Luxury Family Holiday I Top 10 Luxury Family Holidays

Luxury Family Holiday:

Luxury Family Holiday

Whether you want a short-haul break or long-haul trip of a lifetime, we have found hotels and resorts that will cater for every family member. Worried about the teenager getting bored? Want a romantic dinner without the kids? What about giving your children experiences they’ll remember forever?

We have thought of everything, so you don’t have to. Sit back and peruse our top 10 luxury family holiday destinations for 2016.

1. Jamaica

This iconic Caribbean island offers all the variety you would expect from the place that birthed Bob Marley, Grace Jones and Usain Bolt. Vibrant nightlight life or a leisurely lunch, beautiful beaches or stunning mountain scenery, Jamaica has it all.

At Half Moon Resort the whole family can swim with dolphins in the Dolphin Lagoon, available exclusively to guests. And when the little ones are tired out from a day of fun at the children’s village, leave them in the capable hands of the baby-sitting service (offered across many destinations) while you enjoy a romantic dinner at the Sugar Mill restaurant. Bliss! Everything you need for a Luxury Family Holiday.

2. Antigua

On Antigua the trade winds blow a gentle breeze throughout the year, taking the edge off the almost constant sunshine, a real bonus when travelling with children. The island may only be 108 square miles in size, but it has a beach for every day of the year!

And as if 365 beaches weren’t already enough, with  you can stay at Jumby Bay a Rosewood Resort; a car-free private island paradise. Compared to the bustle of daily life this place will feel like a haven where your children can roam free, exploring the four and half miles of pristine coastline on resort bicycles. Where better to teach them to ride a bike than on a luxury Antigua holiday?

3. Barbados

Its name alone conjures up visions of unspoilt sands and sparkling azure waters but Barbados offers vibrant entertainment as well as luxury. The Crop Over Festival brings a carnival atmosphere to the streets for five weeks from July, just in time for the summer holidays!

Entertainment and indulgence come on tap at Sandy Lane. Their Tree House Club will keep your 3-12 year olds busy, while more discerning teenagers will be charmed by The Den, a social space offering pool tables, computers and a jukebox! And for something a little more grown-up, try the Romanesque spa, or hit a round of golf on one of Sandy Lane’s three championship-style courses.

4. Tenerife

With year-round warmth, fantastic beaches and stunning volcanic mountains, it’s no wonder that Tenerife is such a popular destination for a luxury family holiday. And as the island runs on GMT there’s the added bonus of no disruption to your little one’s sleeping patterns.

They’ll have all the more energy, then, to enjoy Ritz Kids club at Ritz-Carlton, Abama, which is second to none for its programme of engaging children’s activities. There’s also a great selection of family accommodation, including one/two-bedroom suites or interconnecting room combinations. So, whether it’s space for teenagers or a room for your nanny you’re after, you’ll find it on a luxury Tenerife holiday.

5. The Algarve, Portugal

Right at the southern tip of Portugal, the Algarve is a sparkling jewel at the edge of the Mediterranean. For families making a trip as three generations, the region’s combination of historic Moorish architecture, stunning cuisine and 3,000 hours of sunshine a year ensure there’s something for everyone.

Vila Vita Parc certainly ticks all the boxes for a multi-generational luxury Algarve holiday. There shouldn’t be any fights over who gets ‘the best’ room as all 180 rooms and suites enjoy a private terrace and ocean view! Meanwhile, the 18-hole golf course, tennis courts, a spa and plethora of kids’ activities mean it’ll be very hard to get bored, whatever your age!

6. Mallorca

With flight times of as little as two hours Mallorca may be close to home but you’ll feel a world away at one of our exclusive resorts, which offer the perfect combination of relaxation and adventure.

For a sealife experience they’ll never forget, The Sheraton Mallorca Arabella Golf Hoteloffers its young guests a ‘sleep with the sharks’ experience at the Palma Aquarium. With dinner, games and a sleep-over ‘in the shark tank’, all included in your room rate!

7. Florence, Italy

A city break may not be your first thought for a luxury family getaway, but it’s certainly worth considering. Considered the birthplace of the Renaissance, Florence is a constant visual and cultural treat. From riding the antique carousel in Piazza della Repubblica to climbing the 463 steps to the top of Il Duomo; children will come home with new ideas and lasting memories!

Hotel Savoy retains a sophisticated atmosphere alongside its strong commitment to catering to the needs of youngsters. Form the RKids and RTeens programmes, to the Teddy Turndown service, children are attended to with warmth and impressive attention to detail.

8. The Maldives

Secluded and spectacular, the 1,200 islands of the Maldives stretch out across the Indian Ocean in clusters of pure white sand. But if the remoteness that makes this place so special seems off-putting for young families, rest assured that Bespoke Vacations will arrange everything to make your journey as seamless as possible, from children’s in-flight meals to entertainment.

And this place has so much to offer children. At PER AQUUM, Niyama, the incredible kids’ activities on offer here include sports coaching, snorkelling safaris and performances on the Children’s Club’s own amphitheatre stage! Meanwhile, older teens or parents wanting a bit of ‘me time’ will love hanging out in the ultra cool surrounds of CHILL island; home to the decadent LIME Spa and sublime underwater bar SUBSIX.

9. Mauritius

Marooned in the Indian Ocean, Mauritius is a melting pot of culture and cuisine. This island may be small but with the bustling capital of Port Louis alongside breath-taking mountain ranges and virgin forests, you won’t have any trouble finding family adventures to remember.

Mauritians are renowned for their accommodating and welcoming manner. This is reflected in the many family-friendly touches provided at the island’s luxury resorts. The Constance Belle Mare Plage – situated on a two-mile long beach to die for – provides children’s dressing gowns and strollers for the little ones, as well as plenty of fun at the Constance Kids’ Club.

10. Dubai

Teenagers will go mad for the Dubai Mall. It’s the largest shopping centre in the world, with over 1,200 retail outlets and a colossal aquarium. After shopping ‘til you drop, why not take time to relax on the soft sandy beaches of a waterfront resort? The Aquaventure water park is a great day out for the family too!

If you’re staying at Atlantis the Palm entrance to Aquaventure in complimentary, and water babies will be bowled over by the 17 hectares of aquatic amusements there, as well as The Ambassador Lagoon filled with 65,000 marine animals!

 

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