Its funny as the evenings start to get cooler and dark my mind always starts drifting to our long haul choice for 2020. We did Niagara Falls last year and it was everything we had hoped and more. We like to do one long haul and a number of shorter breaks each year when we can. Almost ten years ago honeymooned in Australia which incorporated a 2 night Bangkok stop over. The other tourists we spoke to we all headed out to the Islands with Phuket seeming be the most popular. We decided back then we would return and this time to do the Island and see the stunning beaches we hear so much about.
Travelling with kids is different, there is more to consider and I find when travelling with kids especially long haul that we tend to favour self catering holidays. It just makes it easier to cook the things they like and to have some more space to get over the jet lag!!!
Perhaps with the kids being a little older Phuket could be a good option for this year. Phuket is over 17 hours from Dublin with a stop. The fastest I can see is via Doha with Qatar. Its a long flight so we would need a decent length of time to be able to recover from the flight and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
Having a nosey at accommodation I came across Phuket Villa Finder and oh my god those pools! The dream. My mind is wandering to waking up to those views and a pre breakfast swim just wow. There are over 250 really impressive properties in Phuket to choose, picking just one will be the hard part. I had a look at a good few villas and the quality looks exceptional. It seems they also can offer airport pick up and organise things like a chef etc during your stay. That’s great peace of mind to know that support is available should you need it especially as I say when travelling with young kids.
What I like about this site its is sustainable credentials. For each villa booked and confirmed, Villa Finder will plant a tree in Sumatra, Indonesia. To date I believe they have planted over 6,000 trees creating valuable employment, habitats and health benefits to these regions.
Having a look at things to do in Phuket aside for chilling and admiring the incredible views there is also the beautiful old town to visit. While Phuket might be known for its beaches and nightlife there is so much more to do and any families I know who have been really love it and comment on its family friendliness.
If you have been do comment below with any must see sights. For now im dreaming of pink sunsets while chilling in the pool of a rental villa overlooking the sea. Phuket is definitely a strong contender for The Mamma Fairy long haul trip for 2020.
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