The Very Best Beach Vacations for Families 

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When faced with the prospect of snowfall and lower temperatures in the coming winter months, it is tempting to consider hatching an escape plan to a sunny beach destination. 

Because Christmas is about spending quality time with family, a vacation at this time of year is ideal for any type of trip, whether it is in the snow or the sand. The winter holidays are widely regarded as the most wonderful time of the year, and it will be fascinating to see how people in different countries celebrate the holidays. 

While it is simple to follow the warm weather, selecting a vacation destination that the entire family will enjoy can be difficult. You’ll be able to find something enjoyable for every member of your family, regardless of age or interests, at any of these locations. Just make sure to bring some sun protection! 

Dubai is a city in the United Arab Emirates 

Futuristic skyscrapers, dunes, and beaches coexist to create a magnificent cityscape in Dubai, one of the world’s most extraordinary travel destinations. Dubai is one of the world’s most distinctive travel destinations. For the Christmas holiday, the city is decked out in lavish and festive decorations. This is the place to go if you want to have an exciting beach vacation without sacrificing the luxury of the holiday season. 

Given that December is the hottest month in Dubai, a trip to the city’s beaches is the ideal way to spend the month. On Dubai’s beaches, people can be found not only sunbathing but also participating in a variety of watersports. The beaches are ideal for those looking to unwind in the sun. 

Waterparks, trampoline playgrounds, and scenic miniature train rides for children are among the amenities available, as are barbeque picnic areas, bike trails, and free yoga sessions for adults. 

If you get tired of the beach, you can visit one of Dubai’s many shopping districts to enjoy the city’s world-class shopping scene. There are numerous shopping areas in Dubai. It may surprise you, but you can still engage in traditional winter activities like ice skating and skiing while visiting one of Dubai’s lavish shopping malls. Visit the Madinat Jumeirah during the holidays, when it is transformed into a magical winter wonderland. 

Dubai has an elaborate Christmas market designed in the style of Germany, a kid-friendly Snow Zone, and appearances by Santa himself next to a towering Christmas tree, so there is no shortage of Christmas magic. 

Sydney is a city in Australia 

Christmas is celebrated in Australia during the warm summer months, and no city in the world does it better than Sydney. Christmas in Sydney begins with the lighting of Martin Place’s massive tree. Throughout the city in the days leading up to Christmas, there are numerous family-friendly Christmas concerts. The Carols in the Domain concert, which takes place in the Domain, is one of the most well-known of these. 

You should not plan to spend Christmas Day indoors because most stores will be closed, and going to the beach is the most popular way to spend the holiday as a result. On Christmas Day, huge crowds congregate at Bondi Beach, with beachgoers dressed in skimpy holiday outfits to beat the heat of the holiday season. 

According to Australian tradition, instead of a fruit cake, serve pavlova for Christmas dinner, and roast prawns instead of a turkey. On any other day of the week, Sydney’s world-famous beaches are less crowded, allowing you and your family to take a surfing lesson or simply lounge around and soak up the Southern Hemisphere sun. 

Children will enjoy learning about nature at the Taronga Zoo or the Aquarium, where they will be able to see kangaroos, koalas, and even capybaras. Both of these locations are in the city of Sydney. Stay until the end of the year to see the spectacular New Year’s Eve fireworks display over Sydney Harbour. This allows you to celebrate the New Year before the rest of the world. 

Bahamas, Nassau 

Nassau’s gleaming beaches are a perennial favorite among families, and they entice visitors looking to escape the chill of winter. The Bahamas’ economy is heavily reliant on tourism, and as a result, the islands make every effort to accommodate visitors all year. There will be a ceremony to light the Christmas tree in Pompey Square during the holiday season. 

If you want to get up close and personal with some marine life, go to Dolphin Cay to swim and kayak with the dolphins and see how bottlenose dolphins and sea lions are being cared for after Hurricane Katrina destroyed their home in Mississippi. 

The beaches of Nassau are always a good idea, and the weather in December is ideal for a swim. Another excellent place for children to learn about the Bahamas’ rich history is the Pirates of Nassau Museum. If you and your family enjoy animals, you won’t want to miss seeing the Caribbean flamingos at Ardastra Gardens and Zoo. 

In addition to several fantastic beaches, Nassau is home to several world-class resorts, including the Atlantis and the Baha Mar, both of which go all out during the holiday season. You can look forward to taking part in festive competitions, making crafts, and participating in Santa-themed activities at these resorts. If you’re lucky, you might even catch some famous entertainers performing on the holiday stage. Everyone in the family is going to have a fantastic Christmas in Paradise! 

Tenerife, one of the Canary Islands 

The Canary Islands, located off the coast of Spain, are an ideal location for a beachy Christmas. These islands are very popular as tropical weekend getaways among Europeans. Tenerife’s open-air Christmas concerts and bustling Christmas markets make it a great place to get into the holiday spirit. 

You will find it difficult to spend the entirety of your vacation in your resort because there is so much to see and do on the island, from beaches with golden and black sand to Mount Teide and the Masca Gorge. You’ll want to get out there and see what the island has to offer. 

Spend New Year’s Eve here to see a spectacular fireworks display under some of the clearest skies in the world, and then celebrate the start of the year in the Canary Islands by going for a swim first thing on New Year’s Day. On this island, you won’t find Santa Claus; instead, on January 5, the Three Kings bring gifts as they ride camels through the streets of the island as part of an anticipated procession. Santa Claus has gone missing.