Sir Stamford hotel Sydney pool
Burj al Arab exterior
The Andaman Langkawi entrance
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.
The Andaman Langkawi
A stunning hotel on the Datai Bay, The Andaman seeks to please all the family with its endless array of activities that really make the most of its stunning seaside, jungle location.
Located on a pristine beach along the northern edge of the island is The Andaman Langkawi. Overlooking Thai mountains in the distance across from the Datai Bay where this stunning, luxurious and very family-friendly hotel resides, there is nothing you’ll want for at this beauty that perches out from a jungle...Langkawi See this Hotel & Book
Hotel Casa del Mar
This waterfront Santa Monica gem overlooks the ferris wheel, the beach and miles of ocean.
Located right on the water’s edge in Santa Monica, Hotel Casa del Mar has been designed to ensure you see the sea as much as possible when inside this glorious beachfront hotel. Windows sit floor-to-ceiling throughout the bedrooms and the restaurant is designed to ensure most seats have an ocean view, too. Located...Los Angeles See this Hotel & Book
L’Ermitage Beverly Hills
A boutique home from home with a fabulous rooftop pool and exceptional service.
L'Ermitage Beverly Hills promotes itself for its unquestioning discretion, making it a boutique base for stars from across the globe when staying in Los Angeles. It is set on a quiet tree-lined residential street and is designed very much as a home from home, but it’s still just a short hop from all of LA’s...Los Angeles See this Hotel & Book
Oceana Beach Club Hotel
You’ll find stylish digs and sea breezes at Oceana Beach Club Hotel in Santa Monica.
The carefree vibe and sunny décor of the surf side Oceana Beach Club hotel will wind-down even the most airport-frazzled family. You’re also in the heart of Santa Monica, one of most pedestrianised, picturesque parts of LA. The pier with its Ferris wheel and ice cream shops is a flip-flop stroll...Los Angeles See this Hotel & Book
Mr. C Beverly Hills
Mr. C Beverly Hills boasts venetian-style hospitality in the Hollywood hills.
The 2011 opening of Mr. C Beverly Hills from the Cipriani Brothers (great grandsons to Giuseppe Cipriani who opened Harry's Bar in 1913) lives up to its lofty heritage. Children are greeted on arrival with pulpy virgin Bellini’s (adults get the alcoholic variety) and each of the 137 rooms is extremely decadent with...Los Angeles See this Hotel & Book
Beverly Wilshire Beverly Hills
With children's spa treatments, private poolside cabanas and two culinary hotspots, the Beverly Wilshire Beverly Hills ticks all the boxes for a family-friendly luxury LA stay.
Located on Wilshire Boulevard just a hop from the retail Mecca that is Rodeo Drive resides the landmark LA hotspot, The Beverly Wilshire Beverly Hills. Craving a super central LA hotel? Check. With a Michelin-starred restaurant included? Check. And not forgetting the superior excellence of a Four Seasons’ spa?...Los Angeles See this Hotel & Book
Hollywood 1950's glamour collides with family-friendly delights at LA classic, the Hotel Bel-Air, home of the infamous Swan Lake.
A vintage Los Angeles institution, the Hotel Bel-Air is an excellent family-friendly option in the city of angels. With a newly glowing façade thanks to a massive recent renovation the hotel is now offering, amongst other goodies, the wonderful “Bel-Air basket.” A picnic basket designed by Wolfgang Puck himself...Los Angeles See this Hotel & Book
Country House at Hunters
The Country House at Hunters is a luxurious retreat within an idyllic setting, right in the heart of the Garden Route.
Exuding charm and elegance, Country House at Hunters is an award-winning grande dame of the Garden Route situated between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay. This family-friendly hotel consists of a grand manor house with 19 individual thatched cottage suites (some with private pools,) set in the midst of magnificent gardens...The Garden Route See this Hotel & Book
Grand Palladium Palace Resort and Spa
Located at the quiet end of Playa d'En Bossa, The Grand Palladium Resort & Spa has fabulous amenities for both big and little guests.
Smack on the beachfront on the quieter end of Ibiza’s legendary Playa d’En Bossa, The Grand Palladium Resort and Spa is shining after several rounds of investment in recent years; the 411 luxurious rooms are spacious enough for families and the resort has plenty to keep both children and adults happy. The Master...Ibiza and Menorca See this Hotel & Book
The Beverly Hills Hotel
The Beverly Hills Hotel is a pink palace with a resort vibe.
The trappings of LA’s glamorous history are in abundance in the enticing 208-room Beverly Hills Hotel, which first opened its doors in 1912. The setting, spread around 12 acres of tropical gardens, with tennis courts and a palm tree-lined swimming pool offers families bags of room to relax. And, of course, the 90210...Los Angeles See this Hotel & Book