October half-term: I need sun, a heated outdoor pool, a sandy beach, child-friendly and some luxury!
Motherdare · 04/10/2021 10:04
Is this doable in Southern Europe? Thinking Cyprus, Tenerife, Portugal. Has anyone been anywhere in October that has all this? The heated outdoor pool seems to be the trickiest component…
LittleRen · 04/10/2021 14:48
The heated pool is what got me... so we ended up booking somewhere in UK instead, I cant bear a cold pool - we went to Portugual in August this year and the pool was cold enough then. I found villas with heated pools in most places but not hotels.
I think the Canaries are your best bet.
Ricekrispie22 · 04/10/2021 19:15
Jardines de Nivaria in Tenerife
rookiemere · 04/10/2021 20:01
Not sure how much availability there will be for half term now but if you have deep pockets then Iberostar Anthelia Costa Adeje would fit the bill.
Pearlyqueen21 · 04/10/2021 20:48
We’re heading here for our half term (Scotland) next week: www.sandaya.co.uk/our-campsites/riviera-d-azur/swimming#menu
Heated outdoor pool , near the coast in the French Riviera. I’m going to park myself in the jacuzzi! Hope you find somewhere that fits the bill 👍
nancybotwinbloom · 04/10/2021 20:51
Do t know how hot Cyprus will be but we stayed in the SENSATORI at Aphrodite hillls. Really child friendly.
Was quite expensive though. We went for our wedding in august a couple of years back.
I'd love to go again.
Toomuchleopard · 04/10/2021 20:54
Vincci plantation del sur in Tenerife. I just came back yesterday and two of the pools were very warm. Close to Playa el Duque beach.
itsgettingwierd · 04/10/2021 21:00
Tenerife can be hit and miss weather wise in October. So even a heated outdoor pool can be hit and miss!
A lot of hotels though will heat pools September/ October until March/April. Quite easy to find but usually 4/5* ones.
Motherdare · 04/10/2021 21:11
What was the Vincci like? Good for children? Decent food? Touch of luxury??
Thanks for all the recommendations - most of them all full booked sadly.
rookiemere · 04/10/2021 21:50
I've been to Tenerife 6-7 times for October half terms. There has been the occasional day with a rain storm, but it's consistently been 23-25 degrees.
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