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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.
Four Seasons, Limassol
Stay:
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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Perdepera Beach Resort
Location:
Perdepera Beach Resort is located on the eastern side of unspoilt Sardinia with lovely views of both the coastline and long sandy beach and of magnificent mountains behind. The resort has a relaxed and intimate feel, with single storey accommodation set is lovely gardens.
Accommodation:
Accommodation is set in terraced villas which are split into individual rooms, built in traditional Sardinian style, with colourwashed walls set amongst landscaped flower gardens, close to the beach. Double, triple and family rooms are available, which all have their own private terrace where you can relax and enjoy the shady gardens around you. All rooms are fully air-conditioned with their own television, en-suite bathroom, fridge and safe. Beach towels are also provided.
Facilities:
Superb range of facilities an activities, most with optional tuition, such as watersports, tennis, fitness classes, mountain biking. Pool, beach, wi fi, lovely restaurant with excellent food - a mixture of buffet and a la carte evenings:The Perdepera Beach Resort is run on a full board basis, with wine, water and soft drinks all included at lunch and dinner.
For children:
Childcare and activities from 4 mths to 17yrs. Baby Club 4-11 Months Cost 2014: 6 mornings (9am to 12.30pm) - £180 per week 6 afternoons (2.30pm to 5.30pm) - £180 per week 6 full days (9am to 12.30pm & 2.30pm to 5.30pm) - £360 per week Toddler Club 1-2 Years (split into 2 groups according to age). Toddler 1 Club (1 year olds) The Toddler 1 club provides a good balance of indoor and outdoor play ensuring that time in the outdoor heat is limited. The Toddler room is brightly painted and full of all the latest toys and games to stimulate these little minds. Cost: 6 mornings (9am to 12.30pm) - £180 per week 6 afternoons (2.30pm to 5.30pm) - £180 per week 6 full days (9am to 12.30pm & 2.30pm to 5.30pm) - £360 per week Toddler 2 Club (2 year olds) The Toddler 2 club, like the Toddler 1 club, provides a good balance of outdoor and inside fun with stimulating play led by the Toddler Club team of nannies. Toddler 2 Club Cost: 6 mornings (9am to 12.30pm) - FREE 6 afternoons (2.30pm to 5.30pm) - FREE 6 full days (9am to 12.30pm & 2.30pm to 5.30pm) - £180 per week Mini Club 3-5 Years The Mini Club runs a daily schedule of fun-filled activity throughout the week supervised by a high ratio of nannies to children. There is plenty going on to stimulate the young minds, and a good balance of indoor and outdoor activity. Cost: 6 mornings (9am to 12.30pm) - FREE 6 afternoons (2.30pm to 5.30pm) - FREE 6 full days (9am to 12.30pm & 2.30pm to 5.30pm) - £180 per week Junior Club 6-9 Years Junior Club offers a varied programme of activities throughout the day including an introduction to sailing and windsurfing using junior equipment.FREE Kidz Club 10-13 Years Kidz Club is lively, and has a full and varied programme of activities and watersports provided throughout the day. Children's windsurfing and sailing lessons are included as part of the daily schedule. As children in this age group are slightly more independent, supervision by our childcare team is provided when an activity is taking place, and children are free to dip in and out as they wish. Cost: 6 full days (9am to 12.30pm & 2.30pm to 5.30pm) - FREE Indy Club 14-17 Years Family holidays are great, but older kids sometimes want to enjoy some independence, so for guests between 14 and 17 year the Indy Club is ideal. It's a place where teenagers can meet up and make friends of their own age and enjoy a full programme of activities. Costs - FREE 6 full days, 9am to 12.30pm & 2.30pm to 5.30pm
Price guide:
Based on a family of 2 adults and 2 children, one week in June around £2800 including flights and full board, and in peak season Aug around £4800. Based on a family of 2 ads and one infant, one week in June around £1500, peak season around £2900.
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Hotel Casadelmar
Location:
South of the Island near Porto Vecchio. Beautiful contemporary, stylish hotel with fantastic views and first rate Michelin star restaurant. On the road to he famous Palombaggia beach, Casadelmar has a wonderful location,with panoramic views of Porto Vecchio, with its mountain backdrop across the bay, shared by every room.
Accommodation:
The interior décor has a minimalist feel, mixing vibrant colours and striking furniture, white walls and natural fabrics creating a place of total relaxation. Each of the 34 rooms and suites have a large wooden terrace overlooking the Porto Vecchio Bay. Each stylish room and suite is individually designed and decorated with colours that promote feelings of well being and calm. Room facilities: flat screen satellite TV, wi-fi, air-conditioning, safe, minibar. The hotel is light, bright and airy and full of lovely pieces of designer furniture.
Facilities:
Hotel facilities: restaurant (1 Michelin star) serving dinner (& lunch out of season), small beach, the heated infinity pool and the small private beach and sun deck. pool bar/restaurant/bistro serving lunch and dinner in season, helicopter pad. Payable locally: spa, fitness & beauty centre, guided day-trips. Babysitting
For children:
babysitting available. Probably best for families with babies or older children, looking for a stylish hotel in a beautiful location.
Price guide:
from £1550 per person with breakfast based on a Superior Room including flights.
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Hotel La Villa – Calvi
Location:
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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Half Moon Club
Stay:
