The world’s best hotels: Tripadvisor Awards 2019
15 April 2019
Since family trips are precious, it’s important to choose the perfect destination that will please both children and adults. Little Guest has selected the most prestigious hotels in the world in 2019 from the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards.
1 – Ikos Oceania, Greece
Voted “Best all-inclusive resort in the world”
Located on the edge of a fine sand beach in Chalkidiki, the Ikos Oceania is a luxurious family destination that offers superb panoramic views of the Aegean Sea and Mount Olympus. This resort with 290 rooms and suites earned the title of the “Number One all-inclusive resort in the world” at the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards 2019.
Children love: Complimentary stay for the first child younger than 12 years old, the nursery for children between 4 months and 3 years old, the complimentary kids-club for children between 4 and 12 years old, the teen-club for those between 13 and 17 years old, the high-quality baby-sitting service and the soccer field, open to children over 1 year old.
Parents love: The all-inclusive plan that allows everyone to take advantage of the unique opportunities free of charge, the variety of gastronomic experiences, the Ikos spa, the tennis lessons and abundant sports activities (surf, yoga, ATV, paddle boats, beach volleyball, windsurfing, aqua-gym, etc.).
We love: The different Deluxe range suites that offer exceptional VIP service such as butler service, dinner on the beach and two in-room massages.
2 – Ikos Olivia, Greece
Voted “Second best all-inclusive resort in the world”
Nestled in the heart of an 8 hectare natural reserve, the Ikos Olivia is a little bit of paradise for fine families that’s located along a 450 meter sand beach. The resort, made up of 142 elegant rooms, suites, and bungalows, was voted the “Second best all-inclusive resorts” as part of the 2019 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards.
Children love: The nursery for children between 4 months and 3 years old, the complimentary kids-club for kids between 4 and 11 years old, the teen-club, the high-quality baby-sitting service and the “Baby Watch” beach program (30 minutes of complimentary surveillance for children between 4 and 12 years old) and the baby kit, which notably includes a stroller.
Parents love: The all-inclusive plan that allows the whole family to take advantages of all the amazing opportunities free of charge, the Ikos spa which includes a sauna and a Turkish bath, family suites with two bedrooms and a private pool, and the menu at the restaurant Provence, created by a started chef.
We love: The large number of aquatic activities organized by the hotel and the 5 restaurants that offer a refined selection of international wines.
3 – Porto Sani, Greece
Voted “8th best hotel in the world”
Voted “8th best luxury hotel in the world” in 2019 at the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards, Porto Sani is located in an exceptional natural environment along the coast of Kassandra. Located just a few steps away from the marina, this prestigious hotel consists of 99 spacious suites, 3 outdoor pools and fragrant gardens.
Children love: Complimentary stay for the first two children under 12 years old, tennis lessons from the Rafa Nadal academy, the nursery for babies between 4 months and 3 years old, the complimentary kids-club for children between 4 and 11 years old, the teen-club for those between 12 and 17 years old, the soccer fields created in partnership with the Chelsea FC Foundation and the complimentary KTM bikes.
Parents love: The sailing academy, the pool reserved for adults, the spa treatments designed by Anne Semonin, the personalized fitness programs, local and organic olive oil tastings, Pilates lessons, complimentary paddle board rental, the high-end gastronomy and private white sand beaches.
We love: the impressive number of connecting rooms and family suites, ideal for housing large families.
4 – LUX* Belle Mare, Mauritius
Voted “3rd best all-inclusive resort in the world”
On the East coast of Mauritius, the LUX* Belle Mare is waiting for you. Thanks to its impressive 2.000 sqm, its private villas and its starred chef, it’s clear why this dreamy all-inclusive hotel was voted as the “Best all-inclusive resort in the world” at the 2019 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards.
Children love: The complimentary stay for children under 12 years old that sleep in the same room as their parents, the kids-club with a pool for children between 3 and 11 years old, the teen-club for children between 12 and 17 years old, the baby-sitting service and the messages in bottles, which can include unique vouchers such as vouchers for complimentary massages.
Parents love: The three 18-hole golf courses located near the hotel, the candlelit dinners on the beach, the workout room, the spa and Thai massages, scuba diving, canyoning, excursions in glass bottom boats, Martone bike rentals and horseback riding along the beach at sunrise.
We love: The open-air cinema along the beach for family nights and the traditional experience of the LUX* hotel’s Wishing Tree.
5 – Tamassa, Maurice
Voted “4th best all-inclusive resort in the world”
Ideally located in Bel Ombre, in the South West of the island of Mauritius, the 214 sumptuous rooms of the Tamassa all-inclusive resort offer a breathtaking view of the crystalline waters of the lagoon. Good news for families: children who sleep in the same room as their parents stay for free!
Children love: The high-quality baby-sitting service that starts at a low price (8€/h), the complimentary kids-club for children between 3 and 11 years old, the teen-club for those younger than 16 years old, the 4 hotel pools that are guarded by an experienced life guard, visits to the Frédérica natural reserve, the zipline in the Vallee des couleurs and the Crocodile park.
Parents love: The golf course designed by champion Peter Makovich, the Beach Rooms, the fitness room equipped with the latest technology, the LUX*Me spa, the Jalsa dance club, the beach cinema, the hamburgers from Chel’s food truck, the bocce ball court and the refined selection of rums that can be tasted with the help of an expert.
We love: The PADI diving center and the visits to the Casela adventure park where the whole family can participate in physical activities in the heart of a protected wildlife reserve. Snorkeling enthusiats love to read our article dedicated to the best diving posts.
6 – Kasbah Tamadot, Morocco
Voted “Little Guest’s favorite hotel”
Nestled in a lush area not far from Marrakesh, the Kasbah Tamadot is an architectural jewel. This charming and historic property belongs to the famous millionaire Sir Richard Branson. Voted “Best Resort in North Africa and the Middle East” in 2017, it is now the favorite hotel of Little Guest’s founder and CEO, Jerome Stefanski. You should definitely discover Morocco together with your family.
Children love: The complimentary stay for children between 1 day and 11 years old for the first two children, the baby-sitting service, the kids-club for children under 12 years old where they can participate in cooking classes and ping-pong tournaments, pool parties and mini manicures and pedicures at the spa.
Parents love: The Moroccan spa, the fitness room, the three nearby golf courses, the tennis courts, the mule rides, the hikes in the Moroccan countryside, the high-end gastronomy, the complimentary breakfast and the visits the fair-trade textile workshop of Eve Branson, Richard’s mother.
We love: The Kanoun restaurant where the traditional dishes are exquisite, and the children’s meals are complimentary for children under 6 years old.
Pernell, 23 years old, lover of wine and travel, from Angers, France