Boasting an abundance of world-class luxury resorts, Marbella draws in a strong crowd. There is buzzing nightlife, cocktail bars and exclusive restaurants but this is also a very family-friendly destination and the WeSwap team particularly recommend the Iberostar Marbella Coral Beach Hotel, which lies in close proximity to Puerto Banus, for those seeking the luxury all-inclusive experience.
Resorts and glden beaches galore, plus historical sites, picturesque mountains and beautiful scenery, plus all-inclusive hotels offering kids’ clubs as well as entertainment day and night for children and their parents alike. With prices starting from as little as £370 per person for a week, a holiday here needn’t break the bank
Best For Young Children
The smaller sibling to the Orlando resort, Disneyland California’s condensed size makes it a more-relaxing destination for families with young children. There are a good variety of official hotel options as well as off-site alternatives and plenty of rides to choose from to keep all the children entertained; even the adult ones. Plus, at less than two hours from other great vacation resorts such as San Diego, the opportunities are endless.
The WeSwap team loves the Grand Californian Hotel & Spa for the ultimate in luxury accommodation, but wherever you stay you’re guaranteed an unforgettable trip bursting with Disney magic.
Save: Sol Katmandu Park 7 resort, Majorca
Situated in the middle of a theme park, a stay at this themed resort includes entry to the park and water park. Offering a variety of room set-ups including family rooms and with cots and bunk-beds readily available, this is the perfect destination for those travelling with young children in tow. Prices start from just £29 per person per night; guaranteeing fun on a budget.
Best For Long-Haul
If you’re looking for a holiday like no other, nothing beats a trip to Tokyo, according to the WeSwap team. Both modern and safe, it now even boasts its very own Disneyland; perfect for keeping little ones amused, with entrance starting at £40 per person. The lively atmosphere is palpable and the pop culture and anime ingrained in the fabric of this special country.
A trip to Kyoto offers culture, temples, palaces, beautiful flower gardens and much more and Japan’s famous trains will effortlessly transport you from one city to another. Then there is the food; fresh market fish, sushi, noodles and rice are exquisite and in abundance. It may be a tourist trap but it guarantees an amazing and unforgettable holiday.
Save: South Africa
While long-haul flights are not usually budget friendly, the weak South African Rand makes this an ideal destination for British travellers on a budget at the moment. Guesthouses start at just £50 a night and if you shop around you can even find safari tours without the eye watering price tag. Then there are the many beautiful beaches on the Garden Route, where Bed and Breakfasts can be located at reasonable prices, with the Indian Ocean as your view, and between Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban there is something for everyone here.
Best For Culture and Sights
Don’t assume that Rome is solely a romantic city; there is plenty to do here for children too. During the hot summer months you can intersperse the many must-see sights with some well-earned and top-notch gelato, pizza and pasta and the variety of world-class hotels make this a truly luxurious destination.
The complex history and impressive architecture make this a firm favourite with the WeSWap team. Apartments and hotels are affordable and flights with budget airlines are plentiful. Bus tours and duck tours allow you to see the whole city for £20 per person and with ample playgrounds the children will be entertained. Don’t overlook a visit to the Buda Hills, where beautiful scenery meets plenty to do.
Best For An Action Break
Year-round sun, coupled with a landscape boasting beaches, rainforests and volcanoes makes Hawaii a perfect destination for thrill-seekers.
Crystal-clear waters are the perfect spot to try your hand at surfing, snorkeling, turtle-spotting or swimming with dolphins, while the volcanic national parks provide the ideal backdrop for mountain biking excursions. Plus don’t forget a wild helicopter ride, which offers a birds-eye view of these stunning Pacific islands. Look out for Waimea Canyon, where you can explore many hidden waterfalls and Mount Waialeale – the wettest spot on earth – where you can fly into the centre of the crater.
The beautiful mountain ranges and golden beaches of this French island provide the ideal backdrop for hiking, kayaking, snorkeling, windsurfing, sailing on a catamaran and much more. Hotels here can be very reasonable when booked in advance, with inns starting at £40 per night and a 3* hotel from around £50. Food is also inexpensive and with a variety of flight options available from budget airlines, it’s a firm WeSwap favourite destination.
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