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Babygoes2 recommends properties which are suitable for babies or toddlers for a variety of reasons (go to first stop). None of these properties however is 100% child-safe. All of the property descriptions are the opinion of BabyGoes2 and not the individual property owner or tour operator. Prices, while as accurate as possible, are for guidance only. Check late deals and members offers for any price reductions or offers.
Hotel Gruner Baum
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Hotel Gruner Baum

Location:

Situated close to the world famous spa town of Bad Gastin in seventy beautiful acres of unspoilt countryside in a National Park, this traditional family run hotel has excellent facilities and makes a perfect destination for both summer and winter holidays, close to the UK with flight times under 2 hours.

Accommodation:

The hotel has a great choice of accommodation that includes two bedroom family apartments sleeping up to five people. Other room types are available, sleeping between 2 and 5 people. The hotel offers a relaxing ambience in beautiful surroundings; all rooms are individually decorated with simple attractive furniture.

Facilities:

Two swimming pools, out door with spectacular mountain views and also a thermal indoor pool. Childrens water play area (inside and out) supervised by a lifeguard. Restaurant, Gym, Sauna, Steam room, jogging track, Spa, Tennis courts and a volley ball court. Mountain bikes available and also sledges in the winter. There is also a shuttle to the ski lifts and the Ice curling rink. Golf nearby.

Child Care:

‘Baumlings’ mini club which runs six days per week during the main holiday periods is complimentary for ages 3-12 years and the club facilities include a splash pool and adventure playground.

For children:

There is evening entertainment for children at hotel enabling adults to relax and have some grown up time. During the winter months children can enjoy Ski Kindergarten with kids ski slope with baby lift. Children are allowed in the restaurant, high chairs and childrens menus are available – In the main holidays there is also a childrens buffet. Babysitting is available (max one child per sitter) pre booking necessary. Baby listening in all rooms via monitor in reception. Childrens amenities available to pre order, books games, DVD s all available at the hotel. The hotel is able to provide child safety features, potties, changing mats, bottle sterilising kit and kettle on request. Younger guests receive bathrobes and slippers in room on arrival.

Price guide:

From £4200 for a family of 4 including flights from the UK, transfers and half board.

