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Discussion in 'Holidays & Travel' started by AVA, Jan 9, 2015.
I'm there from the 8th to 15th. What area?
So close yet so far x
Correlejo , I think it's how you spell it. Where you going?
Caleta de Fuste.
You ever been before? My first time. Will be visiting Corralejo as it's supposed to be mainly sand dunes and you can quad bike across them which will be brilliant.
Malta, two weeks on Monday x
No, I've not. Been to Tenerife and Lanzarote, but this island looks to have the best beaches. Sounds like good fun. Don't mess the sand up too much before I get there...
Recently come back from my first holiday abroad.
Went to Tenerife for the week and I now have the holiday bug!
Want to do 2 weeks next year, not too worried about flight times, hoping for all inclusive, 2 weeks around May time.
Have a budget of about 1500pp.
That's a big budget, you could do some nice places with that - Is it including spending money?
Would you like to leave Europe?
I'm going to Fuerteventura on Friday, I'll let you know how it is.
Would be open to leaving Europe and it isn't including spending money, will have extra saved away for spending.
I agree with RM, £1,500 is a huge budget per person. I too am going to Fuerteventura this month all inclusive and its around £750 each for the week (4*). We went to Costa Dorada in June and it was a fab hotel, right on the beach, and that was around £600.00 all inclusive each for the week (4+*). I am not sure the price doubles just because you are there for two weeks.
If I were you, I would be tempted to look further afield with that budget. We only go all inclusive because of the drinks during the day, evenings etc as it all mounts up. We went to Venice last month B&B and that was lovely as you could eat where you liked and the Italian cuisine is just lovely. Each to their own, but sometimes it is nice to get out of the hotel grounds but, if you have paid for it, you feel you have to stay put.
I have had a quick look at Jet2holidays website...we went with them in June, and they were great.
Two weeks in Kos at the end of next May flying from Stansted, all inclusive starts around £699pp for a 4* and you can do 5* for £971pp. That includes 22kg of luggage and 10kg hand luggage and your coach transfers.
I don't want to treat you like an idiot but look on Tripadvisor before you book anything. I haven't had a bad holiday to date. You do sometimes have to weigh up some of the reviews but you get a general idea of what is good.
I never do all inclusive. I'll have about 4 beers in the day which I'll happily pay the €2 each for, in the evenings I like to eat out in different places.
You'll always get amazing steak houses and the likes around popular resorts. Beats a buffet any day.
I agree, but I drink vodka and it's not cheap like beer and soft drinks during the day aren't cheap either. We are doing all inclusive this time as I found a hotel I liked. Next year I would like to go to Greece, and we would go maybe B&B. Went all inclusive in June as we had my granddaughter with us and that worked brilliantly.
You do get to see a lot more of a place not going all inclusive.
All Inclusive works if you've got a young family or are staying in a resort where there's feck all for miles (Red Sea for example) or it's not that safe outside (Antigua, Jamaica). Going AI in places like Greece should be a hanging offence if you're not with young kids. There are usually so many great places to eat.
It also absolutely kills the resorts locally in Spain, Greece etc. The main tourist resorts that are full of restaurants and bars are slowly dying because the AI´s are stopping people spending outside the hotels. I understand that people like to pay up front so they dont have to worry about laying out for food and drink everyday on holiday but longterm it has a detrimental effect. People won´t want to visit these resorts if there is nothing but boarded up restaurants and bars outside their hotels.
I spoke to a guy only yesterday who said to me he'd been coming here for over 15 years and this will be his last because "I like to have a walk about every night to see what's going on cos I don't want to look at the same four walls. I don't buy anything, like, cos I'm all inclusive but a lot of the bars have gone and it's not as busy as it used to be here now in the evenings. What's happened to the place?" AI is what happened.
I see everyday how it is effecting the local trade. Also I hear everyday from a lot of clients how shite the AI food and drink is in the hotels. On average a pint here is 2euros.
I remember a TV advert (last year I think) by Thomsons telling people to leave their wallets at home because you wont need it. Familys were literally coming without a bean on them. It was ridiculous.
It is, unless you're in a big resort that has several on site a la carte restaurants. But they're normally just a buffet. We had B&B booked in Fuerteventura, went down the first morning, looked at it, thought "f*ck that" and paid €15 for a lovely breakfast in town every morning.
I won't eat shit just because it's free.
I think buffets are so depressing, opening up those lids like there's going to be something really tasty behind the trapdoor. We went to Aegina a few years ago and while the hotel was a bit further from the beach than we were led to believe (about 200ms), it was surrounded by loads of local tavernas and restaurants which all reeked of lovely food and atmosphere. There were couples in the hotel who were on AI who were saying, "Oh, we know what we like so we're staying put, don't want to get a dicky stomach eating the local shite"
How was Fuerteventura?
No where this year for me but off to Disney World in April then in August hoping to go to Tenerife as well San Blas in Tenerife lovely place both are totally different holidays but amazing places.
Amazing. One of them holidays I was genuinely gutted to leave.
We had great weather and great evening entertainment, which for me is what a holiday is about.
Plan to go back next year but maybe to Corralejo.
September was the perfect time to go too. Hardly any kids, it was ideal.
Great, sounds perfect Glad you had a good time.
I've nothing against kids, but wouldn't enjoy too many around