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Top 10 Luxury Family Holidays for Pampering Parents

Yes, it’s your holiday too. The 10 holidays that care for grown-ups as much as kids.

St Regis Mardavall Resort
Where? Mallorca
Why? Located just a short walk from the Marina Puerto Portals, this luxurious resort has a children’s club to keep three- to 12-year-olds busy, while parents enjoy the Arabella Spa, Michelin starred restaurant and two golf courses.
Contact St Regis Mardavall Mallorca Resort

Aphrodite Hills Resort
Where? Cyprus 

Why? Parent pampering is available at The Retreat, a blissful Greco-Roman spa overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, while the resort also boasts an 18-hole golf course and tennis academy. Kids needn’t feel left out – they get indulged with just about every activity going, from horseriding and dance lessons to mini football and golf tuition.
Contact Aphrodite Hills

The Elms
Where? Worcestershire, UK

Why? Close to Cadbury World, West Midlands Safari Park and the Severn Valley Railway, this member of the Luxury Family Hotels collection has a spa designed for indulging the whole family, from pre and post-natal mothers to new fathers. 

Contact Luxury Family Hotels

Sandy Lane
Where? Barbados

Why? Synonymous with glamour and luxury, Sandy Lane is also excellent for families. There’s a superb Treehouse Club for three- to 12-year-olds and a Den Teen Centre for older children. Parents, meanwhile, can indulge themselves at the beautiful spa or the trio of championship golf courses. 

Contact Sandy Lane

Explora en Atacama
Where? Chile

Why? A stunning 50-room contemporary hotel in the Atacama desert, Explora smoothes the edges of one of Chile’s harshest environments with high quality (yet unpretentious and family-friendly) accommodation, fine dining and a sauna. Guided excursions include hiking, mountain biking and horse riding.

Contact Journey Latin America

Porto Elounda
Where? Crete

Why? With a ratio of three children to one adult in the crèche and never more than seven children to one adult in the various kids’ clubs, parents can take full advantage of Port Elounda’s Six Senses Spa, safe in the knowledge that the kids are being well cared for and entertained.
Contact Powder Byrne

Le Sérignan Plage Parc

Where? Languedoc, France

Why? You don't always have to spend a fortune for some parent pampering. With direct access to the beach this parc has something for everyone. For children there is a giant lagoon pool, waterslides, bike hire, disco and on-parc entertainer, while parents can enjoy the free, adult only, water spa fitness centre which boasts a hydro-massage whirlpool.

Contact Eurocamp

Jumeirah Beach Hotel
Where? Dubai
Why? Superbly located on a white sandy beach overlooking the Gulf, the Jumeirah has 22 restaurants, cafés and bars, a plethora of watersports, as well as sauna, jacuzzi and massage facilities. The Sinbad’s Kids Club organises visits to the Wild Wadi water park and various activities for two- to 12-year-olds. Needless to say, there is also plenty to keep teenagers occupied.
Contact Jumeirah
Scenery, Sea Life and Snowy Peaks
Where? South Island, New Zealand
Why? You fly all that way, so the very least you can do is treat yourself to some special accommodation. Easily combined with a tour of North Island, this ten-day itinerary features two-bedroom apartments, suites or cottages in Marlborough Sounds, Kaikoura, Christchurch and Queenstown.
Contact Bridge & Wickers

Pure Lapland
Where? Finland
Why? Combining relaxation at its trendy spa with exciting activities like cross-country skiing, husky sledging and snowmobiling, the Jeris Village hotel is the perfect place for families to chill out in the Arctic.
Contact Discover the World