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What to consider if you’re planning a luxury family vacation

By LLM Reporters  |  July 29, 2021
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With the travel industry edging ever closer to normality, your family definitely deserves a break away from it all. And there’s nothing quite like a luxury family getaway if you want to press that reset button on your busy lives and spend some time bonding with each other while exploring a beautiful place.

A luxury vacation can be a fabulous way to spend some quality time with your family and make lasting memories. But while getting away for a family break is certainly a lot of fun, it will also take some planning and effort, especially if you’re going for a big family trip with extended family members too. Below, we’ve taken all of the hard work out of the equation for you by outlining the main areas to focus on, so all you need to do is booked your tickets, sit back and let the excitement build.  

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Many luxury villas have their own private pools and amenities that are simply not available at a hotel

Choosing accommodation

A villa is often the best option for your family break since it’s much easier to be sociable in than hotel rooms are, and gives you a ‘home from home’ option that’s much more private. Many luxury villas have their own private pools and amenities that are simply not available at a hotel, and there’s more room for dining, spending time together and cooking your own meals in your own private kitchen if you prefer.

Some villas even offer all-inclusive options if you want to enjoy the privacy and additional space of this accommodation type with the luxury services of a hotel. Rental Escapes offers several luxurious villa options to choose from for your next family trip. Whether you are looking for an infinity pool combined with ocean views, a private chef and butler or access to golf facilities, your luxury tastes are sure to be catered for.

Choosing a destination

Picking your destination can be difficult with so many places around the world to consider for your luxury family getaway. There are many factors to consider when choosing where to travel including any travel needs of certain family members, and where everybody would be happy to go. Ideally, you should look for somewhere that is family-friendly and has a lot on offer to keep both adults and kids happy.

If you’re going to be travelling with different generations of your family, bear in mind that grandparents will probably want to do very different things compared to teens and young adults, so a destination that has a good combination of things on offer for people of all ages is likely to suit you all best. The world truly is your oyster, it just depends on how far you all fancy flying, if there is something particular you wish to see or do in a potential destination and the range of accommodation you can choose from.  

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A luxury vacation can be a fabulous way to spend some quality time with your family and make lasting memories

Arranging travel

After you’ve found somewhere that everybody is happy to stay at, arranging travel for everybody can sometimes be the trickiest option, especially if you are planning a trip with other adult members of your family, since you’ll need to make sure that the travel dates and times work for everybody.

For this reason, it’s a good idea to book well in advance so everybody has a chance to book a vacation from work or plan the trip around college dates. If you need to travel at peak times like summer break in order to accommodate everybody, booking in advance allows you to take advantage of more reasonable prices before the demand starts to rise.

Additional considerations

Bear in mind, when holidaying with the whole family, there will be additional factors you may need to take into account to ensure every member of the group has an enjoyable time. If there are young children or babies, travel cots, highchairs, pushchairs and the like will need to be considered, and family members with mobility issues will need aids to keep them moving about with ease and comfort. Check out the likes of for a range of mobility aids that might come in handy for your family trip.

Whether you want to catch up with members of your extended family after the Covid-19 pandemic or just need a break and a chance to spend some quality time with your partner and kids, a luxury vacation is a great way to do it. All that’s left for you to do is get booking and enjoy that much-needed and well deserved quality catch-up time.