Looking for a holiday that hits the mark for each member of the family? Well, you’ve come to the right place! Our Travel Specialists nominated their top seven destinations perfect for you and your family, no matter what you enjoy doing during your quality time away together. Maybe you want to combine relaxation and luxury with thrill-seeking adventure to create lasting smiles and memories all around? Read on…
Shangri- La Rasa Ria Resort
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Whilst the coast outside Kota Kinabalu in Malaysia is admired for its luscious white sand beaches and blue skies – making it an ideal island getaway destination – it is also a place filled with action and excitement. Boasting nature reserves and free-roaming wildlife close by, Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort is a perfect base for excursions to see the likes of turtles and orangutans; an unforgettable experience for children and adults alike!
Whether you prefer to relax with a glass of wine on the terrace marvelling at the beautiful ocean views after the little ones are asleep, or enjoy a horse-riding session on the beach together as a family, there is something for everyone at this luxury resort.
Why not experience Thailand in a different way on an eco-experience in the rainforest? Surround your family with the beauty of nature and fully immerse yourselves in jungle life at Elephant Hills Safari, an authentic camp made up of luxury tents featuring en suite bathrooms and electricity.
This resort is action-packed, making it an excellent choice for families with older children as it offers activities such as kayaking through its lakes, and most famously the opportunity to get up close with the elephants. This involves feeding them, cleaning them and watching them bathe – the ultimate jungle experience!
Hawks Cay Island Resort
Orlando and Florida’s Gulf Coast
Home to the acclaimed Disneyland and Universal Resort, Florida is a must when it comes to creating memorable family holidays. Although the world-famous theme parks are what this area is most renowned for, there is much more to this destination.
Opt for an action-packed hotel like Hawks Cay Island Resort, which offers programmes such as tennis, diving, kayaking, and even dolphin encounters! Little ones will find plenty of activities to stay entertained, while slightly older visitors can have fun at the hotel-run ‘Teen Night Out’. Parents, meanwhile, can relax at one of the five onsite restaurants.
Elounda Peninsula All Suite Hotel
Full of culture and heritage, Crete is perfect for families looking to combine a traditional Greek atmosphere with beachside leisure – think sandcastles and plenty of sun-soaked fun. For a touch of luxury, unwind at Elounda Peninsula All Suite Hotel. This hotel offers complete privacy with suites featuring their own private pools and ocean views, making them great for a cherished, intimate family getaway.
Spend days in your own little bubble, or explore the resort’s spa, golf course or watersports facilities. For children there is even a soccer school camp or dance school to get involved in, meaning no room for boredom.
Tamarind by Elegant Hotels
Get a taste for island life on the holiday of a lifetime to Barbados, a place known for its pristine beaches, faultless food options, extensive shops and unique character.
Tamarind by Elegant Hotels offers the best of both worlds for family travellers, boasting a range of facilities catering to everyone. Enjoy a day on the water on a jet-ski, or simply watch from a lounger on the sand and take a dip in the clear waters. This vibrant and family-friendly hotel will leave you lapping in the life of luxury and is an ideal base to unwind in the sunshine with your tribe.
This Greek island provides ultimate relaxation, with Sani Beach providing a seven km stretch of continuous white sand beaches. The hotel’s selection of rooms and suites ranges from an open plan Junior Suite to a two-bedroom beachfront Family Suite, so you’ll have plenty of choice from which to find your family’s perfect home away from home.
Activities to get stuck into include a fitness centre, walking tracks and forest trails for those nature lovers, and there is even a special teen-catered spa menu for teens. The open-air garden theatre hosts live musicals in the evening, meaning that you don’t need to leave the hotel to find things to do with your little ones.
Forte Village Hotel Bouganville
With the combination of quiet village life and miles of blue beaches, Sardinia has got it all. Take a hike with the family and soak in the sun at an isolated cove or visit one of the many historic castles on the island; either way, you will be completely immersed in Italian culture on your short-haul holiday here.
If it’s Italian cuisine you’re after, sample a dish cooked by a Michelin-starred chef at one of the 21 restaurants to choose from at Forte Village Hotel Bouganville. An array of facilities for all the family are available year-round, including a Children’s Wonderland where the little ones can take part in cooking, ceramics, dance and much more! This resort is sure to leave the entire family with memories of a lifetime.