Thanks for the further replies.

Neither me nor my wife drink much (or at least we haven't since having kids!!) so the cost of alcohol isn't really an issue.

We are hoping to travel out in the next few weeks for a look around, once work give the go-ahead (wife has managed to call in some favours and take a week off after half term). Not looking forward to economy flights with the kids though...

At the moment (based on the little bit of internet research we have done) we quite like the idea of places like Ma Wan or Discovery Bay, but we are completely open to what we see/feel when we are out there. Trying to line up some school visits as well.