Top 10 child friendly hotels
Our travel specialists have picked their favourite luxury child friendly hotels for you and your family to enjoy.
From hotels in the Med with exclusive Scott Dunn childcare to the east coast of Thailand and the Caribbean, we have handpicked these hotels and resorts to make it easier than ever for families to travel with children and know everyone will be well looked after and have a fantastic holiday.
The child friendly atmosphere and fantastic kids programme make ABAMA perfect for a fun-filled family holiday. For children aged 4-12 years, the newly enhanced Abami kids club offers the chance to learn new skills, make new friends and take part in a wide range of creative and action-packed activities under expert supervision. Activities include cooking workshops, clay sculpture, face painting, pirate treasure hunts and movie nights.
There are excellent facilities for children at Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru, with the Kuda Velaa ("little turtle") Club to keep the youngest guests entertained with a range of exciting activities and beach fun - open for children 4 to 12 years. Majaa Maizan, is the young adults’ centre, which caters 13 to 18 year olds - enjoy beach and water sports, table tennis, table football, watch a movie, use the PlayStation or access the Internet. At Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru there is something for the whole family to enjoy.
On the east coast of Mauritius in a natural tropical setting, Anahita the Resort offers a unique and luxury private suite experience with outstanding facilities, including the superb OurSpace children's club, run in association with Scott Dunn. Children can have a fantastic time at the OurSpace children’s club whilst you perfect your swing on either of the Championship golf courses, or indulge in a spa treatment.
An incredibly family friendly resort, Carlisle Bay has excellent facilities for children, including clubs suitable for all ages. A contemporary and luxurious hotel situated in a quiet cove on the unspoilt south coast, with a backdrop of lush tropical rainforest, it is a haven for relaxation and watersports. From those with children there is a superb children’s club with a crèche for as young as 6 months.
Scott Dunn provides childcare for children aged from 4 months to 13 years with qualified nannies and exciting activities. Boasting a spectacular setting on a private sandy bay in Crete, Daios Cove offers luxury contemporary villas and suites, great facilities and activities on top of the exclusive Scott Dunn Explorers children’s club. All three restaurants at Daios Cove offer a children’s menu.
The Algarve in the south of Portugal is famous for its almost constant sunshine and long sandy beaches. Pine Cliffs is surrounded by pine trees and offers stunning views out over the Atlantic Ocean. With our exclusive Scott Dunn Explorers children's club, a 9-hole golf course, tennis courts, an array of water sports and a health club with indoor swimming pool, gym and beauty salon, Pine Cliffs is sure to please every member of the family. The 2 and 3 bedroomed Pine Cliffs residences are ideal for families as they have a spacious living room with kitchenette giving guests the flexibility of self-catering.
Shangri La Barr al Jissah is an excellent child friendly hotel nestles against the dramatic backdrop of the rugged mountains and the spectacular waters of the Gulf of Oman. The 'Adventure Zone' offers a variety of play areas, a climbing wall, soft play areas and daily Nintendo Wii Sports challenges. Other children's activities include the aquatic play area, treasure hunts, henna painting and Arabian arts and crafts. With the extensive range of facilities on offer for children and the stunning location, there is no doubt as to why this resort is so popular with families.
Scott Dunn has joined forces with Soneva Kiri to introduce the Intrepid Explorers children's club, offering childcare from 12 months. Activities will reflect Soneva Kiri's SLOW LIFE (Sustainable-Local-Organic-Wellness Learning-Inspiring-Fun-Experiences) ethos, which will include cookery lessons, fishing, island excursions, gardening local produce and many more cultural experiences. At Soneva Kiri, parents can relax in the safe knowledge that their little ones are looked after by trained professionals.
With an array of facilities, idyllic climate and hectares of wide, open countryside, Verdura Golf & Spa Resort makes the perfect family destination. Found on the rugged coastline of southern Sicily, Verdura boasts first class facilities, two 18-hole championship golf courses, six floodlit clay tennis courts, a full size football pitch, a 60m infinity pool and a fully equipped gym - so there really is something for all the family.