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TUI’s Exclusive Collections – How To Choose The Right Family Holiday For You

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Searching for the perfect family holiday this year? From Holiday Villages to SplashWorld Resorts, 24-hour all-inclusive hotels to sophisticated Sensatori Resorts – check out my handy guide to TUI’s exclusive collections and find the right family holiday for you.

 

Whether you want self-catering in Greece, or a water park holiday in Spain, TUI have family holidays to suit everyone. However, where they really stand out from the crowd is their wide range of exclusive holiday collections. Famous for their ground-breaking Holiday Villages and SplashWorld resorts, they also offer 24-hour all-inclusive resorts, and luxurious Sensatori Resorts with swim-up rooms and sophisticated dining options. I have outlined some of TUI’s exclusive collections below, so you can easily find the right holiday to suit you. 

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I love that all TUI holidays include flights, accommodation, transfers and checked baggage, and that you only need a deposit to secure a booking. So, if, like most of us, you over-spent during the festive season, there is no need to worry – a deposit of €75 will secure your booking now, with the balance payable ten weeks before departure.
 

 

 

 

 

Holiday Villages:

Holiday Villages are the ultimate, all-inclusive family resorts. TUI have eight action-packed resorts to choose from this summer, each offering clubs for from babies to teens and ’round-the-clock’ entertainment, including high rope courses and inflatable pool slides.

Does your child love football? Sign them up to the Football Academy where they will be coached by FA or UEFA-qualified coaches – a two-day course costs just £33. Children aged three and over can take swimming lessons, and wannabe popstars can join the Stage Academy, with workshops run by a top UK entertainment company.

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TUI Blue for Families:

Formerly known as TUI Family Life, TUI Blue hotels have various options for families, adults or a combination of both. TUI Blue for families offer baby clubs, teen hangouts, fitness classes and evening entertainment. Rooms are spacious with air-conditioning, black-out curtains and fridges as standard.
 

 

 
I love their emphasis on healthy dining too. As well as buffets with big sharing plates, each hotel has a restaurant where you can enjoy local dishes, such as tapas or meze. If you don’t have adventurous eaters, don’t worry – TUI Blue family hotels also have separate children’s buffets and baby feeding stations. Dishes are labelled with a selection of meals for children with food allergies. With over 40 different TUI Blue properties to choose from, TUI are bound to have one to suit you. 

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SplashWorld Holidays:

I’m guessing if you asked your children to name one thing they love about summer holidays, they will say the swimming pool. Don’t get me wrong, kids’ clubs and organised entertainment are great too, but most kids want to be in the water the whole time. TUI’s SplashWorld or waterpark holidays guarantee lots of pool time, and are the perfect choice for a family holiday.
 

 

 
When you book a SplashWorld holiday you will enjoy the advantages of an all-inclusive resort with all meals and drinks included in the price, as well as having free access to a waterpark throughout your stay. Some of the resorts have waterparks on site, others are close by, some have lazy rivers and family rafting, while others have kamikaze slides and wild rapids. TUI have 18 SplashWorld properties, check out my favourites below.

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Read: My Top 10 Water Park Holidays for 2021

 

 

 

Sensatori Holidays:

TUI is renowned for offering great value package holidays, but this doesn’t mean you have to compromise on style! TUI has a wide selection of luxury hotels and resorts to suit all tastes. TUI have five all-inclusive Sensatori Resorts with an emphasis on sweeping pools, spas and sophisticated dining, as well as Platinum hotels and apartments, that are hand-picked for their outstanding feedback from guests.
 

 

 
Sensatori resorts offer family suites as well as swim-up rooms, they even offer private pools at some resorts. Daily activities include yoga, pool pilates and archery, as well children’s entertainment including kids clubs and the Play House, where children can enjoy the Crazy Kitchen and Silly Science Lab. Some resorts have waterslides and tipping buckets too. We know that travel broadens the mind, so why not try some language or culinary sessions? If you just want to relax, you can enjoy some quiet time in their luxury spas or chill-out at one of the adult-only swimming pools.

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You can expect sophisticated dining options at Sensatori Resorts. Dishes change daily at the buffet, with cooking stations and a separate children’s buffet as standard. If you prefer waiter service, each resort has at least three à la carte restaurants in the all-inclusive offering. 

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TUI Magic Life Holidays:

TUI Magic Life holidays take all-inclusive holidays to another level – you can enjoy drinks and snacks 24 hours a day if you wish. They have a lively atmosphere with a wide range of entertainment options, including professional shows, live bands, karaoke and DJ sessions, as well as beach parties and open-air film screenings. You will also find a top sports programme, including tennis, football, mountain biking, fitness classes and even nordic walking.

All TUI Magic Life properties are located beside a beach so you can expect lots of water sports too, including sailing, wakeboarding and banana-boat rides. Most TUI Magic Life holidays have at last three speciality restaurants, plus a healthy corner at the buffet. Note that kids clubs are only available for children aged 3-12.

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This post about TUI’s exclusive collections was sponsored by TUI but all views, as always, are my own. Note the links above are affiliate links where I receive a small commission if a booking is made, but at no additional cost to you.

 

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Top 10 Sun Holiday Deals in August

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Portugal, Spain, Greece and Thailand – I have so many great holiday deals in July and August to tempt you! With one week holidays from €399, as well as 4-star hotel deals, there is something for everyone below.

 

I have teamed up with TUI, who have so many great holiday deals in July August. I have picked some of my favourites to share with you. You can rest assured that all of my accommodation choices are recommended and have received great reviews on TripAdvisor. 

I have selected particular dates in August based on two sharing, but should you wish to change dates or duration, just click on the links below and edit the search to suit your requirements. Hopefully one of these holiday deals in July and August will see you jetting off on a last-minute summer holiday….

 

 

All prices include flights, transfers and checked baggage – with NO HIDDEN EXTRAS!

 

1. Rhodes: Evi Studios, Pefkos, 28th August, €393

 Rhodes is one of my favourite Greek Islands. Rhodes Town has a chic waterfront packed with trendy bars on one side and the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Colossus of Rhodes, on the other. There is lots to discover outside the capital too, from the hilltop town of Lindos to the neighbouring islands of Simi.

I have chosen the Evi Studios which are located in the pretty resort of Pefkos. With beach access from the apartments and only 500 metres to the resort centre, it’s no wonder they are highly rated ontripadvisor.   

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2. Majorca: Son Baulo Hotel, Half Board, 28th August, €527

Located on a superb beach, with a nature reserve next door, the Son Baulo’s location is second to none. If you like active holidays, you will love the hiking and cycle trails nearby. If that doesn’t float your boat, you can choose to laze by the large lagoon pool or on the white sandy beach. Enjoy the nightly entertainment, or walk the tree-lined promenade into C’an Picafort for a change of scene. This hotel offers breakfast and evening meal included in the price, so it is excellent value for a summer holiday in beautiful surroundings.

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Check out TUI’s Flight Only Deals from €149 return including taxes.

 

4. Turkey: Club Evin Apartments, 19th August, €595

Located in the pretty resort of Marmaris, these are one of the most sought after apartments in the area. As well as a swimming pool, there is a spa with Turkish bath, sauna and gym on site. The Club Evin is located just 15 minutes walk from the beach and the centre of Marmaris, but they have a restaurant and bar with nightly entertainment, if you fancy a night in. If you still need convincing, the Club Evin is ranked number seven out of 248 hotels in Marmaris on TripAdvisor!

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3. Cyprus: Helios Bay Hotel, B&B, 28th August from €483

You only have to read the outstanding reviews on TripAdvisor to know the Helios Bay Hotel is a great place to stay in Cyprus. With direct flights reintroduced to Paphos this year by TUI, now is the time to go. This incredible deal is half-price too! Located beside the beach with stunning sea-views and close to shops, bars and restaurants, what more could you need? 

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Check out TUI’s Flight Only deals from €279 return including taxes.

 

5. Gran Canaria: 29th August, Terrazamar Suites from €451

Originally a small fishing village, Puerto Rico has been transformed into a lively holiday resort. Purpose built, Puerto Rico is set into the hillside, so sea-views are a given! There is a stylish marina, a sandy beach, two shopping centres and a wide choice of bars and restaurants. 

There are many accommodation options to choose from, but I have selected the Terraza Mar Suites, as they are one of the most sought after apartments in the resort and are rated very highly on TripAdvisor. Centrally located, they are only 300 metres from the shopping centre and approximately 12 minutes walk to the beach. On site there is an outdoor swimming pool, pool bar, restaurant, tennis courts and a children’s play area. The apartments are very well equipped inside too, with satellite TVs and sun loungers on the balcony or terrace. 

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6. Algarve, Albufeira: 19th August, Casa Mitchell Apartments, €599

If you are looking for holiday deals in July and August, the Algarve will surely be on your list. Only a short flight from Irish airports, with wide sandy beaches, great restaurants and just the right amount of nightlife, it ticks all boxes.

This deal includes a stay at the Casa Mitchell Apartments in Albufeira, which receive excellent reviews on TripAdvisor and were awarded a Certificate of Excellence. This family-run apart-hotel is set in a converted old townhouse in Albufeira and it is only a short walk to the old town and Fisherman’s Beach.

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7. Salou: Hotel Belvedere, Half Board, 30th August, €493

One of Salou’s most popular hotels, (ranked eighth out of 93 hotels in Salou on TripAdvisor), the Belvedere is an ideal choice for a summer break. There is a large pool on site as well as a whirlpool and Turkish bath. The Belvedere is located close to the beach and only a 10-minute walk to the centre of Salou. You can choose to relax and enjoy their live entertainment, or pop down into the town centre at night-time. If you want to venture a little further, Tarragona and Barcelona are close by and are ideal for day trips.

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8. Costa del Sol: 4*+ Hotel Florida, Half Board, 28th August, €699

This super hotel is from TUI’s Platinum range. With a superb location in the heart of Fuengirola and just metres from the beach, it is not surprising that is ranked so highly on TripAdvisor. I am a big fan of Fuengirola. The old town is great for shopping and has a great mix of local boutiques and high street stores like Zara, Mango, etc. Fuengirola is also home to some of the best tapas bars on the Costa del Sol. This summer holiday deal is excellent value. Not only will you be staying in a 4-star hotel, but also this deal includes breakfast and evening meal each day! 

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9. Lanzarote, Cinco Plaza Apartments, 29th August, €406!

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The Cinco Plaza are one of  Lanzarote’s most sought after holiday apartments. Located just minutes from the beach and the resort centre with great facilities on site, what more could you need? Highly rated on tripadvisor, the Cinco Plaza apartments are the perfect place to enjoy the highlights of Puerto del Carmen. Note this deal departs from Shannon airport.

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10. Thailand: 11th August, Luxury Apsara Beachfront Resort, All Inclusive, €1487

Did you know that TUI sell long-haul holidays too? Not only do they have direct flights from Dublin to Mexico during the summer, but they also offer flights to Asia, Africa and the Caribbean with scheduled airlines. I picked this sweet deal to Thailand from their website as it is incredible value for such a great hotel, with all meals and drinks included.

The chic Apsara Beachfront Resort and Villas in Khao Lak is the perfect spot for couples who are looking for a relaxing holiday on a superb beach. As the name suggests, it is located right on the beach, but also has the added bonus of an infinity pool and luxury spa. This amazing property is highly rated on TripAdvisor and includes all meals and drinks throughout your stay.

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Want to try somewhere new? TUI is also offering Lakes and Mountains holidays in Austria from €402 and All Inclusive holidays in Mexico from €1236.

 

So there you have it, my best holiday deals in July and August from TUI. I hope I have managed to find one that might suit you. This post was sponsored by TUI but all views, as always, are my own.

 

 

Sarah

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Book Summer 2020 Family Holiday Deals Now And Secure Free Child Places!

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I have teamed up with TUI, the family holiday specialists, to let you know that you can secure summer 2020 family holiday deals now with free child places!

  

Whether you want self-catering in the Algarve, half board in Spain or an All Inclusive holiday in Greece, there are thousands of summer 2020 family holiday deals to suit everyone! There are free child places available in TUI’s most popular family resorts even in July and August! Remember all TUI holidays include flights, accommodation, transfers and checked baggage, with no hidden extras! And that’s not all, you only need a deposit of €75 to secure a booking, with the balance payable ten weeks before departure.

