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The best hotels in the Middle East and Indian Ocean in 2021: World Travel Awards

16/11/2021

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Explore the world! Plan the best holiday of your life in the Middle East or Indian Ocean with these 5 wonderful hotels selected by Little Guest. These World Travel Awards 2021 award-winning hotels have been praised for their family-friendly amenities.

 

Shanti Maurice Resort & Spa *****, Mauritius

Nestled between the ocean and sugar cane plantations, the Shanti Maurice Resort & Spa ***** has it all. It promises escape and discovery whether you choose to stay in an oceanfront suite or a villa with private pool. The hotel is a unique choice for families with children or babies, with facilities and services especially dedicated to them. It is therefore not surprising that it has been awarded the Mauritius’ Leading Boutique Hotel 2021

Kids love: Les Petits Dodos, a kids’ club with activities just for them: musical games, face painting, flower making and yoga for kids. A moment of escape on a trip to the Casela garden or the crocodile park.

Parents like: various sports activities on land or in the water, such as golf at the 18-hole Avalon Golf Estate, tennis, trekking, water-skiing, windsurfing, deep-sea fishing and dolphin watching in a kayak. There are also relaxing activities to soothe body and mind with massages using natural oils and lotions. 

We love: the possibility for the whole tribe to spend convivial moments in connecting suites. You also have the possibility to add a baby bed or a bunk bed in your room. 

 

JA Beach Hotel *****, Dubai

On Dubai Beach, with a breathtaking view of the Arabian Gulf, the JA Beach Hotel ***** is a dream destination for families. It offers a nursery and a kids’ club, so your little ones will never be bored during their stay. The hotel’s main attraction is its exceptional environment, with a private marina and lush gardens forming part of the estate. It’s no surprise that this hotel has been awarded the prize for the best family resort in the Middle East! 

Kids love: the Pirate & Mermaids Club with two zones, a crèche for the little ones and a ‘Coolzone’ for the older ones. Several activities are organised for all ages and tastes: face painting, board games (uno, puzzle, bingo…), cinema, mini bowling, dancing, etc. 

Parents like: relaxing at the spa, in a Moroccan hammam or in a poolside bar with cocktails. There is also no shortage of activities to get away from it all or to exercise. You can visit a horse-riding centre with your family for a horse or pony ride, play mini-golf together, watch the animals and birds in the lush forest or enjoy the seven temperature-controlled swimming pools which offer unique experiences. 

We love: the marina where you can watch the boats and yachts coming and going from the harbour. It has been present in this seaside resort since 1981.

 

LUX* Grand Gaube Resort & Villas *****, Mauritius

It is fitting that LUX* Grand Gaube Resort & Villas ***** has been awarded the Best Resort in Mauritius 2021 as it is set on the north coast of Mauritius, between tranquil lagoons and incredible tropical gardens. It is a tranquil and rejuvenating place for the whole family with many activities for all ages and tastes. Designed in a retro chic tropical style, this hotel promises an unforgettable holiday in luxurious rooms, suites and self-catering villas. 

Kids love: the kids and teens clubs where they can socialise and make new friends, work on their creativity with a variety of workshops and have the perfect adventure. A trip to the bay with the parents will also do them a world of good with paddle boarding, kayaking and kite surfing. 

Parents like: going to bars where you can sip local rum, sip a cocktail or drink a bespoke gin and tonic… all by the sea or in a tree house. Then, spend a relaxing moment at the LUX* ME SPA to combine well-being, beauty and fitness. 

We love: all the specialities of the world in one place where you can enjoy authentic Peruvian cuisine, delicious Turkish dishes or some typical Mediterranean dishes. A little extra: they offer an interactive kitchen where the chefs prepare your order at the minute for an unparalleled taste experience.

 

Atlantis The Palm *****, Dubai

Atlantis The Palm ***** promises an unforgettable holiday in Dubai. With its heavenly location between the turquoise waters of the Arabian Gulf and the Dubai skyline on the Palm Island, this resort combines luxurious suites, unlimited activities, an outstanding dining experience and a heavenly corner just for kids. These are just some of the reasons why it has been awarded the Best Resort in the Middle East.

Kids love: Atlantis Kids club for the little ones and The Zone for the teens. The best family hotel in Dubai with a playground for playing and exploring, a centre for creative and artistic activities, a games room with Wii, PlayStation and Xbox One consoles, an underwater theatre to discover the lives of animals and a play area for little pirates. Teens can play and relax in The Zone, an area off limits to adults! 

Parents like: thrilling activities such as the Aquatrek Xtreme to observe 65,000 marine animals in their own world, at a depth of 10 metres. A dip with the dolphins at Dolphin Bay, an encounter with the sea lions, a helicopter trip over Palm Island and the skyscrapers of Dubai. And end your day with a relaxing treatment at the spa, leaving your little ones in the care of the babysitting service. 

We love: the Aquaventure Watepark, where you can spend some quality time with the kids on over 79 slides. You will have access to the longest water roller coaster, the highest slide and the highest vertical descent in the world.

LUX* Saint Gilles Resort *****, Ile de La Réunion

As the only 5-star hotel with its feet in the water on Reunion Island, the Lux* Saint Gilles Resort ***** is well deserving of its award as the best resort on the island in 2021. With a colonial architecture that leaves no one indifferent, this beautiful hotel is located opposite the most beautiful lagoon on the island, on the Hermitage beach

Kids love: The Kids Club where children from 3 to 12 years old can have fun, explore and test. The PLAY centre offers varied and invigorating outdoor activities such as a treasure hunt and creative activities such as an art class. Excursions are also organised and supervised by monitors to discover the richness and nature of Reunion Island. 

Parents like: outdoor activities such as horse riding, mountain biking, paragliding or microlight flying. There are also organised visits to discover the wonders of the island such as the Piton de la Fournaise and the Biberon waterfall. 

We love: visiting and discovering the lava tunnels with your family, accompanied by a speleologist. 

 

For a peaceful holiday in the Middle East or the Indian Ocean, Little Guest offers the most luxurious hotels with facilities, services and activities designed for the whole family.  

 

Little Guest Mialy

Mialycopywriter, passionate about Malagasy wines, super mother of 3 boys

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