We know how precious family time is, which is why we have handpicked only the finest family hotels and resorts around the world to ensure your family holiday is full of fun, laughter and memories you will treasure for a lifetime.
Finding a hotel that not only you will love, but your children will love too can sometimes be tricky. At Pure Destinations we have taken the stress out of searching for the perfect hotel and selected only the best family hotels and resorts to ensure your entire family has a fun-filled holiday.
Family holidays are not just about the children, you want to relax and enjoy yourself too. Whether you want to unwind in a family villa complete with a private pool or discover the marine life in the turquoise Indian Ocean, Pure Destinations will create your perfect family holiday.
While we understand a child-friendly resort is important when you venture on your family holidays, we recognize that one size doesn’t fit all. What may suit a toddler will definitely not impress your teenager. To ensure all of your family will be happy, we have picked our favourite family friendly hotels.
Top Tips For Travelling With Children
- Book a hotel with a kids club or teens club (scroll down to see our recommended resorts). This will allow your kids to meet new friends and participate in daily activities to keep them busy and enjoying their holiday
- Book accommodation which offers family-friendly rooms and villas. Interconnecting rooms are a popular choice with families, providing privacy and safety with your children right next door
- Bring a selection of games and books on your holiday – useful for those long flights and fun family game nights
- Don’t forget your camera to capture all those family holiday memories you and your children will cherish for a lifetime.
Find The Perfect Family Holiday
Babies & Toddlers
Travelling with a baby or toddler can be daunting, especially when it comes to packing your luggage, as prams and cots often cost extra on flights. Here at Pure Destinations, we aim to make life a little easier for you by researching and picking hotels that help out families. Many of our hotels provide baby equipment, ensure rooms are baby-proof and provide a crèche or babysitting service so you can have a holiday too.
Children (4-12 years)
Children love exploring, meeting new friends and learning new things while on holiday. Our collection of hotels provide kids clubs where your child can take part in fun activities with other children their own age, including outdoor games, video games and learning about traditional arts and crafts. Even the fussiest of eaters will be catered for with children’s menus and some even have a dedicated children’s restaurant.
Convincing teenagers to go on holiday with their family can sometimes be difficult, our collection of hotels will keep your teen busy with organised teens clubs and activities. From thrilling water sports to practising their sport skills, your teen can hang out with other teens and explore the area on parent-free excursions with qualified staff.
Keeping the children happy on your family holiday is important, but it is important not to forget it’s your holiday too. While the kids are looked after by experienced staff, you can kick back, relax and enjoy the hotel’s luxurious facilities including rejuvenating spa treatments and cocktails by the pool. Use the babysitting service and indulge in a romantic dinner for two while your children are in good hands.
Kuramathi Island, Maldives
Enjoy a slice of the good life on your next family holiday to Kuramathi Island. Situated in Rasdhoo Atoll, a scenic seaplane journey to the island from Male Airport takes around 20minutes, while a speedboat transfer takes around 90 minutes. Once on the island, you will be greeted with tropical bliss, from lush vegetation and sandy pathways, to dramatic sunsets from the dreamy sandbank that stretches out to the crystal clear sea.
Families looking for an unforgettable holiday in paradise will love all the amazing facilities that Kuramathi Island has to offer. Dip your toes in one of 3 swimming pools including a children’s pool or take advantage of the exotic location with the turquoise lagoon at your disposal. Grab your complimentary snorkelling gear and see what amazing marine life you can find. Alternatively, head out on an excursion to world-class diving spots!
Bageecha kids club has all the facilities for your kids to enjoy such as a garden with play area, entertainment rooms with plenty of age-appropriate activities and toys, plus a small kitchen that serves lunch and dinner. When it comes to accommodation at Kuramathi Island, all the family will love the Two-Bedroom Beach House with 2 bedrooms and bathrooms that overlook the azure ocean.
Trou Aux Biches Golf Beachcomber Resort & Spa, Mauritius
For a luxurious Mauritius family holiday on one of the best stretches of beach in Mauritius, we recommend staying at the all-suite Trou Aux Biches Golf Resort & Spa. Located near Grand Baie and Port Louis, there’s plenty of family-friendly activities and trips to fill your holiday with unforgettable memories.
The incredible accommodation options for families sets this resort apart in Mauritius, with beachfront suites with plunge pools or the 2 and 3 bedroom family villas for extra space. Plus, families can enjoy the perks of the complimentary kids and teen’s club during your stay.
Work up an appetite with a range of free land and water sports to enjoy as a family. Complimentary water sports include water skiing, windsurfing, sailing, snorkelling, kayaking, glass bottom boat tours and much more.
With a choice of 6 restaurants at the resort, you’ll never get bored of the amazing cuisine on offer during your family escape to Mauritius. Dine around the world with specialty restaurants including Mauritian, Asia and European.
Hard Rock Hotel, Tenerife
Family holidays to Tenerife are perfect for any time of the year as the island boasts of year-round sunshine. Not only that, the beaches are beautiful and there are many activities that you can enjoy on your family holiday together all year round. Located on the southern coast near Costa Adeje lies Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife, a family-friendly beachfront oasis.
