Half Board

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Quick Details

  • Flight time: 4 to 8 hours from UK
  • Time difference: Varies depending on destination
  • Language: Various
  • Currency: Mainly Euro

At a Glance

  • The classic holiday choice
  • Great for families with children
  • Autism friendly holidays
  • Good value for money

The classic holiday choice

Another alternative to all inclusive board is another popular choice, half board holidays. So, what is the difference between half board and all inclusive? Typically Half Board is cheaper than All Inclusive, although the common thing they both have is the meals are included in one upfront price. When you want to be certain of your expenditure you have several choices and a safe bet is very often holidays on a half board basis. A common type of holiday throughout the world usually includes breakfast, (sometimes lunch instead of breakfast) and evening in the price you pay for your holiday.

So many tourists now are asking if their drinks are included when they book half board. The good news is there are several destinations in the popular beach resorts of the Mediterranean that have begun doing including with drinks included, generally known as half board plus. This typically means that you get a certain selection of drinks included with your meals, this cuts down on costs but usually when drinks are included this does not include alcoholic drinks .



A great alternative for families with children

Half board holiday packages are especially common and a great deal for families with small children who want a cheaper alternative to all inclusive. The routine is easy to get used to, breakfasts and dinners up to 5 courses per meal will mean you will never feel hungry. There are many hotels that have created their own brand of half board plus holidays that focuses on great family fun and often will contain daytime activities and excursions with more hotels even offering entertainment for families at night. When you think about it, it stands to reason that the hotel will benefit more to keep you in one place.

Autism friendly holidays:

Look out for our fine selection of autism friendly half board family holidays to take away the hassle out of locating child-friendly restaurants or the difficulties of dining with tired or sleeping kids. ASD kids enjoy routine and generally enjoy the buffet-style meals often arranged by half board holidays. Dining in Autism friendly hotels generally leads to a less tense and hassle-free holiday for parents. The relaxed atmosphere when dining allows families with ASD kids to enjoy a holiday as any other family does, no one tutting or nasty stares and with facilities to suit special needs.

A great airport guide to print out and go through with your child can be found from here at www.autismspeaks.org. Most airports offer a fast track programme for ASD, Just Google search your departure airports ‘autism airport programme’ for full details.


Good value for money

Half board signifies holidays that offer an exceptional co-operation between price and provision. Almost any destination will have a choice of Half Board options. Resorts like those in Tenerife, Lanzarote, Benidorm and Majorca make convenient options. In some places like Cuba, Maldives and Cape Verde are especially suited to a half board as restaurants are not always easy to find. Some resorts a quit luxurious and provide half board a la carte, our recommended destinations for these are in Paphos, Cyprus and various hotels in Lanzarote like the Princesa Yaiza Hotel in Playa Blanca.



Holiday Weather

Tenerife 65°F
Majorca 61°F
Morocco 60°F
Greek islands 66°F
Canaries 65°F
Lanzarote 64°F
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