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Holiday ideas for families with babies and toddlers up to the age of four

Babies and toddlers are natural explorers. Whether they want to splash in the sea to find Nemo or gaze up into the eyes of a giraffe we can make this happen. A&K’s family travel specialists have tried and tested all our destinations leaving you free to enjoy those precious once-in-a-lifetime moments. We know the best, gently-shelving beaches in the Indian Ocean, perfect a baby’s first swim, to the malaria-free zones in Africa for a luxury family safari.
Choose your favourite ideas from the suggestions below, or get in touch with the team to start planning your tailor-made luxury family holiday.



Constance Ephelia Resort, Seychelles 

Perfect for Age 0 - 4

Step into the sun of the Seychelles with a new direct flight from BA. Family-friendly Constance Ephelia Resort lies on two of the most beautiful beaches on Mahé and will make life easy for young families. A babysitting service and à la carte menu is available along with a baby car seat and stroller. All this leaves you to do is enjoy a treatment at U Spa. 

The Ritz-Carlton, Abama, Tenerife

Perfect for Age 0 - 4

What better time to dip a toe into the Atlantic? With a babysitter available for under fours, you’ll be free to enjoy a round of golf or relax in the spa’s hydrotherapy pool at luxury family-friendly resort The Ritz-Carlton, Abama in Tenerife. The ever-changing schedule of activities, which includes Easter festivities, has games designed both for outdoors and in the shade. Watch as they enjoy dressing up for a pirates’ party or jumping in the pool for aquatic games.

Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai 

Perfect for Age 0 - 4

On a beachfront location with the option of private villas and sumptuous spa experiences, the Jumeirah Beach Hotel is Dubai’s first five-start family-friendly resort and is ideal for parents in search of some winter sun and a little relaxation. The hotel offers a designated kids play area plus an area of the pool dedicated to water play. There’s also a whole host of dining options to suit all ages.

Anassa Hotel, Cyprus

Perfect for Age 0 - 4

Relax in the knowledge all your baby care will be available on arrival at the family-friendly Anassa hotel in Cyprus. We will pre-book the Explorers Kids’ Club which will care for children from four months to 12 years. The luxury family hotel enjoys a wide sandy beach and the shallow waters of the Mediterranean – ideal for that first splash in the sea.

Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort, Crete

Perfect for Age 0 - 4

Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort in Crete is the perfect family-friendly choice. Kid’s Ark and crèche will take youngsters from four months to five years, Kid’s Park from five to 12 years and Arsenal Soccer School Camp for five to 16 years. While the kids are being looked after, you can relax and enjoy the private beach or take to the sea on a pedalo or canoe.

St Regis Mardavall, Majorca 

Perfect for Age 0 - 4

Discover a children’s paradise at St Regis Mardavall on the Spanish island of Majorca. The shaded children-only pool and playground are complimented by a kids’ club with a fun programme of activities. The pool is equipped with a heating system from Easter until the end of October which ensures it maintains a constant 27 degrees. A great start to the summer for your children. 

Blue Waters, Antigua

Perfect for Age 0 - 4

Tucked away on the north-western corner of Antigua, where the Caribbean Sea laps against the sandy shore, Blue Waters features a kids’ club and crèche for youngsters from 14 months up to 11 years. An added bonus is the crèche located next to the kids’ club so that younger children with older siblings will always be nearby. Boasting seven freshwater pools in 17 acres of lush gardens and serene beach coves, you will find everything you need for your dream getaway at Christmas. 

The Fortress Resort & Spa, Sri Lanka

Perfect for Age 0 - 4

Sri Lanka is the perfect family travel destination at this time of year. Stay at The Fortress Resort & Spa which nestles on Koggala beach. The Little Adventures Club not only offers in-house activities but family-friendly excursions that can be taken from the hotel. Three restaurants cater for those fussy eaters. Explore the island and take the children to the Rekawa Turtle Sanctuary before stopping for a cool drink from a fresh coconut. 

Spice Island, Grenada  

Perfect for Age 5+

Enjoy a taste of barefoot luxury with your children at Spice Island Beach Resort in Grenada. Set right on the golden sands of the shallow waters of Grand Anse Beach are the Cinnamon and Saffron Suites. Elegant and spacious, these one-bedroom suites have private porches and connecting suites. Children can enjoy the Nutmeg Pod activity centre (aged three to 12) while you’re free to sway in a hammock overlooking the Caribbean.