No doubt, if you haven’t already booked yet, you’re starting to think about where your next family holiday will be? You want somewhere that’ll be fun for the kids and will be an all-round unforgettable experience for everyone, right? A great holiday is the perfect opportunity to spend quality time together as a family, so wherever you choose needs to be just right in terms of entertainment, value, location; everything. To help with the decision, I’ve pulled together seven of the best family holiday destinations to inspire you.
This is a great choice for any family holiday, but especially if you’ve got very young little ones in tow. For a start, it’s just a short two-hour flight away, making the journey there a lot more manageable. Then, once you’ve arrived, you’ll be blessed with beautiful secluded coves and gentle waves, perfect for little feet to have a paddle in. With many picturesque and bustling resorts to choose from, such as Cala’n Forcat and Cala’n Bosch, you’ll never be far from the shops and great local restaurants.
Cyprus has got so many great resorts that kids of all ages will love. For lots of energy and excitement, head to the vibrant resort of Ayia Napa; ideal if you’ve got teenagers who want to try their hand at some adrenaline-pumping water sports. For something a little calmer, the tranquil resort of Protaras could be more your thing. It’s home to the stunning Fig Tree Bay, which is easily one of the best beaches in Cyprus and boasts Blue Flag status. So that means it’s not only beautiful, but clean and safe too.
Ever-popular for so many reasons; you can’t go wrong with a holiday to Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands. Boasting year-round sunshine, a breathtaking volcanic landscape and excellent sandy beaches; it’s an ideal getaway for the family at any time of year. When you’re not relaxing and having fun in the sun, take the time to explore the many family-friendly attractions on the island. Head out on an adventure up Mount Teide and make sure you spend an unforgettable day at Siam Park, one of the best waterparks in the world.
Florida is the ultimate bucket list destination for any family holiday. Whether you want to explore the Everglades, spend lazy days on the beaches of Miami or experience all the incredible theme parks that Orlando has to offer; you know you’re going to be left with memories to last a lifetime. Witness all the magic of Walt Disney World Resort or be blown-away by the wonder of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ at Universal Orlando Resort™.
Turkey has always been a firm favourite with families and it’s easy to see why. Not only is it home to some of the most stunning scenery you could ever wish to see, but the beaches are excellent and there are so many great days out that you can take the kids on too, everything from fun-filled boat trips to action-packed jeep safaris. And what’s more? Turkey is so affordable and great value for money. You can stay in the most luxurious 5-star hotel for the same price you’d pay for a 3-star hotel in mainland Spain.
Now, I know I’m being pretty vague here, as there are so many different corners to Greece, what with the mainland and all the islands. But that’s just it, there’s so much choice when it comes to choosing a Greek family holiday that you’ll never forget. If you want pure relaxation and quality time together, head to Rhodes; for a lesson in history and culture, head to Crete; for great value for money, it’s Corfu; and if you’re travelling with teenagers, it’s got to be Zante.
Picture yourselves soaking up non-stop sunshine, diving into an underwater world of colourful coral, whizzing down slides at waterparks and delving into the local culture. Holidays to Egypt’s Red Sea Riviera are something special and that’s why families return year after year. You’ve never experienced luxury like the hotels around resorts such as Hurghada and Marsa Alam. While you’re there, take the kids on an amazing journey to see the pyramids at Cairo or the Valley of the Kings at Luxor. There’s no doubt it’ll be one of the best holidays you’ve ever had.