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8 of The Best Low Cost Holidays for Families 2016

Whether you’re a family just starting out, a single parent or wanting to go on that final family holiday before the kids fly the nest, with our cheap family deals you’ll be able to fill the photo albums with sun-splashed pictures of the family without worrying about the price.

Planning a sun holiday in 2016? Here are the best low cost holidays for families in 2016. Read on to find out if your favourite sunny spot is on the list! They also offer discounts for children up to 18 years.

1. Lanzarote – Sands Beach Resort

Lanzarote - Sands Beach Resort

Sands Beach Resort is situated on the Los Charcos Beach in Costa Teguise. With 7 swimming pools, Buddy Mini Club and Playground for children, daily and evening entertainment, well equipped gym and wellness centre there really is no better place for families.

Stunningly landscaped with multiple pools, a seawater lagoon with private beach and beachfront setting, Sands Beach Resort is exactly what it says on the tin! Situated on Los Charcos beach in Costa Teguise, the complex is very large (comprising 6 different areas) and is ideal for relaxed family style holidays. The property has 7 separate swimming pools (one is a heated 25m pool with 8 lanes) , 5 kiddies pools, extensive sun terraces, “Mai Tai” poolside snack bar, “Buddy” mini club for children, playground, mini disco, daily activities and evening entertainment programme. In addition, Sands Beach Resort offers 24 hour reception, “La Hacienda” buffet restaurant, lounge bar, games room, tennis court, supermarket, well equipped gym, sports shop and wellness centre with massage. The complex is constructed in low rise design with attractive features of terraces and pretty walkways. The centre of the resort with its bars, cafes, shops and restaurants is just 5 minutes away and there is direct acces to the pretty promenade.

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One bedroom apartments are spacious and well furnished with capacity for 2 adults + 2 children under 12 years) Each has separate double bedroom, living / dining area with sofa bed, safe, satellite TV, iron / ironing board, hairdryer, well equipped kitchenette (cooker, fridge, microwave, kettle toaster etc.), bathroom and balcony / terrace. Superior apartments equipped with dishwasher and oven are available at supplementary charge. Superior apartments are more spacious (and equipped with dishwasher and oven) and available at extra charge.

– Some facilities may incur a charge locally.
– Transfer time from Arrecife airport is 30 minutes.

2. Salou – Hotel Caribe at PortAventura Theme Park

Salou - Hotel Caribe at PortAventura Theme Park

This Caribbean style hotel offers families unlimited passes to the PortAventura Theme Park as part of their stay.

Other benefits include; Family Rooms, Free Shuttle service to the parks and preferential bookings in restaurants within the park and free access to the Wellness Centre with heated pool, gym, jacuzzi and sauna. Happy Kids = Happy Parents!

A venue for non-stop action and fun-filled days, the property itself has a great selection of amenities including bars, restaurants, a day and evening entertainment programme – enough to keep any lively family satisfied! There is free access to the Wellness Centre including a heated pool, gym, jacuzzi and sauna. With a generous list of Guest Benefits too, there are excellent advantages to choosing Caribe Hotel as your holiday base. A PortAventura hotel will fulfill the fantasy of every child and, when the kids are happy, it follows that Mum and Dad are happy too!

Family rooms (sleep up to 3 persons or 2 adults + 2 children) each have minibar, phone (through reception), safe, TV, hairdryer, full bathroom and balcony or terrace. All the rooms have a lovely lake or garden view.

– Some facilities may incur a local charge.

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Exclusive Guest Benefits:
– Unlimited entrance to PortAventura theme park (subject to opening calendar)
– Great discount to Costa Caribe Aquatic Park (check at reception for details)
– Free shuttle service to the Parks where applicable during hours of operation
– Pick Up service: your purchases made in the theme park delivered directly to your hotel
– Preferential booking in restaurants with table service
– PortAventura Pass. Pay for your purchases in the theme park with your room key
– WiFi: free connection in hotel public areas

3. Gran Canaria – Cordial Mongan Valle

Gran Canaria - Cordial Mongan Valle

With regular kids entertainment, including a kids club for children up to age 12, 3 swimming pools and a state of the art wellness centre with gym, steam room, jacuzzi, sauna, floating cave, both parents and kids will have the holiday of a lifetime.

