Twenty-five years ago our most difficult task was finding suppliers who catered to the family vacation market. We worked with a limited number of child friendly hotels and resorts which we highlighted on our website
Fortunately times have changed. Family travel has become very popular. Hotels, resorts, cruise lines, even bus tour companies and golf resorts have realized the potential of the family travel market. Now suppliers worldwide, offering their products as the best solution for vacationing families, approach us on an almost daily basis.
Included in these new products are villas, condos and resorts that offer families the opportunity to travel, enjoy and explore while maintaining all the comforts of home. Many offer added luxuries that are not part of everyday family life.
Imagine a vacation that offers all members of the family their own bedroom and bathroom, (no more squeezing family members in one or two rooms), the opportunity to choose menus, to have their meals served when and where they wish, from well appointed private dining rooms, to patios by private pools. No more need to deal with set hours and line ups for buffet meals.
Villas are fully furnished privately owned, three or more bedroom properties usually with private pools and/or beaches. The villas are rented on a weekly basis with seasonal rates. Most come with staff, employed on a full time basis by the property owners, and well trained to cater to vacationing family needs.
Villas are ideal for family reunions; for families who want to relax and be pampered; for active families who want to be out and about and explore on their own schedule.
In most instances arrangements can be made to pre select menus and to have the shopping done by the staff prior to guests arrival. As well, airport meet and greet programs may be in place.
Condo apartments or suites may also be privately owned but usually are part of a complex of similar one to four bedroom units that share pools, tennis courts and other sports facilities. House keeping is provided on a daily or weekly basis. Additional staff can be arranged through the property management but their salaries are not included in the initial cost.
This type of property is ideally suited for families on restricted diets or with serious food allergies, or for seasoned and independent travellers who just want to be self-catering and to experience more of the local ambiance but who also want the security usually provided by apartment living.
Resorts with special accommodation facilities
These resorts are a bit more difficult to find. They offer the living space and privacy of villas and condos. They may also offer the choice of private dining, and/or the meal plans of on site restaurants with access to specialized programs such as kids clubs, organized sports and entertainment. These resorts are ideal for families looking for the best of both worlds… the advantages of the all inclusive but with guaranteed additional space.
We now have contacts with more excellent family vacation properties than we can list on our website. For many family travellers the selection process can be mind-boggling. We are here to help you.
Our services include determining what products best fit the specific requirements and expectations of our family clientele and ensuring which suppliers really deliver what they promise.
Contact us. We would be pleased to handle all arrangements on behalf of your family.