Summer is on its way and across the nation, British families will want to make the most of the school holidays. Whether jetting off for a week, a month or maybe even longer, whisking the clan away on a summer getaway is the perfect way to create unforgettable family memories. Looking for inspiration? Read on for our pick of this year’s best family friendly holiday destinations.

Dalmatia – Croatia


The view from Villa Nika, Dalmatia, Croatia

Families on the search for fast flight times and Mediterranean magic will fall head over heels for the delights of Dalmatia. The stunning coastal region borders the Adriatic Sea which is famous for its glittering, jewel like waters and serene islands. Inland, holidaymakers will find a cornucopia of towering mountains, lush forests and native wildlife that will have nature loving families in heaven. Of course, a trip to Dalmatia wouldn’t be complete without sampling its world famous local seafood, accompanied by a glass of the region’s bold, dry red wine (only for the adults of course!).

Koh Samui – Thailand


Colourful, vibrant and full of smiles, Koh Samui is one of Thailand’s most well-loved island gems. From the laid back vibes of Mae Nam to the resort style luxury of Taling Gnam, there is something for every family. The fresh, fragrant cuisine never fails to delight while the blissfully calm beaches are perfect for soaking up the sun or splashing around in the ocean with the little ones. Treat the kids to an elephant ride, explore the waterfalls and day trip to nearby Angthong Marine Park.

The Berry Islands – Bahamas


Peacock Island, Caribbean, Bahamas

Nothing embodies the essence of Bahamian bliss quite like The Berry Islands. The teeny tiny chain covers just 30 square miles yet is made up of over 30 small islands and over 100 cays. With no major airports, hotels or attractions, an escape to this idyllic landmass is the perfect place for families in search of utter peace and tranquillity.

Roches Noires – Mauritius


L’ile Paradis, Roches Noires, Mauritius

Nestled on the east coast of Mauritius Island, Roches Noires is an exclusive residential area peppered with luxury bungalows and villas. The pristine beaches, calm waters and hidden coves make it perfect for a family friendly summer holiday. Of course, sun and sand aren’t the only charms, with Roches Noires also located within driving distance to some of the island’s best restaurants, cafes and attractions.

Where will you whisk the family away to this summer? Croatia, Thailand, The Bahamas, Mauritius or another family friendly destination? Whatever you decide, be sure to check out the fabulous range of private holiday villas located across the globe. With fully equipped kitchens, spacious living areas and the intimate feel of a private residence, they’re the perfect way to create your family a holiday home away from home.