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Please help me find the holiday....I am failing

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Saynotopineappleonpizza2021 · 17/04/2022 23:24

2 adults and 2 small children are wanting to go away early June, £3.5k budget

We want a hotel on a beach (or near one), with a splash type pool for the children, within walking distance of a more traditional (not stupidly touristy) village/town.

Spain/Greece/Italy

Please tell me someone has recommendations because I am going around in circles

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Fivemoreminutes1 · 18/04/2022 08:00

Grecotel Marine Palace and Viva Cala Mesquida Resort

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user1506328491 · 18/04/2022 08:14

Castello boutique - Sissi, Crete?
Georgiopolous beach hotel, Crete?

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user1506328491 · 18/04/2022 08:17

Hoposa hotel - Port de pollenca

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user1506328491 · 18/04/2022 08:18

Sorry shld have said Majorca?

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Ragwort · 18/04/2022 08:21

Why don't people use travel agents anymore? They are the experts and are not necessarily more expensive than finding your own deal. And a lot less hasssle.
For years we never used Travel Agents ... to be honest I never deal holiday admin - that's DH's role .... then a few years ago we did use a TA and it was fab, recommended a wonderful holiday we would probably never had discovered 😀

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Phos · 18/04/2022 08:26

Try Barrhead travel. I'm not affiliated to them in any way but when I see them advertising their prices seem good.

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ColeJ · 18/04/2022 08:40

Costa Grand in Santorini :)

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TizerorFizz · 18/04/2022 08:40

Early June is the Jubilee holiday. Won’t everyone be going then so high prices will be an issue?

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Michellebops · 18/04/2022 09:22

Magic natura, just outside Benidorm
Paradise park, Tenerife
Leonardo Laura beach, Cyprus
King evelthon, Cyprus

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Phos · 18/04/2022 09:28

Most schools are off the week before and not all of them have a fortnight in May. If OP leaves it till say 7 June it will be all over and schools going back.

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MissAmbrosia · 18/04/2022 11:43

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LaTomatina · 18/04/2022 11:52

Croatia! Rovinj, Porec, Umag, Fazana - pretty much every coastal town fits this. And June should be cheap. Or Portoroz/Piran on the Slovene coast.

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Saynotopineappleonpizza2021 · 18/04/2022 16:46

I love Croatia but for various reasons it's not an option this time. Thank you all - loads to look through.

Travel agents are fab but they always seem to lack the local knowledge of if its a safe walk to a hotel from a town that you can only gain from actually having been there as a guest

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Countdownis35 · 18/04/2022 20:11

Have you looked on TUI OP? What are you looking for kids club/water park for the kids? TUI offer family life and holiday villages. To be honest to cut costs I usually book anyway with a watermark and kids club similar kind of thing.

I am going to Stella villiage in Greece in June.

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ouchmyfeet · 18/04/2022 21:29

This ticks all your boxes OP:

aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cudHJpcGFkdmlzb3IuY28udWsvSG90ZWxdXVtbwww.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_Review-g659968-d254185-Reviews-Insotel_Punta_Prima_Resort_Spa-Punta_Prima_Menorca_Balearic_Islands.html Review-g659968-d254185-Reviews-InsotellPuntaPrimaaResortSpa-PuntaaPrimaMenorcaaBalearic_Islands.html


It's in Menorca. V short airport transfer, lovely shallow kids pool, right next to the beach (not a huge beach but nice enough). Short walk along the coastline to punta prima village. Looks in budget too.

We went a few years ago and loved it

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Saynotopineappleonpizza2021 · 18/04/2022 22:37

@ouchmyfeet that looks perfect thank you!!

@countdownis35 yes I've actually looked at that exact hotel, I'm just wary of when the new waterpark will be finished as I can imagine my children getting annoying nagging why they can't use a half finished waterpark Grin

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Countdownis35 · 18/04/2022 22:52

I've stayed in Palma in Spain when DS was little too.

Last year I stayed in So coma Globales Bouganbilla as I got a cheap deal the rooms were not fancy. But the water park was one of the best I've been to in fact I think it was the best DS loved it!

Ahhh I know the dreaded reno waterpark noise... I'm hoping it will be completed and the restrictions for Greece will be dropped by June

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BarbaraofSeville · 19/04/2022 14:11

@Saynotopineappleonpizza2021

I love Croatia but for various reasons it's not an option this time. Thank you all - loads to look through.

Travel agents are fab but they always seem to lack the local knowledge of if its a safe walk to a hotel from a town that you can only gain from actually having been there as a guest

Google Maps and streetview is good for that sort of research. You can see if there's a footpath and whether it looks well lit, busy, etc.

Also whether a town is nice and authentic or full of Big Lils English Breakfasts type places.
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emmathedilemma · 19/04/2022 15:33

Check the recent reviews as it's years since I stayed there but this hotel ticks all your boxes. It's just a little fishing village but there was a few local tavernas for evening meals, a small supermarket (the rooms had a fridge and kitchenette which was useful) and the beach is across the road. www.onthebeach.co.uk/hotels/cyprus/cyprus/polis/latchi-family-resort

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