Now that you know where our love for family-friendly luxury hotels comes from, it’s time to use it to your advantage. As promised, we’ve split up our long list of favorites by region. For this post, I’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 were 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.
When to plan a stay at one of these family-friendly luxury 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 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. That means traveling off-season, which is very well doable for most thanks to the Easter holiday in April and extended weekends in the month of May. Another option is to start your holiday in the final days of June or in the last week of August. For your convenience, we’ve calculated prices based on shoulder season reference dates.
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.
Our selection of family-friendly luxury resorts in the Mediterranean
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Here’s our selection of gorgeous family-friendly luxury resorts in the Mediterranean:
Belmond Villa Sant’Andrea in Sicily
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.
Sani Resort (Haldiki, Greece)
This gorgeous 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 five 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 this gem.
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.
Kempinski Hotel The Dome Thalasso & Golf Resort (Belek, Turkey)
With its giant pool, lush gardens and sandy beach, this hotel embodies Turkish delight. We could discover some of the many water sports as a family. Unless the girls would be too busy sliding down the kids’ pool slide or trying out the swing.
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.
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.
Puente Romano Beach Resort & Spa (Marbella, Spain)
This is a 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.
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.
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.
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.
That’s my selection gorgeous family-friendly luxury resorts in the Mediterranean. More bite-sized favorites coming up in future posts, like this one on Spain.
Now, I 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 I am. Another hotel to recommend? Or better yet, a bucket list of your own you’d like to share? Let me know in the comments section!
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