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06 December 2023

5 Family-Friendly Destinations to Bring Your Loved Ones To

A Family on Holiday

In our busy lives, finding uninterrupted time to spend with family can be challenging, which is why family vacations are so valuable. Not only do they allow respite from life’s daily stressors, they also provide opportunities to spend quality time together, strengthening bonds while creating lasting memories.  

However, planning an enjoyable family holiday is tricky, especially when you have a multitude of needs and interests to take into consideration. But fret not, for we’ve compiled a list of family-friendly destinations that cater to all ages and promise an unforgettable experience for you and your loved ones. Find out all about them below! 

1. China

  • Experience A Winter Wonderland in Changbaishan

Changbai mountain Ski Resort

The stunning Changbai Mountain, capped with a dormant volcano and pristine forests, is a picturesque destination for those in search of a winter ski experience and an escape from Singapore’s hot, tropical weather. From skiing to snowshoeing, families with older children can bond over a variety of snow-related activities here. 

  • Marvel At A Cultural Outdoor Paradise in Guilin

Guilin, China

Contrasting Changbai Mountain’s wintry landscapes is Guilin, a city in southern China boasting breathtaking karst landscapes characterised by dramatic limestone peaks and winding rivers. Soak in the magnificent scenery on a leisurely cruise down the lake, bike or hike along the river, or learn all about the traditions of the local Zhuang and Yao ethnic groups at the Longsheng rice terraces. 

2. Australasia

  • Relaxing Getaway in Fiji

Resorts on Fiji Island

Over at Fiji, travellers get to enjoy the best of both wellness and adventure in its world-class resorts and warm, crystal-clear waters and sandy beaches. Besides unwinding in the most unique and intimate environment, you can also go snorkeling in the Great Astrolabe Reef, take a scenic boat ride to the stunning Yasawa Islands, or partake in a Kava ceremony and savour delicious Fijian cuisine by visiting local villages. 

  • Flight, Nature, and Tour Experiences in New Zealand

Flight, Nature, and Tour Experiences in New Zealand

New Zealand is a haven where towering mountains, lush rainforests, and pristine coastlines await. If you’re seeking adventure in a stunning nation brimming with natural beauty, the country offers thrilling activities such as bungee jumping, skydiving, and jet boating in Queenstown, vineyard tours in Arrowtown, and helicopter flights over Fiordland National Park to witness the majestic fjords and waterfalls. 

3. Japan

  • Immersing in Japanese Culture in Tokyo

Tokyo's Cityscape

The capital of Japan, Tokyo, is a bustling metropolis containing ancient Japanese traditions and heritage great for a cultural trip. Observe the ritual of omikuji (paper fortune-telling) with a visit to the Senso-ji Temple in Asakusa, head to the museums to explore Japan’s rich history, or indulge in traditional kaiseki cuisine at Harajuku.  

  • Nature and Relaxation in Kyushu

Onsen Ryokan in Kyushu, Japan

Not a fan of Tokyo’s energy? Kyushu, the southwesternmost of Japan’s four main islands, provides a pleasant contrast with its primitive and tranquil environment. Take your family to the Aso region to admire the world’s largest caldera and the stunning landscapes, relax in therapeutic waters at Kyushu’s well-known luxury onsen ryokan, or explore ancient Japanese history at the Kumamoto Castle and Nagasaki. This luxury Japan holiday is perfect for family members of all ages. 

4. Iceland

Blue Lagoon in Iceland

Looking for a captivating destination for some nature and adventure? Iceland is the ideal place to explore natural habitats and experience local cultures! This North Atlantic island nation is renowned for its alluring landscapes, geothermal wonders, and warm, welcoming locals. Witness the magnificence of popular waterfalls like Gullfoss and Skagafoss, unwind and learn about the Earth’s geothermal processes at the Blue Lagoon, or embark on hikes and see the diverse wildlife and rugged landscapes in Iceland’s national parks. You can also bring your family on a farm visit and get a taste of Iceland’s rural way of life. This not only teaches children the importance of agriculture, but also helps them gain a deeper appreciation for the food they eat. 

5. Malaysia

  • Rainforest Trekking and Canopy Zipline in Langkawi

Langkawi's Rainforest

Known for its pristine beaches and lush rainforests, Langkawi is the perfect place for families seeking outdoor adventures and nature exploration. Embark on guided rainforest treks to learn about conservation and Earth’s unique flora, zipline through the treetops, and even go eagle-feeding. After a day of activities, its beautiful coast offers ultimate relaxation suitable for the whole family. 

  • Health and Wellness in Desaru Resorts

Beach resort in Desaru

For a relaxing and rejuvenating luxury family holiday, Desaru’s tranquil coastal environment and upscale resorts filled with comfortable suites, exciting water parks, and state-of-the-art wellness amenities has lots to offer. Parents and older adult children can indulge in self-care with the spa treatments and yoga classes available, while the kid’s clubs keep children entertained. 

Keen to go on a luxury family holiday? Intriq Journey is a Hong Kong travel agency that specialises in delivering unique itineraries that cater to all ages and needs. Curate the perfect vacation for your family with us today.

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