In the last instalment of our series looking at great family-friendly places to stay this year, we’ve chosen our top picks around the Mediterranean.

Almyra, Paphos, Cyprus

Almyra, paphos, Cyprus

The sun shines on this stylish resort 300 days a year. Families will be delighted by the excellent kids’ clubs catering for all ages, the huge range of watersports and games, the small sandy beach and the kids’ pool. On a practical note, everything for babies and toddlers can be provided by their Baby Go Lightly service.

Azur Hotel, near Antalya, Turkey

Azur Hotel

Families will appreciate this great-value beachside hotel for its friendly service, lovely pool, safe lush gardens, and charming wooden cabins, but most of all for its location just a 5-minute stroll from stunning Cirali beach.

Palmizana, Sveti Klement island, near Hvar, Croatia

Palmizana, Sveti Klement island, Croatia

This colourful family-run retreat has an enchanting Bohemian vibe. The island is car-free so kids can explore freely, plus the beach is shallow, there are 2 playgrounds and if you don’t fancy rustling up dinner in your villa’s kitchenette, the 2 restaurants offer kid-friendly fare and half-portions.

Palazzo Radomiri, near Kotor, Montenegro

Palazzo Radomiri, near Kotor, Montenegro

One of the gems in our new Montenegro collection, this waterfront palazzo will suit outdoorsy families who will love swimming off the jetty, kayaking in the Bay of Kotor, and cycling along the coastline. Back at the hotel, you get kids’ menus, a large pool and babysitting on request.

Modus Vivendi, Psematismenos, Cyprus

Modus Vivendi, Psematismenos, Cyprus

Chic yet cheap, these rustic self-catering suites are set around a sociable pool and great for discerning families on a budget. There are heaps of activities nearby including a Camel Park, Watermania park, and beaches.

Villa Viganj, Peljesac Peninsula, Dalmatia, Croatia

Villa Viganj, Peljesac Peninsula, Dalmatia, Croatia

With spectacular sea views, a fenced turquoise pool and a playground, plus 5 bedrooms (including a bunk room), this 16th-century stone villa is ideal for 2 families travelling together. Shops and child-friendly cafes are within walking distance, and there are excellent watersports nearby.

Xaghra Farmhouse, Gozo, near Malta

Xaghra Farmhouse, Gozo, near Malta

Perfect for large families and good value, this rustic farmhouse sleeps 6-8, and has a pool, baby equipment to borrow, and a well-equipped kitchen. There’s a house book with suggestions for local shopping and outings; boat trips and beaches are within easy reach, and beach toys are provided.

Stone Cottages Hvar, Hvar, Croatia

Stone Cottages Hvar, Hvar, Croatia

This boutique hideaway is immersed in nature on the unspoilt south coast of this lovely Croatian island. Ideal for 2 families together – it sleeps up to 10 in a cluster of beautifully restored traditional dwellings – the residence has a great pool, tennis courts, a volleyball pitch, mountain bikes to borrow and extensive gardens.

Med-Inn, Bodrum Peninsula, Turkey

Med Inn, Bodrum Peninsula, Turkey

This serene boutique hotel is just 10 minutes from Bodrum airport, and provides lovely Mediterranean gardens, large, colourful sea-view suites, and a decked jetty. Head out to find hidden beaches and coves, local markets, and ancient ruins; return to sample fresh fish in the family-friendly restaurant.

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