4 best faraway family breaks

Long haul family holidays mean resorts that have it all, exotic beaches, loads of All Inclusive options, and the fun of visiting somewhere extra-special in a faraway land.

To show you the kinds of fabulous faraways you could be jetting off to, we’ve put together a list of the best family-friendly long haul destinations. And with all the in-flight games, movies, TV, and entertainment, to enjoy on-board the plane, children are more excited to travel long-haul than ever!

Wherever you’re going and whatever you love to do on holiday, we’ve picked destinations that have something for everyone and will give your loved ones the perfect time abroad that they deserve. Take a look at our top picks for long haul holidays.

orlando holidays


With Orlandos’ unbeatable range of spectacular, thrill-and-spill-filled theme parks, you might say that there isn’t a better place in the world for a family holiday!

Stay at Walt Disney World or Universal if you want to be in the heart of the action, or maybe you would prefer the popular International Drive, with its 24/7 entertainment on your doorstep? If you’re in a group with another family or two, villas can be a really cost-effective way to stay and experience your Orlando holiday.

mexico holidays


Mexico is like a giant playground for children, with its epic historic monuments and the many action-packed adventure parks you can enjoy, especially if you stay near the beautiful Yucatan Peninsula. The beaches across Mexico are rather special too, particularly if you visit the popular resort of Cancun and its pristine coastline.

When it comes to where you’ll want to stay, most families will go for an All Inclusive resort where there’s plenty to keep every age range occupied. From fun-packed kids’ clubs to entertainment for all the family, watersports on the hotel’s private beach, and an amazing restaurant selection, some visitors might not even want to leave the hotel!

Dominican holidays

Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic is known as one of the most luxurious islands in the Caribbean, so if you haven’t already visited, just imagine how spectacular a holiday destination it is!

Your family can expect to be surrounded by heavenly palm-strewn beaches and mountains, desert scrubs and traditional fishing villages. Beyond these, the ocean is warm and inviting, with safe paddling areas for younger children and opportunities for older kids to try watersports on one of the most awe-inspiring coastlines on the planet.

Many of the hotels offer kids’ clubs and activities to give children the chance to mingle with others of their age while their parents soak up the blissful atmosphere and brilliant weather.

cuba holidays


Cuba is another Caribbean holiday destination, but the Cuban experience is very different to that of the Dominican Republic. As one of the 5 remaining communist countries in the world and a world-renowned holiday spot, colourful Cuba is perfect for families looking for variety and cultural experiences.

As well as having a vibrant culture filled with music and dancing, you and your family will be “wowed” by the natural beauty of Cuba’s beaches and the mountain ranges exploding with waterfalls and lush green flora. Swim with dolphins, feel the rush of the theme parks and waterparks, and spend a holiday on a truly unique island.

Varadero is a popular place to spend a Cuban family holiday, with its fabulous All Inclusive accommodation options. You could even stay a few nights here before moving on to Havana, for a truly culture-and-history-packed Cuban stay!

Booking for a faraway family holiday for 2019/20

Tempted by a far-flung holiday for the whole family? Explore the Co-operative Travel website and treat the family to a holiday they will never forget.

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