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first_imgDenver, Colorado – from £310 in FebruaryCheap flights to Denver with Norwegian mean it’s now possible to explore the Mile-High City and hit Winter Park’s snowy ski slopes on a shoestring. The new daily ski train makes a twin-centre trip easy, whisking you from downtown to the slopes from $29pp. Denver’s the place for a bar crawl, taking in the city’s thriving craft-beer scene, with stops at the Wynkoop Brewing Company (Denver’s first brewpub) and the Brewery and Tap Room both essential. Meanwhile, in Winter Park – which has one of Colorado’s highest snowfall averages – you can let rip in the powder on Mary Jane mountain, or cruise the broad, confidence-boosting blues immediately above the village.Best for: Keen skiers and complete beginners. The skiers will love the soft, Colorado snow and the lack of lift queues. Beginners will flourish in the resort’s upbeat, yes-you-can ski school.Where to stay: In Denver, the functional and friendly Grand Hyatt is at the heart of the action, with rooms starting from about £100 a night in February. in Winter Park, The Vintage Hotel offers has doubles from around £120 a night.Singapore – from £408 in March Spring is the perfect time for Barbados: dry, balmy, and blessed with a cooling sea breeze. Head to Holetown on the west coast for a languid beach holiday, serving up brilliant sunsets, buzzing restaurants and ice-cold Banks beers in its chatty, neighbourhood bars. The waters here are much calmer than on the east coast, so leave the surfboard at home, and take a PADI open water scuba diving course instead.Best for: That moment when you can’t wait any longer for summer, and need an emergency transfusion of warmth.Where to stay: The All Seasons Resort is great value, with doubles in the second half of April from £95. The unfussy rooms come with kitchens, and there’s a small pool flanked with palm trees if you don’t fancy the five-minute walk to the beach.Cancun, Mexico – from £494 in February Mid-winter blues? Not in Cancun. The only blues you’ll be thinking about are the colours of the sea and the sky. Here, the average daytime temperature is 23C, and the water is even warmer (25C). We’ll admit it: this is one for beach babies and party animals, not culture lovers. But do peel yourself off the sun lounger to visit Isla Mujeres, a small island 20 minutes’ away by ferry, where crystal-clear waters are perfect for snorkelling, and there’s a fascinating sea-turtle sanctuary. Limon is the best restaurant on the island, and serves fresh-as-it-comes seafood.Best for: anyone who fancies the idea of dancing at a beach bar in the middle of February.Where to stay: At The Real Inn Cancun you might pick up a double room in February for as little as £54. Not bad for a waterfront setting and neat, modern, no-nonsense rooms.Havana, Cuba – from £398 in June Cuba’s popularity may have soared in recent years, but the capital retains its rickety charm, complete with crumbling colonial buildings, lively bars and infectious salsa rhythms. Once you’ve worked up a thirst, head to La Casa de la Bombilla Verde in El Vedado, a so-called “cultural café” popular with young Cuban literati. It’s a great little find with a low-lit bar, and a regular programme of live music, dancing and even poetry nights.Best for: a city break like no other. Havana doesn’t bustle: it struts.Where to stay: the Mercure Sevilla La Habana in Old Havana has an intricate and beautiful Mudejar facade and stunning top-floor restaurant. Doubles cost start from around £110 a night.Published January 2018. Any prices are lowest estimated prices only at the time of publication and are subject to change and/or availability. ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map Amman buzzes with cosmopolitan energy year-round, but go in March — when the cold lifts and tourists are still few and far between. At this time of year, hotel prices are low and you’ll have the magnificent Greco-Roman remains at Jerash (about an hour’s drive north of the city) more or less to yourself. Meanwhile, back in downtown Amman, visit the cavernous King Abdullah Mosque, before stopping by Al Quds Falafel on lively Rainbow street, home to some of the city’s best restaurants and bustling shisha bars. Al Quds is a small kiosk serving fresh-as-they-come falafel wraps for about 80p.Best for: Adventurous city breakers, who want the whiff of cardamom with their coffee rather than another weekend in Europe.Where to stay: doubles at the central Belle Vue Amman start from around £50 a night.Holetown, Barbados – from £452 in April The Lion City is the new kid on the block when it comes to low-cost long-haul – and should no longer be considered purely as a layover destination. Its appeal lies in its intriguing blend of cultures, especially in the city’s diverse enclaves. Little India, Chinatown, Kampong Glam and Arab Street all offer a mix of eye-catching architecture, cheap eats and east-meets-west atmosphere. Scout out one of the many Hawker Centres (food courts) where the locals go to eat, and you can pick up local dishes, such as and hokkien mee (egg and rice noodles, stir-fred with pork, squid and prawns), for as little as £3.Best for: City breakers who want to explore a lively, fast-paced city most people will only ever use, naively, use as a stopoverWhere to stay: The Scarlet is a good-value boutique hotel, close to the Chinatown, with smart rooms from about £110 a night in March.Amman, Jordan – from £297 in March Related10 of best cheap ski resorts in the worldLooking for the cheapest places to ski in Europe? Amidst the £10 beers in Zermatt and the fine dining in France, you can still ski the same slopes for a fraction of the price – in the French Alps, Italy, the US, and a few hidden ski fields in Europe!…Six cheap, continent-hopping flights that will energise your yearIsn’t it time you whisked yourself away to somewhere far-flung? 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