TUI have selected some of their favourite summer 2020 family holiday deals below, all with great reviews from previous guests. These are priced for two adults and one child for seven nights in May, but free child places are available for larger families too, throughout the summer months. I have indicated below some of the properties that will sleep families with three, four and even five children! Simply change dates, durations, or number of people travelling to suit your requirements, by selecting ‘Edit Search’, once you click on the links below.  

 

 

Summer 2020 Family Holiday Deals – Self Catering 

 

Turkey: 4* Club Aida – Selected rooms can hold up to 6

The Club Aida are located in one of my favourite Turkish resorts, Marmaris. With a modern marina, a pretty old town and some great nightlife, Marmaris has got it all. The Club Aida are one of the most popular complexes in the resort, just check out the reviews on tripadvisor and you will see what I mean!

Although just five minutes from the beach, you may find it difficult to leave it’s massive swimming pool! Kids will love the children’s pool too, which comes with water slides. There is a kids club and plenty of activities available during the day, as well as a mini disco and live shows in the evening time. If you fancy some quiet time, indulge in the spa which has a Turkish bath!

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Algarve: 4* Cerro Mar Garden – Selected rooms can hold up to 6

One of my favourite destinations for family holidays, the Algarve, offers superb beaches, mouth watering food and great value for money in the resorts. The Cerro Mar Garden aparthotel is located in the lively resort of Albufeira. This is an excellent choice for families looking for good quality self-catering accommodation, with a great selection of shops, bars and restaurants close by. Highly rated on tripadvisor, there are some great on-site facilities including a spa, gym and whirlpool. Kids will love the bowling alley, games room and large swimming pool, and there is a separate splash zone for little ones too.

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Tenerife: 3* Parque Santiago – Selected rooms can hold up to 6

A firm favourite for many years, the Parque Santiago in Tenerife is sure to please everyone. There are two complexes side by side and you can enjoy the facilities of both. There are two huge swimming pools plus a splash zone for kids with six waterslides. You will be spoilt for choice in the evening with five restaurants to choose from and a nightly entertainment programme. It is situated right next to the beach and just a short drive to one of the world’s best water parks, Siam Park. 

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Summer 2020 Family Holiday Deals – Half Board

 

Majorca: 4* + Protur Bonaire Aparthotel 

This is one of the best family apartments in Majorca. We spent a week here a few years ago and the kids loved it. It is located just a few minutes from the beach and the centre of Cala Bona, where there is an ample choice of restaurants and bars. If you want to venture further afield, the larger resort of Cala Millor is about a thirty minute walk.  

You don’t need to venture outside the resort though as the facilities on-site are excellent. There is a children’s splash park with a giant pirate ship and there is day and night time entertainment, including a mini-disco in the evening. Kids are spoilt for choice with kids clubs and a multi-sports court, there is also a crèche for children under 3 years. You can choose to go self-catering, half-board or All-Inclusive. This price is based on half board, which includes breakfast and evening meal each day. If you want to go self-catering or All Inclusive, simply click on the ‘edit search’ button and select the board basis that suits you.

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Salou : 4* TUI Family Life Avenida Suites – Selected rooms can hold up to 5

TUI have numerous choices of accommodation in Salou, but the TUI Family Life Avenida Suites are one of my favourites and had to be included in this list of summer 2020 family holiday deals. Located just 10 minutes walk to the beach and within easy access of the town centre and Port Aventura, they are superbly situated.

Suites are bright and modern and come with mini-fridges and microwaves, which is ideal for families with young children. There is a large swimming pool as well as a kids pool with a slide and a host of on-site activities for all the family to enjoy. Kids will love the kids club and mini-disco, teens have their own ‘Hangout’, and there is also a baby club for little ones. Breakfast and evening meal is included in the cost and the reviews of the food are excellent on tripadvisor, in fact this complex is rated the 2nd best out of 92 hotels in Salou.

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Summer 2020 Family Holiday Deals – All Inclusive Resorts

 

Ibiza: Sirenis Cala Llonga Resort  

Located just 20 minutes drive from Ibiza Town, this peaceful resort is worlds apart from Ibiza’s buzzing capital. Ideal for a quiet family holiday with a good selection of restaurants, shops and bars, this is chilled-out Ibiza at it’s best. Perched on a hill overlooking a delightful cove beach, it has wonderful views as well as facilities. With two restaurants, five bars and three pools, including a splash zone for kids, this is a great choice for a family holiday. There is daytime activity programme and entertainment every night, as well as a gym, sauna, whirlpool bath and adult-only chill out zone! With all meals and drinks included in the cost, this is superb value for a family holiday.

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Costa del Sol:  Splashworld 4* Globales Playa Estepona – Selected rooms can hold up to 7

 SplashWorld or waterpark holidays guarantee lots of pool time and TUI have 18 different SplashWorld Resorts to choose from. When you book a SplashWorld holiday you will enjoy the advantages of an all inclusive resort, with all meals and drinks included in the price, as well as having free access to a waterpark throughout your stay.

This has to be one of the best summer 2020 family holiday deals and they even have rooms that sleep up to 7! Some Splashworld resorts have waterparks on site, others are close by. The highly rated Globales Playa Estepona has a waterpark on-site, as well as numerous sports activities, kids clubs, day and night time entertainment and it’s own beach club restaurant. Younger children have their own spray park and mini slides in a pirate-themed area. The hotel is situated close to glitzy Puerto Banus and offers a shuttle bus service 2-3 times per day into the centre. 

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4* + Holiday Village Tenerife 

TUI’s Holiday Villages are the ultimate family holiday resorts so it is great to see TUI offering free child places for summer 2020 in all of their resorts. Expect aerial adventure courses, expert run swimming academies, stage schools, football camps and ’round the clock’ entertainment. Kids clubs are available for all age groups, so whether you have babies or teenagers, they will be well catered for.

The Holiday Village in Tenerife has all this and more. With a choice of three restaurants, a cinema, bowling alley and a choice of swimming pools  – what more could you want? Let the kids enjoy the waterslides while you chill out on Balinese beds at the quiet pool, or better still, enjoy a massage at the spa. The Holiday Village in Tenerife is an All Inclusive resort, so all meals and drinks included in the cost!

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Bulgaria: 4* SplashWorld Aqua Nevis Club hotel – Selected rooms can hold up to 5

The Aqua Nevis Clubhotel has been a firm favourite with Irish holiday makers for many years. The waterpark is huge and is on-site. There is a family friendly lazy river and wave pool, an Adventure Island for younger children with mini slides and water sprays, as well as slides to keep thrill-seekers happy too! Located within walking distance of the town centre and beach, but the hotel also has a free shuttle bus if you are too tired after a day at the waterpark! Family rooms are great too with sliding doors separating the bedroom from the living area, they also have rooms that cater for families with three children.

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Greece: 5* Holiday Village Atlantica Rhodes 

Expect non-stop activities, a great selection of dining options and lots of pool choices at this five star Holiday Village.  There are four outdoor pools, one indoor pool and an adventure splash park with waterslides and a lazy river. There are three à la carte restaurants to choose from, as well as a huge buffet restaurant. Various kids clubs are available from 3 to 15 year olds with a crèche facility for infants. Activities are not run of the mill either – try kayaking, raft building, aeroball (basketball on a trampoline) or the aerial adventure course. There is even an astro football pitch! Kids from age 3 can learn to swim with qualified instructors and the football academy has qualified UEFA coaches, teaching 5-15 year olds some of their skills.

If this all sounds like too much, you can chill out on the beach, just five minutes away, or relax in the plush spa. Entertainment goes on until late at night with live music, shows and a mini-cinema. There is a wide selection of rooms available including family rooms with a games console, swim-up rooms, or suites with a private pool. The Holiday Village Atlantica Rhodes is Travellers Choice winner on tripadvisor – if you are looking for an action packed family fun holiday – look no further.

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Hopefully one of my summer 2020 family holiday deals will suit you. Remember to change dates, durations, or number of people travelling simply select ‘Edit Search’, once you click on the links above. This post was sponsored by TUI but all views, as always, are my own. Note the links above are affiliate links where I receive a small commission if a booking is made.

 

Sarah

 

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My Top 10 Holiday Deals In May & June With Prices from €265 Inc Flights, Hotel, Transfers & Baggage

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From Majorca to Mexico, Costa del Sol to Cyprus, I have ten great holiday deals in May and June to tempt you, with 1 week prices from €265 with breakfast or all-inclusive deals from €467!

 

I have teamed up with TUI, who have so many amazing holiday deals in May and June. I thought I would pick some of my favourites and share them with you! You can rest assured that all of my accommodation choices have received good reviews on tripadvisor and that all the prices include flights, transfers and checked baggage – with NO HIDDEN EXTRAS!

I have selected particular dates in May and June based on two sharing, but you can edit the search by clicking on the links below should you wish to change the dates or duration to suit your requirements. Hopefully one of these holiday deals in May or June will see you jetting off to the sun in no time….

 

 

1. Majorca, Alcudia, 21st May, 1 week, BB €312; All-Inclusive €467!

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Enjoy a week in the beach resort of Alcudia in May for just €312! One of Majorca’s most sought after resorts, with miles of white sandy beaches and a distinctive old town, there is plenty of things to do here, by day and night. You will be staying at the popular Lagotel Hotel on a bed & breakfast basis. Well rated on tripadvisor, this is a steal at less than half the original price! Want to go all-inclusive? The supplement is just €154!

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2. Lanzarote, All Inclusive, 1 week, 19th May €496, 9th June €564 !

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 Lanzarote is always a popular choice in May as the weather is generally hotter there than in Mediterranean resorts. Located in Matagorda and just a ten-minute walk from the beach, the Morromar apartments offer the best of both worlds by being peacefully located, but also close to the busy resort of Puerto del Carmen, should you fancy a livelier scene. Although this deal includes all meals and drinks, you have the added advantage of staying in a spacious apartment, equipped with a kitchenette and a separate living room. There are two swimming pools surrounded by tropical gardens and there is a wide selection of sports activities, as well as a day and evening entertainment programme, on site.

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3. Rhodes, 18th May, Cosmos Maris Apartments, 1 week €347; 2 weeks €399!

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 Rhodes town is magical, the chic waterfront with trendy bars on one side and the Colossus of Rhodes in the old town on the other. You couldn’t ask for more! There is lots to discover outside the capital too, from the hilltop town of Lindos to the neighbouring islands of Simi, that’s why I have given you the option of one or two weeks here. Stay at the highly rated Cosmos Maris Studios which were awarded a certificate of excellence and is rated number 1 on tripadvisor. The only decision is will you go for one week or two?

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4. Puerto Rico, 9th May, 1 week, Terrazamar Suites, €398!

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  Puerto Rico is one of Gran Canaria’s most popular resorts and the Terrazamar Suites is one of my favourite places to stay. They have a huge pool area on the roof and the apartments have large balconies, ideal for sunbathing.  With warmer temperatures than most destinations in May, this is a great choice to kick start your summer.

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5. Zakynthos, 28th May, 2 weeks, Katarina Palace, €456!

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Visit Shipwreck beach, the most photographed beach in the world, take a boat trip to see the famous loggerhead turtles or go island hopping and visit the neighbouring island of Kefalonia. I have chosen the popular Katarina Palace, which receives great reviews on tripadvisor and was awarded a certificate of excellence. Located in the pretty resort of Argassi, you are just minutes from the beach and ideally located to explore this beautiful island over two magical weeks.

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6. Tenerife, 17th May, Harbour Club Apartments, 1 week, €357!

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Set in the pretty seaside town of Los Gigantes, stay in the modern Harbour Club apartments and enjoy a week of sunshine and seaviews. This apartment complex looks out over the Atlantic and the dramatic cliffs of Los Gigantes. There are plenty of shops, bars and restaurants nearby as well as a stylish marina. Highly rated on tripadvisor, this is an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday. Note rooms are on a steep slope.

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7. Mexico,  Grand Bahia Principe Coba Cancun, All Inclusive, 17th June, 2 weeks, €1223!

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To be able to fly direct to Cancun from Dublin airport in a modern dreamliner aircraft is something we should all take advantage of. This amazing deal includes all meals and drinks for two weeks too! The Grand Bahia Principe Coba receives great reviews on tripadvisor and was awarded a certificate of excellence. There are two lake-style pools with swim-up bars, where you can take advantage of the all-inclusive arrangement 🍸. The rooms are not standard either. You will have a superior junior suite complete with a hydro-massage bath. There are numerous watersports available on the beach and one hour use of non-motorised watersports including snorkelling, kayaks and catamarans, is free of charge each day.