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Il Borghino, Tuscany
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Il Borghino, Tuscany
Big enough for:
14
Location:
This is a superb property with huge garden and a fenced pool. Close to Florence in the Chianti Hills with its pretty hill top towns, villages and vineyards, this villa is set in the very small hamlet of Palazzuolo. The property has plenty of space for a large extended family or group travelling together and with the large outside areas and fenced pool this makes a perfect house for families with children
Accommodation:
The villa is elegantly furnished with comfortable quality interiors, the bedrooms can be flexible with a mixture of doubles and twin rooms as well as some more suited to children/teenagers. All of the bedrooms are en-suite. The dining room and fully equipped kitchen are located on the ground floor along with two of the bedrooms and office with internet access, telephone, fax and safe. On the upper floor are two sitting rooms and the five double bedrooms. Panoramic windows look out over the surrounding area.
Pool:
Fenced with a gate which can be locked. 15m x 7m - 1.20m to 1.40m deep with ladder steps. Changing room at the pool with fridge. On the lawn there is a shady gazebo
Price guide:
£5565 to £7865 per week
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Four Seasons, Limassol
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Four Seasons, Limassol
Location:
Just 10 mins from the town of Limassol, 45 mins from Larnaca (airport) and overlooking its own beach, the predictably luxurious and elegant Four Seasons hotel is perfectly located to make the most of everything Cyprus has to offer.
Accommodation:
Spacious, elegant rooms and suites (inc family suites and beach family suites)with air conditioning, minibar, tea & coffee making facilities, radio, satellite television pay video, broadband internet access & Play- Station (at extra charge), telephone and hairdryer. All standard rooms include a double sized Jacuzzi with built-in shower (Studios & Beach Studios have either a double sized Jacuzzi with built-in shower or a walk in Shower & separate bathtub).
Facilities:
5 Restaurants, Café - Gelateria – cafe - patisserie, 4 Bars, Thalasso Spa, Health Centre, 2 Outdoor fresh water Swimming Pools (Main heated, one reserved for adults) 1 Indoor heated Swimming Pool with seawater, Tennis, Table Tennis
For children:
children’s pool with slide, kids club (3-13 years) Teens activities (13-17 years) are available during August. Babysitting.
Spa:
Thalassotherapy spa with a wide range of relaxing and pampering treatments
Price guide:
From around £900 per adult, low season inc flights
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Forte Village
Location:
World famous and award winning luxury self-contained resort with a number of different 4 or 5 star hotels all offering a wide variety accommodation types and a fantastic array of facilities and activities. This beautiful resort is set in 63 acres of pine forest with a private beach on the south coast of Sardinia, around 45 mins from Cagliari, surrounded by gardens with tropical plants and flowers.
Accommodation:
759 well equipped rooms, bungalows and suites spread over 7 hotels (4* to 5* deluxe) Ideal for families are 4 star Villagio and Le Palme, along with 5 star del Parco or Dune. Accommodation styles vary from rustic to super-luxe, so do contact us to discuss which hotel would best your family.
Facilities:
Unrivalled range of facilities for adults and children including award winning restaurants, watersports, pools, horseriding, football, bowling, tennis skating, spa, fitness centre.
For children:
Creche from 6 mths - local charge. Fantastic children's club open to 3 to 12-year-olds open from May to September. The club is situated near the sea close to the Le Dune hotel and has 2 pools, gardens, and an amazing schedule of daily activities and workshops. There's bowling, go karting, trampolining, ans specialist sports academies such as Chelsea Football, Five Star tennis and Rugby Academies. Separate childrens restaurant, babysitting.
Spa:
Superb thalassotherapy spa
Price guide:
From £2500 pp inc flights for 7 nights half board in May in deluxe bungalow; children from £1175
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Le Pinede, Calvi
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Le Pinede, Calvi
Big enough for:
6
Location:
This contemporary, stylish villa is a great choice for families - with a secure private pool and walled garden, and just 10 minutes walk from the beach and restaurants/shops etc, and just a 5 min drive from fascinating Calvi which has all facilities. This is a great location for exploring the beautiful northern coast and mountainous/wine growing interior.
Accommodation:
This is a contemporary house with very stylish, neutral décor. 3 bedrooms, all en suite. Open plan contemporary living/dining room with satellite TV, DVD player, open-plan kitchen with ceramic hob, oven, microwave, fridge-freezer and dishwasher, utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer. Three double bedrooms, one double bedroom could be arranged as twin, all with en-suite shower and washbasins with separate WCs
Facilities:
Air conditioning in the bedrooms, BBQ, Wifi internet, pool towels. Lawned garden area, enclosed pool.
For children:
gated pool and garden
Pool:
Enclosed decked swimming pool
Price guide:
From £595(May) - £1162(Aug) per person for 7 nights, depending on season, based on 6 sharing. Child reductions up to 25% available low season Prices include return flights and car hire.
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Hotel La Villa – Calvi
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La Villa is one of Corsica's most luxurious hotels, with a Michelin starred restaurant and a fabulous location overlooking the chic citadel of Calvi and around 20 minutes walk from the town centre, where there’s plenty to explore. Calvi is a delightful town with all facilities and plenty to see - the citadel, the winding streets with shops, cafes, restaurants and squares.There are good medical facilities. There are also plenty of excursions - boat trips to the nature reserve of Scandola, visit nearby towns such as St Florent or Ille Rousse, taste wine in Patrimonio, explore the mountains behind Calvi Bay.
Accommodation:
4 stylish lounges, an elegant bar, carefully groomed gardens beauty salon, a tennis court and four lovely outdoor swimming pools. All room are air-conditioned and tastefully decorated in shades of lemon, coral or jade, with king-sized beds and a private balcony or patio, dining table and chairs, dressing room with fridge-bar, separate WC, a luxurious bathroom and TV with channels in English. All rooms completely sound-proofed for maximum privacy and peace.
Facilities:
Michelin Star restaurant (open evenings most days), bistro, bar, wifi, children's play station room, tennis court, Spa, gym, private section of Calvi beach, boat hire (all payable locally)
For children:
children's play station room, babysitting
Price guide:
One week from £1995 pp including flights and private transfers.
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Casa Guadalmina, Andalucia
Big enough for:
10
Location:
A very sought after luxury villa with superb flat, shaded, lawned grounds, perfect for kids to run around in, gated pool, close to amenities, fantastic outside living space and a housekeeper/cook completes the picture. A villa for total relaxation, lounge around in the various seating areas in the garden. The Housekeeper /cook is on hand to prepare daily breakfast and lunch. The villa is just 1.5km from the lovely village of Benahavis, set just back in the hills behind the coast and is within easy walking distance to nearby restaurants for dinner. It’s just a short drive to beaches at Puerto Banus and a short drive too to San Pedro de Alcantara and Estepona. The lovely white villages of Ronda and Gaucin are only around 45 mins drive, so it’s an ideal location for exploring this stunning and culturally rich region, as well as relaxing in style
Accommodation:
Superbly decorated in a contemporary elegant yet very comfortable style, most of the five bedrooms have ensuite facilities, there is WI-FI internet, Satellite TV, a well equipped kitchen, spacious, beautifully decorated yet comfortable lounge, beautiful garden. This is a really social house: a perfect place for a family get together or group of friends.
Facilities:
Washing machine • Dishwasher • Sky satellite TV • Video player • DVD player • CD player • WiFi • Telephone • Fax • Gas barbecue, housekeeper/cook
Pool:
gated 12mx7m with built in steps. (pool heating to a maximum of 28c)
Price guide:
From £2755- £7395
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Sandy Lane
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Sandy Lane, Barbados
Location:
On the beautiful west coast of Barbados on a glorious stretch of white beach just 30 minutes from the airport. One of the most luxurious and elegant hotels in the Caribbean. Very highly recommended kids club.
Accommodation:
112 spacious and air-conditioned rooms and suites (garden and ocean views), all with marble bathrooms, plasma TV, DVD, CD player and a comfortable furnished terrace or balcony. One and two bedroomed suites have separate living areas and are perfect as family accommodation.
Facilities:
There is a large swimming pool with cascading waterfall, 9 floodlit tennis courts, a fully equipped fitness centre, yoga and Pilates classes, complimentary non-motorised watersports and 3 golf courses. The world class spa facilities include a Rhassoul bath, hydrotherapy pool and a wide range of massages, facials and body treatments.. Private butler service.
Child Care:
Excellent children's Treehouse Club for 3-12 yrs with many carefully planned activities, plus The Den for teenagers. Babysitting available at a nominal charge.
For children:
Teenagers can enjoy The Den - their own lounge area with pool tables, table football, large screen TVs and computer games. Complimentary wireless internet access is available throughout the property.
Price guide:
From £3,115 pp on a B&B basis for 7 nights in a double room low season, £4,695 high season.Children from £2,545
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Crystal Cove
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Crystal Cove
Location:
On the beautiful West coast of Barbados at St James, just 30 minutes from the airport and 20 minutes from Bridgetown. Part of the Elegant Hotels group, a very popular all-inclusive of a very high standard. Water taxi to other Elegant group hotels along the coast such as Tamarind Cove, and exchange dining during some periods.
Accommodation:
88 spacious rooms and suites (garden and ocean view), many with superb views from their patios or balconies. Decorated in soft shades of pink, blue and green, they are brightly furnished with light-coloured wooden fittings, and several are interconnecting, making them particularly suited to families. Most rooms have hammocks.
Facilities:
Superb watersports, lovely pools, tennis. gym. 2 great restaurants – smart dress, one with international cuisine and bajan specialities and a poolside grill.
Child Care:
Very good kids club for 3-11 yrs with many carefully planned activities and complimentary evening movie screenings. Babysitting available at a nominal charge and nannies available too.
Price guide:
From £1,739 all inclusive for 7 nights in a double room low season, £2,499 high season.Children from £685
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Coral Reef Club, St James
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Coral Reef Club, St James, Barbados
Location:
St James, West coast. Set in 12 acres of tropical gardens overlooking a white sand bay. 40 minutes from the airport.
Accommodation:
88 rooms and cottages with air-conditioning and balcony/terrace, on plantation style estate. Open air dining, spacious and stylish rooms. Atmosphere is sophisticated yet very friendly, and child welcoming. Set on world-famous St James beach with a variety of watersports and endless opportunities for lounging in the sun with a good book while the babies are amused by either a private nanny or in the crèche/kids club. Families best suited to the Luxury Cottages/Suites or two bedroom villas.
Child Care:
There is an afternoon crèche for children aged 2-8 yrs and supervised activities during the summer holidays.
For children:
Children's playground. Private nannies also available. NB. No children under 12 years between 15 Jan and 28 Feb. Children under 5 yrs are not permitted in the restaurant or lounge after 7pm.
Price guide:
Prices / 7 nights from £1,765 per person in low season and £3,429 in high season, based on 2 adults sharing a Garden Room or Cottage, including breakfast, return scheduled flights, private transfers (Dinner is included during high season; £47 per day at other times).
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Rosewood Little Dix Bay, Virgin Gorda
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Rosewood Little Dix Bay, Virgin Gorda
Location:
Set in beautifully landscaped gardens on a sweeping beach. Lots of facilities, free water taxis to explore coves around the island. Just 5 mins from airport. Its children's club has a well deserved reputation for outstanding facilities/care.
Accommodation:
97 rooms and cottages. Air conditioning. Furnished stylishly with mix of bright colours and natural stone, with shaded balconies or terraces complete with hammocks.
Facilities:
3 restaurants 2 bars 7 tennis courts fitness centre watersports day cruises Children’s Grove
Child Care:
Children's Grove offers supervised activities for 3-12 yr olds for a small fee payable locally. Private nannies and babysitting also arranged. Kids aged 3-6 years and 7 -12 years will learn about the history, environment and culture of the Little Dix Bay's location through: Eco Tours on land and sea conducted by on-property dive company Dive BVI. Bubble Makers Kids Introduction to snorkeling and scuba-run with Dive BVI . Glass bottom boat tours Limbo contest with prizes during Spring Bay Picnic, Monday Night Pirate Parties, Private swimming lessons . Kids Move N' Groove Dance Classes Tennis clinics and round robins for "Mini-Champs" ( 5-7 years) and "Island Hoppers" (ages 8-15 years) Whilst teens can also enjoy: Hanging out at the 'teen centre' with foosball, billiards, Wii, Ping Pong tournaments. Heading out to sea aboard kayaks, sun fish sail boats, hobie-cat catamarans, stand up paddle boards and snorkeling gear Taking part in tennis round robins, guided snorkel tours and hikes, Daily beach drops to ten different beaches, Water skiing and lessons available upon request . Earning their PADI certification
Price guide:
From £1,625 355 per adult, £535 child for 7 nights room only in May.. Extra nights £121.
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Round Hill Hotel & villas
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Round Hill Hotel & Villas
Location:
8 miles west of Montego Bay, on a 110 acre private peninsula
Accommodation:
Fabulous villa resort which also offers 36 hotel oceanview hotel rooms recently redesigned by Ralph Lauren beautifully decorated, spacious and airy, well equipped with every comfort and 27 , two, three , four and five bedroom villas (most with private pool) all set within glorious gardens and perfect for families.
Facilities:
Two pools, secluded sandy beach, gym, Yoga, aerobics, Wellness spa centre with holistic treatments and Elemis Spa Products, tennis, dive school and watersports. Comp Tennis clinics for Kds July & August.
Child Care:
Pineapple Kids’ Club, open daily for ages 3-12 yrs. There is also a teen lounge with TV, Xbox games and table football as well as a tennis clinic during July and August.
Price guide:
From £1,316 for the first week. Great offers 1 April – 14 December and May 1- October 31 .
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Half Moon Club
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Half Moon Club, just 10 minutes from the airport
Accommodation:
One of Jamaica’s most prestigious resorts, which a huge variety of accommodation – all of a very high standard, ranging from rooms to fully staffed villas. All are air conditioned and have a terrace, balcony or patio. Suites have separate living areas and the stunning Royal villas have cook, butler, private pool and use of golf cart. The Half Moon is a beach, tennis and golf club and boasts just about every facility you could possibly want, all set in beautiful landscaped gardens and on a private beach.
Facilities:
The facilities at Half Moon are nothing short of extraordinary and include several swimming pools, 13 floodlit tennis courts, an 18-hole Robert Trent Jones Sr. championship golf course, 18-hole putting course, squash courts, complimentary bicycle hire, watersports, gym, equestrian centre, dolphin lagoon, nightly entertainment and a shopping village.
Child Care:
The Anancy Children’s Village offers a supervised children’s centre for ages 3-12 yrs and there is also a ‘Hype Zone’ for teenagers which includes a cyber lounge, teen spa and a games room with pool table, air hockey and table football.
For children:
Playground with swings, slide etc. Early dinners. Private nannies and babysitting.
Price guide:
From £1,180 per adult for one week in superior room. From £387 for child sharing room with adults same period. Junior suite from £1,462. Offer: Stay for 7 nights between1 – 30 September and get 7 nights free, on a room only basis.
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Choupana Hills Resort and Spa
Location:
Funchal, Madeira. Just 15 mins outside the centre of fascinating Funchal , with its vibrant market, and from the sea. The hotel is set high on the hill with stunning ocean views.
Accommodation:
Very stylish boutique hotel, a member of the Design Hotels association. Just 60 rooms and 4 suites set in beautiful tropical gardens. They are all spacious, beautifully decorated and with every facility including internet access. The suites even have jacuzzis on the veranda. The whole hotel has an air of informal elegance, very relaxing, smart, and yet entirely warm and welcoming.
Facilities:
Heated outdoor and indoor pool, beautiful gardens, excellent spa with a range of treatments and its own health food bar. Excellent restaurant the Xoapana. Yoga can be arranged on request.
Child Care:
superb spa with a wide range of treatments
For children:
Children are very welcome, and qualified babysitters can easily be arranged.
Price guide:
From £510 for 3 nights flight inclusive, from £158 per room accommodation only.
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Reid's Palace
Location:
Luxury five-star hotel set in a breathtaking cliff-top location overlooking the Bay of Funchal and the Atlantic Ocean. Set in acres of semi-tropical gardens the hotel has a glorious old-fashioned charm and character and glamour.
Accommodation:
164 guest rooms and suites, airconditioned with marble bathrooms, tvs. Addional beds available in most rooms. All of the comfortable rooms are individually decorated in elegant pastel tones and have excellent sea or garden views, and a terrace or balcony from which to enjoy them
Facilities:
4 pools with spectacular views, one of which has direct access to the ocean, watersports five restaurants tennis, horse-riding, boat hire, daily activity programme.
For children:
Complimentary club for 3-13 years available half-terms and main holidays, crèche, babysitting.
Price guide:
From £1210 pp 7 nights b&b
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The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa
Location:
This world famous luxury hotel has a spectacular & tranquil location with views of 12 apostles mountain range and beautiful sandy beaches, yet only 15 mins from vibrant centre of Cape Town, with nearby attractions including prime diving spots, nature trails, and seals, dolphins, whales and penguins.
Accommodation:
70 deluxe individually designed rooms & suites (with sofa or rollaway beds for children), elegant stylish décor, offering spectacular views
Facilities:
2 pools,luxury spa, gym, private cinema, bar, lounge, CD & DVD library, restaurant, café, 24 hr room service, internet access in rooms. Families very much welcomed & well catered for: babysitting, toys & goody packs for children, free in-room films, guide to what's on locally for families.
For children:
Families very much welcomed & well catered for: babysitting, toys & goodie packs for children, free in-room films, guide to what's on locally for families.
Price guide:
from £1650 per person for 3 nights based on sharing a mountain double room, B&B, incl flights and transfers. Family packages & discounts available for children.
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Woolley Grange, Bradford on Avon
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Woolley Grange, Woolley Green, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire
Accommodation:
23, individually-styled bedrooms, some of which can be arranged to interconnect (great for families).
Facilities:
Outdoor pool, table tennis, croquet. Treatments available including massage and facials
Child Care:
The Ofsted registered crèche is open daily from 10am to 5pm (4pm on Sundays). Fully trained staff are on hand to entertain your little ones whilst you catch up on some well-deserved grown up time. Children can be left for up to two hours per day where they can play to their hearts content! Booking is for the crèche is a must!
For children:
For older children, and competitive parents, the 'Hen House' is a great indoor escape. Situated behind the main house, it hosts a pool table, table football and a wide screen television (with PlayStation and Wii consoles available). There is also have a wide range of boardgames and dvd's for those rainy days, which can be enjoyed in your room, or in the cinema.
Spa:
The spa boasts indoor and outdoor swimming pools (outdoor pool open May to September), two fabulous treatment rooms with treatments by Comfort Zone and Mama Mio, family changing area, sauna and steam rooms and refreshment and retail area.
Price guide:
From £130 per double room/suite, B&B incl
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Moonfleet Manor
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Moonfleet Manor Fleet Weymouth, Dorset www.moonfleetmanorhotel.co.uk
Facilities:
Indoor swimming pools, badminton, tennis, a Verandah building has a large indoor play area with giant board games and trampolines. There is also an outdoor play area with sun loungers and hammocks to relax on. Upstairs in their Verandah you can enjoy a coffee and chill out looking across the beautiful views of the Dorset coast.
Child Care:
Moonfleet is a genuinely family friendly hotel. Cots, z beds, highchairs and children's high tea, are always available. The crèche (the Den) is open all year round and is free of charge to residents. It provides a safe haven where smaller children can be left to enjoy themselves in professional care. There is also an outdoor play area with a sandpit, climbing frame, slide and swings. Housed within the Verandah building is a huge indoor play area, which contains lots of activities suitable for all ages, such as soft tennis, table tennis, table football and pool. There is a children's lunch (healthy options) served in the Restaurant from 12 noon – 2.00 p.m. High tea is served in the Children's Tea Room from 5.00 p.m. and is a two course buffet which changes on a daily basis. There are delicious healthy options always available. Children can dine with their parents in our main Restaurant –as long as dinner is taken no later than 7.15pm.
Price guide:
from £165 per night Inclusive of Dinner, bed and breakfast for two adults. (There is a 10% reduction single parents with children.)
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Ickworth Hotel and Dower Apartments
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The Ickworth Hotel and Dower apartments
Accommodation:
27 beautifully appointed, chic, luxurious and very comfortable bedrooms. Also available the Dower House apartments. These 11 exclusive apartments are set in a corner of the estate and are idea for families. Each apartment is individually designed amnd has luxurious bed linen and is very comfortable. Almost all the apartments have small dishwasher/fride and oven for the preparation of light snacks. Laundry room available. There are DVDs and board games for hire. Guests have all the facilities of the hotel, which just a short cycle ride (cycles free for guests)away. They are a great choice and unique in that they offer plenty of space and flexibility and yet all the facilities of a hotel.Highly recommended.
Facilities:
Excellent restuarant and Italian cafe or lounge for tea. Superb indoor swimming pool, and comprehensive Aquae Sulis spa for serious pampering and relaxation. Plenty of activities including horse riding For childcare: Supervised creche (Four Bears Den)open 10-am to 5pm and high tea is served for the children when the Den closes. For babies and younger children. For older children ther is Club/Blu with table tennis, table football, computer games, adventure playground, nature trails. Children sharing parents room stay fre of charge.There are interconnecting rooms, cots and extra beds available.
Child Care:
Ofsted registered crèche is open daily from 10am to 5pm (4pm on Sundays). Fully trained staff are on hand to entertain little ones whilst grown-ups catch up on some well-deserved re;axation. Children can be left for up to two hours per day where they can play to their hearts content! Booking is for the crèche is a must!
For children:
For older children Club Blu, located on the lower ground floor, is open 24 hours a day, complete with PlayStations, Nintendo WII, DVDs, table tennis and table football. Cinema at 6pm every night An adventure playground is located in the National Trust Estate. This is open for all ages to enjoy and includes climbing frames, swings and all sorts of other fun and activities, weather permitting.
Pool:
Enjoy the indoor heated swimming pool, open from 7am to 8pm daily. Changing rooms, showers, children’s floats and towels can all be found over at the pool along with some oversized bean bags to relax on.
Price guide:
standard doubles from £150 per night inc breakfast, £190 per night inc breakfast and dinner. Dower apartments from around £500 for 4 nights mid week, £580 for a 3 night weekend. (one bed) and £710 for a 2 bed appt for a weekend (sleeps up to 4 adults and children)works out at just £50 per adult per night.
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Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, Florida
Location:
A short distance from the numerous famous attractions of Orlando, the Hyatt regency Grand Cypress offers a great base for exploring along with superb facilities and attractions for all the family. Nearby attractions include the Disney World Theme parks, Universal Studios and Sea World amongst others. A great year round destination with warm sunny days and mild nights.
Accommodation:
The hotels 750 rooms, some of which connect, but all can accommodate a family of four and so can represent excellent value. The rooms are decorated in lush colours to reflect the tropical surroundings. Some of the rooms also equipped with bunkbeds. All rooms have tea/coffee making facilities and fridges can also be requested.
Facilities:
The hotel has a 21 acre private lake that has 1000 feet of white sand, pedaloes, kayaks, canoes etc – all free of charge for hotel guests. The hotel also offers riding lessons in its riding centre, spa, golf, tennis, sailing all of which are located within the resort. The half-acre free form, swimming pool has waterfalls, jacuzzis, water slides and a swinging rope bridge.
For children:
Camp Hyatt, open in high season from 9- 4pm for 5-12 years offers a wide range of activities including arts and crafts, swimming, movies and boating. Meals can be provided during the day. This camp runs at weekends in the low season also. Other facilities include the hotels day care centre and also a babysitting service (notice required). You can purchase organic products for children at the hotel store, which also sell a range of prepared food. There is also a childrens playground.
Price guide:
from approx £4000 7 nights for a family of four, including flights, transfers, on a room only basis.
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The Residence
Location:
Set majestically just outside Tunis, minutes from ancient Carthage and bordered by a beach of fine golden sand, the hotel is a splendid mix of traditional architectural splendour and contemporary style. This is a very elegant hotel ideal for families looking for a sophisticated ambiance in a resort which is also genuinely family friendly. Superb indian-ocean style service. Carthage is reached in around 5 mins from the hotel and is superb - fascinating Roman ruins to wander around largely unfettered. The pretty blue and white artists' village of Sidi Bou Said is just 10 mins drive. Taxi drivers will happily take you to all places and wait or arrange to pick you up later - at low cost. Camel rides on the lovely long sandy beach (hotel beach club area) has camel rides - a big hit with little ones. Horse riding on the beach available too.
Accommodation:
Set in lovely gardens, there are 170 spacious and very comfortable rooms and suites, each with its own private terrace. All rooms have air-conditioning and tvs. Interconnecting rooms are great for families and can be either garden or seaview. The garden views are more economical, but the seaviews are stunning.
Facilities:
6 restaurants, thalasso spa, large, warm heated pool, tennis, watersports, 18 hole golf
For children:
Open 1 July-31 Aug open to 3 to 11-year-olds. Children's restaurant, children's paddling pool, and playground. The latter and the main pool are set withn plenty of grassy lawns - ideal for children to run around in, and easily supervised by grown ups from the comfort of their own loungers. Babysitting available and nannies for younger children. The hotel is able to provide child safety features, potties, baby bath, changing mat, bottle-sterilising and heating facilities on request at no extra charge. Children’s bathrobes are provided in-room. Family in suite Childrens menus
Spa:
serious spa with a superb range of treatments including thalassotherapy
Price guide:
Guide price for a family of 4, b&b including flights and private transfers from around £4000 to £6000 depending on season and room/suite type
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Palmeraie Golf Resort
Location:
The hotel is only a 10-15 minute ride away from the centre of Marrakech, home to the famous market place, Djemma el Fina Square in the medina. SO much to explore in Marrakech – take a caleche – a horse drawn carriage tour of the medina walls – haggle in the souks, watch belly dancing in the restaurants surrounding the square….Then retreat from the hubbub to the relaxing surroundings of the hotel - perfect for taking it easy after a busy day in Marrakech.
Accommodation:
Recently renovated large luxury rooms and suites opening onto the swimming pool, golf course or Atlas Mountains. Interconnecting rooms available for families. All rooms have balcony or terrace and have rich, warm and colourful interiors. Golf rooms (with unrivalled views over the golf course) as well as single and double suites also offer excellent accomodation.
Facilities:
Free shuttle to Marrakech centre, eighteen hole- Robert Trent Jones Jr designed Golf course, clay tennis courts, squash courts, ten pin bowling, well equipped gymnasium and beauty centre and even riding stables. 5 Swimming pools, 2 heated in winter months. A good range of restaurants and dining options from Moroccan, Italian and Japanese to light snacks or barbecues by the pool– something for everyone!
For children:
Kids club from 4 years ( free of charge) open all year, babysitting available, childrens playground, mini golf. Baby facilities on request – highchairs, potties, sterilisers and buggies.
Price guide:
from £3300 for 7 nights in two interconnecting rooms for 2 adults and 2 children, in low season, including flights and transfers.
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Leela Palace hotel
Location:
South Goan hotel, set on a quiet beach amid 60 acres of tropical plants, shrubs, lagoons and waterways. Well located to explore this fascintating region.
Accommodation:
137 well-appointed rooms built in one- or two-storey units overlooking lagoons and waterways, each with CD, TV, en suite and balcony or patio. Lagoon rooms boast two full bathrooms and separate bedroom.
Facilities:
7 restaurants serving both local Goan and international cuisine from Italy and China; freeform swimming pool, kids pool, three floodlit tennis courts; 9-hole golf course; gymnasium; beauty salon; Ayurvedic herbal massage and treatment centre; windsurfing, casino
For children:
supervised playroom; kids pool; babysitting available on request
Spa:
Ayurvedic treatments
Price guide:
from £900 per adult per week incl breakfast and flights. Various child offers
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Karma Jimbaran Bali
Location:
Karma Jimbaran combines the ambiance of a luxury boutique hotel with the space and flexibility of a villa – ideal for families. The resort’s luxury villas dot the hillside that leads down to the blue waters of Jimbaran Bay. The world class architecture brings together contemporary style, functionality, luxury and traditional Bali-influenced decor and design
Accommodation:
39 one, two, three and four-bedroom pool villas, and one Grand Residence. Each villa has a Balinese style garden with private pool. The spacious lounge pavilions features dining tables, designer kitchens, DVD/CD surround sound systems, televisions with satellite connections, wireless and broadband internet access.
Facilities:
Restaurant serving mediterranean cuisine, bar, chauffeur. In-villa chef, butler service on request, 24 hour in-villa dining, CD’s and DVD’s. Chakra spa. Also available: Elephant riding, white water rafting, surfing, deep sea fishing, horse riding, trekking and swimming with dolphins.
For children:
nannies and babysitting
Price guide:
From £2,259 (depending on season) for 7 nights, per adult in a one bedroom pool villa inc. breakfast & flights.
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Four Seasons, Langkawi
Location:
Langkawi is gorgeous - a tropical paradise of lush foliage, dramatic granite cliffs and the warm azure waters of the Indian ocean. Set on the lovely sheltered beach at Tanjung Rhu, the superb Four Seasons Resort combines indigenous architecture with excellent service. Just 30 minutes drive from the airport and the island capital of Kuah, the 90 guest Pavilion and Villas are all exquisitely designed with an Arabic influence. The resort offers a superb range of activities and facilities for both adults and children. A truly deluxe resort.
Accommodation:
All 91 guest pavilions and villas offer the soothing sounds and sensational sunsets of the Andaman Sea. All accommdoation is spacious and the decor a fusion of traditional Malaysian design and contemporary resort features, with timber floors, high ceilings, oversized bathrooms and large open verandas. All villas and pavilions include Bose sound systems. Deluxe Pavillions are two-story complexes with accommodation on upper and lower floors. Beach Villas are stand-alone beachfront residences designed for both comfort and privacy. Each of these one-bedroom suites has its own gated entrance, Plasma TV, private pool garden area and reflecting pond.
Facilities:
Restaurants offer a variety of cuisine 24-hour concierge services 24-hour In-Room Dining Young adults centre Pools Spa services Tennis Water sports Yoga and meditation pavilion Fitness facilities
For children:
Child-size bathrobes, Chilled juices by the bedside each evening, children's menu that includes breakfast and all-day dining selections and also serves as a colouring book, Complimentary babies' and children's amenities and toys. Upon request and subject to Cribs and/or rollaway bed, at no extra charge and subject to maximum occupancy, nappies and bottles. Complimentary Kids for all Seasons programme for 4 - 12 year olds open 9 - 5 everyday and year round. The programme is designed to take advantage of the Resort's tropical environment and beautiful grounds and creates memorable and educational experiences in a casual, fun environment. Babysitting service.
Spa:
fantastic spa with wide variety of treatments
Price guide:
From £1595 per adult for 7 nights including international flights, room only
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The Andaman, Langkawi
Location:
The picture-perfect Datai Bay, flanked by dense forest leading down to a soft white sand beach, is just stunning - and this is exactly where the Andaman is set. This popular, relaxed resort underwent recent enhancement and now offers a wide choice of spacious and attractive accommodation options. It's the perfect choice for families, with interconnecting room options available, the Young Explorer’s Club and waterslides in the lagoon-style swimming pool. Plenty for adults too of course, including the hillside spa, rainforest cooking classes, choice of restaurants.
Accommodation:
188 contemporary Malaysian-style deluxe rooms and suites – many of which have more than enough room (large bedrooms and living/dining area) to take up to 2 children sharing with their parents. Interconnecting rooms also available.Rooms have either rainforest, treetop or sea view. The new Luxury Pool Access Rooms offer direct pool access from the room whilst the Luxury Garden Terrace Rooms open up to a private garden. The suites are more spacious with a separate living room.
Facilities:
All Inclusive Option Games Room Kids' Club Kids' Playground/Area Bar Restaurants Bicycles Guided Nature/Wildlife Walks Tennis court Volleyball CanoeingNon-motorised water sports Sailing Windsurfing Fitness Centre Spa Swimming Pool
For children:
children's club 4-12 yrs, kids pool, children's menus and babysitting also available for all ages.
Price guide:
From £1089 for 7 nights per adult including flights and transfers
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Four Seasons, Kuda Huraa
Location:
Set on a small island, the luxury Four Seasons Kuda Huraa has a traditional Maldivian village atmosphere, and offers a wide choice of facilities and activities for children and adults alike. Game fishing, surfing;tennis lessons; cooking lessons( traditional Baraabaru food) are just some of the activities on offer.The Kids For All Seasons club boasts its own swimming pool and offers an action-packed activities programme. While the children are being entertained, grown ups can can enjoy the Island Spa – set on its own private island and accessible only by boat.
Accommodation:
Located in the North Male Atoll, on a private island. The hotel has 106 villas either on the beach or on stilts.Many can easily accommdoate up to 2 adults and 2 children, but there are also 2 bed beach villas and new family beach villas with pool, which have a master bedroom adjoining room for children plus terrace pool and shower garden.
Facilities:
•Babysitting •DVD and Video Library •Kids' Club •Kids' Playground/Area •Kids' Pool •A La Carte Restaurant/s (3)•Bar •Fishing •Complimentary Non-Motorised Water Sports •Dive centre •Snorkelling Excursions •Surfing •Tube Rides •Water Skiing •Beauty Treatments •Fitness Centre •Spa •Swimming Pool •Yoga
For children:
Kids for all Seasons programme, babysitters for younger children. Kids pool, playground.
Price guide:
7 nights from £2300 per adult inc flights transfers and on a b&b basis.
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One & Only Le Saint Geran
Stay:
Le Saint Geran, Mauritius
Location:
One & Only Le Saint Géran nestles peacefully in the silver white sands of its own private peninsula on the east coast of Mauritius. The resort’s friendly, elegant and easy luxury is complemented by service that is attentive, yet unobtrusive.
Accommodation:
Choice of Junior or Ocean Suites with sliding doors opening onto a sea or lagoon facing terrace or balcony. Every room has a luxurious bathroom, dressing room and 24hr butler service. Ocean Suites are just larger with a separate living room and can accommodate 2 children – the sofa turns into bed plus 1 extra bed.
Facilities:
Givenchy Spa with 8 treatment rooms, a lap pool and gym, Gary Player 9 hole golf course, golf academy, 5 tennis courts, free land and water sports such as windsurfing, water skiing, snorkelling and pedaloes. Deep sea fishing, catamaran sailing cruises and horse riding at an extra cost. Complimentary shuttle provided to the Belle Mare Plage 18 hole championship golf course. Also top class restaurants such as Spoon des Isles and Paul and Virginie, a beautiful waterfront restaurant.
Child Care:
Great facilities for all ages - free Sun Kids Club children’s club 3-11 years, open from 10-5 . Private nannies and evening babysitting (around £5 per hour, book in advance when at hotel).
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Paradis Hotel & Golf Club
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Paradis Hotel and Golf Club
Location:
On Mauritius's Le Morne Peninsula, Le Paradis lies in 450 acres of grounds, surrounded by almost 5 miles of white sandy beach. Great for families with children of all ages, as well as sports enthusiasts. The 18 hole golf course is also open to the guests of the neighbouring luxury hotel The Dinarobin
Accommodation:
Elegant one- and two-storey buildings with sitting areas and verandahs, the 286 superior, deluxe rooms, junior suites, club suites and senior suites all face the sea. The 40 superior rooms are set back with a large lawn separating them and the beach/lagoon. They can accommodate 1 child and one baby but this has to be checked with the hotel first. 10 of the 60 deluxe rooms are interconnecting. The 174 junior suites are 75 sq.m and consist of double room with living area. 50 are interconnecting and 4 can connect to senior suites. Senior suites are generally recommended for families with large separate living room and luxurious bathroom. They can accommodate 2 adults and 2 children maximum but interconnecting suites are available. Three-bedroom private villas with kitchenettes, personal valet and private beach also available. 3 rooms including 1 children's room and 2 bathrooms. Electric golf style buggy also available for each villa.
Facilities:
4 restaurants ranging from Italian to Creole. Sports include tennis, fitness centre, water skiing, kayaking, pedalo, glass bottom boat trips, snorkelling, international championship Golf course, table tennis, volleyball, football, mountain bikes, aerobics, aqua gym, windsurfing, sailing, scuba diving and deep sea fishing. All sports free of charge except golf, scub diving, deep sea fishing and mountain biking. Health centre has 2 saunas, 2 steam rooms, 2 massage rooms, hairdresser and beauty salon.
Child Care:
Complimentary children's club for 3-12 year olds. Kids have access to same sports as parents.
For children:
Can also eat in the main restaurants with pizza, pasta etc on offer.
Price guide:
From £1,799 pp for 7 nights half-board in a Superior Room Child prices vary, depending on room type and if sharing with parents or staying in their own room. Sharing price typically from £650 upwards.
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Constance Belle Mare Plage Hotel & Villas
Stay:
Constance Belle Mare Plage Villas and Belle Mare Plage Hotel, Belle Mare
Location:
A glorious setting on the east coast of the island right on the outstanding Belle Mare Plage. One of the best beaches in Mauritius protected by an offshore coral reef making it ideal for swimming or water sports.
Accommodation:
Luxury villas and a brand new hotel. 17 two bedroomed and 3 three bedroomed villas located away from the main hotel amongst exotic gardens to provide maximum privacy. Bedrooms can be turned into twin rooms for families. Each villa has a private heated pool and garden and are set on two levels with a spacious lounge / dining room and master bedroom on the ground floor and other bedroom (s) on the first floor. Each bedroom has a sitting area and en suite bathroom. Each villa has a butler who will take care of all your catering requirements. Bliss! Villa guests also have access to the hotel's 5 restaurants. The hotel offers 92 prestige rooms, 137 junior suites and 6 deluxe suites. Prestige rooms are on ground, first and second floors. All are sea facing with private balcony or terrace and some overlook the pool. They can accommodate a maximum of 3 persons or perhaps 1 child and one baby. Interconnecting Prestige rooms are available for families. Junior Suites (68 sq.m) are also sea facing with private terrace or balcony and conist of double room with sofa area. Ground floor and first floor interconnecting Junior Suites are available. The 6 Deluxe Suites are sea facing and have a separate living room which can accommodate 2 children on the sofa beds. They can also inter connect with a Prestige Room making it ideal for larger families.
Facilities:
For both villas and hotel: free activities include: water skiing, glass bottom boat trips, lasers, wind surfing, pedaloes, kayaks and snorkelling. Activities at an extra cost include scuba diving and deep sea fishing. Departure lounge also available with shower and changing facilities until time of departure. Spa with plunge pool in centre, squash court, aerobics, gym and yoga room.
Child Care:
The Kakoo Club is open from 9am to 9pm (closed 4pm to 6pm) for children from 4 to 12 years. It comprises of a games room, a playground and a private pool. Buffet style lunch and dinner available for children. Babysitting available on request.
Price guide:
Villas from £1,946 per person based on 6 sharing a Presidential Villa for 7 nights on a b&b basis including flights. From £1,355 - £1,739 per person for 7 nights in a Prestige Room, half board with flights and transfers.
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Kanuhura Resort
Location:
A well established luxury resort with an informal feel, Kanuhura is an ideal choice in the Maldives for families. There's a great kids club with a large sand filled playground and shallow pool, activities for teenagers, and babysitters to look after the under 4's. Plenty for grown ups to enjoy too - spa, diving, tennis, dolphin spotting watersports to name but a few.
Accommodation:
There are 117 elegant rooms, suites and over water villas, along with duplex villas (ideal for families, bu tin great demand, so early booking is essential) with private gardens, with every facility including a superb pool, spa and full water sports centre. Stylish décor, a relaxed and cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Facilities:
Pool, spa, scuba, snorkelling, water skiing, tennis, squash, boat trips,in-villa dining, dive centre, fishing. Beautiful island hideaway.
For children:
Excellent complimentary children's club 4-11 yrs, babysitters for younger children. Childrens menus and baby/child equipmentavailable such as cots highchairs, sterilisers etc.
Price guide:
From £2190 pp 7 nights
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Maison Fornello
Big enough for:

