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For children, the idea of holidaying with Grandma and Grandad is a dream come true, yet finding somewhere that will cater to all ages and comfortably house your brood can be a tricky task.

Space primed for play? Check. Activities aplenty? Check. Within touching distance? Check. 

Our list of multi-generational getaways tick an abundance of boxes. So whether you’re after a home from home with a private pool or sleek and stylish residences surrounded by secluded spots, we’ve got you covered…

The Hollywood fave

With a striking sugary-shoreline and lush Piton surroundings to explore, it’s no wonder Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort is a firm favourite among the celebrity crowd. Here, it's just a few steps from room to crystalline water; inspiring grown-ups to dive the nearby National Marine Reserve and youngsters to sail the south coast to Marigot Bay and discover the set of the original Dr. Dolittle.

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Housing private walled gardens and floor space big enough for cartwheel competitions, the hotel’s elegant two to four-bedroom residences come top of the list for getaway gatherings.

Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort

The close-to-home city break

Who says treasure hunts are just for a sandy island escape? Within the artwork lined walls of The Louvre museum, a map of clues leads both children and elders throughout the historic building to a special personalised prize. Elsewhere, a hands-on family cooking class teaches the secrets behind delectable French cuisine.

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To embrace a more authentic Parisian lifestyle, La Réserve Paris Apartments are a must; equipped with all the amenities of a hotel, but giving the freedom of an inner-city residence complete with dedicated butler.

La Réserve Paris

The private hideaway

On an island only five square miles across, it isn’t hard to see why the term ‘exclusive retreat’ is synonymous with the Mandarin Oriental Canouan. Nestled on the beachfront deep within the lush island greenery, uninterrupted privacy allows for a place to put family first and truly reconnect.

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The secluded hillside lagoon villas boast endless views of the Atlantic – with three stories hosting up to ten people, it’s time to call the extended family.

Mandarin Oriental Canouan

The island of self-improvement

At the Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita, you’re never too old to try something new. A playful family golf tournament sees both youngsters and adults practice their best swing and the Hobbit Village unleashes children’s inner chef. Meanwhile, teens are sure to remove their earbuds to try their hand at sailing the protected lagoon waters and DJ sessions at Karokan clubhouse.

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Nestled within tropical gardens with an al-fresco dining terrace, we love the three-bedroom garden residence villas that provide a home-away-from-home with an exotic twist.

Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita

The naturally immersive escape

No matter what age or generation, it’s hard to find a family member who doesn’t love animals. Proud of its natural surroundings from the mangroves to the reefs, Rosewood Mayakoba’s eco-tour sees families get up close and personal to Mexico’s resident wildlife on a biologist lead boat trip.

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Built from local wood and limestone, spacious overwater villas place guests in the heart of the surrounding landscape, perfect for a spot of bird watching.

Rosewood Mayakoba

The quality time retreat

While grown-ups could easily relax in the spa and children could happily explore in the kid’s club, at Lux* South Ari Atoll, it’s bringing the family together that makes a holiday truly memorable. Together, seek out the hidden ‘messages in a bottle’ dotted over the resort – revealing an unexpected treat inside.

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Family lagoon pavilions on the water’s edge allow the soft sound of waves to soothe and calm even the most unsettled of babies.

Lux* South Ari Atoll

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