Hotel Arts Barcelona pool
Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel and Spa outdoor pool
Avra Imperial Beach, Crete
The Verdura Golf and Spa Resort outdoor pool
If you're a slave to children's school holiday dates then, let's face it, the summer period is your biggest window for a vacation that guarantees sand, sunshine and a slower pace of life, albeit temporary. It may mean that certain destinations are busy because so many other solar-hungry families are away at the same time as you, but with our incredible range of luxurious family-friendly hotels across the world - from urban locations like Rome and New York to island idylls such as Mallorca and Sardinia - you can enjoy a holiday with the family in the northern hemisphere's summery months without clashing with thousands of other people on a similar mission.