How To Choose Accommodation For A Family Holiday: Look Out For These 6 Things

Travelling as a family can be a stressful and challenging experience – but it doesn’t have to be. Your holiday shouldn’t be at risk of ruination due to unsuitable accommodation, lack of activities, or an exorbitant budget. At Aquarius Luxury Suites, we are ready to welcome you and your family with open arms and effective solutions! Here is what to look out for when booking accommodation for your family holiday:

Sleeping Arrangements

Perhaps the most important element for a successful holiday is a good night’s rest! It’s important to check that the sleeping arrangements will encourage this. Does the accommodation have the necessary number of rooms? Are the beds inside these rooms accurate to the living situation you want to cultivate? Aquarius offers a range of apartments that varies from 1-bedroom to 4-bedrooms. In most rooms, one large bed can be exchanged for two single beds – just contact us and ask! This is perfect for when you have kids who cannot share a bed with one another. We also have camp cots available for children under the age of two.


Family holidays often consist of a fine balance between family-time and alone-time. Achieving the perfect equilibrium will ensure a happy and argument-free holiday. Our apartments are particularly effective at this, as there are communal areas, like the kitchen and living room, while the bedrooms can be a private place where you can spend some quality you-time.


Dining is an aspect of vacationing that is very important, especially when you are travelling with a family. Adults might want different food from one another or have different dietary requirements and children might need to eat at a different time than adults. Our self-catering kitchens offer the perfect solution to this problem! The kids can be fed when they’re hungry and the adults can make their own food, as and when they want to. The fully equipped kitchens include a microwave, refrigerator, stove, and oven. We are also located within easy walking distance of a variety of restaurants, meaning that if you don’t want to cook, you can experience the local cuisine!


The last thing you want to be doing while on holiday, is to remain inside throughout. We have a lot of fun, family-friendly activities within close proximity to our apartments. The beachfront is only a few minutes away by foot where the family can swim, surf, windsurf, kitesurf, tan, and relax. Cape Town centre is only a 20-minute drive away, with great attractions like Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, an array of beaches and hiking trails, and so much more! We are also ideally located for day trips – here are our top 5. For the rainy days, our complimentary WiFi can provide endless entertainment for adults and kids alike. Our on-site gym is perfect for those who blow off steam through exercise. And who can forget our pool! It is indoor-outdoor, meaning it is accessible during all of Cape Town’s unpredictable weather. At Aquarius you and your family will never be bored!


Aquarius is less than 30 minutes away from Cape Town International Airport, meaning that there will be no long car journeys after your flights. We can arrange an airport shuttle for you upon request. For those who are coming with a car, we offer secure parking at no extra cost. We are a mere 10-minute walk away from the nearest MyCiTi bus stop, public transport that will whizz you around and about Cape Town!


Lastly, we have to mention the budgeting when it comes to family holidays. A common misconception is that travelling with a family must be expensive. At Aquarius, however, we have special rates for children that we hope will lighten the load a little. Please don’t hesitate to contact our reservations team to find out more about this! And don’t forget to check our socials and website for any specials running at the moment.

With these changes and extras, there is no reason that your family holiday shouldn’t be a blast! We can’t wait to welcome you and your loved ones with open arms. Don’t forget to share and tag us in your photos and memories.

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