To ask for your favourite holiday recommendations?

(31 Posts)
JurgenKlopp Sun 31-Jul-16 11:15:26

Inspired by another thread (holiday cottage welcome pack)...

Where are your favourite holiday destinations and places you'd recommend, UK or abroad? If you could link or name specific places, that would be great. Also, say why you like them so much.

We're always looking to go to new places and find recommendations to be really useful. Thanks.

JurgenKlopp Sun 31-Jul-16 11:32:06

Ok, I'll start. My first recommendation is a place we stayed last year with a group of friends. It's called Red Welly and I'd read about it in The Guardian who had done a feature on self catering places in the UK.

The place is amazing; 3 separate cottages, sharing the huge garden space. There was one main cottage that had a huge table to seat 16 in the large kitchen. Each of the two other cottages had smaller but functional kitchens. The cottages were newly converted and the furnishings and space was really good quality. The kitchen equipment was amazing, they even had a kitchen aid mixer!

Down a short walk at the bottom of the garden was a private beach that we used every day for paddling and boarding. It was an amazing holiday and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.

hooliodancer Sun 31-Jul-16 11:46:50

I discovered Polperro in Cornwall this year and totally fell in love with it. We went for a winter break and it was so breathtakingly beautiful. We had a really cosy cottage with a huge woodburning stove, great food in the local pub. I loved watching the waves crashing on the rocks, and the bracing walks. I really feel I have missed out only discovering it recently, especially that it's so good in winter.

My favourite abroad place is Loggos in Paxos. Paxos is generally a stunning island, all of it is wonderful, but Loggos is magical. It's a tiny fishing village, so a stunning little harbour with a few restaurants and bars. The views are fabulous. It is the best place I have ever been.

BendydickCuminsnatch Sun 31-Jul-16 11:51:29

Ooh definitely watching with interest, I always feel we are missing something and go with the obvious choice as I can NEVER find anything that looks unusual and perfect!
My fave holiday so far was an all inclusive in Mexico. Would love to go to the Scilly isles or the Azores.

Cactuar Sun 31-Jul-16 11:51:46

Santorini is amazing - stunning views - we stayed in perissa but the island is tiny and so it is really easy to travel to anywhere on the island.

Costacoffeeplease Sun 31-Jul-16 12:04:29

I live in Carvoeiro in the Algarve, came on holiday in 1988, kept coming back and moved permanently in 2003!

FlipperSkipper Sun 31-Jul-16 12:07:31

Porec in Croatia. Lovely, lots to see and do as well as plenty of opportunities to relax. Riviera Maya in Mexico, lovely hotel and amazing all round experience.

Lovefromhull Sun 31-Jul-16 12:10:57

Northumberland. And Guernsey.

zoobeedoo Sun 31-Jul-16 12:18:10

Carcassonne, France. Loved it, medieval city is stunning and local wine and food gorgeous and very cheap.

HouseworkIsASin10 Sun 31-Jul-16 12:21:34

hooliodancer That sounds fab, I love Cornwall. What was the cottage called?

Groovee Sun 31-Jul-16 12:22:23

We love Broadgate Farm Cottage in Beverley. They have 6 cottages and are amazing and have everything you can think of in the kitchen.

We also love Orlando.

Floralnomad Sun 31-Jul-16 12:25:15

We had our honeymoon in Polperro , about a hundred years ago .

Hoppinggreen Sun 31-Jul-16 12:27:56

In The Uk it's Holy Island or Seahouses in Northumbria or North Norfolk.
We own a property in a beautiful area of Spain called the Costa de la Luz, much less developed than other Costas.

hooliodancer Sun 31-Jul-16 13:03:21

It was called Peirrin House, but there are lots of similar ones in the village. All the houses in the village itself, i.e. near the harbour, are very old, so all have lovely thick Cornish walls and charm. We were spoilt for choice I have to say.

spidey66 Sun 31-Jul-16 13:06:53

In the UK....Cornwall, specifically St Ives. Love that place.

Abroad....Puerto Pollensa in Majorca.

happypoobum Sun 31-Jul-16 13:12:08

Just a warning re Polperro - it's lovely in winter when hoolio went, but it's absolutely teaming with tourists in the summer.

My favourite place is Rome, absolutely love it.

noblegiraffe Sun 31-Jul-16 13:17:54

We went on a tour of the Norwegian Fjords with Inntravel www.inntravel.co.uk/destinations/norway

All the hotels were booked for us, coaches, trains and boats, we just had to follow the itinerary they provided, it all worked perfectly. The hotels were superb, the scenery amazing, and we never felt rushed with the travelling, it was all very relaxed. Norway was incredible, I'd love to go back, but it's also very expensive!

ZaraW Sun 31-Jul-16 13:37:29

Southern Iceland amazing but expensive but the glacier walking, caving, Northern lights and husky sledding were brilliant.

RebelandaStunner Sun 31-Jul-16 14:34:26

Headland hotel and cottages Newquay - expensive but lovely.
Merton hotel Jersey though we haven't been for a while had some lovely holidays when DC were younger.
Peak District- beautiful and loads to do.

Love the USA; been to several states all different loads to see and do. Fab opportunities to do multi centre trips like New York and Florida or San Francisco and Las Vegas for e.g.

Italy- love the whole country from the lakes, Rome, Florence, Pisa, Sorrento, to Capri etc just stunning and so much history.

MrsFrankieHeck Sun 31-Jul-16 14:39:44

Lisbon is just gorgeous. The Epic Sana hotel is one of my favorite that I've been to.

Sirzy Sun 31-Jul-16 14:44:37

Cruises are my perfect holiday. I always thought I would hate it til I was persuaded to try one and now I am converted

SueDunome Sun 31-Jul-16 14:51:38

Westbay Club, Isle of Wight - New England style self-catering accommodation, indoor pool and outdoor splash pool, on-site restaurant and spa, ferry booking included in holiday price.

James Villas - Colina del Paraiso, Costa del Sol. Amazing three storey townhouse accommodation with rooftop terrace, complete with hot tubs and views to Gibraltar. On-site restaurant, three pools, beaches nearby but need car.

Pinelodge Holidays; stayed at both sites, very good, especially with young children.

Cape Verde - beautiful, unspoilt, go now before it gets too commercialised.

ZaraW Sun 31-Jul-16 15:38:38

Cape Town is amazing as well we stayed in a guest house close to Long Street with fantastic views of Table Mountain.

Amelie10 Sun 31-Jul-16 15:41:31

Maldives - absolute paradise. Stayed at the Lux Maldives.

NickiFury Sun 31-Jul-16 15:47:39

Clearwater on the Gulf Coast Florida. Miles upon miles of deserted white sandy beaches. The beaches are like you always imagine a beach should be but they rarely are. I have moved around a lot and it's the one place where I thought "yes, this is the place I could stay forever".

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