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Best Destinations for Families: How to Choose Your Next Escape 


Whether you're looking for a flop-and-drop, endless thrills or all-inclusive indulgence, these destinations are the best in the world for family escapes.

Planning your next family escape? Whether you're after somewhere tried and tested or looking for somewhere new to uncover, you simply can't go past these ultimate family friendly destinations. These tick all the boxes when it comes to keeping every generation happy, whether you're a young family, a multi-age group or reconnecting as adults.

Indulge in all-inclusive luxury in Thailand, make use of Fiji's famed nanny services and kids' clubs, keep it local with an Australian road trip or discover unmatched beachfront resorts in Hawaii and Bali for the best family fun on the map.

Ready to escape? Browse our family stays and experiences here.

Great for all-inclusive escapes: Thailand  

Palm trees, pools and all-inclusive indulgence: it's Pullman Khao Lak Resort.

If you’re a family with grown-up kids, leave the decision-making at the door when you arrive at Thailand’s Pullman Khao Lak Resort. Stepping into this beachfront oasis is like nothing else. In true Pullman style, every need of the family is catered for, while the incredible all-inclusive package leaves everyone happy and beyond satisfied. Think unlimited free-flowing drinks, all-you-can-eat buffets around the clock and of course, some of the most spectacular beaches right at your doorstep.   

Great for endless activities: Singapore   

Let Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa be your oasis in the city.

Sentosa Island is absolutely bursting at the seams with things to do: from the S.E.A. Aquarium to Universal Studios Singapore, there are countless experiences to delight all ages. Family fun in the sun has never looked better than with a trip to Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa, where breakfast, dinner and evening cocktails are taken care of. Your biggest decision will be whether you spend the day together as a family lounging by the glistening resort pool, split up for some much-needed spa pampering, or if a trip to the nearby UNESCO World Heritage-listed Botanic Gardens is on the cards.

Great for beachside fun: Bali  

Bali's a favourite with families for good reason.

Barefoot luxury for the entire family is Bali’s bread and butter with its phenomenal beaches, out-of-this-world snorkelling, top-tier surfing and dreamy resorts – look no further for the ultimate family island escape. For an elegant beachfront stay in a trendy neighbourhood, Pullman Bali Legian Beach is an easy choice. This boutique resort invites kiddies to stay and eat for free and has the perfect kids' club to keep them entertained while parents take a well-deserved break by the rooftop infinity pool. For a more secluded retreat, the selection of Balinese villas at Peppers Seminyak will have you congregating around your private pool for hours of fun in the sun.

Great for discovering your own backyard: Australia   

Uncover a UNESCO World Heritage-listed island paradise at Kingfisher Bay Resort.

There’s no need to break the bank when booking your next escape, especially when we have some of the most breathtaking destinations in our backyard. Victoria is home to picture-perfect coastlines best discovered on a road trip along the Great Ocean Road on your way to The Sands Torquay, where laidback luxury welcomes the whole family. Head down the sun-kissed New South Wales seaside for a home-away-from-home retreat at The Beach Cabarita, keeping all the familiar comforts in mind while exploring paradise. Kingfisher Bay Resort is the dream Queensland escape for the entire crew to uncover the natural wonders of this secluded island set among ancient rainforest. Of course, family-friendly holidays don't come much better than at the world-famous Sea World Resort, Gold Coast, with its prime perch next to Sea World, as well as close proximity to Warner Bros. Movie World, Wet'n'Wild and Paradise Country.

Great for kids’ clubs: Fiji   

The heavenly Malolo Island Resort.

Kids’ clubs galore await in Fiji’s resort world, where families are welcomed with open arms and encouraged to entrust the expertise of exceptional nanny services while parents unwind in paradise. Fabulous for little ones and parents alike, Malolo Island Resort is a tropical haven entirely owned by a local Fijian family, who showcase the art of an exceptional kids’ club. Caregivers can indulge in rare moments of seclusion lounging poolside with a cocktail in hand, walking the pristine island beaches or reconnecting with a romantic private beach dinner all while the kids are entertained.   

Great for natural attractions: Hawaii  

Hawaii welcomes families with open arms.

Reminiscent of a bygone, dinosaur-ruled world, Hawaii is a wonderous treasure beloved by all generations, from children looking in wide-eyed wonder at the volcanic landscapes to plentiful golf, hiking and dining for older visitors. Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort is not only located on one of the world’s most well-known beaches, but it also overlooks the ancient Diamond Head volcano and is only 30 minutes from the enchanting Manoa Falls. Little ones’ minds will run wild in the otherworldly landscape and they'll create memories that will last a lifetime.   

Great for value: Vietnam  

Will Vietnam's cities or beaches tempt you? Pictured: An Lam Retreats Ninh Van Bay.

Combining beachfront luxury with jungle wonder and culture, Vietnam is a fantastic destination for families of any size. From secluded beachfront resorts to cosmopolitan city breaks and riverbank retreats, this is the place to book. An Lam Retreats Saigon River is a tranquil oasis just 25 minutes from Ho Chi Minh City with luxury pool villas to keep the kids entertained, while An Lam Retreats Ninh Van Bay resort is perfect for the flop-and-drop escape. Here, the spacious beachfront villas provide the ultimate playground for the kids and a sanctuary for parents.    

Great for once-in-a-lifetime memories: UK  

History, art, culture, entertainment: London's a treasure trove of experiences for families.

Engulfed in history and culture, London is a city every family should experience together at least once, with a luxurious hotel stay to boot. Whether it be the launchpad to a European vacation or the bucket-list escape – take up occupancy at the Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square’s three-bedroom suite for a lavish home-away-from-home experience. Rich in fine dining, entertainment and royalty, there is no age limit to enjoy London.  

Feature image: Malolo Island Resort, Fiji.

Ready to escape? Browse our family stays and experiences here.

Looking for more inspiration? Check out Bali with Kids: 7 Experiences to Keep the Whole Family Entertained and 6 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do At Sea World Resort, Gold Coast.

About Georgia Pearce
Getaway guru Georgia is the go-to girl for uncovering the most fabulous travel destinations! From sandy-white beaches to snow-capped mountains, and everything in between she takes it upon herself to explore, experience and share every aspect of the adventure.

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