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luxury family resorts worth considering for your next family holiday

If sun sea and fun is on your mind and you’re looking for a luxury resort all the family will enjoy, we have narrowed down five choices worthy of your thoughts. From all-inclusive five star luxury in the Caribbean to an eco-friendly finca in Lanzarote, you are sure to find something that hits the spot for your next family holiday. Take a look below at 5 family-friendly resorts in Mauritius, Cyprus, Lanzarote, Caribbean and Portugal

Mauritius

Shanti Maurice Resort and Spa

If you’re looking for a laid-back paradise, pristine white beaches, stunning sea views, tropical gardens and a beautiful spa, Shanti Maurice Resort and Spa will tick your box. This family-friendly resort is located at the southern tip of Mauritius and boasts kids clubs and activities for the whole family. Situated in 36 acres of tropical gardens every suite or villa offers stunning sea views. There are 44 junior suites and 17 villas of various sizes some with private pools. Children go free with every paying adult on a like for like basis, so if you book half board for an adult you get a child’s place (3-12 years old). The drop-in kids club is free for this age group too and is open 10am – 10pm. Creche and babysitting also available (extra charge). The Shanti Maurice Spa oozes luxuriousness and wellbeing at the highest level offering an Ayurveda program, yoga and Pilates suites, jacuzzi, pools and more to revive the soul.

Flight time approx. 11hrs 55 mins from UK

Time zone – GMT +4

British Airways, Air Mauritius and Tui all fly direct

Airport transfer time: 45 mins

Cyprus

Aphrodite Hills

The Aphrodite Hills Resort is a luxury 5-star sports and leisure resort. With a good choice of villas and apartments for all there is something for everyone. Many private villas have pools and can have barriers on the terraces to keep little ones safe. The kids club runs in age groups between 3 and 12 years old and the creche from 6 months old. Set over 578 acres it boasts a hill top location with some stunning sea views. The Village Square is home to shops, bars, restaurants a playground and mini golf. Sport fanatics will love it here, with the stunning 18 hold PGA golf course, tennis academy with 9 courts, football academy and more. This is a luxury resort for families looking for all year round sunshine and activity.

Flight time approx. 4 hrs 45 from London

Time zone – GMT +2

British Airways, Easyjet, Ryanair, Jet 2

Airport transfer time: Paphos 20 mins

Turks and Caicos

Beaches

This all-inclusive family resort in Turks & Caicos has been voted the world’s leading all-inclusive family resort 19 years in a row. There is a range of luxury child-friendly holiday homes from suites to villas and lots of activities included too. Take advantage of one of the many restaurants, the resorts very own water park, kids clubs from babies to teens, land and water sports, Scuba, all meals and anytime snacks, six swimming pools, five swim up bars, children’s pool and even a fun train ride through the villages. Everything is included at this stunning family-friendly resort even the airport transfers. If that’s not enough you can add a concierge service to your stay and butler service. 

Flight time approx. 12 hours from London

Time zone – GMT +4

British Airways (the resort can arrange flights and accommodation)

Airport transfer time: 20 mins

Lanzarote

Finca De Arrieta

This fabulous family-friendly micro resort in Lanzarote is perfect for families looking for an eco-holiday right on the beach. Finca De Arrieta is family run and home to a collection of child-friendly holiday homes all of which are powered by wind and solar energy generated within the resort. There are sixteen yurts, cottages and villas all within the finca, with private kitchens and dining areas. There is an honesty shop, an enclosed swimming pool and an undercover chillout zone. For group dining there is a separate communal under cover kitchen area and a play area with climbing frame, football pitch, sunken trampoline and more. Kids are invited to plant a cactus in the cactus garden and return another year to see how it has grown. With just a short stroll to the beach and sea views from some of the private terrace this little quirky resort is a fun base for an environmentally friendly holiday in Lanzarote.

Flight time approx. 2 hr 55 from London

Time zone – GMT

British Airways, Easyjet, Ryanair, Jet2

Airport transfer time: 20 km from Arrecife airport (many properties have transfers included as well as hybrid cars)

Portugal

Four Seasons Country Club

The Four Seasons Country Club is located within 17 acres of private gardens in the Algarve in Portugal. There is something for everyone here, from a creche, children’s play area, babysitting, swimming pools including an indoor pool, restaurant, two lane bowls, five aside football pitch, golf and health club, weekly family entertainment and more. The beach is a short two-minute shuttle bus ride from the resort with set times ferrying families to and from. The holiday homes generally have two bedrooms and you can have a choice between a superior villa (townhouse) or two-bedroom apartments on the ground floor. Each villa or apartment has its own terrace and cots highchairs and stairgates are all supplied FOC.

Flight time approx. 11hrs 55 mins from London

Time zone – GMT

British Airways, Easyjet, Ryanair, Jet2

Airport transfer time: 20 mins Faro airport

 

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