Last night HAW and I tried to book a family holiday. We spent hours scouring the net for the perfect holiday, but guess what? We couldn't find what we were looking for! We have been lucky enough to go to some amazing places over the years and by far our best ever family holiday was Bandos Island in the Maldives in 2008, it totally ticked all of our boxes as had amazing diving, great food, excellent kids club and total relaxation.....so much so, we came back with more than a suntan (Hello Pixie ;-)
I don't think our requirements are that bad, but we have conflicting interests....eg our idea of holiday hell is organised "happy clappy" around a pool but if you want a kids club then this is par for the course. We HATE hotels but love villas (yet villas on a *shudder* complex are all over £10k). We LOVE eating out in the evenings and finding new restaurants rather than same old same old of an all inclusive. However, if someone can recommend an excellent AIO then we would go for that. I appreciate that not all AIO are the same.
So this is what we want
1) Hot weather, on a beach
2) Supervised kids club so we can have a few hours to chill each day
3) Lovely spacious accomodation
4) No happy clappy adult entertainment in the evening
5) Flexibility on dining options
6) Needs to be in last 2 weeks of August into Sept is fine
That's it!! Not too difficult is it???
So why can't I find a holiday to cater for this?!