The top family destinations for travel in July 2020
19 November 2019
Regardless of the period of the year you are in, children only think of one thing: the summer holidays! Getting away, forgetting about school, sharing enjoyable moments with Mom and Dad… the month of July is synonymous with happiness and Little Guest Hotels Collection is very much aware of this. To make your family holidays unforgettable, we have selected 2020’s most beautiful destinations, to be visited in July.
1 – Bali
A getaway in the Emerald of the Equator
A tropical destination that is greatly loved by families, Indonesia and its enchanting sites will never cease to amaze both the young and old. This is the case with Bali, also nicknamed “Island of the Gods”, which offers an impressive diversity of landscapes and numerous places of worship of the Balinese Hinduism. A perfect dose of exoticism for a sunny July.
Villa Sungai, a true haven of peace where luxury and exclusivity reigns, is located on the South-west coast of Bali, in the traditional village of Cepaka, amidst the rice fields. Being unique in their bright Balinese style, the 6 minimalist rooms in this 5-star address will entice you to take some time out to relax.
Parents love: its exceptional location, the connecting rooms, the lovely concierge Made, the home-like atmosphere, the gourmet little dishes that are cooked and served directly in your villa, the relaxing massages and the yoga classes
Children love: the “Bali Babes” menu for gourmand babies, the still-hot homemade cookies to be savoured by the pool, the bespoke spa menu, the practical facilities made available to them to make their stay comfortable, the activities organized by a warm and dynamic staff and the tea parties with new friends
You should check out the following before leaving: Bali with your family, a practical guide
2 – Mauritius
The Pearl of the Indian Ocean
Renowned for its inhabitants’ legendary hospitality and kindness, Mauritius is the ideal place to stay for exploration-loving families, who seek after a change of scenery wherein family activities of all kinds abound. In addition to its extraordinary fauna and flora, the island has the most beautiful beaches of the Indian Ocean and numerous natural sites whereon you can recharge yourself and experience a complete disconnected.
With the Indian Ocean and the Morne Brabant as a backdrop, LUX* Le Morne ***** proves to be the hotel of your dreams for safe, luxurious and authentic accommodation. Built-in natural materials such as stone and wood, the establishment is inspired by the typical colonial architecture of Mauritius. A true journey through time.
Parents love: the ALL-INCLUSIVE formula, the high-quality babysitting service where babies are placed in good hands, the family and communicating rooms, the 5 swimming pools for fun family moments, the 2.400 m² spa and its unique thermal facilities, the wellness centre, the fitness room, the numerous land and water sports.
Children love: the multitude of activities offered at the children’s clubs the PLAY (3-11 years) and the STUDIO 17 (12-17 years) where treasure hunts, creative arts and local dance classes are organized, as well as lessons to learn the island’s language, movie screenings under the stars, swimming with dolphins, and going in search of one of the bottles hidden in the hotel’s garden containing a small gift…
You should check out the following before leaving: Mauritius with your family, a practical guide
3 – Mexico
A country of living folklore
A colourful destination that it is, Mexico has an impressive diversity of landscapes; between deserts and canyons, idyllic beaches and volcanoes, cities and wilderness. For a luxurious holiday in a safe and serene setting, Little Guest warmly recommends the Yucutan Peninsula, in the South-east of the country.
It is on this little piece of paradise on earth that you will find the sumptuous 5-star Paradisus Playa Del Carmen La Esmeralda Hotel, bordered by the crystalline waters of the Caribbean Sea. This haven of peace is undoubtedly the most sought-after all-inclusive resort for families seeking after sumptuousness and exoticism.
Parents love: the seaside atmosphere of the adjoining private beach, the festive atmosphere, the garden of Eden and its two outdoor lagoons pools, the babysitting service, the haute cuisine of the complex’s 14 restaurants, its sublime rooms wherein luxury and tranquillity reign, and the exclusive “Family Concierge” services that ensure comfort and prestige to families
Children love: the water park and its toboggans, the paddling pool that is reserved for the little ones, the free Kids-club programs which are suitable for all age groups (from 12 months to 12 years), the adventures and excursions to explore the surroundings , the video games room, the night outings organized with friends until 8 pm, the sports and water activities with Mom and Dad, the nearby Xcaret Archaeological Eco-park, and the exploration of the Mayan archaeological sites
You should check out the following before leaving: Mexico with your family, a practical guide
4 – Punta Cana
The Coconut Coast
Do you wish for or need a relaxing family holiday? Book your tickets for the Dominican Republic in the heart of the Caribbean. Its utopian beach is bordered by crystalline waters that harbour a coral reef that stretches for about 60 kilometres, as well as its numerous exotic animal species such as the manatee and the humpback whale.
