After a hideously grim winter up North, the wife and I have decided that next winter we are ******* off somewhere hot. Normally we'd just jump on the first plane that took our fancy, however we have two sprogs, come winter time, the boy will be 3 and the girl will be 18 months. Now obviously this limits our options considerably, I'm thinking anything longer than a 7 hour flight might be pretty horrendous for us and those unfortunate to be sat within 20ft. Likewise having sprogs limits our choice of activities somewhat, trekking through the Amazon is off the cards, as is banging out a cheeky Dakar Rally. So what we're looking for is plenty of sunshine, a beach, a pool, plenty of decent bars and places to eat out and enough stuff to keep two young kids entertained. They'll be too young to remember this trip so anything cultural or something like a safari would be a waste, we'd rather save those sort of trips for when they're older. Budget is about 3-4 grand all in for 10-14 days. Personally I'm thinking a self catering apartment in Dubai is the way ahead, but I'd be interested to hear any of your suggestions, likewise post your experiences of travelling with sprogs here. Thoughts?