Promise not to tell? With over a mile of white sandy beach this destination offers snorkeling in pristine Caribbean waters with sea turtles. You will pay a lot less, get great snow conditions and avoid crowds by planning your vacation around non-peak holiday dates. Returning from an unforgettable boating trip, stop by Rumrunners and enjoy a cozy nightcap before going back to your private house to experience a beautiful sunset.

Try these words on any kid reluctant to go on another family vacation: “Secret loft with an Xbox and talking portraits.” They can get there via a tucked away spiral staircase, or through hidden doors in their own “Harry Potter” and princess-themed bedrooms.

Staying in any of these onsite hotels would be of some advantage like free transport to the park. Finally, weigh the risk versus rewards of choosing a vacation rental over a hotel (which is most definitely recording you in the lobby or hallways, by the way).

Every one of our resorts features sun- soaked beaches, elegant accommodations, a world-class spa, gourmet dining, unlimited premium drinks, and many other pampering amenities. Yet pay the owner directly for a holiday property (even overseas) costing £100+, on a credit card and Section 75 laws say the card company’s jointly liable with the retailer.

Here are seven secret Mediterranean islands to book a trip to if you’re looking for a European getaway without the crowds. Many property owners use it to offload unsold holiday dates, especially at the last minute. They itemize some of the top island targets for family vacations: familiar places that everyone has heard about.