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FamilyLife

All the hotels and resorts in this section have been Handpicked for their familyfriendliness. Choose from a wonderful selection of properties around the globe that will keep you and your little ones as pleased as punch. Its all about having fun so we’ve picked the resorts with the best in kids’ clubs, entertainment and activities for infants, teens or all those in-between!

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Sicily, Italy

Verdura Golf & Spa Resort

You can always rely on Rocco Forte Hotels for the highest standards and quality, and this latest resort is no exception. Two championship golf courses plus a nine-hole course, a tennis centre with six floodlit clay courts, a fabulous spa and top-notch dining are all wrapped in a gorgeous mix of striking modern architecture and carefully-restored original buildings that reflect the colours and textures of the island. They’ve thought of everything for families too: there’s a special childrens’ pool, plus clubs and activities whatever their age!

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Puglia, Italy

Borgo Egnazia Resort

An entire purpose-built village dedicated to spectacular holiday making, this is Puglia’s most stunning retreat. Nestled amongst olive groves, a masterpiece of hospitality has emerged almost organically from the sun-blushed Apulian ground, where you’ll find four swimming pools, tennis courts, the Raison d’Etre spa, a kids’ club, library and even a cooking school.

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Sicily, Italy

Hotel Le Calette

This Sicilian gem encapsulates what is lovely about the island. Pretty and sophisticated yet not startlingly
modern, it’s glamorous in a laidback sort of way, with gastronomy that will have you wanting to eat your
heart out. The location’s also pretty spectacular, perched as it is over the Med, replete with a rather swishy
decked platform that’s perfect for relaxing, reading and cocktail-ing.

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Sicily, Italy

Falconara Charming House & Resort

With a medieval castle as a backdrop and a private beach complete with pristine coves, this hotel is a rarity on Sicily’s sometimes over developed coastline. The 65 airconditioned rooms, with balconies or terraces overlooking the sea or
garden, are simple yet chic, featuring oversized furniture and pale fabrics. There’s a beautiful pool (with bar), a
spa, and an excellent restaurant.

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Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

The Ritz-Carlton, Abama

Operated by The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., it’s the endless facilities and innovative architecture that distinguish The Ritz-Carlton, Abama. You can choose from seven swimming pools (including an adults-only pool), a tennis academy with seven courts, and an 18-hole, par-72 golf course; whilst children aged 5-11 years are catered for within the Kids’ Club.

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Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

Gran Hotel Bahia del Duque

Spread throughout 19 buildings, including four Manor Houses, most rooms here include private balconies with sea or garden views. The 40 Villas bring complete privacy; each has an individual plunge pool and terrace, and offers exclusive services including the butler service, which is also available in the Manor Houses. Interconnecting rooms make this resort an ideal option for families.

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Phuket, Thailand

Banyan Tree Phuket

If you’re looking for the more traditional Banyan Tree experience, the main resort with its lavish décor and award-winning dining is perfect for romantic or family breaks. Spa addicts will love the Banyan Tree Spa Sanctuary’s ‘village’, dedicated to rejuvenation, with Spa Pool Villas featuring elegant ‘floating’ pavilions and in-villa spas. Or, for the ultimate indulgence, the DoublePool Villas by Banyan Tree offer stunning private enclaves with both wading pools and larger infinity pools, plus 24-hour personal Villa Host service.

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Sorrento, Italy

Hilton Sorrento Palace

With its enviable position overlooking Sorrento and Mount Vesuvius, the Sorrento Palace delivers high-end living in one of Italy’s most chic towns. The hotel glides across the cliff’s edge and offers rich, modern interiors alongside a vast array of facilities, from family-friendly activities, through romantic dinners, to access to the Settimo Lounge and its rooftop pool for Executive Room guests.

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Sardinia, Italy

Hotel Romazzino

This is one of those rare beasts – a supremely fashionable hotel in one of Europe’s most chic and beautiful locations that also does family holidays really well.

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Baia Sardinia, Italy

Grand Hotel Smeraldo Beach

Built over several levels sloping down to its private white sand beach, the rooms are authentically Sardinian, and for families and adults alike there’s the Aquadream Waterpark, golf, and four pools.

