Travelling With Children: Incredible Family-Friendly Hotels


Travelling with children can be both a joy and a challenge, and finding the right accommodation can greatly impact the success of your family holiday. Fortunately, there are numerous family-friendly hotels around the world that cater to the needs and preferences of both parents and kids. These eight incredible HIP Hotels have a variety of amenities, activities, and services that offer a perfect blend of comfort, entertainment, and relaxation for the whole family. Little guests are VIP’s too!

Kandima Maldives

Dhaalu Atoll, Republic of Maldives

The stunning island paradise of Kandima Maldives is not just a haven for adults seeking relaxation and luxury, but it also caters to the younger generation with its exceptional Kids Club. Designed to captivate young minds and provide parents with peace of mind, Kandiland is run by a dedicated multilingual team of fully certified child carers, and is a place where adventure and creativity collide to offer an unforgettable experience for children of all ages. Offering a daily programme brimming with fun and informative activities, the club's vibrant and spacious interior is filled with interactive zones, cosy corners for storytelling, and play areas that range from indoor games to outdoor adventures. Not to mention they also offer babysitting services from ages 1 - 4 years. Parents can rest assured knowing that their children are in safe hands at the Kandima Kids Club. The club adheres to strict safety protocols, ensuring that kids can enjoy their time in a secure environment. This allows parents to relax and unwind, knowing that their children are engaged in enriching activities under the guidance of trained professionals!

HUUS Gstaad

Gstaad, Switzerland

Where playful adventures meet alpine wonder… Here at HUUS, they take care of the whole family. Nestled in the heart of the Swiss Alps, HUUS Gstaad is a haven of luxury and relaxation for families seeking a mountain retreat. Featuring nature-inspired exploration and tailored adventures for all ages, come sunshine or snow, the hotel’s team of childcare professionals are on-hand to keep your little ones entertained. Whether you’re heading out for a gentle stroll around tranquil Lake Lauenen or seeking a day of relaxation in the spa, the HUUS Kid’s Club have caretakers for the younger children and a whole host of professionally-led activities like river rafting, trekking, climbing and rope courses that are destined to give older children and teens the adventure of their lives. No two days are the same here. Catering to a diverse range of age groups, each child's experience is tailored to their interests and developmental stage. From nature hikes and scavenger hunts to arts and crafts inspired by the alpine landscape, there's something for everyone.

Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa

Zanzibar, Tanzania

Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa is more than just a breathtaking beachfront escape – it's a sanctuary that caters to families seeking both relaxation and adventure on the stunning island of Zanzibar. With a focus on spacious accommodations, engaging activities, and a commitment to creating a balanced family vacation, the resort ensures that every member of the family, from the youngest to the oldest, enjoys an exceptional and enriching experience on this captivating island. Here there are plenty of family-friendly excursions to enjoy; from swimming with dolphins and visiting monkeys in the Jozani Forest, to an abundance of watersports and beach cycling. There are also mini farm animals you can visit on the resort, pools to splash about in, trampolines and all kinds of fun in the games room, even a playground for the toddlers! Are you kids picky eaters? There’s also a specially-designed children’s menu that contains healthy and fun dishes, as well as toddler-sized portions of adult meals. Every kind of guest here is welcome and catered for here at Zanzibar White Sands. This is a place where parents and children can enjoy quality time together, and embark on a plethora of adventures. With special welcome gifts and touches such as children bathrobes, and more, children under 3 years also stay and eat for free!

Las Alamandas Resort

Jalisco, Mexico

Nestled along the pristine shores of the Pacific Ocean, Las Alamandas Resort offers an idyllic escape for families seeking tranquillity and adventure. Central to the resort's commitment to family-friendly luxury is the enchanting Kids Club, a haven where young explorers can embark on imaginative journeys, make new friends, and create cherished memories in the heart of Mexico's natural beauty. A magical haven for young explorers, the hotel’s kids club is designed to spark curiosity and ignite young imaginations. From vibrant indoor spaces to outdoor play areas, the club is a world of exploration waiting to be discovered. Surrounded by lush gardens and overlooking the azure sea, it provides a backdrop that encourages children to learn, play, and connect with their surroundings. Every day at the Kids Club is a new adventure. Thoughtfully crafted activities cater to a wide range of interests and ages, ensuring that each child finds something to captivate their attention. From arts and crafts inspired by local culture to nature walks that introduce them to the region's diverse flora and fauna, the club's offerings promote both entertainment and education. While children indulge in the wonders of the Kids Club, parents can relish moments of relaxation by the pool, indulge in spa treatments, or explore the resort's stunning surroundings. This harmony between family time and personal rejuvenation sets the stage for an unforgettable vacation.

