Lara’s Top Five
Posted on 26th Jun 2015
Although we offer a selection of hotels all across the world, we know that sometimes people would rather stay a bit closer to home. Europe offers families everything that they need for their luxury family holiday: delicious local cuisine, beautiful beaches and cosmopolitan culture. Our Marketing Intern Lara picks her Top 5 luxury European holidays.
With around 300 days of sunshine every year, Spain makes the perfect destination for families looking to escape the British drizzle. Barcelo Asia Gardens is a unique, Asian inspired luxury resort. Nestled in the Sierra Cortina mountain range, the resort provides families with a tranquil and peaceful getaway. There are swimming pools aplenty (six in total) and activities such as yoga, meditation and cookery classes. Kids will be in heaven with special pirate, Peter Pan and Disney nights.
Portugal boasts stunning landscapes, a rich culture and can be reached in a matter of hours by plane. Recently named best family resort in the world, The Sheraton Algarve & Pine Cliffs Residences really is the ideal destination for families with young children. The hotel offers a vast range of activities, with everything from crazy golf to face-painting. Clients can take advantage of our Nanny Too service which offers flexible childcare at any hour of the day.
The Canary Island’s year-round tropical climate has made it one of Europe’s top tourist destinations. Set high on a cliff top with breath-taking views of the Atlantic Ocean, The Ritz-Carlton makes guests feel welcome from the moment they arrive. The hotel features ten restaurants which serve a diverse range of cuisine, including Argentinian and Japanese inspired dishes.
Crete’s crystal clear waters make it a wonderful place for snorkelling, diving and general beach-fun with the kids. Porto Elounda combines a buzzing hub of activities with laid-back luxury, ensuring that everyone is kept happy. In addition to the golf course and beautiful sandy beach, there is spa that offers holistic treatments and rejuvenating rituals. Guests can feast on local dishes at the Odysseus tavern and sip cocktails just by the water’s edge.
Greece is a superb destination for a stylish Mediterranean holiday. Guests at The Westin Resort can enjoy an eclectic range of activities within truly opulent surroundings. The hotel is located in an unspoilt corner of the Peloponnese and boasts a gorgeous, powdery white beach. The Recreational Park (just next to the hotel) offers fun for adults, teens and kids, while the crèche can look after the littlest members of the family.« Back to blog home