Forming part of the prestigious Cordial Mogan chain of properties, Cordial Mogan Valle Apartments are modern, bright and beautiful! Located next door to a sister hotel, Cordial Mogan Playa, the Apartments have a wonderful situation just 600m from the picturesque centre, the beach and the local fishing harbour area. Built into the hillside on 8 floors (all served by elevator), there are lovely views from the property and the direct area is flat and traffic free, so noise pollution is not a problem! The outdoor bars and terraces in Cordial Mogan Valle take full advantage of this privileged location to enjoy the open spaces and surrounding views. An ideal venue for couples or families, the facilites are geared towards relaxation and enjoyment. Amenities include 3 adult swimming pools (family pool, adult only and infinity), kiddies pool, poolside bar / snack bar, sun terraces, tennis court (shared with Hotel Cordial Mogan Playa), buffet restaurant, El Alamo Mexican restaurant, lounge bar, hotel snack bar and 24 hour reception. The property also offers a state of the art spa & wellness centre with gym, jacuzzi, steam bath, sauna, spa circuit, floating cave and many treatments and therapies. A kiddies club (operating all year, 4-12 years) will keep the little ones busy and there is also a programme of evening entertainment with a children’s disco. The Splashpark at Cordial Mogan Valle offers an extra facility of fun for all the family and includes green zones, solariums, jacuzzis and a pizzeria.

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Please Note: Portable air conditioning units may be hired locally at 60 euro per week.

– Some facilities may incur an extra charge locally.
– Transfer time from Las Palmas airport is 1 hour.

4. The Algarve – Rocha Brava Apartments

The Rocha Brava Apartments can cater for families of up to 7 people. Onsite facilities include 3 Swimming Pools, Tennis Courts, Gym, Beauty Centre, Playground and Free Kiddies Club for children up to 12 years.

A gorgeous property with a spectacular clifftop setting, Rocha Brava has so much going for it – it just seems to tick all the boxes for an enjoyable holiday base. In a beautiful setting of lush landscaped gardens, three swimming pools, one heated (and covered in) November to April (and a kiddies pool) wend their way, skirted by extensive sun terraces and grassy areas. Apart from a very attractive layout, the location of the property is idyllicly quiet and serene (3 km from Carvoeiro village) and approx. 1 km to the sandy beach. There is a free shuttle to the beach and resort centre 3 times daily. A vast selection of amenities in-house includes a free kiddies club (4 – 12 years, May to Sept incl.), playground, poolside bar, 4 tennis courts, gymnasium, beauty centre (reiki, reflexology, aromatherapy, Swedish massage, chiropody, Thai massage and acupuncture), games room, internet access, free WiFi in all public areas, supermarket, restaurant, snack bar and bar with satellite TV. Rocha Brava is constructed in low rise design and is an ideal family holiday venue with friendly staff and a lovely informal and casual ambience.

Note: Buffet breakfast and half board basis are available as optional extras. We do not recommend the property for the less mobile or those with walking difficulites.

– Some facilities may incur a local charge.
– Transfer time from Faro airport is 1 hour.

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5. Costa del Sol – Los Patos Park

Situated in Benalmadena, the 4 star Los Patos Park hotel is close to the beach and the marina. Families can enjoy the imaginative on-site water park with a pirate galleon, slides and chutes, games room, adult pool, entertainment programme and children’s mini club.

A 4 star property with attitude! Los Patos Park is long established in a lovely, laid back residential style area in Benalmadena, just 200m from the beach and a nice stroll to the beautiful Puerto Marina. A marvellous addition to the hotel is a fun and delightfully imaginative water park which features a pirate galleon, slides and chutes and a rock garden with palms. A very reputable property, Los Patos Park is professionally managed by friendly and helpful staff who create a comfortable and personable holiday base. The grounds of the hotel are attractively laid out with the water park (themed children’s pool and pool with water slides), gardens, sun terraces and poolside bar. Further facilities include adult swimming pool, a chill-out area, kiddies playground, children’s mini club, restaurant, spacious lounge, bar, games room, gift shop, entertainment programme including professional shows, free WiFi and 24 hour reception. The very centre of Benalmadena resort and the beautiful Puerto Marina is only 1 km from the hotel and there are bars and shops in the direct vicinity.

