Family on a beach during sunset at a Club Med summer resort
Family on a beach during sunset at a Club Med summer resort

Reviews of winter sun family holidays in Europe and around the world

Wash-out summers followed by long hard winters can turn anyone’s mind to more exotic climes and a treat in the form of some winter sun. Our family travel specialists have covered destinations both long-haul and closer to home to help you decide on the ideal destination for your family holiday, taking into consideration flight times and transfers, jet-lag and the kind of temperatures you might expect to encounter, and ranging from luxury resorts to more budget-friendly options.

Our Favourite Child-friendly Resorts in the Maldives for Family Fun and Marine Ecology

Indian Ocean, Maldives
Rhonda Carrier shares her experiences of some of the most fun – and sustainable – resorts for families in the tropical-island paradise.

A Beach Break with Kids in Essaouira, Morocco

Africa & Middle East, Morocco
Rhonda checks out the Atlantic port city with its kitesurfing, quad-biking, horse-riding and more.

A Desert Experience with Kids, Morocco

Africa & Middle East, Morocco, Marrakech
Rhonda finds a family-friendly oasis combining wilderness adventures with luxury touches.

A Marrakech City Break with Kids, Morocco

Africa & Middle East, Morocco, Marrakech
Rhonda finds out why the former imperial city is a great bet with teens.

A Sustainable Family Road Trip through the Florida Keys

North America, USA, Florida, Florida Keys
Rhonda finds out how green tourism is helping to save this iconic destination.

The Tenerife Carnival with Kids

Europe, Spain, Canaries, Tenerife
Rhonda discovers that the world’s second-biggest carnival has something for both adults and children.

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A Sustainable Family Holiday at the Zilwa Attitude, Mauritius

Indian Ocean, Mauritius
Rhonda experiences an eco-friendly resort inviting guests to truly get under the skin of the island.

All-inclusive family holidays on the Indian Ocean islands

Indian Ocean
Our hand-picked selection of family-friendly all-inclusive resorts on the Indian Ocean islands.

All-inclusive family holidays in Latin America

Latin America
See our recommendations for the best all-inclusive family holidays in Mexico and other parts of Latin America

All-inclusive family holidays in the Middle East and Africa

Africa & Middle East
Our hand-picked best all-inclusive family holidays to the Middle East and Africa.

All-inclusive family holidays in Asia

Check out our top all-inclusive picks for family holidays in Asia.

All-inclusive family holidays in the Caribbean

Explore our hand-picked selection of all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean.

Why all-inclusive holidays are great for families

Our perspectives on all-inclusive holidays around the world, with recommendations that your family will love.

Luxury family holidays inspiration

Africa & Middle East, Asia, Australia & Pacific, Caribbean, Europe, Indian Ocean, North America, United Kingdom
Get inspired by our hand-picked luxury family holiday options in the UK, Europe and around the World

A Family Holiday in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Asia, Vietnam
Dea and family learn about ‘the American War’ and Communism on a Southeast Asia trip

Best Winter Sun Family Holidays with Babies and Toddlers

The ideal places to take young children on a family holiday, carefully hnd selected for you

Best Winter Sun Luxury Family Holidays

Our hand selected Winter Sun Luxury Family Holidays for the family.

Best Family Villas within Resorts

Enjoy our favourite self catering family villas within resorts

13 Thrilling Places to Find Fossils and Dinosaur Remains

Egypt, North America, Canada, USA, Florida, United Kingdom, England, Dorset, Isle of Wight, London, Shropshire, Yorkshire, Wales, Pembrokeshire
Georgina digs deep to uncover the world’s most fertile fossil and dinosaur-bone hunting grounds.

A Self-Catering Family Holiday in the Seychelles

Indian Ocean, Seychelles
Dea Birkett reluctantly tries a family beach holiday.

A Family Holiday on Langkawi, Malaysia

Langkawi, Malaysia, Asia
Rhonda discovers a tropical paradise where relaxation and adventure come in equal measure.

5 Great Ideas for Christmas Family Holidays or Breaks

Caribbean, Turks and Caicos, Europe, Salzburg, Brussels, Denmark, Paris, Rhone Alpes, Lapland, New York, Cornwall, London
Inspiration for taking the kids away for the festive season, whether to visit Santa, hit the ski slopes or bask in the sunshine.

