So, what’s next on your travel itinerary? Dreaming is hardly a bad thing when it comes to travel, after all. The world is full of such exquisite destinations and discoveries that the travel-lover will never have enough time to see. And yet, some of these can make for once-in-a-lifetime experiences with your family by your side.
What makes for a perfect bucket-list luxury vacation with the whole family is a place that is well-known for its sights, delectable cuisine, and comfortable, safe hotels. We have put together for you a list of some such top family bucket list vacations that you can plan and save for. What we can promise is a magical experience regardless of the time and money you invest.
A Scenic Trip to Montego Bay, Jamaica
Few islands can live up to the Caribbean’s repute as a scenic haven as Jamaica. The island is known for its abundance of rivers meandering through verdant valleys, towering mountain peaks, and one of the largest coffee plantations in the world.
The third-most populous city on the island, Montego Bay, has attractions for every type of tourist, including families looking for a scenic getaway. Most Montego Bay Jamaica resorts are also tailored to family staycations to make your experience comfortable and secure.
Plan a trip to Montego Bay with your family and witness a fascinating nexus of cultures, teeming with locals, visitors, and foreigners who have made their homes there. There are plenty of vivacious clubs and pubs, fine restaurants, art streets, and gorgeous landmarks in Montego Bay, in addition to the city’s sparkling, energetic beaches.
Fantastic Wildlife at The Galapagos
The Galapagos Islands are best known for their out-worldly beauty, dotted with the most exquisite wildlife and birds to spot and appreciate with your family. You may spend the day seeing flamingos and penguins, as well as red-throated hummingbirds and birds with red balloons for throats. You can also take an underwater trip to spot wonderful sea animals for some enduring memories.
Many different-sized ships and boats cruise the islands while carrying naturalists or scientists to enhance the visitor experience. In addition to the breath taking treks, snorkelling excursions, and other activities, children and their parents can tour the bridge, tie knots with the captain, take part in ice cream sundae socials, and perform in talent shows for a power-packed trip.
Sunsets at the Stonehenge
The only remaining lintelled stone circle in the world, Stonehenge is the most intricately designed structure in existence. One of the largest cremation cemeteries known in Neolithic Britain is located at the earliest level of the monument.
By dusk, Stonehenge is closed to visitors, but if you want to see the sunset behind the stones, you can reserve a special access ticket. You can access the stone circle even after regular hours with the Stone Circle Experience pass that lets you explore the stones until nine o’clock at night. You may alternatively plan for a day trip from London that includes Stonehenge, Windsor Castle, and the well-known town of Bath, all in a single day!
Take a Swim in the Azores
Comprising a chain of islands in the North Atlantic, the Azores are the ideal location for an exciting and relaxed, off-the-beaten-path trip with your family. If you are in for some adventure, the spectacular beauty and verdant landscape of the “Hawaii of Europe” has much to offer.
The archipelago is dotted with active volcanoes, geothermal hot springs, and lava swimming holes. These islands are also excellent locations for dolphin and whale watching, so you and your family can go snorkelling for a memorable experience.
The Azores also have a thriving culture rooted in a lengthy, nuanced history and numerous customs. One can find fascinating artisanal products like mosaic tiling, ceramics, cheesemaking, embroidery, and much more among these time-honored Azorean traditions.
Go for an African Safari
Travelling to Africa for a wildlife safari should be on your family’s bucket list if you are in for an adventurous day out in the wild. The African leopard, African lion, Cape buffalo, African elephant, and rhinoceros are the “Big Five” that you must see while on one.
While bumping along in the untamed bush with guides who relate tales of the wild, families can get astonishingly and safely near elephants, lions, zebras, rhinos, and more, guaranteeing the most surreal of moments.
There are many places to think about, but South Africa and Kenya often have outstanding kid-friendliness. Tanzania is renowned for its magnificent game reserves, including the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Craters. You can also take self-drive tours in some parks, though it is advisable to have a guide along if it is your first safari or you are travelling with kids.
A Luxurious Staycation in the Maldives
The opulent waters and beaches of the Maldives are where you should head next if you are looking for a laidback, luxurious vacation with the family. The Maldives is made up of 1200 coral islands and sandbanks and makes for a top-notch family bucket list trip for many.
As far as the unique experiences in the Maldives are concerned, you may spend time learning and educating your kids about marine life on the Velaa Private Island with marine biologists or hop on an actual submarine to explore life underwater.
Other than these, the Maldives also offer excellent spa services, unique meals, Maldivian language courses, snorkelling, and glass-bottom boat trips for a fun-filled, memorable family trip.
So, Where’s Your Traveling Family Headed Next?
There are many boundary-pushing vacations that are appropriate for families of all ages, interests, and budgets around the world. It all comes down to what you and your family are planning for next. While some locations cater to clans seeking cultural enrichment and stunning natural beauties, others entice adrenaline-loving families looking for action-packed adventures and wildlife encounters in remote locations.
So, what’s next on your family vacation bucket list?