The World’s Best Family Friendly Hotels
Travelling with the family can be a serious undertaking, especially when it means having to spend several hours in a crowded plane. Children like their freedom, and cramped spaces can make for a bad time for everyone. So the only thing on everyone’s mind is getting to the hotel and hoping that it accommodates the entire family’s needs.
Fortunately, there are a number of fantastic, family-friendly hotels around the world that cater to families of all sizes, and children of all ages. These are hotels that offer a luxurious stay for the adults, and a little big of magic for the kids. They’re the perfect place for kids to have a little fun while parents stay in bed and watch movies or play the mobile pokies NZ has to offer.
- Mandarin Oriental Bodrum – Turkey
Located in Bodrum’s secluded Paradise Bay, the resort consists of two private beaches and a range of gourmet restuarants, as well as a world-class spa. There’s plenty to do and see for the whole family, including spending time on the beach, with plenty of fascinating rock pools nearby to keep the kids happy. The resort comes with designated children’s pools, game rooms, babysitting services, and special menus.
- Clayoquot Wilderness Resort – British Columbia
This resort is only open from May to September in the stunning region of British Columba, Canada. It’s a unique stay that takes guests about as far away from the busy world of modern civilisation, allowing for a restful respite that’s perfect for anyone looking for a break. The adventures in the surrounding areas are what makes this resort the perfect destination for a family wanting to spend more time together while also having fun.
- Soneva Kiri – Thailand
Getting to Soneva Kiri means taking a 90 minute flight from the capital of Bangkok, but the eventual destination is worth the extra time waiting. It’s situated on Thailand’s fourth largest island that also has the smallest population. One of the most exclusive resorts in the world, the Soneva Kiri is a small slice of paradise on earth, and the perfect spot for the tropical holiday seeker. There’s a children’s club, a treetop dining pot, and a chocolate ice cream parlour, heaven for any child.
- Soneva Fushi – Maldives
The sister resort of Soneva Kiri, this is is one of the most isolated resorts in the world, but also one of the most beautiful. Located in the incredible Baa Atoll island archipelago, this regions natural beauty and untouched coastal areas have landed it as a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. Huge, multi-bedroom luxury villas along with private residences are available for guests, all of which are hidden among the wilds of the island. Each villa has its own private beach, with some designed to look like tree-houses that overlook their respective piece of the island It’s also home to the Den, a massive amusement water-park that’s become a favourite for families visiting this one-of-a-kind resort in the Maldives.