My husband and I are really keen to have a holiday somewhere warm and relaxing this winter.
He however would like a "child-free" holiday, whereas I couldn't bear to be away from my little girl for more than a night at this stage.
The compromise might be having a kids club or babysitter/nanny for part of the time so we can have some relaxing time by the pool or a couple of dinners out.
We are thinking that somewhere in Asia will probably be more likely to guarantee warm weather and also be cheaper. We like Bali and Thailand (and flights are reasonably prices to there) so they are high considerations.
I have looked into resorts and it seems that they don't have kids clubs for the age our little one will be (between 20-20 months at that time). Even Club Med doesn't seem to have a Baby Club Med (free babysitting club) in the Asian locations?
I know it might sound paranoid but I'm really nervous about leaving my little girl with anyone we don't know - babysitter or nanny even through an agency. I do however totally understand how my husband is feeling that a little bit of childfree time will allow us to actually relax and recharge.
What suggestions do others have on resorts they have stayed with a child the same age as mine and any child care/nannies and babysitters you would recommend that are totally trustworthy?
What are your thoughts on Club Med and any recommendations in Asia for those of you who have been to one of the Club Med Asian resorts with a child around the same age? (Club Med says babysitting is an additional cost, can anyone advise approximately how much it is?)
Also what sort of cost would we look at for a nanny/babysitter in general?
Sorry for the waffly post, just feeling really torn between wanting a bit of recharge time but also wanting to know my daughter is safe and happy at the same time.