Best Family Holiday Destinations to Visit in August
Looking for the best family holiday destinations to visit in August? Whether you’re looking to take a quick flight to somewhere close by, or whether you’re looking to head off to a far-away escape, you have plenty of great options to treat the family.
Here, we’ll run down some of our absolute favourite August destinations to suit families of all ages.
Beautiful beaches, a great choice of attractions and a fantastic choice of golf courses make Portugal a great family-friendly destination. In August, it benefits from temperatures of up to 29 Degrees Celsius. Portugal boasts a great selection of family-friendly attractions.
Our Salgados Palm Village Platinum resort is one of our best Portugal family hotels. Boasting an impressive six pools, three restaurants and beautiful views over the sea, this modern hotel is designed specifically with families in mind. It has an excellent kids club, and unlike a lot of local hotels, it also offers rooms which can sleep up to six people.
Offering a more peaceful getaway, this Lakes and Mountains destination guarantees dramatic mountain scenery, tranquil gardens and fascinating colourful villages. In August you can expect pleasant temperatures up to 27 Degrees Celsius. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to beat the heat with the great selection of water sports available.
Stay at the beautiful Grand Cadenabbia hotel, situated right on the lakefront. Dating back to the 19th century, expect luxurious and elegant décor such as chandeliers, a sweeping staircase and beautiful artwork featured within the lobby. There’s a great restaurant offering panoramic views, along with a large outdoor pool. You’ll also be just a short ferry trip away from nearby towns.
There’s no doubt Corfu is one of the most popular family holiday destinations to visit in August. Boasting temperatures of up to 32 Degrees Celsius, this Greek island is also referred to as the Emerald Isle. With miles of striking sandy beaches, beautiful seaside towns and great family-friendly attractions, a trip to Corfu is sure to impress.
To get the most out of your family Corfu getaway, stay at the impressive Aqualand Village. One of our Splash World resorts, this hotel has been designed to cater exclusively to families. You’ll gain unlimited access to the large water park situated next door to the hotel, offering lots of entertainment such as water slides, rafting and kayaking. There is also an afternoon and evening entertainment program, a large outdoor pool and it’s an all-inclusive holiday too, which means it provides great value for money.
With its 120 miles of coastline and beautiful whitewashed villages, Gran Canaria is a popular family-friendly destination. The island boasts temperatures of up to 28 Degrees Celsius in August, making it ideal for sun worshippers.
The beaches are definitely the island’s main draw. Whether you’re looking for a quiet, unspoilt beach, or a livelier, family-friendly beach holiday, Gran Canaria has something to suit you.
Stay at the Suneoclub Servatur Waikiki resort, benefitting from a central location. The beach is just 10 minutes away and if you don’t fancy the walk, there is a free shuttle bus to take you there. Onsite you’ll find a large pool, a great buffet style restaurant and great evening entertainment.
Costa Del Sol
Holidays to the Costa Del Sol have always been popular with families. Relaxation is the aim of the game at this family-friendly location which boasts 320 days of sunshine a year and some of the best beaches in Spain.
Just a short flight away, the Costa Del Sol benefits from an average temperature of 31 Degrees Celsius in August. It is also known to have a great nightlife scene, tasty cuisine and lots of family-friendly attractions.
Stay at the Holiday Village Costa Del Sol for a great family trip away. Renowned for its great pool scene and all-action beach club, it’s one of our best family hotels in the region. There is also a great choice of activities such as archery and mini golf. Holiday Villages offer professionally run kid’s clubs, bigger hotel rooms and West-End style shows to suit all ages.
If you’d prefer a more tranquil escape, why not treat the family to a holiday in the Maldives? Although best known for its appeal to honeymooners, this idyllic destination can also be ideal for families seeking a more relaxing getaway. Take up scuba diving or snorkelling and treat the kids to a real underwater adventure. In August, temperatures reach up to 30 Degrees Celsius.
One of our best family-friendly hotels in the Maldives, is the Adaaran Club Rannalhi. This unique hotel has its very own private island. You can stay in spacious villas, either over the water or on the beachfront. If you really want to impress the kids, choose a villa with a glass bottom so they can see the fish below. There is a great spa onsite, and the scuba diving here is some of the best in the region.
So, there you have it – some of the best family destinations to visit in August. Why not browse our full collection of family holidays today.
Or maybe this is your first family holiday abroad and need a bit more information, start by taking a look at Where to go for your first family holiday abroad.