With school holidays looming just a few short weeks away, now is the ideal time to finalize those summer travel plans. Our five, sure-fire, hit destinations all have something to offer kids and adults alike, meaning everyone gets their perfect holiday. We call that a win-win.
Just three-and-a-half hours away, Phuket is an easy and affordable option for a short summer break away from Hong Kong. This Andaman island not only offers all the sun, sea and sand you could hope for, but is also chock-full of fun family activities that, thanks to the relatively favourable exchange rate, won’t break the bank. Splash Jungle Water Park is themed around the Seven Wonders of the World and features slides, rides and – if it all gets a bit too much – a lazy river.
If you have a home full of budding zoologists, there’s nowhere better than Sri Lanka for getting up close and personal with some of the world’s most spectacular wildlife. Yala National Park has one of the world’s highest density leopard populations, while elephants, monkeys, buffalo and sloth bears also roam freely within this vast conservation area. Book a guided safari to get the best out of your trip and soak up the natural beauty of this friendly and beautiful country.
Bali is arguably the most accessible part of Indonesia for those visiting with kids, and is rightly famous for its pristine, picture-postcard beaches. With Bali’s dry season stretching from April through until September, the school holidays are the perfect time to visit for reliably warm temperatures that guarantee a day of epic sandcastle building. Once you’ve built your fort, why not pick up a traditional Balinese Janggan, or bird-shaped kite, from one of the many beachfront stalls and catch the breeze with the sand between your toes?
Experience city life at a more relaxed pace in Singapore, whose proximity to the equator translates to a tropical climate with virtually no seasonal weather variations. The Little Red Dot is clean, boasts excellent food options, and is extremely easy to navigate by public transport. With virtually everywhere rolling out the red carpet for visiting families, it’s hard to choose just one standout attraction, however a trip to Sentosa Island’s Resorts World offers an incredible eight theme parks, museums and animal attractions – more than enough to keep everyone busy for your entire holiday.
A trip to China may require a little more planning than some destinations, but we promise it’s worth it. Yangshuo sits among the Middle Kingdom’s most breath-taking and otherworldly scenery, making it a fun and fascinating place to explore with the family. Make time in your itinerary for a raft ride along the Yulong or Li rivers, and a family bike ride along country paths flanked by lush green mountains. Nearby Longji’s famous rice terraces are said to resemble a sleeping dragon’s scales, with a guided walking tour of the surrounding area offering kids the opportunity to get back to nature, while exploring traditional farms and rural homesteads on foot.
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