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Plus1makes4 Posts: 721
Happy New Year Wollies, We have decided before baby #2 comes in July we'll get away for 7-10 days. Can you recommend some place nice, not too long flight time, that will have some sun in April and appeal to DS who'll be nearly 3 and me who'll be 6 months pg! (Not asking too much is it?!?) Would appreciate your help x
lorraine78 Posts: 988
We went to Malta last April for 10 days and the weather was lovely,sun shining every day but not too hot.There's loads of water parks and there's Popeye Village too.Only downside is,its just under 4 hours of a flight.I don't think the weather in Spain or Portugal would be reliable in April.
Busbybabe Posts: 562
Was going to suggest Mallorca....... mainly for the flying time (2.5 hrs). Aer Lingus fly there from the 19th of April, but as Lorraine said the weather may be unpredictable! Temps seem to be around the 20C mark at that time of year! We flew there for the last week in October when I was 4 mths gone and got a great week but I havn't been there in April!
Plus1makes4 Posts: 721
Thanks girls, we were trying to see where would be sunny, I see Alvor on Portugal is 18-20 degrees in April! Short flight time, nice location but anyone know weather wise what's it's like then?!
Twirler Posts: 1644
I agree with Malta. We went in March 2012 when I was 6 months pg and loved it. Weather was nice but not oppressively hot, we thought it seemed very child friendly.
Plus1makes4 Posts: 721
Going to get online now and look into Malta! Don't really now much about it all, can't wait :)
Nostress Posts: 1606
Ah Malta - I got married there and have been 3 times at this stage. It is lovely. If you want a nice relaxing time I would head to Gozo rather than Malta itself. Lovely beaches and villages dotted around. Malta itself is fantastic - just avoid staying in Valletta as it is EXTREMELY hilly and not the best place to be dragging a 3 year old around. Places to stay would be St Julians (avoid Paceville - unless you want the noise of nightclubs all night) Mellieha is probably the most child friendly - lovely sandy beach (a rarity in Malta) and most the hotels there have kids clubs etc. Just to be aware at that time of the year the flights are fairly limited but you can fly from Belfast or Dublin on different days afaik. Enjoy! :wv
ginger power Posts: 1632
Am looking to book a holiday for April too, where in Malta would you stay? We are looking for relaxing area we just want chill, also would April be warm?
Nostress Posts: 1606
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lorraine78 Posts: 988
We stayed in Qawra 3 times and its lovely and quiet with plenty of restaurants and bars.When we went last year we stayed in The Grand Excelsior in Valletta and it was fab.Only a couple of minutes walk into the city,all up hill,but when i do return to Malta i'll definitely stay in Valletta.Sliema is supposed to be really nice too.