When it comes to family holidays, choosing the right destination is key to ensuring a memorable and enjoyable experience for everyone involved. With so many options available, it can be overwhelming to decide where to go. But fear not, as we’ve put together a guide to help you choose the perfect family holiday destination.
With school holidays commencing, many families are seeking destinations and activities to spend some much-needed quality time with their children that not only keep them occupied, but also provide a transformative experience that helps build their knowledge, skills, character, and confidence in the real world.
Things to Consider Before Picking Your All Inclusive Resorts Destination
Firstly, consider the age range of your family members. If you have young children, a destination with plenty of activities suitable for them, such as water parks or theme parks, may be ideal. Alternatively, if you have teenagers, a destination with vibrant nightlife and adventure activities like rock climbing or surfing could be more suitable.
Secondly, consider your family’s interests. If you’re a family of nature lovers, a national park or countryside retreat could be a great choice. Alternatively, if you’re a family of foodies, a destination with a rich culinary scene could be perfect.
Thirdly, consider practicalities such as budget and travel time. If you’re on a tight budget, a destination with affordable accommodation and activities could be ideal. If you have limited time, a destination within a short flight or drive could be more convenient.
Club Med, the Leading Name in All Inclusive Resorts
Club Med has been a pioneer of kids and family experiences since 1967 and guests with families will feel right at home as everything from the get-go is designed to make families feel welcome and free to make the most of their holidays.
With so many destinations they offer, you will be spoilt for choice. Here are some of our favorite top picks!
Enroll in the school of cool at Club Med Kiroro Peak, Hokkaido, Japan
Those looking for a spring skiing adventure will be delighted with the latest addition to Club Med’s mountain portfolio in Hokkaido, Club Med Kiroro Peak. The resort, which is open to guests ages 12 years old and above, will provide a one-of-kind snow experience offering guests access to some of the best powder snow in the world and long ski seasons till May, the only Club Med mountain resort in Asia to offer spring skiing.
Bringing on a new dimension to vacation experiences, the 216-room resort offers a multitude of facilities and activities including the brand’s first traditional Japanese onsen, distinctive restaurant and bar concepts, a full-service spa and wellness space, modern event spaces.
Club Med’s all-inclusive formula allows for a hassle-free holiday, as ski lift passes and group skiing or snowboarding lessons are also offered in the holiday package.
Embark in an adventure into the wild at Club Med Cherating
The resort boasts a breath-taking view of nature, nestled in an 85-hectare seaside jungle retreat that beckons a family-fun filled adventure into the wild. Whether it is adults or children, guests can look forward to plenty of spaces and activities within the resort compound, such as the signature flying trapeze, educational nature walks, or other adrenaline-pumping sports such as archery, tennis, rock climbing, and sailing.
Club Med Cherating is also committed to sharing their values on biodiversity preservation by partnering with The Turtle Conservation Society – the first non-governmental and non-profit organisation dedicated to the conservation of wild turtle population in Malaysia.
The collaboration has brought about specially designed programs suited for the whole family with the aim of raising awareness on one of the most endangered animals in the country. Families can look forward to interactive activities that are both educational and fun, such as:
- Environmentally-friendly soap and lotion making DIY workshops, where guests can look forward to learning about how house-hold products can affect the habitat of turtles and other sea animals. Adults and children alike will be delighted as they not only get to bring home a new skill, but also the products made at the workshop as souvenirs.
- Informative mini exhibition of turtle specimens as well as interactive talks for guests to learn more on the importance of biodiversity and the existing turtle population in our region.
Be immersed in the cultural wonders of Thailand at Club Med Phuket
This vibrant family-centric resort comes complete with newly-designed spaces and upgraded entertainment facilities that offer families and couples a tropical island paradise gateway.
At Club Med Phuket, they can connect with their loved ones and take advantage of the wide open spaces of rich greenery and landscapes, beach views of the Andaman sea and revel in the myriad of fun activities, cultural highlights and delectable local and international fare at their fingertips. Club Med Phuket is back and ready to welcome guests back to happiness.
A brand-new partnership with “Oceans For All” will help to breed these endangered species and support the marine biodiversity in Phuket. The bamboo sharks are a harmless breed that feed on invertebrates like crabs and small fish on the reef and are threatened due to its popularity with fish collectors and exotic food enthusiasts.
Club Med Phuket is dedicated to the conservation of the bamboo sharks and will be taken care of by our Gentil Organizers (G.Os), and after 4 to 6 months, they will be released into the ocean. This will provide them with a size advantage and give them a better chance of survival in the ocean.
Connect with your loved ones under the sun at Club Med Bali
Club Med Bali invites you to a harmonious destination for the whole family, where you can relax in our wellness spa and enjoy the best beaches Bali has to offer. Dive into outdoor adventures, get Zen with a yoga practice on the beach and take in the natural beauty of Bali. Rejuvenate your body, savour authentic Indonesian flavours, appreciate perfect family moments and connect to the soul of Bali through vivid experiences at Club Med.
Connecting you to the soul of Bali, the resort also introduced a dedicated Balinese Day each week, where families can join in local cooking classes with striking flavours and relish in the rich, cultural performances.
Another note-worthy event is the Nomad Festival themed day, where colourful bohemian-chic happenings and curated workshops such as eco-friendly glitter make-up, dreamcatcher-making and boho-chic festival party with a live DJ await. Watch as families of all ages doll up, bringing vibrancy of the island to life and with it.
Childcare at Club Med
From 4 to 17 years, children will be meaningfully engaged by the attentive G.Os with a most enriching experience at Mini Club Med+, a brand new science-based framework inspired by Positive Education.
With specially designed age-appropriate programmes that seamlessly integrate education into play and encourage the development of unique character strengths.
Club Med prides itself on uncovering a child’s Creativity, Confidence, Connection, Cheerfulness, Courage and Cooperation (the 6 Cs of Mini Club Med +); vital soft skills to being happy, staying connected and growing with confidence.
Not forgetting the youngest from 4 months to 3 years of age, Baby Club Med and Petit Club Med are available in selected Club Med resorts with a programme of their own and is bookable in advance at an additional cost.
In addition, children under the age of 4 get to stay free at selected Club Med resorts!
Ultimately, the perfect family holiday destination will depend on your family’s preferences and priorities. By considering the above factors and doing some research, you’re sure to find a destination that will create lifelong memories for everyone.