Tips On How To Plan An Excellent Family Vacation


It’s almost Christmas and some of us are busy planning for a Christmas family vacation.


Having vacations can do wonders for you, especially if you will take vacations with your family. Taking family vacations is a very special chance to bond together. It can be also an opportunity to spend quality time with your children and let them see that they are part of the world. In addition, family vacation is also a break from the demands of work and even improve your health.

Here are some helpful tips that might help you on how to plan for  a family vacation.

1. Collaborating with the family members.

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First thing that we need to do upon planning a family vacation. We must know the interest of each family members. Some questions that you might consider to ask with your family members are, do they enjoy going on hikes together, swimming or visiting new places?By asking these questions can help you to narrow down a list of potential places to visit.

Here are some places to plan for a family vacation.

Beach– Playing in a pristine sand and rolling in the waves can provide time of entertainment with the kids while you will be enjoying lying in sand and let the sun kissed your skin.

Mountain resorts–  This can be a great option, especially for families. Since many resorts provides group activities for kids .

City escape – Some members of the family don’t want to travel. Jaunting within the city is best for them, where you can experience museums, wonderful architecture and fine dining restaurants. Then, a city can be an amazing vacation destination.

Amusement park – This can be a big hit with your kids, but we have to make sure that we can find things to do that will satisfy your interest as well.

Lake –  A lake can also provide wonderful water destination for your family. Where, you can teach your children on how to kayak or use a canoe while enjoying the stunning scenery surrounding the lake.

  2. Know your budget.

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It is very important for us to know our budget first before planning a vacation for the family.Because, it will determine how you will pick up your destination. A beach vacation within your town can be more affordable than a beach vacation in other town of the Philippines.Here are some things that you will need to consider for you to know your budget.

Transportation costs (airfare, shipping fare, bus or money gas) – Always make sure you have to factor the price of a ticket for each of your family member.  You should also count if you have plan just to take a taxi can or renting a car.

• Accommodations – We all know, hotels are common for family vacations. But if you have a larger family we should expect that staying in a hotel can be more expensive. If in that case, you might want to consider renting an apartment or house.

For more helpful tips for finding cheap accommodations when traveling click here.

Food –  Most important that we have to account the cost is food. But, staying in a place with a kitchen will help you save more money compared eating out in a restaurant.

  3. Know the potential dates.

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Aside for a Christmas vacation. Summer is the best time for having a family vacations. But, we all know that summer time has the most expensive travel dates. Generally, the cheapest time of the year to travel is from October to December or even January. But this can be a tricky time for your kids, especially if they are in high school or college because of final exams. That is why it is very important to make clear the schedule of your children’s academic calendar if you are planning to travel within this period.

If you plan to take your children in the middle of the year, make sure to plan ahead. Talk to them as much as possible so you children can complete their work ahead of time.


Ideal Hotels and Resorts in the Philippines for Family Vacations

1. Mountain Lake Resort in Laguna

A perfect place for your corporate events, team building, school outings and nature trips outside of the Metro, Caliraya Mountain Lake Resort is nestled beside Lake Caliraya in the town of Cavinti, Laguna and overlooking the majestic Mount Banahaw of Quezon. Situated in the almost 300 hectare property, the resort perfectly blends sumptuously tropical accommodation and fun-filled outdoor activities to meet your specific needs!

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2. Coron West Town Resort in Palawan

Welcome to the premier resort hotel and ideal conference destination in Coron, Palawan, Philippines.  Coron Westown Resort offers guests first class hotel rooms that blend Filipino culture and modern amenities in a total resort experience that is sure to tantalize the senses and relax the body.

As the gateway to the islands of northern Palawan, BusuangaAirport is served by the major airlines and is only about an hour from Manila or an hour and a half from Cebu.  The resort is just 25 minutes from the airport by shuttle van and just 5 minutes from downtown Coron.

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3. Varaneante Resort in Bohol

Located at the heart of Panglao Island, we welcome you to our Cuarto’s cozy and intrinsic ambiance, each provided with the amenities that a veraneante would need. Soak up under the sun and pamper those muscles with our sky-colored pool and jacuzzi. And after your relaxing dip, satiate yourself with Filipino and International cuisines only at Cafe Oppe and have a sip on our wide selection of espressos and cocktails.

Escape from the hustle bustle of everyday life in the city and laze yourself with serenity at Veraneante Resort Bohol, your perfect island getaway.

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4. Alta Vista De Boracay

Witness an unforgettable panoramic view of the world’s best loved beach from one of Boracay’s highest peaks. To cap off the worthwhile escape, explore the exclusive Puka Beach – a serene blue water beach perfect for watching Boracay’s stunning sunset. Enjoy all these in the comforts of Southeast Asian-inspired rooms that fuse modern living and the vibe of pristine tropical paradise.

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5. JPark Island Resort and Waterpark in Cebu

Pamper yourself with a grand resort getaway amid opulent facilities catering to the ultimate in rest and relaxation, international dining, big meetings and events, and amazing fun. All these happen in a beachside resort with a vast waterpark and under round-the-clock attention and sincere care. Jpark Island Resort and Waterpark turns captivating moments into moments that take your breath away.


For reservations click here


Last Tip: Enjoy your vacation

When you arrived to the place keep your schedule open.Try not to over plan your days. It is also very important to build memories with the family by asking your kids  to keep the memorable items in the trip. Lastly, plan for a quality couple time. If you travel with another couple and their kids, you can also switch off baby sitting duties.

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