The Sani Resort, Halkidiki, Mainland Greece (5 Star)
The Sani Resort overlooks Mount Olympus and is located on the Kassandra Peninsula on mainland Greece, near to Thessaloniki, Greece’s second city. The resort offers suites which have a terrace balcony or their own private garden, a lagoon pool, an indoor pool, kids pool, a wide choice of restaurants, a spa, fitness studio and a fantastic 7 km pine fringed beach. The hotel has won a ‘Travellers Choice Award’ and Vogue describes it as Greece’s Monaco.
For kids – The resort can provide kids food, baby food and cots on request. It also offers a creche (for babies and toddlers aged between 4 months and 3 years) and a mini kids club (for kids aged 4-11 years) run to UK Ofsted standards. The hotel also offers ‘Babe Watch’, a facility where a professional child minder plays with your child on the beach while you swim or sunbathe. There are also professional childminders available in the evenings.
The Babymio Hotel, Kirchdorf, Austria
If it’s a winter ski break you’re looking for then the Babymio Hotel is perfect. Located on the outskirts of Kirchdorf in Tyrol, Hotel Babymio offers a baby and child-friendly atmosphere, many facilities for families, and professional child care. All rooms have a balcony, a tea/coffee maker, and satellite TV. Baby cots and changing tables are provided in all rooms. In addition to complete baby equipment such as baby monitors and prams, massages and swimming for babies are offered. Midwife services are also provided. For children from 2 years of age, swimming lessons, playrooms, and a children’s cinema are available. Pony riding is also offered.
The Martinhal Beach Resort and Hotelis set in a quieter location on the Western side of the Algarve a little further away from the hustle and bustle of Albufeira. This 5-star resort overlooks the beach and is only 3km from the historic fishing port of Sagres. It offers boutique-style rooms and villas with private balconies and terraces. The resort has 5 swimming pools in total. Guests can play tennis on Martinhal Beach Resort’s artificial grass tennis courts. Martinhal Beach Resort has 3 restaurants: O Terraço offers fine dining, As Dunas serves seafood and the Italian restaurant, Os Gambuzinos, offers a wonderful a la carte menu. There are also 4 bars for guests to enjoy.
The Epic Sana, Portugal
The Epic Sana has excellent amenities for those travelling with babies and toddlers. There are kitchenettes and family rooms available. It also has a fitness centre and tennis courts. There are three restaurants, two bars and a snack bar by the pool. The hotel is roughly 8 km from Albufeira town centre and is an ideal spot for families.
Princesa Yaiza Suite Hotel & Resort, Lanzarote
Princesa Yaiza Suite Hotel is a luxury hotel has a number of selling points including a prime seafront location, fantastic pools and the option of two-bed family suites connected to the main hotel with their own facilities. The hotel is set on a beachside location and is very family friendly. Guests can enjoy the Thousand and One Nights seawater circuit at Princess Yaiza’s Thalassotherapy centre for an extra charge. Hydro-massage jets, swan-necks, underwater music and color therapy are also available here, as well as a Turkish bath, treatment cabins, and a tea house. The fitness center has sports classes and a sauna free of charge. The restaurants at Princesa Yaiza Suite Resort serve buffet and individual choice cuisine. Mexican, Italian, Japanese and gourmet Spanish cuisine is offered within the resort. There is also a tapas and a poolside snack bar.