6

Location:

Splendid, spacious villa in this exclusive area of residences at Marina Di Davia on the beautiful Balagne coast, with a fantastic location 2 mins from the beach - superb seaviews. 3 bedrooms and gated pool. The location is ideal for stress free family holidays - the villa has access to a beach just 2-5 mins walk away, and there are a whole string of beaches close by and lovely Ile Rousse with its restaurants and cafes etc is just 5 mins drive. What's more, the little coastal train goes all the way to fascinating Calvi.

Accommodation:

Open plan living/dining/kitchen area bright and modern, will well equipped kitchen, hob, oven, dishwasher, microwave. CD/TV/DVD in the living room also a safe and a telephone. Double bedroom and 2 twin bedrooms. Lovely terrace with sea views, BBQ. The villas are air conditioned.

Facilities:

Restaurant within 5 mins drive. Air con, BBQ

Pool:

private swimming pool accessed by gate from the terrace. 6m x 4m

Sleeps:
6
Price guide:

From £545 per person based on 6 sharing for a week in May to around £1000 per person, including flights and car hire. Discounts of up to 25% for children low season.

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Long Beach
Stay:

Long Beach, Mauritius

Location:

This new resort situated on a stunning white sand beach on the East of the island at Belle Mare. This resort is excellent for families of all ages, with kids club and excellent teens recreation and adventure programme. All Inclusive can be included.

Accommodation:

Fresh modern interiors and contemporary architecture give this hotel a lovely chic feel with lots of indoor and outdoor living. All rooms face the ocean with either ground or first floor setting, and most suites are beach front some being only a few steps form the water. Standard rooms can sleep 3 and can connect, whilst superior rooms can sleep 2 adults, 2 children and an infant. The family rooms can accommodate up to 3 children in a separate connecting room to parents so is perfect for families wanting that bit of extra space.

Facilities:

Huge main heated pool and smaller fresh water pool, as well as a lap pool at the sports centre. The sports centre also holds the gym which is fully equipped and free of charge, there are also classes held both in and outdoors. Tennis, football pitch, volleyball, wall climbing are amongst the sports available on land. While on the water you can take part in windsurfing, kayaking, scuba diving, fishing, catamaran sailing. Golf is available at Le Tousserok golf course where guests at Long Beach have preferential access. The Piazza is the hub of the resort, with the main pool, entertainment and dining. The resort offers a great variety of eating experiences. They range from Asian to relaxed beach chic, from sophisticated show cuisine to Italian deli. There are three restaurants on the Piazza, with outdoor and indoor seating, and two other restaurants on the beach.

Child Care:

The Angels kids club ages 2-12 is open 12 hours daily with activities centred around specific age groups and has its own pool. Open daily from 10 am to 5 pm and from 7 pm to 10 pm. Free for all children from 4-11 years. Babysitters – available at an extra charge – are required for children of 2 and 3 years. Dinner and lunch can be arranged. Babysitting is available.

For children:

For Teens, the Waves Teen club is for 12-17 yr olds offering sports and recreation as well as adventure outings and excursions. Regular evening get togethers, beach bbqs, campfires, pizza nights, make this a perfect place for new friend s to get together.

Price guide:

Prices from around £1300 per adult

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Heritage Le Telfair Golf & Spa resort win
Stay:

Le Telfair

Location:

The former sugar plantation of Bel Ombre, in the secluded south of Mauritius, is the site of this magnificent newly developed resort. Le Telfair is set between the lush green slopes of the Bel Ombre Nature Reserve and the beach.

Accommodation:

158 colonial styled rooms and suites are spread throughout the palm studded gardens between the golf course and the ocean. All rooms have a verandah or balcony, and are air-conditioned. The 20 Junior Suites offer a lounge area and larger verandah while the 10 Senior and Ocean Suites also offer private dining room and guest facilities. The subtle shades and sheer linens combined with excellent butler service and outstanding facilities create an opulent atmosphere.

Facilities:

The main restaurant offers cosmopolitan cuisine, a seafood restaurant and the Chateau de Bel Ombre, bar, Six Senses Spa offering saunas, massages and a full range of treatments, Flood-lit tennis courts, Yoga, Table tennis, Windsurfing, Catmaran, Water-skiing, Pedalo, Snorkelling and 18 hole golf course.

Child Care:

Kids Club open from 10am - 10pm for children aged 2 to 11 years -on eof the few hotels of this standard to offer a club for this age group. Babysitting available, and nannies for younger children.

Price guide:

From £1,695 - £2,055 per adult for one week including flights and accommodation in a Superior River View Room on a half board basis.

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Six Senses Zighy Bay
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Six Senses Zighy Bay 

Location:

This super-stylish yet eco-friendly hotel with superb service is ideal for families looking for something a little out of the ordinary, with its spectacular location, with the dramatic mountains on one side and the sandy beach of Zighy Bay on the other. 

Accommodation:

All of the luxury suite and villa accommodation is sea facing; some villas are located directly on the beach with unobstructed sea views; others are set in rows behind. The villas have a rustic feel with stone floors, white walls and dark furnishings. Each features an infinity edge pool set in a private sand garden and benefits from the services of a butler. Some additionally have a spa room so you can enjoy an in-villa treatment.

Families of up to 4 can be accomodatied in the villas, and there is a two bedroom Pool Villa that iffers more space.

 

Facilities:

Dive centre, non-motorised water sports, water ski-ing, kayaking, paragliding, spa/hammam, fitness centre.

Mountain biking, fishing, rock climbing are just some of the activities available to you on resort.

Child Care:

The Chaica’s Club for children 4 to 12 with babysitting for younger children.

For children:

 There's watersports, sand castles, treasure hunts, and learning about Arabian history and local culture.

The Teen Club offers adventure hikes, wadi swimming, canyoning or just learning new skills like archery, raft building and abseiling.

Price guide:

From £849 pp for 3 nights including flights

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Villa La Terme, Tuscany
Stay:

Villa La Terme

Location:

 Villa le Terme offers fully renovated farmhouse accommodation in Tuscany, with views over the Chianti hills, a short distance from the medieval village of San Gimignano. 

Accommodation:

The villa has 5 bedrooms arranged over both floors, with various beautifully furnished living  and dining areas. Perfect for an extended family or group, with the option to have further accommodation for an even larger gathering.

Enter through an entrance hall on the ground floor into the kitchen, fully equipped for large parties. The main dining room, equipped with a Hi-Fi, has doors that lead to the patio. The living room has been converted from the old barn, it has sofas, satellite TV and home cinema and spiral stairs that lead to the mezzanine floor with pool table.

There is a pizza room with a wood burning pizza oven and indoor barbeque. Also on this floor is a double bedroom which is accessed via the dining room, it has an en-suite spa with showers (one cold, one hot/cold), sauna, steam room, WC, sinks and corner Jacuzzi bath.

First Floor On this floor is a double bedroom with en-suite Jacuzzi bath; there is also another double bedroom with separate external access and seating area, huge fireplace and en-suite bathroom. There are also two further double, en-suite rooms and a separate shower room. 

Facilities:

Tennis court, WiFi, Pool table, childrens toys and playground, partial air conditioning, Ipod docking, underfloor heating, steam room, jacuzzi.

For children:

Children toys and playground. 

Pool:

Large fenced pool (16m x 7m)

Additional Information:

For larger groups, you may rent a cottage located on the same estate which accommodates up to 10 additional guests.

Maid service is included twice per week - extra can be arranged at extra cost as well as, chef servicem, meal delivery, transfers, guided tours, cookery classes and all manner of activities.

Sleeps:
10
Price guide:

£5306 - £9834 per week depending on season

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Buccament Bay Resort
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Buccament Bay Resort is St Vincent's most luxurious all inclusive resort and spa. The resort comprises 125 One, Two and Four Bedroom Villas, a football academy, tennis Academy, diving and watersports from Indigo Dive, The Spa by ESPA, a fitness centre, kids club, beach bar, beachfront infinity pool plus a further children's pool.
 

Location:

Set on a beautiful curve of sand, Buccament Bay Resort is perfect for those seeking rest and relaxation, however for the more active holiday there are a multitude of facilities and activities to choose from.

Accommodation:

Each villa boasts a spacious living with high, vaulted wood ceilings that open to a private deck and plunge pool. Decor is modern and contemporary with bedrooms featuring 40'' LCD televisions, bathrooms with power showers and living rooms with iPod docking stations, espresso coffee makers and complimentary high speed Wi-Fi access.

For families the one bedroom villas suit smaller families with one child - Situated within the lush tropical gardens these villas feature a spacious living room, vaulted wood ceiling and wooden shutters that open onto a deck where there is a private plunge pool. The garden villas overlook the lake or river.

The two and four bedroom villas offre more space and have the option of sea views.

Child Care:

Kids club from 4 years with 3 year olds allowed if potty trained.

Kids club open form 8 am to 7m and free of charge.

Babysitting available.

For children:

The resort offers a multitude of activities including academies at certain times of the year form football, tennis, netball, performing arts, rugby and cricket.

Ther are lots of excursions the children can take part in from glass bottom boat rips to beach parties, dolphin spotting and treasure hunts.

 

Additional Information:

The Harlequin Sports Academy offers expert football and tennis coaching for both children and adults and includes the Pat Cash Tennis Academy and the Liverpool Football Club Soccer School.

