Snow or Sun? Ideas for a February Family Holiday
Posted By Jo MacGregor on 20 August 2013
February is a fantastic month to go on a family holiday with the kids. Whether your children are very young or already ruling the roost they, and you, will appreciate the break.
Parents with school-age kids can travel during the half-term break, while those with a baby or toddler can set their sights on the other three weeks and avoid the crowds.
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With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, February is also the perfect time for a romantic retreat, and taking children with you doesn’t mean that there’s no time for wining and dining – many of our chosen luxurious resorts have brilliant childcare facilities.
I love getting away from it all in February. By this time of the year it can feel as if winter has been dragging on forever. So what better reason to escape somewhere sunny to top up those depleted vitamin D reserves?
Where to go
For skiing enthusiasts, February offers some of the best snow of the season, but competition for the finest chalets can be fierce, so book early if you want to introduce your kids to the slopes.
For those looking for something a bit warmer, February is also a great time to soak up some desert heat in countries like Dubaiand Egypt. With temperatures in the mid-20s centigrade in both countries, this is the best time to visit to avoid the scorching sun of high season.
You can also catch some blue skies closer to home by heading to the Canary Islands.With temperatures hitting the low 20s, this is ideal for those with delicate skin who also want to avoid the crowds.
If you want a real slice of sunshine, you may have to head a little further afield to the Caribbean islands,where temperatures are in the late 20s or low 30s on the centigrade scale. Relax on the stunning white sands of St Lucia, or swim in the clear aquamarine seas that lap the shores of Antigua. A trip to the Caribbean will give you a much needed break from the bleak winter weather, providing you with the chance to relax and recharge your batteries for the busy months ahead.
Our favourite places to stay in February
Here are a few of our top recommendations for the best February holidays for you and your family.
Skiing holidays in the Alps
February is perfect for Alpine skiers and newbies to the nursery slopes. To help you get ahead of the crowd, we’ve teamed up with skiing resort expert Sam Schmiegelow who has the inside track on all the best resorts, chalets and skiing lessons.
One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai
This stunning resort is a lush oasis in Dubai. Laid out like an Arabian Palace, the Royal Mirage is perfect for families, with interconnecting rooms, 1 km of private coastline and an all-inclusive kids club for children aged 4 to 11. Sports lessons offer older children an energetic outlet, while babysitting services are available if you want to sneak away for a romantic meal for two at the Eauzone beachside restaurant.
Windjammer Landing, Caribbean
You won’t be able to resist this luxurious, oceanfront resort, nestled into the hillside of St Lucia. Private villas and apartments, many with pools or hot tubs, come with a well-equipped kitchen but can also be booked on a half-board or all-inclusive basis. With gorgeous white sand beaches, kids’ pools and a delicious Caribbean cuisine, you’ll be spoilt from the moment you arrive.
Sheraton La Caleta, Tenerife
This spectacular 5-star hotel has a laid-back child-friendly atmosphere. There’s a kids club for 3–12-year-olds, with a range of supervised activities every day of the week. Older children will enjoy the Teens Club, giving you space to relax by the pool, stroll on the beach or relax in the beachfront bars and restaurants along the promenade.
Hyatt Regency, Sharm Egypt
With each room facing the Red Sea, the Hyatt Regency offers stunning views for all on this luxury family holiday. With a sophisticated shopping mall full of designer shops and a maze-like water world, there’s something here for all the family. The hotel also features interconnecting rooms and is perfectly located for trips to the National Park or Mount Sinai that can be organised by the concierge.
If you want to find out more about any of these luxurious family-friendly holidays, then please follow the links. Alternatively, give us a call on 01279 639600 to arrange to see them for yourself. Your next fun family holiday starts here.
For Luxury Family Holiday ideas in other months, go to Family Holiday Ideas by Month