Last month I travelled to Zante for my own family holiday and I wanted to share my experience with you as well as some of the snaps I captured. This authentic Greek destination is often labelled as a party island, but it’s also a family-friendly resort. Here is why I think Zante holidays are good for families.
We’ve been to Zante before as a couple, but I’d never experienced a Self Catering holiday with my two-year-old! Eeekkk… Part of me wondered why I hadn’t gone All Inclusive for the sheer ease of it! Despite my hesitation, we took off from East Midlands Airport and headed for a week of fun in Alykanas Beach.
Everything went smoothly from start to finish. Especially at check-in and through security. Then, the fear that my child would cry through the whole flight, set in. Thankfully, we’d pre-booked our seats to ensure we could get ourselves settled next to each other as quick as possible.
We also booked an in-flight meal each, which I’ll admit, I’ve never been a massive fan of on other flights. But, wow, I was very pleasantly surprised! The food was delicious. On our way to Zante, we had scrambled egg, bacon, sausage and beans and while the return meal saw us tucking into macaroni cheese and chicken. It was that nice, I could’ve gone for seconds, and the syrup cake dessert went down VERY well with my little one.
We arrived to a warm welcome at Alykanas Beach and were soon shown to our room. The room had everything we needed, with really stunning views of the sea and overlooking the kids’ park. It was a delight to sit on our balcony and watch the sunrise.
The atmosphere at Alykanas Beach felt very relaxing and spacious. The best part for us as a family, was how we could alternate between the beach and pool whilst enjoying beautiful sea views. The beaches are sandy and long while the sea water is shallow and you can walk out into the sea for a little while before the sea even reaches your knees.
In the surrounding areas, you’ll find a relaxing beach and many restaurants (lot of these have small children’s play areas), bars and shops. I’d recommend taking a walk down to the beach and eating at the Windmill restaurant, where you can watching the beautiful sunset,.
And, to end the holiday on a high, we had Easy Check-In at Alykanas Beach. It meant we could take our passports and luggage down to the hotel reception when we were given the go-ahead; saving us so much time at the airport, meaning we could walk straight through to security. Honestly, the smile on my face!
If, like Jodie you’d love to bask in a bit of Zante sun then go ahead and book away. And, If you pay in full now, you can sit back and watch the days fly by with only the worry of how many sandcastles you’ll manage to build together!
Do you fancy a holiday to Zante? What would make it the perfect family holiday for you? I’d love to know in the comments below.