12 Family Beach Holiday Ideas for this Summer

Summer is coming. Where is your family going? What! You didn’t book yet! We’ve seen incredible demand for summer 2022 beach holidays.

You don’t need to return to the same place – how boring! Here are 12 fresh ideas for your family holiday on the beach.

1. Porto Zante, Zakynthos

We love the all-villa concept at Porto Zante.

This boutique all-villa hotel will create a very private family holiday, on a sunny and enchanting Greek island. Our private consultant Tomas Safarik says it best:

Porto Zante Villas & Spa is luxury at its finest.

We have special prices for our clients. But hurry, only a few dates remain for this summer.

2. Corsica

Mix beach time with exploration on this hugely underrated island.

A small yet wild island, where the adventure is real and the accommodation is genuinely five star. Ancient towns, deserted white beaches, Corsican culture – this varied island deserves your special attention. These five-star villas are ideal for a private beach holiday.

Wild open spaces & a relaxed vibe. Plus all the kiddie facilities.

3. Martinhal Sagres, Algarve, Portugal

We love Martinhal Sagres because it combines wild nature and a completely laid-back atmosphere, with an incredible array of entertainment for kids.

There are five kids clubs! Do your own thing during the day, then relax in your villa at night.

4. Falkensteiner Hotel & Spa Iadera, Croatia

This big resort isn’t the height of luxury, but has so much on offer, especially for older children.

Not quite the epitome of high-end luxury but a superb option if you want a beachfront hotel with a very wide range of activities and amenities. Plus it’s an easy transfer by car from the Czech Republic.

5. Bodrum, Turkey

This secluded peninsula has been a favourite getaway for Europe’s elite for years. This is a different Turkey to what you may know. Breathtaking nature, reliable sun, loads of history and ancient wonders, plus outstanding hotels. Like Mandarin Oriental Bodrum, Caresse, Bodrum Edition and Six Senses Kaplankaya Resort.

6. Kokomo Private Island Fiji


Want a beach holiday outside Europe? How about the South Pacific? Kokomo is the best option in Fiji, a private island oasis where you can mix lazy sunbathing days with snorkelling, Fijian culture and activities for kids.

7. Forte Village Resort, Sardinia

This resort in Sardinia has everything to keep every age entertained for weeks.

For families who can afford the price tag, there are few – if any – resorts in Europe that can compete in terms of depths and breadth of activities and facilities for kids.

That’s the view of our private consultant Tomas Safarik. Forte Village is a vast self-contained beachfront family world, complete with even a Real Madrid football academy.

8. Maxx Royal Belek and Maxx Royal Kemer, Antalya, Turkey

If you want an all inclusive family holiday in Europe then these two Antalya resorts are our top recommendations. Endless amenities and activities, great attention to detail, plus spacious suites. Maxx Royal Kemer is newer, more private and a step up in terms of design.

9. Yucatan & Riviera Maya, Mexico

White Caribbean beaches and Mayan culture. That’s just the start of your holiday here.

Forget Cancun, which gives this Mexican region a bad reputation. Yucatan offers superb family resorts with private white Caribbean beaches. And you can explore as a family.

There’s Mayan history, like world seven wonder Chichen Itza. Swim in xenotes and swim with turtles. Enjoy the authentic Mexican vibes – your kids will love it.

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10. Mandarin Oriental, Lake Como, Italy

Okay, it’s not really a beach. But the water is amazing!

You don’t need the sea for a beach location. Sure, Lake Como only has tiny beaches, but you have superb activities, like sailing, hiking and biking. And lots of Italian culture to enjoy. Did your children just shout pizza! Mandarin Oriental is our favourite property here for families.

11. Marbella Club, Southern Spain

Simply the best hotel in the south of Spain…

The best hotel on the Marbella beachfront, with a great variety of accommodations, activities and the great kids club.

When you’re not enjoying the resort, Marbella Club is a base for exploring the history and culture of Andalusia.

12. Playa Grande, Dominican Republic

Amanera is one of the best new resorts we’ve seen in the Caribbean for a long time.

Avoid Punta Cana, the famous beach resort area. It’s overcrowded in summer. But…the northern Playa Grande area is fabulous, a great choice for a Caribbean beach holiday mixing white sand with family activities. Do you know about Amanera?

The Best Summer Beach Holiday for Your Family

Do you prefer a large resort with the widest range of activities? Or do you want a quiet base for exciting days of exploration?

What’s more important to you – the best beachfront location or the best villa accommodation?

Every family has different needs. We plan every holiday individually, because we care that everyone has the holiday that’s best for them.


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