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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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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Fowey Hall Hotel, Fowey
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Fowey Hall Hotel, Hanson Drive, Fowey, Cornwall www.foweyhall.com
Location:
Fowey has something for everyone; its natural river-mouth harbour makes it a great place for ‘on the water’ family activities such as kayaking, canoeing and sailing, while the slightly less adventurous can take a gentle stroll around town visiting quaint shops, cool art galleries and sampling the tastes of Cornwall.
Accommodation:
24 bedrooms, including 11 spacious suites and 3 sets of interconnecting rooms, all ideal for families.
Facilities:
Tennis courts, heated pool
Child Care:
Ofsted registered Four Bears Den. The Den is open daily from 10am to 4.45pm, accommodating babies and children up to eight years old.
For children:
For older children there is the Blue Room, where children can absorb themselves in the latest video games or enjoy an evening movie. Within the grounds there is a big trampoline and outdoor play area with slides and swings. Babylistening services from all bedrooms. Baby-sitters also available.
Additional Information:
High tea is served from 5pm to 6pm each day and the nannies are on hand to help so parents still get a chance for a gin & tonic! If you would like to eat as a family, we offer family dining at 6pm in The Garden Room.
Price guide:
Low season: rooms from £130-£235 dinner, b+b; High season: £175-£345.
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Shangri–La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa
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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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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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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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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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Anahita, East Coast
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Anahita
Location:
Located on the popular, sheltered East coast of Mauritius, between a backdrop of mountains and views across a protected lagoon to Ile aux Cerfs. The Residences offer wonderful views of the ocean or the 18-hole championship golf course designed by Ernie Els. The resort offers the sought-after combination of the freedom and flexibility of self catering, with the accommodation and services of a top luxury resort.
Accommodation:
13 two or three storey luxury buildings, each containing up to 5 two bedroom or three bedroom residences. All have an elegant contemporary interior and include wonderful open-plan living with generous Mauritian style verandas and plunge pools. All bedrooms are en suite, the villas have a fully equipped kitchen, living/dining room, flat screen TV’s, DVD and internet access and some two bedroom residences also include a den for children. Each residence comes with a Villa Master to serve breakfast and look after your every need.
Facilities:
Waterfront restaurant with two star Michelin chef, cafe, bar with live music, deli, open-air market, swimming pool, shops. Ernie Els 18-hole golf course, golf club house with bar and grill, sports club including tennis, full gym, sauna and steam rooms. Boat house including complimentary sailing, snorkelling, windsurfing and kayaks. Water-skiing, deep-sea diving and scuba diving available at an extra charge.
Child Care:
The Kids' Club at Anahita Resort is located in the sports club. The club accepts children aged from 8 months to 13 years. A charge is payable for those aged 8 months to 3 years. The Club is open daily all year round from 10am to 8pm. Lunch and dinner are available at the kids club at extra charges. The club has its own children’s pool and the centre is run by fully trained professionals.
For children:
Children’s library and children’s videos, DVDs, board games and video games are available on request. Baby bath, potty, changing mat, bottle sterilizing kits, bottle heating facilities and night lights are all available and can be requested at the time of booking. Children receive a gift pack on arrival.
Price guide:
Per person for 7 nights, adults from £2489 to £2889.
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Shandrani Resort & Spa, Mauritius
Stay:
Shandrani Resort & Spa (All-Inclusive), Mauritius
Location:
The Shandrani has a superb location on the unspoilt south coast. There’smuch to explore – from one of the most characterful towns on the island, Mahebourg, to the amazing rock formations at Souffleur, not to mention the Crocodile Park – hugely popular with children.
Accommodation:
The spacious, stylish rooms and suites at the Shandrani are all spread amongst the large, award-winning gardens. One of the great things about all of the accommodation is that no room is far from the beach. All rooms, apartments and suites include; private bathroom with bathtub, shower and W.C, king size or twin beds, minibar, safe, hairdryer, international direct dialling telephone, television with satellite channels and complimentary tea & coffee facilities. Rooms include Deluxe Rooms which can inter-connect and Family Apartments which have two bedrooms.
Facilities:
4 restaurants, 2 bars, La Source Spa, diving and water sports (including water-skiing, windsurfing, snorkelling, pedaloes, kayaking and glass bottom boat trips). 9-hole pitch and putt golf course, volleyball, tennis and gym. There is also a Kitesurf School and Sailing Club.
Child Care:
Kids club (3 – 12yrs), babysitting available day and evening. Younger children can attend the club when accompanied by a babysitter, at around £2 per hr.
Price guide:
From £1,445 per person, based on 7 nights sharing a Superior Room on a Serenity Plus All-Inclusive basis.
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Sea Garden
Location:

