This post covers 40 of some of the best family-friendly hotels around the world. From hotels offering some of the best facilities to those offering something that little bit different. There are high-end luxury hotels and even camping in a dome with a waterpark. If you are looking for an ultimate bucket list holiday with your family then you need look no further.
….in no particular order
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1 Casino Drive Paradise Island N.P, Bahamas
The Cove Atlantis is a family-friendly relaxing Oasis in the heart of the Bahamas. Located on stunning golden sandy beaches exclusive for the use of hotel guests, The Cove Atlantis enjoys far-reaching ocean views.
Each of the family-sized luxury suites features French or full balconies and they are spacious, airy and well equipped. in addition to the family-friendly swimming pools, there is also an adult-only aquatic area which features private cabanas, outdoor dining and a variety of gaming options.
647Q+GP, Jimbaran, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia
Situated 5 minutes from the beach, the Ayana Resort is a 5-minute walk from Central Jimbaran. It features a variety of rooms and suites that overlooks the island’s most secluded white sand beaches. It also boasts 12 swimming pools. Its famous Rock Bar is located inside the property.
There is a super luxury spa which uses fresh seawater, rich in minerals, for its treatments. Golf lovers will be thrilled to get involved at the 18-hole putting course, and there are also tennis courts and a fitness centre. Surrounded by lotus ponds, the open-air Padi Restaurant serves a buffet breakfast and international favourites throughout the day.
Chobe National Park, Botswana
The Savute Elephant Lodge is a boutique luxury resort found on the bank of the stunning Savute Channel. Ideal for families hoping for an authentic safari experience that is geared up to cater for all ages this amazing safari lodge offers some outstanding features including a luxury spa, a firepit and an inspired secluded viewpoint of the local waterhole which is frequently visited by all sorts of wildlife.
When guests are taking a break from safari, they are invited to enjoy the pool or pay a visit to the ancient Bushmen paintings, which will thrill history lovers in the family. The accommodation you can expect is rustic and authentic tented rooms enjoying views from raised wooden platforms.
405 Spray Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1J4, Canada
Fairmont Banff Springs was built way back in 1888 and it is world-famous for offering the ultimate in service for families holidaying in Banff, Canada. The style of the property was based on a Scottish Castle and is impressive and imposing.
There is both an outdoor and a heated indoor pool for guests to enjoy. Other activities for those who like to keep busy include tennis, horse riding and golf facilities. If you crave a more relaxing activity, then be sure to visit the luxury on-site spa which a variety of treatments.
Plaka, Schisma Elountas 720 53, Crete, Greece
There are an extraordinary variety of rooms available at Blue Palace in Crete. All are bright, airy, well equipped and furnished with luxury items. However, if you really want to treat the family, consider booking a sea view room with a private infinity pool!
Younger guests will love getting involved at the Children’s Club where they can enjoy all sorts of activities including games, crafting and time at the on-site indoor soft play area. While the little ones are occupied adults can treat themselves to a massage or beauty treatment at the award-winning spa.
Km 28, #74, Bv. Turístico del Este, Punta Cana 23000, Dominican Republic
The music-themed Hard Rock Hotel in the Dominican Republic is an excellent and exciting choice for a family holiday in the Caribbean. The ten swimming pools alone would be plenty to keep the family happy but there is so much more to do too! Just a few more of the activities on offer include adult fun at the casino, a luxury spa, a private beach and an innovative Children’s Club where youngsters can get involved with cooking and dance classes. Mealtimes are also an adventure with an astonishing 23 bars and nine restaurants serving food from all over the globe.
East Crescent, Palm – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
At Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort they effortlessly combine first-class luxury and relaxation with a superb activity programme making it an ideal family holiday destination. Three lagoon-style pools are perfect for relaxing days in the sun, while those that like to keep busy can get involved with water sports, yoga classes and sports activities.
The children will love spending time at the on-site kid’s clubs where they can enjoy a whole range of games, music and art classes. While the younger guests are occupied adults can treat themselves to some time at the luxury spa. Guests can enjoy some retail therapy at the Mall of the Emirates by hopping on the hotel’s free shuttle bus.
Crescent Rd – The Palm Jumeirah – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
Atlantis, The Palm in Dubai is quite simply breathtaking in size and structure. It dominates the city skyline and is almost palatial in its appearance. Families are invited to this luxurious hotel to relax, unwind and enjoy the exceptional facilities. Some of the standout facilities include a waterpark and an underwater aquarium! Family rooms are modern, yet boast charming, traditional Arabian finishing touches.
