We (family = Myself, wifey and 2 kids (1 of each)) went on a family Holiday last year to Australia, as part of that had to renew my wife's passport and get 1 for the kids as well.
At the moment, I don't have another overseas trip planned, and that seems to me to be a waste of the expense of getting the passports.
So, I did a little hunting around and came across the Club Med all inclusive packages (Flights (ex AKL or CHC flying Malaysian Airlines, including transfers), Accommodation, drinks & food) for Cherating bach, Malaysia. Investigating this option a bit further, showed a 7 night stay, in May this year, for approx. $8,600 for the 4 of us ex AKL. I wouldn't be going this year, but assuming the pricing is the same every year, this looks like a good option.
And that's my question, is it a good deal? Almost sounds to good to be true.
The travel period isn't in the monsoon season (that's November - February), but the timing of the deal is during a school term (and I don't want to turn this into that sort of discussion about travelling outside of school holidays). Also, due to my role and team I'm in, 30 June and the weeks following (the end of school term 2 effectively) is our financial year end, therefore taking leave isn't always possible.
Both kids would be 9 and under at time of proposed travel, therefore probably want to wait a couple more years until going to Gold coast theme parks.
Has anyone else booked\done 7 day winter escapes with all inclusive packages, or other options, for around the same coin($8,500 - $9,000 tops)
I'll add, that I'm WLG based, and the $8,600 package mentioned above was ex AKL, and didn't include getting to AKL in the first place (looking forward, I'd look to use an Air NZ, NZ sale)