It can often be difficult deciding where to go for a family vacation, especially if you are hoping to keep children of different ages occupied and entertained. To help you in your decision, OROGOLD has put together some of the best destinations around the world for a family vacation that will leave you with plenty of fond memories.
Soneva Kiri, Thailand
A beach vacation is usually quite a safe bet with children of any age, and, from the minute that your boat arrives at Soneva Kiri, children are greeted by staff from The Den, a brilliantly run kids’ club. Divided into different age groups, the club offers a variety of activities, from arts and crafts to snorkeling lessons. Adults can enjoy their child-free time at the Six Senses Spa, with a variety of treatments as well as yoga and ta’i chi classes. The sea is always warm, and free of jellyfish, so the family can enjoy fun in the sand together. When you want to cool down, adults and children alike love the Chocolate Room and Ice Cream Parlour, and relaxing evenings can be spent watching a family movie at the outdoor cinema.
USA Road Trip
Since being trapped in a car for hours with screaming toddlers does not sound too appealing, this is a better option for those of you with older children. Some of you may prefer to travel in a traditional RV, spending the night at the many campsites dotted around the country, while others may appreciate a tailor-made trip organized by a boutique travel company, offering activities that you wouldn’t have thought of yourself. From chefs teaching children how to forage for food in the woods, to a slight detour to a fun-filled water park, to spending a hot day white water rafting, the USA is full of great family activities.
The Peligoni Club, Greece
Located on the untouched coastline of north Zakynthos, Greece, this is an ideal destination for families with thrill-seeking teenagers. A family run hotel, parents can opt for the water sports package for unlimited windsurfing and sailing lessons, aimed from beginners through to the experienced. The enthusiastic kids’ club staff organize an array of activities, from volleyball games in the pool to mocktail making lessons. The village of Alykes is just a short boat ride away, ideal for teenagers who want to do some independent exploration. Twice a week, there is a beach barbecue for children of all ages, while parents can linger over a long meal at the bamboo-shaded Greek restaurant.
When choosing a destination for your next family vacation, OROGOLD recommends finding somewhere that specifically caters to the ages of your children. Every hotel kids’ club also offers different activities, so it is worth finding out what these are in advance, to ensure that they are activities that will interest your children. Whether you road trip through America, or relax on a sandy Thai beach, OROGOLD’s top family vacation destination picks will no doubt provide you with an unforgettable vacation.