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Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain

Sheraton Fuerteventura Beach, Golf & Spa Resort

This oceanfront resort set next to a stunning white sand beach with boutiques, a multiplex, kids’ club, and adults’ and kids’ pools, is also surrounded by two 18- hole golf courses, ensuring a relaxed, fun-filled holiday with plenty to do in and around the resort, as well as on land or water. And for spa lovers, the Hesperides Thalasso Spa uses many of the island’s natural resources, fused with a blissful combination of ancient and modern techniques.

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Sardinia, Italy

Chia Laguna Resort

Set amidst some of the most enchanting scenery in southern Sardinia, Chia Laguna Resort will capture your heart with its three hotels and private villas, and its expanse of fine golden sand beaches.

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Phuket, Thailand

Indigo Pearl

With its chic and contemporary design combined with traditional Thai décor, Indigo Pearl is unique in Phuket, and the surrounding lagoons and lush landscaping add to the atmosphere of specialness and exclusivity. The modern and funky approach extends to the wide-ranging facilities, which include a snooker bar, dive centre, three pools and eight dining options offering everything from Siamese cuisine to tapas.

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Phuket, Thailand

Dusit Thani Laguna

Along with a superb beachfront location in the Laguna Phuket Resort, many of this relaxing hotel’s 245 rooms and villas offer lagoon or sea views. The excellent facilities include a range of bars and restaurants serving Asian and international cuisine, a large free-form pool, nonmotorised watersports, tennis courts, a jogging track and the Angsana Spa’s wonderful traditional and western treatments.

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Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain

The St. Regis Mardavall Resort

Overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and just a few minutes’ walk from Puerto Portals is Mardavall, with their kids’ club a veritable paradise for children where they can enjoy games or play in the pools and sandpit

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North Malé Atoll, Maldives

One&Only Reethi Rah

Situated on one of the largest islands in North Malé Atoll, this resort is surrounded by powder-soft beaches and turquoise bays. The resort villas are discreetly placed along the shore, with Beach Villas secluded by lush greenery and Water Villas set above the clear, protected waters of the lagoon. All villas have generous exterior spaces and private verandas, while 37 also boast private pools. Many of the activities on offer take advantage of the idyllic setting: think desert island picnics, dolphin watching and world-class diving.

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North Malé Atoll, Maldives

Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa

Experience the magic of a charming Maldivian village setting, infused with exceptional Four Seasons service. Kuda Huraa offers luxurious accommodation that fringes the island and features ‘modern tropical’ styling in keeping with the resort’s relaxed vibe. Beach Bungalows and Pavilions each have a plunge pool and garden, whilst Water Bungalows offer views across the Indian Ocean and direct access from private sun decks to the lagoon below.

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Beau Champ, Mauritius

Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita

Four Seasons offers an unforgettable experience here on the enchanting island of Mauritius. Within the sanctuary of Anahita is the Four Seasons Resort Mauritius. A harmonious settlement nestled in the most natural setting, it offers hotel suites and villas, fine dining establishments and full leisure, recreation and relaxation facilities. Set on a small peninsula, its immediate surroundings provide a world of infinite opportunities for pleasure – on land, or on the water.

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Belle Mare, Mauritius

One&Only Le St Géran

One&Only Le Saint Géran has entertained enough celebs and royals in its time to have world-beating service down pat. And its experienced staff, many who’ve been with the resort since, well, forever, are specialists in ensuring you’ll enjoy an experience that’s simply second-to-none. Oh, and a word of warning: calorie-counters may want to leave the scales at home; dining here is an absolute gourmet’s dream come true thanks to two Michelin-starred chefs. Whether you’re sampling the finest French, Asian or Creole cuisine in any of the three restaurants, you’re guaranteed memorable meals and great evenings galore.

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Halkidiki, Greece & Greek Islands

Porto Sani Village & Spa, Sani Resort

The Sani Resort’s facilities include restaurants and bars, an open-air cinema, a mountain biking centre, watersports, tennis, a sailing club and a seven kilometre stretch of Blue Flag beach with child-friendly waters. The suites, many of which have been designed with families in mind, are located around lagoon-style pools and the marina with its boutiques, tavernas and bars.