BP 1005, Papetoai, 98728 Papetoai, French Polynesia
The luxury bungalow style accommodation at the Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort and Spa is suited perfectly to families. Each spacious bungalow includes a private terrace or balcony plus air conditioning and bright and modern décor. If you would like to treat the family to something extra special, then you could book a bungalow with a plunge pool or one with a glass-bottomed table where you can peer into the lives of the marine life beneath you.
There are masses of activities to get involved with including jet skiing, scuba diving and fishing, plus a fabulous spa where you can indulge in a whole variety of beauty treatments.
Motu Ome’e BP 506, 98730 Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Families can enjoy air-conditioned villas featuring charming hand-carved Polynesian sculptures during their stay at the St Regis Bora Bora Resort. Other stunning features of the accommodation include Italian marble bathrooms and some villas offer private dip pools and Jacuzzis.
Located on the exotic island of Bora Bora you are never far from the ocean, perfect for water sports and long lazy beach days. Guests can enjoy the use of the two outdoor pools and four restaurants serving food local cuisine as well as food from around the globe. The Lagoon Restaurant is particularly appealing, being suspended over the sparkling blue water, offering splendid ocean and island views.
Bp 37 Tuherahea, 98778 Tikehau, French Polynesia
The Ninamu Resort is a stunning, authentic, no-frills holiday property on the tropical island of Tikehau in French Polynesia. The area is particularly popular with people wishing to snorkel, windsurf and dive.
The family rooms available are well equipped and comfortable, some even feature a patio area with far-reaching views of the gardens. There is a buffet-style restaurant on site, as well as a bar. A true little piece of paradise.
LEGOLAND Allee 3, 89312 Günzburg, Germany
This fun and family-friendly hotel is the ideal place to stay when visiting Legoland in Gunzburg, Germany. The rooms are decorated in a variety of exciting and colourful patterns perfectly in keeping with the lego theme.
The hotel itself is just a five-minute walk to the Legoland Feriendorf theme park, so even the smallest of legs will cope with such a short stroll. The rooms are practical and well equipped for families. It is worth noting that guests staying at this accommodation can purchase reduced entry tickets to the Legoland theme park.
Tropical Islands Allee 1, 15910 Krausnick, Germany
Tropical Islands boasts a unique and exciting location within the world’s largest free-standing dome! Within the dome, visitors will also find an indoor rain forest, a large pool decorated with authentic palm trees and a fabulous artificial beach. There are water slides, jets and a lazy river too!
The accommodation at Tropical Islands is varied and each room takes on a theme from a different continent. The rooms are a great size for families and are modern and well equipped. While the kids are busy with the endless activities’ adults can enjoy some relaxing therapies at the Wellness Spa.
Kalami, Kiani Beach, Kalives 730 03, Greece
Kiani Beach Resort in Crete is an excellent choice for families looking for an all-inclusive holiday in the sun. As the name suggests the hotel enjoys an excellent location right on the beach on the outskirts of the popular and bustling village of Kalyves.
The beautiful pool area enjoys a sea view and there is a convenient and well-stocked pool bar serving drinks and snacks. There is a daily entertainment programme which is carefully geared up for all ages to enjoy.
Sani, Halkidiki, Greece
The Sani Club is a plush hotel, which enjoys a hillside location boasting far-reaching views of the bay below. Guests of the hotel have the luxury of a private blue flag beach, where you can either relax in the sun or get involved with adrenaline-fuelled water sports such as windsurfing and jet skiing.
The on-site Kid’s Clubs are cleverly separated into age groups, so younger ones can enjoy art, crafts and games while tweens and teens can get involved with gaming and music. Adults can make the most of the quiet time by visiting the luxury spa for some gorgeous treatments.
92-1185 Aliinui Dr, Kapolei, HI 96707, United States
Aulani in Hawaii is a luxury resort, situated on a glorious sandy beach, ideal for long lazy days in the sun. The rooms here are the height of style and luxury, each individually decorated and well equipped with everything a family could need, including deep soaking bathtubs and large flat-screen TVs.
Outside there are three pools, and guests of the hotel are also entitled to entry to the local waterpark featuring slides and a lazy river. There is a large and impressive wellness spa on-site, which offers everything from beauty treatments to sports massage.
Gogo Falls Road, Nairobi, Kenya
A stay at Giraffe Manor in Kenya is surely on everybody’s holiday bucket list. The opportunity to share breakfast with giraffes, or to observe a herd of elephants peacefully bathing in the local river. Each member of the family will be utterly mesmerised to be so close to the most magnificent of Kenyan wildlife.
