We've never been away in October before and we don't know where to go. We'd like to go somewhere with virtually guaranteed sunshine but not a ridiculously long flight.
Although we are partial to a bit of lounging about on a beach or by a pool we also like to explore the country we're visiting so don't want to go anywhere purely resort-y. I wondered about Cyprus but don't know much about it.
Guranteed sunshine at that time of year? Best bet would be Egypt, Sharm el Sheike. 5/6 hour flight?
I went to Tenerife in Oct once and it was cloudy the whole time and drizzled quite a bit. Far too cold to go in the pool or sea. Now I'm sure its probably unusual and normally warmer than that, etc but I'm just saying it can definetly happen.
For some reason I really don't fancy the Canaries and we've been to Eqypt before. After briefly toying with a longer flight to somewhere like the Caribbean I think we've decided Cyprus would be a good choice.
superdolly where would you recommend that won't make us feel we're in Southend on a very sunny day?
Hi, I go to Protaras, but not the main Fig tree bay and "The Strip", as I find it too touristy. I go to Ayia Triada which is between Pernera and Kapparis. Walking distance of lovely small beaches, local tavernas etc. I like Pernera too, it has a fabulous restaurant right on the beach with Cypriot food, lovely views and good service, it's called Kalamies. Should you want a big golden sand beach then Makronissos in Ayia Napa iis gorgeous. Don't beleive everything you read about Ayia Napa, some of it is lovely!
I go a lot as I have a house in Ayia Triada, so I can give you lots of advice, but the TripAdvisor forum is very useful for specific hotels/b&bs .
There is the Brits abroad thing there in spades, but you really don't have to be in those bits if its not for you, s, however to get the best of it and to go to the less trashy bits a car is necessary, I can pm you a good company which gives my guests discount, at that time of year you can probably get one for 120 euros for the week.