast and evening meal included in the cost, you also have the added benefit of having checked baggage and transfers included.
Price for a seven night stay with flights from Cork is just €755 per person. This includes a saving of €100 when you use the unique promo code that you see on screen at the time of booking.
7. Lake Garda, Milan or Bergamo from Ireland West Airport
Lake Garda is one of those fabulous destinations that appeals to all. With stunning scenery and lake views, as well as endless activities available, you will be spoilt for choice. You can also enjoy day trips to nearby Verona, Venice or Milan.
I found great prices on flights to Bergamo from Ireland West / Knock Airport. Return flights are just €212 with Ryanair on the 15th of August for seven nights. Bergamo is located 50 minutes from Milan and 1 hour 20 minutes from Lake Garda, making a city break or lakeside retreat both possible.
Check flights here 15-22nd August €212
Read: Top 10 holidays from Ireland West Airport for 2022
8. Lisbon Coast: Flights & Hotel, 24th August, 7 Nights, €825
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The Lisbon Coast a favourite destination of mine. As well as having one of Europe’s most beautiful cities, the resorts of Estoril and Cascais are perfect for a summer break. The train service is excellent so you can easily combine a city and beach break here, and don’t forget to visit Sintra – one of Portugal’s top attractions.
I found flights with Aer Lingus from Dublin to Lisbon and a seven-night stay in the adult-friendly Vila Gale in Estoril for €825 with Sunway Holidays. There are daily flights to Lisbon from Dublin so flights and durations can be changed to suit your requirements. Transfers and checked baggage are extra.
9. Portugal: Flights & 4-Star Aparthotel, 21st August, 7 Nights, €867
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Airfares to the Algarve are still quite reasonably priced in August. I found return flights from Dublin airport for €177 on the 21st of August, and €239 from Cork on the 17th of August. While there are some good value family properties available, ( see holiday deals in August for families below), good value hotels for adults are hard to find.
However, I did manage to find a room in the Alvor Jardim in Alvor – a resort I visit regularly. Price for a seven-night stay on the 21st of August is €690 per person. I also found a package deal to Albufeira on the 21st of August for €571 – but be careful there was only one room left at the time of publication!
Check flights here 21st-28th August €177
View Hotel here €690pp
10. Norwegian Epic Cruise, Flights & 7-night cruise, 21st August, €1381
Cruise the Med on the award-winning Norwegian Epic. Voted Europe’s leading cruise line for 13 years in a row, Norwegian’s Freestyle all-inclusive cruises offer great value and a relaxed informal atmosphere. I had the pleasure of cruising on Norwegian Encore – you can read my review here:
Read: My review of Norwegian Encore
This Mediterranean cruise sails from Barcelona and visits Corsica, Rome, the Amalfi Coast, Florence, Cannes and Majorca, before returning to Barcelona for your return flight home.
This cruise deal includes flights, checked baggage, all meals, and entertainment. Add on two of the following: premium drinks package, WiFi, shore excursion credit or speciality dining package for an extra €149! Gratuities and transfers are extra.
11. Gran Canaria: Flights & Apartment, 22nd August, 14 nights, €875pp
Why go for one week when you can have two at the same price! This super deal to Gran Canaria is staying in the popular Gran Amadores apartments. Located beside the beach, with two pools and a solarium with whirlpool bath, there are plenty of places to relax and soak up the sun.
This is a package holiday deal with TUI, so you also have the added benefit of having checked baggage and transfers included in the cost. Price for a two week stay with flights from Dublin is just €593 per person. This includes a saving of €100 when you use the unique promo code that you see on screen at the time of booking.
There are many other hotel and apartments to choose from on the same date, some at lower prices than this one. Make sure to change the search from box from Low to High ( when you click on the link below), for the best prices.View offer here
Last minute holiday deals in August for families
12. Menorca: Flights & Apartment, 24th August, 7 Nights, €2039
Still relatively unspoilt, Menorca retains all the charm and character you would expect from a Spanish island, without the high rise blocks. The laid back atmosphere makes Menorca the perfect choice for a relaxing family holiday.
I found great value flights to Menorca from Dublin on the 24th of August, priced at just €135 for seven nights. There are various hotel and apartment options to choose from, the Carema Club Resort being one of the most reasonable, priced at just €1399 for seven nights for a family of four. There is a waterpark on-site which will surely keep the kids happy!
Check flights here 24-31st August €135
View Apt here €1499
13. Portugal: Flights & Apartment, 21st August, 7 nights, €2197
The Algarve is one the most sought after family holiday destinations. With return flights just €177 on the 21st of August from Dublin or €239 on the 17th of August from Cork, it is still possible to find holiday deals in August to the Algarve without breaking the bank.
The 3-Star Balaia Sol Holiday Club near Albufeira are good value at €1449 per family, while the 4-Star Luna Solaqua is priced at €2065 for seven nights.
If you prefer something a little more spacious and in a quieter area, the 4-Star Vale d’El Rei Hotel & Villas in Carvoeiro might suit you. They have two-bedroom villas that sleep up to five available from €2602 for seven nights.
Check flights here 21st-28th August €177
View Balaia Sol€1449pp
I hope one of these holiday deals in August will suit you, and you will be jetting off on that well deserved holiday soon. Remember dates and durations can be changed to suit your requirements in most cases. Prices are correct at the time of issue but are subject to change. Please note some of my best travel deals include affiliate links where I receive a small commission if a booking is made.
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