Best family reunion holidays

Our top picks for the best multi-generational or family reunion holidays.

Beach getaways

Beach holidays are perennially popular, especially with young children. If older family members don’t like to laze on beaches, ensure there is golf, tennis or fishing nearby. Active teens may prefer sailing, surfing, waterskiing or diving. Options in Australia are endless, from Noosa and Byron Bay to Mollymook. Island holidays with manageable flights from Australia include Bali, Fiji, the Cook Islands, Thailand and Hawaii.


If older knees can still cope, skiing is a fabulous multi-generational holiday. The little ones can go to ski school, teenagers can hit the slopes together, parents and grandparents can enjoy the mountains at their own pace, and everyone comes together to share food and yarns.

Asian resort-villas

Phuket (Thailand), Vietnam and Bali all offer affordable villa holidays with spacious accommodation, private pools and services galore. You can often have your own indulgent self-contained accommodation with a private chef, as well as access to the resort’s restaurants, pool, spa and kids’ club.

Walking holidays

If fitness is not an issue and children are old enough, a walking holiday can be the ideal family adventure. Think of guided walks where you’re only carrying a manageable pack – such as Tasmania’s Bay of Fires or Cradle Mountain Huts treks. In New Zealand you can tackle the Routeburn or Milford Tracks.

City breaks

From historic European centres to bustling Asian metropolises, cities are perfect for a multi-generational getaway. Mix your itinerary up with culture, food and hands-on activities.

European villas

The ideal set up is a nice spacious villa with shady gardens and a pool in the South of France, or Umbria or Puglia in Italy. Access charming villages, markets and amazing sights by hire-car.


There are plenty of safe camps, especially in South Africa, for the multi-generational trip of a lifetime. Safari holidays are best for kids aged eight and over, who can follow instructions and sit still. A safari holiday will not come cheap but it will be unforgettable.