Canaries beat Caribbean for winter sun, says new survey

Tripadvisor finds Tenerife and Fuerteventura best value for money

Canary islands offer best value holidays for winter sun, says Tripadvisor

Britons looking for a cheap holiday in the sun this winter should head for the Canary Islands rather than the Caribbean for the best-value winter sun family breaks, according to a TripAdvisor survey.

The Canary islands of Fuerteventura (pictured above) and Tenerife have the cheapest in-resort costs while Caribbean hotspots Turks and Caicos and Barbados are the priciest places.

The survey was based on costs for a family of four on a week-long trip to 29 destinations this winter and included the cost of rented accommodation, car hire, one dinner out and basic groceries.

While these items cost as little as £525 in Fuerteventura and just £574 in Tenerife, they were as much as £3,952 in Turks and Caicos (pictured below) and £2,095 in Barbados.

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Other good-value destinations included Goa in India (where the costs were £606), Sharm el Sheikh in Egypt (£608), Marrakech in Morocco (£633) and Lanzarote in the Canaries (£645).

Among the most-expensive winter sun resorts were Cayman Islands in the Caribbean (£1,836), Dubai (£1,753) and Jamaica (£1,641).

For the price of one week in a holiday rental in Turks and Caicos, a family of four could have over 10 weeks in Goa with a holiday rental there costing just £352 per week.

Tenerife was the cheapest destination to get around as the cost to hire a car for a family of four for one week comes in at £89 - around four times less than in St Lucia in the Caribbean where the cost was £351.

Goa was the cheapest place to eat out, with a dinner for four costing just £21, compared with as much as £86 in the Cayman Islands. Dubai was priciest for drinks with two beers costing £22 and two soft drinks £6.

A loaf of bread in Mauritius was just 29p while in Turks and Caicos it was £3.

Best value European holiday destinations 2014

Best value European holiday destinations 2014

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