Costa del Sol - Los Patos Park

6. Fuerteventura – Las Marismas de Corralejo

Centrally located with great onsite facilities, families can enjoy a relaxed, fun filled holiday at the Las Marismas de Corralejo. For the more active there are 2 swimming pools, 2 squash courts, a tennis court, playground, gym with free fitness programme, beach volleyball, soccer, bowls, minigolf and occassional evening entertainment.

Las Marismas really has everything going for it! The envy of many rival properties, the central location, wealth of on-site amenities and lovely ambience all lend an air of relaxation and utter enjoyment. Facilities in Las Marismas include 2 lovely freeform swimming pools (1 heated), kiddies pool, poolside bar, sun terraces, 24 hour reception, mini club for children (4 – 12 years, 6 days per week), kiddies playground, tennis court, (racquet hire at reception), 2 squash courts, gymnasium, fitness programme (5 times per week free of charge), beach volleyball /soccer, bowls, minigolf, internet access, laundry facility, occasional evening entertainment and shuttle bus to The Dunes daily.

One and two bedroom apartments for up to 3 (or 2 adults + 2 children under 12 years) and 4 persons (or 4 adults + 1 child under 12 years), respectively. Each has separate twin bedroom (with ceiling fan), living / dining room with sofa bed, equipped kitchenette (2 ring hob, kettle, toaster, fridge etc.), phone, TV, safety deposit facility, bathroom and balcony or terrace. Microwaves are available on request.

Fuerteventura - Las Marismas de Corralejo

7. Majorca – Pirates Village

Immerse yourself in the magical world of pirates located just 350m from the beach and the natural bay of Santa Ponsa and a short walk from bars and restaurants. Onsite enjoy the Pirates Kids Club and Pirates Bay Splash full of slides and endless fun.

This themed hotel in Mallorca is specially designed to offer families an unforgettable summer experience. Guests stay immersed in the world of pirates with plenty of adventures and magic for all family members, in the Cave of Pirates Mini Club pool Pirates Bay Splash, full of slides and endless fun. It is located just 350 meters from the beautiful beach of the natural bay of Santa Ponsa. Within walking distance, guests can enjoy a variety of restaurants, shops and bars. Public transportation such as buses and taxis are just 150 meters away. The vibrant nightlife of Santa Ponsa is only a 10 minute walk. Sports facilities are also nearby, including golf, tennis clubs, dive centers and boat clubs, and a medical center. Palma airport is approximately 30 km and provides public transport. By taxi, it’s a 25 minutes bus ride takes about 1 hour.

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8. Dubrovnik – Valamar Club Dubrovnik

The Valamar Club is described as a ‘little paradise’ for low cost family holidays. With a beach side location, activities and clubs for kids up to 16 years of age, a mini disco, games room, pools and live show cooking in the restaurant, parents are guaranteed a rest too.

A member of the prestigious chain “Valamar Hotels & Resorts”, Valamar Club Dubrovnik is a little paradise for family holidays and offers brilliant value for money. The hotel offers what it calls “light” all inclusive which means all your drinks are included at meal times in the main restaurant. Busy, active, varied and fun, the hotel is wholly geared towards family enjoyment. Located in the pleasantly quiet Babin Kuk area, Dubrovnik’s magnificent medieval Old Town is 6 km away. A pretty pebble beach, Copacabana, is just 150m from the property. A range of in-house amenities includes a large swimming pool, separate children’s pool, sun terraces, poolside snack bar, a huge selection of sporting activities, a daytime activities and evening entertainment programme, kiddies playground, “Maro” kids club (under 16 years), mini disco, games room, restaurant (with live show cooking and children’s corner), lobby bar, WiFi (free throughout the hotel) and 24 hour reception.

Attractive rooms in fresh, bright tones are decorated with flair. Each with queen size bed and sofa has air conditioning, phone, LCD Sat TV, safe, hairdryer and bathroom with shower or tub. A ‘Family kit’ is also provided (kids toothpaste & brush, games set, glow light…).

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