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Experience the magic of family holidays

Regardless of the size of your family or the number of children you have, whether you live close to your parents and relatives or are far away, finding the time to spend precious moments together is often challenging. This is especially true if you’re trying to balance work commitments, parenting responsibilities, and perhaps the increased care and attention needed by aging parents.

With International Family Day fast approaching on May 15th, it’s the perfect occasion to plan a break from the everyday routine to truly reconnect with your loved ones away from multiple pressures and demands at home. And few bonding experiences are more refreshing than a sun-drenched family holiday abroad in a totally different and inspiring environment! 

Let’s explore the significance of family holidays and why they are vital investments in our health and happiness. 

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Stress relief & healthy relaxation

When did you last put away your ‘to-do’ list and forget about the house chores, supermarket shopping, and work deadlines? Amidst the hustle and bustle of modern life, family holidays offer a much-needed respite from stress and routine. Taking a break from work and school runs allows family members to recharge their batteries, unwind, and rejuvenate their spirits. 

Pick a destination with bright, sunny weather that allows you to connect with nature. Take long walks outdoors and breathe in the fresh air. The extra sunshine will lift your spirits, and being active outdoors will help boost endorphins. Seaside locations are ideal for multigenerational family holidays, allowing adults to swim and relax by the water while kids splash around or build sandcastles. 

What’s more, spending time by the sea has proven health benefits. Not only does the sound of the sea soothe the senses, but it also helps lower blood pressure, heartbeat, and stress levels. Breathing in the salty sea air is also beneficial for respiratory health. Charged with negative ions, the sea air is known to improve lung function and increase oxygen absorption. If the grandparents are traveling with you, the seawater may also help with joint pain and arthritis. 

The happiest bonding opportunities

We often spend time with our loved ones at the end of the day without actually connecting at a deeper level or truly communicating. The kids are often glued to their mobile devices, while adults find it challenging to give little ones undivided attention when there are so many errands to run and chores to get done. 

Family holidays encourage open communication and meaningful connections away from the distractions of technology and everyday responsibilities, providing precious opportunities for bonding. Exploring a new destination together always sparks conversations and excitement, from the moment you board the plane to your final meal before departure!

Creating lasting memories

Every new shared experience helps strengthen familial ties and deepens relationships, creating lasting memories that endure beyond the duration of the holiday itself. Unsurprisingly, most of us love to flick through old photo albums or browse through photos from past holidays on our phones. After all, family holidays often create cherished memories, as shared experiences become beloved stories revisited over time.

Additionally, exploring new destinations and trying activities together creates a tapestry of memories that bind families across generations.

Educational value

Most of us have dear memories of the first family holidays we took with our parents and remember that sheer thrill of the unknown and seeing something totally different in a new country. We don’t often consider the educational value of a family holiday abroad, but travel gives every family member the chance to broaden their horizons in remarkable new ways. Children will particularly benefit from the change of environment, soaking up diverse cultures, languages, and landscapes, broadening their perspectives, and fostering empathy and cultural understanding.

Whether visiting historical sites near your hotel, interacting with locals down by the beach, or trying new cuisines during the evening buffet, family holidays provide valuable lessons that cannot be taught within the confines of home or the classroom.

Beyond mere relaxation and leisure, family holidays serve as invaluable opportunities for bonding, creating memories, and nurturing the overall happiness and wellbeing of our loved ones, enriching our lives in ways that extend far beyond the duration of the trip itself. 

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Kanika Hotels & Resorts in Cyprus has perfected the art of the multigenerational family holiday, providing children and adults with endless inspiration and fun in the dreamiest coastal locations. Explore family-friendly paradise at Olympic Lagoon Resorts in Paphos and Ayia Napa, or experience elegance at the revamped Alexander The Great Beach Hotel in Paphos. Enjoy endless activities and entertainment for all ages.

From poolside excitement to fun bonding games and captivating stage entertainment, here is all you need to know about the ultimate family holidays in Cyprus.

amavi madefortwo hotel paphos

Amavi | MadeForTwo Hotels5 STAR

Paphos - Cyprus - Show on Map

Set on one of the most romantic beachfront spots on the island, famed for breathtaking sea and sunset views, this five-star couples-only getaway is a paradise of romance and relaxation Made For Two, where togetherness comes first.

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amanti madefortwo ayia napa exterior

Amanti | MadeForTwo Hotels5 STAR

Ayia Napa - Cyprus - Show on Map

Located in cosmopolitan Ayia Napa, this couples-only getaway is a paradise of romance and relaxation, striking a balance between sophisticated luxury and casual seaside fun, providing the absolute best, custom-designed services and experiences for couples.

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olympic lagoon resorts ayia napa

Olympic Lagoon Resorts5 STAR

Ayia Napa - Cyprus - Show on Map

The ultimate all-included five-star haven in the heart of Ayia Napa, renowned for its lush, landscaped gardens, beside the powdery sands of a Blue Flag beach. The resort combines the best of bespoke entertainment, leisure activities and luxury services.

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Olympic Lagoon Resorts5 STAR

Paphos - Cyprus - Show on Map

A luxury all-included five-star retreat commanding a prime Blue Flag beachfront location in the centre of the historic town. The resort provides couples and families with an endless array of leisure facilities, customised services, and daily signature entertainment.

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alexander the great beach hotel paphos

Alexander the Great Beach Hotel4 STAR

Paphos - Cyprus - Show on Map

A luxurious hotel directly overlooking the golden sands of a Blue Flag beach and the Paphos harbour. Only mere steps from the beach, this pocket of paradise blends sophisticated accommodation, leisure facilities and superior gastronomy.

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