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Best family holiday destinations

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There are many reasons to book a fun-filled getaway with your loved ones to any of the best family holiday destinations we offer on Voyage Privé. Whether you would like to enjoy a stay in a city, along the coast, in the mountains or on a sun-soaked island, we have you covered. You can book luxurious hotels in locations around the world that give you and your family a chance to experience the great outdoors, amazing cultures, history and world-class dining. Our members can easily locate suitable accommodations with useful and relaxing amenities that enhance travelling for groups of diverse ages. To help you plan your perfect trip, we have compiled some useful information to help you choose the type of experience you book.

What are the main considerations when choosing a family holiday destination?

There are a lot of factors to consider when planning a holiday for the whole family. Among them are deciding the time of year you want to travel, your budget, the types of activities you enjoy and the kind of destination you wish to visit. The good news about choosing Voyage Privé is that our catalogue is filled with an array of destinations worldwide that can be booked throughout the year. With this said, it is worth looking at each of these considerations further.


The time of year you travel can greatly impact your family holiday. Because of this, it is important to consider several factors. Many families choose to go on holiday during the summer when the kids are on break from school. A getaway to a sun-soaked spot like Spain, Greece or the Caribbean can be a great way to bond as a family while everyone enjoys time on the beach. Perhaps you want to enjoy a getaway to Italy's Lake District, explore the local culture, and try new foods. Something to consider regarding summertime travel is that many top destinations experience peak tourist seasons during these months. If large crowds and higher prices are things you want to avoid specifically, it can be worth choosing an off-season date in the spring or autumn if this is possible for you. It is also worth researching the weather and season at your destination before travelling to ensure you get the most out of your holiday. When it is summer in some temperate zones, it may be the rainy season or winter elsewhere.

Another thing to consider related to time when choosing the best family holiday destinations is that some activities that you and your family are looking forward to may only be available during specific times of the year. In sunny travel destinations, you will find more attractions open during the peak travel season than during the off-season. If you would like to enjoy a family ski holiday, choosing the right time of year for the best conditions is also essential. The main takeaway here is that it is important to consider what you are looking for in a family holiday so you can choose the right time to book accommodation.

Choosing the right type of destination for a family holiday

Canary Islands

It is also important to discuss considerations that can help you select the right destination for a big family trip that you are looking forward to. To begin with, you want to decide on what your priorities are during your time visiting a new destination. Do you want to plan a family holiday focused on relaxing by the beach? Destinations like the Canary Islands, coastal Spain and the Greek islands are great options. You might prefer a city break with your family that immerses your family in the history and culture of incredible places like Rome, Paris or London. If you want a getaway to explore the great outdoors, an Alpine getaway might be your perfect option.

A destination's level of family-friendliness is another consideration you must consider when making plans. Indeed, the vast majority of the amazing luxury accommodation options that we offer on Voyage Privé are suitable for visiting with the whole family. Still, there are certainly some that stand at the head of the pack. We will discuss some of our top recommendations later on in this piece. With that said, our main suggestion is to consider choosing a place known as being great for this specific travel category.

What types of destinations are good for family holidays?


What types of destinations make for a great family holiday? The answer to this question is nearly endless, as so many locations worldwide can be suitable spots for quality time spent with your loved ones. It depends on your family's expectations for a holiday and what they enjoy doing. Below, we offer some recommendations for the types of stays you might consider when booking your next family getaway.

Sun holidays are always popular with travellers visiting with their family group. These getaways are ideally suited for spending time with the family as the weather is great, and there are plenty of options for activities. A great example would be a family holiday booked in a location like the Greek island of Santorini. This idyllic location offers great beaches and delicious dining options but also allows you to immerse yourself in a storied history that extends deep into the ancient world. Perhaps you envision spending time with the kids building sandcastles in the Caribbean while you enjoy taking in the vibrant island vibes. These are just a few examples of sunny destinations ideally suited for a family holiday focused on relaxation and cultural experiences.

You may want to plan an active holiday with your family. If heading off to a dream location that offers you the opportunity to go on extended hikes while enjoying spectacular scenery is your goal, we have plenty of options. The Voyage Privé catalogue is full of amazing accommodation options in scenic areas like Switzerland, Italy and France that will place you in an Alpine setting perfect for families that prefer outdoor adventures. Of course, you should never discount amazing island destinations if you want to engage in an active family holiday. You can have the best of both worlds by selecting the right place. Destinations like the island of Tenerife are known for beautiful areas like Teide National Park, where you and your loved ones can explore a unique volcanic landscape.

