How to plan a luxury family holiday

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The new year is just around the corner and with our typical wintery wet and gloomy weather, thoughts turn to escaping the season for a slice of sunshine with the family. Many think that when the family comes along the days of taking a luxury holiday are long gone, let me reassure you there’s plenty of opportunities to have that holiday of a lifetime, they just need to be carefully planned with the elements of a holiday well thought out.

If you’re planning a luxury family holiday in 2016, you’ll want to consider the following factors;


One of the most important factors of a holiday is the location. Where are you planning on going? What’s the weather going to be like when you get there? What trips and excursions could you take to make it a holiday of a lifetime? If it’s a holiday of a lifetime, you’ll want to think about what sights you’ll want to see and enjoy. Make a list of all the things you want to do in the area to ensure you get the most from your stay.

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Once you’ve decided upon the location of your holiday, you’ll want to decide upon your accommodation. Self catering accommodation can offer the space and freedom your family desires, add to that the use of facilities such as washing machines, your own fridge and your own cooker which will sure help take away any added stress that taking little ones on holiday may bring. Having recently stayed in a self catering coach house in London, self catering is definitely the way to go! We had so much freedom and was able to relax feeling like we were home from home. Oliver’s Travels offers an extensive collection of handpicked family friendly luxury villas, all of which have been selected as if they were going to be staying in them themselves. Whether it’s a Chateaux in Central France or a Villa in Italy, Oliver’s Travel will help you find the right property for your family.

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Family Friendly Facilities

If you’re taking younger children on holiday, you’ll want to consider the family friendly facilities in your holiday destination. Do you need a high chair or a baby cot? Most accommodation will be happy to help families with any facilities that they need if they don’t provide them already. When I stayed in Majorca a couple of years ago, the resort provided a bottle warmer and a steriliser which really helped. We took a travel cot and a pushchair away on holiday with us last year which was bulky and something else to carry so if these are available on holiday, it’ll save you the hassle of carrying more belongings through the airport and as you transfer to your holiday destination.

The experience

When you’re spending hard earned cash on a luxury holiday, you’ll want to make sure everything is perfect. Do your research about what services you can access to make your holiday experience special. If upgrades are available on flights, they may not cost much more than what you’re already paying and they may take some of the stress away before your holiday. If childcare is available at your resort, find out if you need to book in advance and get some adult free time planned. The children will love playing with new faces and you can enjoy some quality quiet time to perhaps enjoy a meal in a local restaurant or a trip to the resort Spa.

Planning a luxurious holiday of a lifetime takes time and consideration of all the various elements above. Would you add anything? Where are you planning on visiting for your next luxury holiday?

Post in partnership with Oliver’s Travels 

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