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Family holiday inspiration needed!!

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Family holiday inspiration needed!!

Hi, looking for ideas please!

Travelling early July. Would like to hit a tropical destination (Caribbean, Indian Ocean, Thailand etc) but understand this time of year is potentially risky with hurricane/monsoon etc. Any safe bets?

2 adults and 2 kids age 8 and 4

Half board at a minimum.

Will need some things to keep kids happy in or around the resort! Nature excursions etc.


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Toronto, Canada
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1. Re: Family holiday inspiration needed!!

" Any safe bets?"

Europe is where to go in July for reliable, hot sunny beach weather...

Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece, Croatia, Turkey etc

As youve already Googled the weather, you know the Caribbean is in Hurricane season, and how simple it is to find world Weather stats online

You could still go to the Caribbean of course, lots still do..

Just be aware of increased chance of humid rainy weather or a tropical storm... No guarantee it will or wont rain at some point

Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao dont get wet weather as often ... check into those Caribbean islands

Edited: 08 April 2024, 16:41
New Jersey
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2. Re: Family holiday inspiration needed!!

In the summer, some east coast beaches in the Caribbean are susceptible to sargassum that fills the beaches. There have been reports/complaints in areas such as the Yucatan Peninsula (Cancun and its neighbors) as well as Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, two family favorites for summer vacations.

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3. Re: Family holiday inspiration needed!!

Sri Lanka?

East coast is monsoon-free.

Elephant safaris, train journeys, historic sites.

My kids loved it.

Calgary, Canada
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4. Re: Family holiday inspiration needed!!

Definitely Cuba.

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