Active family holidays can still be luxurious in the extreme, if you know where to go.

With over thirty years’ experience taking families on holidays all over the globe, Elegant Resorts know exactly which luxury resorts will satisfy your desire for adventure, soothe your soul, and indulge you completely in the downtime.

They handpick every resort personally, test the family-friendly atmosphere carefully, and pay attention to the details like amazing kids clubs, great pools, and thoroughly gorgeous locations.

So if plan to make your next holiday the most exciting ever, have a look at six Elegant Resorts where they simply don’t know the meaning of inactive.

1/6 One & Only Royal Mirage, Dubai

Surrounded by 65 acres of lush, landscaped gardens, One & Only Royal Mirage is more like a grand Arabian palace than a luxury family resort. But, it’s actually minutes from glamorous Dubai Marina, beachfront on Palm Island Bay, and sits right at the heart of the city’s most playful and energetic districts.

Which makes it a perfect base for urban excitement in one of the world’s most thrilling cities, and ideal for escaping to the desert for days – or nights – of entirely different adventuring.

Whether kids are up for hours of water sports on the Arabian Gulf, interested in aquariums, excited by theme parks and waterparks, or delighted at the idea of falconry, camel trekking or camping like Bedouins, Dubai delivers. And when you need to catch a breath, Royal Mirage takes care of that with creative kids clubs, luxurious spas, gorgeous pools and endless pampering.

The lowdown

  • Five star luxury resort with private beach, overlooking Palm Jumeirah.
  • Choice of spacious family rooms, suites, and interconnecting rooms.
  • Imaginative KidsOnly children’s club for four to 12 year olds.
  • Programme of days out, desert adventures, cultural experiences.
  • One & Only Spa and traditional hammam.
  • Four pools; water sports; private beach club.
  • Aquaventure, Dubai’s largest waterpark, is minutes away at Atlantis the Palm, which is also home to the astonishing Lost Chambers Aquarium, resident dolphin pod, and a sea lion colony.
  • Five nights in an Arabian Court Deluxe Room at One & Only Royal Mirage, from £5990 per family of three.

Learn more about active family holidays at One & Only Royal Mirage with Elegant Resorts.