Thursday 8 February 2018

Family Holiday Destinations

I just can’t stop thinking about them... No, not those! Summer Holidays! I’m gutted we won’t be getting on a plane this year but I am excited that we’re heading back to our favourite UK holiday place - Cornwall. It’s somewhere we’ve re-visted over the last 4 years and it’s become our little home away from home too! It’s perfect to explore Cornwall and great if you’re a small or large family - you can even take the dog!! 

But, if you’re looking for somewhere to take the family this year I’ve got a couple of other suggestions for you too - just because I can’t jet away doesn’t mean you can’t! 

The Canary Islands seem to be our go-to destination when we’re in the need for a bit of sun. I think because it has good weather all year round, we have a good chance of having a weeks worth of sunshine whenever we do decide to go! Our first trip was back in 2012 when we first met and we stayed in a gorgeous hotel called Marina Suites which was on the harbour in Puerto Rico, Gran Canaria. Even though we didn’t have any children at the time, the hotel was family friendly having a playground for children and a separate shallow pool for kids too. It was in such a great location being around 10 minutes walk from the local shopping centre and the same to the beach with the gorgeous sands of Amadores beach another 20 minutes away. The hotel itself was perfect which huge rooms and a self contained kitchen - the perfect thing for any family. 

If you want to venture to the other side of the islands, you can head to Lanzarote. We went here for our first family holiday when Millie was 1 and it was a lovely break. We stayed in a hotel and was All inclusive so we knew that we had food whenever we wanted it however, I think that we would have been best self-catering as there were times Millie didn’t eat and we quickly got bored of the food available too. The hotel was fab though with a little in-room kitchen to use if you needed and 2 pools, one being family friendly with a separate pool that was closed off for families. 

Gran Canaria is most definitely our favourite place to go and I think when we next visit, we’ll look at getting a Villa instead of a hotel so that we can really enjoy relaxing and do what we want, eat what we want and have the luxury of having our own space rather than being in a hotel. I think when you have children, Villa’s are great because its a small enough space that you can relax in and the kids can take advantage of the pool or inside areas to escape the heat from the sun there’s nothing to worry about when you have to go to bed early too - I’m not sure if you’ve had to do it but there’s nothing worse than having to lie in the bedroom in silence at 8pm because the kids are in bed!?

A lot of places have villa’s scattered all over the island so there will be villa’s tucked into the mountains and villa’s closer to the beach so be sure to have a good look and know where you want to be based. Clickstay have a great variety of villa’s available in Gran Canaria, the more central ones being in the capital, Mogan and then the ones nearer the beach being in San Bartolome. You can pick and choose between large villas with their own pools or villas that are in resorts like the one below that is in the Golf Resort of Salobre Sur. 

You really can’t go wrong when you choose a villa holiday so I guess it’s just up to when you want to go and who you’re taking with you! 

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