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)
Morana Self Catering Apartments
source: Budget Travel
Woodland Lodge at Park Inn Mulranny, Co Mayo
source: Dream Ireland
|Return Coach Transfer / Car Fuel||€60.00||€60.00|
|Govt Travel Tax||€50.00||€0.00|
|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?