Round up the whole clan and escape to a destination that promises a mixture of adventure, relaxation, and fun for everyone. From travelling with toddlers or teenagers, to multi-generational getaways, we understand that planning a luxury family holiday is all about striking the perfect balance for every generation. Here is a selection of our family favourites...
Windjammer Landing, Saint Lucia
If you value your independence but still want all the benefits of a beach resort, Windjammer Landing could be just what you’re after. Most of the suites and villas are set into the hillside overlooking the bay, giving you a real sense of peace and privacy. The resort has a lovely relaxed atmosphere and is very child friendly, but it’s also ideal if you’re on honeymoon and looking to enjoy the romance of your own villa and private pool.
Young children can take advantage of the Jacquot Fun Club which offers a diverse array of activities to keep them entertained throughout their entire stay. From sports and tennis lessons to performances, arts, and crafts. Teens can opt for the variety of land and sea activities, as well as themed on-site and off-site events in the evenings.
Spacious family villas provide the perfect getaway. Choose between two, three or four bedrooms, and enjoy your own kitchen, dining area, living room and private plunge pool.
Sun Siyam Olhubeli Resort, The Maldives
This enchanting resort is a wonderful place to witness the sublime natural beauty of the Maldives and boasts one of the best house reefs we’ve seen. Children flourish in the safe and carefree outdoor environment, while parents can appreciate its peace, tranquillity and picture-postcard beauty. The resort is set across two separate islands – one focusing on couples and the other for families so you can relax being in an environment dedicated to your family needs. Set on the Northern Noonu Atoll, and a 45-minute seaplane flight from Malé, this majestic resort caters for all, and in considerable style.
Whether it’s a kids club for young adults, a games room for teenagers or a babysitting service for the very little ones, they’re all on hand whenever you want to do your own thing. Couples wanting some immersive child-free time, for instance, can take advantage of the island’s adult-only infinity pool and restaurant areas.
Children stay and eat complementary when sharing a villa with 2 adults.
St Peter’s Bay Luxury Resort & Residences, Barbados
Situated on a tranquil stretch of beach on the island’s northwest coast, the beautiful beachfront residences at Saint Peter’s Bay offer a stylish and contemporary home from home, alongside mesmerising Caribbean Sea views. With a choice of one, two, three or five bedrooms, with modern finishes, spacious living areas and generous terraces with breathtaking views, families will have plenty of space to spread out. The resort’s dedicated concierge team will thoroughly pamper and spoil you during your stay, and you’ll enjoy world-class amenities including a 160ft lagoon-style pool, generous range of watersports, and kids’ activity centre.
St Peters Bay is designed to be a place where families can get away and come together. From arts and crafts to indoor and outdoor parks, or even to sea turtle education, there’s always something going on to engage the children’s minds, bodies and souls. Offering adult supervision and leadership, the various kids play centres allow the whole family to engage in their favourite activities before coming together to share their stories of adventure.
Sea Breeze Beach House, Barbados
Enjoy lazy days in the sun at this beautiful All-Inclusive beach resort, situated on a stunning 1,000-foot stretch of pristine south coast sand. Couples will find peace and tranquillity sinking into a memory foam lounger beside the adult-only pool, but there’s plenty for families too, including a great kids’ club, teen lounge, family pool and complimentary non-motorised watersports. With its fresh new beach house feel, this luxury, All-Inclusive, family-run boutique hotel will be sure to impress.
From family and kid friendly dining in six different dining destinations to specially designed Family Areas throughout the resort, Sea Breeze Beach House is renowned for making families feel at home. Children can take advtange of the Kids’c Club and Teen Lounge or enjoy family activities together from the sea, beach cricket and family wildlife tour.
Spacious rooms and suites all come with private balconies or terraces and make perfect family accommodations including spacious suites from Two to Four Bedrooms, offering uninterrupted panoramic ocean views.
