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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
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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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Palm Tree Court & Spa, Dubai
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Palm Tree Court & Spa, Dubai
Location:
Located in the Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa, a tranquil and private location in a secluded part of the resort, just steps away from a pristine beach and only 40 minutes from Dubai City Centre. This is a well priced smaller hotel (only 134 suites) with good spacious accommodation and good family facilities. The suites can accommodate a family of 4 – much sought after yet very hard to find in Dubai.
Accommodation:
The All suite hotel has a good selection of spacious junior suites and suites, all with private dine-out balconies or terraces and can sleep up to 2 adults and 2 children. Rooms are set in low rise buildings bordering the sea front and are surrounded by lush gardens with fish filled streams and pools where you can stopped and feed the fish with the children.
Facilities:
Three temperature controlled swimming pools, childrens pool with life guard, seven restaurants, six bars, spa, floodlit tennis courts, gym , deep sea fishing, horse/camel riding. There are all sorts of water sports on offer as you would expect from windsurfing to knee boarding and water skiing, there is also a shooting range! For golfers there is a floodlit driving range, 9 hole championship golf course, and putting green.
For children:
Childrens club from 3-7 years, free of charge. Highchairs in the main restaurant, childrens menu, Kettles can be requested for rooms, babysitting available, pre booking advised.
Price guide:
from £4600 for one week, based on a family of four in a Junior suite including flights, transfers and B&B.
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Parrot Cay
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Parrot Cay
Location:
Just 30 minutes by private motor launch from Providenciales, Parrot Cay is one of the Caribbean’s most desirable resorts. Understated luxury, super-chic accommodation with every comfort, excellent food and a state of the art spa – it doesn’t get much better than this.
Accommodation:
58 rooms, villas ands suites set in beautiful gardens, beautifully and simply decorated with white muslin, tiled floors, teak wood four posters. All with spacious terrace, CD player, mini fridge, air –conditioning, bathrooms with bath and shower. Ocean View suites have a separate living area, and the stunning beach villas and houses are right on the beach.
Facilities:
2 restaurants, bar, fantastic infinity pool, watersports, fitness centre and wonderful, Oriental-influenced spa. Free use of the motor lauch service to and from Provo.
Child Care:
Children are welcomed, but no special facilities. Babysitting and nannies can be arranged.
Price guide:
From £1,913 first week per adult in a garden view room, child 2-11yrs sharing: £577. Extra nights from £165.
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Blue Waters
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Blue Waters
Location:
On the northern tip of Antigua, set in a sheltered cove with two beaches, 5 miles from St Johns and 20 minutes from the airport.
Accommodation:
114 elegantly furnished rooms, junior suites and suites, all with air-conditioning, ceiling fan, tea/coffee making facilities, mini bar and a spacious terrace or balcony. Superior Hillside Rooms are set back from the beach overlooking the gardens whilst the popular Deluxe Beachfront Rooms are closest to the beach. The more spacious Junior Suites have a sitting area and views of either the gardens or ocean. Luxury Suites have a separate living room and overlook the beach. There are also One, Two and Three Bedroom Beachfront Villas with fully equipped kitchens, ideal for families. All inclusive option
Facilities:
Facilities include 2 sheltered sandy beaches, 7 swimming pools (4 exclusively for Cove Suite guests), Jacuzzi, tennis court, fitness centre, fabulous Elemis spa, complimentary non-motorised watersports, games room and, depending on numbers, some organised activities for children at Christmas and Easter.
For children:
Some organised children's activities at Easter and Christmas
Price guide:
£1186 to £3248 per person for 7 nights including flights.
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Rosewood Jumby Bay
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Rosewood Jumby Bay – all inclusive
Location:
A privately owned 300 acre island, just off the coast of Antigua, with superb beaches and tropical gardens. Only 6 mins by hotel launch to the mainland and 5 mins to the airport
Accommodation:
The hotel has 39 spacious one, two and three bedroom suites, dotted around the island, each with hand carved furniture, some with courtyard showers, most with ocean views, some with romantic four posters. Also 11 2 or 3 bedroom villas with large verandahs and TV. All set in stunning gardens.
Facilities:
Facilities include an oceanfront infinity pool, a large lap pool, 3 tennis courts, putting green, croquet lawn, fully equipped fitness centre, yoga and Pilates classes and complimentary watersports, including waterskiing, windsurfing, sailing and snorkelling.
Child Care:
Younger guests are made welcome at Jumby Bay – the resort’s children’s programmes, Rose Buds and Camp Jumby, provide a host of activities for ages 3-12 yrs. Nanny service is also available for infants.
Price guide:
This is real luxury with everything you need on hand: from £2,337 per person per week, all inclusive
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Nonsuch Bay, Antuigua
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Nonsuch Bay, Antuigua
Location:
Set in forty acres of luscious landscaped gardens with ocean views and its own secluded beach, Nonsuch Bay is a luxury private resort of beach cottages, villas and apartments, offering a varied range of activities including excellent sailing and watersports. Great for families with childcare available for all ages, and children as young as 4 can experience some sailing activities.
Accommodation:
The resort offers fully-serviced Apartments, Beach Cottages, the Ayers Creek Residences and Hilltop Villas. All acocomodation has a colonial style with high ceilings and French windows leading to large verandas. Natural materials, such as beautiful hardwood, are used in abundance and traditional Caribbean finishes add an exotic touch. All accommodation includes free wifi, air-conditioning, spacious open-plan living rooms, full kitchens and a daily maid service. Apartments – 1,2 &3 bedroom apartments just a few minutes walk form the resorts beach. Beach cottages – two bedroom beach cottages located directly behind the beach with uninterrupted sea views. Ayers Creek Residences – Three bedroom accommodation over two floors, close to the waterfront of Ayers Creek. Hill Top Villas – For ultimate luxury, the 3 or 5 bedroom villas offer privacy with your own pool, ocean views and covered and open terraces
Facilities:
The resort has 3 infinity pools and the protected bay is perfect for the many watersports on offer, including kitesurfing, kayaking and windsurfing. Nonsuch Bay's biggest draw is sailing and the resort's dock is home to vessels ranging from dinghies to Hobie Cats and 24ft keelboats. First class facilities and equipment cater for all abilities and ages, with specific programmes for children in the bay's enclosed waters. There is also a kiteboarding/windsurfing school operating form Nonsuch Bay, and just a short distance the off lying coral reefs and uninhabited islands with crystal clear water are perfect for snorkelling. The Bay restaurant serves Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner on terraces overlooking the bay. The resident Chef has one numerous awards in the Caribbean The resort offers in room spa treatments.
Child Care:
Childcare is available mornings and afternoons and provides entertainment and activities both indoors and on shaded terraces.
For children:
As well as the sailing programmes for children, the resort offers childcare for all ages. Between the ages of 4 and 7, children can enjoy a wider range of activities on the beach and can take sailing trips in small groups with an adult instructor. During school holidays, children of 8 or older can join the sailing programme and enjoy a range of other watersport activities
Price guide:
Prices / 7 nights from £1,355 per person in low season and £1,795 in high season, based on 2 adults sharing a One Bedroom Apartment on Room Only, including flights, private transfers (Breakfast £16 per day; Half Board £55 per day; Sailing Programme from £275 per week). Children 2-12 yrs from £985.
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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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Turtle Beach
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Turtle Beach
Location:
A member of the Elegant Hotels group, Turtle Beach is set on an extensive South Coast beach, approximately 10 minutes from the airport and 20 minutes from Bridgetown. This is an all-suite, all inclusive resort perfect for families.
Accommodation:
164 junior suites and one-bedroom suites with views of the ocean or pool/gardens. All have cable TV, air-conditioning, terrace or balcony.
Facilities:
Restaurants and bars, 3 pools, tennis court, state-of-the-art gym and watersports (tuition available).
Child Care:
Excellent children's club for 3 to 11-year-olds; children's pool; babysitting can be arranged
Price guide:
From £1,699 per person (depending on season) in a pool / garden view Junior Suite for 7 nights all-inclusive.Children from £665.
