Luxury Family Vacations
Vacation time is precious. Especially since it’s the one time you get to truly bond as a family and do what you enjoy best, together. Traveling through the eyes of a child can be magical, giving you the chance to share extraordinary experiences together that you’ll talk about for years to come. From adrenaline-fueled sports and wildlife encounters to family-friendly luxury beach resorts and mountain retreats, our unparaleled local knowledge and customized approach means your vacation will be perfectly crafted to suit you and your family.
Why not treat teens to an incredible African safari, spotting baby leopard cubs and other species rarely seen? Or, head to the mountains and watch your toddler play in powdery-soft snow for the first time while skiing. At Scott Dunn, we promise luxury family vacations you’ll never forget.
Family travel is our bread and butter so we have an armory of the best family vacation spots, properties and local experiences to help you introduce your children to the world in all of its diverse glory. What’s more, you can rest easy knowing we’ll have every little thing considered to ensure your trip runs smoothly. Whether it’s your toddler’s favorite snacks stocked in your villa, a crib ready for your arrival at the hotel, or a kids activity day planned at one of our Explorers Kids Clubs - so mom and dad can indulge in a pampering spa day.
Needless to say, our customized luxury vacations guarantee smiles all round.
As well as offering our own exclusive kids clubs, we also arrange vacations at a large number of luxury family hotels that feature superb kids clubs of their own. As our specialists have visited every property and resort, they can advise you on specific features and facilities for younger guests, pre-book your children into the children’s club, and arrange babysitting services if you require them.
Sand plus water equals happy children. It's a proven formula. Whatever their ages, we'll help you find the perfect white sand utopia for your family beach vacation where you can swim in shallow lagoons, cycle sandy palm-lined paths, where little ones can whoop with delight at nesting turtles or run amok at a brilliant kids club while you relax at a world class spa. It's luxury resort or breezy island living at its best.
With more families living further apart than ever before, any chance to gather kith and kin—to unplug and reconnect—is precious indeed. But why wait for a big birthday or family milestone to roll around? The desire to see the faces you love light up on a dream family vacation is all the excuse you need to plan a get together of epic proportions.
The Best Family Vacation Spots
Looking to plan a memorable vacation for the whole family, but not sure where to go? Excitement awaits at some of our favorite destinations. Our family vacation spots offer something for guests of every age; teens will love learning to surf in Costa Rica’s sparkling azure waters, while soft, white beaches and shallow play pools beckon sandy little toes in Greece and Europe’s Mediterranean...
Exquisite islands, beautiful coastline, ancient stories and delicious food all play their part in the worldwide appeal of Greece.
Val d’Isère, France
From the famous ‘La Face’ black run to the fabulous après-ski scene, the ski resort of Val d’Isère in the French Alps is a pleasing mix of superb skiing and lively chic.
Costa Rica, Central America
Known as the ’Rich Coast’, Costa Rica is a land of mist-shrouded cloud forests, rivers, wild beaches, exotic wildlife and majestic volcanoes.
South Africa, Africa
South Africa is one of the most beautiful and varied countries on the planet; there truly is something for everyone here.
Sri Lanka, Asia
Sri Lanka simply has it all: tropical beaches, cooler mountainous, monumental waterfalls, incredible wildlife, tea plantations, fabulous food and diverse culture featuring time old ancient sites.
Croatia is a beautiful country where sparkling blue waters lap against rocky coves, picturesque ports bustle with fisherman, and exquisite seafood is served in the local restaurants.
Traveling with kids can be stressful, but at Scott Dunn, our specialist travel consultants will take away the hassle when it comes to finding your accommodation. From five-star hotels with exclusive kids clubs to expansive villas with private pools ideal for toddlers to splash around in, let us bring the magic of travel to your family, while you make the memories.
Almyra is a 5* contemporary chic hotel within walking distance of the historic town of Paphos, Cyprus. Wonderful sea views, four excellent restaurants, Explorers kids club and superb facilities make Almyra a perfect family oriented luxury hotel.
World renowned as one of the most exclusive and beautiful 5* spa hotels, Anassa offers ultimate luxury located in a secluded bay in western Cyprus. Anassa's family friendly atmosphere and golden beaches create the perfect luxury Mediterranean retreat.
Daios Cove is a 5* hotel boasting a spectacular setting on a private sandy bay in Crete. Luxury contemporary villas and suites with private pools, great facilities and an exclusive Scott Dunn Explorers kids club, it's a perfect family destination.
On its own sandy beach on the unspoiled Aegean coast, Eagles Palace is an intimate and charming hotel with traditional Greek hospitality. Ideal for younger children, there is a fantastic Explorers kids club and our popular Aqua watersports program.
Pine Cliffs Resort
One of Europe’s best family destinations, Pine Cliffs Resort is located on the Algarve in Portugal, just 30 minutes from Faro airport and close to Albufeira. Excellent facilities include golf, tennis, sandy beaches and a Scott Dunn Explorers kids club.
