Family beach holidays and tours, 2014 and 2015

These family beach holidays may be organised tours which mix up beach activities, sightseeing and cultural interaction, or they may simply consist of excellently located, environmentally and family friendly accommodation. Whichever style of family beach holiday you prefer, there’s a varied selection to choose from.
Lanzarote villa holiday, Fishermans Cottage, Canary Islands
Unique Canarian fisherman's cottage, from €665 - €875 per week (sleeps 4)
Lanzarote beach house, Canary Islands
Beach House, Costa Teguise, 100m to beach, from €735 - €980 per accommodation per week
Ephesus holiday cottages, Turkey
Relax & enjoy rural Turkey from this hillside village, from £135 - £150 per cottage per night
Yurt holiday accommodation in Lanzarote, Canary Islands
Yurts in beach setting, from €945 - €1155 per week
Malta hotel accommodation
Relax and enjoy this Malta resort, from €23 - €174 per room per night
Sardinia beach and snorkelling holiday, Italy
Combine snorkelling activities with relaxation on beautiful beaches, from €435 - €630 (8 days) ex flights
Maldives family holiday, Fuvahmulah Island
Family fun and adventure on a Maldives local island, from US $4199 (8 days) ex flights
Family sailing holiday in the Cyclades, Greece
Enjoy the beauty of the Greek islands, from £1072 (8 days) inc UK flights
Beach and diving holiday in Sardinia, Italy
Diving & beaches in the Gulf of Orosei., from €280 - €630 (7 days) ex flights
Kenya family holiday
A fabulous family holiday including the best of Kenya, from £1880 - £2280 (12 days) ex flights
Cirali villa holiday in Turkey
5 self-catering houses located in an eco-garden in Turkey, from £700 - £1030 per couple per week
Villa holiday in Kas, Turkey
Stunning seafront villa on the beautiful Kas peninsula., from £500 - £1250 per villa per week
Grenada luxury hotel, Spice Island Beach Resort
5-star family operated boutique hotel in Grenada, from £1749 - £2149 per person per week
Family sailing holiday in Turkey
The warm waters of southern Turkey, from £999 (8 days) inc UK flights
Family holiday to Thailand, jungles and islands
Active Thailand - no more "Mummy I'm bored", from £1300 (14 days) ex flights
Lanzarote self catering cottage in the Canary Islands
Luxury Eco Garden Cottage in Lanzarote, from €560 - €735 per week (sleeps 4)
Croatia family friendly hotel
Pansion Tramontana in the beautiful town of Beli,, from €30 - €40 per person per night incl breakfast
Mornington Peninsula beach house in Victoria, Australia
Award winning beach accommodation for a relaxing escape!, from AU $200 - AU $500 per accommodation per night (sleeps 8)
Grand Anse beach resort in Grenada
3 star beachfront hotel in beautiful Grenada, from £799 - £959 per person per week
Long Caye beach cabins on a private island, Belize
Belize Private Island. Beach cabanas. Snorkel from shore., from US $1325 - US $2145 per person per week
Thailand beach resort
Phuket eco-resort set in lush tropical forest, from €75 - €150 per person per night
Naxos holiday accommodation, villa and B&B, Greece
Country villa in vineyard, with wide views of sea and sky, from £40 - £200 (1 day) per accommodation
Malta beach resort
The Westin Dragonara Malta, an oasis of luxury & tranquility, from €120 - €1600 per person per night
Bougainvillea Beach Resort in Barbados
Warm & welcoming beachfront resort on Barbados' south coast, from US $195 - US $720 per accommodation per night
Devon caravan holiday park, England
Award winning 4 star beachside self catering holiday park, from £300 - £775 per accommodation per week
Pom Pom Island resort in Borneo
Perfect harmony with nature & culture, from MYR600 - MYR750 per person per night
Maldives luxury beach resort
Private island, large villas, great diving and snorkeling, from US $477 - US $4752 per villa per night (sleeps 2)
La Gomera beach hotel, Canary Islands
El Cabrito, just nature and sounds of waves and birds, from €69 - €98 per person per night
Peloponnese self catering apartments, Greece
Traditional apartment - cosy, comfy, clean - with beautiful garden, from €70 - €90 per apartment per night (sleeps 4)
Fiji beach accommodation, Vanua Levu
Unique tropical eco escape on your own private beach, from £1000 per week (sleeps 2-3)

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Beach and diving holiday in Sardinia, Italy
Memorable parts? The snorkelling and attention from the operator made the holiday, not to mention the pristine waters. (more)Chris Brown
From €280 - €630 excluding flights
Cirali villa holiday in Turkey
It was a really special holiday! We highly recommend staying with the family and also Cirali as a great destination to relax in and enjoy. (more)Becky Moden
Perfect...A wonderful relaxed atmosphere (more)susan langford
We had a fantastic time in Cirali and would highly recommend it to both families and couples (more)katie fuller
From £700 - £1030 per couple per week
Family holiday to Thailand, jungles and islands
10 out of 10...my favourite parts were tube riding on the river and swimming in the beautiful clear water in Koh Talu (more)Francoise Harris
The three days trekking in Nan province was certainly the most memorable part of our holiday. Highlights included the market across the street from the hotel selling a wide range of "interesting" live produce. (more)John Caswell