Choosing a hotel at the best family holiday destinations

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We now want to look at factors you should consider when choosing a hotel for a memorable stay in the best family holiday destinations. The good news is that you will never have difficulty finding a family-friendly hotel stay when you book with Voyage Privé. With this in mind, there are some specific things to look out for when choosing a hotel for the getaway you are currently planning.

Our catalogue is full of hotels that offer an extensive range of amenities. When you book with us, we recommend checking the specific details of each property you are considering. It is common to find amazing leisure facilities, such as swimming pools, spas, and sports courts, at our luxury properties. You can also expect on-site dining locations that add a level of convenience you will surely appreciate. Beyond this, you want to consider whether the hotel offers additional amenities focused on families. This can include on-site babysitting services, kids' clubs, entertainment for kids and playgrounds. The bottom line is that it is important to choose a holiday with the types of on-site services and amenities that will enhance your time in the amazing destination you visit. Family-friendly accommodation options allow you to enjoy the destination in a hassle-free way.

We also suggest looking into the specific hotel location you choose when planning a stay in a popular family destination. Choosing a property with a great lineup of services and amenities is important. Still, selecting a stay in an area close to local transportation links and popular attractions you wish to visit can be equally vital. We suggest choosing a hotel within walking distance of amenities with plenty of things to see and do.

Must-do activities at the best family holiday destinations


What must-do activities make for a great family holiday? The answer to this question could go on forever. That said, we have some suggestions for activities that are great for the whole family while visiting a new and exciting destination. If spending time immersing yourselves in local culture is a priority, you might look into local museums in your chosen destination. Many popular destinations with tourists operate museums that focus specifically on the local area and its history. This can be a great way to introduce yourself and your family to the location. You can gain unique insights into an area's past, present and future when you explore these attractions.

The beach is always a popular option if you are planning a family getaway to a warm location. Voyage Privé members have access to a vast array of accommodations near beaches with all the amenities needed for a great experience. Look for family-friendly beach areas with calm waters that are safe for children to swim in and plenty of on-site amenities. Examples would be spots like Cala Mitjana in Menorca, Cala Mesquida in Mallorca and Villefranche-sur-Mer near Nice, which are popular spots for families with small children. Generally speaking, when looking for a beach for the family, many travellers prefer spots known for their calm, clear waters and long stretches of soft sand. The good news is that our catalogue is filled with options like these. It is also worth mentioning that a nice water park adventure is a great way to spend time with the kids while enjoying time in a sunny destination.

You can enjoy many other amazing outdoor adventures when you book one of our amazing luxury hotels on Voyage Privé. We have availability in destinations that are ideal for hikers. Perhaps you want to head off for a family safari to South Africa, where you can encounter some of the most impressive animals in the world. Does a jungle zipline adventure in the jungles of Costa Rica sound like a great time? This is another type of experience that you can easily arrange when you book the best family holiday destinations through our extensive catalogue.

Dining considerations when booking family holidays

Dining experience

Tourists always look forward to enjoying amazing dining opportunities when choosing the perfect place for a family holiday. However, the nature of a family holiday means that planning carefully in this regard is important. To get the best possible experience, you want to select a destination and a hotel that offers you the dining experience that will satisfy everyone. Though it can be a significant undertaking to accommodate the whole family's tastebuds, you will find that our travel deals offer plenty of options to keep everyone full and satisfied during the trip.

Many of the family-friendly hotels we offer on Voyage Privé feature a variety of on-site dining options that you can conveniently avail yourself of. You will find restaurants serving local favourites and international fare. This can help take the stress out of making sure that meals are taken care of during a trip you want to spend simply having a great time. At the same time, we recommend booking a stay in a destination that offers plenty of off-site dining options. The opportunity to split dining between on and off-site options can make a big difference in enjoying convenience while immersing yourself in the local food culture.

When scanning our catalogue for the top deals in the best family holiday destinations, you should also carefully consider the available dining plans. Many properties offer bed and breakfast stays that include your morning meal. For many family travellers, upgrading to half or full-board dining is preferred. It is also common to find family-oriented booking options on our site that offer all-inclusive dining. For many members, having all meals completely covered is something they appreciate, as it is one less thing to worry about during their visit. The good news is that even with an all-inclusive plan, you can still head off-site for some of your meals. We always recommend taking the time to discover the finest local eateries in your destination of choice that you can travel to easily.

