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All Ibiza Discounts, Offers and Sale - April 2018
October is widely regarded as one of the best months to go Ibiza if you want a quiet holiday. It's beautiful that time of year and weather is still good enough to catch a tan.
I've been 3 times in May and it has been scorching.
Not half term
We went to San Antonio last October for a short break, 7th to 10th I think and there were a lot of places already closed. I think Cafe Mambo were closing on 14th and they were one of the last, but it depends what you're going for. We went dressed for the cold and it was scorching every day, although the forecast had been for rain that never materialised.
Would anything be open in October
Oh let the nearly north have one bargain!! You guys can get to ask the London airports there's deals-a-plenty surely!!? ;) 8)
May and October are the months I would go. My daughter and her family went to Santa Eulalia last Easter and really enjoyed it but then had a hire Car and toured the Island.Not many tourists then and the resorts tend to open for holidaymakers early in May. Not driving might restrict you early in the season.
Thanks for your reply, had a look on tripadvisor; couldn’t find anything directly relating to this time of year. We don’t mind quiet as long as there’s still plenty open/plenty for the little one to do
Mike160912, have you looked on TripAdvisor? Easter will be a nice time to visit Ibiza but you might find it a bit quiet. I’ve stayed a lot in Santa Eulalia and rate it highly
I did read some positive Tripadvisor reviews https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_Review-g673348-d569347-Reviews-Puerto_Cala_Vadella-Sant_Josep_de_Sa_Talaia_Ibiza_Balearic_Islands.html
Looking for holidays from 28th august till 9th September ( any dates between those dates for 7 days. From Manchester to Sunny beach.
try realdealholidays they are really good www.facebook.com/realdealholidays got me mate 3 adults 1 kid 800 flight hotel suitcase and transfer
looking for something for 2 adults 1 child 14yrs old august 17th for 7 nights plz
I'm going to keep updating this thread daily (except when I go to Ibiza myself at the weekend!) and I'll post anything that crops up decent.
Any from cardiff airport 26 27 or 28 of August please
Just click on promotions and it has a code to get £3 off the second pair which makes it 3.99+.99. Good price as I needed a cheap pair for the commute and casual listening. Got two. Lol
Up to £13 each
How are you getting 2 for a fiver ? maxmix
Grey ones in stock, can't go wrong with £3.99 hopefully
Well lets look at an example (taking what the person says at face value, but I've heard similar complaints from others): http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/ryanair-flights-middle-seats-assigned-passengers-pay-reserve-changed-seating-policy-a7750581.html I guess we could run the permutations to get the probability, but I'd be surprised if the seating plan ended up with the only allocatable middle seats (i,e. those not in free rows) 24 rows apart. If you think about the methodology you believe they use: 1) 3 paying pax take up a row and have no impact, other then pushing free rows apart. (Anything above 3 and you consider them a 3 plus a separate fragment, i.e. 5 = 3 pax plus 2 pax). 2) 2 paying pax take up a row and leave either a window or aisle free (presume they would want to sit together). 3) 1 paying pax picks a window/aisle and leaves an allocatable "won't pay seat" So if you don't pay you're first going to be allocated the seats generated by (3). The seats generated by (2) won't be allocated until all middle seats have been allocated. But that then means they risk running out of completely free rows for late bookers who are prepared to pay (do they move people retrospectively?, haven't heard anyone suggest they do). The important factor to consider appears to be the ratio of group (3) to non paying Pax and how full the flight is. If its 50/50 and a very full flight then you're more likely to be separated. But there'd have to be many non paying single Pax having been allocated seats before a non paying couple to force people so far apart. To me it seems like a very unique and unlikely set of circumstances which would yield the results people are complaining about. In most instances IMO with an unadulterated allocation policy they would be sitting in adjacent rows (albeit in middle seats) allowing easy seat swapping. Additionally holding back seats generated by (2) makes little sense unless you have a lot of paying single PAX, as generally a single PAX will pick an empty row where possible, so those seats only become desirable once empty rows or rows with only one other PAX are filled. Again this suggests to me the policy is deliberately set up to separate people rather then increase revenue by holding back desirable seats only. I presume the people complaining can see the seat map (so Ryan Air can sell them a seat)? If so perhaps someone will be able to confirm if there was a nearer "won't pay seat" available.
