• Hannah Stratton

    Think luxury getaway, think adults-only, right? We disagree – family holidays can be fancy, too. Are you after a hotel with an indulgent spa, a gourmet dining scene, or a picture-perfect pool scene, which caters for the little ones, too? Look no further. There’s no need to scrimp on luxury on a summer holiday with the family. We’ve picked out our favourite family-friendly hotels. Read on to find out why they’re ideal for your luxe break with all the brood…

    Marbella Corfu Hotel – best for foodies

    This hotel has snapped up a spot on Corfu’s east coast. It’s nestled away in a prime spot between forest-cloaked hills, rolling olive groves, and the Ionian Sea.

    The Marbella Corfu Hotel specialises in luxurious variety, keeping the whole family happy. You’ve got six restaurants to choose from, so fussy eaters are sure to find something that suits them. Within the line-up, you’ll find a seafood restaurant that looks over the beach, and a sea-view buffet dishing up Greek and International eats. Special meals for little ones are on offer, too.

    When it comes to swimming, this place makes sure that everyone’s covered. There’s a pair of outdoor pools lined with relaxation-ready loungers. Plus, you’ve got a kids’ splash park, and a shallow pool (heated in low season) just for babies and toddlers. And, of course, you’ve got access to the hotel’s private sand-blanketed beach, which is dotted with sunbeds and features a snack bar.

    What’s more, the hotel offers a kids’ club and a group for teens. Both put on a range of different activities tailored to their different age groups. It’s not all about the little ones, though. In the luxury spa, grown-ups can treat themselves to indulgent treatments. The spa menu even includes specialist facials using fancy ingredients like royal jelly, honey, and red wine.

    Lindian Village – best for water babies

    Set on Rhodes’ south-east coast, the Lindian Village hotel sits on its own private beach, which is speckled with cushioned loungers and day beds. You won’t find any towering blocks of rooms here, either. The low-rise, whitewashed buildings add a touch of tradition to the hotel’s setting. Carefully manicured gardens, featuring buggy-friendly pathways, and the hotel’s pair of pools, finish off the scene.

    Lindian Village has thought of everything you might need for a summer holiday with kids. Families with little ones even get priority when you’re checking in. The practicalities are covered, too – you can request a wooden crib for your room, and baby baths, bedding, bottle warmers and sterilisers are on offer, as well. Want to step it up a gear? Why not upgrade to a private pool room and get the water to yourselves?

    And, the Lindian Vibe kids’ club puts on the likes of treasure hunts, beach trips, and arts and crafts, leaving you free to enjoy the hotel’s adults-focused features. The nature-themed Olive Tree Spa’s one of the highlights. Once you’ve selected your treatment from the spa menu, you can even opt to have it in the open-air, overlooking the sea.

    Miraggio Thermal Spa Resort – best for relaxation

    You’ll find the Miraggio Thermal Spa Resort right on the tip of the Halkidiki Peninsula’s most westerly prong, Kassandra. Set in a peaceful spot, the hotel’s buildings spill down the side of a sea-view slope. The pools serve up stellar views of the Aegean, too. One sits at the bottom of a tiered waterfall, and the other is dotted with little islands featuring shady palm trees. Kids have their own pool to splash about in, too. What’s more, a ribbon of sand that’s just for guests unspools in front of the hotel.

    Little ones are covered when it comes to entertainment. The Hermes kids’ club puts on fun-filled activities like dance lessons, cooking sessions, and themed arts and crafts classes. There’s an outdoor playground full of toys, too. Plus, active families can challenge each other to football matches on the artificial pitch, and perfect their swing on the tennis courts.

    Grown-ups haven’t been forgotten, either. Thanks to the hotel’s secluded location, it’s gone all out when it comes to bars. There’s a selection of five for you to choose from, including a bar by the pool, one by the beach, and one in the hotel’s lobby. You’ve even got a specialist wine bar, Sommelier’s 8, where you can taste some Greek tipples. On the relaxation front, the Myrthia Thermal Spa sprawls out over two floors, and lines up a quartet of thermal pools, as well as a heated thalassotherapy pool.

    Ready to book your luxury family holiday? Book your getaway now.