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Halkidiki, Greece & Greek Islands

Sani Beach Club, Sani Resort

The Sani Resort’s facilities include restaurants and bars, an open-air cinema, a mountain biking centre, watersports, tennis, a sailing club and a seven kilometre stretch of Blue Flag beach with child-friendly waters. The suites, many of which have been designed with families in mind, are located around lagoon-style pools and the marina with its boutiques, tavernas and bars.

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Koh Samui, Thailand

Anantara Bophut Koh Samui

Located on a tranquil stretch of soft white sand, this resort’s southern Thai architecture is combined with world-class amenities and Anantara’s famous attention to detail, from the Bill Bensley-designed tropical gardens to the elegant infinity-edge pool. There’s an abundance of leisure facilities, including windsurfing, sailing, beach yoga and tennis, but there are also excursions that explore Koh Samui’s stunning attractions.

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Trou d'eau Douce, Mauritius

Le Touessrok

Award-winning Le Touessrok, a member of the Leading Hotels of the World, is arranged over both the mainland and two nearby islands, Ile aux Cerfs and Ilôt Mangénie, both accessed by private boat. Perfect white sand beaches, calm lagoons and beautifully-landscaped gardens form an idyllic tropical setting. Each room also has its own butler for personal, round-the-clock service.

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Halkidiki, Greece & Greek Islands

Sani Asterias Suites, Sani Resort

Set in low-rise villas constructed from handcrafted stone, marble and wood in a modern Greek style, the suites come equipped with Jacuzzi baths, power showers, Italian furnishings and their own private landscaped terrace or garden. A pair of two-bedroom suites are ideal for larger families. The resort boasts 15 restaurants and 16 bars, ranging from formal international settings to traditional Greek tavernas and ouzeria at the marina.

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Dubai, UAE

Arabian Court at One&Only Royal Mirage

Dubai can be a little high-octane for some tastes, so if you’re looking for something more relaxed, with a true flavour of the area, beautiful traditional architecture set at the heart of what seems like a real oasis with palms and fountains, this might just be for you. Take in a world-class spa, rooms and suites with sea-facing balconies that are nothing short of opulent, and restaurants that the word ‘sumptuous’ only begins to describe.

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Orlando, Florida, USA

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

Step into an African dream with this energetically-created lodgestyle resort set amongst 43 acres of wildlife. Inspired by nature and tradition, it boasts African cuisine in the two award-winning restaurants, a huge zero-depth entry pool, guided tours of the savannah (home to countless African species), plus Simba’s Cubhouse offering parents a peaceful night – or two – off.

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Orlando, Florida, USA

Disney's Wilderness Lodge

Located at the headwaters of the Everglades, this hotel is just minutes from Orlando’s famous attractions. Rooms have hand-painted Italian furnishings and private balconies offering beautiful views of the gardens, lakes or golf course. Tennis courts, a fly fishing school, a huge spa with 40 treatment rooms, golf and a Ritz Kids’ programme provide plenty of activities.

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St James, Barbados

Sandy Lane

Sandy Lane’s reputation as the most famous of Caribbean resorts has always been enviable. Its original coral stone façade remains, its classic Palladian style still providing the perfect foil for the famous beach that fronts it. The landscaped swimming pool complements the pristine white sands, whilst a childrens’ club and tennis courts combine with the golf courses and spa to ensure everyone is in heaven, no matter what their age or sporting preferences are.

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Skiathos, Greece & Greek Islands

Hotel Skiathos Princess

Set on the beautiful Bay of Aghia Paraskevi, this family-friendly hotel isn’t big on showing off, but it is the prettiest and most charming of properties, with a lovely pool set amongst manicured gardens, a large range of rooms to choose from, several wonderful dining options, a gorgeous beach right on its doorstep and facilities aplenty for all ages. This is discreet luxury, and all the better for it.

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Dubai, UAE

The Palace at One&Only Royal Mirage

Pure luxury, endless features and a family-friendly ethos make this a superb all-round option. One of the trio of hotels that make up the 60- acre resort complex of One&Only Royal Mirage, The Palace is an Arabian fantasy of a retreat. Built in the architectural style of an ancient fort, it sits in scented gardens crisscrossed by streams and punctuated by courtyards and waterfalls.

