From Costa del Sol to Corfu, Orlando to Maldives, I’ve got 10 great family holidays featured on The Last Word at Today FM.
1. Costa del Sol: Sunset Beach Apartments, 2ad & 2ch from €1553
Irish owned, with daily entertainment and a beachfront location in Benalmadena, it is no surprise that the 4-star Sunset Beach Club is one of the most popular places to stay on the Costa del Sol for families.
Recently refurbished with indoor and outdoor pools, a kids and teen club, as well as activities and a live entertainment programme, it has all you need for a fun filled family holiday.
Price for flights and seven nights accommodation for a family of four is €1553 on a self catering basis, departing the 5th of June from Dublin, €1977 from Shannon – 6th June, €1968 from Cork – 8th June and €2412 from Knock – 18th June. Dates, durations and airports can be changed to suit your requirements – simply edit the dates via the link below.
This holiday is bookable with a €25 deposit per person!See Offer Here
2. Costa del Sol: All Inclusive Cortijo Blanco Aparthotel, 2ad & 2ch €2647
The Cortijo Blanco’s white washed exterior has a villa style appearance, with pretty courtyards and plenty of family friendly facilities on site. There are three main swimming pools, two children’s pools, an outdoor play-zone, daytime entertainment programme, mini discos and a large open-air entertainment stage for evening shows.
Located just 10 minutes walk to the beach and a shuttle bus ride from Puerto Banus (free of charge), this is a great value property, with all meals and drinks included. Check out the reviews on TripAdvisor if you still need convincing.
Price is €2797 on the 24th of July from Dublin or €2886 from Cork, based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing and includes flights, transfers, checked baggage, meals and drinks. Save a further €150 by using code SALE at checkout. Many more dates available.Search here
3. Lanzarote, 4-Star Hotel Las Costas, Half Board, 2ad & 2ch €3087
Lanzarote is one of the most popular holiday destinations from Ireland, and I’ve found a deal in one of its most popular hotels! The Las Costas Hotel is located right on the beach, but also has a pool with stunning sea views.
There is also a snack bar, cocktail bar, gym and Spa, as well as a kids pool, games room and evening entertainment programme. It is one of the top rated hotels on TripAdvisor and received a Travellers Choice Award last year.
Price for flights and seven nights accommodation for a family of four is €3087 on a half board basis, departing the 15th of July from Dublin, €3373 from Cork and €3648 from Shannon on the 22nd of July, and €3969 from Knock on the 24th of July. Dates, durations and airports can be changed to suit your requirements – simply edit the dates via the link below.
This holiday is bookable with a €25 depositSee Offer Here
4. Algarve: Prainha Clube, Alvor, 2ad & 3ch, €2480
The old fishing village of Alvor is one of my favourite resorts on the Algarve. The village is much more low key compared to the lively resorts of Albufeira and Praia da Rocha, and the beaches are superb here too.
I have stayed here many times and usually stay at Prainha, which is located right beside the sea and about 20 minutes from the marina and town centre. The Prainha Clube has one and two bedroom apartments which suit families of four or five.
There is no shortage of amenities to keep families occupied, with outdoor pools, kids pools, playgrounds, bars, restaurants and tennis courts. These are all surrounded by fabulous, landscaped gardens ensuring it never feels busy or crowded.
Price for flights and seven nights accommodation for a family of four is €2347 or €2480 for a family of five on a self catering basis, departing the 19th of June from Dublin, or €3443 from Cork. Dates, durations and airports can be changed to suit your requirements – simply edit the dates via the link below.See Offer Here
5. Corfu: Sidari Water Park, Half Board, 2&2 from €2861
Sidari is one of the prettiest resorts in Corfu, and is a popular choice with couples and families. This super complex is a firm favourite, in fact it is rated the best place to stay in Sidari on TripAdvisor.
The onsite waterpark with six waterslides will keep the kids happy all day, and its two large pools, evening entertainment and two-bedroom family rooms make it one of the most popular family resorts in Corfu.
Price is €3011 on the 5th of July from Dublin, based on 2 adults and 2 children or €3829 based on 2 adults and 3 children, sharing a 2 bedroom apartment and includes flights, transfers, checked baggage, breakfast and evening meal. Save a further €150 – €250 by using code SALE at checkout. Many more dates are available.View Offer here
6. Rhodes: Sun Beach Resort, 2ad & 2ch €2725 / 2ad & 3ch €3304
Located in the north coast of Rhodes, the Sun Beach Resort is the perfect base for self-catering Rhodes holidays for families. Offering great value for a four-star property, it is worth looking particularly at the Kids Suites which are decorated with children in mind. They come complete with an activity table, drawing pads, crayons, and a Sony PlayStation 4 Game Console!
