April 1 week warm all inclusive family options

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  1. Idaho

    Idaho blah blah blah

    We've talked about doing an all inclusive week for as long as we've had kids, and never done it. But I reckon this time it will really happen. A whole week without shopping, cooking and washing up.

    I'm thinking Crete, Morocco or Egypt. Turkey is ruled out on account of the murdering of Kurds.

    Any suggestions or experience? There are 2 adults and 3 older teenagers. Swimming is key.
     
  2. MrSki

    MrSki Who am I to say you're wrong

    Crete & Morocco might be a bit parky in early April so maybe Egypt?
     
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  3. Idaho

    Idaho blah blah blah

    I'm not expecting hot, just mild and sunny really. Around 16-18 is fine :)
     
  4. miss direct

    miss direct misfungled

    Cyprus is really nice in April.
     
  5. smmudge

    smmudge I have a carburetor outside that I just have to

    Everyone I know who has been to Egypt on holiday has gotten really sick.

    We went to Kos all inclusive in April once and my wife got very sunburnt so it must have been hot (and she's greek cypriot descent!). So Crete will be warm, and we loved Crete too. Don't know about all inclusives there but i think there are some resorts on the north coast.
     
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  6. hash tag

    hash tag member

    Madeira or Malta. Both good for sea swimming and both fairly stable temperatures.
     
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  7. clicker

    clicker nanook rubs it....

    Cape Verde would be hot, if you just fancy a fly and flop.
     
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  8. Idaho

    Idaho blah blah blah

    I should have said that I do want interesting things to gawk at. Crete appeals in that regard. I'm guessing Malta is expensive?
     
  9. clicker

    clicker nanook rubs it....

    Not Cape Verde then and no comparison to Crete.
     
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  10. MrSki

    MrSki Who am I to say you're wrong

    Thinking about it, I have been to Crete in April & it was warming up quite nicely. :oops:
     
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  11. hash tag

    hash tag member

    Malta is not that expensive. We stayed at a large package holiday hotel which does all Inc. There are a few down there to choose from. That'll keep cost down. Likewise Madeira. We certainly did Madeira first week in April. It was fine.
     
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  12. Idaho

    Idaho blah blah blah

    I went to Madeira about 20 years ago. I liked it, but there isn't that much to gawk at. The North coast is nice.

    Malta is now on the shortlist with Crete.
     
  13. hash tag

    hash tag member

    Malta has more gawping n culture than Madeira, but for older teens :confused:
     
  14. harpo

    harpo Listening to Radio Jackie

    The Canaries are always a good bet, some cracking lunar landscapes, mountain walks ( Tenerife) and decent weather.
     
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  15. Poot

    Poot Everyone's a superhero, everyone's a Captain Kirk

    This probably says more about us than anything else, but in an all inclusive you do get into the mindset of 'everything's paid for! I resent paying for lunch/dinner/cabs/booze elsewhere.' And then you sort of end up staying by the pool rather than going too far :oops: Probably just us though (we don't do all inclusive anymore for various reasons, that's only one of them).
     
  16. JuanTwoThree

    JuanTwoThree Back to the mug-shot

    South Coast of Crete, end of April, was really quite hot on two occasions. I think some of the temp stats are from the north, on the other side of snow-capped mountains. Places like Ierapetra, Paleochora, Matala, Chora Sfakion are nearly warm all year round. We met hippies who told us so

    ETA

    Palaióchora Sea Temperature | April Average | Greece | Sea Temperatures
     
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  17. Cloo

    Cloo Surfeit of lampreys

    We had a lovely time at Lanzarote last year would recommend. Don't know if you'd find an all-inclusive deal in one of the nicer bits - Arrecife isn't that nice and Puerto del Carmen is plain horrid. Other resorts might be ok (we stayed in an Airbnb in a teeny village). You can get swimming and if any of the teens like funky buildings, Cesar Manrique's sites are like cool 60s Bond villain liars.
     
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  18. Libertad

    Libertad For every Tory a lampost

    Have a look at Northern Corfu.
     
  19. Idaho

    Idaho blah blah blah

    I've been to Corfu a couple of times in the 80s! I imagine it's a bit different now.
     