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8. Cyprus, Helios Bay Aparthotel, 1 week, 15th May €312; 12th June €422!

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You only have to read the outstanding reviews on tripadvisor to know this is a great place to stay in Cyprus. With direct flights reintroduced to Paphos this year by TUI, now is the time to go. This incredible deal is half-price too! Located beside the beach with stunning seaviews and close to shops, bars and restaurants, what more could you need?

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9. Costa del Sol, All Inclusive, 1 week, 19th May Cortijo Blanco Hotel, 1 week €464

The Globales Cortijo Blanco’s white washed exterior has a villa style appearance with pretty courtyards and is located just 10 minutes walk to the beach. With all meals and drinks included in the cost, this is great value for such a popular hotel on the Costa del Sol. You are also close to the beautiful old town of Marbella and the stylish marina in Puerto Banus. The hotel offers a shuttle bus if you fancy a change of scene. Check out the excellent reviews on tripadvisor if you still need convincing.

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10. Bulgaria, Ivana Palace Hotel, B&B, 20th May, 1 week, €265!

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One of the cheapest places to holiday, if you want to getaway without breaking the bank, Sunnybeach in Bulgaria is the spot. I have chosen the popular Ivana Palace Hotel which receives good reviews on tripadvisor, and was awarded a certificate of excellence. Located just five minutes walk to the beach and close to shops, bars and restaurants you will be hard pushed to find a better value holiday in May!

 

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So there you have it, my best holiday deals in May and June from TUI. I hope I have managed to find one that might suit you. This post was sponsored by TUI but all views, as always, are my own.

 

Sarah

 

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My Top Picks For Summer Holidays For Families With 3 or 4 Children

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I have had many emails and messages from people asking me for a post on summer holidays for families with 3 or 4 children, so I teamed up with TUI and searched their website to bring you my favourites.

 

I have hand picked these summer holidays for families with 3 or 4 children, so you can rest assured all receive good reviews and are family friendly resorts. All TUI holidays include flights, accommodation, transfers and checked baggage and their deposit is only €75 per person.

 

 

Costa Dorada – Salou

The Costa Dorada is one of the most popular family holiday destinations, partly because of its proximity to Port Aventura Theme Park and the city of Barcelona, but also because of the family friendly resorts.

4* Pineda Park, 2 bedroom apartment, Self Catering – Sleeps up to 6

Located just five minutes walk the beach, these spacious 2 bedroom apartments tick all boxes for a family friendly holiday. As well as an adults and children’s pool, there is a outdoor terrace that offers evening entertainment. There is also a games room with pool table and mini discos for children. Port Aventura is only 5km away and the popular waterpark Aquapolis is within walking distance. The Pineda Park apartments are highly rated on tripadvisor and have many repeat guests.

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TUI Family Life 4* Avenida Suites, Half Board – Sleeps up to 6

Located just 10 minutes walk to the beach and within easy access of the town centre and Port Aventura, the TUI Family Life Avenida Suites are superbly situated. Suites are bright and modern and come with mini-fridges and microwaves, which is ideal for families with young children. There is a large swimming pool as well as a kids pool with a slide and a host of on-site activities for all the family to enjoy. Kids will love the kids club and mini-disco, teens have their own ‘Hangout’, and there is also a baby club for little ones. Breakfast and evening meal is included in the cost and the reviews of the food are excellent on tripadvisor, in fact this complex is rated the 2nd best out of 92 hotels in Salou.

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Cyprus

It is great to see direct flights to Cyprus again and TUI have some super options for family holidays. Paphos offers the perfect mix of a traditional town with cobbled stone streets and a modern harbour with lively bars and restaurants – it is one of Cyprus most authentic resorts.

 

 

 

Holiday Village Aliathon, All Inclusive, 1 & 2 bedroom apartments – Sleep up to 6

Home to the biggest swimming pool in Cyprus as well as three other pools, this is the ultimate family complex. With a mini waterpark, football, swim and stage academies, a purpose built assault course, kayaking and a host of kids and teen clubs – you can rest assured your kids will be spoilt for choice here! If you do manage to leave the Holiday Village, the beach is just a five minute walk away. All meals and drinks are included in the cost and there is a great variety of dining options available. Adults can enjoy the spa and gym or pop to the adult-only bar if you fancy a quiet cocktail. If you still need convincing check out the video below!

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Tenerife:

Tenerife is a great destination for a family holiday. It has a wonderful mix of dramatic scenery and vibrant nightlife and is home to one of the world’s best water parks, Siam Park. It’s low cost of living and family friendly resorts ensure its a firm favourite with Irish holidaymakers.

 

 

 

All-Inclusive, 4* Villa Mandi & Siam Park, 2 bedroom apartment – Sleeps up to 6

This popular All-Inclusive resort offers free access to Siam Park throughout your stay. Located off the beaten track, you can enjoy some quiet time but are also within easy reach of the lively Playa de Las Americas and Los Cristianos. This large complex resembles a Mediterranean village and comes with four swimming pools, two playgrounds, a kids club and plenty of activities for adults and children, including a football pitch and live music shows.  The beauty of staying here is that not only are all meals and drinks included, but you have added advantage of staying in a 2 bedroom apartment, and not a small hotel room. Highly rated on tripadvisor, this is sure to please an active family.

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Portugal

One of my favourite destinations for family holidays, the Algarve, offers superb beaches, mouth watering food and great value for money.

Cerro Mar Garden, 2 bedroom apartment, Self Catering – Sleeps up to 6

Located in lively Albufeira this is an excellent choice for holidays for families with 3 or 4 children, who are looking for good quality self-catering accommodation. Highly rated on tripadvisor, there are some great on-site facilities including a spa, gym and whirlpool. Kids will love the bowling alley, games room and large swimming pool, and there is a separate splash zone for little ones too.

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Majorca

Majorca is an island of contrasts, from the lively resorts of Santa Ponsa and Magaluf in the south  to the quiet and unspoilt resorts of Puerto Pollensa and Cala Bona in the north. One thing for sure is no matter which resort you choose, you will find lots of family friendly activities to suit all tastes.

 

 

 

Hotel Son Baulo, Interconnecting Family Rooms, Half Board – Sleeps up to 6.

Located on a superb beach with a nature reserve next door, the Son Baulo’s location is second to none. If you are an active family you will love the hiking and cycle trails nearby. If that doesn’t float your boat you can also choose to laze by the large lagoon pool or on the beach. There is a choice of pools for babies and children and an evening entertainment programme, including a mini-disco. This hotel offers breakfast and evening meal included in the price so it is excellent value for a family holiday in beautiful surroundings.

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 Gran Canaria:

 

Las Villas de Amadores, 2 bedroom apartment – Sleeps up to 5

These modern 2 bedroom apartments all come with sea views. Located in the quiet resort of Amadores these are an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday, yet are within easy reach of the livelier resort of Puerto Rico if you want a change of scene. If you can manage to tear yourself away from the swimming pool that overlooks the ocean you can take the complimentary shuttle service to the beach and enjoy some of the excellent waterfront restaurants. Children are catered for with table tennis, billiard tables and bikes for hire.

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Greece:

I brought my children to Corfu and Zakynthos and we loved them both! The scenery, laid back pace and excellent value for money, makes Greece an ideal alternative if you want to try something different this year. From self-catering to All Inclusive resorts, TUI offer both in abundance.

Corfu: Loulas Village, 1 bedroom apartment, Self Catering – Sleeps up to 5

Rated number 1 on tripadvisor, the Loulas Village has been receiving Irish holidaymakers for many years. Kostos will be sure to give you a warm welcome and make you enjoy this laid back, family run apartment complex. Ideally located with some excellent restaurants and bars close by, this is a family property with traditional Greek charm.

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Corfu: All-Inclusive, Aqualand, Duplex Studio – Sleeps up to 5

For families looking for adventure, the highly rated Aqualand Village won’t disappoint. With a waterpark next door and an afternoon and evening entertainment programme, the kids will be spoiled for choice! Apartments are duplex style with cooking facilities, not that you will need them, because all meals and drinks are included in the price!

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Zakynthos: 4* Alykanas Beach Village,  1 bedroom family room, sleep up to 5

This highly rated All-Inclusive resort has a small splash park for young children, kids clubs and a great entertainment programme for everyone. There is also a quiet, adults only pool beside the beach if you fancy some quiet time! (I spent many afternoons there)! Visit Shipwreck Beach or swim with the turtles, Zakynthos is a beautiful island with lots to do for all the family.

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Crete: Golden Bay, 1 bedroom apartment, Self Catering – Sleeps up to 5

Located in the quite seaside resort of Gournes, this highly rated complex is ideal for families looking for a relaxing holiday beside the beach. There is a pool and a children’s pool on site as well as a play area, pool table and games room. The traditional Greek taverna serves up tasty food with sea views and has a separate kids menu. Although low key, there is regular evening entertainment with live music and cocktail parties to ensure guests stay on site, however there is also a small selection of bars and restaurants close by.

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Costa del Sol:

The Costa del Sol is one of Ireland’s favourite holiday destinations. From Benalmadena to Marbella, it seems no resort is free of Irish holidaymakers during the summer months. If you are looking for something a little less commercialised, check out the resorts of Estapona and San Pedro de Alcántara. They are situated close to the glitz and glamour of Marbella, yet offer a much more laid back scene.

 

 

 

Globales Playa Estapona, All Inclusive, 1 and 2 bedroom Family Rooms – Sleeps up to 7

As well as a brand new waterpark on site, the highly rated Globales Playa Estapona has numerous sports activities, kids clubs, day and night time entertainment and even has its own beach club restaurant. The waterpark has a space bowl, tube slides, body slides, a multilane number and a kamikaze slide – all are suitable for children 120cm and over. Younger children have their own spray park and mini slides in a pirate-themed area. The hotel is situated close to Puerto Banus and offers a shuttle bus service 2-3 times per day into the centre. This is a great option for holidays for families with 3 or 4 children, as all meals and drinks are included in the price. Some rooms even hold up to 7 so if you happen to have 5 kids, this should tick all boxes!

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Bulgaria:

TUI have a great selection of self catering and all-inclusive resorts in Bulgaria. The low cost of living and wide sandy beaches make it a great choice for families looking for luxury for less from their Summer holiday.

All-Inclusive, TUI Family Life Nevis Resort, Family Suite – Sleeps up to 5

As the name suggests the TUI Family Life Nevis Resort is a great resort for families. Only opened in 2017 this modern hotel features large family suites, a splash pool, a multi-sports court for children and even a spa! There is a selection of kids clubs including a baby club and ‘The Hangout’ for teens. There is day and evening entertainment for adults and children as well as a selection of swimming pools. You can choose to chill out at the quiet pool while the kids enjoy the slides in the family pool. The adult only gym offers a host of fitness classes and the spa offers a variety of treatments. All meals and drinks are included in the price of your stay so if you are looking for an All-Inclusive family resort , why not try Bulgaria for a change?

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Lake Garda:

Lake Garda is a superb destination that caters for all the family. With superb scenery, great lakeside activities and GardaLand / Peppa Pig Land theme parks on your doorstep – need I say more?.

Poiano Apartments, 2 bedroom apartment, Self Catering – Sleeps up to 6

The Poiano offer the best of both worlds, you can enjoy the advantages of staying in a 2 bedroom family apartment, but also have the benefits of hotel facilities. There is an Olympic-size swimming pool on site as well as a kids pool and a host of activities such as tennis, archery, beach volleyball and yoga. There is also a kids club (5-12 years), restaurant and a spa at the Hotel Poiano, with live music a few nights each week. You can hire bikes and cycle into nearby Garda or take the free shuttle bus, it is only 2km away.

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Lanzarote:

Ireland’s favourite winter sun destination is great in the summer time too! I went last Summer with my kids and we loved it. There are some great beaches, superb restaurants and it is so family friendly. I also happens to be duty free so the shopping is great!

All Inclusive TUI Family Life Flamingo Beach, 2 bedroom apartment – Sleeps up to 6

Formerly known as the Holiday Village, the TUI Family Life Flamingo Beach is super family complex with kids clubs for children, teenagers and even babies. With three pools, three restaurants, a host of sports activities and nightly entertainment, there is something here for kids of all ages.

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Turkey:

 Club Alize – 2 bedroom Family Room – Sleeps up to 6

This is one of Marmaris’ best family properties, complete with kids clubs, slides in the pool and an full-time entertainment programme, including a mini-disco. Adults are well catered for too with a gym, sauna, jacuzzi and Turkish bath on site. All meals and drinks are included in the cost of your stay, which makes a holiday here excellent value for money. The Club Alize also receives excellent reviews on tripadvisor, so if you still need convincing read them here.