In order to blend idyllic scenes, luxurious comfort and childlike universe, drop your bags at Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana, which is elegantly set facing the Atlantic Ocean. Directly inspired by the eponymous TV channel, the 5-star resort pays homage to the children’s favourite cartoon heroes such as Sponge Bob, Dora the Explorer or “Pat ‘Patrouille” the Paw Patrol, who wander all over the resort.
Parents love: the Vassa Spa and the wellness programs for a relaxing break in duet, the family suites and exclusive villas, the babysitting service provided by a highly qualified staff, the Vino Vino wine bar for the high-end tastings, and the various cultural outings and family activities on offer in the region
Children love: the interstellar decor of the Spacewalker restaurant for an express trip to the cosmos; the possibility of living a few days in the pineapple house of Sponge Bob; the 9 swimming pools; the incredible kids-club where children from 4 years old enjoy themselves to the fullest in a colourful and stimulating play area; the NickelodeonTM Place, where a ton of entertaining and fun activities take place; and the Sports & Entertainment Center to spend yourself
You should check out the following before leaving: the Dominican Republic with your family, a practical guide
5 – Brittany
Head for the Armorican Peninsula
France is the world’s leading tourist destination, and for good reason. With a Capital that is loved by people all over the world, varied regions between land and sea, an unmatched culinary tradition, the Douce France is an ideal destination for family holidays. Head for Brittany, one of the most popular regions amongst the French people, where natural beaches and mythical creeks shape the landscape and amaze the enchanted little eyes.
Located in the heart of the beautiful regional park of Brière, the Domaine de La Bretesche is a kids-friendly hotel where luxury and tranquillity are the watchwords. Listed as a historical monument since 1926, the hotel facility boasts an authentic and natural décor. Its 31 rooms and 5 villas make it an intimist destination, wherein the little ones and their parents enjoy long moments of complacency.
Parents love: the connecting rooms and villas overlooking the lake; the inner courtyard or the renowned Bretesche Golf Course; the gourmet restaurant, Le Montaigu, led by a Michelin-starred chef, Frédéric Murati; the wine cellar made up of French grands crus; the spa area with infrared sauna and treatment and massage booths; the fitness centre with state-of-the-art facilities; and the 18-hole golf course for perfecting their golfing skills
Children love: the free bike rental to visit the area; the caring babysitters; the games consoles; the books and board games made available to them; the sports and water activities in the surrounding areas, such as horse riding and kayaking at sea; the organised excursions, setting off from the estate to visit the “Chaumière des marionettes” (Puppet Cottage); or to get a full dose of adventures at Celtaventura Park
You should check out the following before leaving: Brittany with your family, a practical guide
6 – Sardinia
Girl of the Mediterranean sea
Sardinia is a European destination that is not to be overlooked. While basking on the beaches that run along the 2,000 sqm coastline, the mountains will aw you with its amazing landscapes, enticing you to undertake an unforgettable hiking session, to conquer the rugged Sardinian landscape. Being natural and authentic, the island is dreamlike and offers a multitude of family activities that animate these fabulous places.
A perfect blend between lush vegetation and an idyllic beach, Le Dune Resort & Spa is a special 4-star address where families who seek after sunbathing can find refuge during their holidays in July. Nestled at the heart of a 280,000 sqm park, the resort consists of 5 luxurious hotels with exceptional facilities and services.
Parents love: the rooms and suites overlooking the Sardinia Sea; the babysitting service and nursery with baby bottle area for cajoling babies; the theoretical catamaran, surfing or canoeing lessons; the horse riding along the beach; the musical and theatrical shows in the evening; the Sabine SPA and its freshwater pools, steam room, cardio fitness centre and relaxation area.
Children love: the Kids-clubs for all age groups (from 2 to 18 years old – free for children from 4 years old and on); the Duneland Castle, where creative workshops, cocooning sessions and cinema sessions are being organized; the two swimming pools and the Peter Pan restaurant which have been exclusively reserved for them; the educational course on vegetable gardening; the visit to our feathered friends at the poultry house; the 10,000 sqm Village Fantasia playground; the caring and professional facilitators; the sports courses and tournaments
You should check out the following before leaving: Sardinia with your family, a practical guide
If you’re more an August holidaymaker, don’t worry! At Little Guest, we have prepared a list of the best destinations for a family holiday in August!
Pernell, 23 years old, travel lover, from Angers, France