Spa:

The Spa at Buccament Bay Resort offers treatments by ESPA, featuring four separate treatment suites as well as massages on the outdoor Thai Pavilion. A well equipped fitness centre comprises a range of cardiovascular and physical training equipment and offers a range of exercise classes and sports training programmes.

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Villas Las Terrazas at Sheraton Salobre Gran Canaria
Stay:

The bright, contemporary and well equipped 4 bedroom villa (3 bed options also available), situated at the Las Terrazas development, receives plenty of light and sun all day long. There s a private pool, and access to all the facilities of the 5 star Sheraton Salobre resort just next door, including kids club and a variety of restaurants. 

Location:

Peaceful and stunning location just 7 minutes drive or hotel shuttle from the famous Maspalomas Dunes in Gran Canaria.

Accommodation:



Las Terrazas consists of 2 floors: on the first floor there is a bedroom and a bathroom. On the ground floor, there is another bedroom with en-suite bathroom,a fully equipped kitchen and a cosy living and dining area. The terrace with the swimming pool (15m2) will be your favourite place to share with your family and enjoy the beautiful weather of Gran Canaria. 

Facilities:

Sheets and towels provided 
Washing Machine 
Kitchen with dishwasher 
Oven and Microwave 
Toaster and Kettle 
Coffee machine/ Juicer 
DVD player 
Air conditioning 
Free Internet 

Outside: 
Private pool - 15m2 and 1.5m depth 
Sunbeds and parasols 

Extras (must be booked in advance) 
 Buffet Breakfast (provided at Hotel Sheraton) - £15 per adult per day 
Buffet Dinner (provided at Hotel Sheraton) - £26 per adult per day 
Half-Board (provided at Hotel Sheraton) - £41 per adult per day 

Free Resort Pass to pools and gym at Hotel Sheraton 
Free Kids Club at the Hotel Sheraton 
 

Child Care:

Kids club at Sheraton Hotel

For children:

Access to kids club at the Sheraton hotel

Sleeps:
4
Price guide:

From just £1211 for a wee's villa rental. Flights and car hire or transfers extra.

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LUX Maldives
Stay:

LUX Maldives

Location:

Dhidhoofinolhu, Maldives, This is a stunning island with the hotel being the only settlement on this island.

Accommodation:

Maldivian style thatched roof accommodation can be found in varying locations around the island, both on the beach and over water; some additionally feature private pools.

Accomodation is sopghistacated and simple with splashes of colour with sweeping views over the lagoon and beach

The Water Villas boast breathtaking ocean views and you can watch the sun rise or set, depending on which side of the island you choose to stay.

Famiiles in a Family Water Villa, which has two bedrooms, or a Beach Villa that will accommodate two adults and one teen or two children. There are also connecting Beach Pavilions available.

Facilities:

The resort has seven restaurants and six bars so you wont be without choice for places to eat. The facilities are really good and include an excellent watersport centre and dive facility.

 

Child Care:

Childcare at PLAY free of charge form 3 years upwards including activities for teenagers. Younger children can be cared fo by nannies but will be at additional charge.

Children are exposed to the nature and culture of the island's incredible surroundings, as well as a range of high-energy sports and outdoor activities. 

Studio 17 is the complimentary teens' club, where guests between 12 and 17 can get together, explore the island or just hang ou.Teens can make the most of their island holiday with loads of activities including local dance and language classes, beach sports activities and exciting adventure trips around the island.

Price guide:

From £1309pp including flights

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Vila Vita Park, Algarve
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Vila Vita Park, Algarve

Location:

Set in landscaped gardens, , transfersaccommodation, breakfast, dinner, childcare for the over twos and tennis, transfers, accommodation, breakfast, dinner, childcare for the over twos and tennisa and beach. Ideally located central Algarve between Albufeira and Lagos. Ideal for spa treatments ,relaxation good food – all within a luxurious, friendly and genuinely child friendly environment.

Accommodation:

Spacious, attractive and supremely comfortable double rooms or two bedroom family suites all with air conditioning, satellite TV and mini bar. 2 bedroom appts with kitchenette also available – these are located around a 3 min walk from the rest of the hotel.

Facilities:

5 tennis courts; 2 adult pools; 2 family pools; children's pool; 2 jacuzzis; squash; Vila Vital Vital health spa; 9 hole pitch 'n' putt course; min golf practice driving net; beauty salon; children's playground; 6 restaurants - 4 welcome under-12s

Child Care:

crèche (4mths to 4 years) Mon-Fri 9.30-16.30. Kidsclub and teens club for older children too. Babysitting can be arranged.

Spa:

Serious pmapering on offer at this top thalassotherapy spa: Oriental beauty treatments, body massages, sports massage, Chinese massage and Reiki, reflexology, anti-stress massage, , aromatherapy, anti-cellulite massage, and various other beauty treatments

Price guide:

From £900-£1500 per adult for a family suite, child price varies incl breakfast, flights and transfers.

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Yialiskari House, Corfu
Stay:

Yialiskari House, Corfu

Big enough for:

8

Location:

Close to Kalami, a very picturesque family resort, with a big Blue Flag beach, a choice of tavernas and shops, an excellent water sports centre and some great fishing off the rocks. Exquisite bays and coves perfect for exploring. Stunning location for that child and baby friendly luxury holiday in a beautiful villa. 

Accommodation:

Cool, airy and relaxed interiors with a mixture of English and Greek furniture – makes for very comfortable, contemporary accommodation. Master double bedrooms with en-suite, and opening onto private terrace shares the ground floor with the Sitting room, kitchen/dining room which all open onto a covered terrace, perfect for outdoor dining. Three further twin bedrooms all with en-suite shower rooms occupy the first floor. All bedrooms open onto the large shared balcony.

Facilities:

air con, satellite TV, BBQ, cook service on request, and shopping service to include breakfast and one meal a day. Maid service for up to 3 hours, 6 days a week.

Pool:

The swimming pool, gated for security, is on a slightly lower level, with its own paved terrace for sunbathing. freshwater, 10m x 6m (pool heating on request and payable locally)

Price guide:

Price from £1895 - £6690

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Evian Royal Palace, Evian
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Evian Royal Palace, Evian

Location:

Breathtaking location overlooking Lake Geneva.

Accommodation:

Elegant, luxurious rooms and suites, many interconnecting, will accommodate families in comfort whilst 11 restaurants offer a wide choice of dining from simple poolside barbecues to gourmet cuisine. The Evian Royal Kid’s Resort features a swimming pool, dance studio and stage, so children will be fully occupied with age appropriate activities or excursions. This combination of spaciosu accommodation and extensive facilities, makes the resort an ideal choice for child friendly holidays.

Facilities:

Adults can enjoy a range of activities including golf, tennis, archery and climbing or simply relax in the superb spa. The technical 18-hole, par-72 golf course located in the park with panoramic views of the lake is a breathtakingly beautiful course, enjoying views of Lake Geneva from some holes. There are a variety of training programmes offering personalised instruction for all levels, including those dedicated to children during the summer holidays.

For children:

KID'S CLUB 3 months-11yrs (free of charge). Open daily from 08.30-18.00hrs Children free to select activities including: Treasure hunt – Cake and Pastry Workshop – Mini-Olympics – Circus Acts – Giant Draughts Board – Swimming Pool - Disguises – Shows – Making puppets and wooden toys – Making mobiles –Clay models TEEN'S CLUB 12-18yrs (free of charge). Painting - Sculpture – Glass engraving - Climbing wall – Pony – Ski – Tennis – Football – Archery – Sledging – Dance – Adventure maze – Grass hockey – Rollerblades – Swimming pool – Tracking animals KID'S POOL: Yes PLAYGROUND: Yes BABYSITTING From €9.50 per hour (up to 2 children) BABY FACILITIES ON REQUEST Highchairs, sterilisers, baby baths and changing mats

Pool:

Yes

Price guide:

Guide price from £4257 low season to £7121 high season. Based on 7 nights, 2 adults and 2 children sharing two connecting residence rooms including breakfast, transfers and return flights from London.

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Manoir Atlantique, Nr Biarritz
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Manoir Atlantique 

Big enough for:

up to 18

Location:

This lovely Basque style mansion set in beautifully landscaped grounds in Les Landes, a bustling lakeside town only 7km from the golden sandy beaches on the Côte d'Argent, just north of Biarritz - perfect for child friendly holidays of the very luxe variety.

Accommodation:

Original parquet floors, wood panelling, marble fireplaces and a splendid oak stairway showcase the traditional elements whilst neutral tones and modern facilities add the contemporary touch. Each of the nine bedrooms is individually designed and decorated and the only difficult decision to make is which one to choose! 

All bedrooms are tastefully decorated, and most en -suite. All bedrooms are either Double or Double/twin rooms.

Spread over three floors, offering lots of space for large groups with plenty of spacious living accommodation as well as TV room, Billiard room , dining room , terraces with dining areas. 

The outside areas consist of large lawned areas, fenced pool, dining area with pool bar. 

Facilities:

6 acres of grounds and woodland. Lawned garden. Tennis court (hard surface), table tennis, badminton, croquet, boules. Dining terraces. Summer kitchen (oven, hob, dishwasher, sink, fridge). Barbecues. Shower room. Hot tub.

WIFI is available at the villa.

For those staying on a self catering basis, the kitchen is well stocked and meals can be arranged and are payable locally.

 

Pool:

Private fenced and heated swimming pool (15m x 7m) with corner steps.

Additional Information:

From 23th May to 26th September 2015 the price per week is for the property on a 'Catered' basis only. The 'catered' price includes the following:

  • Champagne reception (soft drinks for the children)
  • Daily breakfast (Full English and Continental breakfast) served on the poolside terrace, in the grand dining room or in the privacy of your own room, if preferred
  • Daily afternoon tea with a selection of cakes, muffins, biscuits, fresh fruit, tea, filtered coffee, hot chocolate, soft drinks & juices
  • Two lunches:
    • A gourmet BBQ served on the poolside terrace; wine/beer/soft drinks included
    • A 3-course lunch served on the poolside terrace; wine/beer/soft drinks included
  • Four gastronomic 4 course evening meals with complimentary regional wine served either inside in the grand dining room or alfresco-style, on the poolside terrace. An à-la-carte wine list will also be available
  • Drinks minibar by the pool
Sleeps:
18
Price guide:

From £3495 in low season on a self catering basis

For the fully catered weeks prices start at £7495 for up to 10 guests, or from £10250 for up to 18 guests

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Imperial Grecotel
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Corfu Imperial Grecotel Exclusive resort.

Location:

Surrounded by water and three sandy blue flag beaches on the lovely Kommeno Peninsula, just 12 kms from Corfu Town - which is very atmospheric and great to visit. Corfu is a beautiful island – with a very green and wooded interior and stunning beaches and tiny bays/villages on all coasts- and is very easy to get around and explore. This resort has rooms, bungalows and villas with private pools, all of which create the effect of a small village. The resort is located close to golf courses and horse riding. Families are very much welcomed here and the hotel has a kids club and many childrens amenities that can be pre booked, such as sterilisers, kettles, night lights, safety gates etc making this an easy option for those looking for a baby friendly luxury holiday. Good selection of accomodation options to suit every need.

Accommodation:

Rooms can interconnect, making perfect accomodation for families or take a villa with pool(ideal for extra space and flexibility with resort facilites), or bungalow in the gardens. The rooms are decorated in a warm, comfortable style with pretty soft furnishings. Deluxe Bungalow suite – an open-plan bedroom, lounge and dining area with furnished terrace or balcony. Junior Bungalow suite : suite on the beachfront with direct access to Famous Class beach and semi-private garden. Open plan bedroom and lounge area consisting of two 3-seater sofas. Outside furnished terrace or balcony. One bedroom suite – ( main building) spacious lounge/dining. Separate master bedroom with queen-size bed, en-suite marble bathroom, Jacuzzi. Two balconies with views over pools, gardens and sea. Villas: variety of villas with one, two bedrooms, or three bedrooms, some with kitchen, most without. Some villas have private pools, or direct sea access. Via the sun deck. Spacious accomodation perfect for families.

Facilities:

One main freshwater pool, one indoor pool, three sandy beaches, four restaurants from fine dining to all day brasserie, bars, and also villa dining available for more intimate dinners or family gatherings. Fitness club and spa with beauty treatments, sauna, gym, steam bath, heated indoor pool. Tennis club, 2 floodlit tennis courts, coaching available. Watersports, windsurfing, pedaloes, water skiing, sailing and scuba diving. Mountain bikes available to hire. Table tennis.

For children:

Grecoland corner is open from 10am -2pm and from 4pm – 6pm from April to October. The club is free of charge and qualified multi lingual personnel offer affectionate and careful supervision for children aged 3-12 years. Painting, games and competitions are among the activities available. A playground comprises the children’s club. Meals can be provided if requested. Cots and highchairs available. Babysitters available. Children`s Amenities : Baby bath, potty, changing mats, safety gate, bottle sterilising kits, bottle heating facility, kettle and night light are all available but need to be requested at the time of booking and are at an extra charge. Children’s bathrobes and toiletries are provided.

Price guide:

from £5000 – based on a family of four in connecting rooms including flights and breakfast

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Sainte Anne
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Sainte Anne Resort and Spa

Location:

Set on a 200 hectare private island, the luxury Sainte Anne Resort & Spa is just 15 minutes by boat from the main island of Mahe and surrounded by a protected marine park, so you can enjoy staying on a private island, without a tortuous journey! The entire hotel was renovated in 2008 and is now all villa - and offers a relaxing and luxurious environment in which to enjoy a very special holiday. 3 stunning beaches - 2 very sheltered, fascinating flora and fauna, which can be explored on trekking paths, and wonderful snorkelling. During the turtle laying season, you may be lucky enough to see the turles laying their egss - and then 2 months later, seeing the babies hatch and make theri way to the sea.

Accommodation:

All villa resort - luxury and stylish accommodation: all of the 87 individual, freestanding villas are sea facing, with open terrace and gazebo, en suite bathroom as well as an outdoor shower. 29 of the villas also have private swimming pools and gardens. Accommodation is perfect for families, with a majority of the villas providing two bedrooms - but there are plenty of one bedroom options for smaller families, and a 3 bedroom villa for larger groups. All set within luxuriant gardens, leading to the stunning beaches.

There is an optional all inclusive meal plan, which is great value and suits the carefree mood of the island experience entirely, and is FREE for children under 5 yrs of age.

Facilities:

Hard to imagine an activity which isn't available on this island paradise....Spa, waterports, tennis, yoga, gym, trekking, snorkelling, kayaking, pedaloes, diving, ayurvedic treatments, deap sea fishing, aerobics, pilates, snooker, table tennis, volleyball, badminton

Child Care:

The Kids club for children aged 3 to 12  is located close to the reception, at the heart of the hotel, and offers a wid range of exciting activities, many nature based - such as glass-bottom boat trip,botanical trek,trip to Moyenne Island, bicycle rides, pedal boat, kayaking, cookie baking, coconut painting.

Babysitting for younger children too.


 

For children:

Kids club, babysitting, tennis tuition, watersports

Spa:

Fabulous Clarins spa with a wide variety of treatments, for serious pampering.

Price guide:

From £1560 per adult to £2500per adult depending on season, for 7 nights, including flights and transfers, and on b&b. Half board or all inclusive at a supplement.

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St Regis Mardavall
Location:

Exclusive luxury hotel just outside (9kms) the historic capital Palma, on the beach at Punta Negra with its secluded rocky coves and sandy beaches perfect for a baby friendly holiday. Stylish traditional Mediterranean architecture and the largest collection of contemporary art on Mallorca. Wide range of facilities including a kids club and spa. Three golf courses for guests to use via private shuttle service.

Accommodation:

The hotel is designed in traditional Mallorcan style, most of the modern and very spacious rooms and suites offer spectacular sea views and have state of the art fittings. Rooms have private furnished terraces and luxury marble bathrooms, cutting-edge office equipment,hand-made furniture. Rooms,junior suite, executive suite or a 2 room Royal suite available. Luxuries include feather beads and down-filled duvets, Egyptian cotton sheets, internet access in rooms.

Facilities:

Altira SPA, offering a wide range of natural medicines and holistic therapies. Indoor and outdoor pools. The hotel three golf courses – equally appealing to beginners and top players. Five restaurants, and a walk in wine cellar. The hotel also offers a dine around service at the Arabella Sheraton and the Castillo. Personal butler on request.

For children:

The Family lounge is for ages 3-12 years, babysitters available to accompany younger guests to the kids club. 2 very shallow childrens pools, huge sand pit, selection of outdoor and indoor activities and equipment. Swimming and golf lessons, excursions for older children. Babysitting available at extra cost. Childrens menu

Price guide:

from £1500 per adult. One week for a family of 2 ads and 2 children for example, from £7500-£8500 depending on season, based on two Grand Deluxe Garden View Rooms, including breakfast, flights and transfers.