This lovely all inclusive resort is situated just 20 minutes from Bodrum. The hotel overlooks a spacious crescent shaped beach and beautiful terraced gardens. Relaxed and informal with great food and childcare and a very peaceful, picturesque location. Included in the price: Flights, transfers, accommodation, breakfast, snacks, lunch, dinner and alcohol, childcare for the over twos (1yr olds are chargeable), tennis, sailing and windsurfing tuition.

Accommodation:

Well appointed rooms with contemporary decor and great views out to sea or of the gardens

Facilities:

2 tennis courts, watersports centre, 7 restaurants, hotel bar, 2 swimming pools, gym, spa.

For children:

Dedicated pool. Childcare from From 1yr to 17yrs. Childcare for 1 yr olds at extra cost, half days childcare for 2 yr olds (full days optional extra cost) and kidsclubs from 3 -17 yrs included in the price of the holiday. The Indy Club from 14-17yrs runs during school summer holiday and October half term dates.

Price guide:

Prices family of 2 ads and 1 child from £1967 to £3700 all inclusive 7 nights Family of 2 ads and 2 children from £3100 to £5126 all inclusive 7 nights

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Heritage Le Telfair Golf & Spa resort win
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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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The Residence, Mauritius
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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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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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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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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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Gran Hotel del Duque Resort, Tenerife
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Gran Hotel Del Duque Resort, Costa Adeje

Location:

Beautiful beachside estate on sunny south of the island, on the exclusive Costa Adeje combining extravagant Canarian architecture and quiet location. Designed as a village nestling into the hillside on the beachfront the hotel consist of 20 separate buildings that reflect late 19th century architecture. A series of swimming pools descend in tiers into one another down the hillside. You can walk out in minutes to the upmarket shops cafes and restaurants of the Duque area, or stroll along the attractive path. The hotel has superb facilities and excellent food and boasts a beautiful easily accessible golden sand beach - the perfect choice for a luxurious yet relaxed holiday in the sun year-round.