Dip your toes in 3 sparkling swimming pools; indulge in unique dining experiences with five a la carte restaurants and a buffet style restaurant. Don’t forget to enjoy the spectacular sunset views from the 16th floor sky lounge for the perfect end to another fantastic day in Tenerife. As well as this, there are a number of bars as well as pool bars in the daytime to keep cool.
Hard Rock Hotels are known for its glitz, glam and rock and roll reputation and that reputation is no exception, even when it comes to its kids club. The Hard Rock Roxity Kids Club allows your little rock stars to have an unforgettable holiday with a jam-packed activities programme, themed days, fun games and workshops! What’s more, your kids can order whatever they like as it’s all included. Services such as pureed baby food and non-stop ice cream can is included.
Princesa Yaiza Suite Hotel Resort, Lanzarote
This family-friendly retreat is ideally placed on the beachfront just minutes from the town centre for an unforgettable holiday in Lanzarote. Princesa Yaiza Suite Hotel boasts of a full range of facilities to keep every family member happy whilst on holiday. Whether it’s dining in one of 8 restaurants (4 of which are a la carte), cooling off in one of 6 glistening pools and enjoying private family time in the dedicated family suites.
Boasting of being one of the best family resorts in Spain, Princesa Yaiza Suite Hotel has an impressive fantasy world for the younger family members to enhance their holiday experience on the island. Kikoland, a world of illusion for children boasts of an area of around 10,000 sqm with sports and leisure facilities for youngsters aged between 0-18. Kikoland mascots include Hooky, Cooky and Kiko and will become your children’s companions throughout their experience at Kikoland. Activities range from arts and crafts, mini discos, aqua fun, mini yoga, quizzes, Olympic games and so much more!
Sani Beach Greece
Whisk away to Greece for a week or two of blue flag beaches, delicious cuisine and total relaxation. At Sani Beach, you’ll be surrounded by beautiful nature and five-star experience for an unforgettable family holiday. With a selection of rooms and suites for all family members to live together, combined with a wealth of activities and entertainment, and not to mention the gorgeous beachfront location – Sani Beach is your picture-perfect Greece getaway to leave the hustle and bustle back home.
Keeping your kids cool is a breeze at Sani Beach, with a pine-fringe Blue Flag beach and a large lagoon-style pool to dip your toes into. There’s also an indoor and outdoor heated pool to enjoy too! Food is at the heart of every holiday and at Sani Beach, you’ll never regret any of your dining choices thanks to the unique half-board dine around programme. With a selection of 22 restaurants, there’s plenty of choice for even the picky eaters!
Sani Beach offers dedicated clubs and programmes for the younger members of your family. Melissa Mini Club is for children aged 4-12 years old and is complimentary with plenty of entertainment for your little ones such as mini Olympic games on the beach, short trips, picnics and parties. Teens aged between 12-17 years can enjoy the Ozone-Teen House. With a range of activities varying from hip hop dance and DJing to archery, beach volleyball and so much more.
Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort, Portugal
Families that love to golf will love everything that Anantara Vilamoura has to offer. With world-class golfing at Victoria Golf course and the gorgeous red cliffs of Praia da Falesia just a 15-minute drive away, your family holiday to Algarve will be filled with incredible memories. As well as offering a place of fun-filled family moments, Anantara Vilamoura is a tranquil oasis overlooking the lush green golf course with 5 glistening pools and champagne cabanas. So whilst your kids are enjoying activities in the kids club, you can cherish adult time by the pool.
The resort offers a range of incredible facilities for all the family, including the Adventurers Kid’s Club with playroom, games, arts and crafts, cooking swimming and sports to entertain your children. Teenagers can also enjoy the teen’s club for more age-appropriate activities. Parents with babies can also utilize the babysitting service, which is available around the clock. Between May and September, the Aqua Park is open for guests to enjoy tropical pools with artificial waves, thrilling rides and roller coasters.
Olympic Lagoon Resort Paphos, Cyprus
The luxurious all-inclusive Olympic Lagoon Resort Paphos is designed for couples and families in mind. With a choice of comfy and modern rooms and suites for all the family to enjoy with amenities serving as your holiday home near the coast. Combined with a host of leisure facilities, themed pools and entertainment, your family escape in Paphos will be truly unforgettable at Olympic Lagoon Resort. Meal times become an experience within itself with a choice of 6 restaurants and 6 bars to dine around, make the most of these restaurants when dining on the all-inclusive package.
Offering an incredible all-inclusive entertainment programme for your children, Olympic Lagoon Resort offers over 170 exclusively developed activities and entertainment scheduled each week. Split into two dedicated age groups, the resort has the ‘Little Monsters Kids Club’ and the ‘Teenz Club’. There is a weekly programme of activities and events that your children can be apart of to enhance their holiday experience in Paphos.
