May 19, 2023 (IANSlife) It’s summer vacation and time for that incredible family holiday again! Here is a roundup of five amazing family-friendly hotels and resorts that will ensure your family's moments and memories last for life. These luxury destinations offer activities and services ranging from island excursions, and treasure hunts, to specially curated spa menus for the kids, while also allowing parents and elders to take delight in some unparalleled luxury experiences.
Chateau Saint-Martin & Spa, French Riviera
Perched in the hilltops of Vence, with a splendid panorama of the Riviera hinterland, Château Saint-Martin & Spa is a secluded hideaway of priceless treasures and wondrous pleasures. Children love the Château’s history and gardens, this is a family haven immersed in nature. There is leisure for all from tennis to the children’s Spa, while the Kids Club flourishes with happy energy. The villas here are a popular option for families preferring more privacy.
Chateau Saint-Martin & Spa’s Kids Club is a delightful Riviera rendezvous for Junior travellers, together new friends play amidst nature’s beauty, discovering circus arts, floral workshops, balloon sculptures, pictures atelier, team sports, and Olympic games. Programmes are devised according to the age of children and their personal enthusiasms.
The property offers a very special spa for your little ones. Kids can choose from 100% organic treatments specially curated for the VIP Prince and Princess. The menu also includes a massage for minis and Fairy Nails polish. Teens will appreciate their specially devised spa with a skin cleanse and shoulder destress. Make it top to toe, with a new French hairdo! Chateau Saint-Martin & Spa is also the place to inspire your children’s artistic instincts. They can view extraordinary collections by Picasso, Matisse, and Renoir, then bring to life their own interpretations guided by the creative team at the Kids Club and inspired by the same sunlight as the masters.
The Château is set on 34 acres of spectacular natural beauty, and the surrounding countryside offers a range of recreational activities including magical walks through the hills. At the Château, guests have Spa Saint-Martin by La Prairie, a luxuriously therapeutic sanctuary, fitness facilities, two tennis courts, an Eden Being boutique, and a truly majestic infinity pool.
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Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som, Qatar
A stay at Zulal is different from anything you’ve experienced before because it’s the first destination to offer a meaningful wellness experience for the entire family. You may have individual health goals, yet the resort also encourages you to come together to bond, develop, learn, and be happy as a family unit.
Zulal Discovery follows Zulal's exclusive “Family Wellness” philosophy, based on the belief that individual wellness is intricately linked to fulfilling family life and the ability to build meaningful relationships, thriving to enhance them via special activities and practices. Facilities have been designed by child and family specialists to bring families together. Accommodation is offered in a range of set-ups across 120 rooms and suites.
Wellness at Zulal Discovery, is centered around wellness for the whole family, teaching children the value of a healthy and sustainable lifestyle with age-appropriate activities. While younger children are encouraged to explore, with nature-based outings, and arts and crafts, older children can spend their time being active, with kayaking, dancing, and personal training. Retreats are divided by age groups, with four programs for children, and separate ones for parents and grandparents.
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Cheval Blanc Randheli
An island tailored for little ones, Cheval Blanc Randheli Maldives is a big wide world of wonder. The Maison welcomes its youngest guests with a collection of specially designed amenities and gifts. Babies are swaddled in refined equipment. Children are spoilt in kid-sized slippers and bathrobes. Made-to-measure baby purées and kid-friendly menus, and unforgettable family memories.
At the centre of the tropical world of Cheval Blanc Randheli, Le Carrousel, a children's kingdom crowned with a 500m² house-cabin facing the beach invites little explorers to expand their imaginations. As in the tale of “Alice in Wonderland,” everything is on a reduced scale. Walls painted with imaginary fishes enliven a playroom opening onto an outdoor trampoline and revealing a huge net tree, a slide, and a climbing wall for ascending to the firmament of one's childhood dreams. On another wall, an interactive screen allows children to create their own virtual fish, which evolves among the corals and lagoons of the atoll and will be reactivated by the child each time he or she passes.
