Looking for the best holiday destinations for your next family trip? Thinking about a break with your pre-schooler? Planning an unforgettable multi-generational adventures? Scott Dunn have some amazingly inspired travel ideas for 2024. Plus, book early and you could save up to 40% on family holidays in 2024.
Start your travel plans by finding the best holiday destinations for your family
If you’re planning a family trip, finding the best holiday destinations to suit everyone is top priority. Pre-school age kids might be happy to tag along with most grown up plans, but older kids and teenagers will probably want much more of a say in the plans. And it’s fair to say that even the youngest kids have to be taken into consideration, especially when it comes to long flights, airport transfers and childcare.
Bring Scott Dunn on board and everyone finds their holiday joy
However, planning a family holiday usually falls to one person and there’s a lot of pressure to please everyone, all the time, which doesn’t exactly say relaxing holiday for the organiser. We like the fact that Scott Dunn not only specialise in tailor made holidays, they’re also experts at organising the type of trips which go down in family history for all the best reasons.
That level of skill clearly owes a lot to the first hand experience of the Scott Dunn team. Of course, as parents themselves they know what it’s like travelling with kids, so it’s in their nature to pay attention to the smallest details. Then of course, their passion for travel itself means you also benefit from insider knowledge on the best holiday destinations for the experience you have in mind. And last, but certainly not least, Scott Dunn offer you almost any type of travel imaginable.
Book early and save up to 40% off holidays from Greece to the Maldives
Several of the world’s loveliest resorts feature Scott Dunn Explorers Kids Clubs, and right now you can save up to 40% on family holidays at quite a few of them. The only catch is, you have to book early, because these are exclusive Scott Dunn offers, and once they’re gone, they’re gone.
Find the best family holiday destination for your family?
It’s not going too far to suggest that you could simply bring your dreams along to Scott Dunn and ask for them to come true, and that applies whether you’re planning a multi-generational holiday, an activity packed adventure with older kids or baby’s first ski break.
But as we said, it all begins with finding the best holiday destinations. So here are a few of the places Scott Dunn recommend for 2024. Think of the itineraries as a start and then speak to the travel team and start creating the trip that fits your family.
Iceland: the best holiday destination for adventurous families
There’s no doubt Iceland is now the destination of choice for adventurous families. It’s the land of glaciers, geysers, volcanoes, wild beaches and high drama, almost everywhere you look. If you want to see the Northern Lights, you’ve a better chance here than almost anywhere else in Europe. And the legendary Golden Circle may be well travelled these days but its unspoiled splendour still makes you like an explorer. Family friendly Torfhus Retreat balances luxury, wild spirit and authenticity making it the perfect base for creating your own experience of Iceland with Scott Dunn.
Ecuador & the Galapagos: the ultimate wildlife experience
This beautifully balanced adventure works for kids of all ages and takes you from Ecuador’s Amazon to the remarkable Galapagos Islands. Naturally wildlife plays a big part, so if swimming with seals or penguins is on your wish list, this is the best family holiday destination to tick those boxes. However, just observing is an equally enthralling experience, which makes this a good choice for a multi-gen trip too.
Borgo Egnazia, Italy: best family holiday destination for escapists
If you associate southern Italy with hordes of summer tourists, then Puglia will enchant you. It’s the country’s south east, less travelled, delightfully wild in places, deeply historic and blessed with beautiful beaches.
Recently featured in the BBC TV series, ‘Life Beyond the Lobby’, Borgo Egnazia brings even more exclusivity to this very exclusive part of Italy. A luxurious retreat on the Adriatic coast, it’s also one of Scott Dunn’s Pick of the World’s 50 Best Hotels and designed more like a charming Italian village than a mere hotel, so you can look forward to spreading out in your very own villa – or two. Another Scott Dunn resort with a great kids club, this one also has a teen activity programme and its spa redefines serenity.
Lengishu, Kenya: an ideal multi-gen family safari destination
An exclusive use private home on the Borana Conservancy in Mount Kenya’s foothills, Lengishu is the perfect setting for once-in-a-lifetime family holidays. Four individual cottages sleeping up to 12 guests in total, allow everyone the freedom of their own space. The beautifully designed dining room and elegant veranda invite families to spend time together too. Then add the experience of a classic Kenyan safari into the mix and this is possibly the most harmonious yet wildly exciting holiday imaginable.
