Being a family doesn't mean a luxury trip, you need to put elegant hotels and a jet set to one side. Although some of the best boutique hotels in the world offer more couples than children, there are plenty of family-friendly fall pads in town and in the country that will make your vacation experience lavish! After all, who deserves a bit of luxury more than stressed parents?
First of all, luxury hotels have an excellent reputation for personal service – and this can be turned into family-friendly facilities. Many high-end hotels have a concierge that can arrange childcare or babysitting while adults enjoy a Michelin starred dinner, or an extra crib or bed to add to a room to transform into a family suite.
In addition, the recreational and recreational activities available can be perfect for children. What doesn't a young man like to do in the infinity pool or in the hot tub on the balcony? Tennis courts, golf courses and beaches will also keep them happy.
The best destinations for luxury travel with kids
1. Although long flights may be an experiment with very young children, luxury Caribbean hotels are at the top of the list, as many offer a private villa instead of a room. With all the amenities of a five-star hotel (and not the inconvenience of self-catering apartments, which are usually designated for families), as well as the privacy and space you will find at home, these types of equipment are ideal for travelers with children. Buy resorts with private pools and BBQ facilities (which should also come with a free cook from the hotel) to keep your family in splendidly luxurious isolation.
2. Europe can be a daunting prospect as a family (what does a three-year-old want to spend the afternoon in an art gallery?), But it's also a good place to find old-fashioned hotels that treat each guest as royal – even those little monsters, Avoid stuffy, minimalist places and deal to city hotels with a long reputation or self-catering resorts on the coast. Small enough, manageable and picturesque for all the family, Santorini and Malta are the best places to consider.
3. Although you can best stay away from modern city buildings in Canada and the US, country retreats can be a great alternative – and may not mean slipping luxury. Kids can relax outdoors while parents pamper themselves at the spa or perhaps enjoy a wine tasting in the Napa Valley. Don't just think about summer vacations – a snowy winter holiday filled with sleighs and sleds (and brandy by the fire, of course) offers family-style fun.