Multi-generational family holidays
Thinking of a memorable holiday with the whole family? Here are some fantastic ideas that allow Granny and Grandpa to enjoy their time away just as much as the junior members of the family. They offer the right balance of activities, culture and relaxation to appeal to everyone. From villas with an enviable beachfront location to villas nestled within the jungle these are all brilliant options - if anything catches your eye, contact our travel consultants to start planning your family escape.
Celebrate that big birthday or family reunion in your own private house, villa, or chalet with a team of staff on hand to cater to your every whim. Or simply spend quality time with your nearest and dearest in the comfort of a luxurious exclusive-use property where you can dine when you want to, plan activities to suit your schedule and relax together on a multi-generational holiday to remember.
Sink into luxury at Chalet Artemis in the buzzing skiing hub of St Anton, sleeping up to 12 guests it is the perfect spot to gather as a family. You will be spoilt with first class skiing and equally fantastic service and hospitality with its in-house team of private concierge, chalet hosts, driver service and chefs offering exceptional dining throughout your stay. Leaving you all the time to spend quality time together in these luxury surrounds and on the slope. Not forgetting the wellness area with pool, hot tub, private cinema, sumptuous bedrooms, and large open plan living area with balcony overlooking the village.
Nestled within 29 acres of lush tropical garden Pa Sak Tong’s selection of private villas close to the city of Chiang Rai are the perfect home from home. Enjoy getting lost in the 14 acres of working rice fields, hike up Elephant Mountain or learn about the hill tribes and Lanna culture for a wholesome Thai family experience.
Situated in the heart of stylish Seminyak Bali, let the team at the luxury oasis of Villa Lulito make your family holiday one to remember. Perfect for children, little ones will love the custom build bunkbeds and splashing in the pool, whilst the elegant and tropical ambiance will have grown up’s relaxed in no time.
Ani Villas is your very own private resort located on the beautiful coastline of Dickwella, Sri Lanka. With an enviable beachfront location, tennis court, yoga pavilion, gym and pool complete with a slide, this is the ultimate playground for both the kids and young at heart.
Resorts and Hotels
You don’t have to book a private property to enjoy a multi-generational trip of a lifetime; plenty of hotels and resorts will take excellent care of you and your family. Leave it to the staff to arrange special dinners and little surprises to delight you. Below are a few of our favourites properties where everyone is guaranteed a good time, whether you're a grandparent, grandchild or somewhere in between.
The sensational Costa Navarino resort in Greece ticks all the boxes for a luxury family holiday, offering an array of luxury suites, villas and guest houses, fitting your family needs perfectly. Mix that with sublime facilities, multiple dining venues, a wide range of sports, spa centres and all just moments from the fine sandy beaches and crystal blue waters, there is certainly something for everyone. Not forgetting our exclusive Scott Dunn Explorers Kids Club, giving the children the time of their lives and you some well-earned time to lose yourself in this slice of luxury.
Nestled in acres of olive groves and pine forest, hugging the gentle sloping shore and white sandy beaches the Sani Resort is another firm favourite for a family holiday. One of the big attractions is the number of activities and facilities the resort offers for all ages and interests. A particular highlight is the bustling marina and shopping plaza with its choice of restaurants, lively bars, boutiques and great leisure and sports facilities. Combined with fantastic dining options, and a complimentary children's club from 4-12 years and a paid crèche from 4 months - 4 years.
Anahita Golf & Spa Resort is the epitome of a great family resort on the crystal-clear shores of Mauritius. With a plethora of family friendly suites and 28 luxury villas in the heart of the estate overlooking the turquoise lagoon. The villas are perfect for families wanting even more space, with plenty of space both inside and outside with private pools as well as use of all the resorts facilities. Children can have a fantastic time at the children’s club whilst you perfect your swing on either of the Championship golf courses or indulge in a massage.
A real favourite with Scott Dunn families, Carlisle Bay is a superb introduction to everything the Caribbean has to offer; idyllic beaches, extensive childrens activities including a crèche and kids club, watersports, a spa and four wonderful restaurants. Service here is top notch, ensuring whatever you need as a group is taken care of. Choose from rooms where children can be accommodated with parents to larger three-bedroom suites, depending on your needs.