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I hope you enjoyed my top picks for holidays for families with 3 and 4 children and that you found something to suit you.  This post was sponsored by TUI but all views, as always, are my own. Note the links above are affiliate links where I receive a small commission if a booking is made.

 

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10 Great Family Holidays in July & August With Free Child Places

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I have teamed up with TUI, the family holiday specialists, to bring you my top ten family holidays in July and August with free child places.

  

Whether you want self-catering in Greece or an All Inclusive holiday in Cyprus, a water park holiday in Tenerife or a relaxing break in the Algarve, I have family holidays in July and August with free child places to suit everyone! All holidays are hand-picked, have great reviews and are ideal for family holidays. Another added bonus is that there are no hidden extras. All TUI holidays include flights, accommodation, transfers and checked baggage. And that’s not all, you only need a deposit of €75 to secure a booking, with the balance payable ten weeks before departure. 

 

 

Best in Spain:

Did you know TUI feature 9 different regions in Spain for next Summer? Choose from mainland Spain’s popular destinations of Costa Dorada and the Costa del Sol, the Balearic Islands of Majorca or Ibiza or the year round favourites, the Canary Islands. These are my top Spanish family holidays in July and August with free child places.

 

 

 

 

Tenerife: All Inclusive, Splashworld, 4* Villa Mandi & Siam Park

This highly rated All Inclusive resort, the Villa Mandi, offers free access to Siam Park, one of the world’s best water parks,  throughout your stay. You will also receive free kids entry to Loro Parque, which was voted the worlds best zoo by tripadvisor in 2017.  The pretty Villa Mandi complex is like a Mediterranean village with four swimming pools, kids clubs and plenty of sports activities on site. Although all meals and drinks are included in the cost, the apartments also come with a kitchenette and microwave, which is handy for families with small children.

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Salou: 4* TUI Family Life Avenida Suites, Half Board

TUI have numerous choices of accommodation in Salou, but the TUI Family Life Avenida Suites are one of my favourites. Located just 10 minutes walk to the beach and within easy access of the town centre and Port Aventura, they are superbly situated. Suites are bright and modern and come with mini-fridges and microwaves, which is ideal for families with young children. There is a large swimming pool as well as a kids pool with a slide and a host of on-site activities for all the family to enjoy. Kids will love the kids club and mini-disco, teens have their own ‘Hangout’, and there is also a baby club for little ones. Breakfast and evening meal is included in the cost and the reviews of the food are excellent on TripAdvisor. target=”, in fact this complex is rated the 2nd best out of 92 hotels in Salou.

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Majorca: 4* + Protur Bonaire Aparthotel, Half Board 

This is one of the best family apartments in Majorca. We spent a week here a few years ago and the kids loved it. It is located just a few minutes from the beach and the centre of Cala Bona, where there is an ample choice of restaurants and bars. If you want to venture further afield, the larger resort of Cala Millor is about a thirty minute walk. We walked in to Cala Millor a few times during our stay. The promenade stretches right along the seafront so it is ideal for an evening stroll.

You don’t need to venture outside the resort though as the facilities on-site are excellent. There is a children’s splash park with a giant pirate ship and there is day and night time entertainment, including a mini-disco in the evening. Kids are spoilt for choice with kids clubs and a multi-sports court, there is also a crèche for children under 3 years. You can choose to go self-catering, half-board or All-Inclusive. This price is based on half-board, but if you wish to include all meals and drinks, just edit the search when you click on the button below.

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4* Globales Playa Estepona, All Inclusive SplashWorld Resort

As well as a brand new waterpark on site,the Globales Playa Estapona has numerous sports activities, kids clubs, day and night time entertainment and even has its own beach club restaurant. The waterpark has a space bowl, tube slides, body slides, a multilane number and a kamikaze slide – all are suitable for children 120cm and over. Younger children have their own spray park and mini slides in a pirate-themed area. The hotel is situated close to Puerto Banus and offers a shuttle bus service 2-3 times per day into the centre. This is a great option for holidays for families with 3 or 4 children, as all meals and drinks are included in the price. Some rooms even hold up to 7 so if you happen to have a large family, this should tick all boxes!

 

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Best in Algarve:

One of my favourite destinations for family holidays, the Algarve, offers superb beaches, mouth watering food and great value for money in the resorts. I have chosen two family holidays in July and August with free child places, a self-catering option in the lively resort of Albufeira and an All Inclusive property in the pretty village of Alvor.

4* Cerro Mar Garden, Self-Catering

Located in lively Albufeira this is an excellent choice for families looking for good quality self-catering accommodation. Highly rated on tripadvisor, there are some great on-site facilities including a spa, gym and whirlpool. Kids will love the bowling alley, games room and large swimming pool, and there is a separate splash zone for little ones too.

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Algarve: All Inclusive, 4* Alvor Baia

The Alvor Bahia is a four star All Inclusive property which is highly rated on TripAdvisor and offers something for all the family. The kids club, entertainment programme, sports facilities and pirate themed play area, will keep the kids amused all day long. If you fancy some quiet time, why not chill out in their spa!

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Best in Greece:

I brought my children to Corfu and Zakynthos and we loved them both! The scenery, laid back pace and excellent value for money, makes Greece an ideal alternative if you want to try something different this year. From self-catering to All Inclusive resorts, TUI offer both in abundance. I have chosen two family holidays in July and August with free child places, a great value self catering option and the All Inclusive family property, where we stayed a few years ago.

 

Kos: Self-Catering, 3* Mayflower apartments, self catering

These family run apartments are situated in the pretty resort of Tingaki. Rated number 1 on TripAdvisor they are the perfect choice for families who are looking for a relaxing Greek holiday, but within easy reach of Kos town.

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Zakynthos: All Inclusive 4* Alykanas Beach Village

Thishighly rated All Inclusive resort has a splash park for young children, kids clubs and a great entertainment programme for everyone. There is also a quiet, adults only pool beside the beach if you fancy some quiet time! (I spent many afternoons there)! Visit Shipwreck Beach or swim with the turtles, Zakynthos is a beautiful island with lots to do for all the family.

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Like Greece Holidays? – See my Top Ten Family Holidays in Greece here

 

 

 

Best in Italy:

Lake Garda is a superb destination that caters for all the family. With superb scenery, great lakeside activities and GardaLand / Peppa Pig Land theme parks on your doorstep – need I say more?.

4* Poiano Apartments, Lake Garda

The Poiano offer the best of both worlds, you can enjoy the advantages of staying in a 2 bedroom family apartment, but also have the benefits of hotel facilities. There is an Olympic-size swimming pool on site as well as a kids pool and a host of activities such as tennis, archery, beach volleyball and yoga. There is also a kids club (5-12 years), restaurant and a spa at the Hotel Poiano, with live music a few nights each week. You can hire bikes and cycle into nearby Garda or take the free shuttle bus, it is only 2km away.

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Best in Bulgaria

4* SplashWorld Aqua Nevis Club Hotel, All Inclusive Resort

The Aqua Nevis Clubhotel has been a firm favourite with Irish holiday makers for many years. The waterpark is huge and is onsite. There is a family-friendly lazy river and wave pool, an Adventure Island for younger children with mini slides and water sprays, as well as slides to keep thrill-seekers happy too! Located within walking distance of the town centre and beach, but the hotel also has a free shuttle bus if you are too tired after a day at the waterpark! Family rooms are great too with sliding doors separating the bedroom from the living area, they also have rooms that cater for families with three children.

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Like Waterpark holidays? See My Top Waterpark Holidays for 2019 here.

Have more than 2 children? See my top picks for summer holidays for families with 3 or 4 children here.

 

I hope you enjoyed my top ten family holidays in July and August with free child places, and that you found something to suit you. Remember you can change dates, durations, or number of people travelling, by selecting ‘Edit Search’ once you click on the links above.

All prices are correct at the date of issue, 23rd December but are subject to change. This post was sponsored by TUI but all views, as always, are my own. Note the links above are affiliate links where I receive a small commission if a booking is made.
 

 

 
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Top Ten Family Holidays In Greece for 2021

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Looking for something different from your Summer holiday next year? Check out my top ten picks for family holidays in Greece and get planning!

 

I am a big fan of Greece, I have holidayed there many times and love the scenery, the food, the low cost of living and the laid back atmosphere. I brought my children to Corfu and Zakynthos and they loved them both. High rise blocks are a rarity and over all you get the feeling that you are somewhere a little more tropical, than the typical family resorts in Spain or Portugal.

 

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However, having a laid back pace doesn’t mean you have to compromise on family activities! I have teamed up with TUI, who have their best ever selection of family holidays in Greece, including waterpark holidays and luxury properties, as well as 10 and 11 night stays in Zakynthos and Rhodes. There are more properties added to firm favourites such as Holiday Villages, SplashWorld resorts and Sensatori, as well as some great self-catering options.

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All of my picks below have a minimum 4 star rating on tripadvisor and are ideal for family holidays. Another added bonus is that there are no hidden extras. All TUI holidays include flights, accommodation, transfers and checked baggage. And that’s not all, you only need a deposit of €75 to secure a booking, with the balance payable ten weeks before departure. I have priced these holidays for two adults with two children for seven nights during school holidays in July and August, but you can change dates, durations, or number of people travelling, by selecting ‘Edit Search’, once you click on the links below. I hope you enjoy my top family holidays in Greece and that one of these will be suitable for your next family holiday.

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Holiday Village Resorts – The ultimate action packed All Inclusive family holidays.

 

All Inclusive, 5* Holiday Village Atlantica Rhodes 

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Expect non-stop activities, a great selection of dining options and lots of pool choices at this five star Holiday Village.  There are four outdoor pools, one indoor pool and an adventure splash park with waterslides and a lazy river. There are three à la carte restaurants to choose from, as well as a huge buffet restaurant. Various kids clubs are available from 3 to 15 year olds with a crèche facility for infants. Activities are not run of the mill either – try kayaking, raft building, aeroball (basketball on a trampoline) or the aerial adventure course. There is even an astro football pitch! Kids from age 3 can learn to swim with qualified instructors and the football academy has qualified UEFA coaches, teaching 5-15 year olds some of their skills.

If this all sounds like too much, you can chill out on the beach, just five minutes away, or relax in the plush spa. Entertainment goes on until late at night with live music, shows and a mini-cinema. There is a wide selection of rooms available including family rooms with a games console, swim-up rooms, or suites with a private pool.The Holiday Village Atlantica Rhodes is a 2018 Travellers Choice winner on tripadvisor – if you are looking for an action packed family fun holiday – look no further.

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TUI Magic Life – Beachfront locations with 24-hour All Inclusive & professional entertainment.

 

 

 

All Inclusive, 5* TUI Magic Life Plimmiri by Atlantica, Rhodes

Located right on the beach, this hotel resembles a traditional Greek village, with low-rise whitewashed walls. Three swimming pools ( including one with waterslides ) and over 120 daily activities make this a great choice for a family holiday. There are plenty of kids clubs to choose from including a dedicated teen hangout for 13 – 16 year olds. Sports facilities include tennis group classes, archery, canoeing, windsurfing and a free introductory scuba diving lesson. Adults are well catered for too with a gym and spa. There is a wide selection of fitness classes available including yoga, zumba, pilates, spinning and salsa dancing. Group and individual swimming lessons are also available for adults and children.

You have a choice of three dining options and plenty of live music and shows at night time. Depending on your mood you can enjoy the 24-hour nightclub or a drink in the adult-only rooftop bar. There is a wide selection of rooms available including family rooms with a partition, swim-up suites and two bedroom suites that have access to a shared pool. Awarded a certificate of excellence from tripadvisor, this is a great option for families looking for a great family facilities with a 24-hour all-inclusive option.

 

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TUI Family Life – Kids clubs, day-to-night entertainment and great dining options.

 

 

 

Zakynthos: All Inclusive, 4* Alykanas Beach Village 

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This highly rated All Inclusive resort has a small splash park for young children, kids clubs and a great entertainment programme for everyone. There is also a quiet, adults only pool beside the beach if you fancy some quiet time! (I spent many afternoons there)! Visit Shipwreck Beach or swim with the turtles, Zakynthos is a beautiful island with lots to do for all the family.

