The 12 best new hotels to join our Kids Collection in 2018!
As another successful and inspirational year of family travel draws to a close, we’re celebrating our favourite stylish yet family-friendly hotels and boutique B&Bs who joined our Kids Collection in 2018.
Brand new eco-chic surf hotel with boho decor and a fun, chilled vibe located on a gorgeous sandy beach, 40 minutes north of Lisbon. Kids will love the purpose-built skate park, heated pool and surf school. There’s also kids’ yoga, plus bikes and paddleboards to rent.
Brilliantly suitable for both couples and families, this cleverly designed new hotel has designated areas for both kids and adults. Seriously stylish, Elivi is surrounded by 4 stunning beaches and boasts wraparound sea views. There are watersports, tennis and basketball courts, too.
For Parents: An Elemis spa
From GBP195/night for a Double Supreme Deluxe (Upper Floor)
This picture-perfect chateau is found among vineyards near the Canal du Midi. Transformed into elegant self-catering apartments and villas, the chateau also has a heated infinity pool and tasty brasserie, tennis courts and bikes to borrow. The kids club opens for July and August.
On a shimmering golden beach on Morocco’s surf coast, this well-run resort has a surf school, a beautiful ocean-facing yoga shala, heated pools and a playground. All rooms have sea views and a private terrace. There’s good food, too. Don’t miss stargazing round the fire pit.
A rural farm estate refashioned as a country-luxe village, perfect for free-range families. There’s a creative playroom and kids pool, treasure hunts and bikes to hire, plus pony and trap rides and horse riding.
For Parents: A wealth of prehistoric monuments to explore
This superb all-suite seaside resort is the ultimate fly-and-flop destination for families. There are 2 large swimming pools (one resembles a lake!) and each has toddler splash zones. Choose from a dizzying variety of restaurants, plus a creche and kids club, tennis, lawns to romp on, and tons of watersports.
Hidden in the tea-planting highlands 90 minutes from Kandy is this colonial-era mansion with lovely long views across the hills. There’s a kids playroom, billiards and a free-form outdoor pool. The lush garden also has tennis, badminton and croquet.
A rustic and authentic beachside guesthouse which delivers wonderful service and scrumptious food on a traffic-free island. Each unpretentious room has a private terrace, and you’re steps away from crystal clear waters.
This gorgeous 16th-century manor house turned family-run small hotel is just 1 hour from Paris. Immaculate rooms and a modern restaurant belie the warm family welcome: there’s a heated pool, 2 acres of grounds, badminton, and bikes to borrow. Castles and beaches are nearby.
An affordable and unpretentious agriturismo whose walled garden and inviting swimming pool make it a firm family favourite. You also get delicious dinners, generous rooms and countless nooks for relaxing and reading.
For Parents: the famous Baroque towns of Monica, Ragusa and Scicli are only 30-45 minutes away
A destination designer hotel comprising a collection of cubist lodges, Lombok Lodge comes with an infinity pool, Frangipani Spa, and a choice of spacious family lodges. Activities include rock pooling, cooking lessons, breakfast with dolphins, kayaking, watersports, and day trips to nearby Gili Islands.
For Parents: Scenic and cultural day tours to Rinjani volcano and Lingsar Temple.
From GBP379/night for a Luxury Lodge Suite Ocean View