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Find your perfect family holiday

Clive Wedderburn May 12, 2016

Relax on a beach while the kids are thoroughly entertained and safe while creating memories that will last a lifetime. Holidays aren’t just for kids, however, and the perfect destination should be fun and relaxing for adults too. Whether your children are toddlers or teenagers here are six stunning suggestions to suit all the family. 

1. Thailand - Centara Karon Resort Phuket – Thai family paradise

The Centara Karon Resort Phuket possesses all the key elements that make holidays to Thailand an adventure of the senses. Access to shops and restaurants in Karon Town are just a short walk away so there’s plenty to explore off resort - while the resort itself overlooks Karon Beach and has all the entertainment you will need. 

The Camp Safari Kid’s Club provides younger guests with games, movies and toys plus three outdoor swimming pools and a children’s pool equipped with a water slide. 

Football, table tennis, water polo, tennis and a fully equipped fitness centre should help keep everyone active and happy. 

2. The Maldives –  Atmosphere Kanifushi - chic family castaway vibe

We already know the Atmosphere Kanifushi is one of the most beautiful resorts in the Maldives – but it’s also perfectly suited for amazing family holidays too. Adults will love the chic villas with perfect sea views and staff who really impress with their friendliness and welcoming attitude. 

The Platinum Plus all-inclusive plan will also keep your budget intact ensuring everyone has a hassle-free holiday experience. Children will love the thrill of arriving by seaplane, the kid’s clubs with trained supervisors and wide range of island activities. 

With the addition of the extensive cuisine available including sumptuous buffets and a world-class vegetarian restaurant you’ll have a castaway island holiday that all the family will enjoy. 

3. Florida – Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach - Sunshine state of mind

Possessing some of the world’s greatest theme parks from Disney World to Universal Studios®, the Sunshine State guarantees lots of family fun. Getting around Florida is easy so road trips make multi centre options simple, including wildlife adventures in the Everglades and fascinating city visits to Miami and Orlando. 

Yet this is just the tip of Florida’s iceberg. With direct flights available from the UK and some of the finest beaches in the USA it’s no wonder Florida is a popular holiday destination for families. 

Clearwater was named America’s Best Beach by TripAdvisor so head to the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa where all rooms feature fully equipped kitchens. Meanwhile the Camp Hyatt® kid’s activities will keep children fully occupied. For a full range of attractions check out our Florida pages here

4. Caribbean – Coconut Bay Beach Resort and Spa - island paradise

Any holiday with St Lucia in the title will tantalise your senses but the Coconut Bay Beach Resort and Spa should especially tempt families offering two worlds in one amazing resort that features both adult’s and children’s sections. 

Situated on a white sand beach, featuring swim-up bars and authentic Caribbean cuisine, an air-conditioned fitness centre plus spa facilities for adults to indulge in total island decadence. 

For children St Lucia’s largest waterpark is situated conveniently here, plus paintballing courses, a kid’s club, splash pool plus all the watersports this beautiful stretch of coastline has to offer.   

5. Mauritius – The Ravenala Attitude, All Suite Hotel – Authentic charm and culture

Take full advantage of direct flights from the UK and enjoy an authentic Mauritian family holiday at The Ravenala Attitude, All Suite Hotel. There’s a conveniently short one hour transfer from the airport to these pristine white sands on the west coast of the island. The Kid’s Club and Teen’s Club opens late to take full advantage of those long Indian Ocean days, while for adults the spa experience includes hydro therapy, a hammam and two Jacuzzis®.

Embracing modern and colonial designs in spacious guest rooms, this laidback luxury resort is a voyage of the senses for all the family. The Ravenala Attitude also benefits from an inviting lagoon just off the beach and multiple dining experiences available in eight restaurants. 

With a full range of activities to keep all the family happy from floodlit tennis courts to kayaking to traditional Mauritian sega shows and pool parties we’re sure this will create happy memories of Mauritius for all the family.  Listen to our podcast to find out more about the Ravenala Attitude.

6. Dubai –  Atlantis The Palm - Glorious city beaches and epic attractions 

Dubai doesn’t just do holidays – it does incredible family holidays. This dazzling city has so much to offer, from indoor ski-slopes and a stunning coastline to the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa - but situated at the tip of the crescent-shaped Palm Island is one of the greatest family entertainment resorts in the world today: Atlantis The Palm.

Atlantis The Palm offers direct access to the Aquaventure Waterpark featuring rapid rivers, shark-filled lagoons, splash areas and uphill water rollercoasters plus the longest zipline in the Middle East.

The resort also boasts The Lost Chambers Aquarium with 65,000 marine animals and PADI dive centres are also available in the breathtaking 11.5 million litre Ambassador Lagoon. Meanwhile Atlantis Club Rush will keep teenagers happy with a Chill Out Lounge & theatre, Game Zone and Internet Café with the latest games and technology. 

Adults will enjoy spacious family guest rooms, the indulgent experiences available at the ShuQi Spa plus the Atlantis Palm’s own shopping mall. There’s also a host of bars and restaurants including the world class Nobu. Is there anything Atlantis The Palm doesn’t do? 

So if you’re dreaming of a fun-filled family adventure that offers incredible experiences for all ages check out our family holidays pages.