A big dilemma that many families face when thinking about their holiday is the temptation of the luxury of hotel versus the practicality of a villa or apartment.
The perfect solution is to take an apartment or villa connected to a hotel or resort. This option gives you the best of both worlds – the resort facilities with additional privacy. We have picked the best resorts with hotel-style facilities giving you the option of family-friendly apartment and villa accommodation for flexibility and space.
You are absolutely spoilt for choice in the Algarve, Portugal which has traditionally been a favourite family destination. However, we have included some other destinations below.
A best seller – choose from 1-3 bedroom ‘houses’ or 3-5 bedroom individual villas all with fabulously spacious living areas and modern kitchens. The resort has great facilities including a crèche and kids clubs, spa, tennis, restaurants (casual and fine-dining), bar/ cafe and is located on a perfect sandy beach. The pools are heated too!
Located beside a stunning beach, the studio and 1-bedroom apartments at Epic Sani share a pool and playground of their own with an all-day cafe. Of course all the facilities of the hotel are open to guests including a baby room and kids clubs. There is a supermarket very close by and the hotel has several restaurants.
Monte da Quinta Suites, Algarve
These 1, 2 or 3 Bedroom Suites are sold on bed and breakfast like hotel rooms but each has an open plan living area and kitchen too! On-site there is a crèche and kids’ clubs for younger kids as well as a restaurant. Located in the unspoilt resort of Quinta do Lago, a car is useful to get around and explore.
Always receiving outstanding reviews, The Lake Resort is an option well worth considering. There are 1 and 2 bedroom apartments, a kids club from 3 years as well as a family-friendly sandy-bottom pool. We love the location that’s just a 300m stroll from Falesia Beach as well as the marina, bars and restaurants of Vilamoura.
1 and 2 bedroom apartments surround the family pool at this luxurious 5-star resort in the quieter Western Algarve. With a sandy beach and the charming harbour town of Lagos nearby, the location is ideal for families. The resort features a spa, tennis courts and a children’s club from 4 years.
The serviced apartments are a brilliant option for families without compromise on space or luxury. A superb location right by the Marina offers easy access to the many attractions of Dubai, as well as the beach. Complimentary access to the beach, pools and all the facilities at the Royal Meridien is an added bonus.
Rising up the hillside from a lovely sandy bay, the Windjammer Resort offers 1-4 bedroom villas with pools and any meal plan you choose from self-catering to all-inclusive. A 4-star resort with lots going on, from water sports to a more relaxing spa. There is a children’s club from 4 years and nannies for younger children.
Anahita The Resort, Mauritius
Anahita has a selection of 1-3 bedroom suites and spacious 3 -5 bedroom villas all with fully equipped kitchens and large verandas. Some suites feature plunge pools whilst the villas are fitted with large private swimming pools that can be fenced off if necessary. There are family-friendly restaurants on-site or why not try the dial-a-chef service. Crèche and kids clubs too.
Set on a stunning plateau, this luxury resort combines superb leisure facilities with a flexible choice of accommodation: 1- 3 bedroom apartments and junior villas arranged around shared pools or individual villas with private pools. All have access to the excellent golf, tennis and children’s facilities.
There is quite a selection of private accommodation within hotels for you to select, giving your family the best holiday experience.
NB: This post is in collaboration with The Family Holidays Company
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