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Orlando, Florida, USA

The Ritz-Carlton, Grande Lakes

Located at the headwaters of the Everglades, this hotel is just minutes from Orlando’s famous attractions. Rooms have hand-painted Italian furnishings and private balconies offering beautiful views of the gardens, lakes or golf course. Tennis courts, a fly fishing school, a huge spa with 40 treatment rooms, golf and a Ritz Kids’ programme provide plenty of activities.

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Koh Samui, Thailand

Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui

Just a short flight from Bangkok, the Four Seasons Resort is ideally located and easy to reach. The retreat’s spa services simply must not be missed, with individual treatments best booked in advance to get the time you really want. The villas boast smooth wooden decking,marble surfaces and pretty thatched roofing, making for a quaint and traditional Thai experience. For all its luxury, the resort cater particularly well for families, and the kids’ club, open from 9am to 5pm, is guaranteed to keep children amused!

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Santorini, Greece & Greek Islands

Villa Grace Santorini

The ultimate Grace experience: boutique hotel luxury and service within a self-contained sanctuary that’s all yours. Two exquisite bedrooms look out towards azure blue skies, sparkling ocean and breathtaking sunsets.

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Dubai, UAE

Atlantis The Palm

An ocean-themed destination resort combining the world’s largest water and marine parks with the world’s best levels of luxury. Atlantis, The Palm is one of the most cosmopolitan and dynamic resorts in the world, offering cutting-edge design, service that exceeds all expectations and a location at the centre of the crescent of the Palm Jumeirah, providing a unique resort experience.

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Le Morne, Mauritius

The St. Regis Mauritius Resort

Offering the soft white sands of Le Morne Beach and a turquoise lagoon that creates a magical setting, here lavishly-appointed accommodation and pampering converge amid the many charms of Mauritius. Choose from relaxing in the sun by a luxurious pool or on the beach, going wind and kite surfing, or indulging in the sublime pleasures of the spa.

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Peloponnese, Greece & Greek Islands

The Romanos, A Luxury Collection Resort

Situated on a kilometre of sandy beach overlooking the Ionian Sea, this neoclassical, Luxury Collection Resort has 289 rooms and 32 suites set among acres of lush gardens. A neutral palette allows the extravagant details to shine here: you’ll find exquisite linen, luxurious furnishings, fabulous marble bathrooms and, in some suites, plunge pools and private infinity pools.

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Dubai, UAE

Al Qasr - Madinat Jumeirah

Elevated as if to emphasise its splendour, Al Qasr is the ‘palace’ at the heart of Madinat Jumeirah, the Arabian resort – Dubai. This majestic mansion-style hotel rises up to form the jewel in the crown of the world's most sublime resort and is an authentic recreation of ‘old Arabia’. Surrounded by water, Al Qasr forms a virtual island looking down upon a multitude of fascinating aspects: ancient wind towers, pools, meandering waterways and the superb beach.

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Dubai, UAE

Dar Al Masyaf - Madinat Jumeirah

Elevated as if to emphasise its splendour, Al Qasr is the ‘palace’ at the heart of Madinat Jumeirah, the Arabian resort – Dubai. This majestic mansion-style hotel rises up to form the jewel in the crown of the world's most sublime resort and is an authentic recreation of ‘old Arabia’. Surrounded by water, Al Qasr forms a virtual island looking down upon a multitude of fascinating aspects: ancient wind towers, pools, meandering waterways and the superb beach.

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Dubai, UAE

Mina A' Salam - Madinat Jumeirah

The essence of the hotel experience is based on a harmonious mix of richly cultivated surroundings and colourful Arabian themes, with guest rooms that are sanctuaries of Arabic style and comfort. Landscaped gardens, meandering  waterways and imaginative pool areas border a private beach. Add to that seven restaurants and bars, the Talise Spa, a Kids’ Club, Wild Wadi Water Park (with complimentary access for all guests) and a traditional style souk featuring 75 boutique shops linked by walkways and waterways.

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North Ari Atoll, Maldives

Constance Halaveli Resort

The old Halaveli had a great reputation for being a simple, ‘no shoes, no news’ hideaway. And we have to say, the new-look resort is still a laid-back, barefoot island, but with all the modern luxuries you’d expect of a five-star resort. What we like most though, is how great it is for families; the staff go out of their way to make little ones welcome.