It was all terrific. We are four- a seven year old, a 16 year old, my wife and me. Trying to find a holiday that suits everyone is always hard - this holiday did that and more! ... A gem of a company and a gem of a guide! (more)Bill Neely
From £1300 excluding flights
Lanzarote villa holiday, Fishermans Cottage, Canary Islands
Memorable parts? Arriving at Fisherman’s Cottage and seeing the wonderful location. Tips? It's not a holiday destination for clubbers. If you want a few days relaxation by the sea come to fisherman’s cottage. Local benefits? We shopped in the local supermarket and ate out locally. The cottage was totally solar powered with 'green' loos. So yes to both. Overall rating? 10 out of 10. It was so much better than I expected. Jill and Maria were both lovely and friendly.... (more)Laura Whelan
From €665 - €875 per week (sleeps 4)
Southern Leyte beach resort, Philippines
Memorable parts? Our stay in the resort was wonderful. Nice accommodation like an oasis in a very remote part of Southern Leyte in Sogod Bay. Wonderful views, very helpful staff, friendly and responsible management. Really top! Tips? Nothing special. Travelling to the resort is best by taking a plane from Manila to Tacloban; from there on an around 3 hour ride to the resort is not so interesting but necessary. Local benefits? Yes, local people were actively involved as staff... (more)Jean-Marie Noreillie
From PHP63000 per couple per week
Family sailing holiday in the Cyclades, Greece
Memorable parts? Jumping off the boat into the beautiful blue sea, the stunning scenery & sights enhanced by our knowledgeable guide and sleeping under the stars. Tips? Take less clothes than you think you need and more books!! Local benefits? Yes. Our guide arranged meals at local tavernas on some evenings and told us that he varies them each trip to share the income around and keep quality up. We were encouraged to use local shops and produce and discouraged from littering... (more)Maria Nichols
From £1072 including UK flights
Family sailing holiday in Turkey
We all enjoyed traveling on the gullet and being with the other families. We had great fun snorkeling each day. (more)Sarah Nicholas
Skocjan caves was amazing, but we also really enjoyed the experience of kayaking and rafting down the river, the scenery was so beautiful and we had never done that before. (more)Suzanne Rogers
From £999 including UK flights
Aberystwyth caravan park, Wales
It was our first time in a caravan. We had a great time and I'm sure we'll go again. (more)Nicola Wade
The caravan site encouraged recycling and blended in beautifully with the surrounding countryside. The site was planted out beautifully and we really enjoyed our stay. (more)Patricia Askew
Relax and enjoy the sunsets, the views from the steps of our caravan over the bay were great. (more)Mike Goddard
From £130 - £520 per accommodation per week
Villa holiday in Kas, Turkey
Very good and hugely relaxing...the most memorable part was diving off the rocks into the sea first thing each morning and the views from the bedroom windows across the sea. (more)anna bradley
A Fabulous rest in a beautiful setting, but still always something to do if you wanted. (more)jane edwards
We rented a house so the most memorable part was arriving and finding a lovely place that was ours for a week. The house is very well equipped, comfortable, with a beautiful garden, access to the sea and a nice (shared) swimming pool. (more)Elizabeth Caird
From £500 - £1250 per villa per week
Lanzarote self catering cottage in the Canary Islands
We expected the finca to be lovely but it far exceeded our expectations. The Garden Cottage was perfect for a couple who wanted privacy but still all the facilities of the shared areas...Excellent! (more)Helen Wilson
Fantastic! Whilst we were there most of the other guests were couples with young children but as a childless couple we were catered for just as perfectly. The finca is a beautiful place, the owners are friendly and helpful, can't praise it enough! (more)Lisa Carver
Great experience, wonderful hosts and beautiful surroundings... (more)Sarah Slade
From €560 - €735 per week (sleeps 4)
Beach club and watersports holiday in Turkey
The view from the hotel is wonderful and the windsurfing was great fun, just next door. (more)Francesca Jarvis-Rouse
Beautiful setting, with lights, gourds and candles lit up around the bay at night...We all absolutely loved the holiday; it was a little bit of paradise. (more)Karen Buckley
The holiday was very enjoyable and provided us with exactly what we were looking for. A small well run hotel in a beachside location with water sports onsite and within walking distance of numerous local restaurants. (more)Paul Le Marquand
From €40 - €80 per person per night
Ephesus holiday cottages, Turkey
Wonderful; a great mix of culture and relaxation. Every day was packed with fantastic recommendations from the owners, custom made for us and our interests. (more)Bev Taylor-Wade
We loved the house where we stayed. It was beautifully furnished and had everything we needed for our comfort., including air- conditioning in the bedroom and a well-equipped bathroom. (more)Trish Hayes
A wonderful experience! Made us all reflect on who we are and how we live at home. Grapevine Cottage felt immediately like a good place to be, safe, relaxed, comfortable and incredibly beautiful. It was nice to be together. (more)Liz Glover
