Today I have a little treat for you – my lovely (and super knowledgable) friend Debs Keary from Luxury Travel Studio is sharing her top five destinations for your next family holiday. Luxury Travel Studio is a Surrey and Berkshire based bespoke travel agent and they work with you to plan a holiday that ticks all the boxes for you and your family. Over to Debs!
Selecting the best holiday destination for you and your family depends on what you want to get from your time away, your likes and dislikes, your wants and needs. Family holiday time is precious so it’s important to make the most of it. But where can you go to make sure everyone is happy and that you have the best time possible?
Here are some of our favourite family destinations that offer something for every family member so that you can focus on having fun and creating valuable lasting memories.
A great touring destination offering all the romance and culture of it’s larger neighbour but on a smaller scale and in a softer, less frenetic way. It offers a diverse mix of culture, wildlife, tea trails, heritage and beautiful palm-fringed beaches. Cycle around cultural sites, through local villages and paddy fields. It’s a great ’first safari’ option – spot elephants, leopards and sloth bears. A great family holiday spot at Christmas, Easter and during our summer.
This tropical playground, famous for its abundance of wildlife as well as it’s untouched lush landscapes and volcanic scenery, provides a wealth of educational opportunities that will last a life time. Plus there are exciting activities ranging from zip-lining and white-water rafting to trekking and horse riding. No wonder both parents and kids love it. Accessible in just under 11 hours thanks to British Airways flying directly from London to San Jose.
With its two climates, Vietnam is a great year round destination, depending on when you want to travel. With more direct flights from London, it is an increasingly attractive holiday option for families looking for adventure. Sleep on a Chinese Junk and kayak into caves in Halong Bay. Visit the pagados in Hoi An. Take a rickshaw ride through the streets of Hanoi. Sample delicious local food. Round it all off with a stay in one of the many beautiful beach resorts along Vietnam’s extensive coast.
The ultimate place to immerse yourself in nature and rugged wilderness, and experience the delights of its urban cities. Go whale watching off the coast of Tofino. Visit luxury tented resorts with to die for views offering a multitude of wilderness experiences. Journey down Glendale River on a grizzly bear tour. Take in dramatic scenery in the lap of luxury on the Rocky Mountaineer. And with year-round direct flights from London, it’s the perfect destination to reconnect with nature and the wilderness.
From its many beautiful beaches with calm, crystal-clear waters to its unspoilt deep forests and centuries-old harbour towns, Croatia offers a less commercial short haul sun, sea and sand holiday option for families. Take a trip to any number of its islands from the mainland or charter a boat and island hop, stopping off in secluded bays. Cycle through Plitvice Lakes National Park and wild-swim in its lakes and waterfalls. Kayak through turquoise coves in Dalmatia. Plus, with its relaxing Mediterranean lifestyle, there is still the opportunity for a sundowner or two.
With an amazing variety of landscapes, cultures, experiences and activities, these destinations will provide you with so much choice and flexibility that, regardless of what you want to get from your next family holiday, you will be to be able to create the perfect trip for all the family.