Advice on single parents holiday, (1 x adult + 1 x child @ 12yrs old) in Spain/Greece

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Need advice/tips on single parent holidays in Spain or Greece.

I'm a single Dad with a 12 year old son. Center Parcs has been our thing many times but this year we fancy a bit of sun.

A hotel or apartment is fine and self catering is fine. Key requirement is a swimming pool on site.

Looking to go late July or early August and budget is around £800.

Can't seem to escape huge and ridiculous supplements.

Can anyone help?

Thanks.
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  • sloppychops
    sloppychops Posts: 6,742 Forumite
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    Where would you like to fly from and what is your budget?
    One week or two?
    "Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."
  • chriseeboy
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    Knew I forgot something.

    Looking at going away for 7 days. Live in Southampton so airports in the south or London are fine.
  • sloppychops
    sloppychops Posts: 6,742 Forumite
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    ok will take a look
    "Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."
  • barron_2
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    He's logged off Sloppy,But he did say £800,Iv'e seen some from Gatwick for aprox £290 to greece.

    Sorry to but in.

    Barron
  • sloppychops
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    Thanks Barron, im just having a blonde moment and pc is doing my head in today as well.
    "Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."
  • sloppychops
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    Depart London Gatwick (LGW)
    Arrive Alicante (ALC)
    05:55 25 Jul 2006
    09:25
    Depart Alicante (ALC)
    Arrive London Gatwick (LGW)
    00:45 01 Aug 2006
    02:10
    Pricing Information
    Unit Price
    Quantity
    Sub Total


    Airfare Per Adult Or Child
    £112.48
    2
    £224.96

    Taxes And Charges Per Adult Or Child
    £9.50
    2
    £19.00

    Additional Costs
    £34.00
    1
    £34.00

    Total Cost
    £277.96
    https://www.flydeals.co.uk

    Hotel
    Magic Rock Gardens ( 3 STARS) in Benidorm - Playa Levante
    From To Board Type Qty Guests Available Price
    25/07/2006 01/08/2006 All Inclusive Double/ Twin Promotional Rate
    Total cost: £465.00
    https://www.wintersunshineholidays.co.uk
    Grand Total - £742.96
    Transfers still needed
    "Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."
  • sloppychops
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    Depart London Stansted (STN)
    Arrive Almeria (LEI)
    17:30 01 Aug 2006
    21:20
    Depart Almeria (LEI)
    Arrive London Stansted (STN)
    21:45 08 Aug 2006
    23:30
    Pricing Information
    Unit Price
    Quantity
    Sub Total


    2 Adults @ 49.99 Gbp (For Outgoing Journey)
    £49.99
    2
    £99.98

    Taxes, Fees & Charges Details (For Outgoing Journey)
    £30.36
    1
    £30.36

    2 Adults @ 39.99 Gbp (For Return Journey)
    £39.99
    2
    £79.98

    Taxes, Fees & Charges Details (For Return Journey)
    £18.88
    1
    £18.88

    Additional Costs
    £34.00
    1
    £34.00

    Total Cost
    £263.20
    https://www.flydeals.co.uk

    Hotel
    Playatropical ( 4 STARS) in Roquetas de Mar
    01/08/2006 08/08/2006 All Inclusive Double/ Twin Standard
    Total cost: £439.00
    https://www.wintersunshineholidays.co.uk
    Grand Total - £702.20 Transfers still needed
    Half board option is £569.20
    "Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."
  • sloppychops
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    Flight Itinerary

    Departs Arrives Flight Details
    04-Apr-2006 04-Apr-2006 London Gatwick - Reus
    15:00 / 18:05 (2 hours 5 minutes)(FCA4242)
    Economy
    11-Apr-2006 11-Apr-2006 Reus - London Gatwick
    19:05 / 20:10 (2 hours 5 minutes)(FCA4243)
    Economy
    Accommodation
    Estival Park 4 star all inclusive
    Cami Del Reco 15-17
    La Pineda/salou, Salou - Costa Daurada
    Description Price Quantity Total
    ADULT RETURN TICKET 130.00 1 130.00
    CHILD RETURN TICKET 111.00 1 111.00
    AIR PASSENGER DUTY 5.00 2 10.00
    FUEL SUPPLEMENT 25.00 2 50.00
    DOUBLE/ TWIN STANDARD ROOM, ALL INCLUSIVE (1 ADULT, 1 CHILD) 358.21 1 358.21


    Total Holiday Cost: £659.21
    https://www.travelrepublic.co.uk
    Transfers still needed

    Bed and Breakfast option £486.28
    Half board option £517.12
    "Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."
  • Zoetoes
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    Hotel
    Magic Rock Gardens ( 3 STARS) in Benidorm - Playa Levante

    We stayed here when it was called Tropicana Gardens, I tried to get a flight home after 3 days, absolutely hated it, cried the whole time, various problems.

    When we got back I complained & wrote to a consumer rights bloke in a magazine! We got £200 back, better than nothing!

    The best holiday we've ever had was Ibiza, Puerto San Miguel, at the San Miguel Hotel, we loved the hotel & san Miguel was beautiful, the kids loved it aswell.

    It's a Thomson Superfamily hotel & is All Inclusive.
    If you're going to stalk me, while you're at it can you cut the grass, feed the dog & make sure I've got bread & milk in :D
  • sloppychops
    sloppychops Posts: 6,742 Forumite
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    I have checked out the reviews for Magic Rock and they all seem very good,maybe things have been revamped since you were there Zoe.

    http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g187525-d289396-Reviews-Magic_Rock_Gardens-Benidorm_Costa_Blanca_Valencian_Country.html
    "Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."
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