Accommodation:

482 en suite guest rooms including sea-view rooms, interconnecting rooms and suites. The exclusive Casas Ducales rooms and suites have their own reception area and breakfast room. Rooms are supremely well equipped and decorated in peaceful neutral shades with a contemporary feel and lots of little extras.

Facilities:

A variety of restaurants and bars, 8 swimming pools (2 heated, 2 children's) , watersports, 3 floodlit tennis courts, squash, games room, putting green, sauna, gym, hairdresser, beauty salon.

For children:

Complimentary children's club (3 - 12 years), children's playground, babysitting available

Spa:

Superb spa with indoor and outdoor treatment areas - really special.

Price guide:

From £1200 per person 7 nights B&B, including flights and transfers.

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Gloria Verde, Turkey
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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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La Manga Club - hotel and Las Lomas Village
Location:

This large, luxury resort boasts an unrivalled range of activities for adults and children alike. Everything from golf to fitness classes, with tennis, football and golf tuition and academies. Ideal for relaxation too however with an excellent spa and a variety of good restaurants. Good creche and kids club too. Located in Almeria, South East Spain on an undeveloped part of the Spanish coast, beautiful beaches. The resort has its own sandy beach around a 10 min hotel shuttle. 10 minute drive to quaint fishing village. Close to 2 historic cathedral cities- Cartagena and Murcia.

Accommodation:

Wide range of accommodation options from the 5 Star La Manga Club hotel, to Las Lomas appts and townhouses (4 star) - the latter offering self catering space and flexibility with all the resort facilities. The hotel offers spacious comfortable rooms and suites. Las Lomas has its own facilities and is close to the hotel. These spacious and stylish apartments and townhouses have fully equipped kitchens, air con and balcony or terrace. They have access to all the facilities of the Lomas Village and the La Manga resort as a whole and are an ideal choice for families looking for space, flexibility,value for money, and yet all the facilities of a 5 star resort.

Facilities:

Swimming pools, kids pool, 3x18 hole golf courses,Tennis centre, football, Health and beauty spa with sauna and jacuzzi, Squash, Gym, Bowls, boules, paddle tennis,Watersports, Diving, Horse riding, open air cinema, aerobics, , creche kids club and teens programme 8 restaurants

For children:

Creche from 6 mths, kids club and teens programme Golf, tennis and football (Milan soccer school) tuition Activity programme Kids pool

Price guide:

Hotel price from £675 per person for a week inc flights and transfers Las Lomas from around £500 per adult for 7 nights inc flights and transfers Accommodation only price from around £1500 for a 2 bed appt.

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Almyra, Paphos
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The Almyra. Paphos, Cyprus

Location:

The very stylish Almyra is set in landscaped gardens on a sun-drenched headland, edged by the beach with uninterrupted views of Paphos harbour and the medieval fort across the bay. Contemporary and minimalist in style, with a gorgeous slate lined pool and childrens pool, surrounded by supremely comfortable days beds, this lovely hotel is nonetheless very comfortable and genuinely welcoming to children. Compact and very friendly, with an excellent creche, kids club and spa, fantastic food (ex Nobu chef), it's superbly located just minutes walk from a variety of restaurants and shops in Paphos. The beach is small but sandy -perfect for sandcastles. Ideal for all seasons, and for all ages.

Accommodation:

The Almyra is very chic with contemporary décor. The 190 spacious rooms all have custom-designed furniture as well as state-of-the-art facilities to meet the needs of the discerning traveller. Rooms have both garden or sea views, and the pinnacle of luxury is reached with the superb 'Kyma' suites right on the seafront. With junior suites suitable for families, and interconnecting rooms available, the accommdoation is ideally suited to families of all ages and sizes.

