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Choosing the right hotel is essential when creating the perfect family getaway; whether you’re looking for an action-packed resort offering endless exhilarating adventures or a private, low-key luxury villa where parents have space to relax and children have space to play – this collection offers something for everyone. We have carefully selected the top 10 family hotels that we know your family will love.

Sandy Lane, Barbados

This iconic hotel is the epitome of true Bajan spirit. With its classic beach-chic style, set upon a glorious stretch of white powder sand and overlooking warm turquoise waters. Because of its prime location the hotel provides endless activities both on and off-shore, including turtle spotting and movie nights. Children are guaranteed to be entertained the entire holiday thanks to The Treehouse Club which offers a range of activities including arts & crafts classes to daily swim hours. Adults are also looked after with the personalised beachside service, offering cold towels and refreshing tropical drinks. For the ultimate family break, the Sandy Lane Villa is the perfect set-up. Your brood have the space to play, whilst you take it easy; with dedicated staff on hand, relaxation is guaranteed.

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The Ritz-Carlton Abama, Tenerife

Creating unforgettable family memories is easy when staying at the Ritz-Carlton, Abama. The Ritz Kids experience offers a wealth of activities for the children to delve into, including educational science experiments, talent contests and kids Zumba. Explore the island on a guided tour of Teide Volcano, a UNESCO World Heritage Site or enjoy a picnic aboard a speedboat whilst taking in the unique volcanic landscapes. Unknown to most, the coral reef around Tenerife is breathtaking, discover the extraordinary formations created by the island's volcanic origins; an undersea experience not be missed. The family can dine out at one of the resort's 13 restaurants, all offering exquisite dishes from various cuisines; try the innovative Italian menu at Verona or the local canary island specialties at Los Chozos.

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Jumby Bay

Jumby Bay, A Rosewood Resort, Antigua

To experience the ultimate family getaway on your own private paradise island, Jumby Bay is the place to stay. Both adults and children alike will be in awe of the idyllic setting, only accessible by boat and with no cars in sight, this holiday will be one you'll never forget. The whole family can explore the island by bike and search for the unusual herd of black belly sheep, enjoy dining out at the newly refurbished Estate House or, for a more low-key experience sample the Beach Shack. Children can take on their own adventures in the Jumby Explorers club whilst adults relax and unwind in the Rosewood spa and could even bring along their little ones to enjoy a treatment together - the unique junior spa menu offers mini treatments such as facials and foot massages.

One&Only Reethi Rah, Maldives

One&Only Reethi Rah provides a perfect back drop for those all-important family photos; capture special moments of your children swimming in the turquoise lagoon or playing on a private stretch of sugar white sands. When you aren't relaxing en famille at your villa, the children can spend their time at the KidsOnly club. Here they can get involved in activities such as sushi making and fashion shows, teenagers are also catered for at the OneTribe and Oneclub, where they can partake in island exploration adventures and socialise with others their age. When it comes to dining you have the choice of eating at one of the resorts unique restaurants, we recommend Botanica, a field-to-fork eating experience that uses 100% organic produce from the chef's garden. Or you can have the restaurant experience brought to you, where a team of expert chefs create a spectacular culinary experience in the comfort of your own villa, allowing for tired children to be in bed on time and adults to relax and enjoy a stress free dinner.

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Carlisle Bay

Carlisle Bay, Antigua

The dedicated family beach area lets your entire family enjoy themselves as they please, the little ones can frolic and paddle in the calm, shallow waters whilst the adults can sip cocktails and read in the sun. When staying in the Beach Terrace Suites you'll have direct access to the sands which allows for parents to watch over teens kayaking or paddle boarding in the secluded bay. There is always something exciting to do at Carlisle Bay including sailing courses, rainforest trekking and heron spotting in the Cool Kids Club. To fill hungry tummies during the day, Indigo provides flexible menus for children as well as tasty options for the adults. In the evening enjoy sharing a pizza in the authentic Italian restaurant, Ottimo!; finish dinner off with the exceptional homemade gelato.

