7 Family-Friendly Holiday Destinations

July 6, 2014
holidays, family holidays, resorts, destination

Travelling with children can be difficult enough, but finding a child-friendly hotel and environment can prove daunting on parents with large families. Although there are many domestic and international destinations which offer a relaxing atmosphere, and a bunch of activities perfect for parents with children. Below are just a few places to get you inspired for your next trip with the whole family.

1. Outrigger on the Lagoon, Sigatoka (Fiji)

Not only is Fiji known for it’s crystal-clear beaches and delightful weather all year round, but it’s one of the best locations to bring along the kids. There are many resorts around the island which are specifically designed to suit the needs of up to four children per family. Outrigger on the Lagoon features a free kids club for children aged between 3-12 years old, with many outdoor activities to keep them occupied during their stay.

2. Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui (Hawaii)

Hawaii is often dubbed one of the most family-friendly destinations in the entire world, and with good reason! Kauai, Big Island and Oahu are all filled with resorts catered to children so they’ll always have some fun activity to look forward to. The Fairmont Kea Lani in Maui offers impeccable villas, a toddler pool and outdoor activities such as swimming, kayaking and surfing for children aged 5-13 years old.

3. Sea Gypsy Village Resort & Dive Base, Johor (Malaysia)

Now you can enjoy the rich culture, sights and scenery of Malaysia without doing a solo trip without the kids. With over ten family-friendly resorts to choose from, you’re spoiled for choice regardless of where you choose to stay! The Sea Gypsy Village Resort & Dive Base is perfect since it reinforces local traditions and engages children to take part in snorkelling courses, outdoor activity and of course traditional Malaysian cuisine.

4. Edgewater Resort, Lake Wanaka (New Zealand)

The Edgewater Resort is located on Lake Wanaka and is New Zealand’s fourth largest lake, with spectacular views of the South Islands. Expect lots of family-friendly outdoor activities such as tennis, rafting, horse riding and an exclusive kids menu designed especially for those picky eaters in the family.

5. Villa Pia, Lippiano (Italy)

Why not experience an incredible Italian summer getaway this year with the entire family in the coveted countryside? Villa Pia is known for it’s baby-friendly atmosphere and is perfect to relax and unwind with the kids. Easily accessible from Florence, Sienna and Rome, the hotel is equipped with a daycare service, interconnecting rooms and many outdoor activities for older children.

6. Sea World Resort, Gold Coast (Australia)

Sea World Resort on the Gold Coast is the number one destination for travelling with kids if you don’t plan on an overseas trip. Just a short plane ride away, kids can play in the ‘SpongeBob SplashBash’  poolside theme park which is accessible all year round. Equipped with a Kid’s Club (for children aged 4-12 years old), while parents have complete access to the gym, spa, sauna and so much more.

7. Disneyland Hotel, California (USA)

Make your children’s dreams come true by staying at the modern Disneyland Hotel located in Anaheim, California. Equipped with signature suites just like scenes from famous Disney movies, and full access to the pool and spa with a valid park admission.

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By Felicia Sapountzis

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