Having simply just a ‘kids club’ doesn’t justify inclusion according to Kuoni who has just launched its first ever Family Holidays brochure that is geared towards activities and experiences that families can do together whilst on holiday.  

Piñata making, Creole language lessons, learning about big cat conservation, visiting orphaned baby elephants and spa treatments for children are just some of the experiences featured in the brochure. 

“Our new Family Holidays brochure is different to anything we’ve done before with a fresh approach and content that really speaks to families of all types and sizes, says Sheena Paton, Senior Product & Purchasing Manager. 

“The hotel pages draw out the key essentials that a family needs to know when booking their overseas holiday and suggests experiences from destination activities outside of the hotel to sleeping arrangements and personal highlights at the hotels from Kuoni experts who have helped shape the programme.” 

Every single hotel featured has been visited by a Kuoni expert from around the business and there is a ‘tried and tested’ section included on each page of the brochure providing helpful tips and insider knowledge.   

In addition to beach resorts, there is a wide range of family focused specialist products including cruise, villas, safaris, self-drives, skiing and sailing holidays. 

The new collection includes suitable room configurations for all types of families, whether its villas, interconnecting rooms or accommodation that simply provides enough space for families to spread out and not all be on top of each other. 

The Family Holidays brochure which is out on the 29 August features a broad range of destinations from Europe to Africa to the Indian Ocean and is for September 2019 to March 2021 departures. 

The Maldives is Kuoni’s top selling family holiday destination followed by Greece, Portugal,  the USA as well as Mexico which is proving popular amongst families. 

 

Highlights 

For families seeking authentic experiences, Zilwa Attitude has many on offer including: Creole language lessons, home-cooked meals with a Mauritian family and sunrise boat trips with local fishermen. 

Set in a secluded cove in Crete, Daios Cove is great for a first holiday with a baby or toddler. The luxury resort offers a baby kit complete with a bottle warmer, baby bath, highchair and buggy, allowing families to travel light. 

Learn a new craft every day, such a piñata making and cookery lessons at Mexico’s Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmeralda. Designed with families in mind, the One-Bedroom Swim-Up Family Concierge Master Suites have direct access to the swimming pool and with the Family Concierge Upgrade, families can enjoy exclusive pool use and nightly turndown with milk and cookies.   

Samburu & Mara Family Safari is a great itinerary to introduce children to Africa with the chance to see orphaned baby elephants or learn survival skills from locals in Samburu and stay in fantastic child-friendly camps. 

In South Africa during a stay at Shamwari Private Game Reserve, families can take a visit to the Born Free Foundation Big Cat Rescue Centre, a project partly funded by Kuoni and learn about the conservation of the species and how their habitat can be protected. 

Making family memories is easy on the idyllic Kuramathi resort island in the Maldives. Spending lazy days playing catch in the shallow lagoon as shoals of fish dart through the water is all part of the island experience. With three pools to discover, a tennis court, and lots of watersports to try there’s plenty to keep children of all ages entertained. The Laguna Bar is the place for all to chill with its regular DJ playing Ibiza-style tunes as the sun sets. 

Pampering and relaxation isn’t just for adults at the Constance Ephélia, Seychelles, the sanctuary-like U Spa has treatments specially created for children from massages, mani-pedis and facials designed just for them.

 

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