Cowley Manor Experimental

Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

A place where nature’s playground beckons. Nestled amidst the bucolic landscapes of the English countryside, Cowley Manor stands as a beacon of sophistication and relaxation. While known for its refined luxury, the manor takes family vacations to a new level by offering a unique concept designed to engage, educate, and excite families in extraordinary ways. Igniting creativity and curiosity, within the manor’s enchanted gardens there’s a world of discovery patiently waiting. A place where your children can unlock their imaginations as they uncover hidden treasures, and marvel at the wonders of nature, allow them to express their artistic talents, inspired by the whimsical spirit of Alice in Wonderland, as they paint, embroider, or weave their own chequered masterpieces. The vast grounds provide ample space for outdoor adventures, from nature walks and picnics by the lake to interactive wildlife spotting. Children can embrace the freedom of the countryside while learning about the wonders of nature. There are also two inviting swimming pools here – the perfect place to create precious memories as you frolic in the water and relish the simple pleasure of togetherness.

Luxury Chalet Pinocchio

Brentonico, Italy

Located in a small mountain resort in Brentonico, southern Trentino, Luxury Chalet Pinocchio is the perfect place for those with winter and summer itineraries. With a need to create a place of warmth and welcoming hospitality, owner’s Giorgia and Nicola, alongside their five children, decided to build a space where travellers can enjoy the calmness of a getaway, whilst also having their little ones catered for. Focussing on the awareness of how difficult it can be to travel with children, Chalet Pinocchio really has something for everyone. From getting creative with paints in the play area, to climbing the frames in the garden, there are also an abundance of adventures parents can embark on with their mini VIP’s. Featuring a charming selection of rooms and suites, a rejuvenating wellness area, and a restaurant brimming with seasonal produce, Chalet Pinocchio encourages everyone who steps foot inside to enjoy that slower, more local way of life.

Hotel Edelweiss

Zürs, Austria

Hotel Edelweiss is where dreams come to life. Nestled in the charming Alpine village of Zürs, this retreat is not only the place for adults seeking mountain luxury, but also a paradise for families alike. With a strong emphasis on catering to the needs and desires of young guests, Hotel Edelweiss offers a wide range of kid-friendly amenities, activities, and experiences that ensure an unforgettable family vacation. A place where mini ski stars are born, kids of all ages can train on the Alberg within the children’s club, on the beginners’ slopes or in the Easy Park – the surrounding landscape becomes a playground for winter delights. Given its Alpine location, Hotel Edelweiss takes full advantage of the snowy wonderland. In the winter months, children and teens can engage in snowman-building, sledding, and skiing lessons catered specifically to young beginners. The hotel's accommodations are designed with families in mind. Spacious family suites provide a comfortable and cosy haven for parents and children alike. Additionally, the hotel features child-friendly dining options, ensuring that even the pickiest eaters find something to savour!

Schlosshof Resort

South Tyrol, Italy

Schlosshof Resort has mastered the art of creating a family-friendly haven where children's imaginations can flourish, and parents can revel in the beauty of togetherness. Through adventurous activities, creative endeavours, and a commitment to safety and comfort, the resort ensures that every family member, from the youngest to the oldest, enjoys an unforgettable and joyful vacation experience. Located within the serene Dolomite landscape, Schlosshof understands that children thrive on adventure. The resort's expansive grounds become a playground for exploration, offering outdoor spaces where children can run, play, and create their own adventures. From nature walks to treasure hunts, the possibilities for excitement are endless. Splash around in the outdoor children’s pool, savour the best Italian gelato and enjoy endless games in the resort’s playground; featuring football and ping-pong tables, a play house, double swing sets, seesaws, trampolines, air hockey, a climbing wall and even a Wii-console.

recommended HIP Hotels

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Explore Las Alamandas Resort Jalisco
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Explore Kandima Maldives Dhaalu Atoll
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Explore Hotel Edelweiss Zürs
Explore Luxury Chalet Pinocchio Brentonico