What to Consider For Luxury Family Holidays
Happy Luxury Family Holidays
Planning a luxury family holiday can be quite a challenge: but it needn’t be. There are many things to consider when planning a family holiday which is taken into consideration can lead to a relaxing and exiting holiday for both children and adults.
We have identified four areas to consider with children in mind before creating your perfect luxury family holiday.
Hotel transfer times and the mode of transport can have a great effect on deciding your ideal family holiday stay. A short transfer time to your hotel with young ones will reduce the potential for distraction and an ITC Luxury Travel arranged private transfer will create the best start to your holiday.
Hotels with short transfer times include Blue Waters in Antigua with just a 12 minute transfer and Spice Island, Grenada with a mere 15 minutes. Indian Ocean hotels traditionally have longer transfer times due to the geography of the area but Jumeirah Vittaveli, Maldives with a 20 minute boat transfer and Lux* Maldives with a 25 minute seaplane represent convenient travel times for families.
Crèche, Kids’ Clubs & Babysitting
For a Family holiday to meet the needs of all it’s a great idea to opt for a hotel that offers a dedicated supervised activity programme for children of all ages so they can make new friends and enjoy a happy holiday experience. Babysitting services are also important to a family holiday as well as Crèche facilities for infants and younger toddlers. These facilities offer parents peace of mind and confidence that their loved ones are well looked after as well as entertained and engaged so that children and adults both experience a rewarding and enjoyable luxury holiday.
Gran Hotel Bahia Del Duque in Tenerife provides Kids’ Clubs for children aged 3-12 years plus a teen lounge and babysitting service. Other properties that offer kids clubs and babysitting services include One&Only Reethi Rah, Maldives, Trisara, Phuket, Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai and Half Moon, A Rockresort, Jamaica.
One resort that goes the extra mile to accommodate the needs of your children is Forte Village Resort Sardinia which offers a superb ‘Citta dei Bambini’ (children’s city) offering activities such as Italian cooking, painting, trampolining, dancing and much much more.
The Four Seasons Hotel group cater particularly well to children with the Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa and Landaa Giraavaru offering activities such as surf schools, a marine discovery centre and in the case of Four Seasons Resort Langkawi whirlpools, kids clubs and even a private Family Beach House.
Kids’ Menus and Early Dining Options
As younger children often need to eat earlier, properties that offer an early dining option result in a happier family dinner experience, as the whole family can enjoy the local cuisine. Hotels that offer a dedicated Kids menu also contribute to dinner time being a relaxed and calm experience as the culinary requirements of adults and children alike are well met.
Properties that take special care to cater for the needs of children at meal times include ABAMA Golf & Spa Resort in Tenerife, Banyan Tree Samui, Koh Samui that provide a Kids Menu and early dining, Sandy Lane, Barbados and Constance Ephelia, Seychelles that offer kids menus as well as early dining options.
At Amirandes Grecotel Exclusive Resort, Crete have gone one step further to provide a dining experience tailored for children with their Tasty Corner which allows kids between 3-12 to eat as much as they want and best of all the food is created by the Amirandes chefs and approved by a dietician.