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All Inclusive Family Holidays

All Inclusive Family Holidays.

Next year we are going on our first holiday abroad for over 5 years. Actually by the time we go it will be 6 years. Olivia’s passport has long since ran out and memories of our fun in the sun in the gorgeous Egypt are relived through pictures. Sharm-El-Sheikh was our first and last All Inclusive Family Holidays abroad.

It wasn’t our first holiday abroad. That was Disneyland Paris back in 2009 for Olivia’s 3rd birthday. It was so fun we done it twice. But Egypt was our first holiday abroad with the family. One whole week of sun, sea, sand and relaxation. We stayed at the Coral Sea Resort. Pre Waterpark. It was definitely an amazing experience. One we haven’t been able to experience again due to finances.

Next year, 2017, brings both my mums and her long term partners 60th birthdays. She has been saying for years she wants to go away for her birthday. As our family gets bigger, this may be our last ever holiday together. Hopefully a better experience than all being squashed into two caravans. Couldn’t be any worse really could it! I was contacted by First Choice to write about our recommendations for All Inclusive Family Holidays.

There will be 10 adults and 7 children flying with us next year. My mum took charge of the search. We offered input on destinations and resorts on occasion. She will only stay All Inclusive these days, and with the kids in tow, it is easier all round. An infinite supply of drinks and buffet meals is ideal for children. This is why she always ends up with First Choice. It’s who we travelled with to Egypt and who she usually ends up booking with for her bi-annual jaunts each year.

A few places that made the shortlist were Parque Cristobal Bungalows & Siam Park in Playa las Americas. With 3 kids under 5 travelling with us, bungalows are preferable as it eliminates any stairs to stop them attempting to run up and down. Or indeed balconies for them to want to climb on! Unfortunately this was the case in Egypt. However, the staff and representatives were brilliant and moved us to the ground floor away from stairs. Can’t say fairer than that, can you.

Holiday Village

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Holiday villages are just ideal for families. With pools, activities, kids clubs and a host of restaurants, there is plenty on site to keep everyone happy. We used the kids club when in Egypt mainly to get the kids out of the heat for a while inside their air-conditioned rooms. At the time Olivia was 5, and the heat proved too much for her on occasion as it did for us all. She is such a fussy eater, but I found there was plenty of food for her to eat happily and not turn her nose up at. This has gotten worse over the years, so fingers crossed our new destination will be the same too.

As well as the holidays themselves one of the things that I personally like is the Trip Advisor popularity rankings. It’s so easy to see what others think of the resort/hotel for a whole host of All Inclusive Family Holidays. It was easy to find and nothing was hidden. It made it easy during the back and forth of ‘xxxx liked this hotel and xxx liked this one and what you think of xxx resort’ With so many people involved it did get a bit stressful at times let me tell you!

Are you looking for All Inclusive Family Holidays for 2017?

 

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1 Comment

  1. Linda Ford

    December 11, 2016 at 8:58 am

    Looks lovely! We are off to haven again, father in laws van. Hoping to head abroad again in a couple of years when we have saved enough. Disneyland Paris in 2012 was our last abroad.

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