May Sunshine holiday Ideas for families
Posted By Jo MacGregor on 21 August 2013
With spring in full bloom and temperatures hotting up around the globe, May is a beautiful month to take a family holiday. If you have small children, the first few weeks are a great time to avoid the crowds, and jet off to a peaceful place for some quality time with your baby or toddler.
Families with school-age children can also make the most of the long bank holiday weekends at the beginning of the month, or take off during half-term for a fun-packed luxury holiday.
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May is when the weather in the Med transitions from spring to summer, so those looking for cooler temperatures should travel at the beginning of the month. For guaranteed sunshine, head to one of the Med’s many stunning islands – for lazy days relaxing on the beach or exploring the picturesque towns and resorts that line the shore.
Those looking for something a bit hotter should head even further afield to the Caribbean, where sunny days and balmy nights keep temperatures in the late 20s.
Where to go
With warm temperatures and blue skies, May is a great month to take the kids away from it all for a well-deserved half-term break.
With a long weekend or two at the beginning of May, you could also take this opportunity to jet off somewhere quiet and sunny with your little ones.
For May, think Mediterranean island holidays. From Greekto Spanish islands, there’s so much choice at this time of year. With a diverse and dramatic landscape, Creteis full of intriguing places to explore and May is a great time to see Cyprus. The sea, however, won’t start to warm up until the very end of the month.
Our favourite places to stay in May
Here is a mini selection of the hotels we most enjoyed staying at throughout May.
Daios Cove, Crete
Built out of local stone, this stunning hotel is at one with its surroundings. Welcoming to both couples and families, the hotel’s children’s club is run by the highly esteemed World Wide Kids Company to Ofsted standards, so you know your children will be in safe hands. The one-bedroom villas are perfect for families and there’s plenty to see and do in this glorious beachside resort.
This luxurious resort has everything that you and your family need for an utterly indulgent holiday. The Anassa resort also has superb extras for families, with their baby-go-lightly service offering most baby-necessary items, such as cots, bottle warmers and even bedtime milk, free of charge. With a range of fine dining restaurants, swimming pools and tennis courts, there’s also plenty to keep adults entertained at this decadent resort.
Carlisle Bay, Antigua
One of the world’s best resorts, this elegant and luxurious boutique hotel has just 82 suites, making it a restful and seductive place to stay. Resting on a private golden sandy beach, the Carlisle Bay resort may not be the cheapest, but it is the most enticing. With a children’s club starting from 6-months old and babysitting from 3 months, you’ll be able to sneak some hours just for yourself at this fabulous resort.
One of the newest hotels in the Algarve, this luxurious 5-star hotel is perfect for families who love style. The Conrad Children’s Club is available for kids aged 3+ and there’s a selection of interconnecting rooms and suites that have been designed with families in mind. With heated pools, a luxurious spa and a tennis court, this beautiful hotel will cater to your every whim.
Bahia Del Duque, Tenerife
Widely considered to be the best hotel in the Canaries, the Bahia Del Duque is the perfect destination for May; a holiday here during the May half-term is usually 30% cheaper than it would be in October’s half-term. Laid out like a traditional 19thcentury Canarian village, the design is exquisite, and with a children’s club, heated pools and watersports on offer, there’s something for all the family.
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