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15 must-book hotels worldwide for family vacations this year and next

Last updated 27th October 2022

We’ve gone to the ends of the earth to find you the most amazing family hotels 2022. So now all you have to do is start making plans. From tented luxury camps with volcano views in Costa Rica to cute bedroom tents in Geneva, your kids will love every one. Final say is yours, of course, take a look.

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Hotel Xcaret, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Hotel Xcaret Mexico All-Parks All-Fun Inclusive, Playa del Carmen

Set in Playa de Carmen, Hotel Xcaret Mexico offers its own private beach as well as outdoor swimming pools and tennis courts. All-Inclusive All-Fun includes a range of dining plans and full access to Xcaret parks and tours.

  • Oceanfront and all family rooms have private balconies.
  • Private beach and two outdoor swimming pools.
  • 12 on-site restaurants and bars.
  • Access to Experiencias Xcaret’s nature parks.
  • Tours of Xcaret, Xplor, Xplor Fuego, Xenses, Xoximilco, Xel-ha and Xenotes.

Book your stay at Hotel Xcaret Mexico

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Hodges Bay Resort & Spa, Antigua, one of the Caribbean’s best family hotels 2022

Hodges Bay Resort & Spa, Antigua: our pick of beachy family hotels 2022

With its own private beach, two swimming pools and a lush backdrop of forest and gentle hills, Hodges Bay Resort & Spa in St. John’s Bay is the essence of laid back Antigua.
  • Selection of family villas and suites.
  • Outdoor pool with poolside cabanas.
  • Private beach and watersports.
  • Three restaurants, beach bar and on-site coffee shop.

Book your stay at Hodges Bay Resort & Spa

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Family suite with plunge pool at Zadun, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Mexico

Zadun, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve, San José del Cabo, Mexico

If waking up to Sea of Cortez views is the dream, Zadun in San José del Cabo should be on your wish list this year. A choice of connecting ocean front suites and two bedroom suites are ideal for families. Playita Beach sits nearby and the resort also offers bike hire so you can explore the stunning local area.

  • Wide range of family rooms and suites.
  • Outdoor pool.
  • Four restaurants and bars.
  • Children’s playground and bike hire.
  • Close to beaches and Puerto Los Cabos.

Book your stay at Zadun, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve

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Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach, Hawaii

‘Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach: top choice of Hawaii family hotels 2022

‘Alohilani Resort is just two minutes from Waikiki Beach. Kids will be thrilled by the enormous, double-level Oceanarium in the middle of the lobby filled with colorful reef fish.

  • Family rooms and suites with views of the Pacific and Diamond Head.
  • Saltwater infinity pool as well as family pool and private poolside cabanas.
  • Seven on-site restaurants including Morimoto Asia and relaxed Momosan.

Book your stay at ‘Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach

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Four Seasons Resort Los Cabos, Mexico

Four Seasons Resort Los Cabos at Costa Palmas, Mexico

Four Seasons Resort Los Cabos at Costa Palmas™ sits in a 1000 acre private estate on the East Cape of Mexico’s Baja Sur. Families can also enjoy the peace of a two mile stretch of private beach, alongside the fun of no fewer than six swimming pools.

  • A choice of one and two bedroom suites, family villas and residences.
  • All accommodations enjoy views of the Sea of Cortez.
  • Two mile private beach and six swimming pools.
  • Three on-site restaurants, al-fresco bar and grill, all-day coffee shop.

Book your stay at Four Seasons Resort Los Cabos

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Intercontinental San Diego, one of the best family hotels 2022 for city stays

InterContinental San Diego, one of the best family hotels 2022 for urban getaways

InterContinental San Diego is right on San Diego waterfront. All rooms and suites feature floor-to-ceiling windows looking over San Diego Bay or the city. Although if that’s not stunning enough, the rooftop bar has some of the best views in town.

  • Range of family rooms and suites with water or city views.
  • Three restaurants and 4th floor rooftop bar.
  • Health and wellness centre with outdoor yoga terrace.

Book your stay at Intercontinental San Diego

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Nayara Tented Camp, Arenal National Park, Costa Rica

Nayara Tented Resort, Arenal National Park, Costa Rica

Nayara Tented Resort lies in Arenal National Park, and offers volcano views guaranteed to astonish your kids. It’s a very luxurious ‘under canvas’ experience, and a great location for exploring this region of Costa Rica.

  • Family tented accommodations feature cable TV, living area and private bathroom.
  • Resort restaurant, outdoor pool and fitness centre.
  • Buffet and vegetarian breakfast served daily.
  • Wellness area with sauna and hot tub.

