With memorable décor, spacious floor plans and fun family-focused amenities (like a herd of onsite giraffes), these hotel suites are sure to be the highlight of your next trip.
Aulani, Ko Olina, Hawaii
When in doubt, you can always count on Disney to provide a remarkable family vacation experience. The sheer size of this beachfront property and number of on-resort activities means not only will your kids be occupied with nonstop fun, but it’s a great opportunity to make new friends (and for parents to enjoy some kid-free R&R). While you can’t go wrong with any of the available suites, the spacious two-bedroom ‘Ahu ‘Ula option comes with stunning ocean views, private butler pantry and catering entrance for in-room dining, a full kitchen, three bathrooms, and royal décor featuring marble countertops as far as the eye can see.
Have any chocolate lovers in your group? Learn to make it from scratch using cocoa beans grown onsite at this resort’s farm, which produces a whopping 70 percent of all food served to guests and staff. After a day of snorkeling, kayaking and touring ruins, unwind in the spacious three-bedroom Family Villa suite. Perks include a full kitchen, two screened in porches, private veranda and for those sweltering days, air conditioning.
Four Seasons, Beijing
Take in sweeping views of one of China’s most bustling cities in a variety of suite options at the Four Seasons’ Beijing location. Family-focused itineraries make sightseeing a no brainer, with prearranged activities such as touring the Great Wall and breathtaking historic temples, a private martial arts demonstration, ice skating, meals from top-rated restaurants and trips to the spa with special kid-friendly treatments. For families looking for a little breathing broom, consider booking a Beijing Suite which features 1,000+ square feet of living space including private dining area, guest powder room, king bed with rollaway bed option, and a full marble bathroom.
Giraffe Manor, Kenya
While the rooms alone are worth the trip, the real stars of the show at this pristine manor house located on 140 acres of indigenous forest are the resident giraffes who live on the property. Every morning and night you can expect to find these gentle mammoths poking their long necks through windows to snap up a treat and greet guests. After breakfast, visit the wildlife trust to meet and feed a baby elephant or brush up on your history with a visit to one of the local museums, then watch the sunset with tea on the terrace before heading to your room for the night. While each suite has its own unique flair, we’re partial to the Karen Blixen Suite, which is accessed from the courtyard garden and has a lofted sleeping area kids are sure to love.
Kasbah Africa, Morocco
Perched in the Atlas Mountains, take in panoramic river and mountain views from the comfort of deluxe, stone-built family suites decked out with Moroccan rugs and fresh flowers. During the day, venture out for a family camel ride, haggle at a local souq, or lounge by the pool with a cold drink. At night, take in unparalleled views of the stars from your terrace with one of the resorts complimentary telescopes. As an added bonus, kids up to 15 years old stay and eat free!
MOOo Apartments, Prague
Delightfully quirky cow-themed décor doesn’t take away from the stylish interiors of these multi-room apartments. Stay catty corner to one of the largest castle complexes in the world at the Castle location, or move your crew closer to the action at the Downtown site. The three-bedroom downtown Penthouse sleeps up to 8 and comes with fitted kitchen, private balcony, concierge service, wifi and a welcome bottle of Prosecco. Cheers to that!