Why shouldn't people complain, how else would they influence a company's behaviour. And many of us disagree that their seating policy is transparent, you feel its innocent, we feel they are deliberately separating people (by several rows) unless they pay. Moreover, i'm not sure why you feel the only choice consumers have is to take their business elsewhere. It's perfectly valid to also call out bad practice or behaviour you feel is unacceptable. Some may have limited options. I live near LHR so BA gets a lot of my business by virtue of my geographic location. If I lived near LTN the dominant operator at that airport (used to Ryan Air, but think it may be Easy Jet now?) would likely get my business. Moreover, say you need to fly to BTS for example, you're short of options. The cheese analogy is erroneous and trivialises peoples quite fair complaints, as even if you only have one shop near you, it's very likely you will have many other options rather then cheese. If you're local shop only sold cheese and you had a two hour round trip to the next shop I think you may well be less laissez faire. And this brings me back to my main point. People accept such behaviour in the case of Ryan Air, infact they defend it telling others to stop complaining and go elsewhere, but i'm certain they wouldn't like it if everyone followed suit. There's trying to up sell and then there's being unnecessarily punitive and quite simply insulting peoples intelligence in the process. The whole payment method surcharge was a very clear point in case. It was an unreasonable and deceitful (as they tried to claim it was due to processing charges) attempt to force an up sell. I recall people defending that by telling people to take their business elsewhere, but i'm certain those same people would be up in arms if every business they used had started doing the same. Imagine doing your cheese free shop and finding there was a £10 charge unless you used timbuktu banks debit card. And when enough people obtained that card, your local changed it to Antarctic Banks Visa.....
That maybe the case. What we don't know is if those available seats were part of an empty row when the other members of the party were allocated a seat elsewhere. A row that it makes good business sense to keep available to be reserved for as long as possible.
I believe people have complained there were free seats closer to them. i.e. middle row seats closer to them, which could have been allocated to other members of the party rather then sticking them on the other side of the plane.
I really don't understand why people complain about Ryanair. They are running a business, a successful one at that so they must be doing something right. They are not there to pander to your every whim just because you think the rules should not apply to you. They are offering a product for sale and everyone is free to choose to purchase it or not. None of the completely optional extras are hidden. The rules re baggage, boarding passes etc are perfectly transparent. If you fall foul of those rules, it is your fault, not the airline's. If you don't like the product, go shop elsewhere. I don't like cheese therefore i don't purchase it. I also don't feel the need to constantly complain about the shops that offer it for sale.
i agree flights to the med have gone mad and the accommodation is just unreal , i'm really tempted with turkey , friends have been loads of times and love it resorts round dalaman are miles and miles away from the trouble and lets face it a day trip to london is a bit iffey at the moment
I spotted Man to Orlando leaving 19th July with Thomas Cook for 10 nights. Flights, average hotel on i-drive including breakfast and an intermediate car for £580 each. I thought that was quite reasonable for school hols. Was cheaper than the likes of spain greece etc when filtered by price. I know you have food and park tickets to add but it would be worth it.
£209 for a return In May to Ibiza - last May it was £45
The med is expensive cos people are put off going to Egypt, Tunisia, Turkey, etc. Demand has been much higher and hotels have been getting booked up very quick. I booked my holiday to menorca in July last year, the hotel was booked up by Xmas for the summer hols . On top of that you have the weakness of the pound over the last 18 months pushing prices up . You're left with luxury accommodation that nobody can afford or very basic that most don't want and is overpriced for what it is. I think the algarve is worst for crazy cheap flights and ridiculously priced accommodation. Better off going to canaries for overall value for money imo. Could be worse though, butlins are asking 1800 for a week self catering in the school holidays.
