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Best School Holiday Destinations for Families (2023)

We have chosen the Best School Holiday Destinations for Families. This list comprises Desert cities, Capital cities, Tropical Destinations, and Hidden gems.

Best School Holiday Destinations for Families (2023)


The Philippines is a great family holiday destination for the school holidays as it is very suitable for people of all ages. It means that kids, teenagers, and adults can find their best time here to play, have fun or relax.

The Philippines has a lot of sightseeing places, with the most famous being beaches, islands, jungles, and other types of nature. Furthermore, there are many parks where youngsters can enjoy cycling, running, and playing. Plus, there are many zoos here that are attractive for both children and adults.

For accommodation, the Philippines has all types of hotels and resorts. However, it is always suggested to stay at one of the overwater bungalows in the Philippines to experience a unique holiday. These bungalows are considered very romantic for adults and have many water activities that people of all ages can enjoy.

Overwater bungalows of Huma Island Resort and Spa, Philippines


Continuing with the tropical destinations, the next destination introduced is the Maldives. Maldives is the ultimate tropical destination and the main image of overwater bungalows when one talks about them. It is full of white sand beaches, crystal clear waters, and many different water sports activities.

Of course, as a tropical destination, most of the kid's activities will be related to water. If you are a family with kids, your children can enjoy activities such as diving and kitting or visit the kid's club to play with other children. 

Vacationing in the Maldives can be a little expensive, so look at the list of cheaper Maldives alternatives before you make your choice. But if you decide to visit the Maldives, you need to know about the best overwater bungalows at this destination. 

overwater bungalows in the Maldives


Let's not only talk about tropical destinations and overwater bungalows, shall we? Japan is unique, and there are many reasons that people of all ages love visiting this country. Let's look at only some of the activities you can do in Japan.

For families visiting Japan on school holidays, are any other reason, riding the world-famous Shinkansen trains is a must. These spotless fast trains are exciting for people of all ages. Furthermore, you can use these trains to travel between cities, and while traveling, you should consider cities with aquariums, as some extraordinary aquariums are present in Japan.

Just walking in the streets of Japan can be interesting. If you are an anime fan, you can walk on Tokyo's Harajuku Street, where you will probably see some people wearing anime customs and walking on the street. Also, if you are in Japan during the Cherry Blossom Festival season, you should participate in this unique event.

japanese women wearing japanese custome on the right with a blue umbrella looking at a mountain far away across the sea


We chose Spain as our next School Holiday Destination for Families because of its diversity. Spain has many interesting cities to visit, some are famous big cities such as Madrid and Barcelona, and some are smaller hidden gems of Europe, such as Toledo, Cadaqués, and Begur & Cala Sa Tuna.

If you travel to big cities in Spain with your family you get to enjoy all the privileges of big cities, such as famous restaurants, seeing the amazing architecture and famous old buildings. Plus, if you are into famous hotel brands, you can find the in the big cities. However, in the smaller cities, you get to enjoy a more calm vacation with your family in cities with narrow streets, beautiful beaches, and the sea.

You can use our specific Spain travel plan to your advantage. 

Aerial Panorama view of Barcelona city skyline


Morocco will be your one-of-a-kind family travel school holiday destination as this country is unique. By choosing this destination, you and your family get to see a new culture and experience a different lifestyle. 

You and your children can enjoy activities such as camel riding and sand skateboarding in one of the deserts of Morocco. You can also choose to stay in one of the desert camps of Morocco for the ultimate experience. If staying in the desert is not your cup of tea, you can choose to stay at one of the beach cities such as Agadir and learn surfing, or visit a more famous touristic city such as Marrakech.

view of Chefchaouen, the blue city of morocco


Mexico has many different cities to visit and many different attractions. You can decide to visit some of the best cenotes in Mexico, go and see the remaining Maya area, or choose Cancun and enjoy all your day in one of the all-inclusive family resorts of Cancun

If you decide to choose Cancun, you and your family get to enjoy your days swimming in the ocean and the pool, enjoying delicious food, engaging in watersport activities, and maybe even learning to kitesurf. But, if you decide to go around Mexico and explore, you get to see many different and famous sights. For example, you get to see Xcaret Park, which is an attraction both for adults and children, or you can choose to visit many different Maya ruins or the Las Pozas. 

Check the most famous attractions of Mexico before planning your trip.

Las Pozas ruins in mexico


Another unique experience for your family. Dubai is becoming more popular day by day as the country keeps improving in its tourism industry and offers more ways for families to have fun and explore the country.

In Dubai, you can enjoy activities such as camel riding and safari riding in the deserts, or you can enjoy your day at the water park, where you can fight the hot weather of the country in the summertime. Dubai is also the home of many greatest hotels in the world, such as the tallest hotel in the world, Burj Al Khalifa, and many 7-star hotels, such as Emirates Palace In Abu Dhabi. There are many hotels opening in Dubai year by year, and you can be one of the first ones to stay in some of the new hotels in Dubai opening this year.

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Apr 07, 2023

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