Here at the Holidays with Kids office we love this time of year because it means we can announce the winners of our Readers’ Choice Survey! We’ve kept this information under lock and key but the time has come to turn the spotlight on Australia’s favourite resorts for families. As voted by you in our Readers’ Choice Survey!
Each year we ask you to nominate the best of the best based on a number of factors. Any parent knows that kids’ activities and facilities are a must, as is quality accommodation that you can truly unwind in. We also ask you about standards of service and hospitality, value for money and, most importantly, your overall experience. This wealth of information is then analysed and broken down into regions, spanning from Australia 'over four stars' and 'four stars and under' and overseas into the South Pacific, Malaysia, Bali, Thailand, Fiji and the USA and for a first in 2015 Hawaii has been added to the line up. The South Pacific category represents the 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.
So when you’re planning your next family holiday, be sure to check this guide. You may find yourself close to home on a weekend getaway to the sunny Gold Coast, or gallivanting abroad in South-East Asia. Whatever you choose, you’re bound to be doing it with the best.
There were some standout results from the 2015 survey. On Australian shores, it seems that once again families can’t get enough of sun and sand, and they’ll travel north to chase the sun. Overseas, beach destinations are another constant, but access to local culture is a trend that reflects the values of Australian families. One thing unites these many and varied resorts, and that is their commitment to providing families with the best holiday experiences imaginable.
We’d like to congratulate all of this year’s nominees and winners; with so many wonderful resorts in the world, it’s a remarkable achievement to be featured on these pages! Mostly, we hope you enjoy reading the awards, and may you be well and truly inspired to start planning your next holiday.