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All inclusive help!!
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PeacheyPeach · 04/09/2021 21:07

Having just returned from a lovely ( but quite tiring!!) Holiday to Devon, I'm thinking maybe if circumstances allow next year we will book an all inclusive holiday.
We usually have a villa or euro camp type of holiday, but I think i just a holiday were we don't have to food shop or drive every were . Never been All-inclusive before but would like to try it.
Can anyone suggest a nice hotel that is suitable for little ones and teenagers am thinking maybe Greece or South of France. Something with a waterpark would be a bonus xx

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Travielkapelka · 05/09/2021 17:06

@Cactu I didn’t see a chicken drumstick or slow cooked lamb at all. We had wonderful steaks, sea food, fresh fish, imaginative salads, huge fruit platters and the Asian restaurant was incredible . Absolutely outstanding food

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GrumpyPanda · 05/09/2021 17:07

Not Greece or France but I can heartily recommend Parco san Marco, just on the Italian side of Lake Lugano. Excellent food, several pools including their own stretch of beach, activities, spa area and even a pair of donkeys.

www.parco-san-marco.com/en/

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Travielkapelka · 05/09/2021 17:19

Yes parco say Marco is lovely

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ninnynonny · 05/09/2021 17:32

[quote TheNewGnuKnew]We had a lovely week here. Spent most of the time on the beach, which is just a 5 minute walk away.

www.marebluebeachcorfu.com/[/quote]
Oh we went there in 2007 when it was called Blue Beach I think. Had a lovely fortnight. The children were 2 and 9 then so it worked perfectly for us. - The only issue was the mosquitos as there is/was? a big lake nearby. Bautiful place though

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Nicnic91 · 05/09/2021 17:37

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LBOCS2 · 05/09/2021 17:40

We did Sani a few years ago. It was lovely, but I don't remember being blown away by the food, and I don't think they do AI - they do 'dine around' which gives you a choice of places to eat but you're still paying a fiver for 250ml of juice - which is fine if you're expecting it but can very quickly add up on a holiday where you wouldn't necessarily expect to spend much more when you're there.

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RoseLavenderBlue · 05/09/2021 17:52

We have been to the two TUI Sensatori hotels in Turkey - Sorgun and Fethiye, run by Barut hotel group. Both excellent in all aspects (rooms, food, service, entertainment and very clean). We prefer Fethiye as it has some water slides and the pools are bigger and nicely laid out, and also they have a bar right by the kids playground so you can have a drink in the evening while the kids run around. The main AI buffet restaurant in Sorgun is a nicer layout though I think. Both have a selection of a la carte restaurants but you do have to book them ASAP. We’re looking forward to returning to Fethiye next summer.

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Cactu · 05/09/2021 19:42

Yes I’ve also done Sani and had better food elsewhere although it’s a higher standard than Ikos as you would expect. It’s really an amazingly beautiful setting, the pools are heated to a perfect temperature and the service level is as high as high. We went full board and drinks are pricey but you can buy drinks from the shop on site. There’s no pressure to spend. Its very relaxed.

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PeacheyPeach · 05/09/2021 21:01

Every one has been so helpful 😃

I actually think I'm just going to look at booking a villa again!! After looking at reviews etc I don't think an AI would be for me.
Now If I could find a villa that is near restaurant and bars and not in the middle of nowhere that would be great!!! Anyone got any recommendations 😅

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PeacheyPeach · 08/09/2021 12:15

Ok so after some research I've found this hotel which offers all-inclusive and waterpark.
I think it offers villas aswell which is what I would prefer than a room
Has anyone got any experience of staying here,
Marina Parc hotel in Menorca
the TripAdvisor reviews are pretty mixed

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CloudPop · 08/09/2021 12:27

@RoseLavenderBlue

We have been to the two TUI Sensatori hotels in Turkey - Sorgun and Fethiye, run by Barut hotel group. Both excellent in all aspects (rooms, food, service, entertainment and very clean). We prefer Fethiye as it has some water slides and the pools are bigger and nicely laid out, and also they have a bar right by the kids playground so you can have a drink in the evening while the kids run around. The main AI buffet restaurant in Sorgun is a nicer layout though I think. Both have a selection of a la carte restaurants but you do have to book them ASAP. We’re looking forward to returning to Fethiye next summer.

Agreed on the Sensatori Fethiye- we had a lovely holiday there
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Marni83 · 08/09/2021 12:32

Op

I do AI every year

I ONLY choose one where reviews are overwhelmingly along the lines of… OMG this is heaven on earth five star luxury

AI I all about the hotel, facilities and quality of food and location - because you are mainly there all the time.

I would dodge a “mixed review” AI

However…. As all things in life. Depends on your budgeg

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Marni83 · 08/09/2021 12:32

Budget

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PeacheyPeach · 08/09/2021 12:39

@marni83 I am an AI newbie so I need all the help I can get!! Are you able to send me any hotels that's you've stayed in that you would recommend.
When it comes to budget Im quite flexible if it's going to be worth it. Obviously not mega expensive 😜

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Marni83 · 08/09/2021 12:44

I do Caribbean for AI
Can’t beat it

I’ve done Sani full board. Wonderful but eye watering

Sensatori is a good middle ground if you don’t want carribean

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PeacheyPeach · 08/09/2021 12:55

Have you stayed the atlantica aegean blue in Rhodes? Isn't that part of the Sensatori group?
I took a look at Sani phew that was a little bit over budget for us 😢
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Marni83 · 08/09/2021 13:00

No I have not

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Twinkie01 · 08/09/2021 13:13

Sami on Halkidiki is lovely. We took a teen and a primary aged child and there was loads for them to do.

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Twinkie01 · 08/09/2021 13:13

Sani

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PeacheyPeach · 08/09/2021 13:19

@twinkie01 I love the look of Sani holidays but it's over budget I think for me 😢

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BelendaCarlisle · 08/09/2021 13:24

El Paso in Salou, Spain. It’s attached to a water park and Port Adventura theme park.

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EstellaHanclay · 08/09/2021 13:35

I prefer Caribbean for AI, it’s not much more than European all inclusive anyway. I would strongly recommend the Royalton resorts. Everything is included, from the ice cream parlour to premium brand alcohol and even room service.

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Twinkie01 · 08/09/2021 14:22

How about Mauritius. Same price as European holiday. Maritim is really nice. Not stupid hot either.

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PeacheyPeach · 08/09/2021 14:46

Mauritius looks amazing 😍 will take a look at these and the AI in the carribean, what's been the score this year for UK travellers, are we allowed over there!?

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PeacheyPeach · 09/09/2021 17:47

So I've had an idea!!!
Do you think one week in a villa and then one week in an all-inclusive hotel?

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