International Family Day: Family-friendly luxury hotels for summer vacation
This International Family Day, here is a list of five family-friendly vacation spots that offer kid friendly activities and spaces
The 2022 summer vacations are fast approaching and many are already looking out for options of a summer getaway with their kids. This International Family Day, here is a list of five family-friendly vacation spots that offer kid friendly activities and spaces from virtual reality hamlets to tip top spa, while also allowing elders some luxury experiences.
Royal Mansour, Marrakech in Morocco: Little guests at Royal Mansour Marrakech can enjoy the kids’ club near the garden and pool. Just a few steps further and the door to Le Jardin de Lila opens, revealing a world of colour in which imagination reigns and children are royalty. Royal Mansour aims to foster family happiness. Le Jardin de Lila is a space dedicated to kids between the ages of four and 10. Shared activities, treats, personal attention and story-telling are among the things that keep the children engaged. The Royal Mansour tries to give its guests a taste of the rich Moroccan lifestyle.
Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in France: Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc has space for everyone to find their corner and plenty of options for the children. Families can choose from among watersports, tennis courts, pétanque and a special spa menu, while the team at the hotel’s Kids Club welcomes all young ones. The Kids Club invites junior travellers to discover what they love to do and make new friends. Kids get to engage in activities such as sports, cooking and dancing, while enhancing creativity and appreciating nature’s beauty. With sustainability being the hotel’s key focus, Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc also offers visits to the nearby turtle nursery.
Cheval Blanc Paris in France: A kingdom waiting to be discovered, this world was dreamt up by sailor Maud Fontenoy especially for the Maison’s youngest guests. Le Carrousel at Cheval Blanc Paris sets the stage for children to discover the wonders of nature and for budding explorers to set off on Parisian adventures under the watchful eye of dedicated Ambassadeurs. A passionate sailor, a mother of four children and a woman with real drive, Maud Fontenoy set out a world that echoes the natural environment around us. Immersive experiences and ecological workshops invite children to explore the little planet of Le Carrousal and its mysteries, in a fun and educational atmosphere.
Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som, Qatar: Zulal is the first destination to offer a wellness experience for the entire family. While guests may have individual health goals, the resort also encourages them 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.
Cheval Blanc Randheli in Maldives: At the centre of the tropical world of Cheval Blanc Randheli in Maldives, Le Carrousel, a children's kingdom crowned with a 500 sq m house-cabin facing the beach allows little explorers to expand their imaginations. Children are welcomed by the Ambassadors of Le Carrousel in three areas dedicated, respectively, to the youngest children, to teenagers and to families. Trained and dedicated to young explorers, the Ambassadors are there to guide them through real and virtual worlds. As in the tale of “Alice in Wonderland,” everything is on a reduced scale. Walls painted with imaginary fishes add to a playroom opening onto an outdoor trampoline and revealing a net-tree, a slide and a climbing wall. 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. There are also many workshops designed and organised especially for teenagers such as drawing walls, virtual reality helmets and creative and sports areas.
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