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Lisa Allan’s Hot Picks

FourSeasons1I love 5 star and my absolute favourite Resorts / Hotels are  Four Seasons  – they really know how to look after Me and my kids and best of all they are all over the world!

Not only are they great for the little kids they are perfect for big kids and Nanny and Poppy too!

My Favourite Resort is Four Seasons Bora Bora – like all Four Seasons Resorts they offer a Kids for All Seasons programme which gives them their own robe and slippers, cookies and milk at bed time for the
little ones. FourSeasons2The kids clubs are educational and fun, Kids are not stuck in a room colouring in they are outdoors doing supervised activities  like cooking lessons, marine biology and underwater treasure hunts and for the Teenages they have their own Island (chill Island) which is their own private stretch of beach full of water sports and an indoor entertainment centre with their own internet café.
While the kids are happy Mum and Dad are happy!

 


Lisa Maddox’s Hot Picks

Cruise1My favourite holiday for families is a cruise.  Out of Sydney now there are so many options and will vary depending on the age of your children, but you can’t go wrong.  My children keep asking “when can we go on another cruise” after taking a trip on Royal Caribbean in the Caribbean a couple of years ago.  It’s a great option to combine with a trip to Disneyworld.  My children loved the fact there were so many activities on board – sports courts, ice skating, rock climbing and the newer ships with Royal Caribbean now have the Dreamworks Experience on board with character dining, parades etc as well as  flow riders,  zip lines, surf simulators and minigolf.  The ideal trip would to be combine 2 x 7 night cruises back to back – just to give you enough time to experience everything the ship has on offer as well as seeing the ports in full.  Carnival, Royal Caribbean and Celebrity are all based in Sydney over the summer season so you now have plenty of options.

Cruise2My other favourite is Sailing in the Whitsundays is my perfect family holiday.  We sailed on board a luxury catamaran for a 7 night trip from Airlie Beach – 4 adults and 4 children.  It made me appreciate how lucky we are here in Australia so much – to sail in waters that are sparkling clean and anchor at deserted coves and white sand beaches was an absolute delight.  We had whales right by our boat, saw dolphins, dugongs, stingrays, turtles and beautiful coral and fish.
We finished off with 4 nights at Hamilton Island where the children good enjoy the zoo and catamarans while the adults had a game of tennis.  Everyone should experience a sailing trip in the Whitsundays at least once in their lifetime!

 

 

 


Heather Del Vecchio’s Hot Picksimage002

 

One of my favourite resorts is Jean Michel Cousteau Resort – I loved the way they really care for the children plus there are nanny’s provided for each child under the age of 5 and then 6-12 years are catered for in the “Bula Club”.   They have their own small toddler pool and water park and children can dine together if they want or with their parents.
They have lots of repeat families because the children really love the resort image001and the facilities.

 

 

 

 


Lauren Richmond’s Hot Picks

Best Family Resort The Oberoi Lombok
OBEROI LOMBOKIts location is the first attraction, Lombok is like a step back in time compared to Bali, My Favourite spot in Indonesia.

A Tropical hideaway for the family with 24 acres of lush vegetation and an exclusive beach frontage, everything has been thought of here. An all villa resort with large and spacious rooms, The Two bedroom Villa is gorgeous and would be perfect for families with Teen’s due to the private pool.
Children staying at The Oberoi, Lombok are in for a real treat. The hotel facilitates a fully-supervised children’s programme, for kids of 4 years and upwards, offering games, sports and a wide variety of creative educational activities including craft classes. All of this is designed to ensure that the youngsters have as much fun when they are on holiday as their parents do. Many of the activities utilise the outstanding features and amenities of the resort, including the extensive gardens, the swimming pool and the soft white sand beach.

Best Feature is the Resorts Onsite Turtle Incubation tanks where if you are lucky you can release them back into the ocean when they are old enough.


Debbie Collins Hot Picks
HollywoodHotel
How can you not love Disneyland as a family holiday destination? I took my nieces and nephews on a dream holiday we choose Disneyland Hong Kong with the shorter flight and affordability being the determining factors. Staying at the Hollywood Hotel made the ‘Disney’ experience truly complete. The atmosphere exudes excitement and happiness.

The staff were fabulous and the convenience of the location made life simple. At the time of our trip (late Sept) Disneyland was celebrating Halloween and when they celebrate they certainly do so in style. The hotel’s gift shop was packed with scary treats and surprises and the restaurants were also suitably themed. The mouth watering buffet served in the Mickey Restaurant is not to be missed – a definite highlight of the trip!