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Casa Tramuntana, Mallorca
Big enough for:

8

Location:

Set in a peaceful, rural location on a hillside in the Campanet Valley, with views to the Tramuntana Mountains and surrounded by stunning scenery, this stylish and spacious villa is quiet and secluded, perfect for those wanting a peaceful baby friendly holiday in luxurious surroundings, but still within easy reach of beaches (20 mins) and amenities. Palma itself is just 30minsaway –and has a wealth of smart shops, excellent restaurants, stunning cathedral and a lively art and culture scene, with many galleries/theatres etc. The villa has a large pool which is gated for the safety of younger children, and good outside spaces for them to enjoy.

Accommodation:

The spacious interiors are stylishly and comfortably furnished throughout. The living room is equipped with TV, DVD and CD players. The large double bedroom on the ground floor has a king-size four poster bed which can also fit a cot, if required. The master bedroom on the first floor is also very large. The twin bedrooms at first floor level share a separate dressing room. There is an open-plan dining room, open-plan kitchen and a sitting room.

Facilities:

barbecue, table tennis table, washing machine and dryer wifi

Pool:

12 x 5m, and gated in a beautiful position and surrounded by a large furnished sun terrace, also with pool house, with shower and fridge.

Price guide:

From £2015 - £3550 per weekly rental depending on season

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Villas on the Beach
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Big enough for:

1-6

Location:

Ideally located overlooking a lovely west coast beach, and yet just a few mins stroll from all the facilities of Holetown - shops, restaurants, cafes etc. 

Accommodation:

With uninterrupted sea views from the exceptional swimming pool, Villas on the Beach is directly beside the long sands of Holetown and offers a range of one, two and three bedroom apartments set around a large lagoon pool. Generously sized and enjoying gorgeous ocean views from private open balconies, they were designed by respected Caribbean architect Ian Morrison, and are  furnished for comfort and style, with bright highlight tones adding individuality to a cool neutral colour palette.All are fully air-conditioned, and each has an open-plan living/dining room with doors to a furnished terrace or balcony, and bedrooms with en suite bath or shower room. 

Facilities:

Shared lagoon pool, pool towels included,  cook service, washing machine, dishwasher, flat Screen TV (cable), DVD player, CD player • Telephone. (Facilities may vary from villa to villa).

Maid/Laundress service up to 6 hours, 6 days per week (some units have maid service only) • Linen change twice weekly • Air conditioning • Resort security • Cook Service Inclusive at some units, with cook preparing 2 meals a day, 6 days per week (Staff usually have one day off a week, cost of food is not included, shopping is available for an additional fee)

 

Price guide:

A 1 bedroom apartment ranges from just £1530 for a week May-14 Dec, to £2355 from 11 Jan-30 April, and a 2 bedroom ranges from just  £1,885 to £3,295 per week for the same dates. Flights extra.

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Elounda Gulf Villas
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Elounda Gulf Villas, Gulf of Mirabello

Big enough for:

2-8

Location:

Near the resort of Elounda, on the hillside above the exclusive Porto Elounda Hotel . Excellent facilities all around and lots to explore. These are some of the most luxurious villas in the Mediterranean, with the service and standards only usually found in 5 star hotels - all with magnificent views, privacy and elegance. The centre of Elounda with shops, restaurants and bars can be reached in 5-mins drive or 15-mins stroll - or you can make use of the butler service and have your meals delivered a great option for those travelling with young children and looking for an easy baby friendly luxury holiday.

Accommodation:

Sleeps 2 - 8. Each villa is sumptuously appointed in classical Aegean style. 3 air-conditioned bedrooms, 2 bathrooms with jacuzzi bathtubs and bathrobes, living room with satellite tv, cd and DVD, open-plan and very well-equipped kitchens, floor-level lighting. The space adds to the overall feeling of luxury, enhanced by the terraces and views from the private pool. There is even an internet connection and pcs can be provided on request.

Facilities:

private pool, satellite TV, dvd, cd player, oven, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, bathrobes, internet connection, terrace, butler -service available

Child Care:

Babysitting available on request

Pool:

private with underwater-massage jets

Price guide:

Prices £3570 - £6265 per 7 nights including maid service, buffet breakfast served in the Argo restaurant and a welcome pack. Durations of less than 7 nights available.

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Borgo Di Campioni, Tuscany
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Borgo Di Campioni, Tuscany

Big enough for:

10

Location:

This lovely luxury house has a fantastic location in the hills of western Tuscany yet within easy reach of Lucca, Florence and not too far from the beaches at Forte Dei Marmi. Borgo di Campioni is a beautifully renovated farmhouse set amongst woods and fruit orchards, and with stunning views over the olive groves in the surrounding countryside. The villa has lots of spacious rooms, a lovely garden and a gated pool making it ideal if you're travelling with baby or children on board.

Accommodation:

High ceilings with wooden beams, terracotta floors, and exposed stone walls. Spacious rooms with large windows overlooking the surrounding hills. Ground Floor - Entrance hall, living room with dining area and working fireplace, suite with living area and 1 double bedroom en suite, 1 guest bathroom ( also suitable for wheel chair use) First Floor - 1 double bedroom en suite, 1 twin bedroom en suite, a family suite - 1 twin bedroom interconnecting to a double bedroom, both share a bathroom. Lots of flexibility with this house, with lots of eating areas, lounges, and bedroom options, perfect for a large family group or a couple of families travelling together.

Facilities:

Fenced and heated swimming pool, Jacuzzi, air conditioning throughout, central heating, broadband internet included, satellite television, baby cot & high chair on request, table tennis, wine bar.

For children:

Fenced, heated pool, table tennis, broadband

Pool:

12m x 6m solar heated and fenced swimming pool, pool house with fully equipped kitchen and covered al fresco dining area. The garden is also well lit so long evenings outside can be enjoyed to the full.

Price guide:

£3657 -£5301 per weekly depending on season

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Asterias Suites, Halkidiki
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Asterias Suites, Halkidiki, mainland Greece.

Location:

Set on their own beach and private marina, these 50 suites offer the utmost luxury and privacy. Part of the Sani Resort, the villa-style suites are surrounded by a 1,000-acre ecological reserve of forests, white-sand beaches and clear waters awarded a Blue Flag for cleanliness.

Accommodation:

Built from hand crafted stone, marble and wood, the junior, standard and deluxe suites are individually designed in a contemporary style. Bathrooms feature Jacuzzis and Dr Hauschka products, while bedrooms have wrought-iron beds, Fette linen, Italian furnishings and satellite TV, DVD and CD players. The suites overlook the marina, lined with galleries, tavernas, shops and ouzeris. Private beach.

Facilities:

Water Bar & Lounge and Water Restaurant, serving delicious Mediterranean dishes, enjoy views of the yachts and lagoon-style pools. Private candlelit dinners on your suite terrace and wedding banquets can also be arranged. Waterskiing, diving, windsurfing and tennis are available. Beauticians and therapists offers in-room treatments such as Reiki and Shiatsu, or rejuvenate in the Sani Resort's wellness centre. All the facilities of the Sani rersort (including the Prada beach shop!!) open air cinema (high season) and numerous pools, restaurants etc are open to guests at the Asterias suites.

Child Care:

Creche from 6 mths from end April and Melissa Mini Club from 4-12 yrs, open 27 April to 31 Oct Teen Club from 13 to 16yrs open Jul-Aug.

For children:

Wide variety of activities such as mini Olympics, picnics, sandcastle building. Childrens swimming pool and playground. Nannies and babysitters available for younger children. Also 'babe watch' beach programme, where a team of babysitters will watch your children for up to 30 mins so you can have a swim or just relax. Childrens menus on request.

Price guide:

From £3000 to £8500 for a family of 4, one week including flights and transfers.

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Villa Tenuta della Tuscia
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Villa Tenuta della Tuscia

Location:

Located in acres of pretty gardens is this elegant country house, peacefully secluded in the hills of northern Lazio.

Just 45km from beaches at Tarquinia. and the centre of Rome being only 61km away this is a great base for any family wanting to explore the sights and then retreat to the tranquility of this luxury villa. The local town of Capranica has all local amenities as well as the train station and is only 5km away.

Accommodation:

Beautifully restored villa with hand crafted brick floors, elegant formal rooms and light spacious airy rooms.

The sitting room, study, dining room and kitchen with large breakfast table are complemented, at lower ground level, by an enormous, social space, with cool, pale flagstone floor, vaulted ceiling, and access to the poolside with table tennis. 

The four bedroom layout really lends itself well to a couple of families staying together with two master bedrooms and the other bedrooms shared out over two sides of the house, giving each or group the flexibility of their own space. two further twin rooms as well as extra beds available in ante rooms.

The lower ground floor has relaxed seating and space for table tennis, as well as tow shower rooms, this area opens out onto pool area.

 

Facilities:

WiFi is available, extra shopping service, cook service on request.

 Plasma satellite TV (with 200 channels, including movies in sitting room and kitchen) , DVD player,  Hair dryer (each bedroom),

 Barbecue, Table tennis.

 Security system

Pool:

Large private fenced pool in pretty gardens and lawns. 4m x 12m with built in steps. 1.30m deep (uniform depth). Solar shower.

Pool towels are provided

Additional Information:

Maid 4 hours, 4 days per week, Linen change weekly,  Welcome pack.

The villa staff are available to assist with cooking (hazelnut tart a speciality!), shopping, personal laundry for an additional cost as required.

A cot and high chair are available for those families travelling with baby or toddlers.

Sleeps:
10
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Columbia Beach Resort
Location:

Situated on an unspoilt stretch of coastline half-way between Pafos and Limassol, the Colombia Beach Resort is also close to some of the island's finest archaeological sites. This truly exclusive resort is beautifully set overlooking Pissouri Bay and the blue waters of the Mediterranean. Low-rise buildings, all individually designed, cluster round an 80-metre waterway connecting indoor and outdoor pools and leading down to the beach through beautifully landscaped gardens.

Accommodation:

Most of the 94 suites have balconies or terraces overlooking the sea and pool, though a few look inland over the unspoilt countryside and the resort's superb gardens. There are some two-bedroom suites, while others interconnect for families. All are beautifully designed, with vaulted airy ceilings and natural fabrics setting the tone, and all have air-conditioning, ceiling fans, satellite TV and ensuite bathrooms with king-size tubs and separate shower stalls.

Facilities:

Choice of fine dining, local cuisine and international restaurants, bars and cafes. Large outdoor swimming pool connected to heated indoor pool. Children's pool. Two floodlit tennis courts, 2 squash courts. Health Spa offering beauty treatments. Gym, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Steam room. Watersports on the beach.Two golf courses within easy reach. Scuba diving.

For children:

Organised children's activities (3-12 years old) from July - Sept. Games room. Play area. Babysitting.

Price guide:

Two people sharing a Standard Sea View Room for 7 nights with breakfast daily plus return flights from Gatwick to Paphos and private transfers From £850 per adult.

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Rocco Forte's Verdura Golf & Spa, Sicily
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Rocco Forte's Verdura Golf & Spa, Sicily

Location:

Perched above a sweeping one-mile private beach and set at the end of a beautiful valley of ancient olive and orange groves Verdura Golf & Spa Resort combines hip contemporary style with traditional Sicilian motifs. Just a few minutes from the town of Sciacca and about one hour’s drive from Palermo. This is a superb luxury resort by the renowned Forte group – and offers an ideal combination of luxurious accommodation, excellent service, excellent food, a wide range of facilities for both adult and children. An ideal destination for all seasons for families looking for a very luxurious resort in an unspoilt and fascinating setting.

Accommodation:

203 sea-view rooms. All rooms are air-conditioned, with telephone, Plasma TV, iPod hook-up, clock radio, safe, mini-bar, private bathroom, DVD and CD players, yoga mats, beach bag, twice-daily maid service. There are interconnecting rooms for families and a variety of suites which are perfect choices for those travelling with baby or children, or both.

Facilities:

Four restaurants, 5 bars, gym, sauna, Spa, 45 holes of golf, 6 floodlit tennis courts, tennis, aerobics, basketball, volleyball, football, table-tennis are all complimentary, Cook school, Bicycle-hire, 3 swimming pools: 1 60m outdoor infinity pool, 1 children’s pool, 1 lap pool at the spa, Pebble beach with floating jetty and wooden platforms, 24-hour room service, dry-cleaning and laundry service, free WiFi access in all public areas, express check-in and check-out, concierge service, boutiques. The beach has parasols, double-size loungers, beach restaurant and waiter service. Situated at the heart of the resort, Verdura’s spectacular 60m infinity pool enjoys stupendous views of the sea, while a second pool at the 11-treatment room spa is part of a fabulously indulgent, architectural wonder that also houses a glass-walled gym, a yoga room, hammam, four thalassotherapy pools and sauna. The jewel in the resort’s crown is its two 18-hole championship courses and one 9-hole course, which thread their way between orange groves and the sparkling sea. Designed by leading golf course architect Kyle Phillips, they are considered among the top courses in Italy. Dining is overseen by Michelin-starred Fulvio Pierangelini .

For children:

Children’s Club (4-12), Teen ‘Hang-out’, children’s pool, babysitting. Younger children can attend the creche by prior arrangement (local charge for the extra staff)

Price guide:

7 nights from £1,598 per adult for a week low season to £2,764 per adult high season.

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Conrad Algarve
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Conrad Algarve

Location:

Located in the beautiful Quinta do Lago area of the Algarve, the elegant and luxurious Conrad Algarve is the perfect destination for a family holiday.

 

Accommodation:

Conrad Algarve comprises 154 spacious rooms and suites, interiors are modern in design with attractive bathrooms, spacious balconies and featuring the latest technology. The hotel boasts the most exclusive accommodation on the Algarve with the Roof Garden Suite, boasting an indoor swimming pool with retractable roof and expansive roof garden with private access to the spa.

Deluxe rooms are spacious and all rooms come with in room media centre, including DVD player, MP3 player, Wi-Fi, stocked mni bar,Nespresso machines, rain shower and bath tub.

 

Facilities:

Beach shuttle service, cooking classes, 18 hole gof course close by, floodlit tennis court,  Spa, fitness centre

Child Care:

Kids club from 3 -12 years, ope five days a week in the summer season.

charges are frm €29 per day

For children:

Family friendly pool, gaes consoles for rental, children playground

Additional Information:

Aside from the array of facilities at the Conrad, you might also like to explore the activities and excursions located around the area including; chartering a boat to go big-game fishing, scuba diving, exploring Ria Formosa with a guide, bird watching in the wetlands, taking a sunset boat trip, enjoying beach water sports, biking tours and taking wine tasting tours at Quinto dos Vales. There are also many sights of interest located on the east and west of the property such as Faro’s Carmo Church, the fishing port of Olhao and the castle of Silves.

Price guide:

From £719 per person (low season) including flights

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Can Almendra
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Can Almendra, Mallorca

Big enough for:

10 ( plus 2 at extra cost)

Location:

This spacious and tastefully furnished country estate is situated in a peaceful, rural position about 20 minutes from the beaches at Porto Christo and Calla Millor.

Accommodation:

Surrounded by 4 acres of land this lively house decorated with a warm country style, with fantastic outside areas and an open, airy interior. The main occupancy of Can Almendra is 10 guests. On request however and at extra cost, 2 additional guests can be accommodated in the separate annex near the pool area. The annex has twin beds and a small shower room.

Main house consists of well equipped kitchen , open plan living space opening onto terrace, cosy snug, spacious dining room, and laundry room First floor study area and two ensuite bedrooms with access to terrace.

The studio ( accessed via kitchen and extrernally) with double bedroom and kitchenette, The Guest apartment ( accessed internally and externally) has double and twin room with living area and kitchen. The separate annexe near the pool is available on request at extra cost and has twin beds,

Facilities:

Air Conditioning, Barbecue , Boules, Children's Play Area, Internet Access (Wireless Broadband), Library (CD's), TV (Satellite TV with English Channels) Washing Machine & Dryer

For children:

Sandbox in the garden, childrens toys available in the villa The internal staircase can be enclosed with a safety net for families with very young children.

Pool:

Gated kidney-shaped swimming pool (approx. 10 x 8 m)

Additional Information:

Closest shops/restaurants: Sant Llorenc (5-10 -minute drive), Manacor (5km), Porto Cristo (8km), Cala Millor (10km) Nearest airport: Palma Airport - 60km Nearest beach: There are a great variety of sandy beaches within 15-20 minutes

Sleeps:
10
Price guide:

From £4788-£7421 depending on dates and occupancy

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Cap Maison
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Cap Maison

Location:

The lovely new Cap Maison resort offers something new to St Lucia: the style, personal service and calm ambiance of a luxury boutique hotel, with the flexibility of self catering. Located in Cap Estate on the north of the island, with magical views over the ocean to historic Pigeon Island and across to neighbouring Martinique, the hotel is the ideal location for discerning guests with babies or young children, looking for something intimate and chic which also offers space and flexibility. Rodney Bay with a wide variety of restaurants, bars and shops is but a five minute drive away.

Accommodation:

Spacious and luxuriously appointed one, two and three-bedroom suites, which together create a 50 room, boutique style luxury hotel, with 22 extremely elegant yet comfortable villas, complete with large terraces and verandahs, tiled floors, state-of-the-art kitchens, spacious bedrooms, en suite bathrooms and elegant, stylish furniture. Ocean view Villa Suites and Ocean view Grand Villa Suites also feature a pool or Jacuzzi. Spacious and stylish accommodation offering the flexibility and freedom of self catering. (NB, for safety, children are only accommodated in the ground floor suites).

