Unforgettable family-friendly destinations
Are you looking to spend Christmas travelling around exploring somewhere new and exciting with the family? Christmas is a great time to travel with the family, ensuring an unforgettable holiday that everyone will enjoy for decades after. It’s a great way for the kids to experience how other cultures and countries celebrate this festive season. Jacada Travel’s own travel experts highlight some of their more unusual spots to travel to this Christmas.
If you’re looking for the perfect island getaway with outdoor activities to keep your whole family occupied, then Fiji is a fantastic place to start. From white sandy beaches to the peaceful lagoons, you can spend long lazy days building sand castles, soaking up the sun and slipping into the water to cool off. There are over 300 islands in this South Pacific archipelago, each of them offering something different. You can also get in touch with Fijian culture with a visit to a local village organised by Jacada’s own experts. Tuck into a lovo, a traditional feast that’s cooked in an earth oven, and learn about Fijian heritage and traditions.
Many of the family-friendly resorts offer beach-side villas and a variety of activities, from biking and kayaking to paddle boarding and kids’ clubs. Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort even has a resident marine biologist. Although December is the wet season, the rain is usually localised and only passes through for an afternoon shower, perfect timing for an afternoon nap.
Explore Fiji on this Luxury private island tour
Kenya is without a doubt an ultimate bucket-list destination, and December is a great time to visit this iconic country if you’re looking to avoid the crowds and costs of the peak season. The landscapes will be filled with luscious green scenery at this time of the year, and you can still embark on a safari around the region to spot adorable newborn animals. Jacada’s own expert guides will take your family to the best spots to see the Big Five or you can spend some time with the local Maasai or Samburu tribes, learning about their traditions. Explore the hidden secrets of Kenya visiting special, private conservation areas, owner-run camps and intimate luxury lodges. With something for everyone, this game and culture rich country can be as action-packed or as relaxing as you wish, all in absolute comfort and luxury.
Embark on an introductory tour of Kenya on this trip
The small and stunning island nation of Sri Lanka boasts startling beauty and striking Indian Ocean-lapped shores. The country is home to hundreds of miles of palm-lined golden beaches, rolling hills of verdant tea plantations, millennia-old temples, historic colonial mansions and ancient forests where herds of elephants roam. The wild landscape of the island makes it a nature-filled trip.
The whole family can have fun here with Jacada’s travel designers who can organise a vast array of child-friendly activities ranging from mask making with master craftsmen to treasure hunts around the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Christmas is the perfect time to hit the beach on the southern coast, where you can also spot blue whales, sperm whales and even maybe catch a glimpse of some dolphins.
Feeling inspired to travel with the family to Sri Lanka? Check out this trip
Brazil is one of the largest and most diverse countries in the world. If you’re yearning for a warmer winter, head here with the family as December is the start of Brazil’s summer. Jacada can assist in planning a trip which takes in the country’s thousands of miles of white sand beaches, the stunning Iguassu falls and even the rainforest. Truly one of the most spectacular sites that nature has to offer, the scale of Iguassu falls has to be seen to be believed, with 275 falls cascading over almost three kilometres of the Parana river. Brazil’s Pantanal region, covered in rainforest, is also worth a visit. There, you can spend your day with scientists tracking the elusive jaguar or hiking among the amazing birds. Whatever your aim, Brazil has it all. It can be a long flight from Hong Kong so this is a great destination for older kids.
Admire the wonders of South America including Brazil on this trip
Brought to you in partnership with Jacada Travel. Featured image is courtesy of Six Senses Resort Fiji. Image 1 is courtesy of Ahura Resorts, Image 2 is courtesy of Bhargava Srivari on Unsplash, Image 3 is courtesy of photo by Oliver Sjöström on Unsplash, image 4 courtesy of Agustín Diaz on Unsplash