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Best Family Hotels 2016

Best Family Hotels 2016

Pack up the kids and get ready to check into these family-friendly hotels where families are VIPs. Smart parents know that having children doesn't mean forgoing luxury vacations. So here's the World's Best Family Hotels. These family-friendly hotels and resorts know that the littlest guests want luxury too. These properties are family favorites because they provide a wealth of activities and amenities for the whole family. Our list includes luxury hotels and resorts that boast kids clubs offering such varied activities as marine biology lessons, cooking, and crafts. Mini-bathrobes and bath amenities, family-friendly suites and connecting rooms, kids concierges, special kids activities, and more are all on offer. Of course, these family-friendly spots also offer babysitting, so that mom and dad can enjoy adult amenities such as gourmet restaurants, scuba diving, or just relaxing by the pool.

Anantara Golden Triangle Resort and Spa

Anantara Spa translates the natural beauty of three countries into a holistic experience, every treatment and facility emanating tranquility and self-discovery. Terrazzo and teak wood suites set above the Thai and Burmese jungle provide the idyllic sanctuary. Whether based on ancient Thai remedies or techniques from around the globe, using simple natural ingredients or science's most innovative combinations, these carefully crafted rituals will transform you.

Cape Grace | Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Grace

Situated on a private quay, nestled between the working harbour of Cape Town's bustling Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and the serenity of an international yacht marina, Cape Grace showcases the essence of the Cape with designs that reveal local creativity, whilst staying true to the warm atmosphere and personalised levels of service that have for years defined the hotel. With a genuine passion to champion distinctive standards in service, Cape Grace...

Constance Halaveli Maldives

Floating in the North Ari atoll, stroll down white sandy beaches and swim in turquoise water teeming with colourful marine life while children can unleash their spirit of adventure at the Constance Kids Club. Sunshine, sandy beaches, themed programs, cooking class, movies topped with friendly, fully-qualified staff; where safety and security is our priority, Constance Kids Club of Constance Halaveli welcome all children from 4-11 years old, who are up for adventure...

Discovery Shores Boracay Island | Boracay Island, Philippines

Discovery Shores Boracay Island

The palm-studded island of Boracay – with its white, talcum-fine beach, balmy weather, and warm, crystalline waters – is like a hypnotic magnet. The Sandbox kids room is open daily. Stuffed toys, an X-box, and various board and computer games are available for children aged 0-12. Daily activities for kids include arts & crafts, Filipino games, scavenger hunts, and cooking lessons.

Fairmont Tremblant | Mont-tremblant, Canada

Fairmont Tremblant

Fairmont Tremblant sits at the foot of the majestic Laurentian peaks, tucked into the heart of the region's most picturesque village. The architectural masterpiece of a resort rooted in the legends of Quebec, boasts state-of-the-art facilities. Climb aboard a high-speed chair lift at our doorstep to ski the slopes, explore mountain trails or play a round of golf. Hold a memorable meeting in this ideal conference locale. Experience a Laurentian adventure at...

Four Seasons Resort Orlando | Golden Oak, United States

Four Seasons Resort Orlando

Enjoy the magic like never before with a vacation to Orlando personalized just for you. Couples can unwind on the links of the Tom Fazio-designed Four Seasons championship golf course, indulge in a couple’s massage in the Spa, or sip a cocktail by the adults-only pool. Kids will love the water slides, lazy river, climbing wall and activity centers on an island just for them. Evenings in the rooftop steakhouse sparkle with fireworks on two horizons. Imagine...

Grand Wailea Resort Hotel and Spa | Wailea, United States

Grand Wailea Resort Hotel and Spa

Aloha and welcome to paradise, where Grand Wailea offers The Rock, a fun and friendly mini-resort for kids of all ages. The 20,000-square-foot facility is home to Camp Grande, Ohana Hale, Night Camp, and The Spot. Fresh orchid lei making, hula lessons, video games, a lego wall and more are available activities. The Fishpipe is the world's first rotating barrel ride, a new and unique type of water ride where you slide further than the longest water slide in...

Jumeirah Beach Hotel | Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Jumeirah Beach Hotel

Plunge yourself in the azure waters. Learn a new game with the kids. Dive with the dolphins near coral reefs. Take a dip in Jacuzzi pools. Play beach football with palm-tree goals. Swoop over the Gulf on a helicopter ride. Charter a yacht and just follow the tide. Windsurfing, boat rides, sailing and also water-skiing and a Kids' Club are all available.

Jumeirah Vittaveli | South Male Atoll, Maldives

Jumeirah Vittaveli

Located a short 20-minute ride on board a luxurious motorised catamaran from Malé, Jumeirah Vittaveli offers unmatched diversity, subtle luxury and personalised exploration, whether you are seeking a romantic getaway or an exotic destination for your family. The resort comprises 89 villas and suites each with their own swimming pool and direct access to the beach or lagoon. The private and spacious villas are available with one or two bedrooms making them...

