Family holidays can be expensive, especially when the children’s expectations are as high as the parents’! If Little Guest has so far listed the best top-of-the-range hotels where comfort and luxury are one and the same, we are now presenting you with a fine selection of 6 impeccable establishments that offer a free stay to children. The destinations are: France, Italy, Spain, Greece, South Africa and Mauritius.
The Sani Resort is accumulating the most prestigious hotel awards! Located in Halkidiki, this private ecological reserve has 5 unique resorts, all of which are surrounded by white sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters. These include the Sani Club *****, Sani Beach ***** and Porto Sani *****, all of which can be booked online via Little Guest.
Kids love: a full range of baby equipment and supplies (from stroller to bottle sterilisers and bath seats), a crèche (4 months to 4 years) run by a dynamic team of experts, free baby swimming lessons, sports academies (football, dance and introductory sailing), a 24-hour babysitting service, a free kids-club for children aged 4 to 12, a free Teen House for youngsters aged 12 to 17, afternoons at the spa with Mum and/or Dad, as well as a wide range of family activities (birdwatching, diving, private cruises, excursions…).
Looking for an exclusive and all-inclusive concept? Ikos Resorts are the solution! Traditionally located on paradisiacal Greek islands – Ikos Olivia ***** and Ikos Oceania ***** in Halkidiki, Ikos Aria ***** in Kos and Ikos Dassia ***** in Corfu – the group’s hotels also include an Andalusian establishment on the famous Costa del Sol, the Ikos Andalusia *****.
Kids love: the high-quality baby-sitting service and the exceptional baby-club for babies from 4 months to 3 years old, the FREE kids-club (from 4 to 12 years old) and teens-club (from 12 to 17 years old) supervised by the Worldwide Kids childcare firm, the sports programmes, activities and educational games, the WK football school, bicycle rides (free of charge), numerous water sports and discovery activities, as well as facilities dedicated to the comfort of young children.
Treat yourself to a wellness break in the heart of nature by staying at Shanti Maurice Resort & Spa *****. Designed and conceived for families with children, this resort is rooted in the south coast of Mauritius. Located in the heart of a seaside resort, the address enjoys a peaceful, family and tropical environment.
Kids love: the gigantic kids-club spread over nearly 2,000 sqm where they can enjoy various recreational and sports activities such as yoga, flower growing, face painting competitions, ice skating, tennis and so much more; the baby club for the little ones aged 4 to 35 months; the cinema corner and the video games room for the older ones; the Stars restaurant dedicated to them; the organised birthday days; the special children’s spa card; the School on The Beach programme and so much more!
Head to Canet-en-Roussillon to discover a charming hotel in the South-West region of France. Located just 20 minutes from Perpignan, the Grand Hôtel Les Flamants Roses **** sets its backdrop on the beach, facing the Mediterranean Sea.
Kids love: the direct access to the beach, the cooking classes, the welcome gift on arrival in their room, free access to the superb kids’ club, open to children aged 4 to 12 during the French school holidays, and a free afternoon snack, access to the marine area with three seawater pools heated to 33°C, their own « Flamingo » currency to buy goodies, drinks or pancakes, spa treatments for teenagers aged 12 to 17, babysitting sessions, as well as free childcare equipment.
Madikwe Safari Lodge Lelapa ***** undoubtedly offers a serious change of scenery. Situated in the heart of one of the country’s largest game reserves, this prestigious lodge features 12 suites set in the South African savannah. All have their own open fire and private pool for unparalleled family time.
Kids love: the Eco House, a free kids’ club for children aged 5 and over, which offers educational activities such as cooking, art and environmental protection, exploration of the savannah and the search for footprints, stargazing during night games, baby equipment for the little ones, as well as a top-quality babysitting service.
Take a trip back to the Belle Époque with a stay at this impressive hotel, which opened in 1872. Built by hotelier Lorenzo Bertolini and designed by architects Pio Soli and Alessandro Cantù, the Royal Hotel San Remo ***** is set in a 16,000 sqm subtropical garden, just a few steps from the beach and the city centre.
Kids love: the exceptional kids-club, free of charge and open every day from 6 am to 11 pm for children from 3 to 12 years old, the cooking classes, the magic shows, the dozens of activities and discoveries, the multitude of toys at their disposal, the superb seawater swimming pool supervised by the hotel’s lifeguard, the outdoor playground, the allergen-free children’s menus, the cosmetics adapted to their young skin, the baby equipment, the baby-sitting service, as well as the beautiful fine sandy beach located a few steps away.
Pernell, 24 years old, travel lover, from Angers, France