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Bel Ombre, Mauritius

Sofitel So Mauritius

Occupying 34 acres of tropical landscaping on the island’s west coast, this hotel’s 90 Buddhist inspired suites and villas feature natural materials, vast, luxurious beds, indoor and outdoor showers, and hot tubs in private gardens which lead down to the white sand beach. The otherworldly serenity continues at the moated, sugarcane-thatched spa, and among sari-wearing staff.

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Praslin, Seychelles

Constance Lémuria Resort

If you’ve ever dreamed of paradise, you’ll find it here on the stunning Anse Kerlan. From the elegant, secluded suites with ocean views and regal villas, the superb R&R on the beautiful beaches and at the soothing spa, to the challenging 18-hole golf course, stunning underwater world, Turtle Club for kids and three world-class restaurants, there is something for everyone.

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Miami, Florida, USA

The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne

Cross a picturesque causeway to an island seemingly a world away, and bask on the calm golden sands of Miami’s Key Biscayne. The perfect blend of relaxation and adventure awaits.

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Newport Coast, California, USA

The Resort at Pelican Hill

Inspired by the Italian Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio, this resort village features expansive Bungalow Rooms, Suites and private villas, combined with golf, spa and gourmet dining.

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru

Set in 25 acres of beautifully-landscaped gardens overlooking a stretch of white sandy beach, sparkling coral islands and swaying palm trees, this gorgeous tropical retreat has its own private spa island too.

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Palm Beach, Florida, USA

Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa

Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa (formley The Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach) is a five-star resort that welcomes guests with breathtaking ocean views upon entry, and delivers evening ambience on the gorgeous oceanfront terrace with its fire-pit.

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Anaheim, California, USA

Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

Every element is in place here for an idyllic retreat; its a cosy, Craftsman-style estate in the picturesque arts community of Laguna Beach and the ideal SoCal beach hangout.

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St Mary's, Antigua

Carlisle Bay

Zen-like tranquillity radiates through each room and the spacious and sleek all-suite spaces include the matching accessory – great ocean views. Located in a magnificent cove surrounded by mangroves and sugar-soft sand, here you’ll find activities galore: more tennis courts than you can swing a racket at; a PADI dive centre and the 17,000 sq ft luxurious Blue Spa, which has an extensive array of treatments.

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Lhaviyani Atoll, Maldives

Kanuhura

While it’s just a short seaplane flight away from more developed parts of the Maldivian archipelago, Kanuhura is a resort with an imaginative edge.  We couldn’t fail to be blown away by the simply sensational outdoor bathrooms: think water cascading from an urn in place of a shower, and a vast circular bath tub filled with blossoms. Sigh.

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Peloponnese, Greece & Greek Islands

The Westin Resort Costa Navarino

The property’s traditional low-rise stone villas cluster around a stunning stretch of coastline in the renowned Messinia region, where history, natural beauty and Westin hospitality combine to create a world-class resort overlooking the dreamy Ionian Sea. Modern and cleverly designed, the resort delivers up-to-date luxury with a very lovely, Greek edge. Incidentally, the Infinity Suites are gorgeous!

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Langkawi

The Westin Langkawi

Along with a superb location on 500 metres of private beach, this resort boasts four pools, squash and tennis courts, a childrens’ club and signature Heavenly Spa.

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Marrakech, Morocco

Four Seasons Hotel Marrakech

Taking its inspiration from a traditional Moroccan medina and wrought with Four Seasons’ legendary standards of excellence, here 40 acres of fragrant gardens are enveloped by copper-hued walls. Inside, facilities fit for royalty have created an enclave that manages to be an escape, yet is only a stroll from Marrakech’s bustling Medina and famous Menara Gardens. Threaded together by fountains, courtyards and romantic walkways, the low-rise accommodation has balconies, dreamy views and contemporary design with sultry Moroccan décor, whilst there are also 27 spacious suites.

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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

The Ritz-Carlton, Sharm El Sheikh

Sun-drenched yet startlingly green, this sumptuous Ritz-Carlton is an exuberant property offering modern and glamorous accommodation, impressive dining and a dreamy, beachside poolscape.

