Family holidays are as much about experiences as they are rejuvenation, and there are multiple alternative holiday spots around the world waiting to be explored.
Should you browse discounted holiday websites, you will now find tens of deals on cheap holidays to Goa - the ideal destination for a cultural but relaxing break abroad.
Holidays in India have recently become a new favorite with families. This long haul destination has become as easily bookable as stints in the Caribbean, often at half the cost.
Located on the west coast of India, Goa has a tropical climate and is an excellent choice for broods looking to book a break outside of the peak periods.
December to April are the best times to travel here, covering both the Christmas and Easter breaks as well as the February half term, at most schools and centers of education.
During these months, temperatures hover around 30 degrees C and there is very little rainfall.
While cheap holidays to Goa can be kept low cost by making the most of your hotel's nearest soft sands and pool facilities, there are plenty of child friendly excursions within the tourist areas of Goa.
India trips connote flavorsome culinary treats, exotic wildlife excursions and watersports on wonderful beaches, but this experience isn't exclusive for adults.
Meander through the Sahakari Spice Farm, take a tour of the spice plants before enjoying a spot of lunch and an elephant back ride through the grounds.
Alternatively, both Goa's Butterfly Conservatory and the Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary are great days out.
Among all the cultural delights, families staying close to the Baga region of Goa are in for a contemporary treat. Splashdown Waterpark has five pools as well as a collection of adrenaline pumping rides and slides.
The best deals on long haul winter sun Goan getaways 2012-13 are online now. Look to book with a discounted holiday website to secure lowest prices on your family escape.
Note: This commercial post was written by guest writer,Nikolai Rudenko, and is not a destination or company yet reviewed by Travel Writer Rants and Raves. Photo credit: Direct Holidays.