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Ideas for a christmas break please

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soapbox · 12/08/2004 12:11

I would like to go away from a week over christmas preferably leaving on boxing day.

Would like somewhere warm and sunny, but needn't be blistering hot.

Not too long a flight (4 hours max)

Nice hotel. Preferably on or near a beach.

Budget - not too expensive - say £3000- £4000.

For me DH DD(6) and DS (4) and DM(70+)

Any inspiration welcomed!!

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katzguk · 12/08/2004 12:17

tunisa is nice at that time of year

21stcenturygirl · 12/08/2004 12:19

Snap - I'll be watching this thread. Same age kids as well.

soapbox · 12/08/2004 12:21

Thanks katzguk - will look at Tunisia.

21Cgirl - shall we take turns to keep bumping it up to get as many ideas as we can!!

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MummyToSteven · 12/08/2004 12:22

Canary Islands? Tunisia is nice and cheap, but water etc is better in Canary Islands.

soapbox · 12/08/2004 12:30

M2S - Is it warm enough in the Canaries to play on the beach etc in late Dec?

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MummyToSteven · 12/08/2004 12:32

never been myself but my friend went for his honeymoon in december a couple of years back and it was really warm and he came back with a nice golden tan! you could check some holiday brochures to see december temps

21stcenturygirl · 12/08/2004 13:47

Soapie - you might have to bump it for me the next week if you don't mind, only I go on hols for a week tonight. Re. Tenerife - in-laws went there over Xmas a few years ago and the weather was lovely. Our last 3 holidays have been to Tenerife so I have this funny feeling that's where we'll end up. I don't mind although it would be nice to go somewhere different!

soapbox · 12/08/2004 13:48

anymore ideas????

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marbeth · 12/08/2004 14:00

I have been to Lanzarote several times in winter.Temperature about 70 degrees.Would recommend playa Blanca as it has nice sandy beaches.There are some nice hotels there the one we have stayed in is excellant for children.Also found it much cheaper to book indepentantly.We have also looked at going away over christmas and priced it indepentantly about £1000 pound cheaper for the week.That is a family of three.

soapbox · 12/08/2004 15:12

Thanks Marbeth - I've been to Playa Blanca and really liked it. Can you tell me which hotel you stayed in please?

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marbeth · 12/08/2004 17:34

Hi Soapbox

We stayed in the rubicon palace.A little bit out from the centre.It is very large but spread out like a village.Very child friendly with excellant childrens disco each evening.Cheaper to book through H10 website

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