Luxury Family Beach Holidays - Best Child Friendly Hotels

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Travel Essence, based in  Cobham, Surrey are independent travel agents that specialise in Child Friendly Luxury Holidays. With a wealth of personal experiences we know how precious our family time is and therefore how important it is to make sure each Family Holiday affords us that perfect experience and memory.

Successful family holidays we know are those that offer a careful balance, fulfilling the different needs and tastes of young and old. We recognise that whilst fun packed clubs will entertain the younger children and teenagers, parents need reassuring that the high standards and facilities that they would normally expect need not be sacrificed.

Our child friendly luxury holiday specialists also understand that needs change as families grow. With our valuable experience we will be able to make suggestions for a child friendly beach holiday that would best suit you and your family given the age dynamics, group size and budget.
For parents with younger children we have selected a range of preferred child friendly beach hotels where we know they are committed to high standards of service; offering parental peace of mind through the provision of creche's and children's clubs, where highly trained staff will ensure children are fully supervised and entertained allowing parents to relax, unwind and enjoy their holiday.

For families with teenagers, successf ul formulae’s tend to be those family beach holidays where the accommodation can offer extensive activities or the location offers a new experience. Also resorts that offer All Inclusive packages have grown in popularity, as the travel industry recognizes that people still want luxury family holidays, but with teenagers they want to be reassured of costs in advance. We have many tried and tested family holidays for this age group that we’d be happy to share with you.

For extended families or larger groups we find family villa holidays work particularly well and again have extensive knowledge to be able to select a bespoke child friendly villa most suitable for the party needs.


ARABIA - Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Oman, Ras Al Khaimah 
AMERICA - California, Florida, Hawaii
ASIA - Koh Samui, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam 
CARIBBEAN - Antigua Barbados, Grenada, Jamaica,  Saint Lucia
EUROPE - Cyprus, Greek Islands, Portugal, Spain, Turkey
INDIAN OCEAN - Maldives , Mauritius
NORTH AFRICA - Egypt, Jordan
SOUTH AMERICA - Brazil Costa Rica, Mexico

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Costa Rica, a perfect destination for a family holiday with a difference. One of the most bio-diverse areas on Earth, with everything from volcanoes, beaches, rainforests to mangrove swamps. A stunning natural playground with amazing scenery everywhere;wildlife and exotic plants in abundance. Explore the lush mountain trails, jungles or open plains to catch sight of some of the awesome inhabitants, including jaguars, howler monkeys, crocodiles, toucans, parrots and tiny colourful tree frogs. For families looking for adrenaline infused activities try white-water rafting on the Sarapiqui River, fly through the rainforest on a zip wire or take a mountain bike for some of the best views of the Arenal volcano .If looking for something a little more relaxing, parhaps canoe on the Caribbean coast or try paddling through the swamps.
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Mauritius is a fantastic family beach holiday destination. It really does have it all, great weather, warm seas with gently sloping beaches, a choice of superb luxury family friendly resorts, excellent cuisine and a vast range of land and water sports to keep all the family entertained.
Mauritius is a ‘year-round’ destinations, with the considerable advantage of little or no jet lag ( only 3-4 hr time difference depending on travel dates) and with all flights outbound being overnight this really does ensure a relaxing start to your family holiday. Above all Mauritius offers a really welcoming environment, where you'll be looked after by people who not only provide world class service but have a genuine desire to ensure the whole family has a Mauritius family holiday to remember.
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The Maldives has always been known as an idyllic romantic destination for couples. It still is, but what’s changed is that now more resorts have evolved, catering for the discerning family also wanting to appreciate a luxury island retreat, year round sunshine, top dive sites, watersports and a safe environment. The Maldives offers the perfect escape from the stresses of modern life, without having to forego any creature comforts. With a myriad of tiny islands and atolls scattered in the Indian Ocean, the azure waters of the lagoons and swaying palm trees lining the beach, this fulfils most travellers image of a tropical paradise.Travel Essence has handpicked some of the best family-friendly islands that deliver plenty of entertainment for children, without compromising on the luxurious surrounds and facilities for parents.

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A luxury family holiday to Jordan can take many forms, so whether preferring a guided tour, a multi-centre holiday or a simple beach break, Travel Essence can work with you to build the perfect family holiday itinerary. Jordan is a timeless destination, attracting visitors from all over the world for centuries and home to one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, Petra. From the magic of its desert landscapes to majestic Roman remains, from cosmopolitan Amman to mystical Petra, Jordan offers a unique cultural experience that won’t disappoint. It's also attractive to those families in search of a relaxing holiday; Aqaba is an unspoilt yet thriving Red Sea resort, while the Dead Sea offers the ultimate pampering holiday in surrounds that abound in historical interest.
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Koh Samui offers an exotic family holiday experience,sheltered by stunning islands in the beautiful Gulf of Thailand, the unique micro- climate offers continuously dry summer sunshine making it an ideal destination for those peak July/August school holidays. Spoilt by high quality service, luxurious hotels and unforgettable local dining options, Koh Samui extends great value for that perfect family beach holiday experience. Your unforgettable luxury family holiday can include respite from the outside world on white sandy beaches or thrills of water sports on sapphire coloured waters of the South China Seas. For adventure and exploration, the coastal road reveals stretches of local coconut farming, fishing harbours, hidden temples, and waterfalls.
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Egypt is a great destination for a family holiday. With many younger children learning about ancient Egypt in school, they become intrigued by the land of the Pharaoh’s and a trip to the Pyramids, a camel ride or maybe a walk through the Valley of the Kings just adds to the fascination and learning. Combine these amazing sights with a few days at one of the top class Red Sea Resorts with the extensive range of facilities and some of the best diving and snorkelling in the world and you’re assured of a family holiday that truly offers something for everyone.
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Cyprus is the idyllic location for a family holiday, offering over 300 days of sunshine a year, magnificent landscapes and culture. Visit Limassol; awash with traditional restaurants and plenty of sight-seeing opportunities, or maybe stay in the charming town of paphos; home to a 13th century fort and just a short drive from many of Cyprus's best beaches. Our luxurious hotels and resorts have been carefully hand selected with your families' interest in mind, so regardless of where you choose to stay on your luxury family holiday in Cyprus you will find a friendly atmosphere, excellent facilities for children of all ages and a host of land and sea- based activities to keep the whole family entertained. 

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If you’re looking for a luxury family holiday in Europe with younger children where you can indulge in wonderful scenery and fabulous cuisine without straying too far from home, then France could be the perfect answer. Whether you're looking for a beach or a city, mountains or a country retreat, France has it all. Travel by train, plane or car and stay in a villa or hotel; there really is no end to the possibilities.
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Family Villa Holidays; ideal for families who want privacy and flexible accommodation and also perfect for larger, extended family groups, providing space, a range of facilities and value for money. Whether your family likes a traditional beach holiday, rural retreat or action packed adventures, Travel Essence will work with you to find the best luxury family villa holiday to suit your requirements. As well as having access to an extensive portfolio of luxury family friendly villas worldwide we can also suggest some of the finest hotels and resorts that offer luxury villa accommodation within their estate, thereby affording you independent living but with access to a range of communal facilities as well.

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