Facilities:

Gourmet al fresco cliff-top restaurant with panoramic sea views, pool bar/swim up pool bar, gym, spa, 24 hour concierge/security, gift shop, infinity pool, courtyard pool and big screen tv room. Saint Lucia’s championship golf course is just three minutes away, as are tennis and horse-riding.

For children:

babysitting and nannies can be arranged.

Price guide:

A guide price per adult per week is £1,518.00 (June to September) plus £100 per infant (under 2) based on a deluxe garden view room and includes flights and private car transfer.

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Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort
Stay:

Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort

Location:

Southwest coast of St Lucia in between Les Pitons right on beautiful white sand beach. Based on site of original sugar mills, with colonial architechture alongside Caribbean pastels with abundant gardens everywhere, La Jalousie is a truly beautiful place to stay.

Accommodation:

Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort comprises 78 beautiful Luxury Guestrooms, Luxury Villas and Luxury Beachfront Bungalows. Each of the accommodations feature a plunge pool (you might want to request one without if lively toddler with you) within a private patio area, complimentary internet access, large flat-screen televisions, iPod docks, (you might want to request one without if lively toddler with you). A/C and ceiling fans, mini bars, partially covered verandahs,

Facilities:

swimming pool 4 restaurants 3 bars 4 tennis courts, squash fitness and spa centre non motorised watersports small playground on beach

Child Care:

Own children’s club on site for 4-12 year olds, plus great programme of offsite trips for same age group - but parents can go along too with younger ones if desired. Nannies and babysitters happily arranged for younger children at around £5 per hour. Great for a couple of hours sitting while they nap and you relax on the beach or at the spa, or just an extra pair of hands to amuse at the beach/round the pool. One of the most child-friendly luxury properties in the Caribbean.

Additional Information:

A range of complimentary water sports are on offer that include windsurfing, kayaking and snorkelling, other sports facilities include a jogging track, tennis (new astroturf/sand courts were put in place in 2012) and beach volleyball. Take to the water with one of the eleven dives offered by Dive Sugar Beach at the PADI Dive Centre in resort.

Price guide:

From £2875pp 7 nights .

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Gloria Verde, Turkey
Stay:

Gloria Verde, Turkey

Location:

Located close to Belek, This lovely resort is ideal for a family holiday, children’s clubs and excellent facilities ensure there is something for everyone. The All Inclusive option makes everything so easy with everything laid on to make for the most relaxing, stress free family holiday.

The Gloria Verde is the smaller of the three hotels on the wider resort.

Accommodation:

Stylish and modern rooms offer peaceful garden views, with a choice of standard rooms, junior suites offering additional space with a sitting area and suites featuring separate bedroom and living rooms.

A selection of Two Bedroom Verde Family suites and villas are the perfect choice for families seeking more space and privacy and are a great value option for groups of friends travelling together.

Facilities:

There are a total of nine pools, including five for children, in addition to the water park. For adults there is a multitude of sport activities are available from tennis to ten pin bowling. Two 18 hole golf courses lie at the heart of the resort to challenge golfers of all abilities. Relax at the Spa offering saunas, a steam room, a Turkish hammam and fitness centre, as well as a range of treatments.

Child Care:

The kid's club ( 4-12 years) offers a veritable host of facilities including mini cinema, play rooms, basketball, volleyball, indoor and outdoor pools, aqua park, electronic games and a mini golf course. There is also a creche for infants, as well as a baby kitchen for preparing meals. The crèche is at extra charge for ages 1-3 years

For children:

The Teenager Club offers an attentive yet non-intrusive team of dedicated staff to ensure they are entertained with activities that include boccia, volleyball, water polo, pool games and movies.

Gogi Fun Jungle, located between Gloria Serenity and Gloria Golf Resorts is available to kids aged up to 14 years old offering Comfyland with interactive games and toys for children aged 0 - 6 years, Gogi Town and Crazy Jungle, an electronic games area and a Fun Wall. An additional fee is payable for Gogi Fun Jungle.

Additional Information:

Gloria Verde Resort offers Half Board and All Inclusive programmes throughout the year, during the summer season those staying in a Family, Deluxe or King Suite or Villa are automatically upgraded to All Inclusive

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Borgo Egnazia Puglia Italy
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Borgo Egnazia Puglia Italy.

Location:

Set just a few hundred metres from the sea in a perfect central location in unspoilt Puglia, this very stylish luxury resort is perfect for families travelling with baby or children.  Bordering the ancient ruins of Egnazia to the north, and the unspoilt village of Savelletri to the south, Borgo Egnazia offers a central location from which to explore the surrounding region such as the labyrinth-like caves of Castellana, the intricate baroque architecture of Lecce, and the intriguing trulli in towns such as Ostuni, Cisternino Alberobello. The whole region is a very happy combination of fascinating towns, olive groves, sandy beaches and bright turquoise sea. The resort is ideally suited for all ages, perfect for babies, children teenagers and grown ups - and even at peak season it feels calm as there is so much space.

Accommodation:

The resort is an oasis of style and calm – rooms and suites(63) are decorated entirely in shades of white, and locally quarried limestone walls harmonise with the decor’s cream and taupe hues, creating a stunning contrast to the sapphire sea and sky. Fittings are top notch:from sumptuous bedding to serene spa-style bathrooms. There is a village area too, where one- and two-bedroom townhouses offer an elevated level of exclusivity, complete with simple self catering facilities, private Arab gardens, balconies and rooftop terraces. There are also 28 three-bedroom private villas – with the same calm, stylish décor and high quality fixtures. The villas have private gardens, rooftop terraces overlooking the sea, and each villa features its own private pool and wraparound terrace. Villas can also be interconnected to accommodate families and large groups with up to 12 bedrooms.

Facilities:

2 excellent restaurants plus beach bar/restaurant, 18-hole San Domenico Golf,One indoor and three outdoor swimming pools, Tennis courts – On site cooking school – Egnathia Spa,Beach Club, with an array of water sports, Game room with billiards and board games, Kids club and facilities from 8 mths –13 yrs, fully stocked onsite library, nearby sailing, wind and kite surfing, horseback riding, soccer and kart racing, cycling. Excellent programme of activities for adults and children

Child Care:

creche and kids club from 8 mths – 13 yrs:

For children:

Diverse range of activities, including baking, face painting, swimming, scavenger hunts, cultural exploration, obstacle courses, pottery filmaking and more;sleep room and soft play area for toddlers;Teenager zone, featuring Wii and Playstations ;Designated creative and role play areas;Chef’s garden. Plenty of family activities on offer such as cycle/horse rides.

Spa:

Fantastic spa with a wide variety of treatments using local products

Price guide:

One week in late May/early June, from around £4k for a family of 4 in a one bed suite, flights extra. Interconnecting rooms from around £6000 plus flights

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Sani Beach Club
Location:

Sani Beach Club is ideal for families. Set within the Sani resort and located within a secluded bay, overlooking Mount Olympus and the Aegean Sea. Beautifully refurbished rooms offering discrete luxury and contemporary design, guests receive first class service, superb facilities in beautiful surroundings.

 

Accommodation:

All 205 refurbished guestrooms, set in landscaped gardens, feature a terrace or balcony with furniture. Decorated in a cool contemporary style with, flat screen TV’s, a DVD player, tea/coffee-making facilities, and bath with tropical shower and some with separate shower. The junior suites are more spacious and feature a private pool or garden with sun loungers.

Standard double bungalow – sleep up to 2 adults and 1 child located on ground floor with terrace furnished with rattan table and chairs. Floor to ceiling windows with garden or sea view.

Double bungalow – sleep up to 2 adults and 2 children located on the first floor with two sofa beds and a double bed. Furnished balcony. Spacious bathroom. Panoramic windows with sea view.

Family Room – consists of two double bungalows interconnecting and sleeps up to 6 people. Located on the first floor.

Junior suite – Sleeps up to 2 adults and 2 children with either a private garden or pool and sea views

Facilities:

Nautical Lounge, pool snack bar, main bar, and main restaurant, ouzerie and beach bar restaurant. Fitness studio overlooking the Aegean Sea, Wi-Fi internet access in public areas,  Water-skiing, diving, windsurfing and tennis are available. As well as Archery, aerobics, and beach volley ball.

My Spa with indoor heated pool, floor to ceiling windows overlooking the Aegean Sea, sauna, steam bath, treatment rooms, relaxation area.

All the facilities of the Sani resort including the dine around programme for Half Board guests. Complimentary shuttle to the marina where an open-air cinema (high season) and numerous restaurants etc are open to guests at the Sani Beach Club. 

Child Care:

Creche – 6 months – 4 years – daily 1000-1300, 1500-1800.  from 30 Euros per day.

Mini Club from 4-12 yrs, Teen Club from 13 to 16 open Jul-Aug. Wide variety of activities such as mini Olympics, picnics, sandcastle building.

Separate children’s swimming pool and playground. Babysitters. also available

Additional Information:

Direct scheduled flights to Thessaloniki around 3.5 hrs, one hour private transfer

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Villa Petros
Location:

Ideally located on a hillside just 150 m from the beach and 200m from the nearest mini-market, this lovely, spacious villa is an ideal choice for a relaxed child and baby friendly holiday in the glorious unspoilt surroundings of North east Corfu. Just 1km from Avlaki with its beaches and tavernas, and just 1.5km from lively Kassiopi, the villa offers peace and tranquillity yet with all facilities close to hand.

Accommodation:

Spacious and with cool, comfortable, contemporary decor, this is a truly delightful villa, with seaviews across the rooftops and just a couple of minutes stroll to the beach.There are 4 bedrooms, all en suite, and a double and twin on each floor - making the villa ideal for 2 families sharing. There is also a children playroom with beds, which can sleep an extra 2 small children. The lounge is spacious, with comfortable sofas and a large LCD TV, and there is a further sitting room on the first floor. The country style kitchen is well equipped and has a dining area. The villa has lovely terraces with comfortable seating and dining furniture, well established gardens with lawn, and a fenced and heated (both optional) pool.

Facilities:

Air con (bedrooms), wi fi, satellite TV, CD player, heated and gated pool, BBQ, safe.Solar heated pool. Optional cook and boat hire service (subject to availability)

For children:

Playroom, gardens, fenced and heated pool. High chairs and cots available

Pool:

Optional fenced and heated pool. 8mx5m

Sleeps:
8
Price guide:

From £1657 to £3826 per weekly rental (flgihts extra) - based on 8 sharing. Reduced prices for smaller groups.

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Reid's Palace
Stay:

Reid's Palace

Location:

High above the the Atlantic waters of Funchal Bay and framed by 10 acres of landscaped gardens.

Accommodation:

164 guest rooms and suites, airconditioned with marble bathrooms, tvs. Addional beds available in most rooms

Facilities:

Range of restaurants, pools, tennis, horse-riding, watersports, boat hire, daily activity programme.

For children:

Complimentary club for 3-13 years available half-terms and main holidays, crèche, babysitting.

Price guide:

From £1210 pp 7 nights b&b

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Shangri la's Le Touessrok Resort and Spa
Location:

Designed in Mediterranean village style this recently refurbished glamorous, contemporary and romantic resort overlooks 5 white sand beaches and coves. The majestic resort lies on a beautiful stretch of sandy coast with magnificent views of Trou d’Eau Douce Bay and is the very essence of cool, modern elegance basking in the tropical warmth of Mauritius.The hotel has a wonderful choice of immaculate, white sandy beaches to enjoy. In addition to the resorts main beach there are 2 small islands both a short boat ride away, with guests having exclusive use of Ilot Mangenie.

 

Accommodation:

The accommodation is split between the main beach and an island linked together by a ‘Venetian’ bridge. The rooms and suites are equipped with the latest in-room technology and come with contemporary furnishings and expansive views of the Indian Ocean. There is a choice of stylish accommodation from deluxe rooms to suites - many of which interconnect, making them ideal for families with children.

 

Facilities:

Kids and teens club, babysitting, watersports, dive centre, tennis, golf, superb spa with wide variety of treatments, wide variety of restaurants

 

Child Care:

Great facilities for all ages - The Robin Hood Kids Club is free for 2 to 11 year olds. (babysitter required for 2 to 3 year olds at extra charge) Fantastic forest theme with tree house and rope walks.

For children:

All sports available and educational excursions possible. Children also have access to a whole range of free sporting activities, from waterskiing, sailing and windsurfing (using special, child-sized equipment) to tennis, basketball and riding. Kids club with babysitters for younger children and  teenagers club too.

Price guide:

From around £1500 per adult for a week on b&b including flights, depending on season and room type

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Masseria Ferrantino
Big enough for:

6-10 ( 3 bedrooms main house, 2 in annexe)

Location:

Stunning, luxury, modern villa in unspoilt Puglia. Contemporary, light decor, lots of space. Great location - just 2km from shops, restaurants and a great bakery in Carpignano, and a ten minute drive from the white sands and chic beachfront bars of Torre dell’Orso . The beautiful town of Lecce, with its baroque architecture and fabulous restaurants is just 20 km away. Brindisi airport is just 65 km away, and Bari 170km

 

Accommodation:

Huge timber doors lead to the courtyard, which is large enough for a game of badminton and houses a pizza oven, barbecue and big dining table under pergola shade. An external staircase leads to a sun drenched roof terrace, an arched portico shelters the doorways to three en suite bedrooms, and shuttered French windows link the al fresco space with an open-plan living room and kitchen, where stainless steel and contemporary art complement country style furnishings.

A guest annexe provides a further two bedrooms, while additional outdoor space comes in the walled garden which surrounds a fifteen metre pool and lovely al fresco lunch spot. Full details are:

Ground Floor

  • Open plan sitting room with dining and kitchen area
  • Utility room
  • Master double bedroom with bathroom with separate shower en suite
  • Double bedroom with shower room en suite
  • Bunk bedded room with shower room en suite.
  • Note: all bedrooms in the main house open onto the courtyard and do not interconnect

Upper Level

  • Terrace

Guest Annexe

  • Double bedroom
  • Bathroom
  • Double bedroom (small double bed) with further additional double sofa bed

 

 

Facilities:

Washing machine • Dishwasher • Microwave • WiFi • Basic Italian SKY satellite TV with sport • DVD player • Stereo system for iPhone/iPod • Heating (payable locally) • Toys & books for children of 1 - 12 years • Pizza oven • Charcoal fired Weber barbecue

Private pool: 15m x 6m, 1.2m - 2.5m deep,with built-in steps. Pool towels included. Changing room and WC.The pool is open from mid May until mid September. Outside these dates, the pool can be opened on request for an extra charge.

Maid Service 3 hours 2 days per week (including changeover day) • Welcome pack • Linen change once per week on Saturday (extra changes are available on request for an additional cost)

Cook Service available on request, booking fee applies

For children:

Toys & books for children of 1 - 12 years

Pool:

The pool and pool terrace can be closed off from the bedrooms

Price guide:

From £2657 to £4282 depending on season, per weekly rental.

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Church Point Two
Location:

Lovely, simply furnished villa with a superb, sought after West coast beachfront location(gate leads from garden to beach), with the shops and restaurants of Holetown a 5 min walk. Lovely Mullins beach is just 10 mins drive, and all the main attractions within easy driving reach.

Accommodation:

A simply styled, contemporary villa offering comfortable accommodation, a relaxed informal atmosphere, inclusive cook service, and lots of outdoor space. Within the house, the ground floor is occupied by the kitchen and open-plan living/dining room, which opens on to a covered patio sitting area. Upstairs are two bedrooms and a brightly furnished sundeck. In the adjacent ‘cottage’ there is a kitchenette and the third bedroom, a layout which may work well for  a family with teenagers, grandparents or nanny. All three bedrooms have air conditioning and en suite shower room. Outside, there are lawned gardens with plenty of natural shade from mature trees, and a barbecue and dining area, while a walled patio houses a plunge pool.            

 

 

                                                                                                                                                               

Facilities:

Pool, 3.5m x 3m, 1m-2m deep. Pool towels included

Washing machine • Dishwasher • TV (cable) • DVD player • CD player • Telephone • Internet connection • Safe • Hair dryers • Air conditioning in bedrooms • Ceiling fans • Built-in barbecue

Sleeps:
6
Price guide:

From £2447 - £3910 per weekly rental, depending on season. Rental includes Maid/laundress up to 6 hours, 6 days per week • Night watchman 7 days per week • Gardener • Air conditioning • Cook Service Inclusive with cook preparing 3 meals a day, 6 days per week, within these hours: 8:30am-1:30pm & 5:30pm-8:30pm (cost of food is not included, shopping is available for an additional fee)

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Villa Petra Manna
Big enough for:

2-6

Location:

The villa’s prime location on the exclusive Costa Smerelda means you are only a five-minute stroll from beautiful La Celvia beach with its stunning curve of golden sand and clear blue water. Therea e restaurants too within a 500m stroll - and the small town of Abbiadoru is just 4km away, with Porto Cervo itself just a quick drive (9km) and the airport at Olbia just 30 mins of so (29km).

