Best for Families
Travelling to far flung destinations with the kids in tow makes for an extra special holiday. Opening their minds to new cultures, their taste buds to new cuisines and their eyes to otherworldly landscapes is a hugely rewarding experience for the whole family. We have handpicked our favourite itineraries, hotels and experiences from across the Indian subcontinent, keeping children and teenagers in mind, just perfect for a family holiday you’ll never forget.
This is the ultimate family holiday to Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka offers everything from elephants to white water rafting, horse riding, cycling, hiking to whale watching and so it's perfect for the more active family but with opportunities to relax on the beach or by the pool, or even take a cooking class. You will discover the Cultural Triangle, the tea plantations in the Hill Country and the beautiful south coast.
This magical family holiday to Kerala is the perfect introduction to the exotic delights of the subcontinent. From a houseboat cruise through the backwaters to an interactive tea safari, jungle walks, local tribes and beaches, adults and children alike will fall in love with Kerala.
Explore Bhutan’s cultural gems and incredible scenery before relaxing on the sugar white beaches of Thailand for a family holiday with a difference. This itinerary is particularly great for teens, as it is jam packed with adventure and a diverse number of excursions to keep adrenaline seeking guests entertained. The contrasts of this itinerary are bound to keep little ones amused whilst entertaining parents too, from visiting monasteries in Bhtuan to plonking yourself on a beach in Thailand, we can think of no better way to spend the summer break.
Rajasthan is a mecca for adventure. It is simply bursting with bucket list experiences, making it all the more special with the kids in tow. Whether it's going in search of tigers in Ranthambore National Park, unlocking the secrets of the Taj Mahal, hot air ballooning over ancient forts or riding a rickshaw through Old Delhi, Rajsathan has it all. Pair this action packed itinerary with some serious down time on Oman's incredible coastline, chilling out on its beautiful beaches and indulging in some much needed relaxation.
Set in a spice plantation, Jim's Farm Villas are a real hidden gem off the beaten track and the perfect spot for families in Sri Lanka's Golden Triangle. The hotel sits between Kandy and Sri Lanka's ancient cities so is ideally located for exploring the country's cultural gems. It is ideal for families as the availability of large family suites means little ones can have free reign and the Hilltop Villa has its own kitchen and living area giving the whole family space to unwind. When you're not out exploring the surrounding plantation by tuk tuk, you can relax by the resorts hotel pool combining culture with quality family time for a real adventure for young and old.
For thrill seeking teens, a two day trip down the Seti River in Nepal with Ker and Downey is the ultimate adventure. Connecting the wildlife rich Chitwan National Park and the gateway to Annapurna, Pokhara, the rafting expedition is an incredible way to see Nepal’s landscapes from a whole new perspective. The camps en route are all equipped with safari style tents, and en suite facilities to ensure ultimate comfort during the course of the journey.
We know how great villa holidays are when travelling with the family in tow. They give you the luxury of privacy, total freedom and take the hassle out of finding interconnecting rooms in a hotel or keeping a constant beady eye on the little ones. We’ve compiled a selection of our favourite villas which are all located on Sri Lanka’s south coast, a selection of beautiful boltholes where kids can run riot and parents can tuck themselves away with a good book and a glass of wine in a real home-away-from-home.