Luxury hotels with the best crèches

Last updated 13th July 2022

carlisle bay hotel antigua

1/10  Carlisle Bay Hotel, Antigua

Sitting in this idyllic sandy beach resort in Carlisle Bay is a luxury boutique hotel. Family Suites have direct access to the beach.

Kids’ club: The crèche is set in the hotel’s tropical gardens with a large shaded terrace, jungle gym, paddling pool and four mini tennis courts. From 6–23 months there is a charge of $15 per hour, while over twos are free.

Deals: There are great all-inclusive family offers where children stay and eat for free.

Book: 0845 591 3528 and quote ‘Family Traveller’


borgo egnazia hotel italy

2/10  Borgo Egnazia Hotel, Italy

The elegant Borgo Egnazia Hotel is located in southern Italy and nestling between the Adriatic and the foothills of the Valle d’Itria. The Casetta Magnifica Rooms with their huge enclosed private terraces are perfect for families.

Kids’ club: The crèche is open daily for 8 months-2 year and has a large playroom and sleeping room. For older ones there’s a cooking school and tennis lessons. It costs €15 per hour per child, or €45 for a half day including lunch. Over twos are free.

Book: 0845 591 3528 and quote ‘Family Traveller’


the martinal algarve

3/10  The Martinhal, Algarve

Located on a sandy beach within a protected national park, The Martinhal has spacious townhouses, playgrounds and a village square.

Kids’ club: The crèche (6-23 months) has sleeping areas, age appropriate toys and crafts. For older children there’s treasure hunts, surfing, swimming, tennis and football. It costs €26-€29 for a two hour session.

Deals: Prices rise according to demand so book early.

Book: 0845 591 3528 and quote ‘Family Traveller’


porto elounda crete

4/10  Porto Elounda, Crete

Porto Elounda overlooks the sparkling Bay of Mirabello, which is idyllic for young children. Facilities for parents include a golf course, watersports and a spa.

Kids club: The Children’s Ark has an outdoor playground, shallow pools, a games court and a vegetable garden. There is a charge of €30 for half a day for 6 months–4 years. It’s free for over fives.

Deals: There are excellent suites for families with discounts on interconnecting rooms.

Book: 0845 591 3528 and quote ‘Family Traveller’


cotton bay village st lucia

5/10  Cotton Bay Village, St Lucia

A small relaxed hideaway on the beautiful island of St Lucia with self-catering and the only 18-hole golf course on the island: step up Cotton Bay Village.

Kids’ club: The Hummingbird Club has a good indoor and outdoor space and fully qualified staff. Children aged 3 months–2 years get two hours complimentary crèche per day. No charge for over twos.

Rooms: Bedroom suites and townhouses have self-catering or meal plan options.

Book: 0845 591 3528 and quote ‘Family Traveller’


sani resort halidiki greece

6/10  Sani Resort, Halkidiki, Greece

Miles of white sandy beach backed by pine forests and olive groves, the Sani Resort offers four elegant hotels and more than 30 bars and restaurants.

Kids club: The childrens’ club from 6 months is run by an independent UK Company. There are indoor and outdoor play areas. It costs €28-€35 per session and is free for over threes.

Deals: There are some excellent deals in May and October but the best weather is June to September.

Book: 0845 591 3528 and quote ‘Family Traveller’


Almyra hotel cyprus

7/10  Almyra Hotel, Cyprus

Pushchair-friendly with direct access to the beach, the chic Almyra Hotel offers a Baby-go-Lightly service to provide everything you need for your baby.

Kids’ club: The crèche is €30 for 4 months–2 years, and there’s five clubs with activities for different age groups. There’s also complimentary nappies, wipes, fresh milk, purées and meals.

Rooms: Rooms are fairly small but there are interconnecting options.

Book: 0845 591 3528 and quote ‘Family Traveller’

Pinecliffs sheraton algarve

8/10  Pinecliffs, Sheraton Algarve

The spacious five-star Pinecliff Residences has the flexibility of self-catering with extensive family facilities of the Sheraton Algarve Resort, a beautiful cliff top resort.

Kids’ club: For babies 6–36 months, from €40 per half day session in low season. The childrens’ club is split into two age groups: 3-4 years and 5–8 years, which is also at an extra cost.

Deals: Look out for free half-board offers at certain times of the year. 

Book: 0845 591 3528 and quote ‘Family Traveller’


Daios cove crete

9/10  Daios Cove, Crete

The five-star Daios Cove is set on a beautiful private and secluded cove. Don’t miss the boat trip to Spinalonga Island, a fortress and former Leper colony famed in the book Small Island.

Kids’ club: The childrens’ club (from 4 months) is run by an independent UK Company. There’s an extra charge for children 6 months–3 years of €22 to €33 per session, it’s free for over fours.

Rooms: The one-bedroom villas have gorgeous views and plenty of space for families.

Book: 0845 591 3528 and quote ‘Family Traveller’


Skiathos princess greece

10/10  Skiathos Princess, Greece

The Skiathos Princess is located on a long sandy beach surrounded by pine–clad hills and gardens. The family-owned hotel offers excellent service with personal touches for families, and Skiathos Town is just 10 minutes drive.??

Kids’ club: The hotel is run to Ofsted standards and is from 6 months at €30 per session. It’s free for over fours.

Deals: Flights can get expensive so book early.

Book: 0845 591 3528 and quote ‘Family Traveller’