Best Islands To Take Your Family For A Vacation
It’s summer time once again, and that means more time to spend with the family for a great getaway. A survey revealed that going on a vacation help strengthen the family bond, especially the relationship of parents and children. The most common travel plans of many families to maximize the summer heat is to visit some of the best islands or beaches where kids can build their sand castles.
While going on a vacation with the family seems easy, travelling with small children is a different story. It requires more than the usual preparation to ensure they stay comfortable throughout the trip, especially if they have motion or sea sickness. A complete travel guide for kids mentioned some ways to beat travel sickness for children, such as keep the windows down, bring medication, avoid mobile devices or any screens, and eat little and often.
But, the location and the activities you plan for the family vacation also matters in the whole preparation. If you haven’t decided yet on where to take your loved ones, here are the suggested islands where you can get the most of your vacation with your family this summer:
Seychelles is made up of 115 islands that spreads across the Indian Ocean. It has recently become more accessible with the help of small yachts that sails into some of the smaller ports in the island from Dubai. There are different accommodations available in Seychelles, but the first five-star beachfront hotel only debuted in August 2015, which is the H Resort Beau Vallon Beach in Mahé. If you are on a tight budget, you can ride a boat going to one of the resorts to dine or have some drinks even if you are staying in another hotel or inn. The islands sit outside the cyclone belt, making every time of the year the best time to visit Seychelles.
Once a British colony, Barbados will be celebrating its 51st independence anniversary on November 30, which comes with ample amount of festivities. Two of the highly visited annual autumn event is the ‘Barbados Food, Wine and Rum Festival’ as well as the ‘National Independence Festival of Creative Arts’ that is flocked by foreign foodies and artists respectively. The most special one you shouldn’t miss is the annual transatlantic rally of boats that travel from London to West Africa through the Caribbean that happens between July and November.. Although Barbados can be visited year-round, November comes with plenty of activities and highlights during the independence celebration.
Situated north of Venezuela and south of the hurricane belt, the weather in Aruba is nearly perfect all year round. Expect new and improved resorts in the area and a foodies event which is attended by local and foreign travellers annually. The first-ever ‘Eat Local Aruba Restaurant Week’ presents nearly 55 local delicacies created with the most famous local ingredients only found in Aruba. It debuted fall of 2015 and usually returns late September, but great local food is celebrated in the island any time of the year. In fact, Aruba was recognized as 2015 Trip Advisor Travelers’ Choice for the best fine dining in the Caribbean. The weather in here is unpredictable, but the best time to visit will be in June through November.
Previously considered remote, this Mexican isle is now easier and less expensive to visit. A new ferry service is now available that transports travellers from Playa del Carmen. Today, there are three ferries travel anyone who wants to visit Cozumel. Do not underestimate this island, as it comes with plenty of well-preserved natural tourist destinations that offers high-tech services, such as the Parque Benito Juarez that comes with revamped gardens and fountains as well as free Wi-Fi to quickly share your travel experiences online. Meanwhile, the Clear Lounge Cozumel is one of the best destinations to bring your partner, which is the first underwater oxygen bar in the world, while you can bring the kids to stargaze after dark at the astrological observatory at Cha’an Ka’an Cozumel Planetarium. The best time to visit Cozumel is around January to July, and it’s highly advisable to avoid spring break if you don’t want partying, college kids to destroy your vacation.
At the end of the day, apart from the destination where you want to take your family, the activities you do together is what matters the most. Wherever you plan to bring your family, remember that the purpose of the vacation is to bond and strengthen your relationship with one another. Happy Summer!