There’s no such thing as a typical family, so why should there be a typical family holiday? When your children are small there may be nothing better than a staffed private villa in southern Europe or a fully-equipped resort in Mauritius, where Mum and Dad can spend some much-needed time together while the little ones are looked after in an excellent Kids’ Club. For slightly older children we can recommend family-friendly African safari lodges where bedrooms are interconnecting and game drives are designed with shorter attention spans in mind. 

Spring and autumn half term holidays are well-timed for a holiday in the Arabian Peninsula where adventure awaits in the form of desert camping, camel riding and Red Sea diving and snorkelling. For longer trips and a dash of the exotic, combine temple viewing with thrilling zip-lining at Angkor in Cambodia or head to Nihiwatu, on Sumba Island in Indonesia, a surfing mecca immersed in traditional Sumbanese culture with riding, massages and spearfishing to boot.

See below for family holiday inspiration or contact our specialists to discuss in detail.

Best Family Villas

Manoir des Sources

9 Bedrooms - Sleeps 16
from £ 6,109 | $ 8,641
Per Week
swimming pool at Manoir de Sources, South West France St.Aubin de Cadelech, South West France, France

Situated in the South-West of France, the Dordogne area is a region rich of vineyards, picturesque villages, poetic landscapes and markets full of the area's renowned gourmet treasures.

Villa San Barberino

5 Bedrooms - Sleeps 10
from £ 7,007 | $ 9,375
Per Week
Gambassi Terme, Tuscany, Italy

Summer days are perfect sitting by the infinity pool, overlooking vineyards and olive groves between the hilltop ramparts of Volterra and the towers of San Gimignano.

Binicalaf

10 Bedrooms - Sleeps 18
from £ 15,227 | $ 20,963
Per Week
Exteriors of Binicalaf, Menorca Son Vitamina, Menorca, Spain

The villa chef produces excellent local dishes with an accommodating, flexible approach with the team cited as the main reason visitors return to this exceptional Menorcan estate year on year.

Villa Poligono

7 Bedrooms - Sleeps 12
from £ 12,790 | $ 17,110
Per Week
Swimming pool of Villa Poligono, Mallorca Pollensa, Mallorca, Spain

Awakening only to the bells jingling on the necks of local sheep, this feels miles from civilisation. Villa Poligono's mountain backdrop feel offers a bona fide villa retreat, with beaches, restaurants and bars close by.

Best Family Itineraries

South Africa Family Holiday

13 Days
from £3,195
per person
Riding at Grootbos South Africa
A wonderful family holiday that includes penguin-spotting on the beaches around Cape Town, whale and Great White Shark watching at Walker Bay and an incredible safari in the Kwandwe Private Game Reserve.

A Family Adventure in Marrakech

8 Days
from £2,348
per person
Aerial view of Djemaa-El-Fna in Marrakesh Morocco
A great family adventure combining walking in the Atlas Mountains and 4x4 off-road route back. From quad bike exploration of the Agafay Desert to camels riding into your private desert camp.

Family Adventures in Oman

9 Days
from £2,275
per person
Children running down the dunes in Oman Oman
A fun-filled 4x4 odyssey through the glorious Sultanate of Oman from the sparkling coast, to wadi-riven mountains, through the rolling desert sands to turtle-hatching beaches.

For Surfers and Soul Seekers

8 Days
from £2,560
per person
surfer at Nihiwatu, Indonesia Indonesia
Luxuriate in a thatched villa overlooking wild beach and surf at Nihiwatu on the island of Sumba - an extraordinary resort in the archipelago of the extraordinary.

Best Hotels for Families

Costa Navarino

££££
Swimming pool with pool house of Costa Navarino, Greece Greece

Two fine resorts with enough activities to overwhelm the most active of families. There are three golf courses, a racquet sports academy, PADI diving centre, water park, kid's clubs, cinema, water sports and spa.

LUX Maldives

£££
Double bedroom of a prestige water villa at LUX Maldives Maldives

Located on the beautiful Dhidhoofinolhu island in the South Ari Atoll, LUX* Maldives offers excellent diving and dining, as well as a relaxed atmosphere with plenty to do for families.

Paws Up Ranch

££££
Children playing in the field of Paws Up Ranch, USA USA

Ride Montana's undulating landscape, herd cattle and feast like a king in the central dining hall. Paws Up is the ultimate family ranch experience with beautiful lodges and camps.

horse riding in river near Clayoquot Wilderness Resort, canada Canada

With a family-friendly ethos and endless possibilities, Clayoquot is one of the West Coast's premier wilderness retreats combining beautiful accommodation with endless outdoor activities.

  • "The family had the most wonderful time. They thought the villa and island were breathtaking. Thank you for organising it all and we look forward to being in touch again for another booking."

    T.M.S - Mustique Villa
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