Facilities:

2 pools, tennis court, water sports, a gym and golf nearby. Three restaurants. Sample Greek delicacies at the traditional seaside Ouzeri or enjoy a relaxed lunch at the poolside chillout restaurant and grill bar. At night, Mosaics, the main restaurant features freshly caught fish.

Child Care:

Creche from 6 mths. Smiling Dolphin Club for ages 4-11. Lots of activities eg stone collecting, hat making. Indoor and outdoor playgrounds, tennis coaching available on request.Babysitting available too

For children:

Shaded baby pool, heated main pool. Children welcome in all restaurants and kids menu offered in restaurants and via room service. Unique Baby Go Lightly service : guests can pre-order from a comprehensive list of equipment and services and everything will be waiting on arrival. The service includes everything from nappies, wipes, sterlisers, baby food etc, to bulkier items such as buggies, car seats, parasols, even baby gyms. For older children you can order night time milk and cookies, games, toys and dvds

Spa:

The Spa is complemented by fantastic sea-views. Six treatment rooms and three spa suites offer organic and marine-based therapies using products from Just Pure and Osea. The Spa has an indoor pool, outdoor infinity pool, yoga deck, saunas, steam rooms, Vichy showers, gym, hair salon, tennis court and Eauzone restaurant.

Price guide:

Guide price from £1530 low season to £3621 high season. Based on 7 nights, 2 adults and 2 children sharing two connecting inland garden view rooms including breakfast, transfers and return flights from London.

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Hotel Princesa Yaiza Suite and Resort
Location:

Lovely 5 star deluxe hotel right on the beach in quiet, family oriented Playa Blanca. Each part of the hotel caters for different needs: a whole area is designated for families whilst one of the quieter areas includes an exclusive Thalassotherapy Centre. Very easy to stroll out and along the seafront path (pushchair friendly), where you can explore lots of secluded and empty sandy bays all the way to the Timanfaya national park. An ideal choice for a realxed child friendly luxury holiday.

Accommodation:

425 spacious and well equipped rooms. Superior double bedrooms with bath or shower / wc, air-conditioning, satellite TV, minibar and balcony or terrace and side sea view. One bed suites also available which work well for families. Also excellent for families the 2 bed suites in a separate section, with 2 bedrooms,a lounge and kitchenette. The Royal Kiko suites are the most luxurious and guests staying here receive additional benefits including kids bedroom with three beds, 2 hours complimentary babysitting, free children mini-bar with juices, milkshakes, fruit and yoghurt.

Facilities:

tennis courts, squash court, beach volleyball, football, table tennis, snooker and paddle boats. There is a fully equipped gymnasium with sauna, The Thalasso and Wellness Centre. A variety of dining choices including three buffet restaurants with show-cooking and four a la carte restaurants (gourmet, Japanese, Italian and tapas). ice cream parlour and jazz club too - something for everyone! swimming pools (1 salt water, 1 heated), children's pool. Also heated indoor pool as part of Thalassotherapy centre. The resort offers several flexible dining options - b& b, or standard half boards allows dining in three buffet restaurants and Half Board Deluxe allows dining in three buffet restaurants, four a la carte restaurants and your in room mini bar replenished daily.

For children:

Excellent children's club for ages 3 years plus. Three safe and gated play areas for children aged 0-3 years, 3-6 years and 6-10 years. The baby / toddler area has a small toddler splash pool and toddler toys. Children under 3 must be supervised by parents / carers. The 3-6 year old area has climbing frame, slides, bouncy castle and in the middle is a play-centre where the animateur creates activities for children. Activities include painting, blowing balloons, jigsaws, painting, colouring etc.Teens club too for older children.

Pool:

2 swimming pools (1 salt water, 1 heated), children's pool. Also heated indoor pool as part of Thalassotherapy centre

Spa:

The Thalasso and Wellness Centre offers a range of pampering and beauty treatments as well as use of a large indoor sea water pool, two outdoor jacuzzis, hammam, shower jet cabins, Vichy shower cabins, hydro massage baths and a tea room.

