Holidays with Octopoda
This is the page where we will give you a little inspiration as to where your next adventure may lie. We’ll be listing UK weekend breaks, beach holidays, safaris, family vacations, stag and hen ideas, ski deals and lots more. If the location exists (we don’t do Narnia!) then we can help you find the perfect break.

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A True Garden of Eden by a Tranquil Sea

From £1775pp

If ever there was an all-inclusive resort that embraces the quintessential Caribbean, Sandals Halcyon Beach is surely it. Here in the midst of a tropical utopia, where majestic palms line a pristine beach and verdant mountains rise from a turquoise sea, you’ll discover a charming and intimate sanctuary that’s the essence of its name… tranquil, peaceful and calm. This is a true Garden of Eden, a place where your senses are elevated by caressing sea breezes, inviting ocean waters, and fragrant tropical blooms. Experience the all-new Beachfront Honeymoon Butler Suites with private deck and plunge pool or indulge in gourmet dining at six speciality restaurants. Includes flights over various dates, Crystal Lagoon Walkout Swim-up Club Level Room & Exclusive Privileges

All Inclusive in Tobago

From £1189pp

With ocean views and plenty of style, holidays at Magdalena Grand Beach & Golf Resort feel more than a little bit special. Unpack, relax and let your cares drift away on the breeze as you take a stroll on the lovely long beach or stretch out in the sun. You’ll also find nature trails and canopy walks through virgin mangrove forest, plus a PGA golf course. You won’t believe the bustle of Scarborough is so close by! Package includes for a 7 nights stay based on a departure from Manchester, UK during May & June 2019. London Gatwick and Glasgow available at a supplement.

SKI’S UP!!!!

From £946pp

Enjoy 7nts at Chalet Hotel Le Val d’Isère. Positioned right in the heart of the resort, you could hardly choose a more ideal location in Val d’Isère if you tried. Walk out of the door of the chalet hotel and within minutes you’re in the hustle and bustle of the vibrant village centre with its shops and coffee bars and lively nightlife. When you set out for the slopes in the morning, the hotel is just a stone’s throw away from the main ski lifts and ski schools. Includes Accommodation, Direct flights, Resort transfer 3 hrs, Welcome drinks, Breakfast, Afternoon tea, 3 course dinner (6 nights), Wine with dinner, Heated outdoor pool, Lift pass collection service (lift passes and equipment hire available as a supplement). Based on Sunday 27th January 2019 from LGW. Other dates available

All Inclusive Resort Surrounded by Natural Beauty

From £989pp

Occidental at Xcaret Destination. An all inclusive resort surrounded by natural beauty (belonging to the Barceló Hotel Group and formerly Occidental Grand Xcaret Resort), is a 24 hour all inclusive located in the heart of the Riviera Maya. The spectacular combination of natural landscapes and culture will inspire you to have an unparalleled experience. This stunning complex has 765 recently refurbished rooms and suites with terraces or balconies that are further enhanced by the beautiful gardens. There are riverbed formations, 7 swimming pools, a dolphinarium with daily shows and a private beach with soft, white sand in a peaceful cove.  Staying in a Deluxe Room departing Manchester on 16th May 2019. Other dates & airports available at a supplement.

Vegas with FREE Tour!!

From £575pp

Located at the center of the Las Vegas Strip, be one of the first to enjoy fresh new rooms for less. The Valley Tower has been remodeled with 1600 standard rooms and 146 suites getting a stylish makeover. Bold purple and blue hues complement the cream-colored décor, dark wood accents and contemporary fixtures. The two spacious VP suites each have the option to add a single king room. Now you can enjoy these modern new accommodations. Package includes for a 4 night stay at the 3* Harrahs Las Vegas Hotel & Casino with free helicopter tour!! Flights from London on 25th February 2019. Flights also available from Manchester & Edinburgh at a supplement.

Escape to the sunshine this Christmas with the Family

From £1512 total

Eden Apartments are set away from the hustle and bustle of the main Puerto Rico resort, yet still only a short taxi ride away from the action of the town. This attractive complex has stunning sea views and enjoys a peaceful atmosphere, making it perfect for pleasant family holidays. Family of 4 (2adults & 2kids upto 16 years old). Based on a departure on 21st December 2018 from MAN and a 7 nights Self-catering stay.

Hard Rock Tenerife Family Pre-Christmas Escape

From £569pp

Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife is a completely renovated hotel located off the northwestern coast of Africa in the Atlantic Ocean, the volcanic Spanish island of Tenerife is one of the world’s most fascinating destinations. Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife calls the sunny southern coast near Adeje home, and we are ready to rock your vacation when you join us for your next getaway in the Canary Islands. Hotel’s unique beachfront resort is spread across our Oasis and Nirvana towers, with three sparkling swimming pools spanning the property and recreation area. AMAZING KIDS CLUB FOR ALL AGES + HALF BOARD + DIRECT FLIGHTS! Bring out the Rock Star in you on this amazing pre-Christmas family holiday. Nothing but the best! Offer includes flights with Norwegian from London Gatwick and 7 nights in a Silver Studio Suite on Half Board Basis. Price is per person, based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing a room. Based on 16DEC18 departure From London.

