Family holidays are for family bonding, spending time together in the sun and enjoying the freedom of being somewhere new together, away from work and school, and piling on the fun. For some families, summer holidays and trips away are all about hanging out by the pool, while others will be looking for a bit more action and adventure. Whatever you’re looking for, our holiday lettings all the over the world can provide the perfect launchpad for a family holiday abroad. Popular spots with families, especially if you’re after some much-needed sunshine, include Cyprus, Turkey and Spain.
Dive into an adventurous Cyprus family holiday
Cyprus is a sun-soaked land of myth, legend and ancient history that’s ripe for family holidays. Famous for its golden beaches and resort-laden coastline, there are still plenty of areas featuring hidden nooks and crannies for those who prefer their holidays a little off the beaten track. Families who crave adventure can either stick to the coastline where pretty much any water sport you want to try your hand at is on offer. You can scuba dive, go sailing, kite surf and windsurf all along the island’s craggy coastline, or alternatively head into the interior for hiking and cycling. If you're a family of snow bunnies, you could even come in the winter when this normally warm country turns into a winter wonderland. Cyprus also has a fascinating history, which can be found everywhere from its Neolithic tombs to Byzantine churches, Roman mosaics and Venetian palaces. Alternatively, if all that history, culture and activity sounds a little too exhausting, you could simply while away the summer hours on one of the many beautiful beaches or by your own outdoor pool.
See if anything tickles your family's fancy in Turkey
Treat the family to a really special trip to Turkey. This sun-drenched country might have a reputation for big beach resorts, but get away from the main strip and you’ll experience another country entirely. Our range of lovely holiday lettings can help you explore this fascinating country in comfort, whether you’re after a stylish apartment in the heart of Istanbul, hoping to get to know the Turquoise Coast, or giving into the magic of Cappadocia where you could be lucky enough to witness the iconic hot air balloons rising over an almost-alien looking landscape of caverns and cave dwellings. And that’s before we even get to the food, which is not only mouth-wateringly good but also provides a deep, delicious dive into the country’s culture. Yes, that means all that meze you’re planning on eating counts as learning about the country. Of course, you can spend your time in Turkey lapping up the sunshine on any one of the country’s beautiful beaches, but you won’t want to miss out on the melting pot melee of Istanbul or, if you’re an action and adventure type family, the gorge walking, kayaking and hot air ballooning that the country boasts.
Spend some quality time with the kids on a trip to Spain
Spain spells sun, sea, sand and simplicity. Summer holidays here are popular for a reason – it’s easy to get to, easy to get around, and the weather is always reliably hot and sunny in the summer months. Whether you go every year, or are planning to explore it (or a new region) for the first time, our holiday lettings in Spain are the perfect way to do so. From chic apartments in Barcelona, to comfortable villas perfect for family life in the Balearics, and historic homes in the hills of Andalusia, there’s a holiday rental with your family’s name on it. In the north of the country you’ll find the Pyrenees lining the border with France. Up here you could head off on a few hikes, or if you’re a family of keen cyclists, you could take to two wheels and explore the region in the saddle. Head to the northwest coast and Galicia promises art, culture, a windswept coastline and culinary adventures. Meanwhile, further south, Spain’s popular coastline can surprise you whether you’re chilling out in Cadiz or checking out the country’s biggest theme park, Terra Mitica, just outside Benidorm.