Giraffe manor itself is set in 12 acres of private land within the extensive 140 acres of indigenous forest in Nairobi. The accommodation comes in the form of luxury lodges and there is also an extraordinary natural spa on-site for the ultimate in indulgence and self-care.
Jalan Tanjung Rhu, Langkawi, 07000 Tanjung Rhu , Malaysia
The Four Seasons Resort Langkawi enjoy far-reaching views of the Andaman Sea and is surrounded by stunning landscaped gardens and lush green forests. The accommodation offered is in the form of a plush, spacious villa, ideal for families.
There are three outstanding restaurants, one serving authentic Malaysian cuisine, a Pizza joint and a fresh seafood eatery. There is a fabulous range of indoor and outdoor activities for younger guests to enjoy at the super fun kid’s club while adults can unwind and indulge in some pampering treatments at the Spa.
Baa Atoll, Republic of Maldives, Landaa Giraavaru island, 20215 Baa Atoll, Maldives
The Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru enjoys an exquisite location in Baa Atoll which is a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. Guests can choose between a land or sea villa. The land villas boost private gardens, and private beach access while the water villas offer stunning panoramic views of the Indian Ocean, sun decks and fabulous nets for laying over the ocean.
The property offers an exceptional variety of unique and fascinating activities for the family to get involved with including Anti Gravity Yoga, swimming with whale sharks and treatments at the Night Spa.
Grand Gaube, 230 Grand Gaube, Mauritius
The stunning island of Mauritius is a dream destination for all the family, and the LUX* Grand Gaube Resort and Villas is an exceptional place to stay. The huge family-friendly swimming pool enjoys far-reaching views of the Indian Ocean.
The spacious air-conditioned villas are well equipped to ensure absolute comfort throughout your stay and feature furnished balconies so you can enjoy the views any time of night or day. Guests have so much on-site to keep them occupied including a cinema, Tai Chi classes and water sports including sailing and kayaking.
Avinguda del Rei Jaume I, 114, 07180 Santa Ponça, Illes Balears, Spain
Embrace your inner buccaneer at the super fun Pirates Village in Majorca. As the name may suggest this is a pirate-themed hotel and a fabulous destination for family fun in the sun. The freshwater outdoor pool features slides and waterfalls, plus there is a splash zone for younger guests featuring tipping buckets and jets.
Daily pirate pool games and weekly pirate shows provide guests with action-packed sword fights, fireworks, and music. Mealtimes will lead you to the buffet-style Pirates Tavern which serves a huge variety of food from all over, ensuring there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Boulevard Kukulkan Lote 48 Km 16.5, 77500 Cancún, Mexico
The varied choice of accommodation at the Omni Cancun Hotel ensures there is something to suit each family. From plush rooms with views of the lagoon to luxury three-bed villas, something all the accommodation has in common is that they are well equipped, bright, spacious, and comfortable.
The pool area is stunning and features waterfalls and a convenient swim-up bar. There is also a huge spa bath that enjoys far-reaching views of the ocean, ideal for relaxing. If you are feeling active there are basketball, tennis, and volleyball facilities to enjoy.
Derb Moulay Abdullah Ben Hezzian, 2, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco
El Fenn is an elegant hotel which is modest in size but huge in quality and service. The rooms are all decorated uniquely with bright and complex Moroccan designs. Each guest room proudly displays a piece of original artwork from the owner’s private modern art collection.
There is a pool on the rooftop so guests can dip whilst enjoying the view. There is also a hot tub, a spa and an authentic hammam. Guests can enjoy the food at the onsite restaurant or venture into the neighbouring village to enjoy some local offerings.
Apollo Bunder Road The Taj Mahal Palace, Colaba, Mumbai, 400001
This magnificent property was built over a century ago and enjoys a sensational location overlooking the Gateway of India and also boasts views of the Arabian Sea.
Everything about the Taj Mahal Palace screams class and luxury, from the breathtaking architecture to the elegant décor and choice of soft furnishings. Younger guests will enjoy spending time in the outdoor pool, while adults can pamper themselves with some traditional Indian treatments at the plush Jiva Spa.
Mealtimes are a culinary adventure, as there are an astonishing ten restaurants to choose from, each serving top-class cuisine.