Las Casitas Village | Fajardo, Puerto Rico

Las Casitas Village

Escape to your own private Caribbean hideaway at Las Casitas Village, A Waldorf Astoria Resort. Enjoy the comforts of home in one of the 155 spacious casitas ("cottages" in Spanish), complete with personal 24-hour butler service. Get your adrenaline pumping with phenomenal wave running, horseback riding, wind surfing, diving, and fishing. Test your swing on our majestic Arthur Hills Caribbean golf course. As part of the elegant El Conquistador Resort...

Llao Llao Hotel and Resort | Bariloche Rio Negro, Argentina

Llao Llao Hotel and Resort

Every space in the hotel is both beautiful and functional, creating the most unique blend of the highest standards, elegance and Patagonian majesty. Nahuelito’s Club and Ayenhue Baby Care offers younger guests two exclusively designed spaces, where they will be taken care of by professionals in a safe and happy setting, with special attention to their nutrition, rest and recreation, according to each age.

Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmeralda | Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmeralda

This all-inclusive luxury resort in the Riviera Maya combines a breathtaking setting with world-class facilities, including Family Concierge, YHI spa treatments, and modern meeting spaces equipped with state-of-the-art technology. Enjoy an unforgettable vacation stay in the luxurious Family Concierge rooms. Family-oriented details, from child-sized amenities to pool obstacle courses make sure every member of the family has a special experience.

Stowe Mountain Lodge | Stowe, United States

Stowe Mountain Lodge

Who’d imagine you could rediscover civilization by leaving it all behind? Perhaps it's the pristine location, the classic beauty, or the history that has evolved here. Or maybe it's the fact that one cultivates a sense of contentment throughout every season at Stowe. At Stowe Mountain Lodge, located at the base of Mount Mansfield within Stowe Mountain Resort, this unique New England town in Vermont reaffirms its place as a renowned four-season destination...

Terranea Resort | Rancho Palos Verdes, United States

Terranea Resort

The establishment of one of the finest oceanfront resorts ever created on the California coast is, in the case of Terranea. Discover a land not far away, combining great vision, great skill, and great fortune. The Lowe Destination Development team, in conjunction with Destination Hotels & Resorts, has encountered an environment ideal for the enriching, restorative experience envisioned for Terranea. The crystalline ocean waters of the Pacific. The idyllic...

The Goring Hotel | London, United Kingdom

The Goring Hotel

This hotel welcomes families. Family rooms, a pair of interconnecting bedrooms each with its own bathroom, allows guests to be close to their children. The exclusive V.I. (little) P's offering makes sure stays are as unforgettable for children as it is for adults. Children's program includes The Goring Bedtime Story Library, gift bag on their pillow with a cuddly Baaaa-bara sheep, personal "For Kids Eyes Only" pack, and a welcome basket for parents of babies.

The Reef Atlantis | Nassau, Bahamas

The Reef Atlantis

There may be no resort in the world better suited to children's love of discovery than Atlantis, with its incomparable ruins of an ancient lost world populated by schools of sharks and manta rays, water slides and water rides, beaches and swimming pools, and its remarkably diverse play activities. For kids, 'tweens, and teens the resort isn't simply a place to play with Mom and Dad, it’s a wondrous expedition of the mind and imagination.

The Reserve at Paradisus Punta Cana | Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

The Reserve at Paradisus Punta Cana

This all-inclusive boutique resort at the Paradisus Punta Cana is specially designed for families. It has a swimming pool, a children's pool, a YHI Spa, Family Concierge, fine dining, private golf course, gym, a Kids Zone, and 132 luxury suites which include One Bedroom Master Suites and 48 Family Concierge Suites. There's transport to the beach, and access to service, and facilities at sister resort Paradisus Punta Cana.

The Resort at Paws Up | Greenough, United States

The Resort at Paws Up

Saddle up for a definitive Montana horseback riding adventure, take your best shot at a world-class sporting clays course, or experience Montana fly fishing with an expert guide or kick up some dust on an ATV tour. Other outdoor adventures include swimming, boating, hiking, mountain biking, paintball, rafting, kayaking, rappelling, and more. ** It's amazing how 37,000 acres of wilderness will actually bring your family closer together. The Kids Corps of Discovery...

Villa del Palmar Cancun | Cancun, Mexico

Villa del Palmar Cancun

At Villa del Palmar in Cancun, everyday is a holiday and so it should be for all ages. The Kids Club will ensure that your children are safe and creatively occupied while you take some quality time to relax by the pool or enjoy a spa treatment. Fully trained and enthusiastic members of the Kids Club team await you and your young ones. Located next to the specially appointed kids' pool and splash pads, the Kids Club is fully equipped with games, soft furnishings,...