The resort boasts a full activity programme, a kids movie club and three outdoor playgrounds. Located on the beachfront and just 10 minutes from Rhodes Town, there are a lot of reasons to consider the Sun Beach Resort.
Price is €2725 on the 17th of July from Cork, based on 2 adults and 2 children or €3304 based on 2 adults and 3 children, sharing a 2 bedroom apartment. Flights are also available from Dublin airport.Search flights View Hotel
7. Orlando: Universal’s Endless Summer Resort, 10 Nights, 2ad & 2ch €4990, 2ad & 3ch €6190
This super family holiday deal to Orlando will put you in the heart of the action. You can stay on site at one of the Universal Studios hotels and get early access to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and all the top attractions.
I stayed at Universal’s Endless Summer Resort last year and loved the early park access and the free transportation to Universal Studios. American Sky have a wide selection of offers to choose from and you can add on additional nights at the beach, on a cruise or stay longer in Orlando if you prefer.
Price for flights, baggage and a 10-night stay at Universal Studios Endless Summer Resort is €4990 for 2 adults and 2 children, or €6190 for 2 adults and 3 children in a two-bedroom suite.View Offer Here
8. Maldives: Kuramathi Island Resort, 2ad & 2ch from €9,540
I can’t stress how much I loved Kuramathi Island Resort – that sandbank is one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever been on. Kuramathi epitomises barefoot luxury, but also offers superb dining and accommodation options to suit couples, families and groups.
It is one of the Maldives largest islands, and has amazing two-bedroom duplex beach houses with direct beach access, and a super kids club.
Prices based on 2 Adults and 2 Children (under 12 yrs) includes flights ex-Dublin, return speedboat transfers, 7 Nights in a 2 Bedroom Beach House, complimentary access to Bageecha Kids Club plus free upgrade to Basic All Inclusive (Buffet dining and drinks throughout stay ).
- 18 May – 22nd May €11,450 ( Extra Adult/Teen = €1680 or Extra Child = €1225 )
- 1st June – 5th July €9,540 (Extra child €910, extra adult / teen €1225)
- 23 July – 14th August €11,870 (Extra child €910, extra adult / teen €1365)
- 22nd August – 18th October €10,270 ( Extra Adult/Teen = €1365 or Extra Child = €910 )
Choose to upgrade to the Select All Inclusive Upgrade for €1,210 in total which includes 9 a la carte restaurants ( NOTE a minimum age 6 years applies to 6 of the 9 restaurants ).
Contact Simply Maldives for quotations for different party sizes and longer / shorter durations. Note you must book by 31st January to avail of these offers.View offer here
9. Royal Caribbean Med Cruise: 2ad & 2ch €4998
Treat the kids to a trip of a lifetime on board Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas, complete with non-stop entertainment, a waterpark, surf simulator and more. Set sail from Barcelona and visit Majorca, Marseille, Tuscany, Rome and Naples before returning to Barcelona for your return flight home.
Price for a seven-night cruise with flights, baggage, meals and entertainment is €4998 based on a family of four, departing the 5th of May.View offer here
10. Turkey: All Inclusive Pegasos World, 2&2 €3698 / 2&3 €4997
Pegasos World is one of the most popular family hotels in Turkey and has a superb waterpark on site. As well as having 13 slides and a superb beachfront location, it is close to the ancient ruins of Side and shopping town of Manavgat.
There is a choice of dining options and an extensive day and evening entertainment programme as well as a kids club ( 4 years+), mini disco and nightly shows in the amphitheatre.
Price for flights, transfers, baggage, and a seven-night stay on an All Inclusive basis for 2 adults and 2 children is €3948 or €5247 for a family of five in a deluxe 2bedroom suite, on the 28th of July from Dublin. Save a further €250 by using code SALE at checkout. Many more dates are available.View Offer Here
Prices are correct at the time of issue but are subject to change. While every effort is made to ensure accuracy, facilities and prices are subject to change. Please note some of my family holiday deals from Ireland include affiliate links where I receive a small commission if a booking is made.