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Suggestions for short break in the sun

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superbfairywren Tue 05-Jan-16 08:39:47

I think my dh and I could really do with some sunshine this year and a bit of a break. Unsure if we would bring DD with us or not, I have a big birthday this year and might be able to wangle her staying with family(hence why i only want to go away for a few nights, couldn't leave her any longer!) Is there anywhere you would suggest that is possible to go just for a few days?

I have browsed online and only really found week and fortnight long deals. I would like 3 or 4 nights ideally, and therefore not too long a flight from the UK(London). Would like pool, luxury, beach, nice walks, good food. Would settle for a good pool and some sunshine. Really just looking for some ideas then I can work out if its at all possible.

Costacoffeeplease Tue 05-Jan-16 08:44:44

What time of year, and what budget have you got in mind?

JapanNextYear Tue 05-Jan-16 08:44:48

Easyjet website has some v good hotel and flight offers, often city breaks with pools. Mallorca and Palma lovely for a couple of days, Nice, Malaga and Rome all great for a short break.

superbfairywren Tue 05-Jan-16 17:10:54

Probably may ish time? But flexible depending on what kind of deal we can get. Budget is the bit I'm really not sure of, I haven't been on an abroad holiday properly since I was a kid and then I didn't pay for it. We've only ever really been away in this country or a weekend break in Europe once or twice. When we go away in the UK we normally pay between 250 and 600 for a self catering place(250much more basic but nice, 600very luxurious) and I have no idea how much places in Europe with pools and flights cost. Really I would like some guidance or recommendations of lovely places you can go to for a few days so I can work out what we can afford.

Costacoffeeplease Tue 05-Jan-16 19:13:30

I live in Carvoeiro, in the Algarve, you might find a private apt/villa owner willing to do less than a week, if you stay away from half term?

superbfairywren Wed 06-Jan-16 14:49:57

Algarve is somewhere I hadn't thought of, thanks.

Makemineacabsauv Sat 09-Jan-16 00:38:02

Venice - fabulous place and it an suit any budget. Likewise Rome and I 'be always fancied Sorrento and Pompeii. Athens is a other option.

superbfairywren Sat 09-Jan-16 08:04:48

Would love to go to Italy, haven't ever been!

kittyvet Sat 09-Jan-16 08:07:28

Northern Italy won't be very warm in May! If you are thinking pools and beach then you need to be further south.

Madbengalmum Sat 09-Jan-16 17:06:38

Sicily for a short break, fabulous

1980Mum2013 Thu 14-Jan-16 05:02:25

Spain is lovely in May. There is a great little place north of Alicante which we loved
It's inland but you can get to the beach in 20 mins. Great place for to take kids too.

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