With an onsite waterpark, 23 restaurants and bars, an aquarium and full spa and fitness services, there’s plenty to keep everyone occupied. Stay at the Imperial Club, where a dedicated team will be on hand to provide a personalised service. Experience private check-in/ out, access to the Imperial Club Lounge including complimentary breakfast, afternoon tea and evening drinks and plan your stay with the help of the Imperial Club Concierge team.
Comprehensive doesn’t even come close to describing this family-friendly pastel pink resort. Complete with streets and squares and twirling turrets, it feels more like a fairy-tale town. It’s strange, how a place modelled on a 19th century Spanish colonial village can feel intimate, yet somehow Bahía del Duque manages. One of Tenerife’s original luxury resorts, they’ve hit the sweet spot with a crowd-pleasing escape that doesn’t sacrifice on individualised service.Read more
Seaduced Villa is 6,400 square foot of Caribbean-modernity in the middle of the region’s finest golf course. The wooden walkway flanked by water features makes for a real entrance to this five-bedroom property. Groups and families can reconnect in a place where the manicured grass of Westmoreland’s 16th fairway beckons from the doorstep, and the cool toned palette of smart interiors, infinity-edge pool and sea views chill the mind and body.
Delivering signature Four Seasons service in a unique setting resembling a traditional Maldivian village, Kuda Huraa is one of the more intimate resorts in the Maldives but it is no less impressive. Children can help rebuild the coral reef, learn to surf (6+), and take diving lessons in the lagoon (8+). There’s also a Kids’ Club, free-form family pool, and Family Beach Bungalows with private pools.
Set against a backdrop of pristine rainforest within a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this resort is the jewel in St Lucia’s crown. Drag yourselves away from the sun-kissed shoreline or your butler-serviced room with plunge pool and head out on a guided nature hike through the jungly terrain, stopping to marvel at the tropical birds, exotic fruit trees and dazzling Piton views.Read more
Originally a hotspot for Hollywood stars of the 70s looking to hide away in the tropics, the resort’s décor and clientele may have changed over the years, but its popularity endures. An institution where staff are as loyal as its guests (receptionist Preetham has worked here since the hotel’s opening and greets guests like old friends), Mauritius’ oldest luxury hotel isn’t somewhere guests forget easily.
Just a short hop from historic Speightstown and perfectly positioned for exploring, luxury residences and penthouses are supremely spacious and ideal for families. For those bigger family gatherings, join two or three-bedroom residences together for a large expansive space that gives everyone room to stretch out. Ramp up the laid-back vibes sampling Barbados’ finest rum punch, served by Gilbert, a humble Bajan gentleman with a gleaming smile.Read more
Looking to stay in one of the most remote, yet innovative places on earth? The much-anticipated inaugural flagship Patina resort brings an elevated, ultra-luxe offering to the Fari islands. Sustainability, sustenance, and wellbeing are all considered here, along with fresh accommodation built with the environment in mind. Time on the island can be spent indulging in a myriad of gastronomic dishes, exploring the marina or simply relaxing.
Tucked away on one of the island’s most heavenly beaches, the resort’s two and three-bedroom villa suites are a particularly great choice for larger family gatherings. As luxurious, spacious and private as you can get, ocean view and beachfront suites come with a dedicated butler who will be at your beck and call. Staff here go the extra mile for little ones, planning picnic trips to Pigeon Island, whilst the gentle waters are idyllic for family fun.Read more
Full-blown modern Arabian opulence is the watchword at this hideaway offering boutique hotel levels of attention, but with all the advantages of a larger resort. You’ll wonder that such calm can be experienced in one of the world’s most dynamic cities, but this sanctuary – with a glamorous beachfront it shares with two other properties – provides all that and more. Precious moments of peace are guaranteed as fun-filled activities such as sand art, seashell hunting and culinary classes will keep children busy.
Proving that there’s more to Oman than desert and sand, Anantara Jabal Al Akhdar lets its surroundings take centre stage. Stretching across the mountains 6,500ft above sea level, the rooms spill out on to private terraces overlooking sweeping canyon vistas. Venture back down to the toasty warmth of Muscat and the comforts of The Chedi – a marriage of cherished traditions and sleek and polished design where your biggest decision of the day is which pool to lounge by.
