Holiday Hot Spots for the Family

Top spots for a family holiday

We take a look at the top spots around the world for a family holiday

Family holidays are a fun way of sharing new places and experiences with the ones who you love best.  While occasionally disastrous, the shared experiences contribute to the milliard of stories we all have to laugh about and bring up over Christmas dinner or on birthdays.

Today, to celebrate the International Day of Families, we’ve taken a look at our database of properties (there are over 800,000 in there!) and picked out a five amazing and exotic looking destinations that offer family friendly accommodation.

Four Seasons Hotel, Florence, Italy

Family and children are integral to Italian society and fittingly, the Four Seasons in Florence will go out of their way to make sure your family has an exciting holiday in Italy.

The gardens of the Four Seasons Hotel in Firenze

The gardens of the Four Seasons Hotel in Firenze

The concierge is more than happy to suggest a wide variety of suitable family activities – perhaps a casual game of tennis, a pizza and pasta making class or an afternoon horseback riding? The hotel itself is set amid one of the largest private gardens in the city of Florence. The luxurious rooms are historic and comfortable and the hotel offers beautiful dining and relaxation opportunities.

Polurrian Bay Hotel, Mullion, England

The Polurrian Bay Hotel overlooks Cornwall’s Lizard peninsula, offering breathtaking, panoramic views of the sea and coast.

Spectacular coastal views from the Polurrian Bay Hotel, Mullion

Spectacular coastal views from the Polurrian Bay Hotel, Mullion

The hotel welcomes families and children, with babysitting and listening, along with family friendly playrooms and cinema rooms available. There are spa facilities and treatments available for Mum and Dad, along with a restaurant offering 180 degree views. The hotel aims to provide a family holiday that doesn’t compromise on quality – it is also pet-friendly, so feel free to bring Rover along too!

Club Med Ixtapa Pacific, Mexico, USA

This beautiful family-style resort is burrowed between the Sierra Madre and the Ocean. It’s an all-inclusive getaway, perfect for both active beach lovers and luxury spa goers.

Club Med Ixtapa Pacific, Mexico, USA

Enjoying the beach at Club Med Ixtapa Pacific, Mexico, USA

The resort offers supervision and specially designed areas for children aged over four months old. They adapt their programs so that parents can make the most of the day or evening. They cater to young children, all the way through to tweens and teens.

Alva Park Resort and Spa, Spain

An hour outside of Barcelona and close to Tossa de Mar, Alva Park Resort and Spa is the perfect location for a family holiday.

Alva Park Resort and Spa, Spain

Poolside at Alva Park Resort and Spa, Spain

The Children’s Kingdom Suite looks like something out of a dream – local artists have created a handmade a nine room Victorian doll’s house and a large electric model train set, while Mum and Dad will love the hydro massage bath tub and fine finishes to each room. You’ll most definitely need to check out the Indian Princess Bath (with underwater music) while you are there.

Hilton Hawaiian Village, Waikiki Beach Resort, Hawaii USA

Hilton Hawaiian Village, Waikiki Beach Resort

Overlooking the Hilton Hawaiian Village, Waikiki Beach Resort

This breathtaking resort is set on 22 acres of beach in Waikiki. The village offers families the perfect getaway – with five pools (and the longest waterslide!), 20 restaurants to choose from, a children’s program and a luxurious spa for mum and dad. What more could you really want?

Now, over to you! Where would you like to take your family for your next getaway?

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