Island vacations can be the perfect option for summer getaways, winter escapes, or celebrations. The island vacation destination you choose will depend on the time of year you are taking your family trip. After all, you may not want to visit a Caribbean Island in the middle of hurricane season. And traveling to French Polynesia probably won’t happen if you only have five days available for your family vacation. Today, I am sharing the amazing island vacations you should consider for your epic family trip. One of them should be exactly what your family is looking for when you want to spend a little time away from home.
You simply cannot go wrong when you visit any of the Greek Islands for a family vacation. While all those islands are amazing, Crete is often considered one of the best. After all, it has pink sand beaches, lush landscape, charming towns, and lots of ancient history.
Head into the town of Rethymnon to purchase items from the handicraft shops. Dine in one of the restaurants that serve authentic Greek cuisine before leaving.
Other fun things to do on this island include visiting the Cove of Balos, checking out the Samaria Gorge, and relaxing on the pink sand at Elafonisi Beach. If time allows, you can also take a boat over to the island of Spinalonga. This island is uninhabited, so you will find the peace and quiet you need.
Island vacations can be a lot of fun. But they are even better when you choose to add an island to your vacation in Australia!
Lord Howe Island is quite small. It is only five miles long and one mile wide. Yet, there is plenty to do on the island.
Hike to the summits of both mountains. Relax on any of the dozen beaches. Wander through the rainforest to see the native birds. And snorkel amongst the marine life and coral reefs.
Don’t worry, at the end of each day, you can return to your luxurious accommodations. Basically, a visit to this island will allow you to see what paradise is really like.
Check out this itinerary for a family vacation in Australia and New Zealand. It may include a few amazing activities your family would love during this incredible time away from home!
All the Hawaiian Islands are perfect for island vacations with family. However, the Big Island offers everything your family will want for a week or two away from home.
Start by spending time exploring the lava tubes and volcanic formations inside Volcanoes National Park. Enjoy long conversations while drinking Kona coffee. You will get bonus points if you visit a Kona coffee plantation!
More memories will be made while stargazing from the summit of Mauna Kea. Although, you can make similar memories while walking along the black sand at Punalu’u Beach.
The options are practically unlimited when you choose to vacation on this Hawaiian Island.
If you are searching for some of the most stunning islands in the world, I recommend the Galapagos Islands. These islands are the best option when you want to spend time out in nature and in the water. Swim amongst these eighteen islands to see some of the magnificent marine life.
On land, keep an eye open for the Galapagos penguin, blue-footed boobie, flamingos, and marine iguanas. You can do that while spending time on the shoreline, hiking Isla Bartolome, or exploring the Highlands of Santa Cruz.
Then participate in a years’ long tradition of delivering mail to another island. Simply stop at Floreana’s Post Office and pick up mail that needs to be dropped off at the island you are visiting next. This tradition of delivering mail like this has been in place since the 1800s.
There are so many things to do in the Galapagos Islands. Your family will want to check them all off your list during your visit.
Vancouver Island is a popular island in British Columbia, Canada. Most people spend their time in the city of Victoria. However, there are so many places to see on this island. And since Victoria is on the southern tip, those same people miss quite a bit during their stay.
If you want to explore more of this island, you may want to consider staying in Tofino. Or another destination that is near the middle of the island. This way you can drive to the north, south, east, and west to see all the sights on your list.
A couple things you will want to make sure are on your list of things to do on Vancouver Island include whale watching, bear watching, and wandering around the Butchart Gardens.
Mallorca is the third largest island in Spain. It is part of the Balearic Islands. A visit to this island will have you appreciating the culture that has been preserved for centuries. Your family can spend hours exploring the city streets. Or you can relax on one of the sandy beaches.
Just don’t miss the Serra de Tramuntana region. This is where you can see charming Majorcan villages like Valldemossa.
These are some of the amazing island vacations you will want to consider for your next family trip. There are others and I can share them with you if none of these are of interest to your family. After you have chosen the best island destination for your family vacation, I will personalize an itinerary that will have you all making memories you will cherish forever.
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