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Ever struggle to pick the perfect destination to holiday with your teenagers? With adult-hood swiftly approaching it's so important to cherish your family holidays together. Picking the perfect destination is vital in this process, so we have carefully selected a handful of exclusive locations, which are not only Instagram-worthy, but they’re jam packed with exciting adventures, breath-taking views and palm-dotted beaches…
BY Jessica Dellow
Luxtripper Travel Editor

Check out our top picks for your next luxury family holiday!


Thailand is the ideal location for the whole family to immerse themselves in Asian culture and hop around all of the unique and diverse islands. This alluring country boasts over 3,000 miles of vibrant coastline with a beach to suit every mood. From the bustling nightlife on Koh Phi Phi to the chilled beach bar vibes on Koh Lanta, there is something to please every member of the family.

Head up North to Chiang Mai where you can take part in jungle treks and play with rescued orphaned elephants, then head down south for the idyllic beach life. Stop off in Phuket, situated on the edge of the Andaman Sea, and bask in the sun on the many beautiful beaches on offer. The nightlife here is not to be missed, it sure is wild but it is certainly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Thailand really is a great location to adventure with your family. Combining relaxation, education and culture, it is easy to see why Thailand is a tourist hotspot, and there is no doubt that you will come away from this beautiful country all the more wiser.

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka, a small island fringed by tropical seas, is any beach lover's paradise. This mesmerising country has a wealth of activities’ to suit travellers of all ages. From undisturbed beaches to bustling cities, for such a small island, Sri Lanka really does offer a whole range of things to do. The combination of Indian and European influences throughout Sri Lanka is particularly visible in the architecture, food and art, and despite how small it is, it’s pretty impressive that Sri Lanka is home to eight UNESCO heritage sights!

Visit one of the many national parks to experience the array of wildlife Sri Lanka is home to. From leopards to elephants and over 150 species of birds, you have the opportunity to see how these incredible animals survive in the wild. Visit the Sigiriya Rock Fortress, a magnificent rock citadel that contains the ruins of ancient civilisation. Navigate your way through steep staircases and corners to reach the top, where you can enjoy beautiful panoramic views of the surrounding area.


Taking the family to Bali for a holiday is a great way to introduce life in South East Asia. This mystical island offers families the opportunity to take part in a whole range of exciting activities whilst simultaneously learning about an entirely new culture, as well as tasting all of the delicious food Indonesia has to offer.

Seminyak is home to luxurious hotels and a whole range of shops and interesting restaurants. There are also a couple of must-visit, themed bars located here making it the perfect location for rest and play.

There is no doubt that Ubud is the heart and soul of Bali. With so much to do here, culture is thriving and it gives visitors the opportunity to visit the infamous rice terraces, attend traditional Balinese dances and take a leisurely stroll through the monkey forest.

Costa Rica

Costa Rica is any nature lovers’ haven. Facing out onto two oceans the natural beauty of this country really is outstanding. 32 national parks, 15 wildlife refuges and a number of protected reserves ensure that animal and bird watching is at its ultimate here in Costa Rica.

From mountain biking to white water rafting, Costa Rica has a multitude of activities to entertain every kind of person. The beaches are framed by rich forests and rural landscapes and make for the perfect sunbathing spot. You can try your hand at surfing at the Nicoya Peninsula and taste some of the best food in Costa Rica here too.

Costa Rica’s scenic, meandering roads make for the perfect place to explore by bicycle and a number of tours are available to ensure that this is easy and safe to do so. The quiet, winding lanes offer some of the best views of the country and make a great way to actively explore it.


There is far more to glitzy Dubai than luxurious hotels and huge shopping malls. With the long stretches of perfect beaches, an extensive list of activities and a choice of different theme parks, Dubai offers people of all ages a holiday to remember.

Venture beyond your deluxe resort and discover a variety of activities in Dubai. Sit back and relax on a family desert safari or for something a little more adrenaline-fuelled, take a 4x4 ride over the rolling sand dunes. Take part in an authentic Arabian experience with a camel ride across the desert and go and see the world’s largest fountain, which lights up by night. Switch it up and visit the world’s largest indoor snow park, Ski Dubai. Finally, if you’re feeling extra brave, sky-dive over the Palm Jeremiah and take in the incredible sights below you.


There is no better place to create an album of memories with your family than in Mexico. This interesting country is made up of long stretches of unspoiled beaches and azure blue waters. Mexico boasts a range of top-end, all-inclusive resorts to stay at and aside from the accommodation, there’s more than enough to keep everybody busy morning until night.

Discover the depths of Cancun and Yucatán or simply relax along the coastline of the Riviera Maya. Wherever you decide to go and whatever you decide to do, Mexico is the place to be.

Famed for its historic, archaeological sites, Mexico offers one of the best places to visit archaic ruins. Stroll around the Chicén Itzá and have lunch in the quaint city of Valladolid. Taste all of the local foods and swim in some of Mexico’s most pristine waters in Yucatán or visit the Rio Secreto Underground River in Cancun. There are so many activities and sights in Mexico and the combination of culture, relaxation and fun makes it the ideal family holiday hot spot.


Hawaii: A palm-lined slice of paradise made up of exclusive islands in the middle of the Pacific. Tropical rainforests, crystal lagoons and peaceful waterfalls make this unique archipelago so special. Hawaii really is a location where the possibilities for relaxation and voyage are seemingly endless.

Learn to surf in the South Shore or go humpback whale watching in the shores of Maui; the best time to see these majestic creatures is between January and March, where they have migrated to mate, give birth and nurse their offspring.

Take a helicopter ride down the scenic coast of Napali. Sample all of the amazing restaurants in Waikiki; this popular tourist hot spot is famous for its beautiful beaches and International Market Place. For something more chilled you can zen out at one of the many wellness retreats in Maui.

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