Hollywood-Hotel-Hong-Kong-BusThemed foods served in abundance, chocolate fountain and dessert bar are just some of the treats. Several years on and I am still the best Aunty in the world they still talk about this magical vacation.

 

 

 


Sue Stuart’s Hot Pick

OutriggerI like to book the Outrigger On the Lagoon Fiji for families. I recently had a family stay at this Resort and we were able to guarantee 2 interconnecting superior resort view hotel rooms at time of reservation. There are always lots of fun activities going on around the resort and pool. I also think the adults only pool is a great place for parents to relaxed while the children are enjoying the activities.

I also like the fact that if you book a Deluxe Ocean View room, suite or bure you receive the Talai butler service which offers champagne & canapés delivered every afternoon to your room ! These butlers also assist in recommending tours & activities and making restaurant reservations.


Dayna Porter’s Hot Pick

My Favourite holiday for families with older children would no doubt be a cruise through the Galapagos Islands.

DaynaNational Geographic Expeditions offers departures throughout the season specifically for families – they really gear the activities toward the ages of children on board and make it both an educational and fun experience!

Accompanying each departure is a team of experts – ranging from marine biologists to photographers – they will be able to share their knowledge and experiences on the local culture, wild life and diverse landscapes.

I have no doubt you will be in awe of the pristine islands as you swim with playful baby sea lions, roam with the humongous giant tortoises and gaze at the Blue Footed Boobies.

Add on a trip to the Amazon or explore the beautiful beaches of Brazil for a trip of a lifetime both you and the children will love!


Angela Clarke’s Hot Pick

Over the years I have booked a number of families to Disney World, Orlando, Florida.

disneyEven though the hotels are more expensive I really would recommend staying at a Disney Hotel whilst visiting Disney World.

It just makes everything easier for you to enjoy your stay and maximise your fun.

Also if staying at a Disney hotel your Disney Magic Express transfers to/from Orlando airport are included, together with complimentary transportation between them parks and Downtown Disney and, Extra Magical hours.

Animal Kingdom Lodge is my favourite it is just like a being on a real African Safari!

My biggest tip is plan ahead as the distances between the parks are considerable, as there are 4 theme parks, 2 water parks, two entertainment districts and a sports complex.


Margaret Hudspeth

I like staying at the Padma Legion, its centrally located on Legion Beach, and just a short distance from the shops and restaurants of Seminyak.

1The property was renovated 2013 making it lighter and fresher. The ballroom was converted into an indoor and outdoor Kid’s Club .

The Padma caters for children in two age groups offering:
The Wolly Kids Club for 2 – 9 year olds and a Games Centre for 10 -17 year olds.
As I head off to enjoy the Spa I see the children heading of for their activities in the kids club where they enjoy face painting, games, Indonesian classes and even cooking classes. I almost feel like joining them for the cooking class.

The large tropical gardens have two great pools with plenty of room for everyone to spread out.
2The resort never feels full even in peak season.
The huge lagoon pool meanders around the resort it.

Has a waterfall, a pool bar and snack bar service as well as a dedicated children’s pool and outdoor play area with slides. The 2nd pool is a large infinity pool.

The Padma is proud of its large rooms.
The new family rooms offer a master room and a children’s room with twin beds two bathrooms and a living area and private balcony at reasonable prices.


Ian Cooper’s Hot Picks

image001My favourite family holiday in Australia would be the Peppers  Salt  Resort & Spa or Mantra on Salt at Kingscliff on the Tweed Coast .

The fully self- contained one , two and  three bedroom apartments are perfect for families and the resorts have all the facilities that adults and children could ever need  for a great holiday break.

Located between the 2 properties is Salt Village with a mix of bars and restaurants with cuisine to cater for even the fussiest eater – from burgers at the Beach Bar & Bistro to the renowned Fins at Salt or Bellini Italian Restaurant – as well as a convenience store and kids club.

image002Both are right on the water with a patrolled beach with barbeques, children’s playground and park and only 20 minutes away from the Gold Coast.

The bike ride along the beach to Kingscliff is recommended and  the properties provide all equipment required.

Peppers Bale Salt in the same complex is the 5 star intimate hideaway with luxury suites that will suit couples wanting a more lavish holiday.


Nicole Reber 

Since having my 3 kids, Saxon Mackenzie and Morgan.  I appreciate how important the small details are when travelling with children. If you can find a holiday which has something for everyone – Mum, Dad and the kids, then everyone will enjoy themselves.

My favourite resorts are Jean Michel Cousteau’s and Castaway Island. I just love the ease of both these Islands, everything is at your fingertips. My kids love  all the activities from Snorkelling, Stand-up Paddle boarding, basket weaving the list goes on and on.