12 gorgeous family-friendly luxury resorts in the Mediterranean

Now that you know where our love for family-friendly luxury hotels comes from, it’s time to use it to your advantage. For this post, we’ve put together a list of gorgeous family-friendly luxury resorts in the Mediterranean that are high on our Clan’s bucket list. What better region to start with, right? It’s the place where we’ve spent all of our childhood vacations and made lots of memories. This makes us very familiar with the region and with its many delights.

Our selection of family-friendly luxury resorts in the Mediterranean

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Belmond Villa Sant’Andrea (Sicily, Italy)

I only recently discovered this secluded retreat and it ticks all my boxes. Authentic, luxurious, intimate, family-friendly, the most stunning setting… This resort truly has it all.

68 rooms.
Smile Club (May to September). Welcome kit, slippers and bathrobe. Buckets, spades and snorkels. Spa treatments for the kids. Family-friendly excursions. Special menus and a dedicated restaurant area for kids under the age of 4.
Heated infinity pool.
Junior Suite Superior for 2 adults and 1 child. Suite Exclusive for 2 adults and 2 children but in this case, it’s usually less expensive to opt for two Classic Garden View Rooms. There’s no charge for an extra bed for children up to 12 years.
For more information and to make a booking, click here. Or check out the temporary offers for direct bookings, such as the Very Important Kids offer with a complimentary room for children up to 12 (limited availability). Any resort with a package named like this deserves a spot in this list of family-friendly luxury resorts in the Mediterranean, don’t you think?
You’ll find fresh flowers in the room upon arrival.

Sani Resorts (Halkidiki, Greece)

This gorgeous Mediterranean family resort, located on the Kassandra Peninsula, is in fact an ecological reserve that’s still in family hands. It consists of a yacht marina and 5 hotels, each with its own distinct style. It would be great to participate in some of the eco-activities with the kids or to play with them in the shallow waters with the available beach gear. A list of family-friendly luxury resorts in the Mediterranean would not be complete without these gems.

The Sani Beach family resort is located closer to the action, near the marina. The Sani Club family resort is a bit more low-key and further away from the marina, in a more peaceful setting. Both cater to families but the Sani Beach resort tends to be busier, especially in the peak season.

Sani Beach resort: 360 rooms. Sani Club resort: 253 rooms.
Sani Resort Academies for sailing, dancing, tennis, swimming and more. Sani Explorers for eco-activities. Kids club. Kids menus.
Heated outdoor pools. Two private beaches.
Sani Beach resort: Family rooms and family suites. Sani Club resort: Family suites. All are suited for for or 2 adults + 2 kids

Hôtel Barrière Le Majestic (Cannes, France)

This gem, part of the The Leading Hotels of the World collection, is located on the famous Croisette. The private beach, long jetty and year-round heated swimming pool complete the ultimate Riviera experience. If you want to enjoy it with your kids, then you’d better keep them close because the many activities organized for the youngest ones might appeal to them even more.

347 rooms.
.Kids Club The Studio by Petit-VIP with activities such as sculpture, photography, etiquette, conservation awareness and more. Kids menu.
Heated pool (27°C or 80.6°F). Private beach.
Junior Suite (terrace view) for 2 adults + 2 kids in 1 queen + 1 sofa bed.

D Maris Bay (Marmaris, Turkey)

If you’re looking for breathtaking scenery, then this exquisite Mediterranean family resort is for you. Located on the Datça Peninsula, amidst a nature reserve with pine and almond trees and surrounded by the most gorgeous beaches, this hotel offers a secluded setting. The room decor reflects the natural surroundings, offering a peaceful haven to guests. This gorgeous property truly embodies Turkish delight. No wonder that it counts as one of the best family resorts in Turkey.