Keeping your family entertained is at the heart of the experience at Olympic Lagoon Resort. Throughout the day and night, the resort makes sure that there is always something fun going on. Whether it’s spectacular stage shows, Broadway-style musicals, live bands and disco nights to fill up your evening. During the day, there’s a range of activities such as water aerobics, sports activities, family fun games and adult-only activities.
Atlantis The Palm, Dubai
Atlantis The Palm is one of Dubai’s most iconic hotels. Nestled on the The Palm Jumeirah, this family-friendly resort is a one-stop destination for unrivalled family fun. With award-winning restaurants, unforgettable experiences, thrilling water park rides and non-stop entertainment – it’s safe to say there’s never a dull moment at Atlantis The Palm.
Rated as the number one waterpark in the region by TripAdvisor, Aquaventure Waterpark is a playground for adults and children alike. With thrilling water slides that shoot down into shark-infested waters, relaxing lazy lagoons and the opportunity to interact with dolphins and sea lions. Access to the water park is complimentary for guests staying at Atlantis The Palm, so you and your family can enjoy a cool-off anytime during your Dubai family holiday.
Furthermore, Atlantis The Palm offers day-to-night entertainment, a huge variety of watersports at the sandy beach – plus a kids club at The Zone with so many activities for kids and teens. The resort boasts of multi-level obstacle courses, soft play areas, up to 50 arcade games, Surf’s Up wave rider and a four-lane bowling alley.
Beaches Resorts in the Caribbean are designed for creating unforgettable family holiday memories on the coast of sun-kissed Caribbean islands including Jamaica and Turks and Caicos. Offering a Luxury Included holiday for every family member, including endless water and land sports included, global gourmet dining restaurants, luxurious rooms and suites and a massive range of day and night entertainment to keep you on your toes.
Whisk you and your family off to the gorgeous Beach Resort in Turks and Caicos, which is located on a white palm fringe beach that spans 12 miles. Compromising of little villages with beautiful rooms and suites, each village is influenced by architecture from around the globe such as Italy, France and the Caribbean. The 45,000 sq ft waterpark will become the highlight of your family holiday at Beaches Resort Turks and Caicos, which boasts of lazy rivers, gigantic waterslides, swim-up soda bars, whirlpools and so much more! After working up an appetite at the waterpark, choose from one of 22 restaurants to tantalise your taste buds and 15 bars to enjoy a refreshing drink – all included, of course.
Beaches Negril Resort is another fine choice for your Caribbean family holiday. Set on a 7-mile beach with turquoise waters to play in, you really are in a tropical paradise. This luxury-included resort is laid-back with elegant features for a truly rewarding holiday. Enjoy days spent on the beach or in one of many glistening pools – or why not head to Pirates Island Waterpark with thrilling water rides to cool off from the Jamaican sunshine? As well as this, you’ll be treated to a choice of 9 restaurants that are all included during your stay, as well as 7 bars. The Kids Camp is complimentary too with plenty of things to do for your younger family members. If that’s not enough, there’s an Xbox Play Lounge, a nightly teen club, unlimited water and land sports and day and night entertainment.
Located on an intimate private beach, Beaches Ocho Rios is a one-stop destination for an unforgettable family holiday in Jamaica. Home to a thrilling waterpark with so much to do you will need to re-visit during you stay, a championship golf course and 22 acres of luscious gardens to explore – there’s never a dull moment here. The private white sandy beach is at your disposal with a range of unlimited water sports to try. Plus you have the choice of 5 beautiful swimming pools to make a splash. Try a new dining experience each day with 7 world-class restaurants to choose from, ranging from culinary experiences from the Caribbean, Italy and America. Everything is included during your stay, from breakfast, lunch dinner and anytime snacks, unlimited premium liquors and wines, kids camp with certified nannies, the Xbox Play Lounge, day and night entertainment and so much more.
Lion Sands Game Reserve, South Africa
What better way to educate your children about conservation and wildlife than on a once-in-a-lifetime holiday to South Africa in the unspoiled African wilderness. Set along the beautiful Sabie River, with breathtaking views of Africa’s natural surroundings, the River Lodge at Lion Sands Game Reserve is a contemporary lodging experience for all the family. Around the lodge there are beautiful deck walkways over water features giving you the feeling of walking over water. Walkways lead to luxurious amenities such as the spa, gym and pool.
With just 8 luxurious rooms, 6 luxury rooms and 4 river suites, the lodge offers intimate accommodation for families to truly enjoy in between thrilling safari experiences. Children ages 10 and above are welcome at Lion Sands Game Reserve.
Mack & Madi kids’ Adventure Explorers Kid’s Club is an all-round family experience for an unforgettable safari family holiday unlike no other. With specially planned activities and excursions so that your little ones can see the incredible wilderness and find their adventurous side. A family safari allows you and your family to see nature unfold in real time, with a passionate field guide and tracker to show your children how to follow the signs of the bush and to be patient whilst waiting for the wildlife to appear. There’s also time for relaxing by the pool, watching sunsets and sharing stories by the campfire while roasting marshmallows.