Luxury is unforgettable, and a luxury vacation villa rental in a beautiful part of the world has all the hallmarks of an unforgettable family vacation. Memorable holidays do not have to be off-the-chart different, but they have to make each member of the holiday party happy.
By just focusing on keeping the kids content, parents can begin to feel out the loop. Instead, create happy memories with shared experiences for all to enjoy and remember for years to come.
To really make your trip en familie a memorable one, follow our 10 Tips for an Unforgettable Family Holiday:
1. All for one and one for all:
Different ages means different interests. A memorable vacation for all the right reasons is when togetherness and shared experiences are balanced against individual thoughts, feelings, and pursuits. You do not need to all spend every waking moment together, but make sure that each family member is going to get something out of a location, be that the villa features and/or the destination.
2. Stay in a unique location:
Cookie-cutter holidays can be relaxing, unless you are penned in with hoards of other tourists. However, the everyday vacation is not special, different or quirky enough to be a memorable one. As the years go by, one beach holiday can blend into the next. Luxury villas in Bali, Indonesia and the villas in Thailand are a good example of unique and special stays.
3. Discover and explore:
Cultural experiences, authentic cuisine, not to mention fascinating sights and experiences uncover a whole new world on holiday. Embrace the spirit of adventure together as a family. With everyone engaged in the vacation world around them, a family can really bond and even explore new depths to their own relationships with each other.
4. My family and the environment:
Whether by a sandy shore, mountain scene or in the depths of greenery, being in natural surroundings works its magic on everyone. Get out into the open, breathe in the fresh air and enjoy a luxury holiday exploring the local wildlife, environment and ecosystems, and stunning habitats; go on a family hike and at night look up at the stars.
5. Capture memories forever:
Take natural photos and videos rather than posed shots. This way you will get a far better record of your trip. Whilst you may want to take some snaps of amazing vistas, remember that memories are about people, so include them in the frame. Give kids their own camera so that they can create their own vacation slideshow and update their friends on social media too. If you want youngsters to stay away from digital screens, take a scrapbook and journal on holiday for each child to fill with memories and mementos.
6. The kids are all right:
Adults do not always know best. Grown-ups who listen to and sometimes go along with what their children want to do may find that they stretch their comfort zone. However, the experience can be rewarding. Not always being in charge and letting others decide on how the holiday goes can be relaxing and liberating, taking the pressure off parents to create a holiday-of-a-lifetime.
7. Ignite new passions:
Holidays are a grand opportunity to do something new; a chance for kids to discover pursuits and interests that may become lifelong hobbies. It could be that as a family you find out that you all love a certain type of sport or share similar interests. Being in a different place, in unfamiliar surroundings, can be a real catalyst to try out different activities too.
8. Be prepared and spontaneous:
Positive, unforgettable family holidays are usually stress-free vacations. For a getaway that does not bring bags of anxiety along for the ride, make sure you plan in advance. From where to go, what to pack, and what to do when you get there, preparation pays. Of course, you need to leave room for the spirit of spontaneity to shine through too otherwise a holiday can become too regimented, restricting fun.
9. Let your Inner child come out to play:
Are you a child at heart? Some adults are so busy with the seriousness of life that they forget their once innocent joy in enjoying fun times. Being full of energy, totally in the moment, and expressing your playful side are all the ingredients for a great holiday and definitely one to remember. Give yourself a break from being the big boss of the family and goof around.
10. Actions speak louder than words:
Holidays generally mean spending more time together as a family than usual, with more time to share meals together and chat. Keep active too as exercise is good for body and mind and stops youngsters getting bored or listless. Choose activities that get energy flowing, such as snorkeling, diving, and sailing.
Make sure you choose a luxury villa that suits the whole family too. Many rentals have infinity pools, games rooms and entertainment zones and families can enjoy tennis and water sports too. Each destination promises its own hidden gems, from interesting things to do to fascinating sights to see.