Luxury Short Haul Holiday Ideas for Families

While the allure of far-flung destinations may at first be enticing, upon further consideration, the practicalities of holidaying as a family make long-haul flights to exotic locales seem more than a little problematic.

Therefore, if you’re considering your holiday options this year, why not consider somewhere a little closer to home?

After all, there are plenty of short-haul holidays that will still provide you and your family with an unforgettable luxury experience, without the hassle associated with taking your little ones on lengthy flights.

Here we discuss just a few of the most intriguing options.

Marrakech

Marrakech

Marrakech

One of Morocco’s four former imperial cities, Marrakech, marks the crossroads between the Sahara Desert and the Upper Atlas, and Club Med’s Marrakech La Palmeraie Resort is the perfect base from which to explore this mysterious and charming city.

Set in Morocco’s oldest palm grove, the resort is an oasis of serenity amid stunning gardens. It encompasses all of the fine facilities that you’d expect from a Club Med-branded holiday destination, including sumptuous dining options and a vast array of activities to keep your little ones busy.

There’s an exciting world to discover beyond the confines of your hotel too, with opportunities to take daily camel rides and visit the upper Atlas to immerse yourself in Berber civilisation and drink tea with local families. The staff at the dedicated kids’ club are always on hand if you fancy a little alone time with your other half. This allows you to immerse yourself in the local culture a little deeper, perhaps with a little trip to North Africa’s most famous souks.

Portugal

The Algarve has long been a favourite destination among families looking for the perfect blend of fun and sun in their holiday. 

And getting the most out any family holiday to the Algarve depends on picking the right resort. Perched atop a deep-red cliff, overlooking a bright white sand beach and the shimmering Atlantic Ocean below, the Club Med Resort of Da Balaia has everything that your family needs to make your next holiday truly unforgettable.

Taking a suite in the Hotel Golf, with your own sea view balcony, sets the luxurious tone of your getaway, but it’s the resort’s exceptional dining options, such as the Vasco de Gamma restaurant, which serves exceptional seafood in a cosy lounge atmosphere, that really marks the resort something special.

When it comes to activities, there’s no shortage to keep kids and adults as busy as they want to be. While mum lounges by the pool, the golf academy provides the perfect relaxing retreat for dad to work on his swing, before hitting one of the nearby golf courses of Vilamoura Laguna, Pinhal or Millennium. Meanwhile, the resort’s dedicated kids’ club ensures that you can effortlessly strike the balance between alone time and family time.

Turkey

With only a few short days to recharge your batteries, a stay at Club Med’s Belek Villas Resort in Turkey is the ideal way to relax in relative seclusion.

Taking a villa in the resort offers you and your family an opportunity to simply enjoy each other’s company. Endowed with its own sauna, private swimming pool and complete with its own dedicated butler service, your every need is catered to.

Days spent lounging around the pool, sipping cocktails and grazing on freshly barbequed food is, for the busy family, a welcome respite from the rigors of daily life.

A holiday on your terms

No two families are looking for the same thing in a holiday. So, whether you are in search of a secluded haven in which to relax, a luxurious base from which to explore, or you’re looking for a city of mystery, one of these three Club Med resorts is sure to impress.

This post has been written by Jeremy koops.

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