Why not take advantage of your kids’ school holidays and extend your vacation by a week or two? Chinese New Year is the perfect opportunity for a family holiday to somewhere new and exciting, somewhere where you can unwind and not worry about the kids too much.

Below are some of our top tips for where to go – we’re primarily thinking hot destinations with plenty of activities for the kids, babysitting services for you to be able to relax at night, some exciting wildlife and sights, and obviously some spa treatment chucked in there for you!

AUSTRALIA – If you want to have a true taste of the wilderness, stunning nature and vivid contrasts, Australia is the place for you. In particular, we suggest a visit to South Australia where you should visit Kangaroo Island (a favourite with the kids!) and Barossa, the food and wine centre of the South.

NEW ZEALAND – There’s something for the whole family in New Zealand. On the South Island, hiking in the Lord of the Rings mountains, heliskiing or white-water rafting down rapids. Or a more cultural and traditional tour of the North island, remote islands to explore and a unique Maori culture to admire and learn about.

PHUKET – With a well-established resort and hotel scene, Phuket caters exceptionally well for families. Only a short flight from most major Asian cities, there are plently of resorts offering superb kids clubs, activities and luxurious accommodation.

LANGKAWI – A truly tropical retreat, you can lounge by the pool and treat yourself to spa goodies whilst the kids can safely take part in kid’s club activities during the day. Our favourite is The Datai with excellent 9am-5pm activities on offer.

PHILIPPINES – Top quality dining options, excellent kids facilities, first-rate spa treatments and your whole family together in one stunning resort – what more could you want over Chinese New Year? The Philippines is bursting with family-orientated resorts, yet they do not hold back on the luxury add-ons for the parents.

SOUTH AFRICA – With some of the best safari parks in the world, fascinating wildlife, endlessly breathtaking scenery and gorgeous beaches, South Africa is the perfect family destination. It is a truly memorable holiday and we recommend combining safari with beach to get the best of both world’s all in one holiday.

Properties for CNY Family Holidays

Fairmont Mayakoba Hotel

Mexico, Yucatan

Located on Playa del Carmen, Fairmont Mayakoba Hotel, Riviera Maya offers a unique experience within four distinct ecosystems: dune, water canals, tropical forests and mangroves. The entire …

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Tierra Atacama

Atacama Desert, Chile

Located in San Pedro in the Atacama Desert, in Chile, this luxury boutique hotel offers spectacular views of Licancabur Volcano. Built on the site of an old cattle coral, Tierra Atacama …

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Cape Grace

Cape Town, South Africa

The Cape Grace is one of the famous classic hotels, set on its own private quay on Cape Town’s vibrant Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, with the yacht marina on the one side, the working ha…

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Phuket & Khao Lak, Thailand

Trisara is a small luxurious resort based on the ultimate in indulgence and private pool villas. All accommodations embrace beautiful seaviews from the private pool decks. Located on the se…

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The Datai

Langkawi, Malaysia

This well-established luxury hotel is a firm favourite of those visiting Langkawi. Set in a secluded bay with crystal clear water and powder white sand, this hotel is the perfect beach retre…

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Palawan, Philippines

The postcard perfect Amanpulo seems to have it all - glistening white sand, balmy turquoise ocean, exclusivity, privacy and ultra-luxurious accommodation all on a peaceful and tropical hidea…

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A Selection of CNY Family Holidays Itineraries

Maldives with Kids


At One&Only Reethi Rah, one of our favourite properties in the Maldives, the island is buzzing with life and energy. With dozens of activities to choose from every day, staff are constan…

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Oman with Kids


Lightfoot Travel specialise in tailor-made itineraries for family holidays, honeymoons and corporate travel around the world. Below is a sample itinerary for a family holiday to Oman, and ca…

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Australia with Kids

Australia, Sydney

Lightfoot Travel specialise in tailor-made itineraries for family holidays, honeymoons and corporate travel around the world. Below is a sample itinerary for a family holiday to Australia, a…

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