Muttrah Beach -PO BOX 1998, 114 Muscat, Oman
The Al Bustan Palace has the magnificent Al Hajar mountains as its backdrop and the Sea of Oman to the side. The property itself looks like an exotic royal palace that you may see in a movie or even a fairy tale. The surroundings are mind-blowing in their beauty. Younger guests of the hotel are very well taken care of with an invitation to the Ritz Kids club.
This is a fabulous entertainment and activity programme, sure to keep them happy and occupied day after day. Some of the activities include learning and getting involved with local culture and traditions. While the kids are busy, adults can enjoy some pampering at the award-winning spa.
Urbanização Quinta Do Martinhal, 8650-908 Sagres, Portugal
Martinhal Sagres is a five-star hotel located in the super popular region of the Algarve in Portugal. It enjoys sea views, and it is just a two-minute stroll to get to the beach. Guests can choose from luxury family rooms or villas depending on their preference.
There are five swimming pools, sure to keep water lovers happy, whilst other activities include padel, surfing, and football. When the little ones have had enough sun, they can relax in the games room which features PlayStation consoles and free internet. Mealtimes can be enjoyed in any of the three onsite restaurants, each serving a wonderful selection of cuisine.
10 Bayfront Avenue, Marina Bay, 018956 Singapore
The Marina Bay Sands has to be one of the most iconic and recognised hotels in the world. Towering over Marina Bay in Singapore this extraordinary property has endless amenities and features to please all the family. From its enormous rooftop infinity pool to its world-class casino there is plenty to keep everyone occupied.
Mealtimes are particularly special as guests can choose from 20 different restaurants including Bread Street Kitchen by Gordon Ramsey! After dinner adults can party on down at the pumping dance club or enjoy a workout at the fitness centre.
Sun City, Rustenburg, 0316, South Africa
The Palace of the Lost City is quite literally, as the name suggests, a palace! With its stunning exotic turrets and arches, it is breathtakingly beautiful inside and out. Despite its formal and imposing appearance, it is an absolutely splendid holiday destination for all the family.
Facilities include a full-service spa, a golf course, a casino, and a fabulous pool complex which boasts a lazy river. The family rooms are spacious, bright, and well equipped. The hotel provides safari trips plus tennis lessons and an award-winning spa offering everything from massages to aromatherapy.
Partida Foia del Verdader, 1, 03502 Benidorm, Alicante, Spain
At the Magic Natura in Benidorm, your family can enjoy all the fun and entertainment they hope to enjoy on holiday in one place. A stay at the hotel entitles guests to free entry to the on-site Wildlife Park, as well as unlimited access to the fantastic and exciting Aqua Natura waterpark next door.
Aqua Natura is a family-friendly water park, featuring many different colourful chutes and flumes. At the hotel itself, guests have the use of three swimming pools, one of which boasts an impressive infinity edge. In the evening guests can look forward to an action-packed entertainment schedule before retiring to the comfortable spacious accommodation.
As the name suggests the Magic Robin Hood hotel in Spain offers guests the fun and adventure of an enchanting Robin Hood theme. It is located within the enchanting Spanish town of Albir, which is a short distance from the mega-popular town of Benidorm. The aquatic area is extensive and impressive, and Richard the Lionheart’s Castle is ready for you to explore too!
The unique and imaginative accommodation consists of authentic wooden lodges, in keeping with the Sherwood Forest theme. For those looking for a little extra magic and luxury, some lodges are available with their own private whirlpools on the lodge terrace.
P.O Box 11, Heritance Kandalama, 21100 Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
A stay at the Heritance Kandalama is like visiting a different world… from the magnificent architecture to the panoramic views of the Sigiriya Rocks, it is indeed a magical destination. The family rooms are bright, spacious and well equipped.
The facilities at the Heritance Kandalama range from three superb pools to tennis courts and a well-equipped gym. For those who like history and to explore the local culture when abroad the hotel is just 20 mins away from the impressive 2000-year-old cave temple at Dambulla and the Sigiriya rock fortress.
Pongwe Beach, Pongwe, Tanzania
The Pongwe Beach Hotel in Tanzania offers travellers a dreamy beach destination, ideal for families looking for some relaxation in the sun. Sparkling turquoise waters meet glorious golden sands on the hotel’s private beach, which provides the ideal spot for water sports or building sandcastles.
At the property itself, guests can enjoy the use of a large outdoor pool, complimentary use of bikes and a superb on-site restaurant serving delicious fresh cuisine from all over the globe.
