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Top 5 luxury family escapes for pre-school children

Family holidays are about quality time spent together – and can therefore be some of the most formative and memorable times of your child’s life. These recommended holidays have created many services designed with parents in mind and are perfect for families with pre-school children. 1. Carlisle Bay, Antigua Carlisle Bay is an extremely popular choice for families attracted by its relaxed and informal atmosphere, child-friendly facilities and position on one of the island’s best beaches. Younger ones are made to feel at home from the outset as they receive their own mini bathrobe, a welcome pack and toy boxes on the beach. Guests aged two to six years have complimentary access to the Cool Kids Club for days of fun-filled activities. Enjoy a complimentary high tea in Upper Indigo, one of three fine restaurants, meaning children can dine a little earlier, followed by a movie with popcorn in the luxurious screening room. Carlisle Bay 2. Domes of Elounda, Greece Winner of Condé Nast Johansen’s ‘Most Excellent Family Friendly Hotel 2012′, this boutique beach resort is an idyllic family escape. Luxurious Family Suites provide space, privacy and all the amenities to make this a home from home including bathrobes, slippers and mini bar snacks for children. After a hard day having fun at The Domes Crèche and Kids’ Club, children will love the organic milk and biscuit turn down service. Family dining options include the Michelin-starred 1910 and Tholos, both of which are equipped with highchairs, drawing pads and crayons. Visit in July and August to experience the ‘Annual Festival de la Gastronomie’, a mouth-watering culinary festival which will satisfy the most varied palates. Domes of Elounda 3. One&Only Saint Géran, Mauritius Nestled peacefully on the silver white sands of its own private peninsula, this relaxed and private retreat is a sublime sanctuary for families. Its sheltered lagoon and calm waters provide a spectacular backdrop to some of the most memorable activities for children, including night time treasure hunts, ideal for little adventurers. The resort has also partnered with Annabel Karmel, the UK‘s best-selling author on feeding babies and children and provides an exclusive menu offering tasty and nutritious meals for its young guests. Children at One&Only Saint Géran 4. Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Florida Just five minutes from the Magic Kingdom Park, this flagship deluxe Disney resort offers exciting entertainment, world-class dining and luxury accommodation. Situated on the white sand shores of the Seven Seas Lagoon, the resort is connected to the Magic Kingdom Park and Epcot by monorail, making it easy to navigate. Resort guests also benefit from extended park opening hours to optimise your family’s ride time. Little ones will be mesmerised by the daily Wonderland Tea Parties, where they can decorate cakes and listen to whimsical stories told by famous Disney characters. Guest rooms are a heavenly haven and are the perfect location to end an enchanting day whilst watching the nightly firework display from the comfort of your private balcony or patio. Disney Grand Floridian Resort & Spa 5. Four Seasons Resort Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt Whether the idea of sunset trekking in the Sinai Desert appeals to your family or the thought of languishing by the free-form swimming pool, this Red Sea resort offers a spectacular combination of luxury and natural beauty. Families are made to feel special as soon as they arrive. Younger guests will be eager to dive into the dedicated children’s pool and then dry off on the mini sun-loungers. They will also receive a gift and toiletries plus a personal invitation to visit the Kids For All Seasons Club. Children in pool Maxine Roberts is Head of Marketing at Carrier. If you would like to be a guest blogger on A Luxury Travel Blog in order to raise your profile, please contact us.

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  1. As the importance for early childhood education and brain development mysteries are slowly realized, businesses and leaders take stock to provide more amenities for parents. Educators have been aware of the awesome benefits of “building knowledge through experiences beyond the classroom” for years and it is exciting that others are taking note! Congrats to the 5 listed in this article for going the extra mile to facilitate family time!

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