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I am looking for a holiday destination for 2 adults and 2 kids in August school hols. I've done a first choice holiday village and don't fancy that again (food was slightly repetitive and pool area wa… Read More
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1m, 3w agoPosted 1 month, 3 weeks ago
I am looking for a holiday destination for 2 adults and 2 kids in August school hols. I've done a first choice holiday village and don't fancy that again (food was slightly repetitive and pool area was like sardines in a tin ) Would like a nice beach resort in a place we can also experience some history and culture. Cost is also a huge factor. Any recommendations from you fellow money savers? No preference on board basis and happy to hire a car.
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#1
I can't help with your question, but it might help others if you add a little extra information.

As price is a huge factor it would probably help if you give a maximum budget for what you would be willing to spend. Also, as you are traveling with children, would you prefer shorter flights, or would that not be a factor? Finally, where would you want to fly from?

Edited By: RossD89 on May 04, 2017 16:22
#2
Northern Ireland has everything you want - no sardines on the beaches here and we are jam packed with history and culture :)
#3
As Ross says this is a little vague as it stands, but I'll throw Malta in as a possibility, maybe Mellieha Bay. Sandy beach, short flights, plenty of history, and a ferry takes you to Gozo for day trips. Car hire is fine, roads can be unmarked the further you travel into the countryside , but no mad driving unlike some countries! I'm not religious but architecturally some beautiful churches, ancient remains and if Popeye Village is still going strong, it's the set from the Robin Williams film.
Temperatures are high in August, food is good, and you can travel to quieter beaches too.

Edited By: tinkerbellian on May 04, 2017 16:29
#4
Im going to Croatia in 2 weeks, It has beaches, mountains and beautiful National Park & nice cities .
http://cdn.touropia.com/gfx/b/2016/02/plitvice_lakes_15.jpg
http://holicoffee.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/plitvice-lakes-national-park-croatia-outdoor-hiking-trails-adventure-sport-14.jpg
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#5
Have you thought about Cyprus? We hired a villa there a few years ago. It came with a hire car and the advantage is they drive on the correct side of the road
#6
Spain is lovely as well.
#7
Antalya in Turkey has beautiful beaches, lots of roman ruins, exotic turkish culture and pretty cheap. We went there some years ago and really loved the place. The ocean was so clear, you could see the bottom of it nearer shore.
#8
[quote=rhinopaul]Im going to Croatia in 2 weeks, It has beaches, mountains and beautiful National Park & nice cities .http://cdn.touropia.com/gfx/b/2016/02/plitvice_lakes_15.jpghttp://holicoffee.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/plitvice-lakes-national-park-croatia-outdoor-hiking-trails-adventure-sport-14.jpghttp://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1457624958/Zlatni-Rat-Beach-CROATIA0316.jpg?itok=dVCcbBVUhttp://s.squixa.net/www.peregrineadventures.com/1492563216019/sites/peregrine/files/styles/low-quality/public/elements/product/hero/xhighlights-of-croatia-balka.jpg.pagespeed.ic.Bop51OPAvh.jpg[/quote
I was about to suggest Croatia so many different parts Dubrovnik,Split etc and also one of my most favourite places in the world Plitvice Lakes.Now the bad news unfortunately you are looking at going one on the most expensive times but have a look at http://www.airbnb.com for cheaper accommodation.
#9
Ibiza... Beautiful island... We go in or around es cana in ibiza... Been about 9 times... And yes going back in July... :D
#10
Might be worth doing the Thomson free child place holiday finder on their website as this will get one of your kids places free.
#11
Suzannzan
Might be worth doing the Thomson free child place holiday finder on their website as this will get one of your kids places free.


Ive found prices higher per person when free child is offered!
#12
coopern1
Suzannzan
Might be worth doing the Thomson free child place holiday finder on their website as this will get one of your kids places free.
Ive found prices higher per person when free child is offered!
I think it depends on location and travel dates. It might be slightly higher per person but if only paying for 3, then some of that increase is cancelled out when you work out the total holiday cost.
We got ourselves a holiday with thomson, 4star, costs dorada, 7 nights half board, 1 free kids place, so only had to pay for two adults which was £700 each. At the time of booking we price checked and flying a few days later, no free kids place was available but costs were still £700pp so in our case it did genuinely save us the full cost of our son.
It's worth shopping around and comparing to check though as they do work out.

Edited By: Suzannzan on May 05, 2017 11:18
#13
memmmememe
Northern Ireland has everything you want - no sardines on the beaches here and we are jam packed with history and culture :)


Flight time isn't an issue with kids, ideally id fly from Newcastle but will consider Edinburgh or Glasgow if there's a decent saving. For cost I'd be happy to spend 1500-2000 + food and def no more than 3000 if all inclusive.
I had a weekend away just 5 mins away from giants causeway last year and loved in, any recommendations on a location for a family with beaches nearby?
#14
tinkerbellian
As Ross says this is a little vague as it stands, but I'll throw Malta in as a possibility, maybe Mellieha Bay. Sandy beach, short flights, plenty of history, and a ferry takes you to Gozo for day trips. Car hire is fine, roads can be unmarked the further you travel into the countryside , but no mad driving unlike some countries! I'm not religious but architecturally some beautiful churches, ancient remains and if Popeye Village is still going strong, it's the set from the Robin Williams film.
Temperatures are high in August, food is good, and you can travel to quieter beaches too.


Ooh thank you, hadn't considered Malta, I'll have a look!
#15
patchworkcampers
memmmememe
Northern Ireland has everything you want - no sardines on the beaches here and we are jam packed with history and culture :)
Flight time isn't an issue with kids, ideally id fly from Newcastle but will consider Edinburgh or Glasgow if there's a decent saving. For cost I'd be happy to spend 1500-2000 + food and def no more than 3000 if all inclusive.
I had a weekend away just 5 mins away from giants causeway last year and loved in, any recommendations on a location for a family with beaches nearby?
How hot do you like it
#16
Suzannzan
coopern1
Suzannzan
Might be worth doing the Thomson free child place holiday finder on their website as this will get one of your kids places free.
Ive found prices higher per person when free child is offered!
I think it depends on location and travel dates. It might be slightly higher per person but if only paying for 3, then some of that increase is cancelled out when you work out the total holiday cost.
We got ourselves a holiday with thomson, 4star, costs dorada, 7 nights half board, 1 free kids place, so only had to pay for two adults which was £700 each. At the time of booking we price checked and flying a few days later, no free kids place was available but costs were still £700pp so in our case it did genuinely save us the full cost of our son.
It's worth shopping around and comparing to check though as they do work out.


Good find :)
#17
coopern1
Suzannzan
coopern1
Suzannzan
Might be worth doing the Thomson free child place holiday finder on their website as this will get one of your kids places free.
Ive found prices higher per person when free child is offered!
I think it depends on location and travel dates. It might be slightly higher per person but if only paying for 3, then some of that increase is cancelled out when you work out the total holiday cost.
We got ourselves a holiday with thomson, 4star, costs dorada, 7 nights half board, 1 free kids place, so only had to pay for two adults which was £700 each. At the time of booking we price checked and flying a few days later, no free kids place was available but costs were still £700pp so in our case it did genuinely save us the full cost of our son.
It's worth shopping around and comparing to check though as they do work out.
Good find :)

Even better when I used the £120 discount code on it, quidco at £23 and a further 5% (£50) off the final balances using a voucher scheme through my hubbies work.

Altogether we've got it for just over £1250 for all three of us and that's will us adding private transfers too.

Love a bargain yay!

Definitely worth keeping an eye out and speaking to thomson as to when the free kids places are released. :3

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