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Top Destinations for Families

Knowing which destination to pick for an unforgettable family holiday can certainly feel overwhelming. From Asia to Africa, we've selected the top ten destinations for families, whether you’re looking for a relaxing beach holiday, an immersive cultural discovery, or a wildlife adventure.
BY Alicia Causton
Luxtripper Travel Editor

Unsure where to go for your next family holiday? Check out our family destinations and feel inspired for your next luxury adventure. 


Best Time to Visit: July - September
Where to Stay: Sand River Masai Mara By Elewana

For any family looking to experience an enthralling African safari then look no further than Kenya. The Masai Mara is one of Africa’s most famous national reserves, home to an abundance of wildlife, including the “Big Five”. Staying in luxury safari tents, you can embark on daily game drives, spotting animals such as elephants, zebras, and giraffes. End your trip with a stay on Kenya’s tropical coastline, relaxing on the beach and enjoying a variety of watersports.  

The Maldives 

Best Time to Visit: December - April 
Where to Stay: Kandima Maldives

The Maldives is the ideal destination for families looking for ultimate privacy, time on the beach and luxury accommodation. With a huge variety of water sports to try out including snorkelling, kayaking, and stand-up paddle boarding, as well as all-inclusive dining plans and dedicated kids’ facilities, there is plenty to do to keep the whole family entertained.


Best Time to Visit: June - September
Where to Stay: Clayoquot Wilderness Resort

Western Canada is calling out to adventure-loving families looking for spectacular landscapes, outdoor activities, and incredible wildlife. Head into the Canadian Rockies where you and your family can go hiking in Banff National Park, kayaking on Lake Louise, and explore the forests around Emerald Lake. Alternatively, take a trip to Pacific Rim National Park where you’ll have the opportunity to go on both bear and whale-watching cruises, sighting these impressive creatures in their natural habitat. 


Best Time to Visit: May - August
Where to Stay: Conrad Bali

Known for its lush rainforests, rich culture, and golden beaches, Bali is a destination well worth visiting for an exotic family holiday. Begin in Ubud where you can visit ancient temples, rice fields, and the Monkey Forest Sanctuary before heading to Seminyak at the southern end of Bali; with its many luxury hotels and spas, beautiful beaches and perfect surfing conditions, adults and children of all ages will have plenty of options for entertainment.

Sri Lanka

Best Time to Visit: December - April 
Where to Stay:
Chena Huts by Uga Escapes

A great destination for experiential family holidays, Sri Lanka offers many thrilling excursions and activities that are perfect for children of all ages to enjoy. From safaris in Yala National Park to tours of the Cultural Triangle, these enriching experiences enable the whole family to connect and explore new places together, making for a fun and enthralling holiday. 


Best Time to Visit: October - December 
Where to Stay: Heritage Awali Golf and Spa Resort  

With a selection of luxury family-friendly resorts, Mauritius is now one of the most popular Indian Ocean destinations for families, offering an extensive range of child-friendly activities and excursions, from kayaking to snorkelling. With most resorts providing facilities tailor-made to families, such as kids' clubs with great entertainment for children of all ages, Mauritius is the ideal place for families to enjoy warm, sunny weather and relax on the beach. 


Best Time to Visit: March - September 
Where to Stay: The Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua

Hawaii, with its many beautiful beaches, waterfalls, and hiking trails, is the perfect place to go for a tropical adventure with the family. Go island hopping and visit Oahu, known for the world-famous Waikiki Beach, explore the ‘Garden Isle’ of Kauai with its expansive rainforest, and discover cascading waterfalls in the many national parks of Maui.   


Best Time to Visit: November - April 
Where to Stay: Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket

From the countless night markets and tasteful food loving capital of Bangkok to the beautiful exotic beaches of Phuket and the historical temples of Chiang Mai, there is plenty to see and do on a family holiday in Thailand. Choose to go on a cultural tour and visit some of the country’s most spectacular temples or spend your time in a family-friendly five-star resort on the beach.  


Best Time to Visit: November - February
Where to Stay: Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf

Dubai's relatively short flight time of 7 hours makes this an ideal destination for families looking to enjoy some warm weather whilst not travelling too far from home. With an abundance of family-friendly resorts with their own dedicated children's facilities, there is also plenty to do outside the resort, whether it’s visiting the renowned Wild Wadi Waterpark, enjoying watersports on Jumeirah Beach, or exploring the vast Dubai Mall.  


Best Time to Visit: December - April
Where to Stay:
Carlisle Bay

Escape to the Caribbean and discover the beauty of Antigua, with its endless white-sand beaches, luxury resorts, and aromatic cuisine. The whole family will enjoy soaking up the warm weather and relaxing on the beach, as well as enjoying a whole range of activities from zip line tours and hiking to snorkelling and kayaking.  

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Heritage Awali Golf and Spa Resort
Indian Ocean, Mauritius
Ideal for families and couple alike, Heritage Awali Golf & Spa Resort is a luxury beachfront escape set along Mauritius’ stunning southwestern corner, offering one of the very best all-inclusive experiences across the island. Each of the accommodations features a
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Conrad Bali
Indonesia, Indonesia
Along the southern coast of Bali on the beachfront at Nusa Dua, step into the vast vaulted-ceiling lobby which looks out over the Indian Ocean, and you are immediately transported to an arena of comfort, peace and luxury at the
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Chena Huts by Uga Escapes
Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka
Chena Huts sits within the dunes and trees of Sri Lanka’s deep south, overlooking both the pristine beach where sea turtles lay their eggs on one side and the lush jungle on the other, offering its guests a rare opportunity
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