Luxury family holidays in Europe and beyond

Whether you're heading to the sunny beaches of Portugal and Greece or more exotic destinations like Dubai or the Caribbean, this guide has got you covered. Check out these great suggestions for high-end family getaways in some of the world's top destinations.

Asian destinations for luxury family holidays

With some of the most sought-after holiday lettings around, these top-notch Asian locales offer everything you'll need for a restful retreat for the whole family. Whether you're visiting for the sights, flavours or entertainment, you'll find something for visitors of all ages.

Stellar stays in sophisticated Singapore

Boasting a rich colonial history and a multicultural urban centre, Singapore is home to some of Asia's most striking architecture. Book a holiday rental in one of the city's sleek, modern apartments or elegant villas for easy access to the most popular sights. Visitors of all ages can appreciate the tranquil scenery at the Gardens by the Bay, and the rides, attractions and entertainment at Universal Studios Singapore are always a sure hit.

Dubai's delights – all-ages entertainment in the UAE

Clear across the continent, Dubai presents an excellent option for high-end family fun. At the tip of the Arabian Peninsula, you'll find holiday homes in contemporary high-rise buildings that offer sweeping views of a city that blends the ancient with the cutting-edge. Parents can indulge in retail therapy at the Dubai Gold Souk, a traditional market with hundreds of jewellery vendors, while younger visitors will enjoy the water parks and marine animal exhibits at the Atlantis The Palm resort.

European adventures for the whole family

If you're looking to keep things continental, fret not – you'll find plenty of ideal destinations for your family getaway without jetting halfway around the globe. With historic sights, opulent lodging and beachfront aplenty, these European settings have your holiday on lock.

Pleasant pastimes in picturesque Portugal

A great choice with plenty of seaside recreation is the Algarve region of southern Portugal. Villa rentals here will provide easy access to some of the area's most popular beaches, including the Praia de Benagil, where you can marvel at the striking sea caves in the nearby Algar de Benagil. You'll also find plenty of broad, sandy beaches with loads of space for swimming, sunbathing, boating and more, and the locally caught seafood is sure to please a wide variety of tastes.

All Greek to me – Grecian isle getaways for families

Skip the boisterous scenes in tourist-heavy places like Mykonos and Santorini for the family-friendly environs of Corfu, one of Greece's most scenic islands. With holiday lettings in the historic Old Town – designated a UNESCO World Heritage Sight – you'll be just a hop, skip and a jump from the island's sprawling beaches along the Mediterranean Sea. A short drive inland, AQUALAND Water Park is a popular destination for visiting families from all over Europe.

North American escapes for families

With plenty of luxurious accommodation and activities for all ages and tastes, these destinations in North America are sure to be a hit for your next getaway with the whole crew. Whether you're looking for beaches or city, you'll find it here.

Caribbean colour in Saint Martin

A popular destination with ample coastline, the Caribbean island of Saint Martin makes for a great family getaway. Divided into 2 separate countries – the French Saint-Martin and the Dutch Sint Maarten – the 34-square-mile island boasts upscale shopping on the bustling Front Street, while Loterie Farm, a 135-acre nature preserve, offers ziplines and ropes courses for adventurous travellers. Visitors of all ages can enjoy snorkelling in the shallow waters of Orient Bay, or swimming and sunbathing on the island's numerous beaches.

Activities for all ages in the Big Apple

Among the world's most bustling metropolises, New York City in the United States has all you're looking for in a luxury family holiday. Holiday rentals here range from elegant apartments in historic brownstone townhouses to sky-high apartments in sleek new high-rise buildings. A short trip by subway from your luxe digs, you can catch live music, theatre and other performances in the bustling Times Square entertainment district, or explore the exhibits at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and the American Museum of Natural History.