From £135 - £150 per cottage per night
Yurt holiday accommodation in Lanzarote, Canary Islands
The most memorable part was watching my daughter see the stars for the first time! Zero light pollution! Also, I was so surprised by how much there was to do on the island. Nice to wake up each day and know it was going to be sunny and dry! (more)Angellique Sunter
We really enjoyed the boat trip to Isle Graciosa – the operator organised it. We went on a RIB speed boat to get there, then went snorkelling, walking through the town and a beautiful lunch. (more)Michelle Christensen
Absolutely lovely. It is probably a huge cliche but seeing the children laughing and playing by themselves and with new friends meant I was more relaxed - it all just ticked over perfectly and resulted in a great holiday. (more)Kate Macnab
From €945 - €1155 per week
Naxos holiday accommodation, villa and B&B, Greece
We stayed with Gilly as bed and breakfast guests for a week in early May this year and I thought I must write to say how friendly and welcoming Gilly and Robin were. They gave us a delicious breakfast each morning and made our stay very special by giving us lots of excellent information on exploring Naxos and tips on tavernas to eat at. Our apartment was very thoughtfully decorated and equipped, the rooms light, pretty and tasteful, in a simple Greek style but with personal touches and everything... (more)Kate Hay
From £40 - £200 per accommodation
Porto de Pedras self catering beach house in Brazil
Memorable parts? An unexpected but totally delightful encounter with a sea cow in the shallows off the beach. He nibbled my toes and allowed me to stroke him. Magical! They are very friendly characters, vulnerable to extinction. A project near the house to support sea cow conservation is a must see. Tips? If you're looking for nightlife, don't visit! The only nightlife here is nature. Travel light. Swim, snorkel, relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. A decent phrase book is... (more)Beverley Whatford
From £50 - £150 per house per night
Polis, Cyprus villa & hotel accommodation
This has been the 3rd visit to this hotel. Definitely will return. A*. (more)Mike Biggs
Watching the sunset from the terrace of my room. Excellent view, great location., good local food. (more)Georgina Alexander
Excellent. A really relaxing break - I hope to make a return trip. Very encouraging to see a smaller-scale family hotel; well-organised, clean, comfortable, friendly and beautiful, with a positive impact on its local environment. (more)Judy Powell
From €70 - €115 per double room per night
Holiday retreat in Greece, Saronic Islands
A great holiday, very relaxing. (more)Niamh O Conghaile
The important factor for us was that the accommodation is a family-run business and it works well. (more)Peter Gander
If you want a quiet, restful holiday where you can read, walk, swim, eat good food, watch the ferries come to and fro and generally chill out, this is for you. (more)Victoria Gunn
From €50 - €103 per room per night
Thailand beach resort
Memorable parts? Walking on a completely empty long golden beach. Watching the monsoon rains from our windows. Kayaking in the mangrove swamp and watching the monkeys. Tips? If you book in October you may get only rain and not see the sun (we quite enjoyed the rain but some people might not.) Local benefits? Yes, the resort is very sensitive to ecological issues and they are constantly working to find the best ways to dispose of rubbish, generate power etc. They seem to have... (more)Tessa Watt
From €75 - €150 per person per night
Beach villa in Izmir, Turkey
We really enjoyed exploring the area, visiting Pergammon and other sights and trying out the restaurants in Dikili. Also the kindness and hospitality of the Turkish people we met was a lovely surprise. (more)Deirdre Dowling
The most memorable part was finding the beaches deserted, the hotel we used almost deserted and therefore having all the facilities to ourselves, seeing the sites in Cappadocia. (more)Catherine Mukhopadhyay
The most memorable part of the stay was meeting the owner's family. They were extremely charming and hospitable. The villa is beautifully furnished and there is a pretty garden and terrace where you can lose an evening enjoying a bottle of wine. (more)Sam Lafferty
From £270 - £495 per accommodation per week (sleeps 4)
Maldives luxury beach resort
Memorable parts? The snorkelling was fantastic - and the 'home' reef was just right there, almost ON the beach! We saw so many wonderfully coloured fish, plus sea urchins, starfish and (although we weren't in the water at the time) 3 small reef sharks and 4 or 5 rays. Great! Tips? This is a fabulous 'resort', but it IS a long way from Male - an hour in a small plane and then 30 minutes in a speedboat. It is also beginning to look a little weary, and in the off season (October =... (more)Lesley Durston
From US $477 - US $4752 per villa per night (sleeps 2)

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5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
4 stars
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
3 stars
Very enjoyable
2 stars
It was OK
1 star
A bit disappointing really
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