When you stay in a family holiday villa with plenty of space and storage, there's really no need to pack only the essentials for the kids. Whether its practical extras like sun protection or stylish beachwear for budding fashionistas, there's a vast choice of high-end holiday accessories now specifically designed for children.
Choosing to enjoy a family holiday at a private villa in Southeast Asia may be a treat in itself, but just like the adults, kids love shopping for special items they can take along to make the trip extra special. Here are some cool vacation products for younger travellers that will have them smiling from ear to ear, and also offer an incentive for good behaviour during the trip.
Kid's Line Sunglasses
Most major eyewear brands such as Elle, Ray-ban, Esprit, Gucci and Benetton, now boast children's designs. Rayban's classic Aviator is the undisputed king of sunglasses cool, so why not treat the little ones to some Junior Aviator's to match Mum and Dad's keen sense of style? The Ray-Ban ® Junior Wayfarer ® sunglasses are designed for kids who are never too young to be timeless.
Having failed to find stylish UV protective swimwear for their children before a holiday in the sun, Emily Cohen and Sabrina Naggar launched the Sunuva rash vest range. The collection features UPF 50+ rash vests sourced in Italy and made from quality fabrics that block out more the 97% of the sun's harmful rays. Extremely breathable and super-soft to touch, the rash vests are extremely comfortable to wear and come in sizes for kids from 6 months - 12 years. Prints include hearts and cakes for girls, scuba divers and seahorses for boys.
Babies are even more susceptible to powerful rays, which is why Badger's paediatrician-tested and approved baby sunscreen makes perfect sense to take along on a tropical holiday. The lotion contains organic ingredients and minerals, including zinc oxide and therefore provide safe, chemical-free, broad spectrum protection. The organic base of sunflower oil, beeswax and vitamin E is moisturizing and soothing. The product is even biodegradable and safe for coral reefs and other ecosystems.
Sippy Cup for Toddlers
Tropical countries are generally safe places to travel with kids, especially when staying in a private villa – but you can't be too careful with new bacteria to face. The Sippy Spout-equipped Klean Kanteen® for kids comes with a polypropylene dust cover and handy attachment loop so it can be hooked on a bag or stroller. This means you can head out on your day's adventure with plenty of safe hydration to hand for the young ones. Made from food-grade stainless steel, the Sippy is designed for small hands and easy to hold and also has rounded corners that are easy to clean, with no hard angles where dirt, germs or bacteria can stick
Bespoke beach ball
Although many family friendly villas now provide inflatables and other beach toys for the children to mess about with in the private pool or on the beach, it's always nice to buy them a special holiday plaything to take on the trip. For the ultimate stylish toy, fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg has created a colourful collection of beach balls for Gap that feature exotic patterns and are safe for every youngster form a newborn to a 14 year-old.
This is Von Furstenberg's second collaboration for Gap Kids the balls feature bright colours and kid-friendly prints.
by MAX VEE