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Somewhere sunny and relaxing mid March?

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LaSevillana · 23/02/2022 18:37

Hi everyone,

I asked for recommendations a while back for February destinations and got some great ones. I booked Mexico but sadly had to cancel and now hope to go for a week in mid March instead. I don't think March is a great time to go to the Riviera Maya due to it being spring break in the US and I'd love to know where else might be a hot, sunny, beach destination at that time of year? I'll be travelling alone as a solo woman so safety is a concern too.

Considering the Canaries but not sure if it will be reliably warm mid March? Also a bit iffy about places to stay...I don't really want to be in a hotel surrounded by couples and families and feel awkward sitting down to meals alone. Would anyone happen to know of a resort where solo travellers are welcome?

Have also considered Cape Verde but also a bit unsure about going with Tui and feeling awkward among couples and families.

I am terribly burned out from work and not having had holidays in two years and really just want somewhere to fly and flop - beach, cocktails, pool, spa sort of thing.

Any suggestions very welcome!

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Fivemoreminutes1 · 23/02/2022 18:57

Dubai. Have a look at the Jumeirah resorts

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Sprig1 · 23/02/2022 19:02

Egypt would be my choice.

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midsomermurderess · 24/02/2022 14:51

Oman.

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gogohm · 24/02/2022 15:05

Canaries would be your best bet. I wouldn't do any Middle East countries as a lone woman and due to the current news I would stick with European countries and a reputable tour operator to be honest, it might all blow over but it might not alas

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Georgyporky · 24/02/2022 19:17

Nile cruise?
Madeira?

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TizerorFizz · 24/02/2022 23:12

I would look at small group tours. Then you are not travelling alone. Not beach resorts exactly but a change is as good as a rest?! The Caribbean also came to mind.

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Flazeda · 26/02/2022 08:42

@gogohm

Canaries would be your best bet. I wouldn't do any Middle East countries as a lone woman and due to the current news I would stick with European countries and a reputable tour operator to be honest, it might all blow over but it might not alas

You're absolutely fine to go as a lone woman to both Dubai and Oman, I've done both for work and leisure Hmm
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LaSevillana · 28/02/2022 22:37

I keep going back and forth on Dubai...not sure I'd like it much...the human rights stuff makes me a bit queasy, as does the idea that if anything bad happened to me and I'd had even one or two drinks I could be considered guilty. Just not sure I'd be able to fully relax there on my own!

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Skinnytailedsquirrel · 28/02/2022 22:39

Dubai is Blackpool on steroids.

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Skinnytailedsquirrel · 28/02/2022 22:40

...Actually I'd rather go to Blackpool.

I lived and worked in Dubai for a while.

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EndersGame · 28/02/2022 23:13

Cyprus is always good for the weather.

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BIWI · 28/02/2022 23:17

What's your budget?

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TippledPink · 28/02/2022 23:21

I am going Tenerife mid March- Cyprus would probably be good weatherwise but both I would take a jacket for the evening. Daytime is nice and hot though.

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MaryStuart · 28/02/2022 23:59

Caribbean - weather should be good in March

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BIWI · 01/03/2022 07:47

It's more expensive in the Caribbean in March as it's still the dry season.

But there's a hotel here that sounds like it might suit. An adult-only resort. Flight from Heathrow (I guessed at dates) and £2324.81 for 7 nights.

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Newgirls · 01/03/2022 08:06

Southern Spain? Lots to explore. Great cities with beaches there eg Malaga. Good weather. And varied age range?

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Sportslady44 · 03/03/2022 01:58

Canaries definitely.

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Masdintle · 03/03/2022 02:58

Still the Bodyholiday in St Lucia. Absolutely meets your brief

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BringMeTea · 03/03/2022 07:54

Caribbean or Canaries. I think you should have hot enough days in the latter just do research and avoid the big hotels used by tour companies.

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