Few mountain residences can boast such a combination of scenic grandeur, welcoming luxury and family-friendly touches, yet the Forbes 5-star service and spacious suites at Four Seasons Whistler give it some bragging rights. Traditional wooden interiors make even the more palatial private residences feel like a cosy escape from the snowy slopes outside their walls. Rest skied-out muscles at the spa with Canadian-themed treatments and take in the panoramic views from the heated outdoor pool.
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Hidden away in the heart of Boka Bay in a fjordlike idyll on Montenegro’s Adriatic coast, this is One&Only’s first foray into Europe. Privacy is key here; think private jetty, private pool, private experiences, and best of all it’s one of few resorts in Europe with its own private beach. While away a few hours on the cobbled streets of the medieval town, relax with some water-front dining or charter a super yacht for a truly indulgent getaway.Read more
Holidaymakers to Mykonos return time and again to the Myconian Collection, charmed by its warmth and familiarity. The collection of family-owned properties situated in the most beautiful spots, are renowned for their elegance and irresistible allure. Each property blends time-honoured tradition, and contemporary vision whilst delivering hospitality straight from the heart, no matter which one you choose.Read more
Turning the standards of private island living into an art form, this collection of unique four-to-nine bedroom ‘family homes’ cater for the whole tribe. Enjoying access to Jumby’s renowned facilities, each boasts its own personal team and enough facilities to be hotels in their own right. One such example is Sea Breeze; a four-bedroom villa offering unrivalled privacy and mesmerising views out to sea from its prime position on Buckley Bay.Read more
It’s often said that you can’t please all of the people all of the time. Yet, this Relais & Châteaux crowd pleaser seems to manage just that. The has-it-all resort is not only made up of a bustling marina, equestrian centre, gourmet restaurants and more; all this is scattered within an ecological marvel, alongside beaches, cliffs and tropical forests. The Eden Roc trump card is the sheer volume of activities for grandparents through to the grandchildren.Read more
Meandering around the cobbled walkways highlights the convivial-village-meets-subtropical-gardens atmosphere of this clifftop hamlet, making it the kind of place you’ll be loath to leave. But trust us, tearing yourself away from the glorious Algarve coast is worth it, especially if it means a visit to the resort’s rural wine estate only one hour inland. The Herdade dos Grous estate is where the magic of Vila Vita’s gastronomy is shaped.Read more
Building a hotel into the face of dramatic cliffs lends an immediate advantage: the location alone is enough to set it apart from its Cretan neighbours – here you’ll find both natural rugged beauty, and inner balance. A treasured addition to the Agios Nikolaos region, this is about as secluded a postcode as you’ll find, despite sitting on one of Greece’s more popular islands. Days here roll by in an easy quietude where minutes seamlessly slip into hours.Read more
A match made in heaven. Grand dame of Singapore, Raffles Singapore is one of the few remaining 19th century hotels in the world. Make sure to sample the iconic Singapore Sling which has returned to the restored Long Bar, before jetting off to Bawah Reserve. Set within a previously uninhabited marine conservation area between Malaysia and Borneo, this tiny cluster of islands is a haven for eco-conscious adventurers with a taste for indulgence.
Cocoon-like abodes at this Bill Bensley designed all-villa refuge are enveloped in enchanting tropical gardens, where coconut trees, lemongrass and hibiscus guarantee a wave of feel-good endorphins. The resort chooses its butlers based on their emotional intelligence, so expect a personalised and attentive service; they’ll help plan your days, organise in-villa dining and even run you a bubble bath complete with candles, flowers and champagne.Read more
This residential-style resort not only surprises children but reinvigorates parents with the purest glee, too. Set in Walt Disney World itself, you couldn’t be closer to the action, where the most special, magic-filled moments are personalised to you. It might be an action-packed adventure through the sprawling five-acre water park and slides, a dive-in movie and breakfast with Goofy. Or it could be a private meal on the rooftop restaurant surrounded by sparkling fireworks.Read more
A self-drive itinerary taking in a cosmopolitan city, a spectacular train journey and the breathtaking scenery of the Canadian Rockies.
Explore Vancouver’s secrets on a Forbidden Vancouver walking tour | Experience the ‘most spectacular train journey in the world’ with gourmet dining aboard the Rocky Mountaineer | View the sunrise at Lake Louise from a canoe | Ride the Banff Gondola for remarkable mountain views
This itinerary combines the vibrant cities of Hanoi, Hue and Saigon with a relaxing beach resort stay in historic Hoi An.
