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    • SallyUK
    • By SallyUK 16th May 17, 1:24 PM
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    Where To Go In June 2017
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    Where To Go In June 2017 16th May 17 at 1:24 PM
    Hi Everyone


    It's been a while since I posted on here, due to sad circumstances, but I've decided it's high time, I pulled myself together and tried to face the world again.


    My fianc! is 50 in June and I'd like to surprise him by taking him away somewhere.


    I'm pretty much open to any suggestions - I've thought about Dubai, (flights pretty pricy) - looked at New York - not sure about there, Cuba - never been, so not sure about it.


    I'd prefer to fly from Manchester or Leeds Bradford airport.


    Has anyone seen any good bargains lately, and if so, where?


    Thanks

    Sal
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    • richardw
    • By richardw 16th May 17, 1:36 PM
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    What sort of holiday does your fiancee like?

    Ryanair have good fares from LBA to Girona and Chania in June.
    Last edited by richardw; 16-05-2017 at 2:18 PM.
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    • skid112
    • By skid112 16th May 17, 3:10 PM
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    Ditto for Easyjet to Pisa in June, Thursday - Thursday 8th to 15th for £110 for both. Rooms are available from £250 for the week, depends what level of luxury (or not) you require
    • SallyUK
    • By SallyUK 16th May 17, 8:10 PM
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    Thanks for replies.

    He's quite laid back and enjoys most things - ideal holiday would be a luxury safari!

    I don't mind taking him somewhere "different" - I know he's mentioned Vietnam, but would we need travel vaccine for there? Probably too late for far away destinations?

    Sal x
    • Neil49
    • By Neil49 16th May 17, 9:22 PM
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    What budget do you have and how long do you want to go for?

    Visited Dubai in March and it was hot even then. Personally I wasn't very impressed. New York is great but not cheap. You need to know where to visit when you go there (see the separate NY thread on this site).

    Cuba is a long haul and you really need to visit various towns and cities to make the most of it. It's a big island but transport is a bit of a gamble. If you are just going to a holiday resort there then you may as well go to Spain.

    Vietnam is a great place to visit but once again you need to plan your trip and you have left it a bit late. Also June is in the rainy season and will be hot and humid so not the best time to go.
    • dawyldthing
    • By dawyldthing 16th May 17, 11:01 PM
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    There's a few deals keep propping up on hotukdeals
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    • PeacefulWaters
    • By PeacefulWaters 17th May 17, 3:26 AM
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    Probably too late for far away destinations?
    While cost and weather will always come into play and a quick bit of research on jabs us a good idea the concept of:

    1) Book plane
    2) Book hotel
    3) Arrive and get taxi

    doesn't sound like it needs any more thought than a short haul destination.
    • prenton01
    • By prenton01 17th May 17, 8:51 AM
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    Go to Vietnam

    Me the wife and 2 friends done it last year booked everything separate.

    Nha Trang will be perfect June is best time to go. I have had a quick look for you at prices

    Qatar airlines return from Manchester to Ho Chi Minh 9th June coming back 23rd £500 per person

    Hotel in Ho Chi Minh 3 days (well worth it)
    http://www.saigonhotel.com.vn/ £38 per night

    Flights Ho Chi Minh to Nha Trang £40 return per person Jetstar

    Hotel Nha Trang http://www.sunrisenhatrang.com.vn/ £1000 for 9 nights

    Total cost per person £1100 ish

    You can get better deals on hotels in Nha Trang to bring cost down

    By the way these are the same flights i used and same hotels if you want anymore info please ask
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    • PompeyPete
    • By PompeyPete 17th May 17, 3:32 PM
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    I wouldn't go all the way to Vietnam just to beach it in over commercialized Nha Trang......you'd have a better time going short haul to a quality European destination like Croatia. Cheap flights with short transfers, and using your cash on the holiday rather than long tiring flights.
    • PeacefulWaters
    • By PeacefulWaters 17th May 17, 3:48 PM
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    Tend to disagree so much to do in Nha Trang and surrounding area and so cheap as well and people so much more friendlier