193 rooms and suites.
The D Kiddie kids club offers many creative activities, such as t-shirt painting, as well as an active program, which includes mountain biking and fishing. The hotel also has its own tennis school and plenty of water sports activities. Family fun guaranteed!
One beautiful pool offers the most amazing views. The hotel has no less than 5 beaches which can be accessed via the hotel’s own funicular. There’s even a water taxi to go beach-hopping between those gorgeous powdery beaches. The waters are crystal-clear. main pool. Outdoor and indoor kid’s pool. Private beach.
Family room for 2 adults + 1 child up to 6 years or the villa for families with 2 kids.

Sun Gardens (Dubrovnik, Croatia)

As the winner of a silver (2017) and bronze (2016) Best Family Hotel award in The Junior Design Awards, this hotel is renowned for welcoming children with open arms. So, it goes without saying that a hotel with this reputation just had to be featured in this list of family-friendly luxury resorts in the Mediterranean. The hotel is located on a stunning Adriatic hillside yet the city of Dubrovnik is only a short drive away. It allows guests to could combine the best of both worlds during a splendid family vacation: culture and relaxation.

201 rooms.
Kids Club.
Main pool. Kids pool. Private beach.
Bedroom Residence (garden view) for 2 adults + 2 kids.

Verdura Resort (Sicily, Italy)

Located on the south-west coast of Sicily, the stylish Rocco Forte property counts as one of the best family resorts in the Mediterranean. Active families will love the dazzling offer in sports: Golf and tennis courts but also karate, taekwondo, fencing, basketball and hiphop academies as well as a Juventus soccer training academy. Family activities include a range of water sports and a gorgeous cycling trail around the premises.

203 rooms.
An extensive range of baby equipment such as baby bathtubs, bottle warmers and sterilizers as part of the R Babies program. A Teddy Turndown Service. The R Kids program for kids aged 4 to 12 years in Verduland, where your little ones will have a blast in the arts and craft area, the science lab and the kitchen. Verdru, the hedgehog mascot, also hosts activities such as cooking lessons and treasure hunts. Teens have their own cool hang-out.
Heated kids pool in the kids club. A 60-metre outdoor pool and a private beach. The Verdura hotel is also home to a renowned spa.
Deluxe room for 2 adults + 1 child or connecting rooms for 2 adults + 2 children. Luxury villas are available for families of up to 6 or 9 persons.

Banyan Tree Tamouda Bay (Tangiers, Morocco)

This luxury hotel in Moorish style, nested between the Rif mountains and the Mediterranean. The views must be spectacular. It’s an oasis of peace and yet not too far from the hustle and bustle of Tangiers. Also, the famous blue house of Chefchaouen are well within reach. Just the kind of place to take my little smurf-lovers.

No rooms, only villas with private pool.
Main pool. Kids pool. Private pool.
Kids club. Cooking classes and picnic hampers for use all over the resort. Quad biking through the hills and forests around Smir Lake for 6 years and older.
Two bedroom villa for 2 adults + 2 kids.

Puente Romano Beach Resort & Spa (Marbella, Spain)

This is a mediterranean family resort that oozes authentic charm. Yet, it is well equipped to offer every traveling family a carefree vacation. Kids are spoiled with choice when it comes to activities. Although I might just take the girls for a spa treatment too. It's no surprise that this resort earned the Condé Nast Traveler Award for best resort in Spain so it definitely deserves its spot in this list of family-friendly luxury resorts in the Mediterranean.

259 rooms.
Summer kids club with lots of fun activities (26th May - 31st August). Summer cinema series. Kids Spa treatments.
Three outdoor swimming pools.
Deluxe Junior Suite for 2 adults + 1 child. Two Deluxe Junior Suite (garden view) for 2 adults + 2 children (connecting rooms available).

The Residence (Tunis, Tunesia)

This posh resort, also one of The Leading Hotels of the World, is home to Tunisia’s largest hotel swimming pool. What a haven for the girls to practice their swimming technique. There’s also a kids’ pool for them to relax. The lush gardens lead to its large private Mediterranean beach. I’m a big fan of the property’s Andalusian architecture and it would be great to discover it’s many details with my little aspiring architect in tow.

