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ChrisG89

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Hey,

I'm looking to get away late November/early December for a chill out beach holiday. Was looking at Egypt, but seen the average temps weren't that high for December. Not looking to go too far, only going for a week or 9 nights.

Just wondering if anybody has been Egypt in December or an other ideas where it's hot? Needs to be hot enough to chill be the pool and swimming in a pool

Thanks in advance


LuS1fer

31,767 posts

131 months

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Kerala in Southern India is about 10 hours flight but worth it. Alternatively Sri Lanka.

turbolucie

3,464 posts

68 months

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We look for hot weather every December and always end up booking Egypt. Been the past 3 years to Sharm-el-Sheikh. Average temps don't look that great but every year it's been awesome weather the entire time. Sunbathing by the pool or on the beach every day bar one or two in three years.

If you go, can thoroughly recommend the Jolie Ville Golf and Resort, genuine 5* hotel which can be got in a package, doesn't attract the premium of some of the hotels such as the Hilton, but much better IMO. The president of Egypt was staying there one year while we were; you won't be disappointed. Think it has the biggest pool complex in Sharm too. Slides etc for the kids and there seemed to be led activities going on for kids by the pool throughout the day.

ChrisG89

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196 posts

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Thanks for replies

Sri Lanka is a possibility. Just trying to decide if the long travel time is worth 8 nights. Could be one for 2 weeks next time!

I've seen a few people say Egypt isn't as bad as it looks on paper for temperature.

The Tea Boy

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121 months

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We havr booked to goto cuba fir a week on the 30th november. Avg temps of 28 and its only 8.5hrs flight we paid 650each for a week all inc

Matt
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The Tea Boy

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121 months

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We havr booked to goto cuba fir a week on the 30th november. Avg temps of 28 and its only 8.5hrs flight we paid 650each for a week all inc

Matt

trickywoo

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The Tea Boy said:
We havr booked to goto cuba fir a week on the 30th november. Avg temps of 28 and its only 8.5hrs flight we paid 650each for a week all inc

Matt
Are you sure about the times. When I went to Havana on Virgin last year it was nearly 10 hours there (a bit quicker back) plus they tend to have long transfers.

I don't want to rain or your parade but it was pretty chilly when I was there the first week if December.

Amateurish

3,860 posts

108 months

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Canaries is best for decent weather vs short travel time.

If you're willing to travel further, try South Africa. It will be summer there.

harry010

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73 months

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Amateurish said:
Canaries is best for decent weather vs short travel time.

If you're willing to travel further, try South Africa. It will be summer there.
I was going to suggest South Africa - it's a long flight granted, but these are overnight both ways and the time difference is only 2 hours so no jet lag.

Geoff Stilwell

412 posts

61 months

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Bit of a long way but try Hawaii. they have 2 seasons...summer and summer. Temp never falls below 80 ..never hotter than 90. Go to Oahu and Ko Olina on the west side. Always beautfiul there and if u fancy surfing go to Turtle Cover on the North Beach.

a311

3,303 posts

63 months

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harry010 said:
Amateurish said:
Canaries is best for decent weather vs short travel time.

If you're willing to travel further, try South Africa. It will be summer there.
I was going to suggest South Africa - it's a long flight granted, but these are overnight both ways and the time difference is only 2 hours so no jet lag.
I think from London Cape Town is around 11 hours. Time difference only +1 hour at the moment so the flight time is off set IMO by the lack of jet lag. Interestingly the ocean off the Cape is colder in their summer months than the winter.

Although if you’re looking at a week or 2 in Egypt I suspect you’re not wanting to spend as much as it would cost to get to SA. Flights are around £600+ and I’d imagine you can get a week + AI per person in places like Egypt for that all in.

I know where I’d rather be though.

ChrisG89

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196 posts

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Budget is upto £1500 each for the right holiday.

Sri Lanka is looking good, just put off by the travel time and time difference.

Someone in work mentioned South Africa, I had a quick look, but wouldn't know where to go.

Geoff Stilwell

412 posts

61 months

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With a budget of £1500 each try Hawaii...i know its a long way but you wouldnt regret it.
This is Honolulu....Motels from $65 a room per night on Wakkiki Beach

Edited by Geoff Stilwell on Saturday 13th October 17:09

RealSquirrels

11,327 posts

78 months

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Is it just me or does that look rather grim

Geoff Stilwell

412 posts

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What..Honolulu?? That picture was taken from Diamond Head a 1000 foot climb. Honolulu is a vibrant, fantastic place to holiday. The beaches are stunning..the people are beautiful..you can go into the jungle if you want...climb a volcano, chill on the beach, explore what was and still is a very British Island (Cook named them the Sandwich Isles). The Union Jack forms part of the state flag and true Hawaiians are very proud of there heritage. After all it only became the 50th state in 1959. If surfing is your thing then December/January is the time to go especially to the north side of the island which is where the big surf is at that time of year. Water temp is always around 80. No silly jabs required..no snakes and you can drink the water..what more could you want??

a311

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ChrisG89 said:
Budget is upto £1500 each for the right holiday.

Sri Lanka is looking good, just put off by the travel time and time difference.

Someone in work mentioned South Africa, I had a quick look, but wouldn't know where to go.
For SA it really depends on what you want, for a beach type holiday could look at the Indian Ocean side if you want warm seas but a hell of allot more interesting stuff to do rather than lie on a beach for a week IMO.

For a week I’d be spending time in Cape Town and Camps Bay possibly do a couple of nights in the wine lands if you like wine and good food. Whether or not you could do it for 3k all in I’m not sure. It’s remarkably good value for money due to the Rand being more in the toilet than even the £. You can go into a high end restaurant, go crazy and still have change from £50 quite easily. If you can get flights for around half your budget £1500 will go far in terms of hotels and spending money if it’s just for a week.

Problem is to get hot as opposed to warm weather you really do have to go further a field. I’ve been to a few places around the Mediterranean in December and they’ve been warm rather than hot. The closer places I can think of that will be hot and within a reasonable flying distance are the Gambia (6 hours) and Kenya (7ish).

Amateurish

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Geoff Stilwell said:
What..Honolulu?? That picture was taken from Diamond Head a 1000 foot climb. Honolulu is a vibrant, fantastic place to holiday. The beaches are stunning..the people are beautiful..you can go into the jungle if you want...climb a volcano, chill on the beach, explore what was and still is a very British Island (Cook named them the Sandwich Isles). The Union Jack forms part of the state flag and true Hawaiians are very proud of there heritage. After all it only became the 50th state in 1959. If surfing is your thing then December/January is the time to go especially to the north side of the island which is where the big surf is at that time of year. Water temp is always around 80. No silly jabs required..no snakes and you can drink the water..what more could you want??
There's no way I'd go half way round the world just to visit an American city with a nice climate. You're looking at 24 hours travel time on a crap American carrier. There are so many better, more interesting and less spoilt places to visit. Honululu is just grim. In no way is this a "very British Island". If you want that, go to the Falklands!

essayer

2,221 posts

80 months

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Morocco ?

RealSquirrels

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78 months

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I am sure hawaii is nice but I didn't like the look of all of those big tower blocks and the massive cityish place.

LuS1fer

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RealSquirrels said:
I am sure hawaii is nice but I didn't like the look of all of those big tower blocks and the massive cityish place.
Hints of Benidorm?
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