Long haul family holiday destinations for 2016

Ditch the usual European family escape for a long haul adventure, from the thrilling sights of South Africa to the serene sights of Bali. Our list of the top long haul family holiday destinations for 2016 will give you the ultimate guide for family adventure, including amazing sights to see and things to do!

Family Safari holiday in South Africa

Go on an incredible adventure through South Africa’s wilderness in the Eastern Cape, where you can take advantage of the beautiful beaches. A Safari family holiday can be very rewarding as well as being educational for all ages. You will get to explore many types of animals and surroundings that will last with you and your family forever! Botswana offers amazing packages with private 4×4 wheel drive safaris with your own guide and schedule tailored for age appropriate passengers. The peak season in Botswana is from June to august, however April and May can be just as lovely.

Family Safari Holiday In South Africa Long Haul Family Holiday Destinations For 2016

Experience the magic in Florida

It’s the stuff dreams are made of, where beloved Disney characters come to life and the magic is unveiled in the most exhilarating and creative way imaginable. Walt Disney World Florida is designed for all-round family fun. Explore the wonderful world of Downtown Disney, as well as experiencing four thrilling theme parks and two amazing water parks. Watch as your children meet their favourite Disney heroes as they come to life throughout the entire park! There’s also the choice of spending some time in Universal Studios, which is known for its incredible behind-the-scenes features from the biggest Hollywood movies and TV production. Meet your favourite villains and heroes at Marvel Super Hero Island, come face to face with prehistoric dinosaurs in Jurassic Park world, or sit back and watch how the film crew re-enact the special effects in movies! The best time to visit Florida is in April and May where the weather is at its hottest.

Explore the amazing sights of Langkawi

Malaysia is known for its family friendly resorts along with a mixture of amazing sensory experiences that will entice your family from beginning to end. Langkawi is situated in an archipelago if 99 islands, 20 miles off the north of Malaysia’s mainland. You can expect this enchanting island to be fringed with golden shores and a tranquil turquoise ocean, with great water sports activities. The natural wonders really create the moments that you’ll cherish in Langkawi, from seeing the extraordinary sights from up high on the Sky Bridge, spotting up to 500 species of marine life in the Underwater World Langkawi, to the beautifully landscaped folklore theme park known as Lagenda Langkawi Dalam Taman. Langkawi offers sunny weather throughout the year, however the most rainfall can appear from June to October.

Find family paradise in Ocho Rios

Ocho Rios is famed for its picturesque and quite simply jaw-dropping sceneries. From the famous Dunn River Falls, to the scenic bay of Turtle Beach. Your family holiday will be well spent in this Jamaica town, with plenty of family-friendly resorts at your disposable with the endless list of fun things to do. The Dunn River Falls is a spectacular thing to include on your to-do list, the 600-foot waterfall is a thrilling sight, although you may want to bring a raincoat as getting wet will be inevitable. Never tire of getting bored of the white pearly beaches, however if you fancy taking some time away from the dreamy beaches, why not head to the town centre. Filled with fast food chains, shopping centres and craft markets, as well as the famed reggae museum, which is a must-see! The best time to go to Ocho Rios is between August and September, however Jamaica is treated to all-year tropical weather.

Find serenity in Bali… for all the family

Bali tops our list at the most peaceful of family holiday destinations. Whether you decide to perch on the sublime coastline of Seminyak or hike through the tropical jungles of Ubud. A family holiday to Bali will infuse culture, wildlife and religion into one amazing and educational experience. If you decide to stay on the sandy shores of Seminyak, you’ll enjoy wonderful sunset views; water activities, high-end shopping centers and restaurants. However, if you’re after something a little more low-key, you might want to look into ditching the beach for the jungle, where private villa accommodations offer the perfect family hideaway amidst ride paddies and enchanting temples. Bali experiences year round tropical weather, however August and September have less rainfall than most months.

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