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Where to vacation with the under 5s

Vacationing with under 5s doesn't mean you don't get to relax and have fun too. With some careful planning and selecting a destination that is well suited to small ones, the whole family can have a fabulous time.

All prices include international flights and transfers unless otherwise stated and are subject to availability. T&Cs may apply.

Anahita, Mauritius

Anahita is home to a fantastic OurSpace children’s club, with fun and engaging nannies keen to make your children’s vacation the best they’ve ever had. Meanwhile, you can take a dip in the pool, play a round of golf, enjoy a water skiing lesson or simply doze off in the shade.

From £2,700pp and £910 per child (total saving £1,460) based on a family of 4 staying for 7 nights on a half board basis.

Aphrodite Hills, Cyprus

All our villas have a private pool and benefit from a flexible Scott Dunn service. We include one free private dining evening where our Scott Dunn chef cooks for you, a welcome hamper, daily maid service, cots and highchairs, shopping service and Scott Dunn babysitting service (chargeable). Our fantastic Scott Dunn Explorers children's club has its own pool (with fixed, safety cover) and a pick-up and drop-off service.

From £3,000 for 2 adults and 2 children staying in a 2-bed junior villa with pool for 7 nights in September, plus one free children’s club space.

Banyan Tree, Mexico

The perfect blend of nature and luxury, the Banyan Tree provides the ultimate Mexico family retreat. The signature three-bedroom town houses have their own pool and garden and are fully equipped for children, so you can pack light. Little ones can enjoy eco tours, games and beach fun at the relaxed day-time club and in the evening, sitters are available on request.

From £7,790 (saving £2,400) based on a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children under 5) sharing a Townhouse for 9 nights on a B&B basis and includes private transfers. Book by 20 July, travel by 22 December.

Carlisle Bay, Antigua

With suites opening right out on to the soft white sand you can take a dip in the warm Caribbean sea whilst your little one has an afternoon nap. There is a superb Children’s Club with a crèche for as young as 6 months – a rarity in the Caribbean. This summer Carlisle Bay has gone all inclusive too making it the best value it has ever been

From £3,730pp and £585 per child (total saving £2,580) based on a family of 4 staying for 7 nights all inclusive up until 20 December. Book 60 days in advance for extra savings.

Daios Cove, Crete

Daios Cove is now host to our brand new concept in children’s clubs, Scott Dunn Explorers. Exclusively for our youngest guests from 4 months to 13 years, our nannies and rangers entertain your children on and off-site with activities ranging from swimming races to visiting the local water park for a day out. Split into 4 age groups, the club is especially suited for those under 5.

From £3,100 for 2 adults and 1 child in a 1 bedroom suite in mid September for 7 nights on B&B, plus 1 complimentary space in the Scott Dunn Explorers children’s club (saving £1,150).

Esencia, Mexico

An intimate boutique hotel ideal for families, there is a children’s pool that allows little ones to play and splash and sitters will be only too delighted to entertain the children, whilst parents relax at the hotel’s renowned Aroma Spa or make the most of the water sports along the stunning barrier reef. There are two houses are available fully staffed, with a cook and nanny on request.

From £6,850 (saving £1,850) based on a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children under 5) sharing a Garden Suite for 9 nights on a B&B basis. Valid for stays until end of October.

Four Seasons Resort, Sharm El Sheikh

Located away from the hustle and bustle of Sharm El Sheikh on a peaceful hillside running down to the beach, this fantastic family-friendly hotel has a very well equipped Kids Club that is free of charge for children up to 12 years, children younger than 4 must be accompanied by an adult. Elsewhere in the resort there is a Tennis Centre, a Dive Centre and an excellent spa.

From £1,395pp based on a family of 4 sharing a Two-Bedroom Gezira Suite for 7 nights on a B&B basis including private airport transfers but excluding flights, children under 5 years stay for free.

Kurland Hotel, South Africa

Kurland is a beautiful property in Cape Dutch style located just outside South Africa’s Plettenburg Bay. Ideal for families, there are loft rooms so that children can sleep in a separately above their parents. Childcare staff are on hand throughout the day, there are complimentary Shetland pony rides for children under 6 years and smalls have a separate earlier mealtime.

From £6,325 for a family of 4 (including 2 children under the age of 12), for 5 nights including car hire.

Sri Villas, Sri Lanka

Built by three couples with children, these modern villas surrounding a shared pool, pride themselves on being ideal for families. They can arrange children's activities, such as elephant rides or a visit to one of the many turtle hatcheries close by. Or you may even be lucky and have a turtle come to the beach in front of Sri Villas to lay her eggs!

From £5,030 for a family (2 adults and 2 children under 12) for 7 nights in the 2 bedroom Nisala Villa on a villa only basis, flying via Doha with Qatar Airways, traveling until the end of September.

Tswalu, Kalahari

This is the largest privately owned reserve in South Africa with breathtakingly beautiful scenery, superb game viewing and no malaria. The wildlife is extremely diverse, ranging from Kalahari lion to families of meerkat, which are a big hit with children of all ages. As well as daily game drives there is plenty to do including horse riding, hot-air balloon trips, children’s programs, a lovely spa and dinners in the dunes.

From £11,380 for a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children under 12) spending 5 nights at Tswalu on a fully inclusive basis. Includes local flights and transfers.

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