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Corfu: All Inclusive, Aqualand Village 

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For families looking to try somewhere different, but don’t want to compromise on facilities, the highly rated Aqualand Village in Corfu won’t disappoint. The waterpark on site caters for kids of all ages with a dedicated area for toddlers, including waterslides and an adventure playground. There are fifteen different water-themed rides including kamikaze slides, family rafting and a lazy river. Aqualand is also home to the world’s third-largest wave pool. There is an afternoon and evening entertainment programme and a shuttle service to Corfu Town. Apartments come with cooking facilities, not that you will need them, because all meals and drinks are included in the price!

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Kos:  All Inclusive, Atlantica Porto Bello Beach 

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Located right on the beach with a waterpark and kids club on site, you may find it hard to leave! There are plenty of slides for kids over 12 years as well the Aqua Tower for kids aged 5 to 9. The lazy river is attraction of choice for those who just want to relax on a large tube! There are lots of sports activities throughout the day as well as live shows in the amphitheatre at night time, including a mini disco. The all-inclusive arrangement gives you four different dining options, including a Greek taverna and an Italian restaurant.  

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Crete: All Inclusive, 4* Atlantica Akti Zeus Hotel 

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This modern beachfront hotel offers stunning seaviews and a great choice of hotel rooms, including swim-up rooms! There is a kids club, an evening entertainment programme and a waterpark on site. There is a baby lagoon for children up to 5 years, an aqua playground for children aged 5 -10 and ample slides for children aged 10-12 years. Ranked number 1 on tripadvisor, this is a great choice if you are looking for a modern alternative to Spain, but still want to keep the kids happy!

 

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Lap of Luxury – TUI’s Sensatori Resorts

 

Crete: All Inclusive, 5* TUI Sensatori Atlantica Caldera Palace 

TUI have seven all-inclusive Sensatori Resorts which have an emphasis on sweeping pools, spas and sophisticated dining. I have chosen the Sensatori Resort in Crete which was the first Sensatori Hotel that TUI launched. With seven top class restaurants, showcasing everything from stone-grilled steak to oriental fare, show cooking stations and children’s dishes – Senstatori Atlantica Caldera Palace’s dining options are a feast for the senses.

Six swimming pools and a host of activities including volleyball, Zumba, pilates, beach boot camps and Waterwalkerz are sure to keep the whole family entertained – with personal training sessions included in your stay. Entertainment is second to none with adult-only comedy nights and family shows available. Kids will love the Crazy Kitchen, Silly Science Lab and water-soaking Sprayground. There are also many kids clubs including a sensory nursery up to 4 years. The spa retreat offers the perfect escape, featuring Elemis products and a wide range of treatment options. Rooms are tastefully decorated, some of which include private pools or swim-up entrances.

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Corfu:  Loulas Village 

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Rated number 1 on tripadvisor, the Loulas Village has been receiving Irish holidaymakers for many years. Kostos will be sure to give you a warm welcome and make you enjoy this laid back, family run apartment complex. Ideally located with some excellent restaurants and bars close by and a family friendly beach, this is a family holiday that will make you fall in love with Greece’s traditional charm.

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Kos: Mayflower apartments 

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This small family run complex is situated in the pretty resort of Tingaki. Rated number 1 on tripadvisor, they are the perfect choice for families who are looking for a family friendly holiday in a quiet resort, but also within easy reach of Kos town. This small complex of just 22 apartments receives great reviews for its home-cooked food, inviting pool and home from home atmosphere.

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Crete: Golden Bay Apartments 

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Located in the quite seaside resort of Gournes and rated number 1 on tripadvisor, this complex is ideal for families looking for a relaxing holiday beside the beach, without lively pool games and kids clubs! There is a pool and a children’s pool on site as well as a play area, pool table and games room. Although low key, there is regular evening entertainment with live music and cocktail parties to ensure guests stay on site, however there is also a small selection of bars and restaurants close by. The traditional Greek taverna serves up tasty food with sea views and has a separate kids menu.

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I hope you enjoyed my top picks for family holidays and that you found something to suit you. Remember you can change dates, durations, or number of people travelling, by selecting ‘Edit Search’ once you click on the links above.  This post was sponsored by TUI but all views, as always, are my own. Note the links above are affiliate links where I receive a small commission if a booking is made but at no cost to you.

 

 

 

Sarah

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5* All Inclusive Holidays in Mexico, Direct From Dublin, Two Weeks, From €1109!

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It’s hard to believe that all inclusive holidays in Mexico are cheaper than similar holidays in Spain! Check out my top picks from TUI for this Summer with direct flights from Dublin.

 

Sipping margaritas on white sandy beaches, tasting delicious Mexican food and maybe even swimming with turtles – two weeks in Mexico sounds like a dream come true. At these prices, your dream can become a reality! Not only are all meals and drinks included in the price, but you will be flying DIRECT from Dublin airport to Cancun on a modern dreamliner aircraft, with all transfers and baggage included. I have teamed up with TUI to bring you these amazing all inclusive holidays in Mexico for this Summer! I have hand-picked my top three, which all have great reviews on tripadvisor. TUI have direct flights to Cancun every Monday from the 3rd of June until the 15th of July, so if these deals or dates don’t suit you check alternative holidays here.

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Best for value:

All Inclusive Grand Bahia Principe Coba: 2 Sharing, 2 weeks, from €1209; 2ad & 2ch €4635

Stay at the 5* Grand Bahia Principe Coba for two weeks from only €1453! This hotel receives great reviews on tripadvisor and was awarded a certificate of excellence. There are two lake-style pools with swim-up bars, where you can take advantage of the all-inclusive arrangement 🍸. There are six à la carte restaurants as well as the main buffet restaurant. Choose teppanyaki-style at the sushi place, pasta at Portofino or seafood at Pescador. You can also dine in some of the restaurants at the Grand Bahia Principe Tulum and Luxury Bahia Principe Akumal. Local branded drinks, including cocktails and wine are served free of charge until 11pm in the bars and 2am in the disco. There are also 24 hour snacks available.

The rooms are not standard either. You will have a superior junior suite complete with a hydro-massage bath. There are numerous watersports available on the beach and one hour use of non-motorised watersports including snorkelling, kayaks and catamarans, is free of charge each day. There are plenty of sports facilities and entertainment options including shows and live music but also plenty of lounge bars if you fancy a quiet drink. Night owls will love la Rancherita disco while kids will be entertained by the kids clubs, mini water park, mini disco and the 60 consecutive minutes free WiFi, per device, per day.

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Best for couples:

Adult Only All Inclusive, Hideaway at Royalton Riviera Cancun: 2 sharing. 2 weeks from €2325

Holiday like a VIP at the adult-only Hideaway at Royalton Riviera Cancun. Located on the grounds of the Royalton Riviera Cancun it offers the best of both worlds. You can use all the facilities of the main hotel but have the added advantage staying in an exclusive adult-only hotel. No need to worry about kids splashing you in the pool or loud teenagers at dinner time! You will be staying in a luxury junior suite with a balcony, whirlpool bath and stocked mini-bar. ‘In a league of its own’ and ‘best holiday ever’ are just some of the quotes you will see on tripadvisor.

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At the same time you can have access to all the facilities at the Royalton Riviera Cancun. Choose from ten restaurants, sixteen bars and four swimming pools, one of which has a swim-up bar. There is also a host of watersports and day time activities to choose from, as well as a fitness centre with Zumba, spinning and yoga classes. There is a wide range of spa treatments available at the Royal Spa or why not try a five minute Thai massage on the beach? At night time there is an entertainment programme, as well as a bar that screens live sports events and a night club that stays open until the small hours.

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Best for nightlife:

All Inclusive Riu Cancun: 2 sharing, 2 weeks from €1593

It is no wonder that the RIU Cancun is one of the best hotels for lively all inclusive holidays in Mexico – you can get drinks 24 hours a day on your all-inclusive arrangement! This beach front hotel is also located in the heart of Cancun with top nightclubs and bars only 15 minutes walk from the hotel. The great location is mirrored by the great facilities on offer. There are three outdoor pools, one with a swim-up bar, two buffet restaurants with cooking stations, as well as an open-air restaurant by the pool and an Asian à la carte restaurant.

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There are four bars on-site but the sports bar is the place to be seen at night-time as it opens 24 hours. Pacha nightclub is open six nights per week and you will have complimentary access with drinks. When you manage to surface from your bed, work out in the gym, join in a water polo match, try some of the many watersports available, or relax in the Spa. Wi-Fi is free on two devices, even in the rooms!  Check out the reviews on tripadvisor if you still need convincing…

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Remember if these deals or dates don’t suit you check alternative all inclusive holidays in Mexico here. This post was sponsored by TUI, but all views, as always, are my own.

 

Sarah

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My Top Waterpark Holidays for 2021

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Check out my top waterpark holidays for 2021 and give the kids a Summer holiday to remember!

 

I’m guessing if you asked your children to name one thing they love about Summer holidays, they will say the swimming pool. Don’t get me wrong, kids clubs and organised entertainment are great too, but most kids want to be in the water the whole time! SplashWorld or waterpark holidays guarantee lots of pool time and are the perfect choice for a family holiday. When you book a SplashWorld holiday you will enjoy the advantages of an all inclusive resort with all meals and drinks included in the price, as well as having free access to a waterpark throughout your stay. Some of the resorts have waterparks on site, others are close by. I have teamed up with TUI, the family holiday specialists, to bring you my top ten waterpark holidays for 2021.

 

 

Whether you want to relax on a lazy river, jump over the waves in a wave pool, or race your family members on speed slides, I have something here to suit kids of all ages! TUI have 18 SplashWorld resorts for 2021 but I have hand-picked my favourites. All of my picks below have a minimum 4 star rating on tripadvisor, free WiFi zones and are ideal for family holidays. Another added bonus is that there are no hidden extras. All TUI holidays include flights, accommodation, transfers and checked baggage. And that’s not all, you only need a deposit of €75 to secure a booking, with the balance payable ten weeks before departure.

 

 

Costa del Sol: Splashworld 4* Globales Playa Estepona, All Inclusive

As well as a brand new waterpark on site, the highly rated Globales Playa Estepona has numerous sports activities, kids clubs, day and night time entertainment and even has its own beach club restaurant. The waterpark has a space bowl, tube slides, body slides, a multilane number and a kamikaze slide – all are suitable for children 120cm and over. Younger children have their own spray park and mini slides in a pirate-themed area. The hotel is situated close to glitzy Puerto Banus and offers a shuttle bus service 2-3 times per day into the centre.

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Tenerife: Splashworld, Parque Cristobal & Siam Park, All Inclusive

One of the main reasons families flock to Tenerife each year is to visit one of the world’s best water parks – Siam Park. There is a wide choice of slides here for kids of all ages. The Tower of Power and The Dragon will keep adrenaline junkies happy, while the Mhai Tai River and the huge wave pool, are great for all the family. Younger kids will love the Lost City – a fortress teeming with bridges, waterfalls, tipping buckets and 9 slides!

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Superbly located just minutes from the centre of Playa de las Americas and the beach, the Parque Cristobal is a great choice for families looking for good accommodation in the heart of the action. There is entertainment and kids clubs on site an the spacious premier bungalows come with kitchenettes, free Wi-Fi, hairdryers and even bathrobes and slippers! A holiday at the SplashWorld Parque Cristobal not only includes all meals, drinks and entertainment, you also have free access to Siam Park throughout your stay.

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Corfu, Splashworld, Aqualand Village, All Inclusive

For families looking to try somewhere different, the highly rated Aqualand Village in Corfu won’t disappoint. The waterpark on site caters for kids of all ages with a dedicated area for toddlers, including waterslides and an adventure playground.  There are fifteen different water-themed rides including kamikaze slides, family rafting and a lazy river. Aqualand is also home to the world’s third-largest wave pool. There is an afternoon and evening entertainment programme and a shuttle service to Corfu Town. Apartments come with cooking facilities, not that you will need them, because all meals and drinks are included in the price!

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Bulgaria: SplashWorld Aqua Nevis Club hotel, All Inclusive

The Aqua Nevis Clubhotel has been a firm favourite with Irish holiday makers for many years. The waterpark is huge and is onsite. There is a family-friendly lazy river and wave pool, an Adventure Island for younger children with mini slides and water prays and enough to keep thrill-seekers happy too! Located within walking distance of the town centre and beach, but the hotel has a free shuttle bus if you are too tired after a day at the waterpark! Rooms are great too with sliding doors separating the bedroom from the living area.

