Vibe: An unpretentious design hotel with superb food, spa and service.

Setting: Right on the waterfront in sunny Paphos, western Cyprus. Cedar forests, vineyards and turtle beaches are all within easy reach; closer to home, you’ll find sand and gentle seas for whiling away the hours.

Why parents love it: It’s designed to give kids the best possible holiday, without putting any strain on parents. The kids’ clubs cater for all ages, giving the grown-ups time to sneak off for some indulgence in the spa, mezze on the rooftop deck or a romantic meal at lantern-lit taverna tables by the sea. What’s more, the Baby Go Lightly service allows parents to reserve every conceivable baby item before they arrive, so there’s no need to cart it all with you.

Why kids love it: There’s a fantastic family pool and pine-shaded playground. Activities range from air hockey and tennis lessons to a host of watersports, so children will never be short of something to do. Rooms: The rooms have clean lines and dark-wood accents to ease you into relaxed holiday mode. Insider tip: Take a boat trip from Paphos Harbour in May to catch a glimpse of turtles coming ashore to lay their eggs, or in June, when newly hatched babies make the journey from nest to sea.

Find out more: i-escape.com

READER OFFER: 7 nights for the price of 5; small family rooms from £62 per night. Book with i-escape to get a free bottle of wine, plus a free buffet dinner on each night for stays of 5+ nights.