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Paphos, Cyprus

The Annabelle

Calm palettes and Grecian flourishes are the order of the day in your room, while the grander suites come with plunge pools or whirlpool tubs, and all with views of the gardens or sea.

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St James, Barbados

Tamarind by Elegant Hotels

Ideal whatever your age or requirements, this modern and newly-renovated prime resort on the beautiful platinum west coast of Barbados offers three delicious pools, complimentary breakfast and watersports, a selection of lovely outdoor dining options, and a club for younger kids as well as one for teenagers. The bright and airy suites come with oversized balconies as standard, and for couples looking for seclusion there’s an adult-only pool, plus dedicated excursions.

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Mahé, Seychelles

Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa

One of the best and most tranquil white sand beaches provide the setting for fabulous villa accommodation, with stunning mountain or beach views. There are seven restaurants and bars offering everything from Creole to southeast Asian Fusion, leisure activities including watersports, boat trips and jungle nature treks – and then there’s the luxurious Silhouette Spa.

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Costa Calida, Spain

Hotel La Manga Club Principe Felipe

This magnificent five-star hotel occupies an exclusive location at the centre of the fabulous 1400-acre La Manga Club golf, leisure and conference resort. Adjacent to two of the three championship golf courses, its beautiful guestrooms, Royal Club rooms and suites have wonderful course or pool views, and the world-class dining and entertainment, boutiques, childrens’ play area and large, heated, open-air swimming pool are allied with preferential terms at
many of La Manga Club’s extraordinary facilities.

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Dubai, UAE

Jumeirah Beach Hotel

You’ll find a profusion of opportunities for all here, thanks to 900 metres of private beach, five pools, a kids’ club, watersports and complimentary access to the Wild Wadi Water Park.

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Muscat, Oman

Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort - Al Bandar

Located on a secluded bay between the rugged Hajar Mountains and the sparkling Gulf of Oman with a pristine private beach, Al Bandar is a luxurious resort-within-a-resort with all of the Barr Al Jissah’s facilities on its doorstep. Inspired by old Muscat, (its name translates as ‘The Town’), spacious rooms and suites at the heart of the resort, and seven dining outlets serve up everything a family could wish for.

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Krabi, Thailand

Sheraton Krabi Beach Resort

Located directly on Klong Muang, an unspoilt, 500-metre-long stretch of white sand north of Ao Nang, this resort’s 40 secluded acres encompass beautiful cliff formations, ancient forests, caves and waterfalls. The understatedly-elegant rooms are arranged in a half-moon facing the Andaman Sea, and the Mandara Spa is just 100 metres from the beach, and even closer to the wonderful tropical pool.

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Langkawi

The Andaman

The Andaman provides the magnificent sights and sounds of the rainforest. The hotel’s charm lies in its respectful interaction with the precious local creatures and foliage, most just a mere arm’s stretch away!

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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

Hyatt Regency Sharm El Sheikh

Here, you’ll find 35 hectares bursting with turquoise pools, glistening parasols, manicured gardens, buzzy alfresco dining and a glut of outstanding dining and entertainment options

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Funchal, Madeira

Belmond Reid's Palace

A magnet for the glitterati for over 100 years, the charming Belmond Reid’s Palace is Madeira’s most famous destination where guests can enjoy all the contemporary comforts expected from a Belmond hotel. Traditionally-styled rooms and suites are decorated in pastel tones and are exceptionally well-appointed with Anglo-Portuguese antiques and French windows opening onto spacious balconies or terraces with views over the gardens and ocean. And for fun, there are three swimming pools; tennis courts, a gym and watersports; a spa with La Prairie, LaStone, Aromatherapy Associates and Ytsara beauty treatments and alfresco massages plus a Kids’ Club and Fun@Reid’s teen club for younger guests.

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Dhaalu Atoll, Maldives

NIYAMA by Per AQUUM

Balanced on two pristine islands in the southwestern atoll of Dhaalu, NIYAMA brings a host of new experiences to this stunning part of the world. Here you might find yourself following a hard day on the beach with a trip to the deli, picking up dinner for the family to be enjoyed under the stars in perfect privacy. Or if you’re after something livelier, check out NIYAMA’s world-first: Subsix, an underwater nightclub that’s the brainchild of the clever folks behind another world-first – the underwater spa at nearby sister retreat, Huvafen Fushi.