Thailand Twin Centre

From £1149pp

Check out this amazing 10 night Twin Centre Thailand  trip. You’ll have 3 nights in Bangkok & 7 nights Hua Hin! This amazing price is based on May & June departures flying with EVA Air from London Heathrow with regional departures available. The hotels you’ll stay at are the stunning Lit Bangkok & Cape Nidhra Hotel in Hua Hin. Stay in an Extra Radiance Room + Sky Pool Suite respectively. Departures based on 13, 19, 20, 26 May & 2, 6, 9 June 2019 from LHR or GLA. Others airports available at a supplement

Save up to 15% in Dominican Republic!

From £1149pp

Dreams Dominicus La Romana is set beachfront in Bayahibe – an ideal location to explore the region, or to just enjoy some rest and relaxation in the Dominican Republic. Lounge by one of the three pristine swimming pools or retreat to the expansive spa with peaceful treatment spaces, gardens, and hydrotherapy areas. The top championship golf courses in the Caribbean are just minutes away as well as the most popular excursion in the country – Saona Island. This package includes for a 7 night All Inclusive stay in a Deluxe Tropical View King room with direct flight from LGW. Based on a departure on 6th June 2019. Other dates and airports available.

Spa Break in Shakespeare Country!

From £145pp

Macdonald Alveston Manor Hotel is one of the finest ­­­4-star hotels in Warwickshire, offering great luxury accommodation in one of the most beautiful and historic parts of England. Set in the very heart of Shakespeare Country, and in close proximity to beautiful Cotswold villages, the historic Alveston Manor Hotel is set in its own grounds just 5 minutes walk from all the cultural attractions of Stratford-upon-Avon is located 5 minutes walk from the centre of Stratford Upon Avon. Enjoy this AMAZING spa package which includes an overnight stay with full breakfast, 1×25 mins treatment per person (choice of three treatments) & full use of spa facilities. Add a 2-course dinner to the above for £160pp. Based on check in dates during January & February 2019

A Hidden Gem in Portugal!

From £2301 for a family of 4

Stepping back from the beaches you can find this gem in southern Portugal. Vitor’s Plaza is an apartment-filled complex that deserves its gleaming reputation. Spacious and well-quipped apartments are accompanied by pruned gardens and polite service, proving this property is proud of what it has to offer. For a family getaway, Vitor’s Plaza is stacked full of fun activities for all ages. Kids have their own playground to run around in or test their concentration with a game of mini-golf. If mini-golf isn’t testing enough for you grown-ups, you are a short walk from the challenging greens of the Alto Golf Course, designed by the legendary Sir Henry Cotton. With activities to hand, don’t forget to take some time out to relax, so grab yourself a sunbed or a spot in the whirlpool and let time pass you by. With plenty for all ages, we are excited to introduce Vitor’s Plaza to our Jet2holidays customers for summer 18 – we know you’ll love it! Based on a Family of 2adults and 2 kids (up to 12 years). 10nts Self Catering. Based on 19th July 2019 from Birmingham flights (Other departures available) **Includes a 3 day pass into Slide and splash waterpark**

Relaxing Spa Break

From £139pp

The Wynnstay Hotel located in the heart of Oswestry UK was established as a Coaching Inn being a perfect stop off for people travelling between Liverpool, Cardiff, London & Holyhead. The Hotel dates back to 1727, built in a very typical Georgian style. The Hotel has been privately owned for 30 years by a local family who have sympathetically restored, renovated and extended the hotel. This includes building a large function suite overlooking the historic bowling green, converting the old coaching house into a modern gym & spa and transforming an old grocers owned by the Wilsons family into a Contemporary Wine Bar. This spa break includes bed, breakfast, 3-course dinner & one choice from a selection of treatments available. Based on 8th Dec for 1nt. Other dates available

Refreshing Treat in the Maldives

From £1179pp

There’s no pretence about Biyadhoo – if you’re looking for a simple escape at a good value, established resort with a wonderful natural environment, this is it. It’s why many of the guests here return year after year. The resort has recently improved many of its facilities, with changes including free Wi-Fi in the lobby and bar area and twice-weekly snorkelling trips, as well as a refreshment of the rooms, reception, restaurant (where there’s also a new chef) and bar. The island is a haven for divers, with a wealth of top dive sites nearby. The renowned PADI dive school is particularly popular, with the excellent instructors on-hand to advise which of the varied dive sites are best suited to your ability. For snorkellers, the fabulous house reef has seven different passages and offers the opportunity to get up-close with reef sharks, rays and turtles. The packages includes a 7nts All Inclusive stay in high season. Selected departures 5-7, 11, 13, 14, 17-20, 24 March 2019. Based on SriLankan Airlines from Heathrow. Other airports available


