The votes have been tallied, the numbers checked, and it is with great excitement that we present the winners of our 2014 Readers’ Choice Survey!
We asked you to nominate your favourite resorts, scoring each one for their facilities and activities for kids, the quality of accommodation, standard of service and staff hospitality, the location, value for money and most importantly of all the overall experience.
Our Top 10 Resort Awards are the result of a year-long labour of love that brings together all our readers’ votes from across the country in the most extensive family travel awards on these shores. These lists are a great indication of what Australians look for in a holiday and what Aussie families value, so be sure to keep them handy as you plan your next escape.
2014 proves once more it’s the simple things that count: sun, sand and sea. Our readers love holidays by the water, whether at home or overseas. To accommodate the overwhelming number of votes for sleeps in your own backyard, we have broken Australia into two categories once more, ‘over four stars’ and ‘four stars and under’.
Families also love delving into the exotic cultures of the Asia Pacific region, with the flood of responses seeing us devote lists to Bali, Malaysia, Thailand and Fiji. A South Pacific category represents the up-and-coming gems of Vanuatu, Samoa and the Cook Islands. The USA rounds out the awards for 2014, with Disney and Hawaii both taking several of the region’s Top 10 honours.
Each finalist has been nominated because readers love its dedication to kid-friendly accommodation, activities for all ages and all-round excellence. From access to amazing theme parks to lessons on a high-flying trapeze, our Top 10 winners go above and beyond to deliver unforgettable getaways.
In the end, we think that makes them all winners.