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. This luxury family friendly hotel and 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 Sani Resort is 55 km from Thessaloniki Airport.
The Martinhal Beach Resort and Hotel is 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 luxury family friendly hotel 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.
For Kids – This hotel is aimed at families and offers a children’s club for babies and toddlers which costs €21/ £18 for a morning or afternoon. There is also face painting and other entertainment and you can request the use of baby equipment including cooking implements and strollers from the concierge. There is also a shop that offers a wide variety of lotions, nappies, baby food and other items. The hotel is next to the beach and has kid’s pools and offers healthy food options for children.
The Martinhal is 116 km from Faro Airport.
The Epic Sana, Portugal
The Epic Sana is a stunning luxury family resort which 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.
For Kids – Bubbles is a children’s play space at the EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel, with two different areas. One playroom is for infants, with a nursery, decorative carpets and lots of stimulating and fun games. The space is ideal for the first playtime between parents and their babies. The main room at Bubbles is for older children and pre-adolescents, and has a game room which includes a ping pong table, a PS4 game console and a table football. Neither of the spaces is supervised, however, a babysitting service is available by advance reservation.
The Little Stars Kid’s Club is aimed at children between 4 and 12 years old. In this centre children can take part in an enjoyable and varied range of activities. Fun games and toys, giant pictures, face painting and many more surprises (seasonal service).
The Epic Sana is 35 km from Faro Airport.
Princesa Yaiza Suite Hotel & Resort, Lanzarote
Princesa Yaiza Suite Hotel in Playa Blanca is a luxury family friendly hotel which 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.
For Kids – There is a kids club called Kikoland where kids aged 3 up can enjoy entertainment and activities. Younger kids will be required to have parental supervision. The hotel offers 3 kid’s pools and a playground. Kikoland features swimming pools, mini-clubs, playhouses, sports courts, an amphitheatre for shows, musicals and parties, and a soccer school. Babysitting services can be provided with advance notice.
The Princesa Yaiza is 35km from Lanzarote’s Arrecife airport.
Skiathos Princess Hotel, Skiathos Island (5 Star)
The Skiathos Princess is located on a long sandy beach and surrounded by hills which are covered by pine trees. This is a family hotel with lots of personal touches and there are a number of interconnecting rooms and family rooms available including ground floor rooms with private gardens. The hotel offers yoga classes and packages, spa and fitness club.
For kids – The hotel has an indoor playroom and outdoor adventure garden and children’s menus in all restaurants. There is a kids club run to Ofsted standards and babies and toddler from 6 months can attend for €30 per session and over 4’s are free. Evening babysitting services can also be arranged.
Skiathos is an island in the Northwest Aegean sea and to fly there you will need to make 1 stop. The easiest option is to book a flight via Athens
The Insotel Club Punta Prima, Menorca
The Insotel Club Punta Prima boasts a fabulous seafront location in one of the most beautiful areas in the Mediterranean, just 300 metres away from the peaceful beach of Punta Prima. The hotel is 4 km away from San Luis and 8 km away from Mahon. It offers a medical service, minimarket, launderette, the Prestige Spa with its beauty centre, spa area and fitness centre, discotheque, Wi-Fi Internet connection (extra charge) in the reception and lounge bar areas,a large lounge bar with a terrace and entertainment stage, three outdoor pool areas (one separated into three areas for children and adults, a semi-Olympic size pool for adults and another pool for children and infants), gardens, pool bars and a bar-caf. You can hire mountain bikes, make use of the hotel’s 8 tennis courts, 2 squash courts, archery, basketball and badminton court, volleyball court and table tennis. There is also an aqua gym and guided hikes and mountain bike outings. Golf lovers will enjoy the 18-hole Son Parc Golf Course, which is located only 18 km from Club, where our guests receive a 10% discount. The spa area has a heated indoor pool for adults and children, caldarium, sauna, 2 jacuzzis, cold-water baths and footbaths. There is also a beauty centre offering cosmetics, massage, body treatments, reflexology and lymphatic drainage, among others and a fitness centre.
For Kids – To ensure that the little ones enjoy an unforgettable holiday, the Club has spacious well-equipped recreation rooms, pizza party, a multiple-activity playground with swings, special children’s pool and a games room. The main restaurant offers a special mini-buffet for children and a microwave. And for the youngest guests, the Insotel Baby Service (extra charge), includes prams, baby alarms, bottle warmers, nappy bins and high chairs for the room. Babysitting is also provided at an extra charge.
The hotel is only 10km from Mahon Airport.