Price guide:

Prices from £800 B&B per person per week on twin / double occupancy. Includes flights and transfer. Half board supplement £22 per person per night.

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The Ritz Carlton, Abama , Tenerife
Location:

Located in the quiet Guía de Isora region of Tenerife (south west coast), a spectacular cliff-top estate has been transformed into the magical Abama. With beautiful sea views and surrounded by tropical gardens, the hotel is set within a stunning natural environment. Within easy reach of the busier Costa Adeje, but also the fascinating towns of Northern Tenerife such as Garaicho and Orotavia. The hotel is luxurious and elegant, with contemporary styling and a peaceful and very friendly ambiance. Food and service are excellent, the golden sand beach reached by a small funicular is stunning, with a series of natural pools set within the rocky coastline - which children love.Great kids club, superb spa good family pool with beach style entrance and a variety of other pools. A superb luxury choice for a child friendly luxury holiday - perfect for all seasons.

Accommodation:

A wide choice of room types, from elegant and well appointed doubles (interconnecting available)to one/two bedroom suites - set either withn the main building (citadel) or in the 'villas' blocks set within the gardens . Many rooms have sea view and all feature private terrace, king or twin beds, generously sized marble bathrooms and include flat screen satellite TV, internet access, mini-bar and safe.

Facilities:

10 Restaurants (inc one with a Michelin star awarded chef), 5 Bars, 8 Pools (including kids pool), Spa and Wellness Centre, Golf Course, Tennis Centre, Fitness Centre, Watersports, Kids Centre and Babysitting (on request).

For children:

Childrens pool, kids club from 4-12 yrs (evening sessions too), teens club during peak season 12-17yrs and babysitting.Cots available nanny service, bottle sterlising. Golf & tennis academies and night-time entertainment in season

Price guide:

based on bed & breakfast staying in a Abama Double room. Prices from £924.00 per person

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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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Intercontinental Aphrodite Hills Hotel and Villa Resort
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Aphrodite Hills Hotel and Villa Resort

Big enough for:

2-10

Location:

Located just outside Paphos, the Aphrodite Hills Resort Hotel enjoys a peaceful, beautiful setting against the backdrop of the majestic Troodos mountains, just 20 mins from Paphos, which has a wide variety of restaurants, shops and cafes, along with a harbour, castle and several intriguing archaeological sites. The resort has fantastic facilities including tennis, golf, spa, riding (riding school on site) and cycling. Plenty of restaurants on site and a lovely beach club with sandy beach just 20 mins away by hotel shuttle.

Accommodation:

Choose from well equipped, stylish 2 –5 bedroom apartments, townhouses and villas, some with private pools (optional fencing), which offer the ultimate in flexibility for families: plenty of space and self catering flexibility, with all the facilities of a luxury resort. A typical 3 bedroom superior villa has 3 bedrooms, most en suite, air con throughout, fully equipped kitchen, lovely lounge with TV and DVD, private swimming pool (optional fencing)with gardens and stunning views of the Med.

Facilities:

Really superb. 4 Restaurants, 3 Bars, Beach Club, Outdoor Swimming Pool, Indoor Swimming Pool, Gym, Tennis and Tennis Academy, Golf, Table Tennis, Spa, Business Centre. Shingle beach, Beach Club and sandy beach, 20 mins shuttle. For sports fans there’s an 18 hole Ernie Els golf course, 3 hole golf academy with driving range and putting greens, along with a tennis academy. There is also horse riding, cycling and walking trails. For serious pampering there’s the Retreat Spa, and for children mini golf and a good kids club, plus babysitting. A wide selection of restaurants, bars and shops at the resorts village square.

