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If not Mark Warner.....what?!

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Herecomesthesciencebint Sun 23-Mar-14 21:39:50

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fizzly Sun 23-Mar-14 21:41:14

Nielson is excellent.

specialsubject Sun 23-Mar-14 21:56:29

you'll be lucky to get watersports instructors in the Med who are not kids - the circumstances of the job mean that older instructors are scarce - but some of them are very good.

Do have a look at Neilson - resorts vary in conditions, if you want wind don't go to Sivota but there are plenty of others. They all do tennis and biking.

BellsaRinging Sun 23-Mar-14 21:58:48

Neilson-I've been to both and wouldn't swap back.

Herecomesthesciencebint Sun 23-Mar-14 22:01:41

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Herecomesthesciencebint Sun 23-Mar-14 22:02:34

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VegasIsBest Sun 23-Mar-14 22:03:44

All inclusive in the Carribean or Mexico. Lovely hotels if you chose carefully and lots going on, normally with a good activities team and free water sports.

PisforPeter Sun 23-Mar-14 22:07:06

Sunsail Vounaki is awesome, we're going back again this year

Sycamoretrees Sun 23-Mar-14 22:09:48

Neilson holidays are a lot more structured than Mark Warner, with lots of activity sessions scheduled each day for both Adults and kids. Although everything is optional (it is a holiday after all!) most people sign up for a full timetable of lessons and activities. Also found Neilson isn't always more expensive than Mark Warner.

givemeaclue Mon 24-Mar-14 09:38:20

Another vote for neilsons. A lot of their instructors in Turkey are older local people. There is cycling and fitness, running as well as water sports and tennis. Some kind of low key entertainment a couple of nights per week. Can also hire a car and explore the region

specialsubject Mon 24-Mar-14 10:02:43

Neilson rooms will be clean and comfortable, but they are for people like you who won't be in them much - as you would hope applies for most people on holiday! There won't be a million TV channels and a turndown service. :-)

you would certainly get tennis tournaments. Some places may do dinghy racing but check first, generally they have gone away from performance sailing.

Herecomesthesciencebint Mon 24-Mar-14 20:07:25

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LIZS Mon 24-Mar-14 20:08:52

Will watch with interest , any independents ?

Weegiemum Mon 24-Mar-14 20:10:35

We went to the Dominican Republic freelance, booked direct with the water sports schools, rented an apartment in a gated complex with pool, ate out in lovely Local restaurants with varied food and self catered, had Spanish lessons, and calculated it was about 1/3 less than an all inclusive. But we've always travelled independently.

specialsubject Mon 24-Mar-14 21:59:35

been a long time, but take a look at Wildwind in Vassiliki. Not sure if they offer all the other things you want though.

singaporefling Mon 24-Mar-14 22:58:09

Always loved club med when dc's were younger - great activities/superb food...

truelymadlysleepy Tue 25-Mar-14 20:22:12

I'd look at some of the 5* in Mauritius. All watersports (including waterskiing) tennis (including group matches) really great food, kids clubs etc for about the same price as MW.
We've never looked back.

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