Final family holiday with 17yr old daughter

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  1. bobflunkit

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    Were looking for inspiration really.

    This year out daughter will be 17 and we're looking for a family holiday, which will probably be our last one together as a family.

    It need to be all inclusive, family suite, so she has her own room. This is a must for many reason, her privacy, our privacy, safety.

    Needs to be hot, exotic, but not kings ransom. Safe! We've had two fairly close shaves in our holiday history. Missed sharm el sheikh air crash but 2.5 hrs after. And Tunisia beach attack by a couple of weeks. Been to Paris 4 times, but we're not going again.

    About £5k all in.
     
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    Orlando, Florida?
     
  3. bobflunkit

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    Thanks for the suggestion, the wife would be into it, but me and the girl couldn't honestly think of anything worse.

    Probably should have been more specific in my original post. Looking for a beach or resort lazy vibe. Deffo no theme parks, we don't do people/the touristy variety very well. Would prefere to soak up the local lifestyle a bit.

    More culture, a little luxury, not to busy, relaxation, sunshine.
     
  4. JayCee

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    My daughter's who's a traveller and blogger suggested Croatia.
    It's got culture, lot's of beautiful islands to explore and a National Park with amazing waterfalls.
     
  5. bobflunkit

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    No way, the wife mentioned Croatia yesterday. Cheers for that. Any link to your daughters work.
     
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    Sounds like the Caribbean will tick the right boxes - nice n laid back - warm - can do as many or little trips as you fancy.

    I guess it depends which island you fancy...Cuba was fantastic - beach was amazing - did a couple of trips. People aren't as friendly as say Jamaica.

    Should be able to get a nice hotel for your budget for 2 weeks all inclusive!
     
  7. JayCee

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    Sure. www.jackiejetsoff.com
     
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    Tbh all inclusive is limiting your choices. Do you definitely only want AI?
     
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    It's not a must, but with us it's all about ease. Between the 3 of us, decision making is a nightmare.;)
     
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    I feel your pain, got a 14 year old daughter and it's a nightmare finding somewhere to eat to keep her happy! As mentioned above Dubai is very nice and clean, good choice of places to eat and loads of shopping malls and things to do to keep her busy. It is very expensive though so do some research before booking. Try £18 a pint in some hotels!!! :eek:

    Really anywhere in the world is pretty much do able on your budget. I'd be tempted to do a multi centre holiday. How about the far east? Could do Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore? That would be an holiday to remember :smashin:
     
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    We've literally just booked Sorrento, Italy with our 15 and 17 year olds.

    £5K will get you a decent hotel, separate rooms and all inclusive. Weather in August will be hot, beaches and pools to lounge by and plenty to do, including Pompeii, Naples, Vesuvius etc.
     
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    Surely if you want a beach / lazy holiday then HK/Kuala Lumpar/Singapore don't really tick those boxes?

    Dubai is fantastic and does have the weather and beaches but compared to a nice relaxing all inclusive in the Caribbean can work out very costly on the eating drinking front!
    £20 for two milkshakes - £100 + for a meal for two (at the very least) I'd imagine soon becomes a little tiring over a 2 weeks holiday for 3 of you! I absolutely love Dubai just not sure it meets the relaxing chilled out vibe you're after?
     
  14. bobflunkit

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    Thanks everyone, it really is much appreciated.

    There's two women involved here, so now it's all changed.

    Think we're gonna have two holidays now, well the daughter is having three as she's off to Amsterdam for 4 days with college, in 3 weeks. Honestly it's art and history based educational trip.;)

    Now we're looking at 2 long weekend breaks, possibly 5 days at a push. New York and a n other european city break. There goes my relaxing bloody holiday.
     
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    You can go AI in Dubai for a very good price.
     
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    Mexico.
    The wife and I went last year for 3.5k all inclusive.
    Plenty of trips and activities to do.
    We swam with Whale Sharks and went to see Chichen Itza. But there are loads of places that do zip lines and jungle safari type things and the food was 2nd to none !

    Oh and we got caught in a thunderstorm (August) and had to take shelter in senoir Frogs. Great food and a fantastic view of the thunderstorm over the sea.
    Stayed in the Playacar region.
     
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    We've did Vegas and NY in November. Went with Virgin - if you can get the 'right' flights the return trip goes from Vegas and stops in NY before going back to the UK. We had a 3 night stop over in NY on the way back at no extra costs for the flights and just sorted our own accommodation in NY.

    Cost £1500 for 5 nights in Vegas / 3 nights in NY and all flights with Virgin/American Airlines for 2 people.
     
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    Where at mate, never seen an A.I in Dubai - Its something that'd certainly interest me when we go again even if its just for a bit of breakfast / evening meal and a few drinks at night.
     
  19. bobflunkit

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    Whilst scanning the details, I did notice very few places actually provided all inclusive.
     
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    Found one...

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    £9900 for 9 nights!
     
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    Your situation sounds similar to mine. Except 2 kids daughter 16 & son 13. We've be going to Moon Palace in Mexico great hotel and food. Must state this place is huge so would recommend staying at the Grand section as it's very peaceful. You can only book this from the UK with Thomas Cook or an independent travel agent. If you fancy it any questions just ask.
     
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    did you book everything seperately? been to both vegas and new york but would like to go back to both, this would seem like the perfect plan!
     
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    No mate, we found the holiday on the Virgin holidays website and then flight stopped off for for 2 hours on the way back at JFK. I got the wife to phone up and ask how much extra it would cost to get a different flight back from JFK to the UK (Manchester) and was told we could adjust it by 14 days at no extra charge. So we booked the Vegas holiday as normal on the phone and just asked for the 2nd part of the return journey to be 3 days later. We then had to book our own accommodation for New York, which is more than easy enough with booking.com etc.

    I've just had a quick look for you but can't see any cheap Vegas holidays at the moment and none that stop off on the way back. Maybe we got our holiday so cheap is because the return flight had a stop off. I guess for once in my life I was in the right place at the right time! :)
     
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    Thanks very much, thats good information to know. ive not seen many flights that stop on the way back from vegas but will keep an eye out as that could work for us.
     
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    I'll let you know if I spot any mate, always on the lookout for a deal haha!
     
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    Mexico is very nice. Some other Caribbean destinations have already been mentioned.
    What about Mauritius?
     
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    Found Mauritius a little windy when we went (October time). Scorching sun but a cool breeze = feel chilly whilst burning to hell.
     

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