The results are in and the Holidays with Kids team is thrilled to announce the winners in our ‘2013 Readers’ Choice Survey’!
Covering both Australia and the most popular family holiday destinations overseas, the Top 10 Resort Awards are the culmination of a year’s work and over 4000 reader surveys. It is, quite simply, the most comprehensive family travel award system in the country.
Whether you are looking for a five-star resort for a luxury getaway with action-packed kids’ clubs and opportunities for some serious indulgence, or apartment-style accommodation for a home away from home with plenty to do for the kids, this year’s finalists offer all that and more.
As in the past, Asia and the Pacific Islands were by the far the most visited in the international travel category with Bali, Fiji, Thailand and Malaysia all earning their own top 10 list for the third year in a row, with the USA once more garnering enough support to have its own category. We received too few votes, however, to warrant a category for Europe; it seems Australian families prefer tropical holidays in the sun. Australia has once again been broken into two categories due to the huge number of votes received (more than two thirds of the total!): ‘over 4 stars’ and ‘4 stars and under’, with Queensland being by far the preferred destination for Aussie travellers.
All our finalists should be proud of the fact that so many happy holidaymakers had such a positive experience that they took the time to nominate them for excellence. These hotels and resorts have managed to exceed the expectations of their guests in just about every area. Whether for outstanding customer service, facilities that are a cut above, the high standard of accommodation or the range of family friendly activities on offer, each resort stands out from the pack and offers an experience families love enough to rave about. In our book, that makes them all winners! Which one will make the shortlist for your next holiday?