Holiday advice for VERY fussy family

(40 Posts)
motherofeve Sat 23-Apr-16 15:36:59

We are after a special holiday this year - end July, beg August, dd 11, ds 12. We want direct flights only, luxury ideally all inclusive, fabulous beach with great snorkelling from the beach, water sports and loads of restaurant choice. Help!

IceMaiden73 Sat 23-Apr-16 17:07:29

I would look at the Caribbean - somewhere like Antigua / Barbados

VegasIsBest Sat 23-Apr-16 17:08:08

Mexico. Amazing hotels.

motherofeve Sat 23-Apr-16 17:17:54

Where's best - any resort recommendations?

IceMaiden73 Sat 23-Apr-16 17:22:50

Depends on your budget really

TK1930 Sat 23-Apr-16 17:32:45

Barbados is lovely. Look on the tripadvisor forums & it's very hold friendly.
But the only thing is.. We travel at Easter usually... Summer is the Caribbean hurricane/ rainy season. Though lots of people still travel then
Good luck

TK1930 Sat 23-Apr-16 17:33:18

Hold = child!!

monkeyfacegrace Sat 23-Apr-16 17:34:36

I'd recommend Moon Palace Hotel in Mexico. It's nothing short of amazing. Trip advisor will back me up.

monkeyfacegrace Sat 23-Apr-16 17:36:24

It has about 7 restaurants as part of the AI, dolphins on site, 4 large pools, right on the beachfront, I'm sure there is crazy golf, a FAB health spa and golf centre, crocs just wandering around grin, and days out to Xel-Ha and Xcaret are unmissable.

eurochick Sat 23-Apr-16 17:39:32

If you have a big budget the Maldives or Mauritius would fit the bill.

motherofeve Sat 23-Apr-16 18:02:11

not being constrained at the moment ..... :-)

AdoraKiora Sat 23-Apr-16 18:05:15

St Lucia.

There is 5 star resort that has fabulous water sports, can't recall name though, sorry...

If you're not against for human rights/snobbery...Dubai wink

motherofeve Sat 23-Apr-16 18:05:24

Was heading for Maldives but can;t fly direct at that time of year and DH won't do a flight with a change ........

Lizzylou Sat 23-Apr-16 18:09:48

Was also going to say St Lucia. We went last year and it was fabulous.

For unlimited watersports/activities Neilsons is great but not AI (most meals included). We went to Greece and it was a great holiday.

Rosa Sat 23-Apr-16 18:10:20

Seychelles -

charleybarley Sat 23-Apr-16 18:12:13

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AStreetcarNamedBob Sat 23-Apr-16 18:12:25

Playa del Carmen in Mexico. Masses of hotels that will fit the bill

PestoSwimissimos Sat 23-Apr-16 18:15:48

Another vote for the Caribbean here. Just make sure you pick a resort on the West coast though if you want quiet seas for snorkelling. The Western sides tend to be rather windy & the sea is much choppier. Good if you want kite surfing or stuff like that though.

charleybarley Sat 23-Apr-16 18:16:11

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TheBlessedCheesemaker Sat 23-Apr-16 18:21:41

Forte village in sardnia has the food (Michelin starred restaurants, and even the buffet doles out ribeye steaks cooked to order) and it has the luxury, but not the best beach. It does however have the most amazing sports. There is a chelsea football academy (DH played a dads v coaches against torre andre flo) and a great rugby school (my kids got taught rugby by austin healey and will greenwood). All this happened while i floated around the spa (literally - they have this dead sea pool thing that was awesome)

BUT. Beach not great.

motherofeve Sat 23-Apr-16 18:47:32

How about the snorkelling folks ........

eurochick Sat 23-Apr-16 18:47:32

Are you sure? BA and monarch usually fly direct.

charleybarley Sat 23-Apr-16 18:59:55

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Lizzylou Sat 23-Apr-16 19:20:17

Snorkelling good in St Lucia, I hate deep water normally but got carried away.

Lizzylou Sat 23-Apr-16 19:21:13

We looked at Forte village, looks amazing. Bit pricey for us at the time though.

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