164 rooms.
The Dolphin Club for Kids.
Heated pool, the largest hotel swimming pool in Tunisia.
Superior Double Room (garden view) for 2 adults + 1 child. Two Superior Double Rooms (garden view) for 2 adults + 2 children.

Hotel Lone (Rovinj, Croatia)

This modern design hotel is a breath of fresh air along the Adriatic arm of the Mediterranean. How I would love to dip In the impressive pool or take the kids for a stroll along the promenade leading to the historic center of Rovinj.

248 rooms.
Kids club.
Main pool. Kids pool with seawater. Private pebble beach.
Family room for 2 adults + 2 kids in 1 double + 1 sofa bed.
Tropical rain effect in all bathroom showers.

Hotel Camiral (Girona, Spain)

Last in our list of family-friendly luxury resorts in the Mediterranean is this stylish hotel, located just north of Barcelona and near Girona, at the site of the renowned PGA Catalunya Golf Resort. What a great home base for visits in the area. The domain looks so meticulously manicured with plenty of space for the girls to run around. The hotel prides itself on the family-friendliness and this is reflected in the many activities on offer.

145 rooms.
Biking, horse-riding, fishing, a compass challenge and more. Kid’s club (July and August). Junior Golf academies. Kids menu.
Tempered pool (24-25°C or 76°F in low season, 27-28° or 82°F in high season). Kids pool.
Deluxe Double or Twin Room for 2 adults + 1 child. Duplex Senior suite for 2 adults + 2 children but it's usually less expensive to opt for 2 Deluxe Double or Twin Room (connecting rooms available).
 

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Borgo Egnazia (Puglia, Italy)

This luxurious Mediterranean family resort is located in the heart of the Puglia region, amidst ancient olive trees yet close to the sea.  It’s a sophisticated example of the typical building style, with thick walls in serene colors. La Corte is the main building with hotel rooms while Il Borgo resembles a charming village, with elegant houses aligning cozy streets and several luxury villas with private pool. An idyllically located golf course completes the resorts’s exclusive facilities.

134 rooms.
Young kids can let their imagination run freely in the Trullalleri kids club, during an arts and craft workshop or a visit to a nearby farm. Older children will have a blast during a go-kart adventure and dance competition. Or they can relax in the game room. There’s also tennis and bike rental for families to enjoy.
Three outdoor pools. A kids area in the pool near the kids club. The source is a sandy beach with playground area for families.
Borgo Splendida for 2 adults + 1 child. Borgo Casetta Splendida or Magnifica or one of the villas for 2 adults + 2 children but it's usually less expensive to opt for 2 Deluxe Double or Twin Room (connecting rooms available). The hotel area La Corte can accommodate families of 3 with kids aged 13 or older in the La Corte Splendida or Magnifica rooms during the summer months.

That’s our selection of gorgeous family-friendly luxury resorts in the Mediterranean. More bite-sized favorites coming up in future posts, like this one with the best family resorts in Spain.

When to plan a stay at one of these luxury family resorts in the Mediterranean?

We love everything about the Med but there's a downside: Prices tend to go through the roof during Europe's summer break in July and August. Staying at one of the more prestigious hotels will not be an option for the average family. You may find a steal if you book early but that's a long shot. In order to get access to these exclusive properties for a more reasonable price, a change your mindset is required: traveling off-season.

  • Plan your family travel adventure in the Easter holiday in April.
  • Or go for the extended weekends in the month of May.
  • Start your family holiday in the final days of June.
  • Or plan your family break in the Mediterranean during the last week of August.

It might not be as hot as in the heart of summer but that's usually a good thing. Slightly cooler weather will allow you to see much more of the surroundings than you would on a hot summer day. And if the property has a heated pool then you might not even notice the difference in temperature.

Which family resort in the Mediterranean is your favorite?

Now, we can’t wait to find out what you think of it! Spotted a new favorite? Longing for more? If so, then you must be just as much of a hotel geek as we are. Another hotel to recommend that fits this category of best luxury family holidays in Europe? Or better yet, a bucket list of your own you’d like to share? Let us know in the comments section!


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