Super lux resorts for great family get-togethers

14th May 2019

What’s the secret of a successful family get-together? According to Caribtours it’s down to expert planning, a great location and the magic mix of something for everyone, all in one place.

If that sounds like a tall order, or close to impossible, you’ll be pleased to know that Caribtours has been achieving the seemingly impossible for four decades. In fact this year is their 40th birthday, but instead of popping corks and having a party, they’re celebrating by creating even more heavenly holidays for families of all shapes and sizes in most of the world’s loveliest places.

As always, their luxury resorts are handpicked and personally tried and tested by award-winning travel experts. Practical details like UK airport lounge passes and private transfers are included in every holiday. The support of a personal travel adviser along with Caribtours’ complete concierge service also comes as standard. And anything else you need (or want) from hiring private nannies to chartering a private yacht, Caribtours can do, you only have to ask.

So if this is the year to plan a big (or bigger than usual) family holiday, here’s where Caribtours highly recommend for all-round excellence whether you’re travelling with active kids, tricky teens, golfers, escapists, adventurers, toddlers, babies, grandparents or all of the above.

1/5 Grand Velas Riviera Maya, Mexico

Few all-inclusive resorts get rave food reviews, but Grand Velas is the exception and actually described as, ‘perfect for foodies’, by Caribtours. If gourmet greatness is nudged down your list of priorities by other practicalities, you’ll be pleased to know Grand Velas also has a thoughtful ‘baby concierge’ service to provide essentials for littler guests. Its kids clubs are superb and open late, every night. And the resort’s designed across three separate areas, two of which are devoted to giving families heaps of space as close as possible to activities, Caribbean beaches, relaxed family pools and all those raved about restaurants.

A luxury resort for kids of all ages


Grand Velas’ family activities

Save up to 44%, enjoy free kids places and receive spa credit worth US$50, when you book a family holiday at Grand Velas Riviera Maya with Caribtours.


2/5 Pine Cliffs, a Luxury Collection Resort, Algarve, Portugal

Pine Cliffs Hotel has always been loved for its mix of laid-back Algarve charm, effortless lux and huge range of family activities. But this year it’s better than ever after a multi-million pound refurb programme. There’s more choice of everything from family apartments to remarkable restaurants, not to mention water sports and sensational spa experiences. Although some things like golden Praia da Falésia beach, brilliant golf courses, fun water sports and one of the most amazing kids clubs in the region were just too good to improve.


A great resort for active family holidays


Pine Cliffs’ family activities


Save up to 25% when you book a family holiday at Pine Cliffs Hotel with Caribtours.

3/5 Mandarin Oriental, Canouan, St Vincent & The Grenadines

Prepare to fall head over heels for Canouan. For a start its name means ‘Island of The Turtles’: so far, so enchanting. Then of course it’s part of idyllic St Vincent & The Grenadines in the southern Caribbean. And if that’s not quite captivating enough, try dazzling lagoons, white sand beaches, mysterious cays and majestic mountains. Happily this little piece of paradise is relatively unknown, which only makes Mandarin Oriental, Canouan even more irresistible.


A perfect resort for family escapes


Mandarin Oriental family activities

Stay for five nights and only pay for four, enjoy complimentary suite upgrade and receive US$500 resort credit when you book a family holiday at Mandarin Oriental Canouan with Caribtours.


4/5 Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort, Saint Lucia

Saint Lucia is the Caribbean island with the twin Pitons, a fact you really can’t miss at exquisite Sugar Beach because it’s tucked between the two famously pointed peaks which are UNESCO World Heritage-listed. The resort’s name is derived from its past life as part of an 18th century sugar plantation, although it could just as easily refer to the sugary soft white sands it overlooks. But for all the privileged location and undeniable opulence, Sugar Beach is unpretentious, warm, friendly and wonderful with kids.


A paradise resort for family adventurers


Sugar Beach family activities

Save up to 30%, and enjoy complimentary breakfast, when you book a family holiday at Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort with Caribtours.


5/5 Carlisle Bay, Antigua

Carlisle Bay believes kids should be kids, which is why half of its 500 metre long, white sand beach is dedicated to families, and the Cool Kids Club has a chilled space all of its own too. Of course everyone gets to enjoy the same gloriously lush mountain scenery, big sea views and laid-back luxury, as well as the resort’s easy Caribbean charm and fabulous food. Although only families can really take advantage of the exceptionally large Carlisle Suites or Beach Balcony and Beach Terrace Suites with complimentary all-inclusive child places.

A paradise resort for beach babies


Carlisle Bay family activities 


Save up to 30%, enjoy complimentary suite upgrade and receive US$200 resort credit when you book a family holiday at Carlisle Bay with Caribtours.


Do you have something completely different in mind for your perfect family get together? Caribtours has first-hand knowledge of the world’s finest resorts and travels everywhere from the Caribbean and Indian Ocean to Europe and Arabia. Their travel advisers also win awards for excellence, so give them a call on 020 3797 2485, tell them what you want and they’ll find it for you – even if it seems impossible.

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