22 April 2015

Top 5 Family Destinations for the Summer Holidays 2015

Travelling abroad is one of life’s greatest experiences, but what’s even better is sharing it as a family. Holidaying together allows you to make life-long memories, see the world together, and create bonds that will last a lifetime. In order to ensure all of these things, you need to find a place that will be suited to everyone, from the babies to the grandparents. Due to this, a lot of people are now opting for boutique family holidays which guarantees an ideal adventure catering for all your needs and desires whilst abroad.

With summer is fast looming, you may not be sure where to go. Here is a quick guide to the top 5 summer holiday destinations 2015.


The Mini Mes in Kefalonia


Turkey
This is a European destination where families with children are very welcome with the locals being extremely friendly and helpful. Famous for its mud baths and delicious cuisine, Turkey also has a lot more to offer. If you are keen on history and architecture, the capital city Istanbul has an array of castles, palaces, and markets to visit, as well as trips on ferryboats to experience as a different mode of transport to the everyday walking and catching the bus. 

A popular excursion is travelling to the rock pinnacles of Cappadocia where you and your family can discover magical caves and labyrinths that will excite your imagination. While you’re there, why not take a trip on a hot air balloon and get a wonderful view of the entire city! 

For younger children, there are many waterparks to visit, as well as most resorts and hotel having kids clubs that will keep your little ones entertained the whole day while you relax by the pool and soak up the sun. 


Greek Islands
Kefalonia
This Greek island is part of the Ionian string of islands along the west coast with Corfu, Lefkas and Zante (Zakynthos). ‘Captain Corelli’s Mandolin’, spread the popularity of the region and it is regularly visited by British tourists. With a combination of old and new, you can discover adorable unspoilt villages that have escaped the tourist trade.

When touring the mountains the astonishing views are absolutely breath-taking over the chain of islands, be prepared for a long drive and bring plenty of water as the heat is intensive. You can rent cars to investigate the more remote beaches, the Pali peninsula and escape the popular areas. When touring the mountains the outstanding views are breath-taking over the chain of islands. A good idea to take it all in is by hiking with the kids, where you will also be able to have a picnic with produce from local markets. A kids favourite game, play hide and seek amongst the foliage then cool down under a Mimosa tree or Jacaranda.


Zante
This island is a popular destination not only for its selection of hotels, restaurants, and bars, but also because it is much less expensive that its neighbouring islands. There is a number of different low cost resorts along the beach, perfect for families looking for a relaxing break with extraordinary views and water activities to participate in.


Kefalonia 2014


Andalucia, Spain
Treat yourselves to one of the ten villas on offer at the Casitas del Lago which is perfectly positioned to overlook the Vinuela lake. While you are admiring the stunning views of the looming mountains, your children are tackling the essential techniques of mini-golf, cavorting on the trampoline, enjoying the thrill of the swings or the enclosed pools. Included are also an indoor games room with ping-pong and table football. 


Sicily, Italy
If you fancy trying an alternative holiday, why not visit Princely Houses Farm located at the foothills of Mount Etna where there is the principle house surrounded by five cottages accommodating four to eight guests. You will be surrounded by the scent and glory of a garden immersed in citrus, olive and palm trees. The houses all include secluded terraces and gardens and share a vast sun terrace with two oversized pools and an adjoining play section. For the kids, Taormina is only moments away with its cable car to the beach or Parco Avventura Etna, the forested adventure play world.


Where is your favourite destination for families?

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29 comments :

  1. Never considered Turkey as a family holiday (I haven't been) but sounds good for them

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  2. Our family favourite is Orlando! We also love Larnaca, Cyprus, as that's where the majority of my extended family live x

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    1. Cyprus is lovely! Orlando is on the 'to visit' list x

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  3. I loved Salou, Spain because there was the theme park and water park there!

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  4. My friend used to go to Zante every year and loved it

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  5. We went to Sicily last year and LOVED it, it was fab for kids and the weather was glorious! We go to one of the Greek Islands in May and I can't wait - reading this has me all excited now!

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  6. I went to Eastarti Castell Montgri when I first went abroad it was a massive caravan park it was incredible.

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  7. Lovely photos - I would *love* some sun this year, let's hope good old Blighty doesn't let us down as we aren't going anywhere for the 11th year running :(

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  8. A lot of my friends say Sicily is absolutely stunning x

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  9. Orlando is my favourite family friendly destination. In fact not just Orlando but Florida in general. I would love to go to Zante and Sicily.

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  10. Turkey is a fantastic holiday location for families but never been to any of the others

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  11. I have never been to any of those places! I think Malta is a great family destination

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  12. We have not been abroad for many years but my mom has and she said that Turkey was lovely for families.

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  13. Out of those I've been to Zante and it was lovely - my extended family and friends all love Turkey though.

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  14. They all sound fantastic, I think I need a holiday!! xx

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  15. You have some great locations there - just looking at the images make me want to pack our stuff and head on holiday now!!

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  16. see for us we never get to go abroad, having a large family means we cant get one room in a hotel together so it ends up costing a fortune , camping is our ideal holiday trip but i hope one day i can get to travel

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  17. Would love to take them to Italy so my father in law is from there and would be lovely to go

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  18. I really want to get to Greece - it's been a few years since I was last there and it's a gorgeous country!

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  19. Some good ideas there. I really feel like a holiday after reading this now. lol

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  20. I would settle for any of these, they all look lovely!

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  21. Is it wrong I could go on one or all of these tomorrow? .. heavenly!

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  22. I am so in need of a holiday! I have never been to Turkey but love Greece.

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  23. This makes me so excite for my holiday!!

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  24. Some amazing places to stay I can't wait for my holiday x

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  25. Oh Mummy went to Sicily years ago - she says it is beautiful. I would LOVE to go to Orlando ;)

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  26. I'd love to visit turkey. Sounds wonderful

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  27. As we always travel with dogs we need some place we can drive. I would love to visit Turkey again but it is a bit too far out in the car ;-(

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