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We appreciate the importance of taking luxury family holidays which provide the perfect opportunity to spend quality time with your nearest and dearest. As parents, we are also aware that half term holidays in the school calendar represent the most convenient times of the year to take your family away for a well earned luxury holiday.

Whether your ideal half term break is a luxury Europe holiday with the associated shorter flight times, or a relaxing beach-side escape, further a field on one of the islands in the Caribbean or Indian Ocean, we have plenty of offers to cater for every family holiday requirement. There are three half term periods in the United Kingdom's school calendar; in February, October and May, and all three times of year offer alternative opportunities for overseas family travel.

February half term holiday suggestions

As the February half term, also known as winter half term, is during the middle of the cold and dark season in the UK it is an ideal chance to take the family away to the Caribbean or Indian Ocean for some well earned sunshine. Caribbean islands such as Antigua, St Lucia and Grenada or Indian Ocean destinations like the Maldives and Mauritius provide fantastic winter sun in a relaxed, beach-side setting during the month of February and thus guarantee a family holiday to remember.

Where to travel during October half term

The October half term comes at the end of the summer season and so it’s still possible to catch some of the last of summer's rays in the south of Europe; in destinations such as Spain, Portugal, Italy and Greece. Equally, the Middle East can provide the year-round sun that can extend our summer via a family holiday in destinations such as Dubai and Oman, offering travellers some of the world's most luxurious hotels and facilities. 

Best May half term luxury holidays

Europe is always a great option for a luxury family holiday as the short flight times mean that more of your time is spent on holiday instead of travelling. As such some of the best destinations for a holiday in May can be found in Europe such as Spain, Croatia, Cyprus or Greece. However, it is also the most cost effective time of the year to take the family on a luxury Barbados holiday as the Christmas, Easter and summer holiday months are far busier and therefore more expensive.