Can You Have a Luxury Holiday with Small Children in Tow?
No-one wants to be the parent at a luxury hotel pool with the child that won’t stop screaming. While people of all walks of life go on luxury holidays, there is a certain prestige you expect from a luxury holiday. Can you still have a luxury holiday even if you have small children in tow? Let’s take a look at some of the things you can do.
One of the easiest ways to enjoy a luxury holiday with small children is to make it as private as possible. Many people love to visit the Greek islands for their sun, sea, and stunning beaches. Instead of spending all of your time searching for the right hotel, why not look for one of the many Mykonos luxury villas available to rent?
Having your own villa is absolutely perfect when you have small children. Everyone has their own space and you might even have a private pool to splash around in. Even if you are in a cluster of private villas, you might find that not too much noise travels between them. Therefore, you can allow your children to run riot without any disturbing anyone.
Going private also allows you to set whatever schedule you need. Want to stay in bed for a long lie-in? With a private villa, you do not have to worry about missing breakfast. Want to put the kids down for a nap in the middle of the day? You can do so without worrying about interfering with housekeeping. BlueVillas specialises in perfect villas all over Mykonos and with their help you should be able to find the right private villa for you and your family.
Talk to Your Children Beforehand
If you are going to stay in luxury accommodation, you might want to consider having a small chat with your children before you go away. Even young children can understand that there are some places where they should behave. With the right encouragement, you can help them to understand that you are going to be staying in a nice place.
While they are allowed to relax and have fun, you should warn them that there are other people who are looking to relax too. Try to find a luxury family hotel. Patrons here are more likely to be understanding of you dealing with over-excited children compared to if you were staying at a hotel which usually did not get a lot of families.
Know Your Restrictions
Having small children in tow when planning a luxury holiday is going to throw up some problems. If there is a hotel that you know you like, you might be surprised to find that it is adults only when you book it. Likewise, some high-end restaurants might not be the happiest to see you turn up with children.
You will also have some restrictions in terms of the activities you can do. Unless there is a kids’ club you can send your children to, you will need to look after them throughout the day. This means that you might not get to do any of the activities you have done before. If you liked to do extreme activities like paragliding or rock climbing, you obviously will not be able to them with children in tow. Prepare to have a very different holiday compared to what you might have enjoyed in your childless years.
Head Somewhere with Plenty of Options
If you are certain that you want to have the perfect luxury vacation when you head away, you should think about heading to a location which has plenty of options for you. Some people might think that going to a villa or hotel in the middle of nowhere is the way to do it. However, this can leave you lacking things to do or with small children in a hotel which is not the best environment for them to be in.
Going to a popular location will always have its drawbacks, especially if you are used to a little peace and quiet. There will be a lot more people here but that also brings more opportunity for you to be able to do things.
So, can you go on a luxury holiday and take your children with you? It might take a bit more planning than you would usually do but it is entirely possible. From finding the right place to stay to the perfect activities to do throughout the day, there are plenty of opportunities waiting for you to grab. Planning is a key part of any holiday and you need to make sure that it is at the forefront of this holiday. Before you know it, you could be sitting in the sunshine with your children on your dream luxury holiday!
And if you want more travel tips for travelling in general with children then head over to Jaime’s post about saving your sanity when travelling with children. It is packed with really useful information!