Need some us time? We track down the best places for screaming toddlers, broody teenagers and exhausted parents.
Paradise Resort Gold Coast, Australia
The one issue with Paradise Resort is the amount of activities they have to offer. If you’re hoping to experience everything at once, plan which rides and activities to go for to ensure you don’t miss out. For babies and toddlers through 12 year-olds, check out the Zone 4 Kids (Z4K) club with its magical themed play spaces or the Z4K water park to burn off energy.
Treetop Estate, Rotorua, New Zealand
If you plan to keep as fit as possible, the Treetop has a variety of outdoor activities that is sure to keep you satisfied. From hiking and mountain biking to hunting and horse trekking, these activities give you the perfect opportunity to experience nature in all its glory. And if you are a fan of The Hunger Games, try your hand at archery with lessons provided by experts from Treetop.
Furama Resort Danang, Vietnam
The resort provides a staggering array of water sports for families including snorkelling and scuba diving. And when you are in need of some couples time, send your kids to the Kids Club in the resort where they can take part in different activities and make new friends.
Castaway Island Resort, Fiji
Despite being on an island, Castaway surprises with an amazing variety of water sports – scuba diving, surfing, kayaking, and diving among others. If you’re not a fan of the water, relaxing by the beach with a good book works too.
The Chedi Chiang Mai, Thailand
If outdoor activities are on your agenda, head to the Massa elephant camp where you can ride the elephants for an hour through the forest. There are also numerous active Buddhist temples that are a hit with tourists in Chiang Mai and it would certainly be an eye-opener for your children to experience a different culture first-hand.
Adventure Cove Waterpark, Resort World Sentosa , Singapore
The aquatic park offers exhilarating waterslides such as Southeast Asia’s first hydro-magnetic coaster for thrill seekers. If you’re looking for a more calming ride, there is always the Bluwater Bay wave pool to relax in or grab your goggles for a snorkelling adventure in the aquatic park itself!
Edgewater Resort and Spa, Lake Wanaka, New Zealand
Thanks to its ideal location next to Lake Wanaka, your children would be occupied throughout the holiday. You can challenge your kids to a game of tennis or organise rowing competition for your family. Be sure to join the U-FLY Wanaka package deal which takes you across the lake and over the mountains, giving you a panoramic view of the location.