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Beau Champ, Mauritius

Anahita The Resort

Anahita makes for an excellent family resort offering a choice of one to three bedroom apartment-style suites with plunge pools, or three to five bedroom villas, each with their own swimming pools. The hub of the resort is the lively waterfront ‘village’ with its boutiques, personal fitness centre, wellbeing lounge, golf, kids’ club and teens’ club, swimming pool and tennis courts, plus dining that’s divine.

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Polis, Cyprus

Anassa

A member of Leading Hotels of the World, this five-star deluxe hotel reflects the style of an ancient Byzantine village, its whitewashed walls providing a striking contrast to the deep blue sea beyond. Leisure facilities include three outdoor pools, a full range of watersports including PADI scuba diving, tennis and squash courts, plus a gym and spa with children always high on the agenda.

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The Algarve, Portugal

Sheraton Algarve, A Luxury Collection Hotel

This elegant resort stands on a majestic clifftop overlooking unspoilt white sands and surrounded by pine trees. Guest rooms and suites have air conditioning, satellite TV, minibars and private sun terraces or balconies. The seasonal Childrens’ Village and Junior Club provide entertainment for kids aged from 6 months to 12 years old, with professional staff, a restaurant, pool and playground.

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Mahé, Seychelles

Constance Ephelia Resort

Two of the most beautiful beaches on the paradise island of Mahé play host to this resort, a mecca for anyone looking for the ultimate beach holiday. With seven types of accommodation, from luxury suites to the super Deluxe Hillside Villas atop the northern hills of the resort, the choice here is huge. A Shiseido spa, five restaurants and bars and a kids’ mini club complete this dazzling picture.

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Dubai, UAE

The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort

Located on the pristine Dubai shoreline, this resort makes the most of its spectacular location, offering a tranquil setting with exceptional views over the Arabian Gulf.

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Muscat, Oman

Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort - Al Husn

A luxurious escape away from the heart of Shangri-La’s main resort, this is the place to stay if intimacy is top of your agenda: here a residents-only private beach, an infinity pool with spectacular views across the Gulf of Oman, late-check-out lounge, and a butler service for suite guests all contribute to a super-exclusive world-within-a-world.

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Hue, Vietnam

Angsana Lang Co

Set on warm sands with a backdrop of the towering Truong Son Mountain Range, Angsana Lang Co commands an unrivalled beach frontage with views of the shimmering East Sea. Activities know no bounds here and your desire for sheer relaxation or exhilarating recreational activities will be satisfied by endless diversions providing the complete holiday experience, with exceptional accommodation and excellent dining options too.

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Paphos, Cyprus

Almyra

At Almyra, style meets state-ofthe- art amenities with guest rooms offering a choice of garden or sea views, and terraces, balconies or floor-to-ceiling sliding windows. The luxurious Almyraspa™ offers a Just Pure complete holistic lifestyle concept. Families can take advantage of the ‘Baby Go Lightly’ service which enables parents to pre-order baby items at the hotel.

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Pinney's Beach, Nevis

Four Seasons Resort Nevis

A spectacular resort whose impressive facilities make the most of the island’s almost perennially perfect weather. Air-conditioned rooms and suites overlook the ocean or the magnificent golf course with a furnished outdoor veranda or patio. Recreational facilities include three infinity pools and four luxury beach cabanas overlooking Pinney’s Beach, free non-motorised watersports, a Tennis Centre, kids’ programmes for 3-9 year-olds and a full-service spa.

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Baa Atoll, Maldives

Soneva Fushi

After your scenic seaplane flight from Malé, kick off your shoes:  you won’t need them until you leave. The Soneva Fushi concept is a luxury version of the ‘Crusoe’ experience; each of its rustic-chic villas are loaded with comforts and conveniences and yet great care has been taken to make the resort environmentally friendly.

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The Algarve, Portugal

Martinhal Beach Resort & Hotel

You’ll find all the facilities you’d expect from a five-star resort and more here, including four pristine pools, a beach club and an array of activities that might see you exploring the surrounding natural park on horseback or trying your hand at
kite surfing. Families haven’t been forgotten thanks to the excellent kids’ club, crèche, and dedicated games room for bigger kids.