For teenagers, Le Paddock offers exciting island excursions, various learning activities, and many other activities for the entire group including yoga and stargazing. This teens’ club is equipped with a media lounge, foosball table, and ping-pong table. Its proximity to the Watersports Centre also makes it an ideal place for teenagers to socialise and enjoy an exciting range of aquatic, thrill-seeking experiences.
Meanwhile, elders can enjoy the outdoors – and a bit of a mental challenge – with a life-sized giant chess game or a traditional pétanque setup. Enjoy an unforgettable moment on board Cheval Blanc Randheli’s bespoke seaplane with your entire family. Fly into the Maldivian sky and witness the turquoise beauty from the sky in an extraordinary 15-minute flight. Dress up for the occasion with your very own pilot hat and pilot’s wings and meet the captain and the crew at the cockpit before taking off for a pre-flight briefing! Then, take a seat in the cabin and watch the pilots during their take-off maneuvers. Snap as many photos of the lagoon where the water meets the sky for your memories. At the end, little ones receive their Cheval Blanc Seaplane pilot’s license and a special mini-seaplane gift to take home.
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Create cherished memories with loved ones as you embark on exciting adventures. Immerse in tranquility amidst 30 acres of lush greenery, while the little ones revel in endless family fun. At the heart of Capella Singapore’s Sentosa Island escape are two restored Tanah Merah colonial bungalows dating back to the 1880s, from which the hotel extends into gardens and grounds framed by the sea. At the heart of Capella philosophy is its visionary curation of culture and experiences. A series of enriching programmes and rituals that celebrate heritage, arts, gastronomy, and wellness, each tailored to provide you with unique Capella moments will ensure a dream vacation with your family.
Every moment together counts, and nothing is more important than creating memorable family moments. Make the most of family time with carefully curated activities such as Breakfast with Peacocks, Sustainable Art, and Craft Workshops, Scavenger Hunt, Little Stars Culinary Workshop, Dimsum Masterclass and Lunch, and Shrinky Dink Charm Making.
Discover the rich heritage and colourful cuisine of the Peranakans, and how they have influenced Singapore as we know it today with Capella Curates’ A Peranakan Way Of Life. Retrace the steps of early Peranakans as they develop their roots in Singapore, and explore different facets of this unique heritage intricately interwoven by both Malay and Chinese influences - from the timeless food, fashion, lifestyle, and their various past times.
Capella Singapore also brings to us a perfect Family Escapade this summer with a unique package including $150 resort credits (SGD) and complimentary entry to Universal Studios Singapore and more! Offering accommodation type of your choice, daily breakfasts for two adults and two children, complimentary admission tickets to Universal Studios Singapore for two adults and two children, including two-way shuttle bus transfer, and complimentary children's amenities, including one teepee tent throughout your stay.
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An art-immersive luxury island resort, JOALI Maldives is nestled on Muravandhoo Island in Raa Atoll in the northern reaches of the Maldives. This summer, JOALI Maldives is set to take kids on a journey of learning and joy.
At Muramas Kids Club, young guests will have the chance to discover marine life, practice sustainability, spark their creativity, and try out different forms of fitness. Each new day brings new possibilities – from sessions with our Marine Biologist to composting workshops in the garden, from tennis clinics to cooking classes, from treasure hunts to arts & crafts.
JOALI Maldives offers a range of exciting activities, especially crafted for children between 4-12 years. Young guests are invited to explore positive new experiences in the areas of culture, oceanography, cookery, and the creative arts. All its activities are complimentary, everything so that its dear littlest guests leave with childhood memories that they will cherish for life.
Discover engaging activities that combine playtime with learning at Muramas Kids Club. Little ones can nurture their creativity in the art & craft room, and learn basic yoga at the Kids Spa. Facilities include a rainbow stairs room, a game platform, and an outdoor pool area. Kids can indulge in fun activities such as treasure hunts and native storytelling.
Designed as a luxurious art-immersive island retreat, JOALI Maldives focuses on sustainable glamour. This experiential destination has been created in collaboration with world-renowned artists and local artisans. The resort’s revival of Maldivian craftsmanship also supports the local community. Incredible artworks unfold across the landscape, taking you on an inspiring journey of discovery. Seemingly ordinary moments set the stage for transformation, opening the door to new perspectives and everlasting memories here.
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