Whether to go on honeymoon with kids is a deeply personal choice. If you can get away just the two of you for a break and you won’t miss them too much, then great (honestly, you’ll miss them more than they’ll miss you!). However, we know many parents want to celebrate getting married with their whole family and do a big bucket-list trip. Some couples feel that maybe their kids are too young and you don’t think they can leave them for too long. Go with your instinct! We’ve got the perfect family honeymoon ideas aka familymoon ideas and tips below for couples who want to get their kids involved!
Orlando & Caribbean Cruise
Orlando is one of our ultimate familymoon ideas. We can’t think of a better reason to tick this bucket list destination off your family’s list! Combine it with a Caribbean cruise on a mega cruise ship from nearby Cape Canaveral and you’ve got a trip of a lifetime.
Running around theme parks, like Universal & Disney, is a lot of fun, but it can also tire you out! Adding on a cruise is perfect for some more relaxing time. Secure child care facilities are one of the best things about a cruise. Then there are the incredible destinations you get to visit, the fun bells and whistles to suit all ages, and the innovative dining options!
No matter what age your children are, you can drop them off at the teen and kids’ club or creche. You can have a romantic meal, trip to the spa, take in a show or have fun in the casino while they have the time of their lives. You can pick them up completely guilt-free, having stolen some precious time for just the two of you.
One of South-East Asia’s top tourist destinations, Thailand, is one of our favourite familymoon ideas. Endless beaches, fun island-hops and lots of dining options for every taste await. Throw in wildlife encounters with elephants and monkeys, cooking school, Muay Thai boxing — so much to keep kids entertained. There are accommodation choices for all budgets with many affordable luxury family-friendly options with brilliant kids’ clubs.
Thailand is a superb choice for families who love cultural pursuits with temples, floating markets and great museums in Bangkok, too. You can find our Ultimate Thailand Honeymoon Guide here!
The Honeymoon Guide loves… Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit | Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp Jungle Bubbles | Banyan Tree Phuket
Maldives & Dubai
Often thought of as a ‘couple’s destination’, most resorts in the Maldives welcome families and is definitely one of our ultimate familymoon ideas. Many resorts have an incredible lineup of activities for kids! Expect snorkelling, outdoor cinemas and state-of-the-art kids’ clubs. Drop them for a few hours into the capable hands of the childcare providers and you can still go for that romantic sandbank lunch or enjoy a floating breakfast! Check out our other blog post ‘Is the Maldives boring‘ for our favourite Maldives resorts that are jam-packed with things to do (the quick answer is 100% not boring!). We’ve also got our Ultimate Maldives Honeymoon Guide here if you want to dive deeper into this beautiful destination.
A stopover in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates is an ideal addition for a familymoon, with a vast array of things to do, including theme/amusement/water parks, family-friendly resorts, and dining. It’s the perfect city stop for families. Find out more with our Ultimate Dubai Honeymoon Guide.
South Africa & Mauritius
South Africa is the perfect destination for a family road trip with wildlife in abundance, family-friendly accommodation and welcoming locals. It’s one of our favourite road trip familymoon ideas.
Start in Cape Town with beaches, penguins, whale-watching (seasonal), Table Mountain’s cable car, and incredible dining. Along the Garden Route, stop at fun destinations. There’s Oudtshoorn to learn all about ostrich or Tsitsikamma National Park for a vast array of adventure activities. A Big 5 safari is one of the biggest draws. Some lodges providing supervised kids’ clubs and educational programmes. We adore South Africa for the ultimate adventure familymoon!
You might need some rest after your epic adventure and Mauritius is the ideal tropical paradise for all the family. Beautiful resorts await on picturesque beaches with warm lagoons safe for swimming. You can find our Ultimate Mauritius Honeymoon Guide here!
The Honeymoon Guide loves… in South Africa: Belmond Mount Nelson | One&Only | Shamwari Riverdene | Amakhala Hlosi Lodge and in Mauritius: Constance Belle Mare Plage | Shangri-La Le Touesrrok | Zilwa Attitude
Greece is one of our favourite European destinations with so many familymoon ideas to choose from!
While Santorini is one of the most beautiful islands in the world but it presents some challenges for families. The cliffside nature of the towns is not very suitable terrain for very young families. However, there are other Cyclades islands. Naxos is perfect for a family honeymoon. Discover beautiful sandy beaches, welcoming tavernas and plenty of fun in the sunshine.
Or try the mainland. Some of Europe’s top luxury family resorts are in Halkidiki, Corfu and Crete. These are ideal for those looking for luxurious surroundings, excellent food and fun for parents and kids.
Finding Nemo & Dory in the Great Barrier Reef. Without a doubt, one of the ultimate familymoon ideas – there is so much more fun to be had on Australia’s east coast state of Queensland.
Fancy licking ant’s bums in Cape Tribulation? Yes really, it’s good for vitamin C! Queensland is one of the world’s best familymoon destinations. Discover Kuranda’s Scenic Railway and sea turtles nesting near Bundaberg. The endless beaches, Australia Zoo and Fraser Island await. Theme parks on the Gold Coast and koala sanctuaries near Brisbane, Australia is familymoon fun in the sun. Grab a luxury motorhome and take off on an epic adventure down under!
The Honeymoon Guide loves… Maui Motorhomes
- Book interconnecting rooms so you have some alone time.
- Make sure you’ve plenty of beach/pool time – most kids are happy as long as there is somewhere to splash.
- Dispense with rules about snacks/treats and screen time to make life easy on yourselves.
- Choose convenience over cost, book that skip the line private tour!
Are you bringing your kids on your honeymoon? We’d love to hear where you’re going in the comments!