Your browser isn't supported
It looks like you're using an old web browser. To get the most out of the site and to ensure guides display correctly, we suggest upgrading your browser now. Download the latest:

Welcome to the MSE Forums

We're home to a fantastic community of MoneySavers but anyone can post. Please exercise caution & report spam, illegal, offensive or libellous posts/messages: click "report" or email forumteam@. Skimlinks & other affiliated links are turned on

Search
  • FIRST POST
    • JMFD
    • By JMFD 6th Jul 19, 10:16 PM
    • 72Posts
    • 17Thanks
    JMFD
    0 WOW
    Last minute August resort holiday recommendations?
    • #1
    • 6th Jul 19, 10:16 PM
    0 WOW
    Last minute August resort holiday recommendations? 6th Jul 19 at 10:16 PM
    Due to a lot of fun and games with logistics, Hubby and I are now able to go on holiday mid August for c~ 1 week.

    We've never done the AI Resort-style holiday before, and have always wanted to experience it! Looking for somewhere to relax, some sightseeing and meandering around.

    Definitely want to fly from BHX, but that shouldn't limit things too much. Any recommendations for destinations and/or vendors as I keep getting overwhelmed with options!
Page 1
    • Grumpelstiltskin
    • By Grumpelstiltskin 7th Jul 19, 8:17 AM
    • 2,485 Posts
    • 2,781 Thanks
    Grumpelstiltskin
    • #2
    • 7th Jul 19, 8:17 AM
    • #2
    • 7th Jul 19, 8:17 AM
    What's your budget?

    You realise you are going to be surrounded by British children.

    What's your type of resort Benidorm or Marbella?
    • JMFD
    • By JMFD 7th Jul 19, 8:39 AM
    • 72 Posts
    • 17 Thanks
    JMFD
    • #3
    • 7th Jul 19, 8:39 AM
    • #3
    • 7th Jul 19, 8:39 AM
    Definitely more marbella.

    2k at a push, obviously prefer less!

    The timing is stuck due to hubby working at school
    • Grumpelstiltskin
    • By Grumpelstiltskin 7th Jul 19, 10:16 AM
    • 2,485 Posts
    • 2,781 Thanks
    Grumpelstiltskin
    • #4
    • 7th Jul 19, 10:16 AM
    • #4
    • 7th Jul 19, 10:16 AM
    I have stayed here.

    https://www.jet2holidays.com/beach/portugal/madeira/funchal/enotel-lido-resort?holiday=217&duration=7&airport=98&date=12-08-2019&occupancy=r2c&board=8&iflight=572355&oflight= 572350&rooms=16068&gtmsearchtype=Search+Results#ta b-overview



    Now OK the majority of British visitors are of a more mature age group but you will find younger Europeans staying there.

    The all inclusive is OK too, you get branded drinks not local cheap brands and sightseeing, well loads to see, local bus stop 200 yards, 1.95 bus fare into Funchal ( cheaper if you buy a Giro card )
    • ibizafan
    • By ibizafan 7th Jul 19, 12:17 PM
    • 866 Posts
    • 1,065 Thanks
    ibizafan
    • #5
    • 7th Jul 19, 12:17 PM
    • #5
    • 7th Jul 19, 12:17 PM
    I would highly recommend Santa Eulalia in Ibiza (take no notice of the hype about the island) There are several options for accommodation, including the Palladium Don Carlos. Great AI hotel.
    • JMFD
    • By JMFD 10th Jul 19, 8:26 PM
    • 72 Posts
    • 17 Thanks
    JMFD
    • #6
    • 10th Jul 19, 8:26 PM
    • #6
    • 10th Jul 19, 8:26 PM
    Thanks for your recommendations.. investigating!
    • Kim kim
    • By Kim kim 10th Jul 19, 8:35 PM
    • 2,794 Posts
    • 4,000 Thanks
    Kim kim
    • #7
    • 10th Jul 19, 8:35 PM
    • #7
    • 10th Jul 19, 8:35 PM
    Due to a lot of fun and games with logistics, Hubby and I are now able to go on holiday mid August for c~ 1 week.

    We've never done the AI Resort-style holiday before, and have always wanted to experience it! Looking for somewhere to relax, some sightseeing and meandering around.

    Definitely want to fly from BHX, but that shouldn't limit things too much. Any recommendations for destinations and/or vendors as I keep getting overwhelmed with options!
    Originally posted by JMFD
    Pick an adults only all inclusive
    • onwards&upwards
    • By onwards&upwards 11th Jul 19, 12:23 PM
    • 899 Posts
    • 1,811 Thanks
    onwards&upwards
    • #8
    • 11th Jul 19, 12:23 PM
    • #8
    • 11th Jul 19, 12:23 PM
    I would highly recommend Santa Eulalia in Ibiza (take no notice of the hype about the island) There are several options for accommodation, including the Palladium Don Carlos. Great AI hotel.
    Originally posted by ibizafan
    I stayed at the don carlos about 15 years ago, it was lovely.
    • zagfles
    • By zagfles 11th Jul 19, 3:52 PM
    • 14,347 Posts
    • 12,606 Thanks
    zagfles
    • #9
    • 11th Jul 19, 3:52 PM
    • #9
    • 11th Jul 19, 3:52 PM
    Just look for late deals to anywhere on the likes of TUI etc and see if anything floats your boat.
    • Ganga
    • By Ganga 11th Jul 19, 4:01 PM
    • 1,678 Posts
    • 958 Thanks
    Ganga
    I would highly recommend Santa Eulalia in Ibiza (take no notice of the hype about the island) There are several options for accommodation, including the Palladium Don Carlos. Great AI hotel.
    Originally posted by ibizafan
    A very good hotel but quite expensive.
    ITS NOT EASY TO GET EVERYTHING WRONG ,I HAVE TO WORK HARD TO DO IT!
    • richardw
    • By richardw 11th Jul 19, 5:40 PM
    • 19,039 Posts
    • 8,042 Thanks
    richardw
    Search for the best value you can get for your budget, and then do a diy comparison.
    Posts are not advice and must not be relied upon.
    • Kim kim
    • By Kim kim 11th Jul 19, 6:12 PM
    • 2,794 Posts
    • 4,000 Thanks
    Kim kim
    A very good hotel but quite expensive.
    Originally posted by Ganga
    Thatís the same chain as the one Iím off to.
    Iím off to the grand palladium b!varo suites resort & spa.
    Itís nice to hear itís part of a nice chain.
    • Elly547
    • By Elly547 18th Jul 19, 11:59 PM
    • 1 Posts
    • 0 Thanks
    Elly547
    No way that's where I stayed in May very good hotel would definitely recommend
    • ibizafan
    • By ibizafan 19th Jul 19, 1:27 PM
    • 866 Posts
    • 1,065 Thanks
    ibizafan
    The family who own Palladium hotels are based in Ibiza where they started, but have now expanded into Mexico and the Caribbean generally.
Welcome to our new Forum!

Our aim is to save you money quickly and easily. We hope you like it!

Forum Team Contact us

Live Stats

2,333Posts Today

8,675Users online

Martin's Twitter