  20. Bahnhof Strasse

    Bahnhof Strasse A-wob a-bob bob

    Egypt the food will be dreadful.
    Cape Verde is boring as fuck.
    Crete is the one, swimming, historical stuff to look at and it has all inclusive resorts, try First Choice.
     
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  21. moonsi til

    moonsi til worked it out now!

    I’m a fan of Red Sea area Egypt for a week in the sun but it would struggle to provide much more than pool or sea though snorkelling in the Red Sea is amazing. As said above the food will be awful & would become a holiday moan.

    I have just returned from All Inclusive Hurghada & had probably my best ever experience in total of 5 all inclusive Egypt breaks in respect of food but it was still a challenge (Hurghada & Sharm).

    I also think Egypt would be too hot. I like Sharm in October or March. I did Hurghada in May last year & was saved by the breeze as the temp was in very high 30s.

    A couple of friends have had good holidays with kids recently in Tenerife & Lanzarote. The family in Lanzarote rented an apartment with a pool which gave the option to sort own food & go out for few good meals.
     
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  22. moonsi til

    moonsi til worked it out now!

    Also agree re Cape Verde that it will be boring plus would be stupid expensive.
     
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  23. Manter

    Manter Lunch Mob

    What’s awful about all inclusive food in Egypt? (Food in Cairo was amazing)

    Morocco isn’t a good all inclusive destination IMO

    Tunisia was fab. Long time ago I went (all in not my thing) but I have friends who have gone recently and loved it.
     
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  24. Spymaster

    Spymaster Cockney Wanker

    Both interesting in different ways. Malta is one of the most densely populated countries in the world, developed (historically) pretty much from coast to coast so there’s not a lot of greenery or natural beauty. It is however, packed with history (although suffers from ABC syndrome. Another Bloody Church). Nice people who generally like Brits and the food is ok if you do a bit of research.

    Crete also packed with history but very rocky and mountainous so again not the prettiest place for people who like the comparative lushness and natural beauty of places like Majorca or Ibiza, for example. Crete is very much larger so getting to see some of the interesting stuff could be a challenge.

    None of that will matter much if you just want to hang out for a week at a resort though. Just pick the one with the best facilities for your budget on any of the islands mentioned on the thread.

    Also consider Rhodes. Much smaller and more manageable than Crete, you can drive around it in an afternoon. Similar geography and history, a few good walks and day trips (Lindos Acropolis; one of the finest medieval old towns in the world; Palace of The Grand Knights ... etc) and should be pleasantly warm in April. It's a bit of a schlep but then so are Crete and Cyprus.
     
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  25. FabricLiveBaby!

    FabricLiveBaby! Live Baby Fabric!

    I've heard good things about Gran Canaria.

    Lots of activities like quad biking etc etc. Hotels are good and you don't get sick.

    Don't go to Egypt, a friend ouf my husband's family died from food poisoning there, and the govt did a botch autopsy and wouldn't release the body for ages to cover themselves up.
     
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  26. Manter

    Manter Lunch Mob

    Agree with Spymaster Rhodes is gorgeous. We went for J’s first holiday (that wasn’t seeing family) when he was tiny, stayed in a villa above St Paul’s Bay. No idea what the all inclusives are like- but the island is lovely
     
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  27. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby Share knowledge, don't weaponize it

    Another vote for Cyprus. Beautiful, lots of history and not expensive.
     
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  28. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank Self-cleaning oven, the whole bit.

    Sardinia is the answer to most of these sorts of questions.
     
  29. Bahnhof Strasse

    Bahnhof Strasse A-wob a-bob bob

    The all inclusives in Egypt are on the Red Sea and their food hygiene standards are shocking, even in the big name places like the Hilton.
     
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  30. smmudge

    smmudge I have a carburetor outside that I just have to

    Actually we really like our all inclusive in Cyprus too. We went to Ayia Napa, lots of nice restaurants and bars nearby, lovely beaches and good snorkeling, bus to the water park, and a trip to the Turkish part with lots of history included. Cheaper than other parts of the island.
     
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