BodyHoliday, St. Lucia

The WellFit family programmes led by renowned Olympians, such as sailing champion Saskia Clark include an array of exciting activities including, bike riding, beach-athlons and sailing regattas. Enjoy healthy competition between family members or simply take it easy and enjoy the experience. You can also get involved in healthy and inspiring cooking classes taught by world-class nutritionists, or refuel in one of the five restaurants available at the resort, all offer personalised meals that fit to your diet. Voted one of the best luxury Caribbean family resorts, you and your family will be spoilt for choice at BodyHoliday, whether you decide to make the most of the bespoke fitness programmes or spend all your time relaxing by the pool or unwinding in the first- class spa.

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Borgo Egnazia

Borgo Egnazia, Italy

Open all year round this popular resort offers a selection of excellent accommodation choices for families of all sizes, from the spacious rooms at La Corte to the villas of Il Borgo, you can indulge in space and privacy. The vast grounds offer 3 outdoor pools, an 18-hole San Domenico golf course and a football academy for the children, kids can also take part in an array of activities including; water sports, treasure hunts and dance contests. When it comes to dining the whole family can be easily satisfied, Da Puccetta, the dedicated children's restaurant makes it simple to feed the little ones, or for a dining experience everyone can enjoy we recommend La Fesca, an Apulian restaurant that celebrates its traditional roots in their flavoursome dishes. Families can also take part in 'Sundays in the village', an Italian tradition where families spend quality time together and enjoy good food. Borgo Egnazia plays host to a perfect day where the whole tribe can get involved in the fun and relaxation.

Forte Village - Bouganville, Sardinia

The newest hotel within the Forte Village resort is surrounded by lush greenery and garden areas, offering a serene and relaxing setting for a family holiday. Accommodation comes in the form of spacious bungalows with a private patio or garden, inter-connecting rooms are also available to ensure smooth-running of your family getaway. The children will be entertained the entire holiday, there's a WonderLab where fun and educational experiments take place or the U-Club where teens can show off their musical skills in the DJ Academy. We know that sometimes children can be fussy eaters, but with the choice of restaurants available throughout the resort, the little ones are guaranteed to be pleased. Forte Village also host other exciting culinary experiences, including guest celebrity chef evenings where the likes of Gordon Ramsay and Oliver Glowing demonstrate their skills under the summer night's sky in the Forte Bay Terrace. For a more cultural affair attend the exclusive Sardinian evening where authentic dishes are created from local meat and the chef's herb garden, accompanied with traditional up-beat music and dancers.

Forte Village
Martinhal

Martinhal Beach Resort & Hotel, Portugal

This family resort is set within a protected natural park with spectacular views of Western Algarve. Perfect for families are the two-storey houses with floor-to ceiling windows that look out onto the glistening ocean or the sandy beach, some are also available with their own private swimming pool. From princess castle playgrounds to swim academies, Martinhal has it all to ensure the children have a fun-packed experience they'll never forget. To create memories with the entire family, why not try horse riding and nature trekking or for a bird's eye view of the spectacular landscape, try a hot air balloon excursion. We know that family holidays can sometimes be stressful, however Martinhal have covered everything to ensure your family's stay is the most relaxing it can be, with a dedicated baby concierge that can provide items from a bottle steriliser to safety gates. The Raposinhos kids club caters to children from 8 months to 7 years and with the on-site babysitting services available, parents can enjoy some time to themselves in the nearby restaurants recommended and booked by the hotel's concierge.

Sani Club, Halkidiki

The spacious low-rise bungalows at this renowned resort provide families with the perfect set up for a holiday experience to never forget. The outstanding views over Mount Olympus and the Aegean Sea can be enjoyed from the enormous picture windows or the large terraces that come with the properties. If you want to feel the sand between your toes the one kilometre stretch of white sand awaits on your doorstep, with complimentary sunbeds to lie back and soak up the rays. Children will love making new friends in the Melissa Mini Club or Sani Kids Club where they can take part in exciting eco-activities such as nature exploration games. Teenagers will never complain of boredom when in the Sani teen club, they can socialise with others their age and take part in volleyball and football or try their hand at cooking or even hip-hop classes. As a family, discover Halkidiki's 2500 year old beekeeping tradition, learn how the bees make the local honey and even sample some of the authentic products. Evening meals are made special at the Ammos restaurant, perfect for families as they serve the meals in the centre of the table so everyone can share, creating a cosy and intimate dining experience.

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