Book your stay at Nayara Tented Resort

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Park Hyatt St. Kitts, Christophe Harbour, St. Kitts and Nevis

Park Hyatt St. Kitts, Christophe Harbour

Park Hyatt St. Kitts sits on Banana Beach in Christophe Harbour. The resort spans the entire length of Banana Bay and most suites are ideal for families. Although you might want to splash out on Premium Suites for their private rooftop pools.

  • Choice of family suites sleeping up to five guests.
  • Premium Suites with private rooftop pools and views of Nevis Island.
  • All suites have private terraces, rain showers and deep soaking tubs.
  • Three on-site restaurants, swimming pool, children’s playground.

Book your stay at Park Hyatt St. Kitts

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Ocean front Jewel Grande Montego Bay, Jamaica

Jewel Grande Montego Bay Resort & Spa

Only a minute walk from the beach Jewel Grande Montego Bay Resort and Spa, is made for families. As well as a range of two and three bedroom villas, it also features spacious suites. Although children will particularly like the fun kids’ club.

  • Choice of two and three bedroom family villas, and one and two bedroom suites.
  • Seven on-site restaurants and bars.
  • Outdoor pool, hot tub and children’s playground.
  • Range of watersports on beach include windsurfing and snorkelling.

Book your stay at Jewel Grande Montego Bay

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The Ritz-Carlton Hotel de la Paix, Geneva, Switzerland

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel de la Paix, Geneva

In the heart of Geneva and right on Lake Geneva’s shore, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel de la Paix is one of the city’s most historic hotels. However, it’s fun too. In fact your kids can even look forward to cute play tents in the bedrooms.

  • Choice of one bedroom and junior suites with garden or lake views.
  • All staff are English speaking.
  • Two excellent hotel restaurants offer a choice of international and new Nordic menus.
  • Children’s menus are available in restaurants.
  • City centre, overlooking Lake Geneva and five minutes from Old Town.

 Book your stay at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel de la Paix

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MOXY NYC Times Square, New York

MOXY NYC Times Square, one of New York’s best value family hotels 2022

MOXY NYC Times Square is fantastic value for its location, yet with rooms designed by Yabu Pushelberg it definitely doesn’t feel budget.

  • Range of family-friendly doubles and twin bunk-rooms.
  • Four on-site restaurants and bars.
  • 18th floor roof deck with views of Empire State Building.
  • Right on Times Square, minutes from Macy’s and Madison Square Garden.

Book your stay at MOXY NYC Times Square

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Nickelodeon Hotels and Resorts Riviera Maya

Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Riviera Maya All-Inclusive

Book this all-inclusive resort now and enjoy savings of up to 40% on vacations during the Summer of SpongeBob. Although any time is an amazing time for families at Nickelodeon Hotel & Resorts Riviera Maya.

  • Wide choice of family accommodations including themed rooms and swim-up suites.
  • Features 9-acre Nickelodeon Place, Aqua Nick waterpark, Club Nick kids’ club, Plaza Orange Entertainment venue.
  • Six restaurants and bars, outdoor swimming pool.

Book your stay at Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Riviera Maya

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One&Only Mandarina, Riviera Nayarit, Mexico

One&Only Mandarina, Riviera Nayarit, Mexico

One&Only Mandarina overlooks its own private Pacific beach on Mexico’s stunning Riviera Nayarit. As well as a creative kids’ club, it offers a wide choice of villas sleeping up to eight guests.

  • Range of apartments and villas sleeping up to eight guests.
  • Private beach, kids’ club, outdoor pools, watersports, family activities.
  • Two on-site restaurants, beach bar.

Book your stay at One & Only Mandarina

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The Gleneagles Hotel, Auchterarder, Perth, Scotland

The Gleneagles Hotel, one of Scotland’s finest family hotels 2022

Originally opened in 1924, The Gleneagles Hotel is famous for everything from golf to celebrity guests. Set in stunning Perthshire countryside, it offers exceptional family activities and three championship golf course.

  • Choice of elegant rooms and suites sleeping up to five guests.
  • Three championship golf courses, 850 acres of private grounds.
  • Family activities from horse riding and cycling tours to falconry lessons and guided hiking.
  • Four restaurants including Michelin Starred Andrew Fairlie Restaurants.
  • The Club offers two swimming pools, sauna, steam room and outdoor hot tub.
  • ESPA spa.

Book your stay at The Gleneagles Hotel

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Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach, Florida

Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach, Florida

Fort Lauderdale Beach is family vacation heaven and this remarkable beachfront resort lets you make the most of it during your stay.

  • Several different styles of family rooms, suites and residences.
  • Two on-site restaurants including Mediterranean style Terra Mare.
  • Outdoor pools, range of family activities including cycling and watersports.
  • Beachfront on Fort Lauderdale Beach and close to local attractions.

Book your stay at Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach

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