Suggested Holidays

#2
Wouldn't that rather depend on a number of factors such as:

What's your budget?
What are your interests (ie what do you want to do on holiday)?
What time of year are you going?
How long are you going for?

Not being funny, I, like a lot of others on ARRSE, am a seasoned holiday maker/traveller and if you give us a clue to what you want, you might get the advice you are seeking.

REgards,

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#4
Are you taking your wife/gf/partner?
Do you like outdoor activities (walking, diving, bungy jumping, climbing, sailing etc)?
Do you just want to sit on a beach/drink/get laid?

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#5
2000 for how many people? There was a lot about Croatia in The Times on Saturday and it looked lovely. Look on newspaper websites for their travel articles and see what appeals to you.
 
#8
I've travelled a lot around the globe but there is one place I do rather like and that's Teneriffe ... so long as you avoid the bustling Brit crowds. Reasonable prices, relatively quick to get to, good days out (worth hiring a car), some good outdoor activities ... walking in the mountains, sailing, parascending etc. For me (and my gf) inexpensive and bl00dy excellent diving (as good as Florida) worth learning whilst you are there or at least doing a try dive. And still good on the pi$$. If you can avoid it, go just outside of the school hols ... cheaper and less crowded.

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#9
k13eod said:
I've travelled a lot around the globe but there is one place I do rather like and that's Teneriffe ... so long as you avoid the bustling Brit crowds. Reasonable prices, relatively quick to get to, good days out (worth hiring a car), some good outdoor activities ... walking in the mountains, sailing, parascending etc. For me (and my gf) inexpensive and bl00dy excellent diving (as good as Florida) worth learning whilst you are there or at least doing a try dive. And still good on the pi$$. If you can avoid it, go just outside of the school hols ... cheaper and less crowded.

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Seconded. And 2 grand will get you there for a fortnight and probably do for spending too.
 
#10
Cuba's an interesting holiday destination if you don't mind a longish flight.
A fortnight for two, all inclusive, shoudn't cost you more then £1400.00
 
#11
A lot really does depend on what you fancy, for that kind of money you ought either to be able to get an activity type holiday in the Med, sailing or diving for example with some quality training as part of the deal. Or you can go exotic Thailand, and Goa or the carribean would fall into that price range but probably only beach booze and food. The other thing is to check the expected weather at the time you are going http://www.wunderground.com/ is a good site, sometime they offer good deals because the weather is not at it's best, places like thailand and india you have to look out for the monsoon season, and in the carribean there are those pesky hurricanes.
 
#13
sandmanfez said:
Cuba's an interesting holiday destination if you don't mind a longish flight.
A fortnight for two, all inclusive, shoudn't cost you more then £1400.00
Aye seconded there Cuba is a great place, but make sure you do at least 4-5 days in Havana as well, what a cracking place and untouched by commercialism so you see it as it really is.
 
#15
Try Ocean VIilage, a week in Barbados followed by a week's cruise around the Caribbean. Do it on a B&B basis at one of a selection of great hotels on offer on the island and all food is free on the ship, with a couple of high class restaurants that have a surcharge. They make some great stops at places like Antigua, Trinidad, St Lucia. If you're serious about the girlfriend she'll love it.
 
#16
I'd suggest Cape Town, it has had a bad rep for a few years but doesn't deserve it IMHO. You can do everything there - walking, climbing, diving, beaches, shopping, cultural, it's good on the lash and not too bad on the. If you hire a car (or take guided trips) you can cycle vineyards in Stellenbosch, head to the cape Peninsula or to one of the many more beaches in the area.

I was there a few weeks ago and absolutely loved it. The police are doing a lot to deal with the crime and if you follow usually holiday procedures (don't walk around flashing gucci kit, take taxis at night) you should be fine. Plus, it's bad rep means you don't bump into too many sock and sandal wearing 'brits abroad'.
 
#17
jest265 said:
I'd suggest Cape Town, it has had a bad rep for a few years but doesn't deserve it IMHO. You can do everything there - walking, climbing, diving, beaches, shopping, cultural, it's good on the lash and not too bad on the. If you hire a car (or take guided trips) you can cycle vineyards in Stellenbosch, head to the cape Peninsula or to one of the many more beaches in the area.

I was there a few weeks ago and absolutely loved it. The police are doing a lot to deal with the crime and if you follow usually holiday procedures (don't walk around flashing gucci kit, take taxis at night) you should be fine. Plus, it's bad rep means you don't bump into too many sock and sandal wearing 'brits abroad'.
Totally agree, I had two weeks on the Western Cape and a week in Kruger last September. Fantastic holiday but if you only have a budget of 2 grand for 2 people flights will wipe most of that out. And Bradders wants to go in the summer .... cold on the Cape during our summer ... reverse seasons and all that :wink:

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#18
Minnesota_Viking said:
Try Ocean VIilage, a week in Barbados followed by a week's cruise around the Caribbean. Do it on a B&B basis at one of a selection of great hotels on offer on the island and all food is free on the ship, with a couple of high class restaurants that have a surcharge. They make some great stops at places like Antigua, Trinidad, St Lucia. If you're serious about the girlfriend she'll love it.
You couldn't PM me some info on that MV, sounds like a plan for this summer.
 
#19
Not forgetting that late July/August/september is peak Hurricane season in the carribean!!! However when we went to Cuba in August all we had was a tropical storm every night about 9, for an hour and that was it...
 
#20
Have to agree with Cape Town (cousin lives their) and South Africa in general. Would thoroughly recommend a safari for a few days, 4 is about enough and also Sun City

http://www.sun-city-south-africa.com/

Total decadence, great food, Golf, sports, casinos etc.
Live like a king for a few days!
 

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