Sugar Beach Mauritius
The well-manicured gardens, elegant manor house and gently swaying palms lend Sugar Beach a tropical plantation ambience, setting the scene for this very special resort. With a gorgeous stretch of sandy beach, central lagoon pool perfect for families and a quieter pool favoured by couples, plus a good choice of food and beverage options, it is a fantastic all-rounder and attracts many repeat guests.
A perfect choice for families, children under 12 yrs stay and eat free when sharing their parents’ room. Additionally, there’s a plethora of unique activities ensuring kids and teens have plenty to avail themselves with. Activities include paddle boarding, windsurfing classes and even a day excursions to marvel at the dolphons. There’s also fishing for crabs or partaking in the resorts ‘Olympic Games’. Like parents, ‘Sun Kids’ can also enjoy grown up activities such as spa treatments, golfing and movies on the beach.
Dreams Corfu, Greece
A brand-new opening for July 2022 and the first Dreams resort in Greece is sure to make a splash, with stylish accommodation, fantastic family facilities and a characteristically generous all-inclusive offering. The seafront location is perfect for beach lovers, with the charming town of Gouvia just along the bay, and the short airport transfer is another big plus for those travelling with kids. The resort has plenty to offer couples too, with a dedicated adults only pool and romantic swim-out suites.
Travelling with little ones in tow as never been simpler. They will love the Explorer’s Club, where they can enjoy hours of games and activities organised by the entertainment team. Teens, meanwhile, will be kept busy at the Core Zone Club, where they’ll find PlayStations and activities geared towards their age group.
There’s an array of accommodation geared to families from the Family Garden and Sea View rooms which can comfortable sleep 4 pers to the Preferred Club Two Bedroom Suite which can accommodate up to 6 pers and comes with additional benefits including personalised check-in and out, exclusive concierge services, tablet in the room, minibar with water, soft drinks and beer and accommodation situated in the hottest spots of the hotel.
Ikos Dassia, Corfu, Greece
Award-wining Ikos Dassia is famed for its re-invented all-inclusive programme with Michelin-starred menus, 24-hour room service and many more benefits which attracts families year after year whilst still being a popular couple’s resort, the Ikos brand have cleverly combined amenities making it an effortless holiday for all. With 25 acres of verdant space adjacent to the breathtaking Ionian coast, a white-sand beach to call its own, and a great setting just 15 minutes away from Corfu Town, you can’t beat this resort’s location.
A whole world of fun awaits youngsters of all ages; there’s Heroes Crèche for smaller guests, while Heroes Kids Club and Just4Teens provide a programme of organised events, sports and learning morning and afternoon. All of the clubs are operated by childcare experts, operating in line with UK Ofsted standards. And when you’re on the beach and would like a little time to yourselves, the beachside childcare service lets you enjoy a short break free of charge. In addition to the clubs, there’s an array of activities to enjoy as a family from crafts, sports, cooking, water spots, swimming, games and spa and not to mention the 600m long exclusive beach.
There are many room options to choose from the Junior Suites comfortable accommodating 2 adults and a child to the Family Rooms with private balcony and space for up to 4 pers. multi-generational families will love the villas with beachfront location, private pools, high level of privacy and can accommodate up to 7 pers.
Mandarin Oriental Canouan, St Vincent & The Grenadines
Escape from the rest of the world at the ultra-exclusive Mandarin Oriental Canouan, which has quickly put the little-known island of Canouan firmly on the map. You would struggle to find a more perfect location anywhere in the Caribbean, with a jaw-dropping white-sand beach alongside a brilliant turquoise lagoon. Add the opulent suites, superb restaurants and extensive facilities into the mix and you’ll discover one of the most luxurious holidays that money can buy.
A heap of fun and games await at the Canouan Kids Club offering fully equippted facilities to both Kids’ and Teens. There’s beach Olympics, cricket and yoga to keep them active as well arts and crafts for creative minds. Babysitting is available on request and any items you may need in your suite such as baby cots can be booked in advance.
The resort has a truly spectacular location which must be enjoyed by all the family. There’s an array of day trips to explore including a trip to neighbouring island Mustique, Sea Turtle and Reef Snorkelling at Tobago Cays, Yoga classes and historical tours of the area.