For most of us, the start of September signals the end of summer: a time for sadly packing away our suitcases, sandals and suntan lotion for yet another year.
But it doesn’t have to be this way – at least, not for one lucky Stylist reader.
We’re offering one winner and a guest the chance to enjoy a luxurious week-long holiday in Thailand, exploring cosmopolitan Chiang Mai before retreating to the hidden ‘Hamptons’ of Phuket.
During your three-night stay at the five-star akyra Manor in Chiang Mai, discover the vibrant Nimmanhaemin art district, buzzing coffee shops and eclectic boutiques. Sip cocktails at the rooftop pool-bar, dine in the contemporary Italics restaurant and relax in your deluxe suite with private courtyard bathtub.
Next, you’ll enjoy four nights at the ultimate hideaway: a Grand Deluxe Pool Villa at Aleenta Phuket Resort & Spa, on the pristine Natai Beach on Thailand’s southwest coast.
Relax in your private pool, enjoy yoga sessions or a treatment at the results-orientated Ayurah Wellness Centre and indulge in the finest modern international cuisine at THE EDGE restaurant.
Return flights for one person from the UK are included in the prize, as is local transportation once you touch down in Thailand.
To be in with a chance of extending your time in the sun, all you have to do is upload a photo of your favourite summery travel moment to Instagram, follow and tag @stylistmagazine and @akarynhotelgroup in the photo, and use the hashtag #MakeSummerLast – the theme of this month’s Stylist Instagram competition.
We’ll post our favourite snaps on Stylist’s Instagram page regularly until the end of September. The Stylist social media panel will then choose one overall winner from the photos we’ve showcased to win the holiday to Thailand at the end of the month.
The winner will be a standout, beautiful and creative snap that really captures the theme of #MakeSummerLast.
Don't have a #MakeSummerLast snap handy? Never fear. We'll be running the Stylist travel Instagram competition every month in 2016, with a different travel theme each month.
So whether you're a ski enthusiast or a die-hard foodie, there'll be an opportunity for you to win one of our fantastic wanderlust-themed prizes. Stay tuned on stylist.co.uk/travel for more details.
For those entering this month's #MakeSummerLast competition – good luck and happy snapping!
See the winners of our previous #LaidbackLife #GreatOutdoors, #IslandMagic, #AdventureTravel, #MySanctuary and #BeachLife Instagram travel competitions right here.