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The Sandpiper
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The Sandpiper
Location:
Intimate, family run hotel in St James with calm seas, white sandy beach and all facilities close by. 40 minutes from the airport, 8 miles from Bridgetown.
Accommodation:
47 rooms and suites, air conditioning and fridge. Suites have a kitchenette and a separate sitting room. Lovely gardens for children to play in.
Facilities:
Pool, 2 tennis courts, restaurant and bars, watersports.
Child Care:
There is an afternoon crèche at Coral Reef Club for children aged 2-8 yrs. The hotel will also organise nannies and babysitting. .
For children:
Very friendly and helpful. NB. Children are welcome throughout the year with the exception of 15 January – 28 February when children under 12 years are not catered for. .
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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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Blue Horizons
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Blue Horizons
Location:
Set amid a beautiful tropical garden on a terraced hillside with great sea views, just 300 yards from Grand Anse, the most famous beach on the island.
Accommodation:
Charming, informal cottage-style accommodation offering excellent value. 32 studios and suites. Superior studios have a king-size bed, a/c, bath and shower, kitchenette, tv, small terrace with garden views. Deluxe one-bedroom suites are larger with separate sitting area.
Facilities:
Creole restaurant, freshwater pool, Jacuzzi, free green fees at nearby golf course. Guests also have access to the excellent facilities of the nearby Spice Island Beach Resort (see entry above) and free use of beach, loungers and non-motorised watersports.
Price guide:
From £881 pp 7 nights room only; child prices from £299. NB free child all-inclusive benefits when up to 2 children 2-11 years share with 2 adults on all-inclusive.
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Beaches Negril Resort & Spa, Long Bay, Negril
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Beaches Negril Resort & Spa, Long Bay, Negril, Jamaica. Award winning resort. "Green Globe Certified" facilitates sustainable travel.
Location:
Located on the shore of the 7 mile white sand beach of Long Bay, Negril. The resort is comprised of both white sand beach & tropical gardens. The architecture features a blend of Caribbean influences surrounded by tropical greenery and landscaped courtyards. Beaches Negril is approximately 50miles from the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay.
Accommodation:
Wide selection of double rooms & suites available, beach front or garden view. Air con in all rooms, TV in all rooms, full balcony or patio. Some suites offer access for the physically challenged. Accomodation types include: Beachfront 2 Bedroom Suite: With Butler service. Includes 2 full bedrooms with King sized mahogany four-poster and double beds all connecting to large living room area and 3 full bathrooms, some with double vanities. Butler service. Views of gardens, white sand beach and ocean. Additional bedding: 3 pull out sofa beds. Suitable for 5 adults/ 3 children Beach front 1 Bedroom Suite: Includes 1 bedroom connecting to large living room area with mahogany king sized bed and 2 full bathrooms. Some with double vanities. Additional bedding; 3 pull out sofa beds. Suitable for 4 adults/2children Beachfront Junior Suite: Includes large bedroom with both bedroom and sitting area incorporated into the same area. Overlooks white sand beach and ocean. Includes king sized four poster mahogany bed and double vanity. Additional bedding; one pull out sofa bed. Suitable for 4 adults/1child Honeymoon Junior Suite: Identical to the beachfront suite with expansive suite setting but is set back from the beach providing partial ocean and beach view. Additional bedding; 1 pull out sofa bed. Suitable for 4 adults/1 child Honeymoon Grandeluxe Beachfront Room: Entry level concierge room with mahogany king bed and single pull out sofa bed. Enjoy full concierge amenities with views of the gardens and ocean from your balconies. 3 adults/1child Grandeluxe Beachfront Room: With mahogany King bed and a single pull out sofa bed. panoramic views of the gardens and white sand beach from the patios (ground floor) or balconies. 3 adults/1child Luxury Ocean View Room: Mahogany king bed with patios (ground floor) or balconies. view of gardens & ocean. 2 adults/1 child Premium Room: Mahogany king beds or double beds with patios (ground floor) or balconies. Garden view 3 adults/1child Deluxe Room: Comes with either king beds or double beds with patios (ground floor) or balconies, overlooking gardens. 3 adults/1child or 2 adults/1 infant
Facilities:
Butler service in top suites, suite concierge program, choice of 5 restaurants & 6 bars, cocktail parties, land sports (incl basketball, bocce ball, mini golf, football, chess, croquet, tennis, volley ball etc), water sports (incl kayaking, scuba, banana boat, windsurfing, snorkelling, water-skiing, sunfish sailing etc), 3 pools incl 2 swim up pool bars, toddler pool, 3 whirlpools, fitness centre (incl aerobics workout area & gymnasium fully equipped with stair climbers, treadmills, walk fits, weights & whirlpool). Full exchange privileges with nearby resort 'Beaches Sandy Bay', including complimentary shuttle service. Also champagne breakfasts daily & once weekly midnight chocolate buffet! Red Lane Spa for adults and kids alike – double’s treatments available.
Child Care:
At the Kids’ Camp certified nannies, assisted by the Sesame Street gang, keep the little ones entertained, from infants up to 12 yrs, whilst the teens hang out together at Trench Town by day followed by Liquid at Beaches nightclub in the evenings. An Xbox 360 Play Lounge, fitness centre and the Red Lane Spa complete the extensive facilities available.
For children:
The Pirates Island Waterpark has 3 swimming pools, whirlpools and 2 great waterslides. As you would expect from this idyllic beach location, the watersports facilities are impressive, with Hobie Cats, scuba diving and waterskiing included to name just a few. Xbox 'oasis’ with all latest games. Kids Kamp: The Kids Kamp opens from 9:00a.m to 9:00p.m. daily and features a wide range of supervised activities for the age groups at different times. (Age groups: 0-3 yrs / 4yrs – 5yrs / 6yrs – 7yrs/ 8yrs – 12yrs) Pram & Buggy rentals available. Private Nanny/babysitter: Available per hour for up to 3 children per room. Pirates Island Waterpark features two slides each 204 ft. long (4 ft height requirement), a splash deck and a 392 ft meandering river. Opens daily. 2 kids scuba programmes – The Bubblemaker (for beginners) and the Seal Team (for the more advanced).
Price guide:
From £1269 per adult for 7 nights, £2015 for 14 nights. Child prices from £669 for 7 nights and £970 14 nights.
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Hotel Jardins do Lago
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Hotel Jardins do Lago
Location:
Madeira enjoys a very warm climate, although never getting unbearably hot - which makes it perfect for young families and as a winter sun and year-round destination. The lovely 5 star Jardins do Lago is a stunning old Manor House set in beautiful gardens with great facilities for adults and children. Set just outside Funchal, it's in a an ideal location -with plenty to see and explore all around, and a short transfer from the airport.
Accommodation:
40 beautifully decorated bedrooms with air con, sat tv, balcony, set in a new wing, with south facing views over the gardens or sea. No interconnecting rooms, but one bedroomsuites which offer 2 separate sleeipng areas (up to 4) are aslo available, and very popular with families.
Facilities:
Heated semi covered swimming pool, childrens pool,cocktail bar, tennis, sauna, jacuzzi,gym, courtesy bus to Funchal, some evening entertainment.
For children:
The hotel welcomes children of all ages - Colombo's den is a well equipped childrens play area with good facilities for all ages. Children must be supervised, or nannies can be hired to take the children to the Den.For older children there is a cyber areawith X-Box, Playstation and videos, pool and snooker table.All activities are complimentary; swimming pool, croquet, football, tennis, play area. Children's tea is served daily in the pink room, children aged over 8 can join their parents in the restaurant. The hotel also provides all the facilities needed when travelling with a baby; cots, sterilisers, baby changing mats etc.
Price guide:
Adult prices are from £420 per adult for 7 nights including accommodation and breakfast. Flights and transfers extra. Children under two stay free, older children from £210 whensharing a double room with parents.
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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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Cotton Bay Village
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Cotton Bay
Location:
St Lucia’s newest luxury resort, Cotton Bay is located in the north east of the island bordered by a fine white sandy beach and a tropical rain forest. The resortis the ideal combination of high standard self catering with full resort facilities.
Accommodation:
The style is chic and contemporary. 74 luxurious suites, apartments and villas of varying sizes - 1-3 bedrooms. With air conditioning, cable TV, fully equipped designer kitchens. Private terrace or sun-deck. All Suites are beautifully finished with hardwood floors, traditional timber louvered windows and sheers, to give a Caribbean flavour. Ground floor suites have a covered terrace featuring teak dining furniture and a private sun terrace. First floor suites are complete with a sun terrace and dining balcony. One, two and three bedroom apartment suites are available. All suites overlook the freeform swimming pool to which there is direct access. Townhouses and villas also available with private pools and deck.
