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Martinhal
Algarve, Portugal

Martinhal in Portugal is the perfect family resort for the whole family. Set in a quiet and secluded spot in the Western Algarve, on the beach and within a protected natural park, Martinhal has plenty to offer the discerning traveller of all ages. Its excellent crèche and kids club, alongside the 5 swimming pools and large and spacious games room allows for plenty of fun for kids of all ages.

Meanwhile for the tired parents of the happy children, we recommend the Finisterra Relaxing Massage at the Martinhal spa. This massage will allow you to relax and unwind in the peaceful and secluded surroundings of the spa. If you prefer a more active holiday, the Martinhal has a host of activities available from the hire of watersports, scuba diving, fishing and golf to activities the whole family can experience together, like bike tours, horse riding, climbing and parasailing. The Martinhal is perfect for everything your family needs on a luxury family holiday.

Porto Elounda Golf & Spa
Crete, Greece

Our best seller in Greece, Porto Elounda has plenty to offer you and your family. With a world class spa owned by the Six Senses you can be pampered and polished while the children enjoy the kids club, Children’s Ark or if they are a little older, Children’s Park. With seven restaurants, there is one for every day of the week and plenty of options for the fussy eaters of the family.

Calypso restaurant’s large wine cellar with a selection of wines from different regions of Greece and worldwide is a perfect place to escape with your loved one, leaving the children with one of Porto Elounda’s experienced babysitters while Elounda’s nine hole golf course, and the nearby 18 hole championship course is a fantastic opportunity to teach the children the perfect swing.

The Ritz-Carlton, ABAMA
Tenerife, Spain & her islands

With nine swimming pools including two natural swimming pools and one adult-only, there is something for everyone at the Abama ResortTenerife.

For those of you worried about missing your favourite sports fixture while on your holiday, the Abama Sports Bar, one of Abama’s 13 bars and restaurants, is styled on an English pub and allows you to enjoy every match in the pad of luxury. The Wine Bar, serving delicious traditional tapas and over 20 different varieties of wine from the surrounding area is the perfect escapism for the parents of the excitable kids, enjoying every moment in Club Abami, open until midnight everyday.

Almyra
Paphos, Cyprus

Set in eight acres of secluded luxury gardens, the Almyra, in Cyprus, is a 5 star family hotel in 5 star surroundings. The Almyra Eauzone Restaurant, with its unobstructed sea views is only open to guests over the age of 16 and provides delicious snacks and light meals for parents while their children are at one of the 3 kids clubs available for children of all age groups.

For families looking to spend some quality time together, there is a plethora of opportunities available including rock climbing, mountain biking, trekking, scuba diving, sports and daily excursions for some invaluable family bonding.

Chia Laguna Resort
Southern Sardinia, Italy

Chia Laguna Resort, nestled in Southern Sardinia has golden sandy beaches and turquoise waters perfect for families who enjoy secluded surroundings in luxury. With 5000 years of history to explore, Sardinia is the perfect destination to combine beach with culture. Chia Laguna’s three hotels, eight restaurants and bars and five beaches will ensure the perfect fit for you and your family.

For a spot of romance, Chia Laguna can provide an intimate dinner on the beach for you and your partner while the children are looked after by one of their highly experienced babysitters. Lit my candlelight and the moon, you will be alone but for the beating of the waves on the sand. For the whole family it is possible to rent a host of different water sports from kayaks to pedalos and inflatable mattresses. Scuba Diving from the hotel is world class and you will see archaeological wonders from the 2nd century AD.

Four Seasons Sharm El Sheikh
Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt

The Four Season’s idyllic location on the Red Sea of Egypt is the perfect place to enjoy the regions renowned underwater world. The resorts house reef allows you and the kids to snorkel close to the hotel while daily excursions are available to reefs outside of the resorts complex. For those who are old enough, the House reef is also the perfect training site for those wanting to learn to Scuba Diving and with 76 recognised dive sites nearby, including Shark and Yolanda reefs, there are endless amounts of diving be done.

With a popular kids club and many land based activities in the hotel, there is plenty of opportunities to explore the Red Sea without them paddling behind you. A jungle gym, pirate ship building, beach games and storytelling are just some of the activities for the kids, while fish talk and catouche writing are also popular activities. The resorts five restaurants allow for plenty of choice for the fussy eaters.

Long Beach
Mauritius

One of our top 10 beach holidays as well, Long Beach always features high on our list of places you must visit. It is set on the longest and widest stretch of sandy beaches than any other resort in Mauritius making it the perfect place for you and your family to enjoy the sun, sea and sand. With 29 family rooms, you can ensure that your family will be staying close together in luxurious and relaxing surroundings. 8 dining options including a beach service during the day and a buffet ensure that you and your party never go hungry and with a selection of different culinary menus, there is something for everyone, every night of the week.

To keep the kids active there is a vast selection of sports on land and water to take part in including five-a-side football and wind-surfing while the resorts spa has an outdoor pavilion overlooking the lagoon where you can have relaxing massages and spa treatments.

Shangri La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa, Oman - Al Waha
Muscat, Oman

Oman’s Barr Al Jissah is divided up into three luxury hotels, with Al Waha being the most family friendly of the three. The large swimming pool incorporates many date palm trees and envelopes the hotel. The hotels are linked by a lazy river that winds around the palm trees and is the ultimate way to relax for both kids and adults.

Shangri-La offers several restaurants across the hotels with many culinary delights for the whole family.

One & Only Royal Mirage
Dubai

The playground of the rich, Dubai is also the playground for kids and teenagers with too many activities and sights to experience in just one trip. The One&Only resort alone offers a complimentary kids club and two dedicated children’s centres while its daily excursions like sand skiing and camel riding are once in a lifetime experiences for the whole family to enjoy.

Seven restaurants, one for each night of the week ensure that you do not need to leave the resort unless you wish to and with two fitness studios and a beauty centre, you are able to keep in shape looking good under the hot Arabian sun.

Gloria Golf Resort
Belek, Turkey

With a water park next door to the hotel and nine additional swimming pools, Gloria Golf Resort is paradise for kids of all ages and a haven for golf lovers and spa goers. The many kid’s activities including a popular kids club with plenty of activities mean plenty of time for the parents to enjoy the adult luxuries the resort has to offer.

With not one, not two but three golf courses with 45 golf holes, Gloria Golf Resort is the biggest golf complex in Turkey. Here you are able to unleash the Tiger Woods in you with plenty of holes in one.