    Plus this for £50 a night

    Originally posted by prenton01
    Is she included in the room rate?
    • prenton01
    • By prenton01 17th May 17, 3:50 PM
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    Is she included in the room rate?
    Originally posted by PeacefulWaters
    Haha no chance
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    • worried jim
    • By worried jim 17th May 17, 3:54 PM
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    One in every port Pete! Great photo, looks fab.
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    • PompeyPete
    • By PompeyPete 17th May 17, 5:04 PM
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    Our last trip to Vietnam was in February this year, and we fancied a few days by the sea, but not in an over touristed resort like Nha Trang.

    We had a week in Quy Nhon, which is south of Hoi An and north of Nha Trang. Beautiful place, golden beaches, hardly a tourist in sight and because of that the prices were a fraction of Nha Trang. Go now, as it's bound to be the next Nha Trang.

    Easy to reach by air from Saigon or Hanoi, airport is Phu Cat, then 40 minutes by road on airport shuttle bus.
    • creased-leach
    • By creased-leach 18th May 17, 11:59 PM
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    Thanks for replies.

    He's quite laid back and enjoys most things - ideal holiday would be a luxury safari!

    I don't mind taking him somewhere "different" - I know he's mentioned Vietnam, but would we need travel vaccine for there? Probably too late for far away destinations?

    Sal x
    Originally posted by SallyUK
    Mexico, carribean coast. Go to a hotel on the Yucatan Peninsula, and it's almost like being on safari in itself. We were there for a week in May'15, swam with sea turtles/rays/huge variety of fish straight from the hotel beach. We also saw raccoons, agoutis, coatimundis, iguanas and on our last day, a spider monkey. That's without even starting on the bird life.
    The culture and colour is incredible.
    AI includes water sports, top brand alcohol and a vast range of food as standard.
    No jabs needed.
    We are off to the neighbouring hotel in less than two weeks on honeymoon- by which time the whale shark season will have just started, so we are hoping to indulge.
    Only dead fish go with the flow...
    • chrispy
    • By chrispy 19th May 17, 3:25 PM
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    Mexico, carribean coast. Go to a hotel on the Yucatan Peninsula, and it's almost like being on safari in itself. We were there for a week in May'15, swam with sea turtles/rays/huge variety of fish straight from the hotel beach. We also saw raccoons, agoutis, coatimundis, iguanas and on our last day, a spider monkey. That's without even starting on the bird life.
    The culture and colour is incredible.
    AI includes water sports, top brand alcohol and a vast range of food as standard.
    No jabs needed.
    We are off to the neighbouring hotel in less than two weeks on honeymoon- by which time the whale shark season will have just started, so we are hoping to indulge.
    Originally posted by creased-leach

    Hey Creased

    Fancy doing this, can you advised where you stayed or where you are going to stay as I need to book a holiday for the middle of June and this might just fit the bill, thankyou
    • SallyUK
    • By SallyUK 19th May 17, 9:32 PM
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    All these suggestions are fab, thank you so much to everyone for their replies xx
    • SallyUK
    • By SallyUK 19th May 17, 9:40 PM
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    Thankyou - which hotels were you in?



    Mexico, carribean coast. Go to a hotel on the Yucatan Peninsula, and it's almost like being on safari in itself. We were there for a week in May'15, swam with sea turtles/rays/huge variety of fish straight from the hotel beach. We also saw raccoons, agoutis, coatimundis, iguanas and on our last day, a spider monkey. That's without even starting on the bird life.
    The culture and colour is incredible.
    AI includes water sports, top brand alcohol and a vast range of food as standard.
    No jabs needed.
    We are off to the neighbouring hotel in less than two weeks on honeymoon- by which time the whale shark season will have just started, so we are hoping to indulge.
    Originally posted by creased-leach
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