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Best teen adventures worldwide

Lisa Atkinson
2nd September 2015

Koh Rong cambodia

1/10  Koh Rong Archipelago, Cambodia

Why go? Blissful island living and barefoot luxury in this gorgeous resort; teens will love the watersports centre which has diving, water-skiing and sailing, try kayaking through the mangroves and guided snorkelling tours of Coral Reef Island.

Price: An overnight stay for two adults and one teen on full board starts from about £1006 (US$1649).

Book: Visit i-escape for more information and to book.

 

Torres del paine national park chile

2/10  Torres Del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile

Why go? Adventurous families welcome at this stunning architect-designed eco-hotel with sweeping views across the Patagonian Steppe and Torres del Paine peaks. Choose from boating past icebergs, riding with gauchos, hiking, birding and lake tours.

Price: An overnight stay for two adults and one teen on bed and breakfast starts from about £306.

Book: Visit i-escape for more information and to book.

 

Great Karoo South Africa

3/10  Great Karoo, South Africa

Why go? There are inspiring activities for older kids at this top-notch safari lodge such as learning tracking and orienteering, star naming and stories plus crafting Bushman paintings, and game drives to spot cheetah, rhino and mountain zebra.

Price: An overnight stay for two adults and one teen on full board starts from about £395.

Book: Visit i-escape for more information and to book.

 

Alleppey Kerala india

4/10  Alleppey, Kerala, India

Why go? No kids under six are allowed at this spacious resort, which has a pool, spa and yoga centre also offering martial arts, and with bikes, books, board games, badminton, birds, butterflies and the beach, bored teens are also not in evidence.

Price: An overnight stay for two adults and one teen on bed and breakfast starts from about £224.

Book: Visit i-escape for more information and to book.

 

Gstaad switzerland

5/10  Gstaad, Switzerland

Why go? This ski-in/ski-out hotel is well suited to active older kids with snowboarding, sledging, hiking and mountain biking, as well as a playroom with PlayStation, games and DVDs.

Price: An overnight stay for two adults and one teen on bed and breakfast starts from about £169.

Book: Visit i-escape for more details and to book.

 

Jamaica

6/10  Jamaica

Why go? This laid-back Bohemian collection of cottages will suit kids who like swimming to a T. There’s a saltwater pool, private pools at the villas, a selection of beaches for bodysurfing and snorkelling, and, best of all, eight tiers of waterfalls with swimming pools 45 minutes away.

Price: An overnight stay for two adults and one teen on room only basis starts from about £107.

Book: Visit i-escape for more information and to book.

 

Southern Brazil

7/10  Southern Brazil

Why go? Fantastic horse riding (you can even arrive on horseback), plus rainforest hikes, ziplining, abseiling, river rafting and wild swimming under waterfalls at this tranquil rural retreat, 2.5 hours inland from Sao Paulo.

Price: An overnight stay for two adults and one teen on half board starts from about £859.

Book: Visit i-escape for more information and to book.

 

Marrakech Morocco

8/10  Marrakech, Morocco

Why go? Configured as a traditional village complete with workshops, bakery and souks, this charming hotel has 15 hectares of gardens, orchards and pool, plus a pottery atelier, cinema, and tennis court. Trips into the Marrakech medina and the Atlas mountains are easily arranged.

Price: An overnight stay for two adults and one teen on bed and breakfast starts from about £183.

Book: Visit i-escape for more information and to book.

 

osa peninsula costa rica

9/10  Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

Why go? This pioneer of responsible tourism has an idyllic location on a steep ridge in primary rainforest beside the sea and close to a superb National Park. Only over fives are permitted, and welcomed with family waterfall hikes, surfing lessons, sea kayaking, dolphin watching, horse riding and tree planting.

Price: An overnight stay for two adults and one teen on full board starts from about £343.

Book: Visit i-escape for more information and to book.

 

Soca Valley Slovenia

10/10  Soca Valley, Slovenia

Why go? Looking for an active family holiday off the beaten track? This will do nicely: unspoilt alpine scenery; rafting, kayaking, fly-fishing, canyoning and paragliding; riding pure-bred Lipizzan horses; and a campfire to cook on (if preferred to the restaurant or kitchenette in your cabin).

Price: An overnight stay for two adults and one teen on half board starts from about £144.

Book: Visit i-escape for more information and to book.

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