The 5 most luxurious family friendly holiday resorts

 

When planning a luxury holiday for the family, one of the key things parents want to know is how well the destination resort caters for children and teenagers. A 5 star hotel in a peaceful, tranquil and sun soaked destination may be the minimum requirement for adults, however, that much needed peace and quiet could be quashed if a range of activities for kids are not provided. In addition, parents need to know that the resort they choose boasts appropriate facilities and equipment for babies, toddlers and young children.

To help parents find an appropriate resort; here are 5 luxurious, family friendly holiday destinations all providing extensive programmes and facilities for children:

1. Sandy Lane, Barbados

Well known as one of the most prestigious family holiday destinations in the Caribbean, Sandy Lane boasts a fleet of Rolls Royce Phantoms and truly stunning 5 star seafront suites. The resort is very child friendly; their ‘Treehouse Club’ provides a complimentary, onsite programme of activities for kids of all ages.

2. Atlantis The Palm, Dubai

This spectacular looking, 6 star resort features its own monorail system, an Aquaventure theme water park, a music stadium featuring performances from internationally renowned artists and 20,000ft of retail space. The provisions for children and parents are exceptional and include: a 24 hour in-room babysitting program; a Kids Club for children aged 3 to 12 and ‘Club Rush’ for teenagers featuring a Mocktail bar, chill out lounge and internet café.

3. Sani Beach Club, Greece

This elegant and luxurious, beachfront hotel offers the perfect location for parents to unwind and relax on beautiful white sand beaches. The resort is baby, toddler and child friendly, and takes pride in the fact that its crèche and kids club is run by a leading childcare specialist to Ofsted standards. Teenagers will enjoy activities including: classes in hip-hop, dancing and DJing.

4. Jumby Bay, Antigua

A favourite getaway destination for multimillionaires, Jumby Bay is set on a 300 acre private Caribbean Island. Following a recent £18 million refurbishment, the resort re-opened with 18 new suites finished to an incredibly high standard. Baby friendly facilities include: portable cribs; baby monitors and in-room baby proofing service. The island itself is a wonderful environment for children to explore the surrounding wildlife and the resort provides extensive activities to support their exploration.

5. Laguna Beach Resort, Thailand

Finally this stunning family friendly holiday resort in Phuket, Thailand goes the extra mile in providing activities for children and teenagers. It has achieved three top 10 awards by the family holiday specialists ‘Holidays with Kids’ in 2009, 2010 and 2011. The resort’s water park features a 50 metre water slide, scuba pool and Jacuzzi. Their kids club provides daily activities for children aged 4 to 12, whilst recreational activities such as diving, tennis, archery and a fully equipped games room will keep teenagers busy.

Mark Bishop is Managing Director of Pagel Holidays.

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  1. Tina says:

    I visited Atlantis the Palm in Dubai at the start of the year for New Year’s Eve. Gorgeous accommodation, the kids loved the water park and the babysitting service was excellent while me and my husband were out at night (or out handbag shopping hehe..)

    HIGHLY recommend it.

  2. Grace Pamer says:

    Thanks for this post. I now have an idea of where to go this holiday season. I plan to go for a rest and enjoy my time with my three kids and my husband. My kids are still so young. My youngest is only two months old so I really look for a destination that is very child-friendly.

  3. Lady Gray says:

    I stayed at Hayman Island Resort in the Great Barrier Reef and the kids absolutely loved it. Kids menus, babysitting, kids club and so much to keep them entertained. Going back for Christmas and it looks like they’re making a giant gingerbread house. Definitely worth a look.

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