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Luxury Family Holidays for May Half Term

May half term brings with it an annual quandary – do you stay in the UK for your family holiday and risk an early summer wash out, or head overseas to early summer sunshine. We know which we prefer!

The Middle East is always a great option for a shorter luxury family holiday, although it is getting hot so head for the water parks such as Aquaadventure where the huge people carrying conveyor belts carry you effortlessly up to the top of the next waterslide!  For an easy but spectacular half term break, take the family to South Africa. Children love Babylonstoren in the Winelands, a historic Cape Dutch working wine farm where they can pick grapes, harvest honey, collect eggs and help herd 250 ducks out into the vineyards to harvest snails.  Follow this with a two hour flight to malaria-free Kalahari and Tswalu - South Africa’s largest private game reserve complete with two colonies of curious meerkats. 

A family holiday anytime between May and September would be a lovely time to go the Seychelles.  Book Constance Lemuria on Praslin, always a big hit with families, not least for its superb kids club and the country’s only golf course. And finally you simply cannot go wrong with the Caribbean in May – low season rates and great weather combine to make the entire region half term holiday heaven for all ages.

Where to go on a family holiday in May

Our Top Family Hotels & Resorts in May

  • Constance Lemuria

    Tucked awayon the north-west corner of Praslin, Constance Lémuria casts her gaze over three incredible beaches, which are washed by the warm, iridescent waters of the Indian Ocean and sheltered from the prevailing winds. 

  • Carlisle Bay

    Carlisle Bay epitomises the perfect ideal of a luxury Caribbean resort. To the rear a tangle of emerald green rainforest and to the fore, a crescent of white sand beach licked by the warm Caribbean Sea. 

  • Babylonstoren

    Babylonstoren is a stunning wine farm in the heart of the Cape Winelands. Home to some of the most glorious gardens in the winelands, Babylonstoren is arguably the property in the region.

  • Family Island Hopping in the Seychelles

    Breathtakingly beautiful and diverse, the granitic and coralline islands of the Seychelles create the perfect setting for an island hopping family adventure.

  • LUX* Belle Mare

    LUX* Belle Mare is a stunning hotel located on the east coast of Mauritius nestled between fragrant flowers and lush vegetation on one of Mauritius’ finest beaches close to the dreamy village of Belle Mare. Stylish and contemporary, this recently refurbed hotel has touches and designs from Kelly Hoppen and showcases striking brights and soothing whites. Perfect for couples and families this striking all inclusive resort has managed to cater very well for all guests and offers a 5* experience for everyone.

  • Coastal California

    This classic, all-American road trip takes you along one of the USA’s most renowned routes, Highway One. A cliff-hugging, twisting, turning, awe-inspiring coastal extravaganza, Highway One – the Pacific Coast Highway – never fails to impress. Viewed best when driving from north to south (right-hand driving takes you to the very edge of this spectacular coastline), Highway One isn’t the most direct route between San Francisco and Los Angeles, but it’s one of the most scenic drives in the world.

Hotel of the month: Six Senses Con Dao

This rustic yet luxurious tropical retreat is surrounded by nature and fronted by wide, gleaming-white sands on the unspoilt island of Con Dao, a short flight from Ho Chi Minh City – the perfect beach ending to a top-to-toe journey through Vietnam.

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Hotel of the month: Six Senses Con Dao

This rustic yet luxurious tropical retreat is surrounded by nature and fronted by wide, gleaming-white sands on the unspoilt island of Con Dao, a short flight from Ho Chi Minh City – the perfect beach ending to a top-to-toe journey through Vietnam.