Not so long ago, a luxurious beach holiday was unachievable with children in tow. These days, however, many luxury resorts welcome families with open arms. With family rooms and suites, children’s dining and staff on hand to help, a luxury holiday with kids can actually be relaxing too. With spacious accommodation, calming infinity pools and spas, white sandy beaches, fine dining and family activities, we’ve chosen five luxury resorts which will provide you and the children with the ultimate escape.
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Jumby Bay Resort, St John’s, Antigua and Barbuda
Relax on a 300 acre privately owned island two miles from the coast of Antigua. The resort is only accessible by boat which creates an element fun for children. There are a range of luxury spacious rooms, suites and villas to choose from here and many of them have their own private terrace or garden. Facilities include three restaurants, infinity pool and long stretches of beautiful soft beach with a waiter service. The Rosebuds Kids Club has a range of activities for children including cooking, dance, learning about ocean sea life and playing at being pirates of the Caribbean.
Le Touessrok, Trou d’eau Douce, Mauritius
Justifiably described as ‘Paradise’, Le Touessrok enjoys a beautiful setting in the Indian Ocean. And you’ll be able to see the ocean wherever you’re staying as every room has a sea view! The luxurious rooms are very spacious and there are three restaurants to dine at in this resort. One of the main attractions is of course the expanse of white sandy beach, and if you ever get tired of that, the resort has a private island you can take a boat to relax on too. Children will be entertained in the kids club and can try their hand at watersports and even golf. There’s a club for teens too and there’s a crèche and babysitting service when you want to enjoy me time.
Vila Vita, Porches, Algarve, Portugal
Set on a cliff top among immaculate tropical gardens, Vila Vita is one of the most popular luxury family friendly resorts in Portugal’s beautiful Algarve. You can choose from a suite or apartment and there are self catering apartments too. There are stunning views from the resort’s location and a series of steps will take you down to a beautiful sandy and secluded cove. There’s a shuttle service to a nearby public beach too. You can relax in the spa while the children enjoy the kids club and maybe learn how to play tennis too.
Anassa, Paphos, Cyprus
This exclusive hotel is located on a hilltop overlooking a beautiful sandy bay. There’s a wide choice of rooms here to suit families and children are well looked after with children’s menus, kids pool and kids club. The spa here is exceptionally good and is well known for its Roman style spa treatments. The golden beach is close by and you can choose from three types of cuisine: Mediterranean, Asian and Cypriot. There are a variety of kids clubs to suit different ages: from a crèche to adventures around the resort.
Borgo Egnazia, Savelletri di Fasano, Puglia, Italy
Enjoy the luxury of this resort among the olive groves and vineyards of Puglia on Italy’s Adriatic Coast. This is a large resort with a range of accommodation to choose from: rooms, apartments, villas and townhouses. There are four swimming pools, one of which is a kids pool. The resort prides itself on its gourmet cuisine and you can take a cookery course here while the children enjoy the kids club and take part in the wide range of children’s activities. There are activities to do as a family too such as tennis, horse riding and watersports.
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