When you become a parent, you don’t suddenly stop wanting relaxing, boutique holidays. You don’t automatically turn into a package holiday fan.
You know what we mean, right??
So, where do you find a family holiday that:
Has the things you 100% need (safe pool, kid-friendly restaurant, multiple bedrooms, etc)
Has the things you 100% want (lovely design, good wine, cool people – the list goes on…)?
Answer: You check out the raft of boutique family holiday booking sites that have popped up, created by parents feeling exactly the same.
Our favorites, that take into account both the things you want and need are:
- Smith & Family: From our pre-baby favorites Mr & Mrs Smith. They break down the child friendly pros and cons of all hotels they feature, along with parent reviews. Expect the same level of style and luxury as from the original Smiths
- Baby Friendly Boltholes: The brainchild of three sisters, BFB has been invaluable to us since having kids. They specialise in stylish and family focused villas, cottages and hotels. And they know what a life saver extras like pre-arrival shopping can be
- i-escape Kids Collection: Launched in 2011, these guys have a lot of choice on their site. If you loved i-escape before having a family, you’ll love the kids collection. Handily broken down into the ages of children you’re taking away (i.e. Best for Babies, Toddlers etc)
- Kid & Coe: Experts in child-friendly holiday rentals – they have properties everywhere from Barcelona to Miami Beach. Even if you don’t book a holiday through them, expect to get serious house envy
If you want a break from it all and need some quality time to spend on your own health and fitness, why not look at a postnatal retreat from & Breathe Postnatal?
And if you’re holidaying with a baby, go no further before you check out our Mother Lover Survival Guide to Holidays With A Baby.