Turkey seems to be very cheap at the moment, only place you could go with a chance of spending under a grand for a family. Obvious it's cheap because people are worried about terrorism etc but the resorts aren't too bad. Also if you are going to North Majorca I would recommend BQ Alcudia Sun Village
can you ho on holiday by yourself on club 18-30 or do you have yo do it with your matea?
Could just about sneak in if I added the age range together ...
found it easy enough.. only 1 room left when I looked, but amazing price.. :D
You may have to search for it on the website as it times out. You should find it easy enough if you enter the dates and airport. They also have some non-18-30 holiday deals like AI in Greece for £205 same dates from Glasgow.
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Not really a bargain unless you have your heart set on red, It's £59.99 at FULL price in Argos. Chicco Echo Sea Green - Argos £59.99 Chicco Echo Marine Blue - Argos £59.99 Though at argos the Joie Nitro is £49.99 has the same features, full lie back, calf rest etc with excellent reviews.
people still go to Ibiza?
I was considering going earlier, but note that the party season doesn't start until after Easter if that's why you're going.
Not bad, which hotel? ;) Hot.
There are loads of flights at £19.98 or less return, from all airports.
I take "the city" charges Spanish nationals the same rate of tax for staying in a hotel?
I'm going mid May 7 nights all inclusive with flights from Bournemouth ( £180 pp ) ;) Thomson's/First Choice quote 2.20 euro's per adult per night, we are staying in 4 * hotel and its based on * ratings
Oops! Stuck in the past..... Amended now.
Flights leave on 5th April and return on 19th April 2016. Either a typo or time machine required.
Thanks, read it could vary depending if in season or hotel star rating . €30 not that bad
Had mine a couple of months now, generally very pleased (apart from a couple of minor scratches that it was delivered with!) They let me off the extra £5 because they didn't have any non-metallic options i.e. you couldn't possibly get the price on the website. Tip - get the Carista app and a cheap Bluetooth OBD2 receiver. You can change options like having the mirrors fold when you lock up, having the parking lights on as DRLs, opening the windows from your remote control etc.
I am currently in the last 6 months of a deal and they keep calling us to try to get us to sign up to a new contract, they seem to have good deals if you are staying with them for your next car.
Contract says 50% of remaining rentals. I've done it before.
Good price, but pretty standard for this time of the year. Great to chill for a few days, but can be quite cold and not much is really open
No way I'm leaving my car there...
Great prices, paid the same price with Ryanair Edinburgh to Ibiza July last year, but hoping for some good weather end March, hard to resist at this price though!
a bit cold in Ibiza in March / April but still a good find.
I've found some more... Bristol-Palma Sun 26 Mar 07:50 – 11:15 Bristol (BRS) – Palma (PMI) Wed 29 Mar 06:50 – 08:20 Palma (PMI) – Bristol (BRS) Same price for 27 Mar - 30 Mar and 28 Mar - 31 Mar. ________ Edinburgh-Ibiza Sun 26 Mar 15:15 – 19:15 Edinburgh (EDI) – Ibiza (IBZ) Wed 29 Mar 12:20 – 14:20 Ibiza (IBZ) – Edinburgh (EDI)
Price has gone up now - but yes if you prefer to keep the car for at least 4 years then you are better off purchasing outright. Also there are good deals on the updated Leon. This one is the best in the range and not much more than the Ibiza (with the current price increase from the original deal posted). https://www.nationwidevehiclecontracts.co.uk/Seat_Leon_5_Door-1-4-ecotsi-fr-technology-5dr-77319.htm Approx 4700 over 2 years. Decent spec as well. Metallic paint 8" touch screen with Sat Nav Bluetooth Handsfree Phone Connection DAB Radio Cruise control Full Link App interface Rear parking sensors Full LED headlights (make it look a lot more modern than most £25K+ German cars with halogens as standard!) 0-60 in 8 seconds
Price gone up to £151.14 for 24 months lease. For 48 months its £129.54/month.
