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

For more information and photos on each hotel, simply click on the link to be taken to the Booking.com booking engine. Here’s our selection of gorgeous 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, enjoys a privileged location along Cannes’ famous Croisette, France‘s most glamorous coastal promenades. 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.

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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.

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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 European luxury family resorts?

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 luxury 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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