Accommodation:

Villa Petra Manna is  omething quite different architecturally speaking: designed by Savin Couelle (whose father designed the famed nearby Hotel Cala di Volpe) the villa has a striking open-plan lounge and dining area presented in the style of a fabulous cave-like labyrinth. This leads out into the garden and pool area, complemented by superb views of the coast and distant mountains. 

The three bedrooms come as two doubles and one twin in this split-level property. The two doubles benefit from a terrace or a veranda, with all bedrooms enjoying en-suite shower rooms and air-conditioning. A guest bathroom is also located in the property, while a simple kitchen area, storage cellar and laundry facilities complete the internal layout. Outdoors is a barbecue area with granite dining table perfect for evening meals.

Layout:

Split level lounge/dining area with two patio areas, guest bathroom, simple kitchen, steps leading down to laundry room and store in basement. Steps leading down from lounge to double bedroom, en-suite shower room, outside terrace. Steps leading up from lounge to second double bedroom with en-suite shower room and terrace. Shower room and twin bedroom.

 

Facilities:

Free form private pool (8m x 4m), barbecue, private parking, dishwasher, microwave, oven, hob, fridge freezer, television, DVD player, Wi-Fi, air-conditioning in bedrooms.

Price guide:

From £5575 - £10205 per week depending on season, accommodation only (flights extra). Can also be priced with flights and car hire if preferred.

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The Annabelle
Location:

Located right on the seafront, with superb seaviews, and just a few moments stroll along the new promendade to Paphos - with its castle, cafes, restaurants and shops. Just a 20 min transfer from the airport, and with plenty to explore nearby.

Accommodation:

The Annabelle sits within six acres of lush landscaped gardens overlooking the picturesque fishing harbour of Paphos and the Mediterranean Sea. The cool and peaceful interiors, meandering pools and beautiful tropical gardens creates an ambience of unpretentious elegance.

Each of the 218 airy rooms and suites offer garden or sea views from their private terrace or balcony. Upgrade to one of the suites at The Annabelle which have additional features such as heated Jacuzzis or private plunge pools- and there are interconnecting rooms which are ideal for families.

Facilities:

24 Hour Room Service Babysitting Creche Kids' Club (Available at Almyra Hotel) Live Band Most Nights Teens' Club A La Carte Restaurant/s (x 4) Bar (x 5)

Pool table Squash Table Tennis Tennis court Fitness Centre Sauna Spa (Located At Almyra Hotel Adjacent To Annabelle)Steam Room/Hammam Swimming Pool

Child Care:

Creche, kids club (at sister hotel the Almyra) and teenager club (selected dates), babysitting, baby equipment pre -ordering service

For children:

Creche, kids club (at sister hotel the Almyra) and teenager club (selected dates), babysitting, baby equipment pre -ordering service

Spa:

Excellent spa at the adjacent sister hotel The Almyra.

Price guide:

From around £1000 per person for week, depending on season, including flights and transfers on b&b.

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St Regis Mauritius Resort
Location:

This luxury resort is sandwiched between the dramatic Le Morne Brabant Mountain and an indulgent stretch of white sand beach, just 45 mins transfer from the airport.

 

Accommodation:

Accommodation is set in  two-story colonial style building  surrounded by exotic palms and lawns.Think lazy verandas and exposed balconies - interiors are at once refined and casual, with ceiling fans, a mix of colonial and exotic features, a soothing colour scheme and comfortable furnishings. There is a wide choice of well appointedaccommodation, from rooms, to suites and also 1/2/4 bed villas, ideal for families. And  for complete relaxation: butler service for every room.

Facilities:

Outdoor swimming pool, Three restaurants, Beachfront bar and grill, Exclusive dining area, Bar, Library, Iridium Spa, Hair salon, St Regis butler service, Two executive boardrooms, Function room, Windsurfing, Kite surfing, Kids’ club, babysitting.

 

Child Care:

Kids club from 4 yrs, nannies for younger children

For children:

Children under the age of 3 stay free of charge on a half board basis when sharing with parents and two children between the ages of 4-11 stay free of charge on a half board basis when sharing with parents. Baby sitter on request.

Spa:

Iridium Spa with a wide variety of treatments

Price guide:

From £2400 per adult (before any offers) for 7 nights including flights and transfers

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Can Tierra
Big enough for:

6

Location:

C'an Tierra is set in an enviable location, at the foot of the Tramuntana mountains, in peaceful countryside, yet just a short drive to all the amenities of unspolit Pollensa (4km), and the sandy beaches of Puerto Pollensa and Cala San Vicente (8km).The stylish Son Brull Hotel & Spa (restaurant and spa open to external guests) is close by - just 2.5km and there is much to explre in the region - such as the S'Albufera National Park (6.4km), Alcudia with its fascintating Old Town 7km. Beautiful Soller (62km), and Deia (70km) are within easy reach for a day trip - as is Palma - with its cathedral, art galleries, theatres and excellent food and shopping.

Accommodation:

This luxury 3 bedroomed villa has excellent facilities and a lovely contemporary/traditional design. Beneath the beamed ceilings of Ca’n Tierra’s interiors, traditional pieces are juxtaposed with modern artworks, tiled floors are sprinkled with oriental rugs, and there is a very contemporary twist on country style, most notable in the well equipped kitchen, which is open to an attractive dining room and leads out to the barbecue terrace. 
A stylish sitting room and two bedrooms complete the ground floor; while the upper level is a private enclave for the spacious master suite, where there are French doors from both the bedroom and its huge bathroom to a generous balcony, with great views over the garden to rolling hills and distant mountains and the sea visible in the distance. Outside, wrap-around terraces are covered for shade and furnished for dining.  and relaxation; and an inviting pool (optional fencing)is sunk into broad lawns, with clustered palms, floral borders, and table tennis.

Facilities:

Washing Machine •  Dryer • Dishwasher • Microwave • TV with DVD player  • WiFi  • Air-conditioning (in bedrooms)  • Built-in barbecue

Private pool 9m x 5m, up to 2m deep with shallow end. With removeable pool fence (please request on booking). Pool towels provided.

Optional cook service (subject to availability), maid service included in rental, mid week and Saturdays.

For children:

Optional pool fencing, gardens, table tennis

Pool:

Private pool 9m x 5m, up to 2m deep with shallow end. With removeable pool fence (please request on booking). Pool towels provided

Price guide:

From £1422 to £3633 for the weekly rental, depending on season. Flights and care hire extra.

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Westin, Costa Navarino
Stay:

Westin, Costa Navarino

Location:

Stunning luxury resort on the unspoilt Peleponnese coast of mainland Greece In the Messania region, around 1hr by car from the airport at Kalamata. Mainly free from mass tourism, Costa Navarino has not only glorious sunspoilt beaches but a history of more than 4,500 years, offering much to explore: palaces and vaulted tombs from the Mycenaean era, classical temples, Byzantine churches and medieval castles, all set in a breathtaking sun-drenched, lush landscape that enjoys a temperate climate, making it an ideal year-round destination. It is a land of rolling hills and rugged mountains, protected bays and beaches, and broad valleys of lush olive groves, fields and vineyards.The Westin resort is located on a breathtaking stretch of sandy beach with famous Olympia, Mystras and the Temple of Apollo Epicurius, as well as Ancient Messini, the Palace of Nestor, are all within easy driving distance. As well as offering a truly luxurious environment in which to relax and play, the resort also offers numerous opportunities to learn more about the region:guests are encouraged to discover the beauty and culture of the southwestern Peloponnese by joining in traditional activities ranging from fishing to olive oil and wine-making, or simply mingle with the local community.

Accommodation:

Inspired by old Messinian mansions, the resort’s low-rise villa clusters use natural stone and local design elements to create a motif in perfect harmony with the landscape. There ae 445 deluxe rooms and suites, 123 with private infinity pools and interconnecting deluxe and infinity rooms ideal for families. Décor is modern, luxurious, contemporary and room fittings are of a very high standard .

Facilities:

18-hole championship Dunes Course, designed Bernhard Langer, managed by Troon Golf, has spectacular sea views and is the first signature golf course in Greece. The 3500m2 Dunes Club House accommodates a standalone golf academy, pro shop, restaurant and bar facilities all of which extend on to a spacious terrace. Childrens crèche and club from 8 mths –12 yrs. “Anazoe” spa and Thalassotherapy center. Dining Navarino Racquet Academy offers an extensive range of exciting racket sports in an innovative environment, all coordinated by our professional coaching team. Lessons can be arranged for all levels, whether you are looking to learn in a group, or on a one-to-one basis. Hiking, Mountain Biking, or Climbing are all available – with instruction and guidance for both beginners and experienced hikers, mountaineers or cyclists. Sports Centre featuring Ten Pin Bowling, Squash, Basketball, Badminton, Indoor Volleyball, Five-a-side Soccer, Indoor Cinema, Video Games, American Diner Huge choice of restaurant options – 11 different restaurants and bars – everything from simple sandwiches to gourmet dining. Many family-friendly options. For children: 2 specially designed areas:"Cocoon" for infants and "SandCastle" invites young guests to discover a specially designed youth hub with exciting activities. A trully educational and creative environment, including over-night stays, as well as water-related sports and exciting activities where they can practice the martial arts of ancient Sparta; unearth secrets as a junior archaeologist or delve into the magical world of Greek mythology. Beach club Cocoon care centre for children from 8 mths - 3 years SandCastle Children's Club for children 4- 12 years The Village featuring retail outlets, dining options, outdoor Cinema and Theatre facilities Sports Center featuring Ten Pin Bowling, Squash, Basketball, Badminton, Indoor Volleyball, Five-a-side Soccer, Indoor Cinema, Video Games, American Diner Outdoor Activities to include ropes course, climbing tower, mountain biking, hiking and Nordic walking Tennis

Child Care:

Cocoon care centre for children from 8 mths - 3 years SandCastle Children's Club for children 4- 12 years

Price guide:

One week for a family of 4 in a junior suite in September around £2950 half board. Flights extra. Interconnecting rooms and larger suites available

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Porto Sani Village, Halkidiki
Stay:

Porto Sani Village, Halkidiki Greece.

Location:

Porto Sani Village is an exclusive luxurious suite hotel with junior, standard and deluxe suites located at the heart of the Sani Resort. It enjoys a peaceful setting, surrounded by glorious gardens, close to an exclusive sandy beach and next to the private Sani Marina.

Accommodation:

The newly refurbished suites are stylishly designed, with luxury bathrooms, living areas, and a furnished terrace. They offer spacious accommodation for parent/s with childen.

Facilities:

The Artemis restaurant serves American buffet style breakfast and a four-course dinner. The exclusive Byblos gourmet restaurant and the open-air Lagoon Brasserie offer excellent à la carte dining. In the marina are boutiques, shops and a variety of Greek and international restaurants and tavernas. The resort offers a 'dine around' programme with a choice of more than 25 restaurants and bars, as well as a full day and evening entertainment programme, including cabaret, live music, folklore shows and events. The wide variety of sports includes water sports with windsurfing, paragliding, scuba diving, sailing, six floodlit tennis courts (with coach), a mountain bike centre and hiking. During the summer, the Sani Festival is staged in the open air of the Sani Hill and the Sani Art Gallery hosts exhibitions of paintings, photographs and sculptures.

Child Care:

Creche from 6 mths and Melissa Mini Club from 4-12 yrs, open 27 April to 31 Oct Teen Club from 13 to 16yrs open Jul-Aug.

For children:

Wide variety of activities such as mini Olympics, picnics, sandcastle building. Childrens swimming pool and playground. Nannies and babysitters available for younger children. Also 'babe watch' beach programme, where a team of babysitters will watch your children for up to 30 mins so you can have a swim or just relax. Childrens menus on request.

Price guide:

From £2100 to £5300 for a family of 4, for one week inc flights and transfers.

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Le Meridien Chia Laguna
Location:

The recently renovated 4 star Meridien Chia Laguna is situated in Southern Sardinia close to a string of stunning beaches, sand dunes and beautiful lagoons.Various historic sights such as The Tower of Chia and the ruins of the Phoenician city, Bithia, are located nearby. Capital Cagliari is around 45 mins drive. The hotel offers a relaxed, luxurious yet family-friendly environment that works well for all ages.

Accommodation:

Le Meridien Chia Laguna is composed of two different hotels; a cluster of 300 cottage rooms (perfect for families) of various categories and 76 Laguna hotel rooms. Cottage rooms are as a guide, 4star, and the hotel rooms 5 star (prices varying accordingly). Bedrooms and cottages are decorated in a charming combination of modern and rustic furnishings and have a balcony or patio and all have air conditioning, shower, WC, satellite TV and minibar.

Facilities:

Three swimming pools surrounded by sun loungers and umbrellas, 4 tennis courts, 4 restaurants (one à la carte and a beach restaurant open June – September), 4 bars, boutique, craft shop, health and beauty centre, riding, watersports mini golf plus 18 hole golf course nearby, open air amphitheatre and cinema. A complimentary mini train takes you to the long stretch of fine sandy beach, just 700 metres from the hotel – children love this, but you can walk instead if you prefer,of course!

For children:

Nursery for 6mth – 2 yrs olds, Miniclub 3 – 11 year olds. Babysitting, kids pool, teens centre, enetertainment

Price guide:

7 nights from £895 per adult, between: 18/04/2014 - 23/05/2014 Half Board, Village: Classic Room without Balcony

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The One & Only Royal Mirage
Stay:

The Royal Mirage

Location:

The Royal Mirage pays tribute to Arabian architecture and hospitality on a truly regal scale and is considered the most stylish resort on Jumeirah Beach. Alluring and mysterious, the Royal Mirage recreates the spirit of the Orient. 25kms from Dubai International Airport.

Accommodation:

162 charismatic guest rooms and 10 elaborately styled suites, all of which have a sea view, private balcony or terrace.

Facilities:

Three restaurants, Roof-top bar and Tea Lounge, Spectacular outdoor Amphitheatre for gala dinners and shows, Temperature controlled free-form pool deck with islands shaded by gazebo tents, Free shared use of all the comprehensive facilities of the neighbouring Palace, including the impressive Health & Beauty Institute and oriental Hamman at the Residence & Spa

Child Care:

KidsOnly provides imaginative fun for children aged 2 to 11 years – but 2-4 yr olds must be accompanied by a babysitter – which the hotel can arrange.

For children:

'Al Koufa' is a magical fortress that boasts both indoor and outdoor play areas. Set amidst the rolling landscape and palm trees, the natural shade and comprehensive indoor arena, allows children to play in safe and stimulating surroundings. . Babysitting can be arranged.

Price guide:

From £1500 per person for 7 nights B&B in a deluxe room. This price includes flights.

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Daios Cove, Crete
Stay:

Daios Cove, Crete

Location:

Opened in 2010 Daios Cove is nestled in a stunning area of natural beauty in North East Crete. It combines a great selection of luxury accommodation, all great for families of any size, excellent childcare and has a private beach perefct for a child and baby friendly luxury holiday. Close to Agios Nikolaos, offereing restaurants, shops etc and a good base for excursions to historical sites such as Knossos, or trips to the island of Spinalonga. This resort is great for families looking for spacious accommodation, great childcare combined with modern luxury.

Accommodation:

With a great selection of luxury rooms, suites and villas, Daios cove really does offer suitable accommodation for everyone. Choose from deluxe rooms with or without pool to luxury suites, and villas. Deluxe rooms - The luxurious rooms have a modern and elegant decor in calming tones. The room's 42sqm includes an open plan double bedroom and living area, an en suite bathroom with separate bath and shower and a balcony. These are available with either partial sea view, sea view, or a sea view with private pool. ( 2 adults, 1 child) Junior /One & Two bedroom suites enjoy furnished terraces, sea views, some have private pools and they also benefit from Club style service. One/Two/ three bedroom villas - Located on the private cove's waterfront these double level villas have beautiful views. Consisting of a bedrooms with king sized bed, en suite bathroom, separate living area, extra bathroom and a private heated pool on the terrace area. These can accommodate between 4-7 people.

Facilities:

Relax by the pools with views over the beach or at the private sandy beach itself. Take time out in the spa or adults only pool, while the kids have fun with organised activities. The private beach, has water sports. Scuba diving and sailing are available. Restauarnts include a traditional Greek Taverna, to modern Italian, and themed nights. Rooms come with stocked mini-bar, i-pod docking stations, WiFi, and satellite tv.

For children:

The new purpose built creche facility is for children from 4 months to 4 years old. For older chidren (4-12 years old) they can enjoy themselves discovering dinosaurs, superhero stories, Cretan pirate adventures and space explorers in the Daios Kids Club under the guidance of multilingual professional nannies. Monday - Saturday (April to October), 10am - 1pm and 3pm - 6pm. Creche For 4 months to 3 years, From 22 Euros for one session for 2-3 years and 30 Euros for one session for 4 - 48 months. Kids' Club For 4 to 11 year olds,. Complimentary and pre-bookable service

Price guide:

7 Nights from £459 per adult Low Season 7 Nights from £1175 per adult High Season Including flights, and transfers.

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Ikos Olivia Halkidiki
Location:

Set amidst 22 acres of ancient olive trees and fragrant firs, the elegant and contemporary Ikos Olivia brings another level of luxury to all inclusive resorts in the Mediterranean. Enjoying its exclusive Gulf of Toroneos location on the Halkidiki Peninsula in Northern Greece, this stylish resort offers spacious grounds and manicured lawns that lead down to the white sands and refreshing waters of the Aegean.