The best family holiday destinations in the UK

Harry Potter World

We would like to take the time to review some of the top travel destinations we feel you should consider for an amazing family holiday experience. We will start with some of our top picks in the United Kingdom. These locations are convenient for many of our members as they require less effort in travel logistics. With that said, the first destination we recommend is London's capital. Simply put, this ancient city has a nearly endless list of things to see and do. It is a haven for history buffs, a dream location for foodies and a spot that offers an array of options oriented toward younger children. From Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament to the Tower of London and unique attractions like Harry Potter World, you will make amazing memories when you book one of our family-friendly hotels in London.

Our next recommended UK family holiday location is the Causeway Coast and Glens in Northern Ireland. The famed Giant's Causeway is a natural wonder that draws countless visitors annually. This stretch of the coast goes on for some 190 kilometres and is home to various coves and beaches where you can take part in sea safaris to spot dolphins and seals. It is also a great location for water sports, such as kayaking and paddle boarding. It is no wonder that countless families from across the United Kingdom flock to this amazing location every year.

We would also like to recommend the Cornwall region of England if you are planning a family break in the UK. Cottage holidays in this area are a popular option. The region is famed for its beaches like Polzeath Beach and Carbis Bay. It is also home to charming seaside towns and villages like St Ives, Newquay and Falmouth, offering plenty of amenities to enhance your trip. You and your loved ones are sure to make some lifelong memories of a great time when you choose one of our luxurious accommodation options in the United Kingdom's Cornwall region.

The best family holiday destinations on a budget


Booking a stay in a holiday destination that falls within your budget is another top priority when planning your next family trip. As we noted, there are plenty of great destinations across the United Kingdom perfectly suited for a fun family getaway that does not involve booking airfares or other types of transportation upon arrival. With that said, we have some recommendations for destinations away from the UK that are great for travellers trying to stick to a budget while enjoying an amazing getaway with the whole family.

The Marmaris region of Turkey is one of the top destinations that we are happy to recommend for families. It is a sun-soaked corner of the country's famed Turquoise Coast and offers all the beaches and amazing scenery you could want. The best news about this family-friendly destination is the fact that it has a reputation for being highly affordable. It is consistently recommended as a location where dining and entertainment are reasonably cheap and cost-effective. When you add the amazing historical wonders you can visit during your time in the area, it is easy to see why Marmaris is a highly recommended option for travel on a budget.

Another destination we want to note for travellers planning family excursions on a budget is Spain's iconic Costa del Sol. This region is renowned for its sun-soaked beaches, amazing food scene, fun-filled nightlife and plenty of activities for younger children. When you add that it offers great value for money, it is easy to see why it is such a popular spot for family groups. Flights to Spain tend to be reasonable, and all of the country's beaches are free by law. Some recommended experiences that are great for the kids and entertaining for the whole family include the Mariposario de Benalmádena-Butterfly Park, the Malaga Automobile Museum and the Cueva de Nerja.

What are the best winter family holiday destinations?

Ski holidays

Do your family travel plans focus on a getaway to a winter wonderland where you can hit the ski slopes and explore scenic landscapes? If so, you will find plenty of excellent options through Voyage Privé. We do not have the space to go through every place we could recommend. With that said, we have a couple of recommendations for getaways in the Alpine regions of Europe that will offer you a unique family holiday experience during the cooler times of the year.

Tignes is a region in France that should be on your list of considerations whenever you are looking for the best family holiday destinations in the winter months. It is a ski lover's paradise with slopes for every level, from beginner to expert. This includes the nursery slopes at Lac de Tignes, which are ideal for introducing your young ones to this exciting sport. Beyond the fantastic skiing opportunities you can enjoy in Tignes, the region is also a natural wonderland home to some of the most amazing scenery in Europe. During your visit, it is a must to check out the sights and sounds of Vanoise National Park, where you will find amazing hiking routes and breathtaking panoramas.

Austria's acclaimed Tyrol region is another spot we recommend if you search for the best family holiday destinations on Voyage Privé. The region is famed for its spectacular scenery, a huge array of ski slopes, and other activities for the whole family. These factors make it one of the most visited destinations in the Alps each year. During your visit, you can also visit amazing historic locations like Tratzberg Castle and the Kufstein Fortress.

What are the best beach family holiday destinations?