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Salou: SplashWorld, Aquasplash Estival, All Inclusive

Salou is one of the most popular family holiday destinations and a holiday here with free waterpark access is sensory overload! The Aquasplash Estival offers unlimited access to the Aquapolis waterpark which is only 10 minutes walk away from the complex. Aquapolis has slides to cater for kids of all ages. The Kamikaze, Boomerang and Black hole are not for the faint hearted but there are many moderate slides, including rapids and a wave pool too. There is separate section dedicated to kids under 10 years with twirly slides and splash fountains. The Aquasplash Estival hotel also has three pools on site, kids clubs from 4-12 years, is located just 10 minutes walk from the beach and a short bus journey from Port Aventura theme park.

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Kos, Atlantica Porto Bello Beach, All Inclusive

Located right on the beach with a waterpark and kids club on site, you may find it hard to leave! There are plenty of slides for kids over 12 years as well the Aqua Tower for kids aged 5 to 9. The lazy river is attraction of choice for those who just want to relax on a large tube! There are lots of sports activities throughout the day as well as live shows in the amphitheatre at night time, including a mini disco. The all-inclusive arrangement gives you four different dining options, including a Greek taverna and an Italian restaurant. 

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Lanzarote: Lanzasur Splash, All Inclusive

Located just minutes from the Playa Flamingo Beach, the Lanzasur is another firm favourite with Irish holiday makers. Apartments are bungalow style with kitchenettes and interconnecting rooms are available. There are two large pools as well as a kids pool and at the waterpark has attractions for kids of all ages, a lazy river and a wave pool. Little ones have the own special area as well as a kids club, mini disco and daily activity programme.

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Crete: Atlantica Akti Zeus Hotel, All Inclusive

This modern beachfront hotel offers stunning seaviews and a great choice of hotel rooms including swim-up rooms! There is a kids club, an evening entertainment programme and a waterpark on site. There is a baby lagoon for children up to 5 years, an aqua playground for children aged 5 -10 and ample slides for children aged 10-12 years. Ranked number 1 on tripadvisor, this is a great choice if you are looking for a modern alternative to Spain, but still want to keep the kids happy!

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This post was sponsored by TUI but all views, as always, are my own. Note the links above are affiliate links where I receive a small commission if a booking is made but at no additional cost to you.

 

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September Sizzlers – City Breaks, Sun Deals & Luxury Long Haul Holidays – As Discussed on Newstalk FM

Whether you want an overnight stay in Ireland or a five star holiday in South East Asia, I’ve got you covered! I discussed September holiday deals on Newstalk FM, check out my top picks below. 

 

European Sun Holidays

TUI, the package holiday specialists, have some great deals including flights, accommodation, transfers and baggage. They are offering €100 off all holidays over €1000 in value for September, just use code SEPT100 at the checkout. They also have some free child places available which is ideal for families with younger children who haven’t started school yet. Another bonus is that all TUI holidays include flights, accommodation, transfers and checked baggage, so there are no hidden extras. I picked out two favourites from their September sale below.

Majorca, Mariners Club Apartments, 14th September, 1 week, €369

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Located in the popular resort of Alcudia you have the option of enjoying the magnificent 14km beach, exploring the historic old town or enjoying the lively bars in the bustling new town. Located in a quiet area yet only a ten minute walk to bars and restaurants, the Mariners Club are bright and spacious and are highly rated on tripadvisor.

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Lanzarote, Morromar apartments, All Inclusive (Meals & Drinks Included) 20th September, 1 week €533

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The Morromar apartments are located in the relaxing resort of Matagorda and close to the busy resort of Puerto del Carmen. Although this deal includes all meals and drinks, you have the added advantage of staying in a spacious apartment, equipped with a kitchenette and a separate living room. There are two swimming pools surrounded by tropical gardens and there is a wide selection of sports activities, as well as a day and evening entertainment programme, on site. Remember to use code SEPT100 at the checkout to take €100 off the listed price.

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Long haul Holidays:

Luxury travel brand Hayes and Jarvis is offering FREE two night city stopovers with many of their September holidays. I have chosen two of my favourite offers but you can see their full range here.

2 Nights Dubai & 7 Nights Sri Lanka, 19th September, 5 Star Hotels, €1849

This amazing package deal includes a two night stay at the 5* Conrad Dubai with tickets to Dubai Parks. This is followed by a seven night stay, with breakfast and evening meal included, in the Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle, Sri Lanka. I was in this hotel and it is superb.

2 Nights Kuala Lumpur & 7 Nights Bali, 19th September, 5 Star Hotels, €1559

Another five star hotel deal, this time with a free stopover in the 5* Boutique Hotel Stripes, Kuala Lumpur. Enjoy a two night stay in Kuala Lumpur before relaxing for seven nights in the 5* Grand Hyatt in Bali.

 

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Tropical Sky have excellent offers to the Caribbean in top all-inclusive resorts, which are ideal for couples who want a luxury beach holiday. They have a selection of ‘unlimited luxury’ five star resorts– where everything is included in the price. I have selected two favourites but you can see their full collection here.

5* Dreams La Romana, Dominican Republic All Inclusive Resort, 7 Nights, €1239

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Think tropical jungles and unspoilt white sandy beaches, the location of Dreams La Romana, couldn’t be better.  With a wide selection of restaurants and bars to choose from as well as activities and entertainment on site , you may find it difficult to leave! Prices include flights, transfers, unlimited meals and drinks for seven nights.

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5* Now Saphire Riviera Cancun, All Inclusive Resort, 7 Nights, €1459

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Another stunning five star resort, this time in the Mexico. Located in the heart of Riviera Maya, the Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun boasts seven stylish bars and gourmet restaurants, even the beach bar has waiter service! Prices include flights, transfers, unlimited meals and drinks, for seven nights.

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City breaks:

Palma, 3 Night City Break, 4* Innside by Melia Palma Bosque, B&B, 8th September €399

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The Holiday Shop is offering a three night break in the chic city of Palma this September for only €399. Stay at the 4* Melia Palma Bosque hotel which is highly rated on tripadvisor and located close to the Bellver Castle and the trendy dining area Santa Catalina. Price includes breakfast too!

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Dubai, Flights & 3 Nights Stay Radisson Blu Downtown, 14th September €549

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Sunway have an ideal trip for anyone who wants to see Dubai and has little annual leave time. The 4* Radisson Blu is located Downtown, close to the Burj Khalifa and they also offer a free shuttle bus to Jumeirah beach. It is also very highly rated on tripadvisor. Flights alone to Dubai are about €500 so this is exceptional value for a three night city break.

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Cruise

23rd September, Norwegian Epic Med Cruise. Premium All Inclusive, €1579

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This all-inclusive cruise deal sails from Barcelona and visits the Amalfi Coast, Rome and Livorno ( Pisa/Florence) as well as Cannes and Palma. Norwegian Epic has over 24 dining options, one of the largest spas at sea, a waterpark, bowling alley and a wide selection of entertainment options. All drinks and meals are included as well as gratuities and checked baggage. Upgrade to a balcony cabin for €1799.

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Irish Hotel Break: 

Ireland’s Blue Book, which is a collection of Irish Country House Hotels. Castles and Restaurants, have many special offers listed on their website for Autumn breaks. I thought this one was particularly good value for anyone looking for a quick over night break away. And if you purchase an Ireland’s Blue Book voucher and present the voucher on arrival at Belleek Castle, you will be presented with a glass of wine in the Spanish Armada bar on arrival 🍷.

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Belleek Castle, Ballina, Mayo, Bed, Breakfast & Evening Meal, €97 per person sharing

Enjoy an overnight stay in a newly refurbished room in one of Ireland’s romantic country castles. Price includes breakfast and an early three-course evening meal.

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All prices are correct at the date of issue, 2nd August, but are subject to change. Note the links above are affiliate links where I receive a small commission if a booking is made.

 

Sarah

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September Sale, Top 10 Holidays from €369 Including Flights, Accommodation, Transfers & Baggage!

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Jet off to the sun this September from only €369 in the TUI September holiday sale. All prices include flights, accommodation transfers and checked baggage!

 

*** USE PROMOCODE SEPT100 AND SAVE €100 OFF ALL TUI HOLIDAYS IN SEPTEMBER. MINIMUM TOTAL SPEND €1000  ***

 

With the fabulous Summer weather we have been having, September is the ideal month to book a week away. The evenings start to get darker, kids are going back to school and before you know it, ’90 days until Christmas’ posts start to appear in your Facebook feed! I have teamed up with TUI, who have just launched a September holiday sale! Whether you want self-catering in Greece, an All Inclusive holiday in Lanzarote or a relaxing break in the Majorca, I have something here to suit everyone. All holidays are hand-picked, have great reviews on tripadvisor and are exceptional value. Another added bonus is that there are no hidden extras. All TUI holidays include flights, accommodation, transfers and checked baggage. I have priced these holidays based on two adults sharing for seven nights, but you can change dates, durations, or number of people travelling, by selecting ‘EDIT SEARCH’, once you click on the links below. In most cases, prices will be even lower if more people travel together! And if you still need convincing, TUI also have a promotion on at the moment whereby if you spend over €1000 you can save €100 off the price, just use promocode SEPT100 when booking – note the prices below include this reduction.

 

1. Puerto Rico, Terraza Mar Suites, 13th September, €465

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Originally a small fishing village, Puerto has been transformed into a lively holiday resort which offers all you need for a fun filled holiday. Purpose built, Puerto Rico is set into the hillside so sea-views are a given! There is a stylish marina, a sandy beach, two shopping centres and a wide choice of bars and restaurants. The Terraza Mar Suites are one of the most sought after apartments in the resort and are rated very highly on tripadvisor. Centrally located, they are only 300 meters from the shopping centre and approximately 12 minutes walk to the beach. On site there is an outdoor swimming pool, pool bar, restaurant, tennis courts and a children’s play area. The apartments are very well equipped inside too, with satellite TV’s and sun loungers on the balcony or terrace. *TOPTIP: Add on extra legroom seats for €20 per person and receive €100 off the price as the total value will now be over €1000. This will make the new total only €465 per person including extra leg room seats on the plane 😉

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2. Majorca, Alcudia, Mariners Club Apartments, 14th September, €369

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Located in the popular resort of Alcudia you have the option of enjoying the magnificent 14km beach, exploring the historic old town or enjoying the lively bars in the bustling new town. Located in a quiet area yet only a ten minute walk to bars and restaurants, the Mariners Club offers the best of both worlds. Apartments are bright and spacious and are highly rated on tripadvisor. You can choose to spend your days relaxing by the large swimming pool or stroll to Alcudia’s sandy beach, located about 15 minutes away.

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3. Salou, La Pineda, 4* Golden Donaire Beach, Half Board, 21st September, €483

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Located on a wide golden sandy beach, close to the town centre and only a few minutes drive from PortAventura theme park, it is no wonder this hotel is so highly rated on tripadvisor. There is plenty going on here with day and evening entertainment, sports activities and regular live music. If you like to get out and explore the surrounding area, then this is the perfect choice, with Barcelona, Tarragona and Montserrat all close by and easy day trip options.

 

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4. Ibiza, Apartmentos del Rey, 27th September, €377

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Quietly situated close to the laid back town of Portinatx, this is the ideal spot if you want to discover the island of Ibiza without the distraction of lively bars and discos. Relax by the pool and enjoy seaviews or stroll down and spend the day on one of Portinatx’s three beaches. There are plenty of nice bars and restaurants in Portinatx, which has a chilled out vibe, or get out and about and explore the rest of the island. This popular complex is excellent value and rated highly on tripadvisor.

 

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5. Zakynthos, Katerina Palace Hotel, B&B, 18th September, €490

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I spent a week in Zakynthos a few years ago and loved it. There is so much to see and do you will spoilt for choice. A visit to Navagio or ‘Shipwreck Beach’ is a must, it is one of the most photographed beaches in the world! For me though, the beauty lies in just chilling out on Zante’s beaches and enjoying some tasty Greek food in local tavernas. The popular Katarina Palace Hotel is  situated in the popular resort of Argassi, which is ideal choice for a relaxing break away. Highly rated on tripadvisor, they have a  swimming pool on site and are located beside the beach and resort centre.

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6. Corfu, Loulas Village apartments, 21st September €496

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Rated number 1 on tripadvisor, the Loulas Village has been receiving Irish holidaymakers for many years. Kostos will be sure to give you a warm welcome and make you enjoy this laid back, family run apartment complex. Ideally located with some excellent restaurants and bars close by, this is a the perfect property to experience some traditional Greek charm.

