Top 8 all-inclusive family hotels
Going on holiday with your family is the perfect opportunity to relax and spend quality time together. So why not experience a luxury getaway where everything is completely taken care of? Our curated selection of hotels and resorts that offer all-inclusive holidays will allow you to truly unwind and make the most of your family adventure.
Set on its own dot of an island a six minute boat ride off the coast of Antigua, this estate’s reputation often precedes it, and for good reason. The needs of minors are considered here as much as adults’ are, so there’s always some form of school holiday high jinks for them to join. Raft building classes boost confidence and provide the opportunity to form friendships, while film production workshops encourage creativity.
One of the Caribbean’s most established wellness resort has family-orientated programmes at its core during the summer months. The innovative ‘Well Fit Families’ weeks are designed to give all family members age 12 and above the chance to connect and bond. Develop physical fitness and stamina with Beach Boot Camps, gain mental focus through Yoga and learn new skills including basic sailing and healthy cooking.
You’ll enjoy zero guilt leaving the little ones at the Constance Kids Club whilst you relax at the infinity pool or on the 18-hole championship golf course, safe in the knowledge they will be learning and having fun. Theme days include creating pizzas and smoothies, whilst arts and crafts activities are steeped with traditional and local touches.
With three eco-luxe exclusive-use four-bedroom homes, families are guaranteed the ultimate private safari experience. Each comes with a dedicated team that includes a host, wellness therapist, ranger and tracker, and private chef, along with its own expansive wine room. Children receive a Cheetah Plains Cub Club backpack stuffed with exciting activities to enjoy and electric vehicles – offering almost silent and unobtrusive game viewing – are a serious highlight.
Expect fun and spontaneity at this off-the-grid retreat where family fantasies come true. From hanging up your dreams on the ‘Tree of Wishes’ to stumbling across a ‘Message in a Bottle’ nestled in silvery white sand, revealing delightful surprises. Its waters are a haven for world-class PADI diving, water sports and spectacular marine life including the resident whale sharks.
Outdoorsy households have it best here, with canyoning, kayaking, hiking and climbing on the roster; while the naturephiles are found spotting aquatic and land-dwelling wildlife from custom made boats or on horseback. But it’s not all high-octane activities. Time slows down a bit when savouring dinner in The Cookhouse to the views across Clayoquot Sound, or over the kids’ new favourite snack – s’mores – around a campfire under the stars.
Private living amidst the malaria-free expanses of a Big 5 game reserve, the Morukuru Family of properties will exceed every expectation. Each of the fashionably-furnished bush homes enjoy the services of a private guide and tracker who tailor game drives to suit families individual requirements - sip sundowners in the hide that overlooks a waterhole, go catch-and-release fishing for catfish and carp or learn traditional dances with local school children.
Ikos Resorts have a habit of making luxuries seem limitless. From the brand’s Grecian properties to its inaugural Spanish outpost they’ve managed to redefine the meaning of “all-inclusive” to completely new and premium heights. With their “infinite lifestyle” ethos, everyone is encouraged to live the Ikos way, which means no restrictions when it comes to wants and desires and nothing is hidden behind the effortlessly sleek exteriors, Michelin-starred cuisine and warm-smiled service