Facilities:
Three restaurants, Caribbean Barbeque and family beach party once a week. Swimming pool, 25 metre lap pool, childrens pool. Plantation Fitness Centre, with well equipped gym, yoga and tai chi classes. Golf available at adjacent country club. Horse-riding is also popular as the resort is surrounded by much open countryside.
Child Care:
The Humming bird kids club was established by the local Montessori centre in Saint Lucia. The staff in the centre are trained and certified in Montessori care. Complimentary daily children’s programme 3-7 yrs.
For children:
Activities scheduled for older children. Nannies available to accompany younger children. Children can enjoy a variety of activities such as art and craft, nature walks, story time, board games, puzzles, cricket, beach games, movie time, shell painting, drawing and singing.
Price guide:
from £1289 - £1863 per adult, excluding meals staying in a Tamarind Suite. Child prices depend on appt type, and are from £450.
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Coco Reef Resort
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Coco Reef Resort
Location:
On Coconut Bay just one mile from Crown Point Airport on Tobago. The hotel enjoys its own small private lagoon and white sand beach surrounded by 1- acres of lush tropical gardens.
Accommodation:
135 spacious Deluxe Ocean View Rooms, and One Bedroom Deluxe Ocean View Suites with balcony or patio, air conditioning and cable TV. One and Two Bedroom Villa Suites are located in the gardens with no ocean view. Sunset Cottage has one bedroom and 2 bathrooms with a fabulous oceanfront terrace virtually on the sea! All inclusive option.
Facilities:
Complimentary non-motorised watersports include sailing, windsurfing, kayaks, snorkelling and pedalos. There is also a swimming pool, tennis courts, fitness centre, small spa with 2 treatment rooms and a PADI dive shop on site
Price guide:
From £1,089 pp on a B&B basis for 7 nights in a double room low season, £1,180 high season. Two bedroom villas start at £1,103 pp for 7 nights.
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Plantation Beach villas
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Plantation Beach villas
Location:
Just 15 minutes drive from Scarbrorough (all facilities) and only 5 mins walk from shops and restaurants, these lovely villas are set in gardens just above Stonehaven Bay. They sit on a hillside which leads down, across the small coast road, to gardens and the shared pool, and then directly to the sea. A great position for a very relaxed, peaceful, yet by no menas isolated holiday with children.
Accommodation:
There are 6 villas, each on 2 floors – painted pink with white verandahs. They are spacious and beautifully decorated, plantation style. There’s an open plan lounge/dining room, a well equipped kitchen and laundry. Each of the 3 bedrooms has an en suite bathroom, giving plenty of space and flexibility for sharing families, is air-conditioned, and leads out onto the wide verandah or balcony. All rooms face the sea. The balcony has got plenty of comfortable and attractive furniture. It really is a lovely spot to sit and relax in the warm tropical breeze, while the humming birds visit (Tobago is a bird watchers paradise).There’s maid service 6 days a week and a cook on request. Babysitters and nannies can be arranged, advance notice advised.
Facilities:
Beach Bar & grill
Pool:
Shared pool, just over road from villas, set in gardens
Price guide:
3 Bedrooms from £2,273 per week 2 Bedrooms from £1,818 per week 1 Bedroom from £1,364 per week Accommodation only
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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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Atlantis The Palm
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Atlantis The Palm
Location:
Dubai, The Palm, Jumeirah – this landmark hotel offers a vast array of accomodation options and facilities. Yes, it’s huge, but a stay here will be an unforgettable experience for the whole family, with unique marine habitats, an exhilarating water park, chance to swim with the dolphins, beautiful white sand beaches, fabulous cuisine and superb spa.
Accommodation:
A wide variety of options to choose from. Deluxe rooms – which take up to 2 adults and 2 children (unusual for Dubai), executive suites, and Terrace suites in the Royal Towers – all perfect for families. Or the Imperial club ‘a resort within a resort’ for a more intimate experience. The amazing Lost chamber suites offer underwater views of the lagoon from both the bedroom and bathroom – quite unique!
Facilities:
17 restaurants catering forevery taste, including a good family restaurant offering very varied cuisine along with evening entertaianment. There are also more formal restaurants with world famous chefs eg Nobu, Giorgio Locatelli and Two star Michelin Chef Michel Rostang. The lost chambers are an amazing underwater world a maze of underwater halls and tunnels under the Ambassador Lagoon. The spa is situated over two floors of the hotel and provides a huge variety of treatments from all over the world. Also a state-of-the-art Technogym fitness centre, with personal trainers on hand. The Aquaventure – a water theme park, take a river ride of over two kilometres, ride the water rapids and white water chargers. For a gentler experience, younger visitors can plunge into Splashers, a water playground for kids. Dolphin Bay - A four-and-a-half hectare lush tropical setting modelled carefully on their natural habitat is home for the dolphins at Atlantis. There are three vast lagoons where you can meet the dolphins.
Child Care:
Atlantis Kids club from 4-12 years - supervised activities in four exciting zones: the Amphitheatre, Technology Zone, Play Zone and Arts and Crafts area are specially tailored for kids to keep them entertained throughout the day.
For children:
The highlight for many will be the opportunity to learn how ‘Atlantis Seakeepers’ care for the 65,000 sea creatures throughout the resort. As well as the kids club there is The Zone – an area filled with all the latest technology and computer games, also the splashers water park. Great facilities for teenagers to socialise too! Babysitting also available.
Price guide:
7 nights from £1,350 per person in low season and £1,759 per adult in high season in a Deluxe Room on bed & breakfast and scheduled flights. Child prices depend on room type.
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Dar Al Masayaf
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Madinat Jumeirah - Dar Al Masayaf
Location:
Dramatic, utterly luxurious and exotic, the Madinat Jumeirah is located in the heart of fashionable Jumeirah Beach, the resort is made up of three individual properties - Mina A'Salam, Al Qasr and Dar Al Masyaf. All of the hotels offer a holiday of world-class service, superb facilities and relaxation. All are great options for a luxury holiday with childrens club, but Dar al Masayf has ideal accommodation for families as the accommodation is set in summer houses, which means a small family can take a room or suite, or a larger family, or group of friends/family can take linked suites, or even the whole residence - an option which can be quite hard to find elsewhere in Dubai at this level.
Accommodation:
The rooms and suites of Dar Al Masyaf are arranged in the style of Arabian summer courtyard houses. An integrated design means that guests can take one room or an entire house making these exclusive residences perfect for small groups or families. All rooms/suites are very spacious, elegantly furnished in antique Arabian style, with large bathrooms, seating areasa and every conceivable luxury.The summerhouses are set in the beautiful landscaped gardens and also have excellent beach access. The resort offers a private, peaceful 'villa' like accommodation alternative to the traditional hotel room/suite.
Facilities:
A private butler service is at hand for everything from exotic cocktails to helping to book a desert safari. When babygoes2 visited, the butler took effortless care of everything in a very unobstrusive way - from arranging special birthday suprises, drinks for visiting friends, playing with the children and whisking them off to the kids club ad arranging babysitters. There are beautiful exclusive pools, a private beach, watersports, tennis, healthclub and an amazing Six Senses Spa.
Child Care:
There is a very good 'Sinbad's' kids club (located in the Al Qasr,from 3 yrs) with its own pools and babysitting/nannies on request.
Price guide:
From £1299 per adult for a week based on 2 sharing a deluxe room, including flights, private transfers and breakfast.
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The Jumeirah Beach Hotel
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The Jumeirah Beach Hotel
Location:
Built in a shape that mirrors the breaking waves of the Gulf, this architectural icon has its own private beach enjoying amazing blue waters. The interior of this five star hotel is inspired by the four natural elements of Earth, Air, Fire and Water, with corresponding colour schemes applied throughout. 25km from Dubai International Airport.
Accommodation:
551 Deluxe Rooms and 48 Suites all have sitting area with sofa and sea views. 103 Deluxe Rooms are designated Executive Club Rooms, with complimentary extras such as daily newspapers, breakfast and refreshments in the private Executive Club lounge. All rooms have spectacular views of the Gulf, Internet access, private fax, printer and copier, hairdryer, safe and mini bar.