Four year price was always this. It's the 2 and 3 year deals they have increased in price.
thats a 4 year lease I think. this was for 24 months.
this has actually gone down in price now so even better a deal Personal price per month (Incl VAT) £129.54 Initial Rental £388.62 Incl VAT ? Processing Fee: £198.00 Incl VAT ?
what a rip off!!!
Correct, it is a generalisation that taking children out has a significant effect on their results. I have seen no scientific evidence. So when a child is sick should the parents should be fined as the child is missing education and will fall behind? Being off sick and going on holiday has the same end result, missed school. Before my children took their 11+ exams, they both took a week off school. Not to go on holiday, but to prepare (they were "sick"). A child in primary school can learn more at home in a week compared to one month at school. A 10 year old child sitting at 11+ aiming for a high score can work out 17% of 50 in less than 5 seconds in their head and these highly qualified primary school teachers often struggle, such is their ability in basic maths. This is a generalisation from experience.
This is a generalisation.
Take them out early. The school cannot fine you as the parent won in the High Court. I took mine out. My son scored 99% in Maths Sats and got 13.5 GCSEs all A/A*. Taking them out does not make any difference. When teachers go on strike they suffer. Then the school takes children on a residential trip in term time and that's fine. It is all nonsense. What do they learn in primary school? If the school fined you refuse to pay any voluntary contributions for trips. The Head of my son's grammar school stated he would never fine parents, although he did not approve of term time holidays. But what do they do just before Christmas?
Just supply and demand. Can't wait until mine are done with school though. :)
It will be even cheaper in February/March. I was in Mallorca for Easter weekend for £20 return with Ryanair. Booked a flights 5 weeks before departure. Bare in mind there is still a lot of rainy days in Baleares in April and all main attractions and hotels are closed after winter season.
sun sea sex .....and parents X)
Good find. My son was looking for some flights and there will be about 6lads going so. Heat from me xxx
Good deal for easter w/end 8)
hi yes. easter weekend. tah. x
Luggage can be added on at an additional cost with both Monarch and Ryanair. I think Monarch hand luggage allowance is 10kg. I haven't included it here as in August I've no idea what a family of 5 need luggage wise. I mean do kids need 10kg each? I did two weeks in Japan on less than 10kg of luggage but each to their own. I'm unsure on the city tax, but I know lots of European destinations, eg Italy have this which is normally settled upon arrival at the hotel. Of course you can change the hotel for an AI one, and you could hire a car. I think it depends on what facilities want, some want an AI resport where they don't need to move for a week, others prefer to get out and about. The hotel website gives some indication of what is nearby and activities but there appears to be shops nearby for food and drink too. The hotel webaite is here The transfers via bus with holiday taxis have good review and are on cash back sites. You can also look at transfers with hoppa.com or similar.
I have not voted, but what would make me wary without looking into it further, would be 1) the costs of luggage for a 10 day holiday (never used ryanair, but they seem to have a bad rep for hidden extras) 2) the nightmare stories you hear about privately booked bus transfers (god knows what Portinax would cost if you just jumped in a taxi at the airport, it's at the other end of the island). 3)Also is this exempt from the hotel room tax? 4) If you're not booking all inclusive, then what will the exchange rate be like next summer? At least two meals are covered though. As I said, not voted. Portinax is a quiet village, can't think think where the nearest reasonable supermarket is (post office is cheap for booze though). Hope 3 kids are happy with the beach, a few swings/slides, and I assume an apartment block pool, because with no kids clubs and evening entertainment there could be some grumbles.
Not sure why people have voted cold on this? This is bang smack in the middle of the holidays, with a decent sized apartment and a short flight so idea for families. Hot from me :)