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Family holiday first week November somewhere hot
mydailymailhell · 07/08/2021 21:34
I have a chance to go on holidays in the first week of November - two adults, two kids (1&4). It would be our first foreign hol since 2019 so would like somewhere warm, all inclusive and am willing to splash out a bit. Does anyone have any recommendations for a resort in southern Spain or the Algarve or turkey or the Canaries? Or anywhere else relatively near which is warm in early November? Thanks
Ricekrispie22 · 08/08/2021 07:14
Gran Melia Palacio de Isora is great for families with small children. There’s a children’s pool with pirate ship etc.. plus a baby pool and a crèche and indoor soft play. Also they do two-bedroom rooms so you don’t have to sit silently in the dark after the dc have gone to bed.
CatAlice · 08/08/2021 15:56
In November you need to be as far south as possible for guaranteed beach weather.
Canaries are great at that time, Algarve and Spain might be sunny but could be chilly. Lots of people go to places in the med off season expecting very hot beach holiday weather and are disappointed.
I love Lanzarote, wouldn't recommend Fueteventura in winter as it's so windy it can be cool in summer. Lots of luxury hotels in Tenerife and Lanzarote.
BarbaraofSeville · 09/08/2021 07:42
Canaries would be best chance of nicely warm in November. I think Lanzarote is the dryest island and there's a good choice of AI hotels.
If you've got a good budget the Princesa Yaiza in Playa Blanca is often recommended on here as a good family 5* AI. Look on Jet2holidays if the airport suits because they're very good for package prices and have been excellent throughout covid with rebooking, refunds etc.
BarbaraofSeville · 09/08/2021 07:50
It's pot luck in the Med at that time of year. It could be lovely, or it could be cooler/wet/stormy.
It depends what you're after. If you definitely want a pool/beach holiday you probably want to go somewhere else. If you go somewhere where there's other stuff to do - either activity holiday or city break stuff, it will probably be fine as you'll be able to do that on the less warm days.
CatAlice · 09/08/2021 11:53
For those saying the Algarve is “chilly” first week in November is it properly cold?
It's the atlantic coast so the sea is chilly even in summer, pools seldom heated. If you want sightseeing and touring it might be ok in November but if you want warm why risk it? Someone will be along to say they have been in November and it was warm but it's not reliable.
Even in the Canaries you need a heated pool in winter, which many do. I notice your DC are very little - the Princess Yaiza would be perfect.
I have been to the Canaries many times in winter and it's perfect for warm sunshine. It gets dark early and you'd need a jacket at night but day time is short sleeves.
mydailymailhell · 09/08/2021 17:57
Canaries look like a great option - the only problem is the flight times are not great from our nearest airports and I need to fly a certain airline to use up vouchers. But it definitely looks great. For those who have been to lanzarote - is it incredibly windy?
Malta also looks quite tempting
minipie · 10/08/2021 14:42
Look at Baobab suites Tenerife - you can get a lovely apartment with own pool, which is brilliant with young kids as you can use your pool while they are napping and don’t have to take all the kit to the shared pool. There’s a kids club (over 4s I think) and a restaurant or two.
Or Marrakech is often lovely weather then - there are some AI resorts just outside the city so you don’t have to be in the madness. No longer a flight than Crete/Cyprus.
Mauritius is a great option if you can face the flights. We did it with one 18 month old and it was hard work… but she’s not a good sleeper so may be easier if yours are.
Jetlag would put me off the Caribbean.
Agree Europe could easily be chilly and rainy at that time.
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