For children:

Children’s Playground and Riding School, dedicated clubs offering a selection of activities from bowling to crafts and from clothes designing to volleyball. Kids pools. Bizzy babies Creche open daily from May to October for children aged 6 months – 3 yrs ( closed between 2-2.30pm) Pegasus Mini club 3-7 years ( 4Euros per hour ) . Rainbow Kids club 8-12 years ( 4Euros per hour). Open Sunday to Friday 10.00-18.00hrs, Saturdays 10.00-22.00hrs and daily during high season from 10.00-22.00hrs EEN'S CLUB 13-17yrs (free of charge). 16.00-23.00hrs Mon-Fri 12.00-23.00hrs Sat, Sun Open daily in high season, 12.00-23.00hrs. Babysitting from 10 Euros per hour plus taxi transfer fee

Pool:

Superior villa pools can be fenced on request
 

Spa:

The excellent Retreat spa - a very soothing, attractive space with a wide variety of treatments.

Price guide:

Very well priced for a luxury resort:7 nights, 2 adults and 2 children sharing a Two Bedroom Apartment from just £1300 (flights extra)

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Porto Elounda Golf and Spa Resort
Location:

The hotel has a superb location overlooking the gulf of Mirabello –the views are spectacular. The hotel rooms,suites and villas are set on a gentle hillside amonst wellestablished gardens, and lead down to the private Blue Flag, sandy beach.The hotel is only a 5 minute taxi ride into the village of Elounda, which is relatively unspoilt, and has a pretty harbour surrounded by some excellent tavernas.There’s also a childrens playground here, and many different boat trips on offer –some to the island of Spinalonga for example. Very good diving and watersports all around. There’s much to see close by – the lovely mountain village of Kritsa is onlya 20 min or so drive away, and the village of Plaka – right opposite Spinalonga,is only a short drive away and has excellent seafront tavernas specialising in fish.

Accommodation:

The hotel has a superb location overlooking the gulf of Mirabello –the views are spectacular.  A wide range of options are available, from double rooms with enough space for cot some interconnecting or superior double rooms wth private pool, to one or two bedroom suites without or without shared/private pool. All accommodation is a mix of modern and traditional Greek, and all rooms and suites face the sea making this a perfect hotel for a baby friendly luxury holiday. Rooms are very well appointed and offer satellite TV, deluxe marble bathrooms, internet access and minibars.

Facilities:

2 general swimming pools indoor and outdoor, childrens pool health club with gym, private beach with watersports, 9 hole par 3 golf course and putting green, Six Senses spa,, shops, chapel.

Child Care:

Creche (6 mths to 2 years) Mon-Sat 10.00 to 18.00. Kids Ark from 3 years. Open outside school holidays from April to end of September-charged locally. Babysitting can be arranged too.

For children:

2 general swimming pools indoor and outdoor, childrens pool,  children's playground, Kids Ark with tennis, golf & swimming tuition (at charge), dancing, swimming, tennis lessons and other watersports (local charge for all lessons), Arsenal soccer club

  • Baby Cots
  • Welcome orange juice upon arrival
  • Welcome kid’s gift bag
  • Turn-down complimentary bottle of mineral water
  • Use of “Thermais” indoor pool – only when accompanied by an adult
  • Participation at the Children’s Dining room open daily from 6 pm
  • All restaurants have high-chairs
  • Restaurants offer a children’s menu and fresh baby food can be ordered
  • Children can explore the teenagers’ entertainment centre (7pm to 11pm)
  • Baby sitting starting at 19:00, for 2 children max (when younger than 5 years old)- minimum charge 3 hours
  • Nanny service available 7am to 7pm for maximum 2 children
  • Possibility to rent for personal in-room use during the holiday: sterilizer, bottle warmer, stroller, baby relax, potty, stepstool and infant’s bathtub
  • Possibility to baby-proof the room (plugs, corners, doors), has to be advised upon reservation
  • Available to be purchased at hotel store: baby-nappies and swim-nappies
Price guide:

From £800-£1500 for 7 nights, depending on season, for Porto Deluxe room half board, per person based on 2 people sharing, incl flights and transfers. Accommodation only prices available too. Childen share at a very low rate or free of charge – if taking their own room then costs similar to the adult price

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