Simpson Travel Unveils Collection of Luxury Family Holidays

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As many families begin planning their getaway for the popular May half-term and summer breaks, luxury villa specialist and 2012 British Travel Awards winner of the Small Family Holiday category, Simpson Travel, unveils their collection of luxury holidays especially suited for families.

Villa holidays have long been a family favourite for the convenience and flexibility they offer. The chance to get away from the crowds, relax by the poolside and enjoy al fresco dining with those who matter the most are often cited as the most important attractions for families. Add to this the comfort, privacy and space of a family home, Simpson Travel’s diverse and wonderful selection of hand-picked family luxury family holiday villas offers an ideal holiday alternative for the upcoming half-term and summer breaks. For the majority of schools in England, the May half-term break falls between 25 May and 2 June with the summer break beginning during the first week of July.

Mallorca

Simpson’s Mallorca programme has long been a favourite for families because of the island’s close proximity to the UK, and the Pollença area where the majority of Simpson’s villas are located is considered particularly well-suited for young families because of its quieter and more welcoming towns and beaches. Ca’n Tobias, a one level three-bedroom villa with a large swimming pool and secluded private garden is only a short 15 minute drive from the beach and the town of Pollença making it a perfect choice for young families. Prices during the summer break start at £820 per person for one week’s holiday based on four people sharing, including accommodation, flights and transfers.

Corsica

Corsica’s law-enforced gated or alarmed swimming pools offer security to parents of young children making villa holidays on the island an attractive option for families. At family-friendlyL’Aghja, a cluster of four cottages set in an attractive garden in Patrimonio, a beautiful wine-producing region only a 15 minutes’ drive from the bustling town of St Florent, guests can enjoy the stunning landscape of rolling hills and the pretty village that gives the area its name. The beautiful garden offers plenty of space for outdoor activities and relaxation, and the alarmed shared swimming pool provides security for parents. Each cottage features a private patio making L’Aghja suitable for those seeking privacy as well as those who do not mind some friendly neighbourly contact. Prices during the summer break start at £675 per person for one week’s holiday based on four people sharing, including accommodation, flights and transfers.

Greece

The Greek islands continue to be a popular destination for the British. The political woes of the country seem a far cry from the islands where unhurried life and quintessential Greece continue to attract families. On the ever-popular island of Crete, The Beach Villas, two hand-picked villas in a cluster of four located directly on Rapaniana Beach just a short drive from the small fishing village of Kolymbari, offer a great alternative for families who enjoy the beachside. Both villas are modern and contemporary and each feature three bedrooms, a private swimming pool and a garden that leads straight onto the beach. Prices during the summer break start at £1,002 per person for one week’s holiday based on four people sharing, including accommodation, flights and transfers.

Turkey

The unspoilt Bozburun Peninsula in Turkey gives a taste of rural countryside and in the sleepy fishing village of Söğüt lies two of Simpson’s most popular waterside villas, Sevdam and Ruyam. Both villas occupy an unprecedented position on the beachfront and each comes with a private swimming pool and terrace. The area surrounding the village of Söğüt is known for its rugged beauty and authentic villages making both villas a perfect base for those wishing to combine beachside relaxation with local exploration. Prices during the summer break start at £1,035 per person for one week’s holiday based on four people sharing, including accommodation, flights and transfers.

Periyali Crèche & Children's Club

Periyali Crèche & Children's Club on the Greek island of Zakynthos is a unique concept where the needs of every member of the family are taken care of. With trained and NNEB qualified nannies employed to provide care and entertainment for the youngest in the family, parents are left to enjoy the comforts of a villa holiday. The Hatchlings Crèche for toddlers between 6 months and 3 years offers sessions filled with fun, play and plenty of features to keep small children occupied and stimulated. For children between the ages of 4 and 10 years, the Turtles Club provides entertainment, fun and games through creativity, activity and outdoor play. The complex also offers a shared pool and a snack bar and is only a short stroll from the famous beach and conservation area at Gerakas. Simpson’s Periyali includes 11 detached two and three bedroom villas, all equipped with self-catering facilities, a private garden and a small gated pool. Prices during summer half-term start at £765 per person for one week’s holiday based on four people sharing, including accommodation, flights and transfers. Bookings at the Hatchlings Club and Turtles Club are available for full or half-day sessions and start from £145 per child per week for half-day sessions and £230 per child per week for full-day sessions.

For more information on Simpson’s family holidays or on Simpson Travel, visit http://www.simpsontravel.com or call 0845 485 7195.

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