Luxury Family Holidays Handpicked for Parents

Pre-Teen friendly

  • Bali Hyatt cafe

  • Sheraton Rio Hotel and Resort beach

  • Rosewood Little Dix Bay, BVI

  • Jumeirah Beach Resort Dubai pool

There is a distinct shift in children of a certain age. Not yet fully-fledged adolescents, they are too grown up to be satiated by the offering of a young kid's club to keep them entertained on a family holiday lasting more than a weekend. So whether a hotel offers up ever-popular Wii stations in-room or water sports and activities perfect for pre-teens, horse riding and jet skiing or language lessons and art classes, our selection of luxury, family-friendly hotels have an excellent array of fantastic offerings for boys and girls not ready for a teen club with its discos and sleepovers, but too old for the storytime comforts of baby and toddler clubs.

The Four Seasons Beverly Hills suite

The Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

An iconic grand dame of an LA property, the Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills is a luxury, family-friendly hotel with unparalleled style.

The Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills is one of those rare hotels that manages to combine old school Hollywood glamour with all the trappings of a modern day, contemporary, and very luxurious hotel. An iconic property in the heart of the much sought after Beverly Hills area, the Four Seasons is a large but...

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The Peninsula Beverly Hills pink suite

The Peninsula Beverly Hills

The Peninsula Beverly Hills takes luxury to a new level with its residential feel, eye-wateringly beautiful interiors and first class customer service.

The Peninsula Beverly Hills is one of those hotels that leaves you wondering what on earth you ever did to deserve such a spoiling stay. From the moment you walk into to the lobby - adjacent to the hotel's sitting room where delightful tea is served every day - you'll be blown away by the immaculate level of service,...

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The Langham Pasadena exterior

The Langham Huntington

A glorious, very family-friendly luxury hotel in the idyllic Pasadena area of Los Angeles, the Langham Huntington makes for a memorable stay.

Located in the stunning and very picturesque area of Pasadena, The Langham Huntington is a perfect, very luxurious family-friendly hotel. A far cry from the tattoo parlours and edgy bars of West Hollywood, the area is defined by large, sweeping avenues, enormous and very beautiful homes, lovely local eateries and...

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Claridges London Foyer

Claridge’s Hotel London

Claridge's London is a Mayfair-must with its exceptional concierge service, stunning luxury accommodation and infamous afternoon teas.

This iconic beauty of a hotel in the heart of London's Mayfair district is about as good as it gets. Jaw-dropping from the second you walk through the front entrance, the level of service at Claridge's Hotel is utterly exceptional, the accommodation spoilingly luxurious and the family-friendly facilities top notch....

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Centara Grand Beach Resort and Villas Hua Hin railway pool

Centara Grand Beach Resort and Villas Hua Hin

Centara Grand Beach Resort and Villas Hua Hin is a stunning blend of old Siam architecture, relaxing family-friendly facilities and lashings of luxury along the sea edge.

With 13 hectares of private landscaped gardens, Centara Grand Beach Resort and Villas Hua Hin is a veritable playground for children and adults alike. The atmosphere is incredibly welcoming from the moment you enter the gorgeous doors of this "Old Siam" classic hotel. This luxurious resort dates back to 1923 and was...

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The Residence Maldives pool

The Residence Maldives

Offering the perfect blend of world-class diving facilities, Maldivian sunsets to-die-for and luxury accommodation, The Residence Maldives is an excellent family-friendly choice.

Located on the unspoilt southern island of Falhumaafushi in the Gaafu Alifu atoll, part of one of the largest and deepest atolls in The Maldives – Huvadhoo –  The Residence Maldives 94 beach-front and over-water villas have been designed to compliment the surroundings, which they achieve beautifully. The...

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Martinhal Sagres Beach Family Resort ocean view

Martinhal Sagres Beach Family Resort

Every now and then a luxury family hotel hits every high note. The Martinhal Sagres Beach Family Resort is one such property and we can't recommend it enough.

Every now and then a hotel crops up that hits every high note. The  Martinhal Sagres Beach Family Resort is one such property. It was designed, specifically, with families in mind. Just over an hour's drive from Faro airport (or two and a half from Lisbon if you want to throw some culture in), the staff at Martinhal...

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Hotel Cort view of Palma

Hotel Cort Mallorca

A stunning boutique hotel in Palma's old town just a ten minute jaunt from the beach, The Hotel Cort Mallorca is a fabulous central city bolt hole with the all-essential splash pool on its roof terrace.

Hotel Cort Mallorca is a fabulous luxury family hotel located just ten minutes from the beach of Palma, offering the cultural ambience of this stunning seaside city with all the ease of a beach holiday in one hit. With its trendy Ikat prints, sensational tiled flooring, Mediterranean blues and linen / wood mixed...

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W Verbier mountain view

The W Verbier

W Verbier is a perfect balance between chic and inviting. With an immaculate concierge service, you'll be wanting for nothing at this alpine beauty.

W Hotels are effortlessly cool and this new addition in Verbier, which opened in December of 2013, is no exception. As an alpine and ski retreat, it is the first of its kind from the W Hotel brand. Situated across four adjacent chalets in the Médran area of this renowned Swiss resort, W Verbier is conveniently...

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The Cornwall Hotel Spa and Estate

The Cornwall Hotel Spa and Estate

Treasure trails and tennis, woodland walks and children's cinema are just some of the delights on offer at The Cornwall Hotel Spa and Estate. There's plenty for parents, too.

Not only is The Cornwall Hotel Spa and Estate set on 43 acres of stunning Cornish Victorian parkland, but it is a stone’s throw (or a short car ride, at least) from amazing local attractions such as the Eden Project, and a plethora of beautiful beaches ripe for long, lazy walks. There are beautiful rooms to book in...

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