Our travel experts are here to guide you with helpful hints and tips to an effortless family trip in a post-covid world.
The thought of navigating foreign travel is now overwhelming for some, yet it tops the wishlist of many families for 2022. In a world of changing travel requirements and varying rules across the globe, it’s no wonder that so many are choosing to partner with a travel agent – letting them take care of all the details, whilst they look forward to their dream trip.
Where is best to visit with children right now?
One area that families have come up against until now has been the vaccination requirements of younger children. But with many destinations now accepting families irrespective of a child’s vaccination status, a multitude of seamless options are available, including all those in our hit list below.
Ikos Andalusia hotel, Malaga
Any top tips for families getting back to travel in 2022?
We’re seeing a lot of pent-up demand so it’s never been more important to plan ahead to get exactly what you want on budget. Speaking to an expert can help you narrow down your perfect options quickly, without the endless research.
We also recommend checking your passports now to avoid any surprises. Having now left the EU, most countries do require a minimum of six months validity before expiry, excluding any extra months added when you last renewed.
A family holiday that’s perfect for us and the kids – does it exist?
Gone are the days of having to compromise to keep your children entertained! You’ll be amazing at the family options available offering the best level in luxury and service – from kids’ clubs and watersports to adults only pools and serene spas. It’s easy to strike the perfect balance.
For real quality time and the freedom to go at your own pace, villas are a brilliant option. You don’t need to miss out on luxury touches though – there are always personal chefs or exclusive excursions available should you like.
Our Top Family Picks:
Elounda Beach, Crete
Best for: Watersports, local historical sites and stunning views.
Martinhal Beach, Sagres, Portugal
Best for: Beach lovers, easy town access and baby concierge alongside endless children’s activities.
Ikos Andalusia, Spain
Best for: Exceptional all-inclusive facilities, contemporary design and even a complimentary Mini so you can explore!
Borgo Ignazia, Puglia, Italy
Best for: Authentic Italian experiences complete with spa, golf and extensive activities for kids.
Family Hotel Amarin, Rovinj, Croatia
Best for: Families who want the best of both worlds – culture and pretty towns meet the ultimate in children’s entertainment.
Elounda Beach, Crete
Your questions answered
We asked you for your burning questions when it comes to travel this year – here’s our manager, Katherine Scott, with her expert advice for Suzanne, who asked this question on Facebook.
“Which is the best family resort in the Maldives and is it better to see a few islands in one trip?”
“Unlike the island-hopping haven of Seychelles, an unforgettable trip to Maldives is best forged by selecting one perfect island. One of our favourites for a family focus is Amilla Fushi, which has fabulous activities for both children and teens – from mini marine biologist courses and mini zumba, to laughing yoga and aerial hoop workshops! For the adults, it’s hit after hit too with everything from snorkelling safaris to sunset cruises.
Another family gem is Soneva Fushi, which boasts the largest kids zone in the Maldives – The Den – including 2 pools, a pirate ship, library, music room, cinema and Lego room. Activity options are endless for all the family, including a secret jungle dinner, astronomy dinner cruise or even a glass-blowing course! Needless to say – any stay in the Maldives is a perfect retreat for those looking to truly unwind in nature.”
Ready to book your Summer family holiday for this year? To find out more about the destinations featured, or to book an appointment, get in touch.