Luxury and budget aren’t two words you often hear in the same sentence, but it is possible to take the kids to some of the world’s most spectacular places without breaking the bank.

1/12 The Maldives

The Maldives is a mecca of gorgeous beaches, fascinating sea life and dozens of family activities. Staying in a five-star resort will easily set you back £10,000, but this turquoise paradise has plenty to offer budget-conscious families too. Independent accommodation and local restaurants also provide a more authentic experience than huge resorts.