The best holiday destinations that will make everyone in the fam happy

As multi-generational family travel is on the rise, there are a few elements that make certain destinations the perfect place to bond.

But the problem when travelling with people of various ages means that everyone has different priorities when it comes to sightseeing, relaxation and what to do.

READ: Are we there yet? These are the top family destinations to please everyone

Pettitts Travel decided to come up with their very own 3G Family Travel Index that looks at countries with a range of attractions and activities that will make everyone happy. 

The key elements that they used to rate destinations are:

  • Sunshine
  • Price
  • Relaxation
  • Culture
  • Safety
  • Scenery
  • Hiking
  • Tourism Services
  • Sightseeing
  • Beach
  • Adventure

The country to come out on top is one of our favourite adventure destinations - New Zealand. It scored high for Scenery, Relaxation and, of course, Adventure.

It was followed by Spain and Portugal, both with mostly high scores across the board except for Hiking. 

ALSO SEE: 8 Family-friendly camping spots to check out for a fun bushwhacking experience

South Africa was number one in Africa, tied with Argentina and the United Arab Emirates. We scored low for Safety, Sightseeing and Hiking, but got top marks for Scenery, Beach and Tourism Services.

You can see the whole list here.

Discover the rest of the top 10 below.

1. New Zealand

Top score: Safety, Scenery, Beach, Relaxation, Adventure

Lowest score: Sun, Sightseeing

QUICK GUIDE TO NEW ZEALAND: The home of Bilbo Baggins, Kiwi barbie and wine-tasting on Waiheke Island

2. Spain

Top score: Adventure

Lowest score: Hiking

WATCH: Mussels, tradition and wild beauty in Spain's Galicia

3. Portugal

Top score: Safety, Scenery, Relaxation, Adventure, Tourism Services, Culture

Lowest score: Hiking

4. Canada

Top score: Beach

Lowest score: Hiking

WATCH: Go white-water rafting through Canada's Exploits River


5. Australia

Top score: Beach

Lowest score: Hiking

6. Italy

Top score: Sightseeing, Beach, Adventure

Lowest score: Hiking

QUICK GUIDE TO ITALY: The Mamma Mia of your Italy trip planning sorted!


7. US

Top score: Beach

Lowest score: Sun, Sightseeing, Price, Relaxation

8. France

Top score: Culture

Lowest score: Hiking

QUICK GUIDE TO FRANCE: Say Bonjour to your next escape


9. Finland

Top score: Safety

Lowest score: Sun, Hiking

10. Ireland

Top score: Culture

Lowest score: Sun, Sightseeing, Hiking

QUICK GUIDE TO IRELAND: Visa-free travel for South Africans


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