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    • Felicity
    • By Felicity 17th May 19, 5:43 PM
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    Where to go for xmas / new year - teenage kids
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    Where to go for xmas / new year - teenage kids 17th May 19 at 5:43 PM
    Hi we have teenage kids and would like to go long haul this xmas to spend the festivities abroad.

    Somewhere hot and sunny, beaches, nice hotel (pref Marriot Bonvoy to use points). Good value to get there.

    Previously done Singapore, Bali, Thailand (although not in December / January).

    Was going to Sri Lanka but having to cancel due to recent events.

    Thanks in advance.
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    • richardw
    • By richardw 17th May 19, 7:28 PM
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    Playa del Carmen.

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    • koalakoala
    • By koalakoala 17th May 19, 8:07 PM
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    West coast of Mexico, Puerto Vallarta. Best winter destination I've ever been ,next to Asia.
    Going back for a month Christmas/New Year, which is the best time to visit.
    • tgon
    • By tgon 17th May 19, 8:29 PM
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    Yes, send the teenage kids to Australia and have a quiet Xmas at home
    • PompeyPete
    • By PompeyPete 18th May 19, 7:35 AM
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    Xmas and New Year are peak season in most of SE Asia. It'll be very busy in all the popular destinations, mainly with young, boisterous Australians and Kiwis.....which has a knock on effect to accommodation availability and travelling around.
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    For a start, Sri Lanka may well be back on the map by Christmas: and if so, the local people will be especially welcoming after the interruption in tourism. An obvious alternative would be Goa, and of course there are many good-value destinations in India.

    You might consider Cuba: I was there over Christmas once and the weather was good, and I spent some time in a resort there that was well up to international standards. The beaches were good, with coral and snorkelling of a quality that I had not seen since the Seychelles in the 1980s! And of course the cities are outstanding for live music and dance, and nightlife generally (great for older teenagers, perhaps a bit too intense for younger ones).
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