When you have a budding mountaineer in the family, and his brother is a wannabe deep-sea diver, finding a holiday to please everyone can be tricky. Especially when she-who-is-forking-out wants to do nothing more than roast on a beach.
But after extensive research (it's hard work, scouring the world for the perfect holiday), I've found a place where we can have it all. Corsica offers bountiful opportunities for thrilling activities on land and at sea, as well as some glorious beaches to lounge on, and this season sees an increase in family-friendly sojourns on the isle.
Explore's new trip, Wild About Corsica (0844 499 0901; www.explore.co.uk ), offers a week of non-stop action. You and your little adventurers will skim the northern peaks, swinging on everything from zip wires to rope bridges, then hit the west coast in kayaks to make friends with dolphins and run amok on deserted beaches.
For those in search of villas, companies such as Holiday Options (0844 477 0451; www.holidayoptions.com ) and Direct Corsica (directcorsica.com) offer a good variety of mountain properties with sea views, and both have added to their brochures this year. Villa Andreani, new with Direct Corsica, is very child-friendly, and there's a huge variety of watersports and mountain activities available locally.
And you can also do the island in real style with Coastline Villas (0844 557 1020; www.coastlinevillas.co.uk ), which has added five family-friendly luxury villas to its Corsican retreats, and now offers extended nanny services, as well as evening babysitting when required. Told you I'd found the perfect holiday.