Les Barmes de l’Ours
Val d`Isère, France
Les Barmes de l'Ours is a stylish and luxurious 5* hotel in Val d'Isere. Located at the foot of the Face de Bellevarde piste, it successfully combines state of the art facilities with the warm charm of a traditional alpine mountain hotel.
Sun Gardens Dubrovnik
With its hillside setting and stunning seafront location, Sun Gardens near Dubrovnik in Croatia is a beautiful resort with a mix of hotel and private residence accommodation and a number of activities on offer that are ideal for families.
Six Senses Kaplankaya
Kaplankaya, Bodrum, Turkey
Overlooking the sparkling waters of the Aegean Sea on Turkey’s west coast, Six Senses Kaplankaya is a beautiful resort which caters to families and couples and is ideally placed for exploring the region’s impressive archaeological sites and coastline.
$2,100per person for 7 nights
Belmond La Residencia
Belmond La Residencia is a luxurious boutique hotel ideal for both couples and families, tucked away in the foothills of the Serra Tramuntana mountains on Mallorca's breathtaking north-west coast and walking distance to the idyllic village of Deia.
Costa Navarino - The Romanos
The Peloponnese, Greece
Set on a beautiful beach overlooking the Ionian Sea, The Romanos, a Luxury Collection Resort offers luxury accommodation with a great selection of room choices, fantastic watersports, activities, Spa and our renowned Explorers kids club.
Family Fun in Iceland
Reykjavik & Southern Iceland
The Icelandic wilderness is the ideal playground for adventure lovers, where incredible sights and adrenaline-fuelled activities await around every corner. Discover the most epic experiences and spectacular scenery on this action-packed itinerary through southern Iceland, perfect for teenagers and grown-up kids alike.
Family Fun in Italy
Lake Garda & the Dolomites
Leap into this fantastic world, where the lakes meet the mountains, the ideal playground for outdoorsy families in the summer. Northern Italy offers some of the country's most magnificent scenery and is perfect to indulge in adventurous fun with all the family. Explore beautiful Lake Garda before escaping to the fresh mountain air of the Dolomites,...
Family Fun in Jordan
Amman, Petra, Wadi Rum & Dead Sea
This short and action packed family adventure to Jordan is the perfect opportunity to mix soft adventure in a country that stimulates the imagination and offers so much more than a week in a beach hotel.
Family Fun in Norway
Oslo, Aurland & Bergen
Escape with your family for a wholesome, active adventure from start to finish throughout this epic trip to Norway. Taking you from the enchanting city of Oslo on to the heart of Aurland and the famous Flåm railway before delving into Norwegian Fjord land and to pretty Bergen with its historic buildings. You will be submerged in the outdoor...
Family Fun in Oman
Muscat, Ras al Jinz, Wahiba Sands & Al Hajar Mountains
Take the family on an exciting adventure through Oman, beginning with a few days at on the coast, taking in snorkeling and stay at a turtle conservation camp, before heading to the desert and mountains for some action and adventure with expert guides.
Family Fun in Portugal
Lisbon, Alentejo & the Algarve
Discover the very best of Portugal with this family-friendly itinerary taking in bustling Lisbon, rural Alentejo and the idyllic beaches of the Algarve. Soak up the culture in Portugal's capital before relaxing and spending quality family time together.
Family Fun in Southern Spain
Seville & Estepona
Spend a week in southern Spain, combining the vibrant culture of Seville with the tranquillity of the Andalucian countryside, in this itinerary ideal for families. After exploring Seville’s bustling Moorish streets, revel in the scenic landscapes of rural Andalucia and the beautiful beaches of the south coast.
Family Fun in Sweden
Stockholm & Swedish Lapland
The ultimate winter wonderland and perfect playground to fuel the imaginations of the young and young at heart, Sweden ticks all the boxes for a fun-packed family adventure. Spend action-packed days whizzing through snow-draped pine forests on a sleigh led by huskies, mastering winter survival skills for life above the Arctic Circle and searching...
Family Fun in the Greek Islands
Athens, Sifnos, Paros & Vouliagmeni
Greece is a fantastic destination for families to explore, with history, culture and beautiful beaches in abundance, there is something to suit children of all ages. Travel from Athens to some of the more authentic islands in the Cyclades, taking in the spectacular scenery and ancient traditions of Sifnos and Paros, before relaxing in the ultimate...
Family Fun in Turkey
Istanbul & Bodrum
This dual-center itinerary is perfect for those looking for a combination of culture and relaxation, city and beach and would make a fantastic first visit to Turkey for all the family to enjoy. Delving deep into the delights of Istanbul you’ll visit the Grand Bazaar, discover the history of the Ottoman empire and visit beautiful palaces and...
Family vacation ideas, guides and inspiration
Ready to immerse yourself in a world of travel inspiration that will change the way you see family vacations?
Authored by our team of expert travel specialists, soak up top tips and family vacation ideas spanning the best destinations and experiences for families, as well as recommendations for where to stay and things to do.