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Belle Mare, Mauritius

Constance Belle Mare Plage Resort

This resort boasts a staggering selection of facilities for all meaning you’re guaranteed to find something that’s right up your street. Rooms and suites, recently refurbished, feature classically-elegant styling; the gorgeous Shiseido Spa flaunts an oriental vibe; and the seven top notch eateries cover light bites to delicious gourmet Italian dining and everything in between.

EPIC

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Emirates Palace

Less a hotel, this is more a city of delights in its own right; a city where the architects apparently had carte blanche to create a show-stopper of a resort with nothing left unthoughtof. Prepare yourself for the ‘wow’ factor of it all – a colossal structure set beside 1.3 kilometres of glistening private beach – and get ready to experience the mind-blowing Emirates Palace.

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Muscat, Oman

Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort - Al Waha

A perfect family destination, including a dedicated residential area with leisure and restaurant facilities plus contemporary-style rooms and suites, all geared towards children. The Little Turtles Kids’ Club offers a range of entertaining and educational activities, giving parents the freedom to pamper themselves at CHI, The Spa or simply have quality time alone. Eighteen restaurants, cafés and bars offer a variety of authentic experiences.

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Scottsdale, Arizona, USA

Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale

High in the Sonoran Desert, in the cooling foothills of Pinnacle Peak, you'll find South Western style, taupe-hued casitas blending seamlessly with the desert and a stylish swimming pool 'oasis'. The generously sized guest accommodations feature fireplaces, oversized bathrooms and private terraces with exceptional views. Three distinct dining experiences await, including Talavera, the resort's signature contemporary American restaurant. There are a plethora of recreational facilities including tennis, a full-service spa and nearby 36-hole golf complex, with hiking being a great way to start your day; while an evening stroll will allow you soak up the vermilion sunsets and star-filled sky after dinner.

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Pissouri, Cyprus

Columbia Beach Resort

This low-rise property envelops a dreamy, 80-metrelong lagoon pool that with 94 understated suites drifts off towards two kilometres of beach and the Mediterranean beyond.

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The Algarve, Portugal

Vila Vita Parc Resort & Spa

Relaxation is key here, though whether you find this on one of the five tennis courts, at one of five pools, or on the beautiful beach below is up to you. Childcare is available at Nathalie’s Crèche and Annabella’s Kids’ Park. Portuguese and international specialities await in the eight seasonally-opening dining venues, not to mention the Michelin starred Ocean restaurant.

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Abu Dhabi, UAE

Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel & Villas

An island paradise just moments from the dazzling city lights of Abu Dhabi, this is a sanctuary like no other. For starters, it has nine kilometres of protected beach on Saadiyat Island all to itself. Secondly, it’s right next to the renowned Saadiyat Beach Golf Club. Then there’s the hotel itself, a glorious ode to slick luxury, with the Villas offering the ultimate in Arabian hospitality.

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Hamilton Parish, Bermuda

Rosewood Tucker's Point

From the service, to the food, to the setting, this represents the best Bermuda has to offer. Pack some of your favourite clothes and plan on making the most of your time at Rosewood Tucker’s Point. As a distinguished guest at this stylish Caribbean resort, you’ll want to dress the part. The superior guestrooms are located in the Manor House, measure a massive 500 sq ft and each have an expansive balcony offering views of either Castle Harbour or Harrington Sound.

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Addu Atoll, Maldives

Shangri-La's Villingili Resort & Spa

Presiding over a Maldivian island just three kilometres long and covered with lush vegetation, Shangri-La’s Villingili is a feast for all the senses.  With exciting adventures for young, old and all those in between (lunch on the equator is a must) a spectacular kids’ club and to-die-for dining and CHI spa, the experiences are never ending.

COMFY

Limassol, Cyprus

Le Méridien Limassol Resort & Spa

An imposing, five-star hotel in beautiful Cyprus, Le Méridien Limassol boasts modern and spacious rooms, spectacular dining options, a lovely Blue Flag beach and bags of facilities for all the family.

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Tunis, Tunisia

The Residence Tunis

The Residence Tunis lies on the edge of a golden Mediterranean beach near Carthage. Its palatial architecture reflects both Moorish and Andalucian influences, with a relaxed and elegant ambience.

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