You want to make this year your greatest family holiday ever, and you’re willing to splash the cash to make it that way. The one issue? You’re not sure which luxury venues are family-friendly. Here are our top 8 suggestions.
1. Clayoquot, Canada
Landing at Tofino airport after a 45-minute flight from Vancouver, you arrive in one of the best wilderness outfits in the world for families. This is the ideal location for a trip which creates a thrilling combination of totally wild experiences and luxurious 5-star facilities. Sound like an oxymoron to you? We thought so too, but it’s completely real.
A week-long stay in a luxury ensuite tent which comfortably fits two adults and two children with all meals, drinks, activities and seaplane transfers included will cost you £14,975, but boy is it worth it.
2. Hotel Imperial Vienna, Austria
For a touch of regal elegance, book your holiday in a Royal Suite at Hotel Imperial Vienna. These glorious rooms were once the private apartments of Phillip of Wurttemberg, and still boast stunning high ceilings, glittering chandeliers and glamorous fixtures fit for the countless celebrities and members of royalty who have rested their heads here. This is easily one of the finest luxury hotels in Vienna.
3. Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi
With plenty of child-friendly facilities, the glamorous Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi offers its guests style, sophistication and freedom. Even just arriving at this incredible spot with its dancing water fountains and sweeping driveway grants you all the luxury you desire - and that’s before you even reach the marble-domed lobby, Swarovski crystal-encrusted handles and Rolex clock faces. Once you’ve settled in, you can spend your day in the spa, while your kids spend theirs in the water park. There’s something for everyone!
4. Barnutopia Luxury Glamping, Oswestry, Shropshire
The perfect country getaway, Barnutopia offers luxury glamping with group accommodation for up to 26 guests, boasting excellent facilities such as a party barn lounge, a farm environment with animals and a licensed bar, all loaded into a fabulous space on the Welsh border. Group Accommodation is the perfect site to find luxury and family friendly properties for groups of 10 people or more.
5. Four Seasons Gresham Palace, Budapest
Located right at the heart of the city opposite the river and the famous Chain Bridge, the location of Four Seasons Gresham Palace is utterly unbeatable. What’s more, this incredible hotel with its stunning art nouveau architecture is the perfect spot for a family stay, offering children’s amenities, babysitting services and a special family plan.
6. Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong
The world’s highest hotel, the Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong is a fantastic hotel with exceptional service. Along with its sweeping views, attractive marble bathrooms and comfortable king beds, the Ritz-Carlton also offers many entertainments for the kids, such as Ritz-Kids® Night Safari and Culinary Classes. Nearby attractions include Ocean Park and Disneyland.
7. Sandy Lane, Barbados
Promising beautiful views of the sandy bays of Barbados’ west coast, Sandy Lane is one of the Caribbean’s most celebrated addresses. Visit the spa, check out the dining facilities or hit the beach: this resort offers a wonderful range of luxurious amenities for you and your family to enjoy.
8. Caversham Wildlife Park, Perth, Australia
If you’re looking for something that’s a little more of a walk on the wild side, this is the destination for you. Why look at caged animals in a zoo when you can get friendly with the animals in Caversham Wildlife Park? Get cuddly with koalas and kangaroos.