219 Moo 5, Angthong, Koh Samui, Surat Thani, 84140 Mae Nam, Thailand
As with all Four Seasons properties, guests can expect world-class facilities and service at the Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui. Just five minutes from a beautiful sandy beach and enveloped by stunning exotic gardens, the hotel is like a secret oasis, the perfect holiday destination for all the family.
There are so many fabulous activities to get involved with at the hotel including golf, tennis, and beach sports. Every room boasts a private deck with an infinity pool and inside there is a well-stocked bar! Each member of the family will enjoy a trip on the cruising boat docked near the hotel, which visits the Marine National Park and various other locations.
231 Moo 3 Mai Khao Talang, 83110 Mai Khao Beach, Thailand
If you crave a tropical and secluded retreat for your family holiday then the JW Marriott Phuket Resort and Spa should most certainly be on your list. With direct access to the stunning natural beaches of Mai Khao, you are in the perfect location to enjoy bathing in the sun, snorkelling or building sandcastles!
Back at the hotel, there are three outdoor pools and an astonishing eleven restaurant options! The rooms are designed with ultimate peace and relaxation in mind as they offer soundproof walls, private balconies and beautiful garden or ocean views.
56 Ko Yao Noi, Ko Yao District, Phang-nga 82160, Thailand
The Six Senses Yao Noi can be found on a tiny island in the extraordinarily beautiful location of Phang Nga Bay, Phuket. Surrounded by sparkling crystal-clear ocean and lush landscaped gardens the hotel is a dreamy family holiday destination. The accommodation is offered in the form of luxury villas which each feature private infinity pools and a personalised villa team, there to see to your family’s every desire and to ensure your stay is perfect in every way.
There is a whole range of activities to get involved with, including cookery classes and cultural trips. Each meal is a culinary adventure with masses of choice, and even the option of private picnics on the beach provided by highly trained chefs.
Lara Beach, Antalya Area, Turkey
The Limak Lara Resort in Turkey is a fabulous choice for a family holiday destination in the sun. From the beachfront position to pools with water slides and spacious and well-equipped family rooms, every detail has been thought about at this beautiful resort.
There are plenty of fun activities to enjoy including bowling, mini discos, and a variety of sports. There is a super variety of bars and restaurants, and the board basis is a generous All-Inclusive package to ensure complete peace of mind throughout your stay.
Lower Bight Rd, The Bight Settlement TKCA 1ZZ, Turks & Caicos Islands
A true family-friendly holiday resort in every sense, Beaches Turks and Caicos Resort offers outstanding facilities in a stunning and award-winning beach location. In fact, the resort is located right on the 12 mile-long stretch of Grace Bay Beach and is an ideal destination for snorkelling, water sports and building sand castles.
The hotel offers a generous all-inclusive board basis. Mealtimes will never be boring as the resort proudly offers 22 speciality restaurants including everything from Sushi to Italian and much more. There are seven pools to enjoy plus a fabulous water park featuring all sorts of slides, a lazy river, and a surf simulator.
2901 W Osceola Pkwy, Kissimmee, FL 34747, United States
A stay at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge is a very special treat for all the family. The hotel accommodation has been designed around the 43-acre estate, which is home to all manner of extraordinary and magnificent wildlife including giraffes, lions and antelope. It is like being on your very own safari. The hotel offers spacious and well-equipped family rooms, plus a host of pools and some superb restaurants.
61 Hawks Cay BLvd, Duck Key, FL 33050
What could be more magical than being greeted by Bottlenose Dolphins as you arrive at your tropical holiday destination? This is exactly what guests can expect when they arrive at Hawks Cay Resort in Florida. Located on the stunning, small island of Duck Key and surrounded by crystal clear waters this is somewhere that the whole family can enjoy swimming, snorkelling and all sorts of other water sports.
This hotel is very special indeed. Hawks Cay Resort lives in harmony with the aquatic creatures and the fragile yet beautiful environment that surrounds it. Swimming with dolphins, adventure fishing and live music are just a few of the exceptional activities on offer.
Spring Grove, Bewdley DY12 1LF
West Midland Safari Park isn’t just a day out to see the animals. They also have some amazing Safari Lodges. These are so authentic you will feel like you are actually on safari in Africa. This is luxury accommodation at its finest with views of the animals from your lodges.
You can choose from an array of accommodation including a Tiger Lodge, Rhino Lodge, Red Panda Cottage, Giraffe Lodge, Cheetah Lodge and Elephant Lodge. They are designed to give you an up-close and immersive overnight wildlife experience like no other. Safari Lodge’s short breaks include dinner and breakfast, spectacular views of the animals and admission to the Park during the day.
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