Published: 18 March 2014
Many families find that taking a holiday together is always a fun and rewarding experience. There are many destinations around the world suitable for a great family holiday.
It can be hard to get everyone to agree on just one, or at the same time you may find yourselves spoilt for choice and struggling to narrow down the options. At present, there are a few destinations that really stand out as places for the whole family to have fun. Here's our top three family holiday destinations.
Anantara Si Kao, Thailand
Thailand is an increasingly popular holiday destination, with more and more people discovering its delights in recent years. Many families discount long-haul or exotic locations with having children, but the Anantara Si Kao in Thailand can offer so much more than your conventional family holiday.
For families visiting this wonderful country, Anantara Si Kao is one of the best resorts to choose and provides a truly memorable experience that children will never forget. It offers a range of facilities for both adults and children, and has access to a beautiful private beach that all ages can enjoy. There are also sights to see that will "wow" kids and adults alike, such as the local Dugong population. There is a kids club for children aged 4-12, with facilities such as a spa with a full range of treatments for adults to enjoy while the young ones are busy. The resort also offers a range of activities, many free, and a range of exciting options for exploring the surrounding area.
Sani Resort, Greece
Sani Resort is one of the best family destinations in Greece for children and adults alike. Like many Greek resorts, it offers an inviting combination of warm weather and beautiful Mediterranean beaches. This alone is a great asset for a family holiday, as a sunny beach is ready-made entertainment for all ages. However, Sani stands out from most other Greek resorts when it comes to catering for families, as it offers the perfect blend of activities and facilities for both adults and children. A kids club for children as young as four months and as old as seventeen years provides a range of activities, while a selection of accommodation types, great dining options (especially in the Marina) and activities will ensure you can piece together a holiday that is perfect for the whole family. In many ways, the Sani Resort offers you the type of holiday you always dreamed of - but never thought was possible with having to cater for children.
Grande Real Santa Eulalia Resort & Hotel Spa, Portugal
Like Greece, Portugal offers families the ready-made advantage of plentiful beaches and wonderful weather. The Grande Real Santa Eulalia Resort & Hotel Spa, in particular, provides a laid-back holiday atmosphere within luxury surroundings, which represents excellent value for money. It has direct, easy access to a wonderful beach, and a range of child-friendly facilities. These include a kids club (which is free) and a choice of four heated swimming pools – one filled with salt water. Other facilities on offer include tennis courts with artificial grass, a wide choice of spa treatments and fitness facilities, and a selection of Portuguese and international dining options. There is also the Zoo Marine Park and Watersplash Park close to the resort, with excursions that can be organised by the Hotel.