When done right, a luxury family holiday can be something you and your family talk about for the rest of your life. If it’s time for you and your crew to take a holiday, look no further!
We’ve gathered all the tips you need to plan your next unforgettable family holiday.
Find the Right Accommodation
Picking the right accommodation for your family’s needs is central to your experience. To make the right choice, ensure your holiday home meets the following requirements:
Find a holiday rental that is appropriate for the number of people coming on the trip. You don’t want to be tripping over each other or cramming into a space that doesn’t give you room to relax.
Where is the house or apartment located? Is it more important to have scenic views from your bedroom window or be in the centre of town? Take your time choosing the ideal location for your luxury family holiday. It’s where your holiday memories will begin!
It’s important to choose a place that is accessible by the type of transportation you plan to use. Visitors to the Gold Coast can often get away with using public transportation.
If you plan to use it, make sure there’s a stop close to where you’ll be staying. You don’t want to be tired from a day of exploring and face a 20-minute walk to your accommodation!
For those hiring a car, make sure your accommodation includes or is close to a safe place to park.
The less you can worry about on your luxury family holiday the better! Look for accommodation offering services that make your stay more luxurious. Your ideal luxury location should offer housekeeping, as well as catering and concierge services.
Not only will a concierge service ensure you arrive to a fully-stocked pantry, they will help you plan your itinerary and make bookings. Having someone local assist you with your holiday and answer any questions will keep you relaxed and worry-free.
What about childcare?
Depending on the age of your children, you may need to find a caretaker to step in when you and your partner want a night out. Instead of stressing out about finding a trustworthy and certified person in the area, find accommodation that have nanny services available
Try Something New
Your luxury family holiday should be an adventure! Wherever you’re planning to go, there’s sure to be lots to explore. Do some research on activities and decide beforehand what you’d like to do.
Your list of things doesn’t have to be long, detailed, or all-encompassing, but it will help you plan ahead. If you know there is a museum or exhibit you’d like to see, try to get tickets before you arrive.
The concierge can help you with this or you can look up other people’s experiences online. When you’re making your list, make sure to include the whole family. Your holiday will go much more smoothly if you work in something for everyone.
If there’s something to see in your location that is out of your comfort zone, it’s probably worth a try. You and your family will have the thrill of the lifetime doing something new together.
If there’s too much to do or disagreements, consider splitting into groups. A luxury family holiday can be a great time for parents or other family members to have one-on-one time with their kids!
Going on a holiday doesn’t mean your body doesn’t need exercise! Try to plan at least one activity that will get your family moving, in a fun way. Instead of hitting the gym, look to see if there are any fun and active activities where you’re going.
Locations near the water have active activities built in. Most water sports are great exercise. Consider surfing lessons or try stand-up paddleboarding!
If you’re not going somewhere near the water, is there a beautiful hike or a historic walking tour you can take? Whatever activity you choose doesn’t need to be intense, as long as it gets your blood moving!
Find the Local Spot
Before you go, do a little research to find a restaurant or a cafe that’s unique where you’re going. It might be that their food is over-the-top delicious or that they make it in an unusual way.
If there’s not a hot spot doing new things where you’re going, make sure to look up a great local cuisine restaurant. Trying out the native foods will teach you about the culture and taste delicious!
Before you go on holiday, ensure your camera is ready to capture the sweet moments. Check the batteries and free up space in your memory cards.
If you’re planning on using your phone and going near water, invest in a waterproof case. It’s worth the assurance that your memories (and personal data) will stay safe!
Near water or not, think about bringing a selfie stick. They make lots of fun photo angles possible and it’s easier than relying on a stranger to get the right shot!
If your kids are too young to have their own devices, buy them disposable cameras. They’ll have a great time playing photographer and be proud to show off the final product when you return.
Have Your Luxury Family Holiday Planned For You
If you want a stress-free holiday and planning process, consider Elite Holiday Homes. We will take care of all the details before you arrive and look after you and your family after the plane lands.
We hope you have a wonderful time, wherever you’re going! Where will your next adventure take you?