6 Of The Best Family Hotels In The World

The best family friendly hotels in the world

A young couple with a baby checking into a hotel.

Finding a hotel that caters for the whole family can be tricky, and while there are hundreds of options to choose from, you may have grown complacent with your choice of resort. A hotel that offers plenty of activities, days out and those little extras that make each day different can feel like trying to find a needle in a haystack.

It is for this reason many families are rejecting hotels that offer the “all-inclusive” cliché, instead opting for a unique experience that gives you a range of activities packed full of family fun. So, if you’re dreaming of a luxury family vacation, read our advice on the world’s best family-friendly hotels and embark on a holiday that everyone can enjoy.

The Cavallino Bianco Family Spa Grand Hotel, Italy

The stunning Trentino Alto Adige region, Italy.

Nestled into the secluded Trentino Alto Adige region, Italy, this action-packed and family-friendly hotel was crowned the ‘Best Hotel for Families’ at the Tripadvisor 2016 Travellers’ Choice Awards, and it’s not hard to see why. Boasting a massive play area for kids and tranquil spa for adults, it mixes the best of both worlds. A variety of activities at this hotel means you’ll never be bored. This includes an onsite play area with adjacent petting zoo, kids car racing area, swimming pools and free soft drinks and ice cream all day!

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, Florida

Cinderella Castle at Disneyland, Florida.

No trip to Disney World would be complete without staying in one of its many family-friendly resorts. Choosing one of Disney’s magical themed hotels provides the ultimate Disney experience, one which can be tailored to suit your family’s tastes and interests. A particular favourite of ours includes the Animal Kingdom Lodge which has tons of activities, including a 24-hour playground and plenty of games to enjoy. All the family can enjoy a movie under the stars by the pool and gather by the fire and toast marshmallows as the sun sets.

The Ritz Carlton Abama, Tenerife

A view of Tenerife beach fringed by colourful villas and flowers.

For a sun drenched luxury getaway with the whole family, this beautiful hotel is ideal. In just a few hours you could be soaking up the sunshine in a tranquil spot on this Canary Island whilst enjoying myriad activities both on and off the resort. The hotel itself is home to a beautiful garden and stunning cliff-top views. Plus, The Ritz Kids Club, children’s pool and plenty of activities that provide a learning experience alongside tons of fun.

Paradise Resort Gold Coast, Australia

Aerial view of the Gold Coast, Australia, at sunset.

Known as a ‘Heaven for Kids and Paradise for Parents,’ this luxurious family resort is the perfect spot to enjoy an extended family getaway. With a waterpark, ice-rink and kids clubs all under one roof, you’ll never want to leave the excitement of this fun-packed holiday experience down under.

The resort is a stone’s throw away from beautiful Gold Coast beach. There are plenty of boredom-busting adventures for the family to get involved with including surfing and watersports. The resort also offers plenty of delicious food options with bistros, cafes and bars so enjoy an Australian tucker after a fun day exploring. And after each day, or week, you spend in this haven, you can indulge in a traditional Australian BBQ beside the pool or on the beach, whilst you watch the sun go down.

Why not start your tip like a VIP and charter a private plane with Air Charter Service and travel to this paradise in ultimate style and comfort? Benefit from luxury airport lounges and terminals and quicker boarding times, a bespoke private plane charter service that allows the entire family to live the adventure.

Bovey Castle, Devon, UK

Bovey Castle, Devon, on a beautiful day.

This luxury five-star hotel is ideal for families looking to enjoy the great outdoors in a beautiful part of the UK. Bovey Castle, Devon, is nestled into 275-acres of Dartmoor National Park, and has everything the family needs for a charming mix of fun and relaxation. For younger tots, the Bovey Bears club provides games and creative play, whilst older children can choose from an action packed timetable that includes rock climbing, archery, laser clays and survival skills. For families with the tiniest tots, there is also the option of baby care facilities meaning you can enjoy a few hours of relaxation in the spa.

Centara Grand Mirage, Thailand

Aerial view of stunning Pattaya, Thailand.

For families looking for a tropical getaway, Centara Grand Mirage, Pattaya, is an ideal choice. Not only will you enjoy the beautiful weather, a stay in this hotel puts you beside the warm azure waters of the Gulf of Thailand. The Centara Grand Mirage offers an incomparable break with its main attraction being the iconic Lost World. This amazing water park boasts 12 waterslides, a lazy river, waterfalls and Jacuzzis plus a spa and fitness centre for adults. You’ll find everything you could ever need on a stay here with plenty of delicious food, family-friendly activities and a chance to explore the surrounding area.

For more information on family-fun that you can have in this South East Asia paradise, read our guide to Thailand. Do you have any family-friendly hotel recommendations? Please do let us know in the comments below.


I am a traveller, mother and blogger. We love to go on adventures (big and small, near and far) and strive to show our children how amazing and beautiful the world is! I caught the travel bug many moons ago and despite having three little adventurers, I still suffer from "itchy" feet. We love the great outdoors and one another. Come and join the fun :)

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3 Responses

  1. Lia says:

    Traveling with family is always fun if we have the best hotel to stay. Thanks

  2. pigeonpairandme says:

    These places look amazing – and I like the fact that lots of them have kids’ clubs/activities for families.

  3. Awesome list, Thanks for posting this!

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