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    • markharriers
    • By markharriers 13th Feb 18, 10:27 AM
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    Advice please
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    Advice please 13th Feb 18 at 10:27 AM
    Hello everyone,

    I would like to go on holiday in October and would be grateful of some recommendations.


    I would like to go to Europe and would love a temperature of around 25c. Also would like a beach, restaurants shops and maybe the opportunity to go on some nice walks, any advice would be greatly received!

    Thank you!
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    • PeacefulWaters
    • By PeacefulWaters 13th Feb 18, 10:39 AM
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    Early October or late October?
    • markharriers
    • By markharriers 13th Feb 18, 11:13 AM
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    Early October or late October?
    Originally posted by PeacefulWaters
    either really
    • stevie11
    • By stevie11 13th Feb 18, 11:56 AM
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    Balerics, Canaries, or Algarve although Balerics may be a little cooler in late October.
    • markharriers
    • By markharriers 13th Feb 18, 12:21 PM
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    Balerics, Canaries, or Algarve although Balerics may be a little cooler in late October.
    Originally posted by stevie11
    wonderful thank you!
    • ohhellosailor
    • By ohhellosailor 13th Feb 18, 1:47 PM
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    I'd recommend Gran Canaria - perfect weather all around, in October you're probably looking at about 23 - 27 degrees. There's lots of sandy beaches - would recommend the walk along the Masapalomas sand dunes (or you can take a camel) and visiting the gorgeous market town of Puerto de Mogan. There's also lots of easy hiking trails inward of the island! Can also recommend some great restaurants, including Wapa Tapa at the Yumbo centre (you have to book, but it's worth it)!

    Good luck finding a holiday!
    SSDGM!

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    • markharriers
    • By markharriers 13th Feb 18, 2:01 PM
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    I'd recommend Gran Canaria - perfect weather all around, in October you're probably looking at about 23 - 27 degrees. There's lots of sandy beaches - would recommend the walk along the Masapalomas sand dunes (or you can take a camel) and visiting the gorgeous market town of Puerto de Mogan. There's also lots of easy hiking trails inward of the island! Can also recommend some great restaurants, including Wapa Tapa at the Yumbo centre (you have to book, but it's worth it)!

    Good luck finding a holiday!
    Originally posted by ohhellosailor

    Sounds fantastic!! what part would you recommend to stay in?
    • NineDeuce
    • By NineDeuce 13th Feb 18, 2:01 PM
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    Why not just go to Brighton in September?
    • ohhellosailor
    • By ohhellosailor 13th Feb 18, 4:10 PM
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    • 13th Feb 18, 4:10 PM
    Sounds fantastic!! what part would you recommend to stay in?
    Originally posted by markharriers
    We stay in Playa Del Ingles - there's few nice beaches in walking distance and it's a great central location if you want to travel around (by bus or car). The Yumbo Centre is near by with lots of shops, restaurants, cafes and late night karaoke and drag shows!

    We always end up staying at the Gran Canaria Princess, which is an adult only, half-board hotel (we've stayed there 5 times - yes we're those people ). The bus stops right outside the hotel so it's perfect for exploring. But we're thinking about going self-catering next time, potentially in Mogan, so we can try out more restaurants and it'll give us a bit more freedom. We usually get a price of between 280 - 400 per person all in.
    SSDGM!

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    • z1a
    • By z1a 13th Feb 18, 6:06 PM
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    Malta .
    • NoodleDoodleMan
    • By NoodleDoodleMan 13th Feb 18, 8:35 PM
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    There are only two beaches in Malta - can't compete with the Canaries.
    • z1a
    • By z1a 13th Feb 18, 8:39 PM
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    There are only two beaches in Malta - can't compete with the Canaries.
    Originally posted by NoodleDoodleMan
    How many do you need, also Med. is a lot warmer than Atlantic.
    • NoodleDoodleMan
    • By NoodleDoodleMan 14th Feb 18, 11:31 AM
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    How many do you need
    It's not the number of beaches, it's the quality and varied choice.

    The Canaries are much superior.

    also Med. is a lot warmer than Atlantic.
    Not according to the Met Office, the Canaries are warmer during October.

    https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/holiday-weather/europe/malta

    https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/holiday-weather/europe/canary-islands
    • maman
    • By maman 14th Feb 18, 11:39 AM
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    There are only two beaches in Malta - can't compete with the Canaries.
    Originally posted by NoodleDoodleMan

    I'd beg to differ. What about Gozo and all the smaller coves around the island? There may be two huge bays served by high rise hotels but I think it rather depends on exactly what OP wants from his holiday.


    We had an October holiday in Malta in 2016. We went for the historical side but, to our surprise, it was beautifully warm and sunny the whole time. I only needed a light cardigan in the evenings. People were swimming in the sea and it was great sitting out in bars and restaurants.


    If you want a 'sit on a sun lounger' type of holiday (not knocking it, just asking) why are you going in October? Turkey, for example, is great in September.
    • NoodleDoodleMan
    • By NoodleDoodleMan 14th Feb 18, 4:23 PM
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    I'd beg to differ. What about Gozo and all the smaller coves around the island? There may be two huge bays served by high rise hotels but I think it rather depends on exactly what OP wants from his holiday.
    That's true, the OP has indicated restaurants and shops - I doubt if the small cove beaches fit that spec though ?
    • z1a
    • By z1a 14th Feb 18, 6:10 PM
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    It's not the number of beaches, it's the quality and varied choice.

    The Canaries are much superior.



    Not according to the Met Office, the Canaries are warmer during October.

    https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/holiday-weather/europe/malta

    https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/holiday-weather/europe/canary-islands
    Originally posted by NoodleDoodleMan
    I mean the water temp. not the air.
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