Family vacations are memories made together, which last for a lifetime along with a bunch of photographs to reminisce about the happy days. Also, it is an excellent way to relax, rejuvenate and rekindle connections with your family.
Little breaks such as a trip to the nearest beach or soccer game is certainly a good way to spend leisure time with family, but visiting some exotic destinations is way more appealing and fun!
Today almost everyone is looking forward to spend some quality time with their family and share their passion for travelling. If you share the same enthusiasm, then we must tell you that you’ve landed in the right place.
This article will take you through some of the most exhilarating travel destinations, which you can look forward to for a perfect family getaway.
Abaco Island, Bahamas
Nassau is a famous holiday destination for family vacation and chances are you’ve either been there or at least heard about it. Well, if that is the case we’d advice you take the road less travelled instead of Nassau and explore the Out Islands of the Bahamas. It has around 700 islands and more than 2000 cays. Abaco Island is probably the best way to experience the real Bahamian way of living.
This island has a lot to offer in terms of endless water activities. So, do not forget to pack extra swimsuits considering all the swimming, boating, snorkelling and paddle boarding you will be doing in the clear shallow waters.
You could spend your leisure time island-hopping and even visit the Green Turtle Cay, as it offers plenty of shelling, which you’d definitely not want to miss! Do not miss the opportunity to learn the exciting history at the colonial settlement of New Plymouth. The Pig roast at Nipper’s Beach Bar & Grill in Great Guana Cay is renowned for being a Sunday afternoon tradition for tourists that cannot be missed.
Your kids can participate in the Abaco Beach Resort’s “Bahama Buddies” program, which will allow them to engage with local children. They can spend their day building sandcastles, learn how to catch and cook fish, make island crafts, crack coconuts and nurture their friendship with the other kids. Suitable accommodations are available for all types of family sizes, such as oceanfront rooms with two beds and one-bedroom suites with a pullout sofa.
The jaw dropping landscapes and larger than life glaciers of Alaska is what makes it a must-visit bucket-list destination for everyone. The humpback whales, lions and polar bears present a spectacular view complementing the abundant sea. Alaska has a lot to offer to its visitors from the beautiful scenic landscape to on board activities.
One of the best things about Alaska is that it is a place suitable for every age range and the mix of family-friendly onboard activities promises to keep everyone entertained. The water and land based tours will include exploring the last Frontier. Kayaking alongside a steep fjord in Alaska is the perfect way to bond with your family.
Kayaking, zip-lining and surfing are few of the many adventurous activities found in Costa Rica. The opportunity to see fascinating wildlife, such as sloths and monkeys are a bonus point. It is an absolute paradise for bird lovers; and if you and your family fancy bird watching, then Costa Rica is a place that should top your list.
What makes Costa Rica an even more attractive option is the fact that this exotic destination does not break your budget. Mountain biking, quad biking, zip-lining and white water rafting are some Go-Pro worthy action for those who love to capture their travelling experience. If this sounds too extreme for your family, then stick to the three hour walk across hanging garden bridges high in canopies or glide 3,200 feet above the rainforest in the Sky Tram. Lastly, you can relax and take a break from the hot central Americana sun in a spa while kids can enjoy the water slides and pool.
The fun does not end there! Do not miss out on the beauty, which is known as La Fotuna. At the foot of the Arenal volcano you will find variety of lodging options with springs and natural pools on the property. Costa Rica definitely knows how to present the balance between adventure and relaxation.
Hawaii is a famous holiday destination not only for families, but also for couples. Waikiki- Oahu’s iconic resort area has nearly 3 million visitors every year. Hawaii definitely has a lot to boast about with the best beaches, numerous water sports dining and shopping options that pleases the soul. Attractions like zoo and aquarium also promise a time well spent not just for the kids, but the adults too.
The Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort complex sits with pride on 22 acres of land. It is set in the widest strip of beach in Waikiki and is known to be the Mecca of family entertainment. Swimming, surfing, snorkelling and paddle board are activities available at the hotel, which make for a pleasant fun time for group outings. Beachfront lagoon with salt water minus the big waves is what makes it ideal for the little ones.
Enjoy your family holiday by experiencing the traditional cuisine, Polynesian dancing music and watching fire dancers who put on a show you might never forget. When you are in Hawaii, visit the turtle canyon and descend 100 feet in an Atlantis Submarine to see reefs, sunken boats and planes. We are sure you will feel like you are accompanying little Nemo on an adventure when looking at sharks, turtles and fishes that swim past you.
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
We are sure you must have seen people swimming with rays at Stingray city in tourism advertisements. Well, that can definitely be on your list of exhilarating family trip destination. The Cayman Island caters to those seeking endless beach time. Grand Cayman, Little Cayman and Cayman Brac are appeal to those who are in search of history and culture. Visit Cayman Islands with family and friends to enjoy and experience the Caribbean vibes.
The main island of Grand Cayman has back to back flights from several major hubs, which makes the travel much easier. When in Stingray City touching, feeding and snorkelling with giant stingrays is a must do excursion for kids. This will definitely be the story they will not mind recounting to their friends. The availability of two to three bedroom units with a full kitchen and an access to a large pool and Seven Mile Beach makes this trip affordable.
Tourists visit Little Cayman and Cayman Brac to get entertained by the divers and snorkelers while exploring the abundant sea life surrounding these two islands. Reef divers manage to lure all the newcomers and seasoned divers on the Little Cayman. On the other hand, Cayman Brac is perfect for those who wish to stay above water, as it consists of hundreds of caves to explore. Let the exploration begin!
The breathtaking Alaskan mountain range and Cayman Islands are places you must see to quench your wanderlust. The beautiful beaches at Bahamas and Hawaii can be your home away from home because of their comforting environment. Costa Rica is a paradise for adventure lovers.
What makes all these places more fun is the fact that they are simply perfect for family holidays. These top five exhilarating travel destinations are heaven on earth and none of us would want to miss out on that now, would we? So go get packing and get yourself a family adventure that will stay with you forever!