Spring break is over and now it is time to start thinking about where to go for the next bank holiday or half term in May. If you miss the sun and the sea, why not book a family beach holiday?
Now that sunny and warmer days are finally arriving, Cornwall is an amazing option. Famous for its iconic sandy beaches and intimate sheltered coves, it is also known as a surf and foodie destination. And if you decide to go, don’t forget to visit St Michael's Mount, the Lost Gardens of Heligan, Minack Theatre, Tate St Ives, Land's End and Tintagel Castle.
About where to stay, we recommend...
This hotel on the beach, in Watergate Bay, on the North Cornwall coast, is family and dog friendly. It has lots of facilities like yoga or fitness classes and organised games, craft and activities for children. It is also perfect for surfing lovers and foodies. Here you can choose from a variety of restaurants: the hotel restaurant, Zacry's, where breakfast is served each morning and in the evening there's a menu with international and local influenced dishes, The Beach Hut almost on the sand where burgers, steaks, fish and shellfish are served or the Italian inspired Jamie Oliver's Fifteen Cornwall. It is definitely a place for families that just want to have a good time!
In case you prefer an overseas holiday, why not go to Algarve, in Portugal? It's not very far away and it has impeccable weather, delicious cuisine with lots of fresh fish and seafood, and stunning cliffs and beaches with crystal clear blue water. In the South coast of Portugal you can also find amazing golf courses, fishing markets and pretty villages.
If you're already convinced, why not stay on Martinhal: the "Europe's Finest Luxury Family Resort" (World Travel Awards Winner 2014)?
This 5 star hotel in Western Algarve was designed with families in mind and it has lots of family-friendly details like children's entertainment corners in restaurants enabling parents to have a relaxed meal, healthy meals for children and toddlers but also a variety of fresh purees for babies and different Kids Clubs with suitable activities for each age groups. While children are busy playing in the club or having some sports class, parents can enjoy a Spa treatment or a yoga class. At this hotel, families can also choose staying in one of the 37 luxury rooms or in a house or villa with private pool and garden and views over the sea.
In case you prefer a more exotic holiday, the Caribbean with white-sand beaches, crystal-clear waters and all-inclusive resorts is always a dream trip. It can be a little faraway, but once you'll arrive there you'll see it's worth.
Thinking in all the family, you can find one of the most family-friendly hotels in Dominican Republic, in Samaná, a natural treasure with lots to explore. If you'll go there, don't forget to visit the famous Playa Rincón beach, El Limón Waterfall or Cayo Levantado island.
In this hotel, your family can spend the day in one of the most beautiful beaches of Dominican Republic or enjoy the sun and activities of the pools. Children can also have lots of fun in the Water Park or Kids Club while you enjoy a cocktail in front of the sea or relax in the Spa. At night, you can have a lovely dinner choosing from a variety of different cuisines: Caribbean, Spanish, Italian, French and Brazilian.
Which family holiday destination do you prefer?