Top 10 Family Active Resorts
We know how important it is to keep the kids entertained for the duration of the holiday. This Top 10 list of hotels have been hand-picked based on the facilities available and opportunities for children to enjoy their holiday as much as possible. Having happy children on a family holiday is an important factor in creating a relaxing holiday for you. For more information, contact one of our family travel specialists on 0207 666 1230.
From paper weaving to insect catching, activities at the Tanjung Aru in Malaysia offer a wide variety of entertainment from educational to exciting. A neighbouring water play area with a selection of slides of theme park quality makes this resort unique to Malaysia. Children can enjoy a tapered shoreline specifically for them, as well as water balloon launchers. Water sports on land and explore the nature reserve at Tanjung Aru’s sister resort Rasa Ria.
One of the few family friendly resorts in the Maldives, Lux* has excellent diving facilities nearby. Teenagers can get their PADI diving certification while those not old enough can snorkel discovering the rich and varied wildlife in the coral reefs surrounding the island. A popular and busy teens' club allows older children to socialise and enjoy the excellent facilities on offer for their age group from video games to table tennis.
This year, Porto Elounda opened the Arsenal Soccer School Camp running throughout peak season giving it some of the best kids’ facilities in Europe. The club gives kids the chance to learn to play like their favourite football stars. You do not have to support Arsenal to join and children of all ages are welcome. On top of this fantastic camp, kids can also enjoy lessons in other sports including golf and scuba diving, junior spa packages, and with water slides and multiple pools, the resort allows kids to enjoy many different activities every day of their luxury holiday.
Private Islands , Seychelles
While the Seychelles is a typical honeymoon destination, Desroches Island’s large selection of family accommodation and activities make this resort a favourite for families in search of the ultimate luxury. With children’s programmes available, bicycles are provided for children and adults alike to explore this large and island, which is focused on ecotourism. The waters surrounding the island are shallow and the perfect temperature for children to play in.
Buccament Bay’s kids’ activities are not limited to the kids' club, sports lessons and extra cost activities. The hotel's Little Harlequins Kids' Club also hosts activities like beach parties, bonfires, dolphin spotting and glass bottom boat rides, all of which are closely supervised by experienced adults. Combined with excellent facilities in the Caribbean, Buccament Bay is one of our favourite family friendly resorts in the region.
Kuredu’s location in the Maldives makes this resort an unlikely contender in the list of top 10 hotels with kids' activities, but the new entertainment centre offering a variety of activities and the many day excursions and water sports makes this island a fantastic choice for families. With one of the only golf courses in the Maldives, it is also an excellent place for children to practise their swing while parents can relax on the beach or enjoy the excellent spa facilities. As the island is made up of three luxurious resorts, there are plenty of opportunities for children to meet others their age and make new friends.
Cotton Bay's Go Bananas Family Package has been extended this year and includes a kids' afternoon film matinee, free popcorn and a welcome goody bag for kids in the villa. The Hummingbird Kids' Club is open daily with a varied selection of activities available for children, while a range of water sports and lessons entertain children for hours on end.
With its family-friendly environment, it is no wonder that the Constance Belle Mare Plage in Mauritius is one of our top ten resorts for kids activities. Its children’s club, Kakoo, offers little ones the chance to forge new friendships with fun activities from treasure hunts to craft making. For the older children, a wide variety of included and additional water sports will keep them entertained for hours.
Murcia, Spain & her islands
With several kids' clubs for different age groups and lessons available for many different sports, there is a host of activities available at Spain’s La Manga Club. La Manga Club also has excellent activities for teenagers, with dance classes, mountain biking, go-carting and wave runners. The clubs and children's dining opportunities make meeting new people and making new friends an easy experience for everyone.