I'd appreciate the input of all you experts. We are a family of 4, two boys ages 8 and 9. Our budget is about $1500 for lodging for a week. We are flexible on travel times but are considering October or March. For the right spot we could go to $2000 per week. Here's what we seek:
Two bedrooms, at least. In the master we'd be fine with a queen or a king, but the guest room must have separate beds for my boys. I don't want them to share a queen bed, nor do I want one of them to sleep on a pullout couch.
I'd like to be within walking distance (10 minutes or less) of a clean, safe beach, and if we had a view of the water from our condo, all the better. We are not surfers, so if it were a calmer beach for swimming that too would be a plus.
We would also really enjoy a large pool. Some of the units at El Diria have caught my eye since they have access to those neat resort pools. Anything else out there like that? (and if we stayed in one of the El Diria units, could we bring our own drinks and snacks to the resort pools?)
I'd like also to be within walking distance of a few good kid-friendly restaurants. We will probably get a car because we'd like to see some sights, but would love to be able to walk to some neat spots in a town as well.
What town do you think would fit us the best? Any suggested properties or units? I'd appreciate it. Thank you!!