Travelling with the whole family doesn’t need to be all stress and worry. Popping up at all corners of the world, there’s no shortage of accommodations that tick every box for even the littlest guests. Bringing the best of both worlds, these five luxury hotels will suit you and the young ones just fine.
A 45-minute drive from Marrakesh at the foothills of the Atlas Mountains, the luxurious Kasbah Tamadot awaits. A hub of style, culture, relaxation and adventure, there’re endless goings-on to keep the littlest guests entertained. Steering clear of rigid programmes, Kasbah Kids offers tailor-made activities to suit each child and group. They can get a taste for local flavour at onsite cooking classes, explore the property and nearby villages by way of resident mules Paprika and Parmesan, or head off for a game of tennis, a nature walk, or Moroccan treasure hunt. Promising striking views of the valley, pool parties can also be arranged – inflatable toys included, of course.
This historic luxury hotel is set on over 350 acres of picturesque Irish countryside, affording guests – young and old – copious activities to keep the boredom at bay. Action-packed adventures for the whole brood include falconry, horse-riding, cycling and tennis. When you’d like a minute to yourself head to the spa and keep the kids busy with treasure hunts, golf lessons and board games; there’s even a Lego butler who can bring a new box of building bricks direct to your room. Mealtime won’t be a dreaded jaunt here with dedicated junior guest menus (and Children’s Afternoon Tea) and accommodating staff who’ll work to appease even the fussiest of eaters.
Vila Vita Parc
Making travelling with the toddlers, kids and teens a breeze, Vila Vita Parc has all the ingredients for an unforgettable family holiday. Accommodating the youngest visitors, Natalie’s Crèche and its trained, highly-professional staff can look after those aged 6 months to three years while Annabela’s Kids Park caters to those a little older. Fully kitted out with an outdoor adventure playground of slides, swings, and trampolines, the activity list includes everything from sports games to painting and baking. The teens will be kept busy with an action-packed itinerary of surfing trips, jeep excursions and day visits to nearby attractions while the ‘rents enjoy a spa session or intimate meal at one of the ten onsite restaurants. There are also seven pools, and nothing screams family-friendly more than an abundance of sun-soaked swimming spots.
San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico
Located at the tip of the Baja peninsula with remarkable views of Los Cabos, One&Only Palmilla’s KidsOnly club is complimentary to guests 365 days a year. With it comes an action-packed programme of daily activities tailored to each age group. Not your run-of-the-mill activities however, everything here is fun, physical and at times, educational – think golf, Spanish lessons, jewellery-making, painting and piñata-making. Work on your creative flair together with private family art classes focused on watercolour, mixed media, collage or sculpture.
Domaine de Manville
Set in the heart of Provence amidst olive groves and vineyards, this working farmhouse turned 5-star country palace maintains a luxury yet relaxed, at-home atmosphere. Accommodating families in a selection of its 39 rooms, suites and villas, the tranquil haven features a cinema, heated pools, and during high season and school holidays, a Kids’ Club. Operating out of gypsy caravans, the little ones will spend their days doing pottery workshops, sports activities, treasure hunts, and jam-making; excursions beyond the hotel’s estate to archaeological and historical sites can also be arranged.
Contact the Total Management Travel team for further information. Preferential rates and exclusive benefits may apply.