We also want to take the time to recommend a few of our top picks for amazing beach getaways spent with the whole family. They include the Andalusian coast of Spain. One of the reasons why this region is great for families is the fact that it offers so many more attractions than just great beaches. The list of things to see and do in this region is awe-inspiring. You and your loved ones can explore the hills of Hinojares and go mountain biking to the sites of renowned archaeological digs. There are many water sports on offer that you can participate in along famed beaches like those found in Torremolinos, Marbella and Nerja. You will also find some of the best spots in Europe for stargazing when you visit this corner of Spain.

Another spot we want to note for members planning beach holidays with the whole family is the Greek island of Crete. The island is famed for its family-friendly amenities, welcoming beaches, and amazing historic sites like the Palace of Knossos. You can also spend time wandering charming fishing villages as you take in the scenery with your loved ones.

What is the best family holiday destination?


Our travel team has chosen Spain as the top choice among the best family holiday destinations for an unforgettable experience. It is a country with many things going for it in this category. The first point to note is that Spain has a variety of unique regions ranging from the capital of Madrid to the coast of Andalusia. It is also home to famed regions like the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands. Beyond this, there are a variety of top arrival hubs across Spain, such as Barcelona, Gran Canaria, Valencia and Tenerife. Flights are readily available from the United Kingdom to Spain and are reasonably priced. Furthermore, the flights are not too long for those travelling with young children. This is an added perk for those planning family getaways.

Another reason why Spain is such a great destination for family holidays is that it is home to many hotels that are ideally suited for this travel category. we have detailed some of our top picks below for you to check out. You will find properties offering babysitting services, playgrounds, entertainment options, and kids' clubs to keep the little ones happy and give adults time to relax.

We also recommend Spain for the sheer diversity of regions it is home to. You will find sun-soaked beaches, impressive mountain ranges, bustling cities, ancient sites, medieval castles and charming villages within the country's borders. This is a region that truly has something for every type of traveller. It has a reputation for being budget-friendly, and you can see why our team is so excited to recommend it as our top pick among the best family holiday destinations.

Handpicked hotel selection for family holidays in Spain

1. Occidental Torremolinos Playa 4*

Occidental Torremolinos Playa 4*

Travellers seeking the best family holiday destinations will love what they discover with the Occidental Torremolinos Playa 4*. The resort is located in the beautiful Torremolinos area of Spain. You will want to spend plenty of time exploring this destination. When you return from your daily excursions, you can relax by the pool in a sun lounger. The property is also home to mouth-watering dining options and features a kids' club, daytime/evening entertainment for adults, a fitness centre, a laundry service and a 24-hour reception desk.

What we like: We love this family-friendly hotel's beautiful location in the Torremolinos area of Spain's Andalusia region. All-inclusive dining adds to the appeal of this deal. An outstanding lineup of on-site amenities that appeal to all ages is another factor that makes this property a great option for a fabulous getaway with your loved ones.

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2. Iberostar Club Cala Barca 4*

Iberostar Club Cala Barca 4*

A family getaway to the Spanish island of Mallorca awaits when you book the Iberostar Club Cala Barca 4* on Voyage Privé. The property is ideally situated for those who want to spend their holiday exploring the region. It features a range of restaurants, beach access and a superb lineup of facilities. These include a kids' club, daytime/evening entertainment for adults, an outdoor swimming pool, a playground, a sports court, a spa, a lift, a shop, babysitting and medical services and a 24-hour reception desk.

What we like: We love the fantastic lineup of family-friendly facilities and amenities this fantastic Mallorca hotel offers. This offer's all-inclusive dining plan adds to the convenience of choosing this luxurious accommodation.

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3. Villa Luz Family Gourmet & All Exclusive Hotel 4*

Villa Luz Family Gourmet & All Exclusive Hotel 4*

Head off for a getaway with the whole family to the beautiful east coast of Spain when you book the Villa Luz Family Gourmet & All Exclusive Hotel 4*. It is located in the Gandia area and features entertainment and relaxation for guests of all ages. Notable features include a spa and a water park. You will also enjoy amenities such as a kids' club, an outdoor swimming pool, 2 restaurants/bars, a 24-hour reception, Wi-Fi and a laundry service.

What we like: We love this family-friendly hotel's focus on providing plenty of amenities for all ages. Add in a fantastic location on the sun-soaked eastern coast of Spain, and this is an excellent choice for a fun beach getaway with the kids.

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