Just because you have tots in tow, it doesn’t mean that you can’t have an island adventure. Take a look at these family friendly getaways
Thailand - Koh Kood
If you want to win lots of a parenting Brownie points, take your tots to Soneva Kiri. Not only will then be blown away by The Den kids’ club, which is shaped like a giant manta ray and features everything from a music room to a cinema. And then there are the villas, which comes with pools and waterslides. If you can tear your kids away from the hotel, you can explore the island itself and go snorkelling, or visit picturesque mangroves and waterfalls.

PHILIPPINES - Siargao

Head to Siargao and the eco-chic retreat that is Nay Palad Hideaway. It features just nine villas, you pretty much have the place to yourselves. Water babes will love to play in the surf, discover the mangroves and enjoy day trips to the caves. Or enjoy the chef in the kitchen and whip up some dishes together. If you are looking for a relaxing day, you can laze by the pool or watch some of your favourite movies at the open-air cinema.

GREECE - Mykonos

This island hideaway is one that all the family is sure to love. The kids are sure to love the golden beaches. And parents will be delighted that Grace Mykonos also features babysitting services so they can head into town and enjoy some of the island’s famed seafood restaurants.

TANZANIA - Zanzibar

Whether you’re looking for a culture fix or a beach vacation, you’ll find the best of both world’s upon the island of Zanzibar. You can the winding lanes, carved doorways and minarets in Stone Town and then the band of white beaches that run out to the seaweed farms and picturesque reef. Book into Matemwe Lodge that’s set among lush tropical gardens on the edge of a lagoon. Kids will love to explore the coral reef and rock pools at low tide and make a splash in the multilevel swimming pool.

INDONESIA - Nihi Sumba

This island comes with a chocolate factory. Do you need to know anymore? No? Well, Nihi Sumba was voted the world’s best hotel. Okay, we can see that we already had you at chocolate factory. Are you interested in the fact that they have a treehouse? Nope, we still had you at chocolate factory.

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China, Shangahai, traditional Chinese fan dance

From $5,460 pp

Classic China

Chengdu Beijing & Northern China Xian Shanghai & Surrounds China Asia

  • Travel in a sidecar through the hutongs of Beijing

  • Discover the Xi’an Terracotta Warriors

  • See pandas at the Panda Breeding Centre in Chengdu

  • Take in the sights on a walking tour of Shanghai

  • Cycle around the narrow cobbled streets of Suzhou

When to go:

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ideal length 10 nights
Taha aerial view panorama landscape French Polynesia

From $20,700 pp

Luxury Island Hopping in French Polynesia

French Polynesia

  • Witness French Polynesia from a Cessna 208 Caravan amphibian
  • Go on a cultural tour of Taputapuatea and learn about local life with a private guide
  • Experience the mythical lagoon of Bora Bora from a floating lounge
  • Take a scenic flight over Bora Bora and the heart shaped atoll of Tupai
  • Rejuvenate at The Brando, Marlon Brando’s private atoll which is now a stunning beach resort

When to go:

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ideal length 11 nights
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From $6,900 pp

Ultimate South Africa For Families

South Africa Madikwe & the Waterberg Cape Town South African Winelands Africa

  • Enjoy family time together at Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront
  • Go on ‘family-friendly’ wine and chocolate tastings in Winelands
  • Indulge in a traditional South African barbecue in Middlevlei
  • Embark on bug walks, safari tours and horse riding at Ants Nest
  • Spot elephants, leopards, lions, rhinos and African buffalo in Madikwe Game Reserve

When to go:

J F M A M J J A S O N D
ideal length 9 nights
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