Hands up if you are collecting The Sun £9.50 holiday tokens right now?
*Puts hand up*
We went on a Sun £9.50 holiday last year, to our favourite caravan park in the UK. Haven’s Devon Cliffs park. My parents had a caravan there when I was little and we used to go every weekend. I went several times as a teenager / in my early twenties too, because there is something for everyone there.
Other members of my family have experienced The Sun’s £9.50 holidays too, to other venues and always had a good time.
Are The Sun £9.50 holidays really only £9.50?
Yes and No. They are £9.50 per person – which is reasonable. Last year, we had to pay extra for entertainment passes too, but there are SOME holidays in which the entertainment passes are included in the price. If you want extras, like an upgrade to a more luxurious caravan, or linen hire and beds made up on arrival, then you have the option to purchase these extras!
How much did we pay?
For 4 nights (midweek) at Devon Cliffs, in an 8 berth caravan, we paid £38 (The Sun Holidays were £9 each then, not £9.50!).
We paid £20.00 for 4 entertainment passes.
We paid £31.80 for power (gas/electric)
We paid £16 for an upgrade to luxury plus.
Total price £113.80
So… not quite £9.50, but bearing in mind, Haven holidays often range from £200-£800 for a week, I’d say that was more than reasonable.
I paid the £38 directly to The Sun during the application process, and the further £75.80 before the holiday.
I now get a priority booking code and a bonus token for future promotions like this, meaning I have more chance of getting the dates and the holiday that I apply for.
Was The Sun £9.50 holiday as good as a full price holiday?
In my experience… my short answer would be no.
After the caravan move – my answer would be absolutely YES. Our holiday was exactly the same quality as it would have been if we’d paid full price via Haven. As someone who has holidayed at that particular park numerous times, I feel I’m qualified to answer that.
The question is… do they put the £9.50 holiday makers in the grotty caravans, or was I just unlucky? Well… I guess we shall see after my next Sun Holiday, which I will be applying for on Sunday.
Would I recommend The Sun £9.50 holidays?
Come back and read my full review of Devon Cliffs Haven holiday park coming very soon!
Please note: I am in NO way affiliated with The Sun. This is just my personal review of their token collect holidays.