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7. Ibiza, All Inclusive, Sirenis Cala Longa Resort, 27th September, €595

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This resort has everything you could possibly wish for and then some! Peacefully located next to a wide sandy beach, with all meals and drinks included, you may well find it hard to leave! Facilities on site include sports and activity programmes with daily entertainment, including evening shows every night. There are three swimming pools to choose from including an adult only pool, and all have seaviews. Choose to relax in the sauna or whirl pool bath or get active on the open-air balcony with cardio machines. The buffet restaurant has live cooking stations with a mix of international dishes as well as local favourites, and there are five bars, three of which serve snacks during the day.  This hotel is highly rated on tripadvisor and with all meals and drinks included it is excellent value for a week away in the beautiful island of Ibiza.

 

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8. Algarve, Oceanus, 30th September, €390

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Located in the quiet village of Olhos d’Agua, the Oceanus apartments are in the heart of the resort, with restaurants and close by and the beach only a five minute walk away. They are also very close to Albufeira and Vilamoura if you fancy a change of scene. The apartments are spacious and well equipped with air-conditioning and a flatscreen satellite TV. Highly rated on tripadvisor and awarded a certificate of excellence, these are a great choice for a holiday in the Algarve.

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9. Majorca, All Inclusive, Haiti Hotel, 26th September €462*

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The Haiti hotel is ideally located in the laid back resort of Ca’n Picafort. There are plenty of sports activities on site as well as a nightly entertainment programme. With all meals and drinks included in the price, you may decide to spend most of your time in the hotel!  If however, you choose to go out, the town centre and beach are only a ten-minute walk away. If you don’t fancy the walk, the mini-train stops right outside the hotel, which takes you to the resort centre. Highly rated on tripadvisor, this is another great value All Inclusive holiday. *TOPTIP: Add on extra legroom seats for €20 per person and receive €100 off the price as the total value will now be over €1000. This will make the new total only €462 per person including extra leg room seats on the plane 😉

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10. Lanzarote, All Inclusive Morromar Apartments, 20th September, €533

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Lanzarote is always a popular choice with Irish holidaymakers. Located in Matagorda and just a ten-minute walk from the beach, the Morromar apartments offer the best of both worlds by being peacefully located, but also close to the busy resort of Puerto del Carmen, should you fancy a livelier scene. Although this deal includes all meals and drinks, you have the added advantage of staying in a spacious apartment, equipped with a kitchenette and a separate living room. There are two swimming pools surrounded by tropical gardens and there is a wide selection of sports activities, as well as a day and evening entertainment programme, on site.

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I hope that you have found something to tempt you in TUI’s September holiday sale. However, if the above options don’t suit or you need to change dates, durations, or the number of people travelling, just click on ‘EDIT SEARCH’ on the TUI website and change your requirements there.

All prices are correct at the date of issue, 20th July, but are subject to change. This post was sponsored by TUI but all views, as always, are my own. Note the links above are affiliate links where I receive a small commission if a booking is made.

 

Sarah

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Last Minute Holiday Deals – As Discussed on Newstalk FM, 7th June 2018

Last minute deals

Still searching for a last minute holiday deals? Check out my top tips for finding the best value holiday deals that I discussed with Ivan Yates on Newstalk FM.

 

As the peak holiday season approaches there is still time to secure a last minute holiday deal. Good news for holidaymakers is that capacity has increased greatly. Dublin airport has a staggering 14 new routes this Summer with 1.7 million extra seats added across it’s network. Everyone is talking about the new routes to China, Hong Kong and to the US but one million of those extra seats are to Europe. New destinations like Cyprus, Morocco and Turkey could prove to be great value for last minute sun holiday bookings. However don’t forget about package holiday deals….

Tour Operators like TUI and Sunway have paid in advance for flights and hotels so if they have availability left, they will have to sell them off cheaply. They also sell flight only so if you don’t want to book their accommodation, you still may get a good deal on return flights. Sometimes they include checked baggage too. A good travel agent will be able to tell you instantly what is available with Tour Operators, so make a quick phone call before trying to book everything independently.

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European Special Offers:

June in particular is a great time to travel so if you can get away this weekend or next, you are in for a treat. One week holidays to Lanzarote and the Algarve are only €299, Majorca is €349 and Sardinia is €469. They are all departing this weekend for seven nights including flights, accommodation and checked baggage with Sunway. TUI have flight only deals from €129 return to Majorca on the 6th and 13th of July. You could combine these with an Airbnb or apartment, however note that accommodation is limited in the most popular resorts.

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July and August is more expensive but there are still some great deals to be found.  Love Holidays is offering a seven night stay on the Lisbon Coast for €525 on the 25h of July. Price includes flights and a seven night stay in the Alvorada hotel, Estoril.

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If you are looking for a cheap deal you can fly to Turkey for €300 including flights and accommodation in the Ponz Boutique Hotel, Kusadasi, for seven nights, departing the 28th of August.

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TUI has just launched a September sale with up to €200 off selected holidays to Spain, Portugal and Greece. I particularly like their Greek offers. They have a package deal staying in the Stella Hotel, Rhodes for €473 departing the 12th of September and the Katarina Palace in Zakynthos from €471 on the 18th of September.

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Family deals:

Salou is one of the most popular destinations for families due to the short flights and proximity to Europe’s largest theme park, PortAventura. TUI have a good deal departing the 14th of August, staying in the Villa Romana Hotel. This is one of Salou’s most highly rated hotels ( no 2 on tripadvisor). Price for flights, hotel with breakfast and evening meal included is €2414 based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing.

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Attraction Tickets Direct are offering 20% off selected tickets to Port Aventura. The 3 day, 3 park ticket to Port Aventura, Caribe Waterpark and FerrariLand is now only €68 adults and €56 per child = €248 for a family of 2 adults and 2 children.

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If you are looking for something a bit more low key, Donabate Travel has a great offer to Corfu on the 3rd of August. Price for flights and a seven night stay in the family owned Loulas Village apartments is only €1659 including transfers and checked baggage, based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing.

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Long haul holiday deals

There is also great value in long haul travel and many travel agents and tour operators have been given preferential rates with long haul carriers. You may find that it is cheaper to book a package deal than book a flight and hotel separately. Sunway have a special offer of three nights in Dubai departing the 6th of September for €525 per person sharing. This includes return flights to Dubai and three nights accommodation in the Arabian Park Hotel. It is only a 3* hotel but it gets great reviews on tripadvisor and they even offer free airport transfers and a free shuttle bus to the beach. To book a flight only to Dubai is €533 at the same time.

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Tropical Sky have a week in the five star Centara Grand Beach Resort in Krabi, Thailand from €1,159 in September and €1,299 in August. This is an amazing hotel, on a paradise island, only accessible by speed boat. Flights alone would be close to €1000 on their own, if booking direct with an airline.

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TUI have direct flights to Cancun Mexico for two weeks in June and July. If you can get away on the 18th of June, the price for flights and a two week all-inclusive stay in the 4* Riu Dunamar Hotel is only €1234. This includes all meals, drinks, transfers and checked baggage too. You also get a free upgrade to extra leg room and extra space seats! Prices on the 9th of July for 2 weeks start at €1422 for a junior suite in the 4* Grand Bahia Principe Coba, also on an all-inclusive basis. If you would prefer to do your own thing, you can take a flight only for two weeks to Cancun from €299 on the 18th of June or €529 in July.

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Cruise Deals:

Marella Cruises is offering a seven-night cruise on Marella Dream from €969 on the 17th of July. Price includes flights from Dublin and cruise with all entertainment and meals included.

Itinerary: Palma, Seville, Portimao (Algarve), Gibraltar, Cartagena, Valencia, Palma

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Princess Cruises have a Med cruise offer on Crown Princess, staying in a balcony stateroom for only €1299 on the 4th of August. Price includes flights from Dublin and a seven-night cruise with all entertainment and meals included.

Itinerary: Barcelona – Gibraltar – Marseille – Genoa- Florence – Rome

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Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas is the largest cruise ship in the world and you could be on it from €1499, departing the 26th of August. Price includes flights from Dublin and a seven night Med cruise with all entertainment, meals and drinks included.

Itinerary: Barcelona – Palma De Mallorca – Provence – Florence – Rome – Naples –  Barcelona

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Prices are correct at the time of issue but are subject to change. Please note some of my best travel deals include affiliate links where I receive a small commission if a booking is made.

 

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All Inclusive Deal to Mexico, Flights & 5* Resort, 2 weeks, July, from €1469!

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It’s hard to believe it’s actually cheaper to go to Mexico, than go to a similar hotel in Spain! This All Inclusive deal to Mexico is amazing value at only €1469, for two weeks!

 

White sandy beaches, sipping margaritas, tasting delicious Mexican food and maybe even swimming with turtles – two weeks in Mexico sounds like a dream come true. At these prices, your dream can become a reality! Not only are all meals and drinks included in the price, but you will be flying DIRECT from Dublin airport to Cancun with all transfers and baggage included. I have teamed up with TUI to bring you this amazing deal, which includes a whopping €669 discount per person! There are no hidden extras and you won’t need spending money! This deal is valid on the 4th of June but TUI have direct flights to Cancun every Monday from the 4th of June until the 16th of July, so if this deal doesn’t suit you check alternative holidays here.

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You will be staying at the 5* Grand Bahia Principe Coba which receives great reviews on tripadvisor and was awarded a certificate of excellence. There are two lake-style pools, with swim-up bars, where you can take advantage of the all-inclusive arrangement 🍸. There are six à la carte restaurants as well as the main buffet restaurant. Three à la carte dinners each week are included in the all-inclusive package. You can choose teppanyaki-style at the sushi place, pasta at Portofino or seafood at Pescador. You can also dine in some of the restaurants at the Grand Bahia Principe Tulum and Luxury Bahia Principe Akumal.

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Local branded drinks, including cocktails and wine are served free of charge until 11pm in the bars and 2am in the disco. There are also 24 hour snacks available. The rooms are not standard either. You will have a superior junior suite complete with a hydro-massage bath!

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There are numerous watersports available on the beach. Included in the cost of your stay is one hour free use of non-motorised watersports including snorkelling, kayaks and catamarans, each day. Scuba diving, parasailing and jet skis are also available at an additional charge. On site there are floodlit tennis courts, football, basketball, volleyball, aerobics, gym and lots more. After an active day why not treat yourself to a Mayan holistic massage at the Spa or at one of the gazebos on the beach.

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There is a wide selection of entertainment options in the evening. The hotel has an entertainment programme with shows and live music but there are also plenty of lounge bars if you fancy a quiet drink. The piano bar has live music each night too and the popular resort of Playa del Carmen is only 25 minutes away if you want a change of scene. Night owls will love la Rancherita disco while kids will be entertained by the kids clubs, mini water park, mini disco and the 60 consecutive minutes free WiFi, per device, per day.

Fly from Dublin direct to Cancun on the 16th of July and enjoy an all-inclusive deal to Mexico for only €1469!

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Remember if this deal doesn’t suit you check alternative dates and hotels here.This post was sponsored by TUI, but all views, as always, are my own.

 

Sarah

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Top 10 Family Holiday Deals In July – 2ad & 2ch From €1648!

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I have teamed up with TUI, the family holiday specialists, who have some amazing family holiday deals in July. Here are my top ten picks!

 

***UPDATE – USE PROMOCODE HOLIDAY100 AND SAVE A FURTHER €100 OFF ALL OF THESE PRICES***

 

Whether you want self-catering in Greece or an All Inclusive holiday in Salou, a water park holiday in Tenerife or a relaxing break in the Algarve, I have something here to suit everyone! All holidays are hand-picked, have great reviews and are ideal for family holidays. Another added bonus is that there are no hidden extras. All TUI holidays include flights, accommodation, transfers and checked baggage. I have priced these holidays for two adults and two children for seven nights in July, but you can change dates, durations, or number of people travelling, by selecting ‘EDIT SEARCH’, once you click on the links below.


 

Salou: Villa Dorada, All Inclusive, €2384!

One of the most popular family holiday destinations, the Costa Dorada, ticks all boxes. Whether you want to stay in the lively resort of Salou or the quieter towns of Cambrils and La Pineda, there is something here to suit all families. With Europe’s largest theme park, Port Aventura on your doorstep and Barcelona only an hour away, the Costa Dorada combines, fun, sun and culture in one family holiday.

