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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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