Facilities:
Extensive choice of restaurants and bars including a 24 hour restaurant. 4 swimming pools, family adventure playground, 7 floodlit tennis courts, golf driving nets and putting facilities, gym, health spa, squash courts, water sports (including waterskiing, windsurfing, sailing, deep sea fishing) and PADI diving centre, 900m of private beach, purpose built coral reef 2 km off-shore, unlimited access to Wild Wadi Water Park located next door.
Child Care:
Sinbad's Kids Club has recently reopened following refurbishment. The new safety features that have been introduced as part of the enhancement programme include a monitored gate entry system and higher fencing. The brand new Sinbad's Kids Club at Jumeirah Beach Hotel has a huge range of great fun, fully supervised activities for children of all ages all year round. The New play structure located close to the family pool offers fully air conditioned safe area for children in line with British Childcare regulations. With separate areas for toddlers, younger children and older ones up to 12 years there will be something for everyone to enjoy. An arts and craft area, sand and water play room, theatre area, themed common play area for all children and Sinbad’s garden area under the supervision of very highly trained and qualified staff, from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm everyday. Parents are also allowed to use the area with their children. Babysitting can also be arranged but it is advisable to pre book.
Price guide:
From £1000 per person for 7 nights B&B in a double room. This price includes flights.
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Shangri–La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa
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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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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Sundial Beach Resort, Sanibel, Gulf Coast Florida
Location:
Sanibel is a gorgeous barrier island just off the Gulf Coast of Florida, very close to Fort Myers. Just 12 miles long (you can drive to it) its beaches are world-famous for their beauty and shells. The island is also a wildlife refuge and has are over 26 miles of bike trails and over 17 miles of beautiful beaches with warm seas, ideal for families. The Sundial resort is set right on a lovely beach, and offers the perfect combination of self catering flexibility (suites with kitchens) and full resort facilities, along with easy access to all the many attractions that Sanibel and the surrounding area offers.
Accommodation:
All-suite accommodations offering 270 elegantly appointed one and two bedroom residences, featuring a full complement of thoughtful touches, such as screened balconies, fully equipped kitchens and large bathrooms. Many suites include separate living areas, as well as breathtaking views.
Facilities:
A variety of restaurants, 5 swimming pools, Dunes Championship Golf Course, 12 clay tennis courts, watersports inc Dolphin cruises, Internet access. Nature walks/photography etc all on the island.
For children:
Explorer Kid’s Club, ECO Center (seasonal) 4-12 yrs, arts & crafts for children, beach games, swimming pool games, day & night camps seashell collecting. Chance to feed the crabs, turtles etc in the hotel’s coastal observatory centre.
Price guide:
Around £4300 for 2 weeks peak school summer holidays for a 2 bed suite with kitchen for a family of4. a 10 night stay with 4 nights in Disney – around £5800 total for a family of 4. Lower rates during different seasons.
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Hawks Cay Resort, Duck Key, Florida
Location:
Hawks Cay is a relaxed, informal resort with a Caribbean style. Located on a beautiful 60 acre tropical island, Duck Key, the hotel is surrounded by coconut palms and crystal waters. 90 miles south of Miami, 8 miles from Marathon airport.
Accommodation:
All standard rooms are spacious and air-conditioned with a king size bed or 2 doubles and private bathroom. Facilities include TV, telephone, fridge and private balcony or terrace. Standard rooms accommodate up to 4 people. Hotel Size: 177 rooms / 295 villas There is a resort fee of US$10 per room per day (US$20 for villas) which is payable locally.
Facilities:
Large Swimming Pools Jacuzzi 5 restaurants with bar Live entertainment at weekends Fitness Centre Gift Shops Food stors Games room Bicycle rental (charge) 8 Tennis courts Dolphin Discovery Programme (charge) Golf close by Scuba Diving, Glass Bottom Boat Rides, Sailing, Sunset Cruise, Deep Sea Fishing and Parasailing available
For children:
Pirate Ship and Children's pool, Adventure playground. Fully supervised children's club for 5-12 year olds. Babysitting service. Teens club with day and evenign activities too - 13-17 yrs.
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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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La Residence
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La Residence
Location:
Set majestically at the gates of ancient Carthage and bordered by a beach of fine golden sand, the hotel is a splendid mix of traditional architectural splendour and sophisticated modernity.
Accommodation:
170 rooms and suites, each with its own private terrace. All rooms have air-conditioning and tvs. Interconnecting rooms great for families.
Facilities:
Various restaurants, thalasso spa, pools, tennis, watersports, spa.
Child Care:
The Dolphin club is the complimentary kids club at the Residence Tunis. Your children are sure to spend hours of their day playing a large array of fun-packed and educational activities.
For children:
Open 1 July-31 Aug open to 3 to 11-year-olds. Children's restaurant, children's paddling pools, and playground. Babysitting available. Nearby the resort the whole family can enjoy horse and camel riding as well as Quad bike excursions.
Price guide:
From £770 pp 7 nights b&b; children 2-11 years from £205
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Choupana Hills Resort and Spa
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Choupana Hills Resort and Spa
Location:
Funchal, Madeira. Just 15 mins outside the centre of Funchal and from the sea, 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 beatuiful tropical gardens. They are all spacious, beautifuly 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, elegant 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.
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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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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Heritage The Villas
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Heritage Villas
Location:
Located in the unspoilt south of Mauritius in a nature reserve, these villas offer families the unusual combination of self catering villas with access to a five star resort.
Accommodation:
Accommodation ranges from spacious 2,3, & 4 bedroom villas, with excellent quality finishes. Bedrooms are air conditioned, and the villas are fully furnished and equipped with free internet access and satalite TV, daily cleaning and 24hr concierge service. All villas have swimming pools as well as a gazebo offering views of the ocean and 18 hole golf course.
Facilities:
Private chefs can be arranged, along with a butler. Restaurants at the two neighbouring hotels are within easy reach as well as a number of local restaurants in the immediate vicinity. The two neighbouring hotels also have spas The resort overlooks the 18 championship golf course – other activities on offer include yoga classes, table tennis, badminton, horse riding and tennis. .
Child Care:
The Timomo & Friends Kids Club at Heritage Le Telfair Golf& Spa Resort is open from 8.30am to 11.30pm daily and welcomes children from the ages of 2 to 11. The daily activities are tailored for each age group and include environmental excursions, computer stations with the latest video games, a kids' pool as well as an arts & crafts programme. The Kids Club at Heritage Awali Golf & Spa Resort offers a very similar service and offers creative workshops, where kids learn to create Mauritian musical instruments, crab hunting at sunset and other typical Mauritian games. Children are welcome there from aged 3 (if potty trained) to 11.
For children:
Babysitting is also available on request in villa or on resort at extra cost and a kids playground is available at the C Beach Club under parents supervision. Teens are also well catered for with lots of fully supervised activities.
Price guide:
Family four staying in a 2 bedroom villa from around £8500 including flights.
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Le Victoria, Mauritius
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Le Victoria, Mauritius
Location:
Le Victoria has a great location between the capital, Port Louis and fashionable Grand Baie and offers some of the island's best poolside sunsetsgreat beaches, and lots to see and do all around.
Accommodation:
All of the rooms, apartments and suites at Le Victoria are extremely spacious, and have the advantage of facing the ocean, with views through the palm trees and lush gardens. All the rooms have recently been refurbished and have brand new luxurious bathrooms. All rooms, apartments and suites include: Private bathroom with bathtub, shower and W.C, minibar, safe, hairdryer, international direct dialling telephone, television with satellite channels, complimentary tea & coffee facilities. Rooms include Deluxe and Superior Rooms which can inter-connect and Family Apartments which have two bedrooms.
Facilities:
