Where to Stay: Winter Sun for Families
Whisk the family away for a fun-filled holiday in the sun this winter. Each of the hotels below offer excellent facilities in beautiful settings and are sure to keep you and your little ones entertained.
Throughout the year, Tenerife stays warm and temperate, confirming it as a failsafe destination for sunseekers looking to escape winter's chill. The child friendly atmosphere and fantastic kids programme make Ritz-Carlton Abama perfect for a fun-filled family holiday all year round. There is also a superb golf course, two Michelin star restaurants, spa and beach club, making Abama a firm favourite among adults too.
Situated in a quiet cove on the unspoiled south coast of Antigua, with a backdrop of lush tropical rainforest, it is a haven for relaxation, watersports and family fun. It has its own superb Children’s Club for as young as 6 months – a rarity in the Caribbean. Areas include a sand pit, paddling pool, jungle gym, mini tennis court and tricycles, along with complimentary kids high tea served daily from 5 - 6pm at Ottimo! Restaurant. The Beach terrace suites are ideal for families.
As a winter sun destination, the powder sands and impossibly blue waters of the Maldives beckon stronger than any other. Although traditionally one of the honeymoon capitals of the world, Scott Dunn now has an Explorers Kids Club based in Niyama resort in the Dhaalu atoll. Combining world-class accommodation and dining with an enormous range of activities for both big and little people, Niyama really does take the family holiday and add something really rather special.
The epitome of barefoot luxury, Six Senses Zighy Bay is perfect for winter sun in a laid-back atmosphere with some of the best food and service in the Middle East. There is plenty to do from relaxing by the pool, to paragliding, snorkelling, mountain biking or watching a film under the stars. We especially love Sense on the Edge which has the most stunning view and delicious food to match!
Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort is a luxury resort in a truly spectacular location, set within 100 acres of lush rainforest on a striking white sand beach. As such, it is a great base for a fun-filled family adventure in the sunny Caribbean. The whole family can snorkel at the foot of the pitons and experience amazing marine life at this popular dive spot. For those wanting to truly relax, the Rainforest Spa is a must.
For the ultimate dose of winter sun, stay at the Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas in Abu Dhabi. Here, the sun shines year-round, and winter is the most pleasant time of the year to visit. Not only does this sensational resort offer epic family-friendly facilities in a beautiful beachside location, but it is also home to our newest Explorers Kids Club. Little ones between 6 months and 11 years can look forward to exciting activity plans and a holiday bursting full of fun.
With stunning ocean views, lush tropical grounds and warm Sri Lankan hospitality, the Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort offers a haven of luxury and an unforgettable sunny winter escape for your family. Relax poolside while the kids and teens make the most of fun-filled activity programmes, explore the local towns, take an authentic Sri Lankan cooking class, and even go on a safari. Adventures await in Sri Lanka this winter.
It may be a short 10-minute drive from Cancun airport, but Nizuc Resort & Spa feels worlds away in its seclusion from the hustle and bustle of the popular holiday spot. This makes it a fantastic destination for families looking to escape it all and enjoy warmer weather this winter. With a kids club, a spa, stellar activities for adults and six restaurants, all in a beautiful setting, boredom won’t be kicking in anytime soon when you winter here.
Why not jet off to the Indian Ocean for a family holiday this winter? Mauritius is a small island that makes a big impression, and Shanti Maurice resort, located on a stunningly unspoiled southern coastline, offers a fabulous array of activities and the perfect luxury getaway for the family. Your little ones will love fun-filled days at the Explorers Kids Club while you relax. Visit the spa, play a round of golf, explore the ocean, or simply spend your days enjoying the bliss of doing nothing.