Put your hand up if you’re ready for a family holiday? If arms are stretched to the ceiling in your house, then carry on reading! Keeping the little ones entertained can be no mean feat, so it’s important to choose a hotel that’s designed with families in mind – think fun-filled facilities, neat eateries and handy packages that make daily budgeting a breeze. But we also get that not every family is the same! Some seek luxury, others are after fuss-free All Inclusive, and many families simply want a budget break in the sunshine.
And as luck would have it, we’ve pulled together some of our fave hotels across a range of destinations, that fit the bill and then some…
For luxury lovers:
Costa Adeje, Tenerife
Who said it’s just grown-ups who appreciate luxuriousness? Fans of the finer things in life can be knee-high too you know! If this sounds like your little’uns, then GF Victoria could be right up your family’s street with its five shining stars and fantastic facilities. We all know that tots and teens don’t find the same things fun, so this hotel designed age-specific kids’ clubs with storytime and crafts for the smallest ones and games consoles for the teens – winning! When it comes to the suites, swanky is an understatement. Oh, and did we mention there’s an outdoor adventure zone with a climbing wall and zipline? Yippee!
For All Inclusive excellence:
Jupiter Albufeira Hotel
On-site waterpark? Tick. Kids’ clubs? Tick. Playground? Tick. Jupiter Albufeira Hotel took the brief for ‘fabulous family getaway’ to a whole new level. Everything you could wish for is right here before you and just when you thought things couldn’t get any better – you find out it’s All Inclusive as standard. Kids nagging for a beach day? The free shuttle bus can help with that – buckets and spades at the ready! It even stops in Albufeira Old Town if you and your small explorers fancy a bit of a history or even a shopping spree. One of the best hotels for kids? It’s hard to argue with that.
For fun, fun and more fun!
Gardaland Hotel & Theme Park
Castelnuovo del Garda, Lake Garda
When a free shuttle service and entry to Gardaland Theme Park and Sea Life Aquarium are included in your hotel package, well, let’s just say it’s a pretty impressive hotel package! Wait, that’s not all? LEGOLAND® Waterpark is included too? Where do we sign? Granted, there are the incredible attractions, but Gardaland Hotel itself has a whole lot more to shout about too – the lust-worthy Lake Garda setting for one. Team that with the large lagoon-style outdoor pool, colourful accommodation and an arcade-style games room and you’ve hit the jackpot.
For waterpark fans:
Orka Sunlife Hotel
Olu Deniz, Dalaman Area
Three cheers for our first ever Experience More hotel in Dalaman! Guests receive UNLIMITED entry into Orka World Waterpark when staying at Orka Sunlife Hotel, which includes 13 exciting waterslides, a winding lazy river and even a wave pool – how cool is that? But you don’t even have to leave the hotel for those fun-filled days, especially when there’s a splash park with a tipping water bucket, water guns, sprinklers, a water dome, buckets and spouts right here.
For budget breaks:
Kolymbari, Crete (Chania Area)
You don’t have to splash out to get smiles all round, and Selini Suites is all the proof you need. It’ll be ‘yippee’ this and ‘woah’ that when the kids catch sight of the playground, aquapark and nearby beach! Did someone say sandcastle contest? Challenge accepted! This Cretan base has all the makings of a great family getaway, with a choice of spacious rooms and suites to suit you and your nippers just right. And when All Inclusive is the standard board, budgeting for your break is a breeze.
For a classic sunshine stay:
Hotel Pineda SPLASH
Pineda de Mar - Costa Barcelona, Costa Brava
For the cheesiest grins (and that’s just the grown-ups), an iconic Spanish getaway is hard to beat. And when it comes to the best hotels for kids in and around the Costa Brava, Hotel Pineda SPLASH is definitely in the running. It’s part of our Family Favourites line-up, so you know the facilities will be on point, cue kids’ buffet, movie nights, games consoles… the works. But it’s also in a prime position too. Think Pineda de Mar resort centre, 300m from the beach and just a hop, skip and a jump from shops, attractions and authentic eateries – yep, that’s postcode perfection right there.
For new adventures!
Azul Beach Resort Montenegro
Ulcinj (Tivat Airport), Montenegro (Tivat Airport)
Been to Montenegro before? If the answer’s no, then how do lakeside hikes, posh port towns and chic boutiques sound? Yeah, it all sounds dreamy to us too. Azul Beach Resort Montenegro is a new addition to our Summer 2022 line-up and it’s here you’ll find two children’s pools, a kids’ club, a playground and even a kids’ buffet in the Eat Restaurant. Positioned on the one-of-a-kind Long Beach and 300m from the nearest bars and restaurants, this gorgeous hotel has the setting to match its fabulous facilities.
So, are you swaying towards a family getaway this summer? There’s still time to soar somewhere glorious with Jet2holidays. So, where’s it gonna be?
Posted: 2nd Aug 2021.