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While TUI have numerous choices of accommodation in Salou, I thought the Villa Dorada was particularly good value. Highly rated on tripadvisor, the Villa Dorada has an entertainment programme, kids club and sports activities on site. This is an ideal choice for families looking for a lively holiday in the heart of Salou, with all meals and drinks included in the price.

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Lanzarote: All Inclusive, 4* TUI Family Life Flamingo Beach, €3072 ex Shannon; €3194 ex Dublin

Lanzarote has been a firm favourite with Irish holidaymakers for many years, in fact it is constantly voted best sun destination at the Irish Travel Trade Awards. You can expect warm temperatures, sandy beaches and plenty of entertainment options. I have chosen an All-Inclusive resort but TUI also have a wide selection of self-catering apartments available.

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Formerly known as the Holiday Village, the TUI Family Life Flamingo Beach is super family complex with kids clubs for children, teenagers and even babies. With three pools, three restaurants, a host of sports activities and nightly entertainment, there is something here for kids of all ages.

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Tenerife: All Inclusive, Splashworld, Villa Mandi & Siam Park, €3454

One of the main reasons families flock to Tenerife each year is to visit one of the world’s best water parks – Siam Park. There is a wide choice of slides here for kids of all ages. The Tower of Power and The Dragon will keep adrenaline junkies happy, while the Mhai Tai River and the huge wave pool, are great for all the family. Younger kids will love the Lost City – a fortress teeming with bridges, waterfalls, tipping buckets and 9 slides!

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This popular All-Inclusive resort offers free access to one of the world’s best waterparks, Siam Park, throughout your stay. Located off the beaten track, you can enjoy some quiet time but are also within easy reach of the lively Playa de Las Americas and Los Cristianos. This large complex resembles a Mediterranean village and comes with four swimming pools, two playgrounds, a kids club and plenty of activities for adults and children, including a football pitch and live music shows.  The beauty of staying here is that not only are all meals and drinks included, but you have added advantage of staying in a 2 bedroom apartment, and not a small hotel room. Of course you also have free access to Siam Park which is accessible by a free shuttle bus. Highly rated on tripadvisor, this is sure to please an active family.

 

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Majorca:  Self Catering Mariners Club Apartments, €1861

Majorca is very popular with families. With short flying times and family friendly resorts, it’s not surprising Irish holidaymakers flock here during the Summer months. The Mariners Club is a highly rated self-catering apartment and is ideal for families looking for a relaxing holiday, without pool games and parties! There is a water park beside the complex for those who fancy some adventure and there is a large swimming pool, kids pool, playground and pool table on site. The complex also hosts shows twice a week with mini discos.

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Majorca: All Inclusive, Splashworld, 3* Saturno Hotel, 2 ad & 2ch from €3008

The Saturno Hotel is part of a complex of 3 hotels known as the Club Mac. Complete with a water park, 8 swimming pools and a host of sports and entertainment facilities, if you are looking for a lively holiday with non-stop action, then this is for you. All meals and drinks are also included in the price, making it a great value family holiday.

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Costa del Sol: All Inclusive, Globales Cortijo Blanco from €2300 ex Cork, €3095 ex Dublin

TUI have a wide range of holiday options along the Costa del Sol and Marbella is one of their most popular resorts. The beautiful old town of Marbella is full of shops bars and restaurants and you are also close to the stylish marina in Puerto Banus, if you fancy a change of scene.

The Globales Cortijo Blanco’s white washed exterior has a villa style appearance, with pretty courtyards and plenty of family friendly facilities on site. There are three main swimming pools, two childrens pools, a brand new outdoor play-zone, daytime entertainment programme, mini discos and a large open-air entertainment stage for evening shows. Located just 10 minutes walk to the beach and a shuttle bus ride from Puerto Banus (free of charge), this is a great value property, with all meals and drinks included

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Algarve: Self Catering Alvorferrias Apartments, €2144 

One of my favourite family friendly resorts, Alvor is the picture perfect Algarve village. With white washed buildings and narrow streets, expect a small selection of bars and restaurants, but all good! The long sandy beach here is superb with plenty of rock pools for kids to explore.  The Alvorferrias have been welcoming Irish holiday makers for many years. Although basic, they are ideal for families looking for good value accommodation within walking distance to the pretty resort of Alvor and the beach. The on-site facilities include a kids club, two swimming pools and an à la carte restaurant.

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Algarve: All Inclusive, 4* Alvor Baia, €3389

The Alvor Bahia is a four star All Inclusive property which is highly rated on tripadvisor and offers something for all the family. The kids club, entertainment programme, sports facilities and pirate themed play area, will keep the kids amused all day long. If you fancy some quiet time, why not chill out in their spa!

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Lake Garda: 4* Poiano Hotel, Half Board, €2982

Lake Garda is becoming more and more popular with families. Not only is it visually beautiful, but there are many activities on the lake for families to enjoy. Gardaland theme park is  also close by which is a great day out for all the family.

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The Poiano Hotel is a great choice for a family holiday. There is an Olympic-size swimming pool on site as well as a kids pool and a host of activities such as tennis, archery, beach volleyball and yoga. There is a kids club (5-12 years), restaurant and a spa as well with live music a few nights each week. You can hire bikes and cycle into nearby Garda or take the free shuttle bus, it is only 2km away. You will be staying in a junior suite which has lake view and balcony, with breakfast and evening meal included each day.

 

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Corfu, Self-Catering, Loulas Village Apartments, €1968

I brought my children to Corfu a few years ago and stayed in this very resort! The scenery, laid back pace, low cost of living and superb restaurants, make a winning combination. So if you are looking to try something different this year, Corfu might just be it!

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Rated number 1 on tripadvisor, the Loulas Village has been receiving Irish holidaymakers for many years. Kostos will be sure to give you a warm welcome and make you enjoy this laid back, family run apartment complex. Ideally located with some excellent restaurants and bars close by, this is a family property with traditional Greek charm.

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I hope one of these family holiday deals will suit you. However if you need to change dates, durations, or number of people travelling, just click on EDIT SEARCH’ on the TUI website and change your requirements there.

All prices are correct at the date of issue, 12th April, but are subject to change. This family holiday deals post was sponsored by TUI but all views, as always, are my own. Note the links above are affiliate links where I receive a small commission if a booking is made.

 

Sarah

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May Holiday Sale – My Top 10 Picks, All Less Than €399!

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I have teamed up with TUI, who have so many amazing holiday deals in April and May. I thought I would pick some of my favourites and share them with you!

 

As usual, I only recommend places that I have personally been to or have received good reviews. All the prices below include flights, transfers and checked baggage, based on two sharing – with NO HIDDEN EXTRAS! Hopefully there will be something to suit you in the big May holiday sale!

 

 

1. Algarve, 20th May, Casa Mitchell Apartments, 1 week, 2 sharing €349

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The Algarve is always a good choice for a getaway. Only a short flight away, with wide sandy beaches, great restaurants and just the right amount of nightlife, it ticks all boxes. Stay at the Casa Mitchell apartments in Albufeira which receive excellent reviews on tripadvisor and were awarded a certificate of excellence. This family-run apart-hotel is set in a converted old townhouse in Albufeira and is only a short walk to the old town and Fisherman’s Beach.

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2. Lanzarote, 29th April, 8 Nights, Cinco Plaza Apartments, 2 sharing, €334

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Although technically late April, you will be away for the first week in May! This amazing deal to one of Lanzarote’s most sought after apartments, is superb. Not only will you be staying in the heart of Puerto del Carmen but you will also have the benefit of an extra night free. The icing on the cake – this eight day trip returns back on the bank holiday Monday, so you will only need to take five days annual leave. Highly rated on tripadvisor, the Cinco Plaza apartments are the perfect choice to kickstart your Summer.

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3. Crete, Stefania Apartments, 27th May, 1 week, 2 sharing, €379

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One of Crete’s most popular apartments, the Stefania have been a firm favourite with Irish holidaymakers for many years. Situated in the heart of Stalis and beside the beach, everything you need is on your doorstep. There is a wide selection of shops, bars and restaurants in Stalis so you could happily spend a week here without leaving the resort. Check out the excellent reviews on tripadvisor and you will see what I mean! If however, you want a change of scene, the lively resort of Hersonissos is only a short taxi ride away.

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4. Puerto Rico – 26th April, 1 week, Puerto Plata apartments, 2 sharing, €259!

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I know this is also late April, but the price is so good I couldn’t leave it out!  Puerto Rico is one of Gran Canaria’s most popular resorts with plenty of bars and restaurants that open until the small hours. By day it is more relaxing, with most apartments offering plenty of places to enjoy the spectacular sea-views. Stay at the popular Puerto Plata apartments, which are very highly rated on tripadvisor for only €282 per person. Need to go in May?  I love the 4* Terrazmar suites apartments, they have a huge pool area on the roof and the apartments have large balconies, ideal for sunbathing. Price is only €399 on the 10th of May.

Click here for more details: Puerto Plata €259

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5. Majorca, Alcudia, 1st May, 1 week, BB €296; All-Inclusive €386!

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Enjoy a week in the beach resort of Alcudia over the May Bank holiday weekend for only €296. One of Majorca’s most sought after resorts, with miles of white sandy beaches and a distinctive old town, there is plenty of things to do here, by day and night.  You will be staying at the popular Lagotel Hotel on a bed & breakfast basis. Well rated on tripadvisor, this is a steal at less than half the original price! Want to go all-inclusive? The popular Condes de Alcudia Hotel is only €386!

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 Click here for more details: Condes de Alcudia, All Inclusive, €386

 

6. Zakynthos, 22nd May, St Denis Apartments, 1 week,  2 sharing, €392

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Visit Shipwreck beach, the most photographed beach in the world, take a boat trip to see the famous loggerhead turtles or go island hopping and visit the neighbouring island of Kefalonia. I have chosen the highly rated St Denis apartments, which receive great reviews on tripadvisor and was awarded a certificate of excellence. Located in the heart of Tsilivi, you are just minutes from the beach and the main strip.

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7. Tenerife, Harbour Club Apartments, 25th May, 1 week, €331

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Set in the pretty seaside town of Los Gigantes, stay in the modern Harbour Club apartments and enjoy a week of sunshine and seaviews. This apartment complex looks out over the Atlantic and the dramatic cliffs of Los Gigantes. There are plenty of shops, bars and restaurants nearby as well as a stylish marina. Highly rated on tripadvisor, this is an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday. Note rooms are on a steep slope.

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8. Kos 26th May, Smaragdi Apartments, 1 week, 2 sharing, €399

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Kos has some of the best beaches in the Greek islands. It has a cosmopolitan capital, Kos town, but is also full of medieval columns and castles at every corner! What’s great about this deal is that it offers the best of both worlds. You will be staying at the highly rated Smaragdi apartments in Lambi. This is a quiet resort so it’s the perfect place to chill out by day. However if you fancy the buzz and nightlife of Kos town, it is only five minutes away by taxi, or a twenty minute walk. You can sip a cocktail overlooking some mega yachts at the harbour, or wander through the old town and enjoy some shopping or some great night life – the choice is yours!  

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9. Rhodes, 30th May, Cosmos Maris Apartments, 1 week, 2 sharing, €399!

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I love Rhodes. it’s simply stunning and if you haven’t already visited – well, you just have to go!  Rhodes town is magical, the chic waterfront with trendy bars on one side and the Colossus of Rhodes in the old town on the other. You couldn’t ask for more! There is lots to discover outside the capital too, from the hilltop town of Lindos to the neighbouring islands of Simi, the only problem is, you will wish you booked for two weeks! Stay at the highly rated Cosmos Maris Studios which were awarded a certificate of excellence and have received rave reviews on tripadvisor, for only €399.  

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10. Bulgaria, Trakia Garden Hotel, Half Board, 29th May, 1 week, €396

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One of the cheapest places to holiday, if you want to getaway without breaking the bank, Sunnybeach in Bulgaria is the spot. I have chosen the popular Trakia Garden Hotel which is very highly rated on tripadvisor and was awarded a certificate of excellence. Sunnybeach is a lively resort but this hotel offers the best of both worlds. Located just ten minutes walk from the wide sandy beach and a little further to the main strip, you can have quiet time during the day and easily pop into the resort centre at night time. The mini-train stops right outside if you want to rest your legs!

 

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So there you have it, my best buys from the big May holiday sale. I hope I have managed to find one that might suit you! If so, let me know, I would love to hear from you. Leave your comments in the box below. This post was sponsored by TUI but all views, as always, are my own 🙂

 

Sarah

 

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