3 restaurants, 1 bar, Wellness Centre with sauna, hammam, massage and hairdressing, Tennis courts, table tennis, volleyball, mountain bikes, water skiing, windsurfing, sailing, glass bottom boat trips, snorkelling trips, kayaks and pedal boats are all free for guests. There’s also deep sea diving and diving available.
For children:
Kids club (3 – 12yrs), babysitting available day and evening. Younger children can attend the kids club if accompanied by a babysitter,rate around £2 per hour.
Price guide:
From £1,176 per person, based on 7 nights sharing a Superior Room on a half board basis. All-Inclusive is available.
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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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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 Le Prince Maurice
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Constance Le Prince Maurice
Location:
A very stylish, luxurious and relaxing hotel, built out of natural materials. Le Prince Maurice lies within 60 acres of private land that is completely unspoilt and offers maximum privacy to its guests. Le Prince Maurice is one of only seventeen hotels in the world to be awarded six star 'purple palace' status by Relais et Chateaux and voted 4th "best hotel in the world by Bilanz".
Accommodation:
Junior suites 70 sq.m with thatched roofs, either on first or ground floor along the beach or garden facing the sea and 8 on stilts on a natural fish reserve. They comprise of one bedroom with sitting area indoors and a terrace or balcony, large bathroom with separate shower. Senior Suites 130 sq.m are individual thatched villas. The ground floor Senior Suites have a private swimming pool and direct access to the beach. Great options for families. Three of them, on stilts on the edge of the natural fish reserve, have no pool. They comprise of one living room with dining/sitting area with adjacent shower and wc, jacuzzi, walk-in closet, outdoor soaking bath and terrace.
Facilities:
Swimming pool, 2 restaurants, 3 bars. Complimentary water sports include water-skiing, windsurfing, snorkelling, kayaking, pedaloes, glass-bottom boat rides, Laser and Hobie Cat sailing. Fly fishing, deep sea fishing, catamaran cruises and scuba diving (all payable locally). Complimentary green fees at the nearby Belle Mare 18 hole championship Golf course including free shuttle. 2 floodlit tennis courts, Squash courts, Putting green. Exclusive Guerlain Beauty Centre includes a gym, sauna and whirlpool, plunge pool and steam bath, beauty and massage salons. Aerobics and yoga, Bicycles, Book, CD and video library.
Child Care:
Le Petit Prince children club from 4-10 years – with its own pool and dining area. Indoor and outdoor activities are organised daily under supervision and children menus are available on request as well as babysitting which is payable locally.
Price guide:
From £2,025 - £3,099 per adult per week including flights and transfers in a Junior Suite on a half board basis.
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Constance Lemuria Resort
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Constance Lemuria Resort – Praslin
Location:
Luxury hotel set on Anse Kerlan, a beautiful beach on Praslin, the second largest island in the Seychelles. Praslin is a lush mountainous island with a more lively atmosphere than the outer islands as there are other hotels, beaches and restaurants on the island
Accommodation:
he 96 Junior and Senior Suites are in two storey blocks, dotted throughout the tropical gardens, with large balcony or terrace. The Senior Suites are double the size of the Junior Suites and have a separate living area, a second bathroom and will comfortably accommodate two adults and two children. There are also eight two bedroom Pool Villas with private pool and personal “villa master”. Cool and airy with beautiful gardens.
Facilities:
Pool, spa, golf, tennis, gym, deep sea fishing, scuba and sailing
Child Care:
Good children's facilities, baby sitting, children's club and nanny service
For children:
Families are welcomed and there is a fantastic kid's club and teens activity centre.
Price guide:
From £1970 per person b&b for 7 nights. Child discounts available
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Mazagan Beach Resort, near Casablanca
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Mazagan Beach Resort, near Casablanca
Location:
This superb new 5 star resort (opened October 2009) is 90km to the south of Casablanca, on the Atlantic coast, in the heart of a region which is still off the tourist track: the Doukkala. There’s much to see in the area: such as El Jadida and Safi, two attractive cities with an illustrious past.The area offers another Morocco withits own unique charm – definitely still off the beaten track. Covering 250 hectares of land, on a 7 km long beach, the luxury hotel is a genuine oasis, featuring luxurious gardens and ornamental ponds. Very stylish, with great service and 8 restaurants, spa, golf and excellent childcare from 3mths to 17 years, this resort is the perfect destination for families looking for soomething a little different - a luxurious holiday in a fascinating, unspoilt and undeveloped environment – yet only a 3.5 hrflight from the UK.Ideal year round, but especially for winter and Spring/early/late summer.
Accommodation:
The resort is stunning – Moroccan/comtemporary design,with a central Grand Riad, complete with ochre walls and green tiled roofs, bordering a stunning swimming pool surrounded by date palms. Covering four floors, the hotel's five hundred rooms and suites offer spectacular views over the Atlantic Ocean, the lagoons, the golf course, as well as the patio, swimming pool and luxurious gardens. There is a wide choice of spacious luxuriously appointed rooms and suite s-with interconncting rooms providing the perfect solution for families. Room décor is a mix ofcontemporary and Moorish: comfortable, warm and sophisticated at the same time, with traditionalMoroccan dark wood furniture. All modcons however, inc Satellite television, Internet and Wi-Fi connection, safe, mini bar and air-conditioning.
Facilities:
a food-lover’s paradise –with 11 restaurants and bars, Espa spa, gym,yoga or Pilates, Gary Player designed golf course, casino and nightclub, pool and childrens pool, tennis, kids clubs from 3 mths, private beach
For children:
great childcare programme for children form 3 mths – 17 yrs: The Baby Club Open from 10.00 am to 6 pm For younger children aged between three months and three years, early learning activities, fun and games and nap times are all part of the schedule. Outside these times, childminders are available while you enjoy dinner The KidZ Club Open from 9.30 am to 10.30 pm For children aged between three and eleven years. Every day, a dedicated team organizes a children's activity program. This way, they get the most out of the resort, the beach and the sea, their own private swimming pool and also horse riding, which is a tradition in the region of Doukkala. The Rush Club Open from 11.00 am to 11 pm For children aged between twelve and seventeen years. Teenagers are supervised by a more sports-oriented team to get the most out of the resort activities. There is also a whole range of electronic games for network gaming, giant screens for watching films and a 'disco' zone for the evenings are available between 9 pm and 11 pm.
Price guide:
from around £1500 for a poolview room for one week, based on 2 adults sharing and from £3000 plus flights for 2 interconnecting rooms.
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The One & Only Royal Mirage
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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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Little Good Harbour
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Little Good Harbour, West Coat St Peter
Location:
A sought-after boutique hotel in a quiet fishing village, in what the locals term 'the real Barbados' just over the road from beautiful St Peter beach with its white sand and calm seas, close to Speightstown with all facilities and within easy reach of the rest of the west coast attractions, such as superb Mullins Bay and all the top restaurants.
Accommodation:
15 beautifully and stylishly decorated cottages/suites with air conditioning, terrace or balcony. These are some of the most spacious rooms we've seen in Barbados - large well equipped kitchens, TV, video, cd, lovely bathrooms. Really very comfortable indeed with pretty terraces or balconies. Lower and upper suites for 4/6 people also available.
Facilities:
The hotel features two swimming pools, a small fitness room and has access to a small, quiet beach where there are beach gazebos and complimentary use of kayaks and snorkelling equipment. Highly regarded beachside restaurant called the Fishpot. Great food and service and lovely location looking right out over the Caribbean. Very child friendly with separate child menu.
Child Care:
Children are very welcome, and good babysitting is available (see review).
Price guide:
From £1,125 per person for one week in one-bed suite on a room only basis including flights.
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Shandrani Resort & Spa, Mauritius
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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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Constance Belle Mare Plage Hotel & Villas
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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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Long Beach
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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
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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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Casa Mariola
Location:

