All-Inclusive Family Holidays Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before

When we recommend one of the all-inclusive hotels in our collection to some of our clients, you can tell that they are dubious. All-inclusives have gained a reputation for being somewhat ‘cheap and cheerful’. However, you can leave that misconception at the door… we offer holidays at some of the most impressive five-star resorts in the world which offer the height of stress-free luxury to their customers.

There are many benefits to a holiday in an all-inclusive resort that has been specially designed with families in mind. If spacious family suites, a variety of restaurant options for fussy eaters, or kids’ clubs with endless entertainment are on your list of holiday priorities – but there’s no way you want to compromise on service, luxury or style – then I have some exceptional properties to share with you.

Adrian Hotel Roca Nivaria Gran

Tenerife, with its incredible sub-tropical climate, turquoise waters and white sand beaches, has long been a favourite for family summer getaways. Located in the laid-back resort of Playa Paraiso on the south west coast, the Adrian Hotel Roca Nivaria Gran offers a five-star, hassle-free holiday, perfect for families with young children.

The 10,000-square metre complex contains three swimming pools – one freshwater, one seawater and one kids’ pool – as well as a private man-made beach, giving you plenty of options to explore during your stay.

Dining Options

The most positive comment we’ve had from clients about this resort is its outstanding food selection. Garoé, the main restaurant, offers a vast and varied international buffet at breakfast and dinner, while a light lunch is available throughout the day at the Ahemón poolside restaurant – ideal for if the kids get peckish. If you’re looking for something a little more special, a three-course table d’hôte menu is available at two onsite eateries: Burgos for traditional Spanish cuisine and Verona for classic Italian dishes.

For the Kids

The miniclub for 4- to 12-year-olds at the Roca Nivaria Gran runs daily from 10am to 6pm, making it one of the most comprehensive kids’ clubs I’ve come across. It offers all sorts of entertainment for little ones, led by Roni, the hotel’s dolphin mascot. While the children are having fun and making friends, you can pamper yourself at the Azules de Nivaria hotel spa as you gaze out at a glorious sea vista.

I defy any youngsters to get bored at the Roca Nivaria Gran.

Olympic Lagoon Resort

With over 300 sunny days a year, Paphos in Cyprus is a dream holiday destination for sunshine seekers. If you’re looking to stay somewhere that caters to your every whim, I have to mention the 5-star Olympic Lagoon Resort. Looking out across a Blue Flag beach to the temperate waters of the Mediterranean beyond, this newly-refurbished hotel is an excellent choice for families.

Top tip: book a Family Junior suite, which can sleep up to five people in complete comfort. Sliding doors partition off the sleeping space, allowing everyone to enjoy a peaceful night!

Dining Options

What I love about the Olympic Lagoon is its fun approach to design. The resort gives you an impressive choice of five restaurants, each of which has its own theme. The Royal Olympic is the main restaurant serving breakfast and a varied buffet dinner daily, while light snacks and drinks can be enjoyed at the Italian Snackeria during the day.

It is at the other dinner restaurants, however, that you can really enjoy your evening meals. Rock’n’Roll is a 50s-themed American diner, complete with an excellent soundtrack, which is well worth a visit during your stay. KIKU is a tasty Teppanyaki and sushi restaurant – see if you can get the kids to try raw fish for the first time! You also have the choice to dine at the Captain’s Deck, an à la carte restaurant that can be enjoyed once a week without supplement.

For the Kids

With a crèche for babies (over 6 months), a kids’ club for 3- to 12-year-olds and a teen club for 12- to 17-year olds, the Olympic Lagoon is sure to entertain your little ones, no matter their age. I have also heard very positive things about the nightly entertainment put on at the Arena, which is great fun for all the family.

Five stars, five restaurants, five pools… the Olympic Lagoon does nothing by halves.

Sandos San Blas Nature Resort & Golf

The Sandos San Blas Nature Resort & Golf is perfect for what I call ‘fresh air families’ – those who love to be out together in the brilliant Canarian sunshine. Unlike many other all-inclusive resorts which could blend together in the memory, Sandos San Blas has a very distinctive vibe: set within the dramatic landscape of the volcanic San Blas Environmental Reserve, it encourages its guests to connect with nature and understand its geological heritage.

Dining Options

Whether you chose the large and well-stocked international buffet restaurant, Cueva de Atxoña, or the gourmet à la carte option, La Proa, you can be sure to taste the best of Mediterranean cuisine during your stay. A special selection of children’s meals ensures that picky eaters are well catered for, while no fewer than four bars will make sure that mum and dad are kept equally happy!

For the Kids

I believe that this is truly one of the best five-star resorts that I have come across for active families. The hotel runs myriad activities that both parents and children can enjoy together, whether sailing and kayaking on the lake, cycling around the Environmental Reserve or visiting the San Blas Ravine and Historical Experience Tunnel.

However, the fun doesn’t stop there. The Sandos San Blas Kids’ Club offers a staggering range of supervised activities for your young explorers (ages 4-12). Whether they want to try their hand at face painting or pottery in the miniclub area; water games and fishing in the pond; sports and climbing on the beach; or archaeology workshops by the lake – you can be sure that they’ll be won over (and worn out!) by the fabulous facilities at this resort.

With so much opportunity for relaxation, entertainment and gastronomic discovery on one of our luxury all-inclusive holidays, it’s no surprise that they’ve proved so popular with past clients. Contact our fabulous customer service team to find out more or to book your all-inclusive stay.