Five Alternative Options For The Family Holiday

Inspiring Oman

Oman (Creative Commons)

Oman (Creative Commons)

Oman is a lesser known neighbor of the more popular Arabs Emirates and is a perfect place for an unusual family vacation. It boasts of crystal clear coastal waters, extensive family friendly resorts and enticing golden desert sandy dunes. There are numerous locations for family holidays in Oman. Muscat is a seaside city which is characterized by whitewashed buildings. Take your family for a desert experience; riding camels and camping in the Bedouin tents. The Sharkiya region has sandy beaches where the family can have beach fun and receive warm welcomes from the friendly locals. Oman is the best place for off the beaten track family experience.

UK Log Cabin Holidays

Log cabin holidays in the Cotswolds are popular for families seeking a quiet time and breaks from the daily hustle and bustle of cities. There are several options for log cabins from waterside cabins to hillside and cabins deep in the woods. The Gloucester region is popular due to the Cotswolds Water Park which is popular for fishing on its numerous lakes and sporting facilities. The log cabins here have pleasant water views and the wetlands attract lots of birds and are also home to deer’s. The countryside gives your family some time to relax and engage in activities such as cycling and walking.

Adventures in India 

India is a fascinating country where a family can enjoy a great holiday; due to its diversity and vastness there are many gratifying activities to pick from: from history to sightseeing, jungle and beaches. A family can enjoy fun activities such as rollicking along New Delhi in rickshaws, ride elephants and marvel at historical monuments such as the Taj Mahal or delve into the jungle and see tigers. Other fantastic family destinations include quaint jungle hill stations, Kerala Backwaters, the Pink City of Jaipur and the forts and palaces sprawled all over India.

Paradise in the Greek Islands 

Greece’s islands are welcoming to any kind of families to vacation: there is truly something for even the pickiest family members. You get to pick from gastronomic adventures, beach fun, historical trips, or indulge in nature. On its numerous islands that have sunny sandy beaches children can build sand castles, swim in the clear warm waters and enjoy hospitality and safety. Rhodes Island on the Aegean Sea is one of the most visited and part of the Dodecanese island groups. It is teeming with history and numerous sandy beaches which have been awarded Blue Flag statuses for environmental management and excellent water safety. There is a variety of family friendly resorts and ancient cities to explore, making luxury holidays to Greece perfect for an alternative family break.

Magical Morocco 


Morocco by M. Angel Herrero (Creative Commons)

Morocco is a great destination especially for a family that has younger children: it is only four hours from Europe and has everything you can wish for in an enticing holiday from snake charmers and acrobatic dancers to fine sandy beaches and golden sandy dunes in the desert. Marrakech gives you family a unique city experience with its winding souks and the Djemma el Fna square. The medieval town of Fez is great for exploration while Volubilis is ideal for a historical tour. El Jadida beach near Marrakech is clean calm while in Casablanca the beaches are full of tourists and ideal for water sports.