Ideas for a nice but inexpensive week in the Sun

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marianf Posts: 5845
HI folks, We are hoping to grab a week away in the sun late April / early May. Somewhere nice but not too expensive. Lying on a beach for the week wouldnt be for us but a couple of days relaxation would be fine. Just need a couple of things to do to keep us happy. Not into the club scene either. So I guess an old persons holiday is what we want............ :o0 Wouldnt mind paying a bit extra to get there if eating out etc was cheap. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
glowgal Posts: 949
My vote would be for Lanzarote, lovely beach, lots of nice inexpensive restaurants. Mainly couples and families so perfect for what you want.
marianf Posts: 5845
Sounds good to me. Thanks for that!
Senorita Posts: 3413
Definately book on-line. My tip, would be to get flights from Cork/Dublin to Faro (bet you could find them for less than €120 return, each). Look up and - for good priced hotels. April/early May could be a bit unpredictable in the Algarve, but you could get a fantastic week too, you just don't know. Lanzarote/Tenerife/Gran Canaria - probably better chance of hot/dry weather. Aerlingus & ryanair do direct flights there too.
NemoFish Posts: 2501
Instead of try They do searches of package holidays availble at best prices! They also have very good telephone service - you can call to confirm details, ask questions or book ever the phone. I have used them and found them to be very eficient and helpful. Would reccomend canary islands - there is a club scene, but there is always other options! Not into clubbing much either, but loved it there. If you have the time, a two week package doesn't cost much more than one week (flights are usually most expensive part of the package)
marianf Posts: 5845
Thats great thanks. I will give them a try. Would love 2 weeks but with the wedding and building a house we cant afford to take 10 days holidays or we'll have no spare days for emergencies. Thanks for the website information!