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    • xyz123
    • By xyz123 6th Dec 17, 9:32 PM
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    Christmas sun- where to go?
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    • 6th Dec 17, 9:32 PM
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    Christmas sun- where to go? 6th Dec 17 at 9:32 PM
    Hi, thinking about a short 4 to 5 night holiday after boxing day. It's for 3 of us including a 5 year old. We haven't been on a holiday for over couple of years so can go up to around £500 per person.

    any recommendations? Only requirement is sun/beach and shortish flight time (don't want to travel 6/7+ hours for such short holiday).

    Ta
    Last edited by xyz123; 06-12-2017 at 9:38 PM.
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    • richardw
    • By richardw 6th Dec 17, 9:57 PM
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    Look at Canaries, Cyprus, Malta.
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    • PompeyPete
    • By PompeyPete 7th Dec 17, 8:12 AM
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    If you choose either Cyprus or Malta, make sure the accommodation has adequate central heating. While it might be warm [no guarantee] between about 1000-1500 it'll be chilly outside of those hours.
    • xyz123
    • By xyz123 7th Dec 17, 8:34 AM
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    If you choose either Cyprus or Malta, make sure the accommodation has adequate central heating. While it might be warm [no guarantee] between about 1000-1500 it'll be chilly outside of those hours.
    Originally posted by PompeyPete
    Thanks. Maybe wishful thinking but I am looking for a place where I can get decent weather all day so based in thus Cyprus and Malta are out I guess.. Ta
    • Gloomendoom
    • By Gloomendoom 7th Dec 17, 9:52 AM
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    Thanks. Maybe wishful thinking but I am looking for a place where I can get decent weather all day so based in thus Cyprus and Malta are out I guess.. Ta
    Originally posted by xyz123
    They wouldn’t be my choice for winter sun.
    Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.” - Mark Twain
    • richardw
    • By richardw 7th Dec 17, 11:48 AM
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    They wouldn’t be my choice for winter sun.
    Originally posted by Gloomendoom
    Where do you suggest?
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    • ibizafan
    • By ibizafan 8th Dec 17, 12:34 PM
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    The Canaries would be the obvious choice for a few days, and the flight times are around 4 hours. Weather should be decent, but bear in mind that it is their peak season, so availability could be a problem. Other possibilities are Hurghada in Egypt, or Dubai, but you are looking at longer flight times.
    • daveyjp
    • By daveyjp 8th Dec 17, 12:56 PM
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    You probably need to accept it will be difficult to get what you want.

    You need to fly further to guarantee sun and heat all day, you probably won!!!8217;t get that for £500. 4-5 days also takes you into NYE.

    I can!!!8217;t think of anywhere.
    • littlereddevil
    • By littlereddevil 8th Dec 17, 2:31 PM
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    You won't get guaranteed beach time without going a bit further. If it was me I would head to the Middle East. Another couple of hours once you are on the plane won't make a lot of difference. Look at Netflights or Travelzoo late deals. The only other option is the Canaries but quite a bit cooler.
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    • Fortyfoot
    • By Fortyfoot 16th Dec 17, 7:02 PM
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    Try here, , just had two good weeks in Tenerife, search for 4* on Tripadvisor.

    https://www.tui.co.uk/holidays/last-minute?vlid=thmp191#uJ9L/75Nhf0BffLU9xBkjnGri6k=&airports%5B%5D=&units%5B%5 D=L00042%3ACanary%20Islands&when=20-12-2017&until=03-01-2018&departureDate=27-12-2017&flexibility=true&flexibleDays=7&duration=4&no OfAdults=2&noOfChildren=0&childrenAge=&boardBasisC ode=&fcRating=&tripadvisorrating=&budgetpp=996%3A9 96.0&budgettotal=1992%3A1992.0

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    • cubegame
    • By cubegame 17th Dec 17, 9:16 AM
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    A brief search shows you can do Egypt for around that price and all-inclusive.
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