Family beach holidays. Tours & holidays in 2015 & 2016

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.
Ephesus holiday cottages with B&B, Turkey
Relax & enjoy rural Turkey from this hillside village, from £135 - £185 per cottage per night
Lanzarote beach house, Canary Islands
Beach 100mt, private plunge pool, transfers, Wifi, from €925 - €1225 per accommodation per week
Lanzarote villa holiday, Fishermans Cottage, Canary Islands
Unique Canarian fisherman's cottage, on harbour, off grid, from €805 - €1155 per week (sleeps 4)
Family sailing holiday in Turkey
The warm waters of southern Turkey, from £1058 - £1109 (8 days) inc UK flights

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Sri Lanka family adventure holiday
Action packed holiday perfect for adventurous families, from £2810 - £3410 (19 days) inc UK flights
Sardinia beach and snorkelling holiday, Italy
Combine snorkelling activities with relaxation on beautiful beaches, from €435 - €630 (8 days) ex flights
Family sailing holiday in the Cyclades, Greece
Enjoy the beauty of the Greek islands, from £895 (8 days) inc UK flights
Costa Rica family holiday, rainforests and volcanoes
Discover Costa Rica's mountains, volcanoes, rainforests and beaches, from £2499 - £2649 (13 days) inc UK flights
Thailand family experience holiday
Balance of relaxation and adventure for active family, from £2195 - £2795 (16 days) inc UK flights
Grenada luxury hotel, Spice Island Beach Resort
5-star family operated boutique hotel in Grenada, from £1749 - £2149 per person per week
Kenya family holiday
A fabulous family holiday including the best of Kenya, from £1880 - £2280 (12 days) ex flights
Yurt holiday accommodation in Lanzarote, Canary Islands
Family Yurts, beach setting, pool access, off grid, from €1085 - €1470 per accommodation per week
Lanzarote self catering cottage in the Canary Islands
Cottage at eco retreat, pool access, nr Beach, from €665 - €910 per week (sleeps 4)
Malta hotel accommodation
Relax and enjoy this Malta resort, from €23 - €174 per room per night
Beach and diving holiday in Sardinia, Italy
Diving & beaches in the Gulf of Orosei, from €280 - €630 (7 days) ex flights
Family multi activity holiday in Vassiliki, Greece
Family activity holiday in a beautifully relaxed Greek setting, from £700 (7 days) inc UK flights
Maldives family holiday, Fuvahmulah Island
Family fun and adventure on a Maldives local island, from US $3999 - US $4399 (8 days) ex flights
Holistic family holiday in Greece
A creative fun-filled seaside family holiday for young & old, from €700 (14 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
Family holiday to Thailand, jungles and islands
Active Thailand - no more "Mummy I'm bored", from £1300 (14 days) ex flights
Family holiday in Tanzania, safari and beach
Experience a family safari adventure before relaxing in Zanzibar, from £2699 - £2999 (11 days) inc UK flights
Family holiday to Sri Lanka, Ceylon discovery
Enjoy the beach, local culture, ancient Buddhist sites, from £1649 - £2349 (9 days) inc UK flights
Naxos holiday accommodation, villa and B&B, Greece
Country villa in vineyard, with wide views of sea and sky, from £40 - £200 (1 day)
Villa holiday in Kas, Turkey
Stunning seafront villa on the beautiful Kas peninsula, from £500 - £1250 per villa per week
Family multi activity holiday in Costa Rica
Experience the wonders of Costa Rica on this active trip, from £2299 - £2499 (10 days) inc UK flights
Croatia family friendly hotel
Pansion Tramontana in the beautiful town of Beli, from €30 - €40 per person per night incl breakfast
La Gomera beach hotel, Canary Islands
El Cabrito, just nature and sounds of waves and birds, from €69 - €98 per person per night
Malta beach resort
The Westin Dragonara Malta, an oasis of luxury & tranquility, from €120 - €1600 per person per night
Porto de Pedras self catering beach house in Brazil
Self catering beach house on stunning beach, from £50 - £150 per house per night

120 reviews for Family beach holidays4 star overall rating

These full and frank independent Family beach holidays reviews are from travellers who have booked directly through Responsible Travel. They are not edited by us or any of the companies we work with. Find the real story, from real travellers below.

Lanzarote beach house, Canary Islands
Memorable parts? Beautiful landscapes, excellent food! Great for a relaxing holiday. Tips? Hire a car to explore the island, there is lots to see, from beaches to the national park, it's well worth it! Local benefits? Yes, particularly if you stay at the Finca de Arrieta, they are environmentally friendly. Overall rating? Excellent holiday, great chance to recharge for the rest of the year! (more)Lila Caballero
From €925 - €1225 per accommodation per week
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
We loved Cirali and our hosts who were welcoming and kind. I would not hesitate to recommend this accommodation to others. (more)Lucy Zaboklicka
It is a delightful oasis hidden off the main road in the off-the-beaten-path town of Cirali. (more)Juli Gammon
We are going back - that says it all! The freedom our 2 boys (18 months and 3 yrs) had both at the house and Cirali in general was the best bit. Running about in the beautiful garden, with the chickens, finding eggs to go with their (delicious!)breakfast. (more)Nisha Vasavda
From £700 - £1030 per couple per week
Villa holiday in Kas, Turkey
You'd be hard-pressed to find a holiday better than this (more)Emily Hunka
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
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 €665 - €910 per week (sleeps 4)
Ephesus holiday cottages with B&B, 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 - £185 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 €1085 - €1470 per accommodation 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
Family holiday to Thailand, jungles and islands
As our first holiday in Asia it was fantastic. Our guide was so friendly and helpful we really didn't have to do anything but have a great time! (more)Alison Hatchman
10 out of 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
From £1300 excluding flights
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 £895 including UK 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 €805 - €1155 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
Aberystwyth caravan park, Wales
Our most memorable moments were walking along the coastal path from Borth to Aberystwyth. It was a glorious day...Excellent. Our first stay in a caravan park and the boys wanted me to book again before we left. (more)Ian Adshead
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
From £130 - £520 per accommodation per week
Family sailing holiday in Turkey
Best bit: Swimming and snorkelling in the Mediterranean. Lovely food on the boat. (more)Victoria Swale
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 £1058 - £1109 including UK flights
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)
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 €54 - €116 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
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
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
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
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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