Brush Creek Ranch, Wyoming: pioneering luxury adventure
If the spirit of adventure runs strong in your family, this is the holiday to match all dreams. Bush Creek is a 15,000 acre ranch in the heart of Wyoming’s Platte River Valley. Here you can balance days out on horseback with the indulgence of evenings at luxurious Trailhead Lodge. A year-round experience, in winter, horses are simply swapped for cross-country skis.
Scott Dunn reveals the secret joy of holidays with pre-school kids!
We all know the day-to-day joy of life with young kids. And the occasional not so joyful moments, of course. But when it comes to booking travel, the family experts at Scott Dunn predict nothing but holiday happiness with babies and toddlers for 2024.
Unrestricted by school holiday dates, be a free thinker. Basically you have time on your side so pick your best family holiday destination and there’s a very good chance it will not only be available, it will cost less too.
At this point if you’re starting to feel a little smug, that’s perfectly understandable. Who wouldn’t be just a bit pleased with themselves at the thought of catching some early spring sun in Greece, without the crowds. It’s fine to feel a little bit thrilled at the idea of treating your little family to a longer than average long-haul holiday in Mauritius, because off-season prices make that more affordable. And nobody will blame you for adding extras like Scott Dunn Explorers Kids Clubs into the mix, since they care for kids as young as four months, and select clubs are offering free places for Globetrotters aged from 4 months to 2 years in 2024.
However, some ideas are too good to stay secret for long. So start making plans to benefit from your pre-schooler advantage with a look at some destinations Scott Dunn are recommending for crowd-free holidays with babies and toddlers in 2024.
Pine Cliffs Resort, Algarve: easiest family holiday destination for spring sun
Perched above iconic Praia da Falésia, Pine Cliffs is one of the Algarve’s loveliest resorts and an easy escape for some fast sun with pre-schoolers next spring. As well as excellent wellness facilities and a fantastic location for exploring the coast, it also features a Scott Dunn Explorers Kids Club which cares for children as young as four months.
Almyra, Paphos: pack lightly for easy sun breaks with babies in Cyprus
Cyprus is a wonderfully warm and friendly country for a holiday with younger kids. This fabulous luxury hotel is right on the beach and a short stroll from the legendary town of Paphos. Everything from interconnecting rooms to babysitting services and Scott Dunn Explorers Kids Club is made for families. And Baby Go Lightly means you can order just about any baby equipment you need online when you book. Everything will be ready and waiting when you arrive, and you can pack like you did in your pre-parent days.
Niyama Private Islands, Maldives: the best family holiday destination for complete escapism
Scott Dunn Explorers Kids Club at Niyama Private Islands is the only one in the Maldives for under-threes. If that isn’t enough of a temptation, this gorgeous resort is trimmed with stunning beaches and offers a choice of spacious family villas with ocean views and private pools.
Saadiyat Rotana, Abu Dhabi: one of the best resorts for kids in the UAE
If it’s time to introduce younger kids to the delights of splashing around in warm pools, Saadiyat Rotana is the place. Apart from a toddler-friendly and huge zero-entry beach pool, the children’s mini-complex has a splash park, waterslides and a lazy river. Beach house is the design theme in all rooms or suites. And a choice of family villas with private pools gives you scope to stretch out if that’s the dream.
The recently opened Scott Dunn Explorers Kids Club at Saadiyat Rotana is yet another reason to consider Abu Dhabi for spring 2024. Not only does the club care for children from as young as six months, it also incorporates an innovative ‘sleep room’ for babies and toddlers, and offers Stargazers childcare from 8pm to 10pm every evening.
Shanti Maurice, Mauritius: treat yourself to low-season Indian Ocean indulgence
Shanti Maurice could have been designed just with children in mind. Its beaches are spectacular, soft and safe enough for the tiniest water baby. The family suites are flawlessly designed to make every moment of your stay blissfully easy and more than a little luxurious. The food is wonderful, and healthy, delicious menus for kids are a Shanti Maurice signature. Plus Mauritius without crowds of visitors is one of the loveliest Indian Ocean islands to explore with your little one.