Travelling with family can be an incredible experience that creates unforgettable memories. Each trip taken together provides opportunities to deepen the bonds that will last the rest of your lives.
Choosing the right destination is key to making the most of your time away, but it can be a daunting to plan a holiday that balances everyone’s interests and expectations. Whether a tropical beachside getaway, or a visit to culturally rich cities, these destinations offer a variety of nature, adventure, relaxation, and heritage to suit families of all shapes and sizes.
Bintan is a tropical paradise that's just a short ferry ride away from Singapore. This beautiful island offers a wide range of primarily outdoor activities for families, from water-based fun such as kayaking and snorkeling, to a thrilling zip-line through the forest, or an excursion through the lush mangroves of the Sebung River to spot local wildlife and fauna.
For something a little more out of the ordinary, venture to the nearby Gurun Pasir Busung – a former mining site that has been transformed into one of the island’s most beautiful attractions, resembling a desert oasis with white sandy slopes and bright blue lakes.
Mayakoba on the beautiful Caribbean coast of Mexico is in close proximity to the vibrant city of Playa del Carmen. Filled with lush mangroves and scenic lagoons, families can take eco-tours to see iconic cenotes and spot wildlife in their natural habitats.
For something more hands-on, join a cooking class together and take a guided tour of the local market, before learning to prepare traditional Mexican dishes such as tacos and guacamole. Not only is it a great way to bond as a family, this immersive experience offers deeper insight into the region’s unique culture and traditions, and imparts a useful set of skills that will last even after the trip is over.
Set between the cities of Hue and Da Nang in central Vietnam, the picturesque village of Lang Co is framed by a scenic coastline and lush mountain range. Take the kids on a bike tour through the countryside, visit nearby fishing villages, go on a kayaking adventure on the lagoon, or go sightseeing at the famous Ba Na Hills to see the impressive 150m-long Golden Bridge.
In addition, this peaceful destination offers easy access to multiple UNESCO World Heritage sites – the majestic Hue Imperial Citadel, charming Hoi An Ancient Town, and the historical My Son Sanctuary – to charm the culture-lovers of the family.
Koh Samui is a popular island destination with white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, and lush green jungles, perfect for families looking for a mix of relaxation and adventure. From the main island, it’s easy to take a boat and go island-hopping, trek to the picturesque Na Muang waterfalls for a family photo op, or enjoy water activities such as snorkeling or paddleboarding.
The island is also home to a number of cultural landmarks including the famous Big Buddha, which is 12-metres in height and sits at the summit of Wat Phra Yai, also known as Big Buddha Temple.
Located in the north of Zhejiang province, Hangzhou is known for its stunning natural scenery and rich cultural heritage. It is home to the picturesque Xixi Wetlands Nature Reserve and the famous UNESCO World Heritage site West Lake, where families can take guided tours through nature. In springtime, the Longjing Tea Village is open for visitors to pick tea leaves on a lush plantation, and taste the region’s most famous tea.
Hangzhou is also famous for its delicious food, and food-loving families may enjoy a meal together over local dishes like the braised pork belly known as Dongpo Pork, and the lotus leaf-wrapped Beggar's Chicken.
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