From £899pp

At the buzz area of Chaweng Beach, Chaba Samui Resort provides a private beachfront for your perfect holiday. With easy access to shopping centers, vibrant nightlife and amazing destinations for sightseeing, at your door step, also nearby the Samui International Airport only 15 minutes or less. With a perfect location in central Chaweng, Koh Samui’s best beach, Chaba Samui Resort is the ideal location for beachside relaxation by day and to wine and dine by night. Offering a location that can’t be beaten for the centre of the action, Chaba Samui Resort has it all, Koh Samui’s most popular beach, shopping, sightseeing and nightlife, all at your doorstep. Includes travel from Heathrow. Travel dates: 01 May 2019 – 31 May 2019

Family Favourite

From £1300 for a family of 4

Gouves Waterpark Holiday Resort is located in a tranquil spot in Gouves village offering spacious and well-equipped rooms. The facilities on offer at this hotel are fantastic, with a choice of pools, entertainment team, a la carte restaurant and unlimited use of the on-site waterpark. Guests can enjoy a pleasant long walk on the boulevard by the seafront during the evening and for those who prefer a more active night-life, they can visit Hersonissos; a resort with numerous restaurants, shops, bars, tavernas and night clubs, which is only a short drive away. The package includes a 7nts All Inclusive stay in a Family Suite. Guests staying in Family suites will receive a stocked mini-fridge upon arrival (drinks only) and have access to the Family suites outdoor pool with a self-service drinks station (open 10:00-18:00). In addition, they also have the option to take breakfast daily in the Smile à la carte restaurant (reservation required), with an American-style brunch offered on Sundays at no additional charge. Based on a departure on 3rd May 2019 from EMA. Based on 2 adults and 2 children up to 12. Enquire for more dates & airports

Valentines in the Big Apple!

From £469pp

It’s never to early. Get planning and whisk your partner off to the Big Apple for 2019 Valentines night. You’ll stay at the fabulous 4* Roosevelt Hotel for 4 nights, a great base for exploring the city. Valid for departures on 13th February 2019 from London Heathrow. Other airport available for a supplement. Contact the team today.

New Year on The Palm

From £1699pp

Situated on the Palm Jumeirah, DUKES DUBAI opens its doors in the UAE. Enter a world where quintessential British charm meets cosmopolitan luxury for a truly memorable stay. Sister hotel to the award-winning DUKES LONDON in Mayfair, this elegant Dubai hotel reflects its sister property’s flair for understated sophistication, and unrivalled attention to detail. An experience tailor-made for the discerning traveller, DUKES DUBAI invites you to discover true British hospitality in the UAE. Guests can enjoy our outdoor Infinity Pool, Lazy River, Beach Club, DUKESY Kids Club, Private Beach and 14th floor indoor Pool, as well as a fully-equipped fitness centre. Departure Airport: Birmingham, United Kingdom on 27th December 2018. 5 night stay with breakfast.

MEGA Vegas Deal!

From £525pp

Located on Las Vegas Boulevard as a gateway from the North Strip to downtown, Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower offers 2,427 guest rooms and suites, as well as an 80,000-square-foot casino floor. The 1,149-foot Stratosphere Tower, the tallest freestanding observation tower in the United States, is home to Top of the World, famed for its revolving dining room and acclaimed cuisine; the highest view of the Las Vegas Strip from the Observation Deck; and thrilling attractions and rides, SkyJump Las Vegas, Big Shot, X-Scream and Insanity. Includes 4 nights room only accommodation at Stratosphere Las Vegas, flights from LHR on 2nd March.

Treasure Beach By Elegant Hotels

From £1489pp

This adults only boutique hideaway offers a privileged beachfront position looking out onto white sands and the Caribbean Sea. With just 35 one-bedroom suites – all featuring either garden, pool or sea views from their balcony or terrace – a stay here is an intimate affair, offering warm hospitality and friendly personalised service to each and every guest. Some suites also feature a private plunge pool, and the adult-only status of Treasure Beach makes it perfect for a Barbados honeymoon in the lap of luxury. Being the newest member of the illustrious Elegant Hotels group, Treasure Beach proudly offers the Elegant Inclusions programme, so everything from daily breakfast to west coast water taxi to motorised watersports are included in the price of your stay.  This package is based on a 7nts stay with Daily Breakfast, flights & transfers. Based on departure dates throughout June 2019 .

Easter Family of 4 to Dubai

From £1145pp

Part of the fantastic JA The Resort complex, JA Palm Tree Court sits just metres from the sea in a stunning beachfront location beside a championship standard 9-hole course. Ideal for families and couples alike, the low-rise accommodation comprises of The Residence, alongside a collection of luxury one bedroom, two bedroom, and junior suites with private balconies. Upscale delights are assured in this luxurious retreat with tropical gardens featuring waterfalls, streams and ponds to meander through on your way to the main family-friendly areas. Four swimming pools, chauffeur-driven caddies, a palm-lined beach and exotic Spa appeals to those seeking the ultimate in relaxation. However, JA resorts have thrown superb sporting facilities and kids’ clubs in the mix to appeal to each and every guest. Based on 2 Adults 2 Children in junior Suite with Daily Breakfast. Offer includes flights with Emirates from London Heathrow departing 19th April 2019.

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