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Spice Island, Grenada
Christmas and New Year are magical, no doubt, but after a seemingly endless season of shopping, cooking and clearing up for vast armies of family and friends, there is something wonderfully indulgent about fleeing the frost and holiday fervour up north for a much-needed dose of sunshine and luxurious holidaying down south. From the islands of Malaysia to South Africa's breath-taking Garden Route, Sydney's harbour hotspots to the unrivalled decadence of Seychellois' five-star hotels, a family-friendly holiday in a hot climate can be just the tonic after months wrapped in multiple layers and inadequate quality time together with your nearest and dearest.
Tanjong Jara Resort
A gorgeous hotel on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia, Tanjong Jara boasts beautiful seaside villas and is as family-friendly as it is eco-friendly.
The Tanjong Jara Resort makes the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia worthy of a visit all by itself. Located beachside, with sweeping views across the South China Sea, this fabulous and very family-friendly resort was once hailed a wonder of the world by Conde Nast Traveller and, since receiving a serious amount of...Kuala Lumpur and Peninsular Malaysia See this Villa & Book
The James Royal Palm
A 1939 South Beach stunner that recently reopened after a massive 21st century renovation, The James Royal Palm has, what must be, the largest family-sized suites in the area, the Lil' James kids' club, and even a sun concierge on hand.
Another Art Deco gem on Miami’s glistening South Beach, The James Royal Palm is an immaculate 1939 oceanfront property that recently reopened after a mega 21st century renovation. The results are astonishing: rooms feel like homes-from-home with seaside aqua and taupe colourways throughout, the hotel boasts a...Miami See this Hotel & Book
The Ritz Carlton South Beach
Located in a sensational 1950's South Beach original, The Ritz Carlton offers oceanfront views, a beachside kids' club and a spa to rival all spas. And all under a bright Florida sun.
Located smack on sexy South Beach, The Ritz Carlton South Beach transports one back to the heady days of 1950's Miami and offers lashings of family-friendly amenities for guests of all ages. Located in what was the 1953 built, Morris Lapidus-designed South Beach Miami Hotel, The Ritz Carlton, South Beach is nestled on...Miami See this Hotel & Book
The Residence at JA Palm Tree Court Hotel
A series of deluxe villas now opened at the JA Palm Tree Court Hotel, The Residence has the fantastic option of a pre-holiday planner to cater to your family's every need.
As family-friendly hotels in the Gulf go, you won't get anywhere better thought out than the JA Palm Tree Court Hotel. Flanked by palm trees, dotted with endless swimming pools, spas, restaurants and amenities for kids and adults alike, this hotel is part of the JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort, and won the top spot as the...Dubai See this Villa & Book
Capetown’s One&Only was the first urban resort in Africa and it’s situated in the heart of Cape Town’s biggest tourist attraction, the V&A Waterfront.
The swanky One&Only Capetown is a five-star resort that boasts 131 suites each with harbour or mountain views, three lavish penthouses with panoramic views and each room comes with personalised butler service. The resort itself has two purpose-built islands, one of which plays host to an award-winning spa and is...Capetown See this Hotel & Book
Mount Nelson Hotel
Mount Nelson is the country’s oldest hotel (it dates back to 1899) Today, it is a genteel, salmon-pink Grand Dame situated in the heart of Capetown.
Protected from the city’s urban hubbub by sprawling Hydrangeas and century-old trees, the old-world charm coupled with discreet modern day service and facilities of The Mount Nelson makes it a true delight for families. There are 201 rooms situated in the original hotel building, as well as various wings dotted on...Capetown See this Hotel & Book
Situated in the Constantia Winelands, this bucolic escape is on a working wine estate with space aplenty for kids to roam, three excellent eateries (from relaxed to sophisticated) and a blissful spa.
The kind of destination where city kids can run free, visit the stables and throw pebbles in the farm dam, Constantia Uitsig is rustic, yet it oozes sophistication. Accommodation is in plush country cottages (16 in total) and, for families, the family suite with two bedrooms, a kitchenette and a cosy lounge is ideal....Capetown See this Hotel & Book
Fire & Ice Capetown
You’ll find Fire & Ice hotel on the fringes of the CBD – with views of the mountain and an extremely convenient location - ideal for busy families with plans to get lots done during their visit.
Describing itself as an ‘extreme’ hotel, the Fire & ice Capetown is an upbeat, multi storey property with 182 rooms is full of quirks that will appeal to fun-lovers of all ages. For families, the loft style suites with their mezzanine level are ideal and the hotel offers 500mb of free WiFi daily for teen...Capetown See this Hotel & Book
Spice Island Beach Resort
Spice Island Beach Resort is boutique in size and family-run so loaded with family-friendly considerations.
Local materials abound with gorgeous, ocean-inspired textiles in the beach-front suites and interconnecting family rooms at Spice Island, a beach resort that is boutique in feel and family-run. As such, the thought given to those travelling with children is detailed, thorough and delivered with a warm Grenadian smile....Grenada See this Hotel & Book
Dusit Thani Hua Hin
Dusit Thani Hua Hin is a beautifully traditional beachfront hotel complete with a lily pond and tropical gardens.
Though a hotel, Dusit Thani Hua Hin has all the offerings of a resort so, if you get comfortable, you won’t need to go anywhere unless you want to. It has a massive range of activities and water sports, and even has a horse-riding track. The ever popular water sports such a kayaking, banana boating and jet skiing,...Hua Hin See this Hotel & Book