People presume that booking a family holiday comes with a sacrifice of luxury. But, the belief that 5-star elegant hotels are for adults only rather than families isn’t true at all!
We have found that many luxurious hotels across a wide range of destinations now offer extensive family-friendly leisure facilities. As parents, not only will you feel relaxed your little ones are happy and well-entertained, you will also be lavishly immersed by first-class elegance and luxury from the moment you arrive.
Finding the perfect combination of luxury and entertainment for children is a delicate balance. We have carefully handpicked some incredible 5-star hotels that have fantastic activities great for children of all ages.
We know that in order to truly enjoy a luxurious family holiday, spacious accommodation is vital. From parents who have young children and need room to relax once the kids have gone to bed, to teenagers wanting somewhere private to hangout. All hotels recommended below are thoughtfully chosen family suites with spacious two or three bedrooms.
The Algarve is a truly beautiful region of Portugal, boasting gorgeous sunshine all year round. With only a short flight time, no time difference to GMT, spectacular landscapes and an endless choice of soft sandy beaches, Algarve is a perfect family holiday destination.
Pine Cliffs, a Luxury Collection Resort, was recently crowned as “World’s Leading Luxury Leisure Resort 2017”. As parents relax, children of all ages can take on the epitome of fun, under supervision of qualified, experienced staff! From toddlers to teenagers there are heaps of choice, from a crèche for babies as young as 6 months old, to a choice of 5 floodlit tennis courts, 9-hole golf course or 18-hole mini golf for the whole family. And of course, there’s Porto Pirata, a 7000 square meter children’s village packed with swimming pools, a bouncy castle, pirate ship a basketball court and much more!
With 7 swimming pools, 8 restaurants, 3 bars, a wellness centre, private access to a stunning beach and even a beauty salon, it seems there is no need to venture off-site! But if you fancy, the Albufeira old town is only 10 minutes away, where you can find countless street cafés and restaurants, first-rate shopping and the gorgeous marina lined with unusual brightly coloured buildings.
Imagine all of the different things that make a family holiday stress free, the Princesa Yaiza will likely tick most, if not all, of your boxes!
Wander through an amazing aquarium of tropical fish to reach your spacious two-bedroom family suite, carefully designed with all members of the family in mind. Leave the kids to play in the twin room packed with beanbags, a television with a DVD player and even a Play Station 4, while you relax on the private balcony enjoying the sensational Lanzarote sunset.
Children of all ages can enjoy endless entertainment, games, activities and sports, under the superb supervision of qualified staff! Kikoland is a wold of illusion, where colourful characters; Hooky, Kooky and Kiko are the children’s playmates. They can get involved in various games, themed parties, sports and of course playing in the wonderfully designed playground and children’s swimming pool. Don’t worry, older children aren’t forgotten! Ages 9 – 18 can enjoy activities like kayaking, paddle boarding, video consoles, craft workshops and a range of sports.
The hotel even allows mum and dad to have quality time together, while the hotel covers babysitting duties for two hours! Enjoy elegant dining at the gourmet Isla de Lobos restaurant or indulge in luxurious spa treatments.
And to top it all off, children 12 and under stay for free!
The tranquil Greek island of Corfu is the perfect setting for a family holiday, with gorgeous sunshine, fine golden beaches and gentle ocean waters filled with water activities all of the family will enjoy!
Recognised as one of the best places for families to stay in Corfu is the 5-star luxury Marbella Corfu Beach Resort. Boasting 6 gourmet restaurants, 4 lounge bars, a luxury spa, 2 private beaches, a choice of 4 swimming pools, 2 tennis courts, a basketball court and even a football academy coached by professional footballers!
The Marbella Corfu proudly work in collaboration with Worldwide Kids, providing professional childcare services, for 4 months to 18 years old. Ensuring a fun and enjoyable stay for all guests, offering a wide range of water sports, adventures, yoga, archery, volleyball, a crèche and even babysitting services!
And best of all, children up to 12 years old stay for free!
Situated along the stunning Kassandra Peninsula, Halkidiki, the luxurious, family-owned Porto Sani Resort is perched upon a beautifully preserved 5 mile stretch of white sand beach. Situated next to the Sani Marina, you can enjoy a choice of over 30 bars and restaurants as you watch the sun set over the glamorous Yacht Marina. Port Sani Resort is also in easy reach of Greece’s beautifully vibrant and bustling city, Thessaloniki.
Offering spacious two or three bedroom suites with a separate living area and a balcony, Porto Sani is a perfect choice for families who want to enjoy spacious accommodation. The suites also include the elegant touch of a Jacuzzi bathtub, and the option to pre-book a shopping list, so any essential items will be waiting for your arrival!
As parents, your best chance of true relaxation on holiday is knowing that your children are safe and happily entertained. Poto Sani provide Ofsted-standard childcare facilities and qualified lifeguards at all swimming pools and the beach. 4 months to 18 years old your children will be overwhelmed with the choice of activities they can take on. From water-sports, tennis lessons, football academy, evening discos, sailing, dance academy and even a junior spa!
And going that extra mile with ‘family-friendly’, children up to 12 years old stay free!