Ok, I've got the opportunity to go away for upto 11 nights, on or around the 12th May.
I'm looking for a faraway destination, price is not really a worry within reason (VERY rough ball park figure, max £3000 if all inclusive, less if not all inclusive).
I was looking at Sharm El Sheik, Hyatt Regency originally, but the XL flight for 9 nights is gone now.
Have been to Antigua, St Lucia, Grenada and Jamaica before, so don't want to go back just yet.
I've seen loads of holidays I like, but they all seem to be for 7 or 14 nights..........I want longer than 7, but can't go for as long as 14!
Any ideas appreciated.
We love to snorkel too.
Weather still good in May and if you fly with a scheduled airline you can basically go for as many nights as you want.
Try Thompson worldwide or Hayes and Jarvis as they both offer flights with Emirates, Quatar or Sri-lankan. I priced up a two week holiday to Lily beach for May a few months ago and that was £1400 per person all inclusive. if you want 10 or 11 nights then I'm sure it will be a lot cheaper.
Shame some of the Caribbean Islands are only served from the UK by charter airlines that fly only once a week otherwise your choice would be greater.
Sunbear....... my worry with Thailand is the student central aspect of it, which areas would you recommend for nice hotels, local cheap restaurants nearby that doesn't feel like a Uni campus !
Bophut is another area to consider.
Do you know if there is any good snorkelling in Ko Samui.........we are looking at the Sala Samui on Choeong Mon beach.
Also, any ideas on the cost of living as far as food, drinks and excursions go?
Not been to Samui for a few years as I prefer the Krabi region of Thailand. However costs are pretty much the same. Should be able to get a meal for two from beachside restaurants for £10 - 12 pounds including a beer each. Wine is more expensive as it is imported. The hotel prices will be a bit more expensive - but still reasonable by UK standards. Snacks during the day maybe £2. You usually get a minibar or small fridge in tour hotel room...I always put my own drinks in here rather than use the supplied ones...never had any problems about it. Usually stock up from a local supermarket. I think there is even a Tesco Lotus on Samui now - Tesco are getting everywhere.
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