With such busy lifestyles, there is no comparable luxury than spending quality time together as a family. Searching for the right family holiday can be an overwhelming task, particularly if you are looking for a range of engaging activities to occupy your children. Here are some inspirational ideas to help you narrow down the right holiday for you.
1. Safari & the Winelands, South Africa
Embark on a family adventure, beginning with a safari through malaria-free Madikwe, one of the largest game reserves in South Africa and home to the Big Five. Staying at Jaci’s Safari Lodge where family game drives are deliberately shorter, with excellent rangers who can engage younger children by teaching tracking and survival skills; toddlers even have their own jungle drives. Luxurious family suites overlook a stream where elephants bathe.
2. Family Galápagos
Cruise the Galápagos aboard eco-friendly ‘Eclipse,’ where you walk among giant tortoises, marine iguanas and blue-footed boobies.
3. Frégate Island Private, Seychelles
Enjoy a life-affirming adventure with the family at this exclusive luxury private island; an eco-retreat with only 17 villas, positioned to guarantee ultimate privacy. Ecologists are on hand as you roam through lush forests; feed James, the island’s 150 year old giant tortoise and visit baby tortoises at the nursery. Young explorers can embark on a survival course, where they can try zip-lining, rope climbing and learn how to forage for food in the wild. The ultra-luxurious take on ‘Robinson Crusoe’ escapism continues with fire camps on the beach, complete with toasted marshmallows, storytelling and stargazing with an expert astronomer.
4. Family Costa Rica
Fly through the rainforest on a thrilling zipline adventure, explore the lagoons of Tortuguero National Park in search of native wildlife, kayak through a flooded forest and view the Arenal volcano.
5. The Cove Atlantis, Bahamas
Ideally located within the vast Atlantis resort, this chic all-suite hotel offers your family privacy and sophistication. Enjoy complimentary access to the myriad water attractions including the Power Tower slides at Aquaventure or visit Dolphin Cay to become a Trainer for a Day. Whilst you relax at Cain at The Cove, an adults-only pool, youngsters aged six to 12 can create fruit sushi or be on the cover of a magazine. Teens can discover the ruins of an ancient lost world before a visit to Crush nightclub. For a more tranquil time together, relax on the white sands of The Cove beach, exclusively for guests of The Cove Atlantis.