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The end of the summer period is a season of opportunity for those who wish to enjoy a milder climate in the Northern Hemisphere without necessarily dealing with the crowds of tourists and, in the Southern Hemisphere, for those looking to enjoy the last pleasant weeks of the dry season. Here are our most beautiful destinations to delight your entire tribe.
The Mythical Island
The largest of the Greek islands is a wholesome experience, where you may find the beauties of the Mediterranean. Being a land of mythology and civilizations, it is full of treasures and vestiges of its past glory.
Vacationers move from surprise to surprise by discovering the exceptional diversity of its landscapes. On the North coast, discover its picturesque fishing ports and sun-drenched beaches; inland, set off on its steep paths dominated by the venerable Mount Ida (2450 m), then descend to the South through the longest gorges in Europe.
Its typical villages, the reception of its inhabitants and the delights of its kitchen guarantee you a stay filled with charm and greediness.
If there are plenty of good landings on the island, we particularly recommend the Daios Cove Luxury Resort & Villas *****, near the small town of Agios Nikolaos. Considered by many to be the best hotel in Crete, this magnificent natural stone establishment unfolds in a protected cove and lined with white sand.
Treat yourself to the specialities offered by the hotel’s 6 restaurants and bars, dive into the Mediterranean whose temperature is particularly ideal at this time of the year, or pamper yourself in a huge 2500 m² spa.
The Daios Cove has a stunning Kids Club, a nursery with a lot of awakening activity for the little ones, and WELCOMES children under 12 years in its suites and villas.
A real joy.
The pearl of the Balearic Islands
The month of September is undoubtedly the best time to go to Mallorca.
The sea is warm, the outside temperatures are pleasant, and the turnout is beyond reasonable. If the success of the island is undeniable between June and August, Mallorca is nevertheless a great natural destination.
Indeed, it holds the Serra de Tramuntana, a beautiful mountain range which, between the cliffs of Cape Formentor on the North coast, and its summit, Puig Major (1445 m), offers breathtaking views. Discover orange trees, almond trees, olive trees and vineyards while visiting the inland, or enjoy its beautiful beaches before diving into the turquoise water of its coves.
And what’s better for a successful stay than a luxury hotel? The St. Regis Mardavall Majorque Resort *****, South of Palma de Mallorca, is one of the most beautiful establishments on the island, and guarantees dream services for the most demanding families. Its vast rooms, tennis courts, luxury spa and splendid golf courses are a real must.
The kids club welcomes young and old from 3 to 12 years old and offers disguises, sports lessons, DIY activities or exciting treasure hunts. Between two boat or sea dive trips, do not miss visiting the Aqualand or Marineland parks nearby.
Island of the gods
This magical territory immediately evokes dreamlike landscapes, mysterious rites and astonishing flavours. And Bali is indeed a stunning experience for those who venture there.
At the foot of its venerable volcanoes, roam the authentic villages and meet its friendly locals, organize family treks in the hills where the World Heritage-listed rice fields unfold, visit the Buddhist and Hindu temples with millenary architecture, or enjoy one of the best cuisines in the world.
Its black sand beaches, its authentic small ports and its marine reserves with magnificent corals and fish with a thousand colours are also inescapable from a trip to Bali.
What better than landing in a luxurious haven of tranquillity to go on an adventure with your little tribe? Built in the midst of terraced landscapes that extend to the Southwest of the island, Villa Sungai ***** is designed to make you feel at home, but at a level of rarely achieved luxury and exclusivity.
The service is personalized, and you can enjoy a whole relaxation with your loved ones thanks to children’s spa treatments, a magnificent infinity pool, or the delicious home-made dishes created by the villa’s chefs. Playgrounds, dance lessons, introduction to diving or snorkelling, the villa has all the assets for the whole family to spend an unforgettable stay.
Full of charm
September is an ideal time to fly to Mauritius. Indeed, during the dry season, the climate is mild and temperatures between 22 ° and 28 °. This diving paradise is surrounded by a huge coral reef and crystal-clear waters which outdo the most beautiful spots in the world.
It is a tranquil destination, where you can indulge with all your family to the pleasures of the pristine sandy beaches at the edge of paradisiacal lagoons. The local culinary specialties are the image of its population: diverse and authentic, and you will not be able to resist the temptation to taste the most beautifully grilled crustaceans, directly on the beach…
Visit the South of the island, discover the sacred Grand-Bassin lake and its beautiful Hindu temples, venture into the rainforest of the central valley to meet the many endemic species, and contemplate the reliefs, including the Morne Brabant (556 m), which dominates the Southwest and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
At its feet, extends a sanctuary of peace and one of our most beautiful hotels of Mauritius: LUX* Le Morne *****. All rooms face directly on the ocean, and many of them can be connected to each other: ideal for living with your children in comfort and safety.
The property provides guests with all they can dream of: car rental for excursions, a 2400 m² spa, diving, kayaking, sailing, water skiing and more. Kids of ages 3 to 11 will have fun at the Kids Club Play and its myriad activities, while the older kids will be able to satisfy their curiosity and passions at Studio 17, a superbly supervised teen club.
The Maldives and its absolutely sumptuous islands have always been a dream come true for families looking for peace and quiet in the heart of the Indian Ocean.
It is on the island of Kanifinolhu, in the heart of the Maldives and the Indian Ocean, that you will have the pleasure of discovering the Kani Resort Club Med ****. Surrounded by turquoise waters and sandy beaches, this establishment is breathtaking. Specially designed to welcome the most demanding families, this luxurious hotel is divided into two parts: the beach where the top-of-the-range bungalows are set up and the sea itself where the incredible La Manta houses on stilts unfurl like tentacles.
Its idyllic location makes it a paradise for surfers in search of thrills, couples looking for a cocoon of calm, and families wishing to spend an extraordinary holiday on a paradise island. Palm trees, coral reefs, sun loungers… what more could you ask for?
To reach this extraordinary hotel, you only need to take a seaplane or a boat (30 minutes) from Male International Airport, the capital of the Maldives.
The hotel offers an unrivalled range of dining facilities, an extraordinary quality of welcome and a heavenly atmosphere that is equally suitable for children and parents alike. And don’t forget that September is the ideal month for families to go whale watching off the island in search of warmer waters.
What more could you ask for?
You’d rather go to France or nearby? No problem! To help you, Little Guest has prepared a selection of hotels that are perfect for a relaxing family weekend during the last days of summer.
HAVE A NICE TRIP!
Jean-Philippe, 34 years old, musician and travel lover, from Brussels, Belgium
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