When it comes to family vacation ideas and activities, going on a family beach vacation takes the number one spot. And who doesn’t love going to the beach? Why it is the perfect vacation activity to do.
You frolic and take a dip at the warm waters of the ocean, enjoy the many water activities and bask in the glory of the sun’s ray. Nothing beats that. And when it comes to giving your family some vacation fun, these destinations are simply the best beach destinations you can take your family to for that good ole splash of the hot sun.
These vacation destinations are best known for their beaches that your family can definitely have a great time enjoying.
Brazil has been touted to be one of those countries with a very vibrant and active beach culture. It is hard not to associate the beach life with Brazil. If you ever ask someone which country they will go to for some sun and sand, you definitely will be pointed to largest country in South America.
It is also not hard to imagine the bikini wearing and trunks sporting Brazilian beach-goers. And every other beach lover is heading this way.
Of course, you can never go wrong with the famous Copacabana Beach in Rio. You and your entire family can enjoy the warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean. If your family loves a huge beach crowd, then this is the place to be.
But, if you want to jive to the bossa nova beats in a more upscale beach crowd, just past the Copacabana Beach is yet another famous family beach vacation destination, the Ipanema. This destination has become one of the icons of sizzling hot beach fun and of you have heard the song about by now.
If you think going to Rio in Brazil is a bit too typical and predictable, you can enjoy the many beaches of the state of Bahia. With a name that means “bay”, you will definitely know that you will never run out of sights of ocean waves and beautiful sunsets. Porto da Barra in Salvador, Bahia is just one of the perfect places to spot wonderful sunsets. Or you can enjoy some sunbathing and surfing at Ithacare in Bahia.
And then there are the soft sand beaches of Sao Paulo. You choose from the crowded and commercialized Guaraja Beaches or you can be enthralled by Praia de Encanto Beach or the more rustic Sao Sabastiao Beach.
It is not just the beach and the sand that you will enjoy in Brazil; you will also certainly enjoy the vibrant culture, music, dance and people in this ultimate beach destination.
This tropical paradise in South-East Asia has some of the most astonishing and marvellous beaches in the world. It is no wonder that the movie entitled The Beach, starring Leonardo di Caprio, was filmed on the Thai island of Kho Phi Phi. Though far from the place of tranquillity that it used to be because of commercialization, it now boasts of a very active beach life.
If you want a wide expanse of sand and water, Patong Beach in the island of Phuket is where you should be. It is also the most popular beach destination in Thailand. This is the beach vacation place to be if you want a destination that is teeming with an energetic crowd and pulsating night life.
You can also dine and shop at the many nearby establishments on the beach. But, if you want a more romantic (yes you can enjoy romantic settings on a family vacation!) and quieter place to spend with your loved ones, you can relax and kick back at Kata Beach, Phuket.
Here you get to enjoy the warm waters of Thailand and its beautiful scenery. You can certainly feel relaxed without the energetic feel you that can be found on Patong Beach.
Aside from that you can enjoy swimming at the waters of Lamai Beach, Samui or enjoy some peace and quiet at the small, private island of Koh Mun Nork. And if you want to take a dive and explore the wonders of what is under the sea of this Asian nation, you can head on out to Sairee Beach in Koh Tao.
Some may not be familiar of this chain of islands in the Indian Ocean, but the unassuming nation of Maldives is a hidden paradise that boasts of white sand beaches and crystal clear waters. If you are fascinated with colorful marine life and corals, this is the best place to explore the wonders of the sea.
And it is good to know that Maldives has a total of 31 protected areas, so you know that its waters are kept at its finest pristine beauty.
With its 26 atolls, Maldives has beach destinations that will suit the many interests of any beach-goer of any age. Maldives waters are some of the best for surfing, windsurfing and waterskiing.
And the nation is filled with resorts that can house you and your family on this exotic beach vacation. The Four Seasons Resort in Kuda Huraa is just a few minutes away from the best surfing spot in Maldives.
If you want to go on a romantic getaway perhaps without the kids, you can enjoy the scenic beauty of greens and blues at the Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru.
Diving enthusiasts and snorkellers will surely take pleasure in discovering the colorful life that lies beneath the waves of Reethi Beach.
Meanwhile, you can always enjoy a family getaway at the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island. This luxurious family-friendly resort has a kid’s club where your children can enjoy fun activities like going on a mini submarine to explore the ocean bed.
Maldives has also been synonymous to lavish and extravagant beach vacations. You can even rent out an entire island like the Dhoni Island and experience an exclusive family beach vacation.
Greece has been considered to be one a destination with amazing scenery and culture. It is but fitting that Greece is the home of many gods and goddesses. For sure, these cosmic deities have taken delight at the beautiful landscape that this Mediterranean country boasts of.
As stunning as its picturesque natural beauty is, the equally charming beaches that are, by far, one of the best in the world.
No sea water is as blue as the waters you will see in Navagio Beach in Zakynthos. This stunning piece of beauty with powdery white sand is back dropped by magnificently carved cliffs. This could very well be the relaxing place of the mythological mermaids and the goddess Aphrodite.
For sure, you would also never want to leave this paradise too soon and miss out the dazzling sunset.
You can also enjoy the Aegean blue waters of the seemingly untouched beaches of Pori Beach in Ano Koufonisi and Sarti Beach in Chalkidiki for your family beach vacation. You can never mention the word Greece and beach in one sentence without thinking about Santorini. While Santorini boasts of many wonderful beaches, nothing is quite as unique and as intriguing as the Red Beach that is locked against a red-rock cliff.
Or if red is not your thing, you can get pink sand in between your toes at the Elafonisi Beach in Crete.
But, if you want a beach that is teeming with locals and tourists, you can head on out with your family at the Paradise Beach in Mykonos or Myrtos Beach in Kefalonia. And just a couple miles south of Athens, is the activity-filled Vouliagmeni Beach.
But one thing is for certain, whether you are in a crowded or deserted beach in Greece, it holds a promise of a beautiful scenery of the perfect shade of blue, green, white and sometimes, a touch of red, pink and brown.
There is more to the Land Down Under than just kangaroos, koalas and the outback, Australia is also home to the best beaches in the world.
What is best is that just when it is winter in Canada and the United States; it is also the time that gets the hottest in Australia. So, it is the perfect destination to head on to for a family getaway for a beach vacation.
The warm waters of Australia are the one of the best surfing spots in the world. So, if your family loves to hang ten, Agnes Water in Queensland is definitely where you should take your surfboard with you.
Or you can take on the massive and powerful waves at Surfer’s Point in Western Australia or explore and ride the waves at one of the world’s most famous surfing beaches – Bells Beach.
If you are heading to Sydney for a family vacation, you will be happy to know that there are tons of beaches nearby for you to enjoy some swimming and some beach fun.
You can go worship the sun and get a sun tan at the famous Bondi Beach, Manly Beach or the Palm Beach. Other tourist cities like Melbourne has Australia’s biggest surf fishing spot at the Ninety Mile Beach, while Perth’s Cottlestone Beach is one of the best places to go snorkelling or relax at Scarborough Beach.
Of course, Australia waters are synonymous with the Great Barrier Reef. Nearby beaches like the Whitehaven Beach and Four Mile Beach offer a great place to enjoy the sand and the waters beneath the waves for some snorkelling and scuba diving experiences.
So, the next time you plan for a family beach vacation, pack your sunblock lotion, bathing suits and beach towels and head out to these exotic beach spots.
You can go jump right in and enjoy these beautiful beach destinations and have some fun with the entire family.