Tour the city of Hanoi and take to two wheels for a cyclo-ride through the Old Quarter | Enjoy a city tour of Hue including a visit to the Imperial Citadel | Discover Saigon’s world-renowned street food from the back of a Vespa | Explore the Cu Chi Tunnels with a VC veteran.
Culture and colour: this wonderful itinerary covers everything from UNESCO World Heritage Sites, to a Seventh Wonder of the world and stunning beaches.
Visit a Sikh Temple and try your hand at making chappatis in the community kitchen | Explore Old Delhi like a local on a cycle rickshaw | Experience the fastest train in India from Delhi to Agra | Visit the mesmerising Taj Mahal | Meet our local host in Jaipur who will offer insights in to his culture and country.
California’s personality spreads far and wide across this enticing state, from quaint vineyards to metropolitan delights - treat your taste buds and wind your way through California’s wine country.
Sommelier-led wine tours | Michelin-starred dining experiences | Self-drive California road trip | Privileged access to sought-after tours and tastings
For families looking to explore some of the best Thailand has to offer, this tour takes in the country's bustling capital, natural wilderness and picturesque beaches.
Encounter Asian elephants and learn about the sanctuary’s conservation efforts | Bangkok evening tuk tuk tour | Meet a local monk | Traditional longtail boat safari | Phuket old town discovery tour | Full day private yacht experience
To best experience the great outdoors and all she has to offer, there are few places that can rival the breadth of options a family can enjoy in South Africa.
Take a cable car to the top of Table Mountain in Cape Town | Explore the marine animals of Kalk Bay Harbour & Cape Point | Experience a coastal drive and view a penguin colony at Betty’s Bay | Enjoy a wine tasting experience at an established estate | Take a thrilling game drive to spot the Big 5
A journey of pure indulgence capturing some of the must see icons in Australia accompanied by the finest luxury lodges and camps.
Scenic seaplane flight in Sydney to Cottage Point Inn | An evening tour of Sydney Opera House including an intimate pre-theatre dinner | Complimentary nature based activities at Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley | A selection of complimentary tours of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park at Longitude 131° | Complimentary activities at Silky Oaks including rainforest walks, river kayaks and exclusive access to the Fig Tree Rapids walking trail | Half-day food, art and laneways walking tour in Melbourne
Within a tranquil tea plantation at the edge of a million-year-old rainforest, the 22 exclusive suites that comprise One&Only Nyungwe House epitomise contemporary African flair and grant you easy access to a population of primates. After a few nights immersed in Rwanda’s nature, head to nearby Kinigi and you’ll find the aptly named One&Only Gorilla’s Nest. With just 21 rooms and suites tucked away in the foothills of Virunga volcano range, this boutique enclave makes for an ideal base to visit the regions endangered mountain gorillas.
Frozen Narnia landscapes – all beguiling frost-tipped conifers and snow-dusted hills – demand exploration by all who visit them. But what these vistas keep secret is that it isn’t just the outdoors that are utterly enchanting. Childhood dreams are fulfilled in Lapland’s Arctic TreeHouse Hotel, a somewhat deconstructed hotel where the rooms stand on stilts and floor-to-ceiling windows create the illusion of sleeping below the canopy. We can’t think of a more magical place to spend a few days before Christmas, and with a whole host of festive experiences included, this itinerary is sure to delight the whole family.
The six ships that comprise Oceania Cruises’ fleet are some of the smallest and stylish luxury vessels on the ocean. Not so much ships as country clubs at sea, there is an indomitable air of intimacy that pervades through the dark wood interiors on board, and a kind of casual luxury that doesn’t need formal nights and tuxedos to prove its status. Designed with foodies in mind, each ship boasts some of the finest dining at sea; while on shore, wellness-focused excursions from ENRICH ensure self-discovery no matter where you drop anchor.
Cast away any preconceptions of cruising as there’s a big difference between cruising and yachting, especially with SeaDream. Yachting is more about the lifestyle – the twin mega-yachts of SeaDream I and II, are the perfect solution for those that expect the best, but enjoy something a little more low-key. Service is superior, accommodation luxurious, and gourmet dining is al-fresco and elegant. And, this is all before even considering the most exclusive harbours and coves of the Mediterranean and Caribbean that you’ll travel too. For something extra special, consider a private charter.