Its privileged position in the pretty rural community of Las Breñas means that Casa Mariola is only 300m from the nearest of the village's two restaurants, whilst the island's sandy shores are just 3.5km away via scenic lanes.  This picturesque south-western corner of Lanzarote is home to some of the island's most sought after beaches, with the string of unspoilt sandy coves of Papagayo being only 20 minutes from the house on the most southerly tip of the coastline.  Another of the islands highlights, the flower-decked village of Yaiza, provides all amenities and is just 7 minutes away by car. 

Accommodation:

A recent and contemporary design has ensured that Casa Mariola's smart rooms are light and airy, with up-to-date furnishings and attractive pastel colour schemes.  There are 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Upstairs on the first floor an en suite bedroom enjoys easy access to the property's roof terrace whilst downstairs in the spacious living room patio doors lead the way to the outdoor area where a shady pergola provides an ideal spot for al fresco dining whilst looking out onto the pool and a pretty garden of cactus plants, splashed with the bright foliage so typical of these southerly isles. Very comfortable, with air conditioning and fully equipped kitchen.

Facilities:

Air-conditioning, DVD/CD, Ornamental cacti garden,   covered and open terraces,  barbecue, gated pool

For children:

Gated pool

Pool:

Private fenced swimming pool with corner Roman steps

Sleeps:
6
Price guide:

Prices for 5-6 from £895 to £1495 for a weeks villa rental only depending on season. Small party rates for either 1-2 or 3-4. Rates for 3-4 range from £750 to £950

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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
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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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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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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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Bahia Del Duque Villas
Big enough for:

2-4

Location:

These stunning new villas are part of the elegant Bahia del Duque resort on the south of the island, well known for its family-friendliness and superb all round facilities. They offer a fabulous child friendly luxury holiday option – ideal for long or short breaks year-round. The villas all have a private pool, spacious gardens and enormous windows. There is also a private leisure area, 24 hour room service and butler service.

Accommodation:

one and two bedroom villas stylishly decorated with spacious living room-dining room, kitchenette. The villas are all on one floor and have their own garden and swimming pool.

Facilities:

8 swimming pools with 2 dedicated for children. 9 restaurants for a choice of cuisines and 7 bars. Good sports facilities: 2 tennis courts, 2 squash courts, jogging circuit, beach volleyball, mountain biking, dance classes, aerobics, horse-riding, sailing and karting club. Also available archery, croquet, ping pong, pétanque, gigantic chess, Tai-Chi, painting.

For children:

mini club ( ages 3-12) exciting daily schedule including star gazing from the observatory, treasure hunts, nature trails. Magic shows and a mini-disco too.

Spa:

Fantastic spa with indoor and outdoor treatment areas.

Price guide:

from £2500 per adult and £1200 per child based on 7 nights b&b basis including flights and transfers.

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The Anassa Hotel
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The Anassa Hotel

Location:

Lovely location overlooking beautiful sandy bay and national park. Just beyond Polis near the lovely fishing town of Latchi, the Anassa hotel is a perfect location for a very relaxing luxurious retreat. With childrens clubs for children age 6 months plus and a stunning award winning spa you will not want to leave. Great for late/early sun and for a very special break. Luxury, style, but no 8hr+ plus flight

Accommodation:

184 elegantly furnished guest rooms and suites are decorated in Mediterranean style, rooms and suites: with air conditioning, ceiling fan, direct dial phone with two lines in each room, colour TV, mini bar, hairdryer, en suite bathroom, bathrobes, safe, private balcony or terrace suitable for dining.

