Top Three Family Hotels With A Twist
If you are looking for some inspiration, here are our suggestions for hotels that your youngsters will appreciate too. Each has a unique twist and offers something extra special.
Sheraton Mallorca Arabella Golf Hotel
Not only is this hotel in a five-star location just outside of Palma, this secluded spot is also ideal for accommodating groups. Not only can you spend time together hitting a few tennis balls or trying your hand at beach volleyball, but you can relax and enjoy the indoor and outdoor pools too. Younger children will love the Kids’ Club that offers a whole host of activities, while fun for all the family happens on Sundays during the summer season when the Sheraton staff provide a delicious inclusive barbeque.
Thinking of staying at the Sheraton? Rooms are comfortable and well-appointed, which is a welcome relief when travelling with youngsters and all of their paraphernalia, and the free Wi-Fi will keep the teenagers happy at any time of the day. I can certainly recommend booking interconnecting rooms when travelling with children so that they can have their own space but you can still be close by.
Stay in this dime of a hotel during the school holidays and you could even treat the younger ones to the opportunity to have a sleep over in an aquarium. Sleep with the Sharks… this is bound to be a hit!
Verdura – A Rocco Forte Hotel
So many parents have football-mad children to whom the idea of going on holiday to play football everyday would be a dream come true. If this sounds like one of your brood, then we must draw your attention to the Verdura Resort on the beautiful island of Sicily. Hosting the Juventus Soccer School during the summer holidays, this idyllic spot has football-loving youngsters living the dream.
For any children not into kicking a ball around all day, there are plenty of other options. Created with an open plan theme, the resort boasts an enormous infinity pool, a golf course and six tennis courts. For younger tots and older teens who might want to soak up the sunshine, the private beach is perfect; why not get the whole family having a go at one of the exciting water sports on offer?
With a club for 4-12 year olds and another for 13-16 year olds, you can rest assured that children of any age will be well taken care of, which is great if you fancy trying out the spa or simply want to sit back, relax and make the most of this Sicilian paradise. Adjoining rooms and suites are ideal for hotel living as a family.
Top Tip: if the idea of a water sports holiday fills you and your children with excitement, find more inspiration in this blog post.
Pine Cliffs, A Luxury Collection Resort
This resort, which is located in a breathtaking spot on the Portuguese coast, is among the top picks in our collection of luxury hotels that welcome children too.
“The elegant, spacious town houses (Pine Cliff Terraces) here are ideal for family groups. Away from the main hotel and in secluded gardens, the contemporary villas have their own pool surrounded by pine trees. We loved it!”
A five-star resort this may be, but children are made to feel very at home. The Porto Pirate children’s village is open for babies from six months to youngsters of eight years and is run by professionals who are there to help your little ones make the most of their stay. The real hidden appeal of this fabulous resort is the Annabel Croft Tennis Academy that is open throughout the school holidays, so for any family with aspiring tennis stars in the making, Pine Cliffs is definitely worth considering.