Whether you’re looking for a quiet trip away or an action-packed adventure, we’ve found the ultimate hotels for your family holiday
The One With A Cinema: Soneva Kiri, Koh Kood, Thailand

Set in a jungle paradise, Soneva Kiri is the perfect destination for families. While the parents are sure to fall in love with the pool, kids are sure to fall in love with The Den, a giant bamboo kids club shaped like a manta ray. Tots can play here until their heart’s content or join the hotel staff on a treasure hunt around the island. When the is drawing to an end, the whole family can then kick back at the outdoor Cinema Paradiso before nipping to the ice-cream parlour for dessert.

The One That’s A Treehouse: Treehotel, Swedish Lapland, Sweden

Staying in a treehouse is a childhood dream made possible with Treehotel. Deep in the Swedish Lapland, nestled among the tree tops you will find Treehotel’s seven treehouses. Each house has its own theme, so whether you want to stay in a bird’s nest or UFO, Treehotel has it all. Then after a peaceful night’s sleep, an exciting dog-sleigh ride will wake the family up in time for an exciting moose-spotting adventure.

The One With Giraffes: Giraffe Manor, Nairobi, Kenya

Eating breakfast with giraffes is the ultimate way to start the day. But feeding and bathing baby elephants is hard to beat too… Though either way, both are possible at the Giraffe Manor in Nairobi, Kenya. Set in 12 acres of private land, Giraffe Manor provides the perfect place for children to get up close and personal with the wildlife in Kenya.

The One On A Private Island: Laucala Island Resort, Laucala, Fiji

Waking up to the sound of crashing waves and seeing the bright turquoise sea from your villa is a perfect way to start the day on a relaxing family holiday. With stunning white sandy beaches and quad bikes tours of the island, you’ll never hear “I’m bored” again. The Kids Club offers unique and educational activities such as being a chef for the day, and learning the ropes of the kitchen. But if you prefer to be out on the South Pacific Ocean, the resort’s in-house water sport centre offers jet skiing, kite surfing, kayaking and much more.

Suggested Itineraries
Lavender field in Provence France

From £2,940 pp

Beauty of Provence

Provence

  • Stroll through the picturesque village of Saint-Paul-de-Vence

  • Visit the Maeght Foundation with its collections of paintings, drawings and sculptures

  • Relax on one of France’s most famed beaches in St Tropez

  • Wander the International Perfume Museum and gardens of Grasse

  • Discover Palace of the Popes, one of the largest Gothic monuments in the world

When to go:

J F M A M J J A S O N D
ideal length 7 nights
Panorama of the tea plantations at sunset - Sri Pada peak in the background

From £6,660 pp

Classic Sri Lanka

Colombo Hill Country Cultural Triangle Sri Lankan Safaris Galle Fort Sri Lanka Indian Subcontinent

  • See the ancient city of Anuradhapura and the Sigiriya Rock Fortress in the Cultural Triangle
  • Head on a safari searching for elephants, black bears, monkeys, and the elusive Sri Lankan leopard
  • Visit a working tea plantation in the heart of the Hill Country
  • Unwind on the beaches of the south-coast
  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage site of Galle Fort

When to go:

J F M A M J J A S O N D
ideal length 15 nights
The Louvre museum pyramid at sunset in Paris, France,

From £2,760 pp

Family Adventures in France

Paris

  • Visit three of the Loire Valley’s most beautiful castles: Chateau Chambord, Chateau d’Amboise and Chateau Chenonceau
  • Enjoy dinner at Chateau d’Amboise
  • Explore the UNESCO-listed site of Mont Saint-Michel
  • Discover Monet’s home in Giverny and visit the Impressionist Museum
  • Cruise along the River Seine, Paris, on a private yacht

When to go:

J F M A M J J A S O N D
ideal length 9 nights
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Wat Arun Buddhist Temple in bangkok Thailand. Yai district of Bangkok, Thailand landmark

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