17 May 2019
From water parks to wildlife-spotting, summer is often a time for your biggest holiday of the year as a clan, and as such requires careful consideration – whether you travel to a classic destination in the Med or venture further afield. Whichever you choose, we’ve showcased some of our favourite family-friendly destinations, hotels and resorts, and cruises to inspire you this summer.
Part of a growing group of nearly 50 hotels in operation or in the pipeline around the globe, Hard Rock’s all-inclusive resorts are utterly unique, blending poolside relaxation with a party mood and cool kids’ clubs that vary by resort but include the likes of pool parties, talent contests, Battles of the Bands, dance lessons and yoga. Meanwhile, all guests aged 12 and over are welcomed to the Music Lab with its expert instruction and accelerated stage training – jam with a band, learn to DJ and play live on stage, star in a music video and cut a track in a recording studio.
Nestled in a lovely hilltop setting with glorious Mediterranean views in Paphos, Cyprus, this award-winning resort offers an extensive range of first-class holiday Villas and Apartments, a PGA National 18-hole championship Golf Course & Golf Academy, the Greco-Roman award-winning Retreat Spa, the Aphrodite Hills Tennis Academy with 9 tennis courts, a Horse Riding Club, a seasonal exclusive beach, nature and bike trails and a variety of bars and restaurants offering a varied selection of international cuisine – all located in on the Aphrodite Hills Resort.
“Sat on the south-west coast of Cyprus, the beautiful five-star resort of Aphrodite Hills is, according to Greek mythology, the place where Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love, rose out of the sea. With the rolling countryside and the stunning views out to sea, it's easy to get lost in the mythology.”
Lucy, Travel Counsellor
The five-star resort also boasts an array of leisure and entertainment options with privileged access to the world-class Santiburi Samui Country Club’s 18-hole championship golf course. Santiburi Koh Samui caters families and romantics with a taste for every premium imaginable; distinctive culinary highlights, an excellent spa, a Kid’s Activity Centre, and eco-friendly watersports, such as kayaking, snorkeling and sailing.
With a crèche, kids club & teenager clubs, children of all ages will love the activities on offer. New for 2019 is ‘The Core’ – an open-air strolling area with an open-air cinema, contemporary pop up gourmet street food restaurants, art installations and activity corners, making the Domes of Elounda an even more appealing resort for the entire family.
If family are your summer holiday inspiration, get in touch with your Travel Counsellor to book your flight and take advantage of a range of exclusive benefits including full financial protection and a 24-hour duty office ready to assist you before, during and after your trip.