Facilities:

Two outdoor swimming pools with water falls, Water sports including scuba diving. Tennis and squash, Table tennis. Health and thalassotherapy spa, the Thalassa Spa and beauty centre offers a wide range of treatments. Stunning indoor pool, and also and exercise pool in the spa along with a gym and treatment rooms. Four restaurants offer a variety of local and international cuisine, from Amphora, which serves fresh Mediterranean fare, Helios which offers contemporary French cuisine to Basiliko which boasts a romantic interior of vaulted ceilings and stone floors and an intimate courtyard where guests dine on a fusion of Mediterranean and Asian food. For a more relaxed mood there’s also Pelagos, the poolside restaurant.

For children:

Creche for 6 mths to 3 years (from 30 Euros per session) For 4-12 yr olds ( free of charge) , the Children's club is available all year, baby-sitting and private nannies available, approx 14 Euro per hour

Spa:

Supremely relaxing Thalassa Spa and beauty centre offers a wide range of treatments. Stunning indoor pool, and also and exercise pool in the spa along with a gym and treatment rooms

Price guide:

From £4500 based on a family of four in two connecting studio suites.

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Hotel Suite Villa Maria
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Hotel Suite Villa Maria, Costa Adeje, Tenerife

Location:

In a peaceful location with views to Tenerife’s Adeje mountains and the Atlantic Ocean, Hotel Suite Villa Maria is a unique property offering luxury self-catering villas constructed in characteristic Canaries style and set amongst landscaped gardens. On the site of a former a banana plantation, retaining the growing terraces’ original stone walls, the extensive grounds include a nine-hole golf course. The pretty village of La Caleta and its beach and excellent fish restaurants are just a ten minute stroll away, making Villa Maria an ideal location for families looking for a peaceful child friendly luxury holiday with excellent facilities and numerous activities within easy reach.

Accommodation:

The two-story, spacious villas are decorated in neutral tones and all offer views of the sea. Choose from a one, two or three bedroom villa with en-suite bathroom and hydro-massage shower, balcony and terrace with sea views, living room with dining area, fully equipped American style kitchen and enclosed private garden. Some of the two bedroom villas have a Jacuzzi and the three bedroom villas all have private pools. Stair gates can be fitted on request.

All villas have full self-catering facilities but there is also an excellent restaurant serving breakfast (included), lunch and dinner.

 

Facilities:

The main hotel is centered around split-level gardens containing three swimming pools (including one children’s pool), heated in winter, extensive sunbathing terraces and a pool bar. Nine hole golf course, facilities include a sports complex with gymnasium and squash court, a children’s playground, games room, putting green and a hairdressers.

The restaurant La Torre, offers buffet breakfast (7am – 11am) and elegant and intimate dining each evening, serving international and typical Canarian cuisine. For a lighter meal, the Pool Bar offers a variety of lunches, snacks and ice creams and the Plaza Bar is open for evening cocktails. The well-stocked mini-market has all the essentials and there is a large supermarket around 5 minutes’ drive away. Villa Maria also offers a twice-daily shuttle service to Plaza del Duque shopping centre and Playa del Duque Beach.

Child Care:

kids club open daily (ages 3 – 12),nanny care, babysitting

For children:

As well as the kids’ pool, there is a playground area for children, kids club open daily (ages 3 – 12) and a playroom with Play Stations for teens. Babysitting, either in the play room or in your own villa, can be organised. Baby Kits can be pre booked  including all the baby and toddler essentials as well as a family welcome pack with food basics for a small extra charge. 

Price guide:

From around £2000 for a family of 4, or £1300 for a family of 2 adults plus a baby for 7 nights on self catering. Flights and transfers extra.

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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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Bay Garden Villas, St Lucia
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Bay Gardens Beach Resort

Location:

Perfectly located on Reduit Beach in Rodney Bay Village, the modern beach front Bay Gardens Beach Resort and Spa offers a wide range of facilities and is within walking distance to an array of local restaurants, bars and shopping.

Accommodation:

The resort comprises 48 Deluxe Rooms and 28 One and Two Bedroom Suites. The Deluxe Rooms offer a choice of garden, pool and beachfront locations and are decorated in a colourful Caribbean style.

The suites have pool or beach front views and feature a separate lounge/dining area and fully fitted kitchens which are popular with families looking for a little more independence. Rooms and suites are Air Conditioned. Rooms will accomodate two adults and two children however for more space and comfort the suites are located more centrally in the resort and have one or two bedrooms and can accomodateup to six.

Facilities:

Bay Gardens Beach Resort is fantastic value for money, offering four star facilities including a lagoon style swimming pool with outdoor Jacuzzi, beach bar, beachfront restaurant, Caribbean fusion restaurant and piano lounge and bar. A selection of non-morterised water sports are complementary while motorised water activities are available for an additional fee at the water sports facility while those seeking some pampering can enjoy a selection of body and spa treatments at La Mer Spa and Beauty Salon.

For children:

The hotel is situated directly on the beach and also has a play ground and games room for children.

Price guide:

From £895 per person with flights included.

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Windjammer Landing
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Windjammer Landing, luxury villa resort. Great for relaxed family holiday - loads of space and comfort, but with all benefits of resort hotel right on beautiful beach.

Accommodation:

114 luxurious villas and rooms of varying sizes - 1-4 bedrooms. Every facility and comfort - air conditioning, cable TV, fully equipped kitchens. Private terrace or sun-deck. Built on a hill, but there is a shuttle to beach. Check position though if walking with buggy etc a problem. Not really suitable for those with walking difficulties.

Facilities:

4 pools including toddlers pool, health spa, 3 restaurants, grocery shop. Complimentary watersports Tennis courts. Cook can be arranged at minimal cost. Excellent facilities for children and adults.

Child Care:

Complimentary daily children’s programme 4-12 yrs. Nannies available for younger children. Great offers of free nanny and babysitting when renting larger villas eg book a 3 bedroom villa and receive up to 35 hours free nanny hours - all year round.

Price guide:

From £1,037 pp for 7 nights; from £1,310 pp for 1-bedroom villa

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Dinarobin Hotel
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Dinarobin Hotel

Location:

On an exceptional site, watched over by the imposing Le Morne mountain, the Dinarobin Hotel Golf & Spa is nestled in a large tropical garden and edged by several kilometres of fine sandy beach. It offers a perfect hideaway, total intimacy and great comfort. Set between the mountain and the lagoon, Le Paradis 18-hole Par 72 golf course is one of the most exciting golf courses of the Indian Ocean. Guests at the Dinarobin can also enjoy the facilities of the neighbouring Le Paradis Hotel and Golf Club.

Accommodation:

Individual sea facing suites of 2, 4 and 6 rooms opening onto a verandah inspired by the tropical atmosphere in 50 acres between the golf course and the sea. The elegantly decorated individual chalets reflect the contemporary Mauritian beach living with bright rooms and airy large verandas. All suites have air conditioning and ceiling fans, private bathroom with open dressing room, bath, separate shower and toilet individual safe. 148 Junior suites of 65 sq m have 2 rooms and 24 Senior Suites feature 4 rooms totalling 115 sq m. Both Senior and Junior Suites can take a maximum of 2 adults and 1 child with an extra bed provided in the living area. 11 Senior Suites interconnect with 11 Junior Suites and 18 Junior Suites interconnect with 18 Junior Suites.