One of our favourite barefoot luxury resorts in Asia, located on the island of Koh Kood. With beautifully designed pool villas tucked away into the tropical vegetation, exceptional service throughout, down to your own personal butler, you’ll be taken care of whether you’re 8 or 80. Facilities are superb, with a three Michelin star chef, spa, open air cinema and plenty of watersports to keep you occupied.
All the fun is to be had at Niyama a tropical paradise with lush vegetation, ivory white beaches, crystal clear waters and endless views out over the Indian Ocean, it truly is Nature's playground. Spread over two islands 'Chill' and 'Play', it is perfect for both couples and families taking barefoot luxury to an exotic new level.
Designed to mirror a traditional village, Borgo Egnazia is a stylish and luxurious hotel in Puglia, based around a central Piazza. Families adore it here, with an adventure playground for children within a walled courtyard, complete with climbing nets, giant games and wobbly walkways. An ideal option for multi-generation groups are the luxurious three-bedroom villas set over three floors, each with its own private pool, garden and roof terrace from which to enjoy the beautiful scenery.
Dotted around the grounds of the luxurious Amanzoe are a handful of villas, providing privacy and seclusion for the ultimate family retreat. Each villa has a private outdoor pool and benefits from the services of a dedicated host and chef, so if your main aim is relaxation, you don’t even have to leave your villa. For those a little more active or for kids with itchy feet, the hotel’s private beach club has four pools and a variety of non-motorised watersports.
Something you'll never forget
Want to push the boat out? We've got the low down on some truly extraordinary experiences that will wow your family whatever their ages. From helicopter rides across New Zealand, to setting sail on your own luxury yacht whatever you do, this will be a trip you'll never forget.
Set Sail on board the luxury Amanikan for a totally unique week long Komodo Dragon expedition exploring Indonesia’s pristine eastern archipelago. What could be more unique than your own private luxury charter with a crew of ten on hand to take care of your families every need?
Less a cruise boat and more a boutique five star floating hotel, Aqua Mekong journeys along the Mekong river on 3, 4 or 7 day cruises between Siem Reap in Cambodia and Saigon in Vietnam. Take in the changing scenery and rural villages along the way, cycle along the riverbanks, visit monasteries or head into the jungle with guides in search of wildlife. Service is truly five star, with a 1:1 guest to staff ratio, and every need anticipated.
This opulent farmhouse is a firm Scott Dunn favourite for families looking for something out of the ordinary. This is far more than your average eco-lodge, extending over 500 square kilometers of outstanding natural beauty, there’s plenty to keep everyone entertained from farm tours and picnics to heli excursions, mountain biking and horse riding.
Re-enact moments from Indiana Jones on this exciting trip around Jordan, only a five hour flight away from London. Learn about Roman warriors and gladiators, explore the delights of Petra and spend a night camping out in the desert before heading to the Dead Sea for some well-earned rest and relaxation. A great short-haul trip ideal for a half term break.
Take the whole family on an epic adventure, starting in the bustling capital of Bangkok to experience the best of Thai cuisine and culture as you explore the city’s markets and temples, getting off the beaten track on a cycling trip through the backstreets. When you have had your fill of cultural fun, head to the crystal-clear waters of Koh Samui to soak up the sun and explore local uninhabited islands by boat.
This unforgettable journey is specifically designed with families in mind, combining the weird and wonderful with arts and crafts and the great outdoors. The journey takes in Snow Monkeys, Tokyo, Kyoto and Kanazawa, brilliantly combining interests for adults and kids.
Do you love the idea of taking the whole family to the Maldives, but not sure about the long flight? When travelling with children we highly recommend enhancing your trip in more ways than one and stay in Dubai on your way. Not only does it break up the long flight, but you also get to experience everything Dubai has to offer before you hit the island paradise of the Maldives. Soak up the impressive Dubai skyline, visit The Palm’s Aquaventure Waterpark and indulge in some shopping before you arrive at the luxurious tranquillity of the Maldives, it really does add an extra element to your trip.