Family vacations don’t have to be just about the kids – mom and dad need to spread their wings, too! Rather than spending those carefully calculated and synchronised vacation days at a theme park or a zoo, bring the whole family on a stylish getaway to some of the world’s most luxurious resorts. More and more properties are offering experiences revolving around families, from engaging children’s programming to exciting and unique adventures the entire family can come together and enjoy. Consider some of these destinations and properties when you’re planning your next multi generational holiday to spend some quality time together. Grab the kids and bring the grandparents – and build memories to last a lifetime at these impressive spots.
WHERE TO GO: BAHAMAS
There’s nothing better than a beach vacation for the ultimate in relaxation. But there’s a lot more to the Bahamas than just soft white sand and sparkling turquoise waters. At this island paradise, your family can enjoy nature tours, afternoons on horseback, make friends with marine life, and explore some of the interesting sites scattered around the island.
At the Bahamian Heritage Centre, kids can learn more about the island’s culture while grandparents can reconnect with their own histories, browsing through some of the centuries-old artefacts on display. Stingray City gives everyone the chance to experience a first-hand encounter with rays – swimming, snorkelling, feeding, and more amongst these gentle giants. Or, get active at the Lucayan National Park with a kayak journey through an inland reef and a guided walk through the park’s caves.
WHERE TO STAY: ONE&ONLY OCEAN CLUB BAHAMAS
Inspired by the intricate gardens of Versailles, this beautiful estate has a rich history dating back to the 1930s. Today, the European-style property offers abundant entertainment for the whole family – diving, snorkelling, tennis, golf, and even complimentary bicycles for a little island exploration – and One&Only’s family package allows parents to customise the perfect multi-generational holiday.
© This article was first published in Aug-Sept 2017 edition of World Travel Magazine.