Facilities:

A choice of four restaurants with different themes, including one situated right on the beach and access to the other restaurants of the nearby Le Paradis Hotel and Golf Club. Clarins Spa with 2 saunas, 6 massages, natural salt water pool, hairdresser and beauty care. Departure lounge with showers and dressing rooms. Sports include tennis, fitness centre, water skiing, kayaking, pedalo, glass bottom boat and snorkelling. Also available to Dina Robin guests at Le Paradis Hotel are: 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, scuba diving, deep sea fishing and mountain biking. Shuttle service between the 2 hotels from 6.30am to 2am.

Child Care:

Bob Marlin mini club for children aged between 3 and 12 years old. Children can eat at 6.15 pm in the club. Nannies and babysitting on request

Price guide:

From £2,049 - £2,479 per adult per week, including flights and half board accommodation in a Junior Suite.

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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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The Landings Hotel
Location:

The Landings Hotel is located on the spectacular Rodney Bay, spanning 19 acres and nearly 800 feet of dazzling beach.

Accommodation:

Each suite at The Landings Saint Lucia features a fully equipped kitchen with premium brand appliances, spacious living room, dining room, powder room, bathroom for each bedroom, two balconies or landscaped terrace and spectacular views of the ocean, inlet or harbour.  The ground and top floor suites also have plunge pools.

Facilities:

 There is a fitness gallery with views over the resort, a 7,000 square-foot  Spa, stylish salon, a number of pools and hot tubs, tennis courts, private marina, water sports and kids club.

Additional Information:

All Inclusiive 

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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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Baobab Suites, Tenerife
Location:

Just 500m from the heart of the town offering a fabulous choice of restuarants, bars and shops. Just a few minutes from the beach and froms it's elevated position it overlooks the prestigious Costa Adeje.

Accommodation:

Ideal accommodation for a child friendly luxury holiday: stylish modern suites with 1-4 bedrooms ( some with private pools/jacuzzis)  with fully equipped kitchens. 

The lavish suites range in size from elegant studios to a large 4-bedroom penthouse, and offer highly functional living spaces including state-of-the-art kitchens. Depending on the category of suite, features also include private swimming pools, terrace Jacuzzis and small private beaches.  

 

Facilities:

The hotel boasts two heated outdoor swimming pools with baby splash pools,  a squash court, beauty centre, and a spacious Kids Club.

BB, the stylish Pool Bar & Brasserie offers delicious breakfasts, lunches and dinners as well as poolside snacks.

 At bite. delicatessen & café, a selection of  freshly baked selection of  breads, cakes and pastries are available, while the gourmet section offers everything you need to enjoy superb cuisine from the comfort of your suite.

An innovative selection of tapas and pinchos are offered at Xispa Gastro Bar, or you can enjoy a memorable fine dining experience in the elegant surroundings of Sucás restaurant.   

Child Care:

Saplings is open daily from 1000-1800, for children aged 0-12 years ( under 4's need to be accompanied by parent/guardian). 

It offers a spacious and bright environment for children with stimulating activities.

Babysittting can be arranged in suites

Price guide:

Prices from £555pp including flights and transfers low season.

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Sheraton la Caleta
Location:

The luxury, family-friendly Sheraton La Caleta Resort & Spa is ideally located on unspoilt  Costa Adeje in Tenerife. This luxury hotel is located close to the fishing village of Caleta - which retains much of its original character and has some excellent restaurants - and is just a few minutes walk to El Duque Beach. 

Accommodation:

The 284 rooms -  and suites at Sheraton La Caleta each offer a private balcony or terrace with garden, pool or ocean views and feature the Signature Sheraton Sweet Sleeper Beds. Family-friendly options include  interconnecting rooms or suites. Club Rooms benefit from a high floor location with spectacular views of the subtropical gardens and pool village. The Club Terrace Suites include access to the Club Lounge and feature an outdoor terrace with private Jacuzzi.

Facilities:

The Pool Village is the centre point of the resort, offering three outdoor pools, two of which are freshwater and heated and surrounded by beautiful sub-tropical gardens and spacious sun bathing areas. 

The expansive Spa Eutonos offers a wide variety of services that include a state of the art fitness centre, Thalasso vitality pool with hydrotherapy body jets, steam room, sauna and ice igloo along with 10 treatment rooms where you can enjoy an extensive selection of specialist body treatments. Additionally, there are tennis and padel courts open year round with lighting at night.

The Sheraton La Caleta serves cuisines from around the world, with four restaurants including La Venta offering local Spanish dishes, Kamakura serves authentic Japanese cuisine including Teppanyaki specialties and Japan with ''Mojo'', a new fusion of Japanese and Canarian flavours. Light day-time dishes are served at Vivace while enjoying views of the pool and ocean, buffet breakfasts and themed buffet dinners are served daily at El Parador.

For children:

Childrens club 3-12 years - younger children can attend with a babysitter or parent, kids pool, babysitting, playground, teenagers club, childrens menus - all you need for a child friendly luxury holiday.

Spa:

The Spa Eutonos at Sheraton La Caleta Resort is a place of relaxation and rejuvenation. The spa has 10 treatment rooms including a couples room with steam shower, a Thalasso vitality pool with hydrotherapy jets, steam room, sauna, ice igloo and a state of the art fitness centre. Enjoy a selection of body treatments from massages, to facials, body scrubs or Winetherapy, a soothing massage using aromatic wine oil!!!!

Price guide:

From £500-£1000 per person including flights, depending on season.

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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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Sheraton Salobre Gran Canaria
Location:

In the South of the island,just 20 mins from Las Palmas airport and just 7 minutes from the famous Maspalomas beach with its spectacular dunes (and camel trekking – a big favourite!), the Sheraton Salobre is a stylish, chic luxury 5 star resort hotel. As well as being very close to the spectacular beaches, it’s also within easy reach of the pine forests and lunar landscapes of Gran Canaria’s spectacular volcanic interior. There is lots to see and do all around, including Palmitos Park dolphinarium and bird park and Ocean Park Aquapark. Stylish yet friendly, with a superb range of facilities, this is an ideal resort for both adults and children.

Accommodation:

The hotel is chic and design-led without being minimalist or formal – service is excellent and the ambiance warm and friendly. There are 313 spacious, stylish yet comfortable rooms and suites. All have have private balcony or terrace, air-conditioning, panoramic shower, interactive flatscreen TV, WiFi access (chargeable), dual-line telephone, mini-bar (chargeable). All suites are suitable for families, with two extra beds available in Junior Suites, two separate bedrooms in Deluxe Suites, and interconnecting doors available in Deluxe and Premier rooms.

Facilities:

4 restaurants, 4 bars, Spa, 36-hole Golf course & golf academy, Gym, Beauty salon, Children’s Club (5-18 years). 7 outdoor swimming pools (heated in winter) There is a free, 7-minute shuttle bus to Maspalomas Beach, where Sheraton Salobre has a beach house for guests, with bar, changing room, showers and pool

For children:

complimentary Children’s Club (open Nov-April and during August) 5-12 yrs (open 13-00-17.00) and Teenager’s Club (open all year)13-18 yrs, babysitting (chargeable locally). Childrens playground. Changing mats, bottle sterilising kits and bottle heating facilities and kettles can be provided on request. Electric sockets can be covered for child safety.

Price guide:

from around £1000 per adult for a week inc flights, or from approx £3200-£4500 for a family of 2 adults and 2 children with flights, depending on season and room type. Prices can be accommodation only – from around £2000 for a week for a family of 4 sharing a junior suite.

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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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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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Intercontinental Aphrodite Hills Hotel and Villa Resort
Stay:

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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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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