Accommodation:

A collection of 136 chic and spacious rooms are housed in the main building plus 159 private bungalow suites scattered throughout the grounds, some featuring private gardens and pools. One and Two Bedroom suites are the perfect choice for families seeking luxury and space, while those in the Deluxe Collection will benefit from a complimentary spa treatment, exclusive pool and beach area, one special dinner on the beach and a bottle of Champagne on arrival, amongst many other exclusive benefits.

Facilities:
  • 24 Hour Room Service
  • All Inclusive Hotel
  • Board Games
  • Dance Classes
  • Kids Activities
  • Teens' Club (Open 1 July - 1 September Only)
  • Wi-Fi internet access (Complimentary)
  • A La Carte Restaurant/s
  • Bar
  • Cooking Classes
  • Football Academy
  • Kids Club
  • Badminton
  • Basket Ball
  • Beach Soccer
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Bocce Ball
  • Darts
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Bikes (Additional Charge)
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis Academy
  • Tennis court (x 2)
  • Volleyball
  • Banana Boat Rides
  • Canoeing
  • Catamaran
  • Complimentary Non-Motorised Water Sports
  • Dive centre
  • Dive Courses
  • Jet Skis
  • Motorised watersports (Additional Charge)
  • Pedalos
  • Sailing
  • Snorkelling Equipment
  • Water Polo
  • Water Skiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Aerobics
  • Aqua Aerobics
  • Fitness Centre
  • Pilates
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Steam room
  • Swimming Pool (+ 1 x Adult Only Indoor Pool)
  • Yoga
  • Zumba
  • Ouzo - Start your day in a serene way at this beachfront restaurant. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Ouzo is a Greek specialty restaurant offer a la carte traditional Greek treats with a modern twist. Reservations are required
    Opening Hours: Breakfast 07:30 - 11:00 / Lunch 13:00 - 15:00 / Dinner 19:00 - 22:30

    Fusco - This beach front restaurants serves mouthwatering Italian cuisine. Enjoy both indoor air conditioned or al fresco dining at Fusco, with an a la carte menu offering traditional Italian favourites accompanied by a superb selection of wines. Reservations are required.
    Opening Hours: Dinner 18:30 - 22:30

    Anaya - Take a journey through Asia with exquisite flavours from China, Thailand, India and more at this poolside a la carte restaurant. Reservations are required.
    Opening Hours: Dinner 18:30 - 22:30

    Provence - Located on the ground floor of the main building, this a la carte restaurant serves Provencal dishes and sensational flavours of France all accompanied by a selection of carefully chosen wines. Reservations are required
    Opening Hours: Breakfast 07:30 - 11:00 / Lunch 13:00 - 15:00 / Dinner 19:00 - 22:30

    Flavours - Located at the beach front with stunning views of the beautiful landscaped gardens, this elegant restaurant offer Mediterranean style buffets.
    Opening Hours: Breakfast 07:30 - 11:00 / Lunch 12:30 - 14:30 / Dinner 18:30 - 21:30

    Dine Out - A unique concept, included in the Infinity Lifestyle™ All Inclusive programme, Ikos Olivia invites you discover an evening of authentic Greek hospitality and traditional recipes at some of the best local restaurants in the neighbouring village of Gerankini. As well as enjoying this unique experience you are contirbuting to the local businesses and economy. Reservations are required

Child Care:

Creche and Kids Club, operated by UK-based Worldwide Kids Company. The team will organise age appropriate fun activities for children aged 4 - 11 years throughout the season and at Just4Teens for those aged 12+ during the summer holidays. A number of sporting academies take place throughout the peak season for an additional charge, families with babies are catered for at Heros Creche where babies as young as 4 months are welcome (at an extra charge)

Offers:
Spa:

kos Spa is a luxurious haven where you can indulge in a superb collection of treatments from the renowned French beauty brand Anne Semonin where only natural ingredients and the finest essential oils are used. The spa comprises six treatment suites, fitness studio, indoor/outdoor heated pool, Hammam, Sauna, steam bath and ice plunge pool. 

Price guide:

Great value all inclusive - from £395 to £795 per adult depending on season, including flights and transfers.

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The Residence, Mauritius
Current Offers:

Receive one complimentary room for up to 2 children (aged under 13 years), plus parents stay 7 nights pay for 5 and receive complimentary half board.
Offer valid from: 01 May 2017
Offer valid to: 30 September 2017
Book by: 31 August 2017

Stay:

The Residence,Mauritius

Location:

Situated on the east coast, alongside a mile-long beach of immaculate white sand and fringed by tropical gardens, The Residence Mauritius is a wonderfully luxurious hotel popular with families.

Accommodation:

Consists of Garden View rooms, Ocean View rooms and Ocean Front rooms all with terraces. There are also 6 Junior Suites (86 sq m), 12 Senior Suites (106 sq m) and 2 Royal Suites (220 sq m). All the rooms are spacious and decorated with light coloured woods, terracotta tiles and natural fabrics. They consist of ensuite marble bathrooms, a private terrace or balcony and a small living area. The Senior Suites and 2 Royal Suites have separate lounges. Children up to 12 years sharing a room with parents can be accommodated as follows: Garden View, Ocean View and Ocean Front rooms – 2 adults, 1 child (3 to 12) or 1 baby (0 to 3). It is also possible to have inter-connecting standard rooms. Junior Suites – 2 adults, 1 child (3 to 12) and one baby (0 to 3) Senior Suites – 2 adults and two children (3 to 12)

Facilities:

There are 3 restaurants: The Dining Room overlooks the pool, The Verandah is by the pool and The Plantation is an ocean front restaurant. The Sanctuary Spa offers a wide range of the Swiss La Prairie therapies

For children:

Great facilities including crèche (from 3yrs) and private nannies. Small kids pool, high chairs, cots. In addition, childcare from 6mths - 14 yrs during the summer months with Powder Byrne. The Planters Kids Club is open to children from 3 to 12 years and is complimentary. Opening hours are 9am to 10pm – closed 5.15pm to 6.30pm. The activity programme includes treasure hunts, snorkelling classes, sports and competitions, body painting, the Internet, hikes and picnics, glass bottom boat tours, theme days, pony rides and much more. Evening entertainment is also offered with fashion shows, plays and films and activities based on fairy tales

Additional Information:

In addition to the superb beachfront freeform swimming pool, there are plenty of water sports available including waterskiing and windsurfing. On land there are tennis courts and horse riding to enjoy.

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Jebel Ali Beach Hotel
Stay:

JA Jebel Ali Beach Hotel 

Location:

Located 40 minutes drive from Dubai airport and about the same from Abu Dhabi airport (as a less busy option!) Jebel Ali Beach Hotel is only 15 minutes from Dubai Marina and its popular Jumeirah Walk with shops and cafés, a true resort and retreat away from the hustle of the city.

Accommodation:

Rooms are stylish and fresh, with sea facing rooms being the most popular as well as family rooms which sleep up to four.Superior rooms with VIP priviledges and suites also available.

 

Facilities:

9-hole par 36 championship standard golf course with floodlit driving range, putting and pitching greens, Golf academy with PGA instructors.

 International Shooting Club (5 minutes away), and the resort offers horse riding stables, camel riding, tennis, squash, a range of water sports, three temperature-controlled swimming pools (one seawater), Dive centre and a beautiful Spa 

Child Care:

The new creche here starts taking children form 4 months, and up to 4 years when they can go onto the kids club.Two sessions available - 10am - 1pm nd then 3pm -6pm and prices vary depending on the age of the children.

Children in the kids club also have an evening session between 6pm and 9pm. The Kids club is free of charge.

Babysitting also available

 

For children:

Teeneagers  from 12 years, can take art in activities run by the teen club and includes water sports and other activities under supervision.

Price guide:

Prices start from around £519pp for 3 nights including flights.

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Sofitel The Palm
Location:

Situated on the eastern side of the Palm Jumeirah Island, the luxurious and Polynesian style Sofitel The Palm opened in July 2013. Ideally located on a private 500 metre stretch of beach with views to the Arabian Gulf, Sofitel The Palm is the ideal choice for a luxurious yet family friendly holiday.

 

 

Accommodation:

 

The Sofitel The Palm has a Polynesian theme and the  361 guest rooms and suites follow this theme and are stylishly decorated with ivory, artwork and with fuchsia or turquoise accents. There are a variety of room types including interconnecting rooms and suites which work well for families - but there are also 1-2 bed appts with kitchen facilities - offering self catering flexibility with full resort facilities - a winning combination which is difficult to find in Dubai. Accommodation is set amongst pools and palm trees, with linen parasols and beach cabanas. The Sofitel brand is known for excellent service, and this sparkling resort is no exception.

Facilities:

 

     

  • Sola  24 Hour Room Service
    • Business Centre With Internet Access
    • Butler Service (in Suites)
    • Valet Parking
    • Wi-Fi internet access
    • A La Carte Restaurant/s
    • Al Fresco Dining On The Deck
    • Bar
    • Beachfront Restaurant
    • Kids Club
    • Fitness Centre
  • Spa
  • Spa & Massage Treatments
  • Swimming Pool

 

Child Care:

Comprehensive kids club for 4-12 yr olds, with good indoor and outdoor areas along with 2 dedicated pools and slides. Babysitting available.

For children:

Comprehensive kids club for 4-12 yr olds, with good indoor and outdoor areas along with 2 dedicated pools with slides and waterfalls. Babysitting available. Good teens activities and close to the famous Aquaventure waterpark.

 

Price guide:

From approx £5500-£7000 for a a week for a family of 4 inc flight and breakfast, depending on season.From £4000-£5000 for a week inc flights and breakfast for 2 adults and an infant, depending on season.

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Tamarind
Location:

Set on Paynes Bay on the lovely West coast of Barbados, refurbished just a couple of yeas ago, the intimate Tamarind is one of the most elegant hotels in the area with some of the most modern, contemporary and elegant facilities on the island - as family-friendly as it is an exclusive adult escape. It's an easy 45 min or so transfer from the airport, and the central West coast location is ideal for exploring this fascinating island - from the wild east coast beaches to the quieter Northwest beaches and towns. Tamarind by Elegant Hotels offers complimentary water taxi between Elegant Hotels' other west coast properties, along with complimentary transportation to Bridgetown Monday to Saturday. One of the islands favourite and best loved restaurants, Daphne's, is located directly next door The Tamarind.

 

Accommodation:

 The 104 rooms and suites all mix contemporary style with traditional Caribbean colour splashes. One bedroom suites or interconnecting junior suites are ideal for families, and the ocean view rooms are stunning - virtually right on the beach. The accommdoation is set in well established gardens, which have a wonderful relaxing, leafy feel.

 

 

 

 

Facilities:
  • Babysitting
  • Boutique
  • Business Centre With Internet Access
  • Kids' Club
  • Live Entertainment
  • Teens' Club
  • Weddings Abroad
  • A La Carte Restaurant/s
  • Bar
  • Cocktail Bar
  • Kids Club
  • Poolside Cafe and Bar
  • Complimentary Non-Motorised Water Sports
  • Hobie Cats
  • Kayaks
  • Snorkelling Equipment
  • Water Skiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Beauty Treatments
  • Fitness Centre
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool (x 3 Including An Adults Only Pool)
Child Care:

State-of-the-art Kids Club 'Freddie the Flying Fish', offers a fully supervised childrens programme for children aged 3 - 12 years, the club is operated by trained, professional staff with a wide range of fun-filled activities. Teenagers are also catered for at Club Tamarind offering a contemporary lounge where friends can relax

For children:

Kids club, babysitting, teenagers activities and lounge with games consoles, watersports, family-friendly restaurants with kids menus and early sitting, some evening entertainment 

Price guide:

From £1500 per adult for 7 nights inc breakfast and flights low sason, high season from £2300

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Shangri–La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa
Current Offers:

30% off accommodation rates
Offer valid from: 16 December 2016
Offer valid to: 02 January 2018

Stay:

Shangri–La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa - Composed of three separate hotels, each offering an excellent range of accommodation and superb service. Al Waha is the most suitable for families as it houses the kids club and has interconnecting family rooms.

Location:

Oman makes a great alternative to Dubai – with very little building work, the beaches are gorgeous, and there is much to explore culturally in Muscat. The Shangri-La sits on the edge of a private bay – beautiful beaches, where loggerhead turtles lay their eggs. Composed of three separate hotels, each offering an excellent range of accommodation and superb service. Al Waha is the most suitable for families as it houses the kids club and has interconnecting family rooms. It’s still possible of course to stay at or if staying at Al waha, to enjoy the facilities at all of the other hotels – Al Husn (six star luxury) and Al Bandar.

Accommodation:

Standard rooms will accommodate up to two adults and a child, and family rooms consist of two separate interconnecting bedrooms, one double and a twin..The childrens room is equipped with playstation and DVD. All rooms have a balcony or terrace and are sea facing. Rooms are decorated in a clean modern style with comfortable bright furnishings.

Facilities:

6 restaurants as well as 7 mire casual dining outlets and pool bars, 4 tennis courts, fitness centre, spa, scuba diving on site. Omani heritage village, Souq shopping area. The hotel is located on 450 metres of private beach with lifeguards. Lazy river, three freshwater swimming pools and a childrens pool.

Child Care:

Little Turtles Childrens club, open all year with childcare for ages 4-12 years. Free of charge although some activities are extra. Open from 10am to 6pm and contains childrens play area, childrens pool and supervised activities.

For children:

Babysitting also available from 6 months plus, bookable in advance. Children are allowed in all restaurants apart from those in Al Husn, childrens menus are available as well as high chairs etc. Childrens amenities in request – sterilising kits, baby baths, potties etc. Childrens books, DVD’s/Videos, board and video games on request. Adventure Zone, a new indoor play area for children, opened in May 2010. Housed within this facility are exciting drop slides, play equipment and themed party rooms. Located in Al Mazaar Souk, adjacent to the Omani Heritage Village, it is open to both hotel guests and local residents or visitors. Younger guests can join the Toddler Zone for under threes with a soft play area, ball pool, padded climbers etc. Internet stations are available and there are daily Nintendo Wii Sports challenges.

Price guide:

from £5200 for a week, based on a family of four in an interconnecting family room, including flights, transfers and B&B. From around £1300 per adult for a week inc flights, based on a double room.

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Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort
Location:

This stylish and luxurious resort is set in an enviable central Algarve location, just 6 km from Vilamoura with its shops, restaurants, harbour and beach. Around 40 mins transfer from Faro, with Lagos, Sagres, Cape St Vincent, medieval Silves, Monchique and Tavira ar all within easy reach.

Accommodation:

Stylish and well appointed rooms and suites, including family rooms with separate bedroom and lounge - butler service in some suite types.

Facilities:

5 restaurants inc sushi bar, 3 pools (one adults only), childrens pool and playground, tennis, football, yoga, pilates, fitness room, sauna, Spa, creche and kids club, comp shuttle to beach

 

 

 

Child Care:

Creche and kids club 1-12 ys, babysitting

For children:

Childrens pool, playground, kids club and creche 1-12 yrs, healthy childrens menus, entertainment and sports activities, mini disco

Spa:

Excellent spa with comprehensive range of treatments

Price guide:

From around £2500-£5500 for a week for a family of 4 inc flights, depending on season.

From around £2200 to £3700 for a family of 2 adults and an infant

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Villa Claire
Location:

Villa Claire is a delightful, two-storey modern villa situated in a quiet rural area on the outskirts of Vence. Opportunities for outings are countless. The historic walled town of Vence with many shops and restaurants is only 5 minutes away by car, as is the medieval hilltop village of St-Paul-de-Vence. The nearest beaches are found within 3 miles at Cagnes sur Mer or Villeneuve Loubet. Nice, with its buzzing markets, night life and airport is conveniently located 6 miles from this charming French Riviera villa.             

Accommodation:

 This is a wonderful new villa, light and airy and built to very high quality standard throughout. Families will find it a perfect spot for a relaxing vacation with an excellent flat lawn with palm and olive trees and magnolias - an ideal space for children to play and a fully fenced swimming pool.  On the ground floor there is the Living/ dining room (flat screen TV, stereo), two French doors to covered terrace.Guest WC. Kitchen, open plan separated from dining area by breakfast bar. Master double bedroom (1.60m), TV, French doors leading onto terrace with view of pool and garden, dressing room and ensuite shower room, WC.   

On the first floor, there are 3 double bedrooms and a small twin room, plus a bathroom and guest WC                                                                                                                                                          

Facilities:

Gated non chlorine swimming pool, lawned garden, wi fi, maid service (Saturdays), heated pool (May to Sept), pets welcome by prior agreement, air con, gas BBQ, parkign for 2 cars

For children:

Fully fenced pool, large flat lawn

Pool:

Fully fenced, 9.x4.50m heated May - end Sept

Sleeps:
10
Price guide:

From £1895 - £3995 per weekly rental, depending on season

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Les Galets
Location:

This spacious contemporary villa has perhaps the ideal central Cote D'Azur location. Just 3 miles from Nice airpo