Top 15 Family Rail Journeys Around the World

Morocco, India, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Greece, Sicily, Turkey, Istanbul, Mexico, Peru, Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Scotland
Georgina scours the globe for the best family adventures by train.

A Family Holiday on Aruba, Caribbean

Caribbean, Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao
Dea and family speak in tongues on the off-the-beaten-track island.

Top Valentine’s and Romantic Breaks with Kids

Prague, Languedoc-Roussillon, Provence–Alpes–Côte d'Azur, Alpes Maritimes, Greece, Rhodes, Venice, Andalucia, Mauritius, Mexico, Berkshire, Cornwall
Places where you can combine quality family time with some 'us' time.

Best Caribbean Resorts with Kids

Caribbean, Bahamas, Barbados, Cuba, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, Turks and Caicos
Rhonda rounds up the most family-friendly offerings in a region perfect for a dose of winter sun.

A Family Adventure Holiday in Jordan

The Middle Eastern nation of Jordan is an unmissable family destination.

18 Unmissable Theme-park Hotels around the World

Dubai, Asia, Japan, Europe, France, Ile de France, Marne-la-Vallée, Paris, Picardy, Italy, Italian Lakes, Spain, Costa Brava, USA, California, Southern California, Los Angeles, Florida, Orlando, United Kingdom, England, Berkshire, Staffordshire, Surrey
Rhonda takes a journey around the globe in search of the best places to stay at some of our favourite theme parks.

A Review of the Crystal Cove Hotel, Barbados

Rhonda discovers the family-friendly delights of the Caribbean island.

A Family Holiday at Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages and Spa, Caribbean

Caribbean, Turks and Caicos
Rhonda and her six-year-old son come face to face with rock iguanas and read to local schoolkids in the northern Caribbean.

Amazing Places to Take the Kids at Christmas

Africa & Middle East, Dubai, Caribbean, Jamaica, Europe, Austria, Vienna, France, Ile de France, Paris, Ardeche, Lapland, Norway, Canaries, Tenerife, North America, USA, Florida, Orlando, New York, New York, United Kingdom, England, Buckinghamshire, Dorset, London, Wales, Pembrokeshire
Great ideas for festive family holidays or breaks, whether you head to the beach, the ski slopes or the snowy wilds, or to a sparkling city.

A Family Holiday at Beaches Negril, Jamaica

Caribbean, Jamaica
Rhonda and her 9-year-old check out the Caribbean's top-ranking hotel for families.

A Family Holiday at Beaches Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Caribbean, Jamaica
Rhonda and Ethan go sky-high in the Caribbean.

Egypt Family Holidays: Sharm el Sheikh

Sharm el-Sheikh, Red Sea, Egypt
A runner-up in our travel-writing competition describes her family holiday heaven.

An October Half-term Family Break in Jordan

Georgina and son discover history with a vengeance in the compelling Arab nation.

Top 10 Mums' Breaks Without Children: UK and Abroad

India, Bali, Caribbean, Saint Lucia, France, Malta, Mallorca, Maldives, Leicestershire, Hampshire, New Forest, London, Surrey
Rhonda asks what mums really want, and where they can get it.

Top 25 Eco-friendly Places to Stay with Kids in Africa and the Middle East

Africa & Middle East, Egypt, Jordan, Kenya, Morocco, South Africa, Tanzania, Zanzibar
Rhonda hunts down the best eco safari lodges and other environmentally friendly lodgings for families.

Top 10 Destinations to See Birdlife with Kids

Africa & Middle East, South Africa, Dubai, Caribbean, Dominican Republic, Spain, Costa Rica, USA, Florida, Orlando, Birmingham, Norfolk, Pembrokeshire
From barn owls to quetzals and hummingbirds, Georgina shares the best places to introduce kids to winged creatures.

The Best Family Safaris

Kenya, Cape Town, Zambia
There’s only one real way to see wildlife and bring ‘The Jungle Book’ to life, and that’s on safari.

A Winter Family Holiday in the Algarve

Algarve, Portugal
Teresa and family enjoy an out-of-season break in the family-friendly region of southern Portugal.

7 Winter Sun Family Holidays Within a 7-Hour Flight of the UK

Africa & Middle East, Jordan, Morocco, Oman, Dubai, Malta, Azores, Canaries, Tenerife
Rhonda gives us the low-down on the best winter sun destinations with the kids without a long flight.