Self Catering in Ireland Vs Self Catering Sun Holiday

Keem Bay
Mayo, Ireland

So where are we holidaying next summer? Are we going to give Ireland another chance or are we going to head to sunnier climates? I think the question, in our current economic state, is what is going to be the best value?!

So, for the purpose of this article I am going to compare a self catering Irish holiday with a self catering apartment in Lanzarote and to show just what great value a self catering holiday in Ireland is, I am going to compare one of Dream Ireland’s 4 star luxury properties with hotel facilities to a standard 2 star apartment in Puerto del Carmen.

The following is based on 2 adults and 3 children for a 7 nights stay in peak season (25th July 2009 – 01 August 2009)

2-Star Lanzarote
Morana Self Catering Apartments
source: Budget Travel
4-Star Ireland
Woodland Lodge at Park Inn Mulranny, Co Mayo
source: Dream Ireland
Basic Price €3,235.00 €982.00
Return Coach Transfer / Car Fuel €60.00 €60.00
Flight Supplement €75.00 €0.00
Airport Taxes/Charges €139.55 €0.00
Govt Travel Tax €50.00 €0.00
Insurance €129.50 €0.00
Total €3,689.05 €1042.00
Child reductions -€64.00 -€0.00
Online reductions -€25.00 -€35.00
Grand Total €3,600.05 €1,007.00
Price Per Person €720.01 €201.40

a saving of a whopping €2593.05 in favour of an Irish holiday….


As you can see, the price of a 2 star holiday in Lanzarote is €720.01 per person sharing (before you step out of the airport! Add car hire, fuel, spending money, meals, activities etc) versus €201.40 per person for 4 star holiday in Ireland with hotel and FREE leisure centre onsite (again there will be extras for food and activities but with a self catering break in Ireland you can bring the contents of your kitchen cupboard.)

……. so where are we holidaying next summer?

Proof that it rains in Spain too……


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