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Multigeneration Inspiration: Six Family Resorts For All Ages

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Laura Jones

The destination is only the beginning...

Every family is different, that's what make them worth treasuring - so why should every luxury family holiday be the same?

Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita, Mauritius

In the private nature sanctuary of Anahita opposite Mauritius' famed Ile aux Cerfs, uncover your own slice of tropical paradise, complete with Four Seasons' hallmark service. The resort's Residence Villas are the ultimate home-away-from-home for families; showcasing three, four or five bedrooms, along with fully equipped kitchens and picturesque private pools, we're positive you'll settle straight in. Hop on your complimentary bicycles and the resort is your family's oyster, with 64 acres of foliage-filled grounds to traverse. While tiny tots can explore their creative curiosities at the Hobbit Village Kids' Club with activities including crab-hunting, line fishing and cookie-making in the bakery, teens will much prefer the ultra-cool atmosphere of Karokan, where the weekly schedule packs in everything from pool and FIFA tournaments, to beach soccer and water skiing tuition. While the younger generations are kept occupied, there's plenty of time for adults to further discover what the boundless offerings of this luxury resort; play a round at the Ernie Els-designed golf course, join the sommelier for a tasting in the resort's wine cellar, or if it's romance you're looking for, book the Hibiscus Blessing couples' spa treatment, which can be relished on your villa's private terrace.
For All Ages: Pay a visit to the Tortoise Garden, where you'll meet the resort's three treasured tortoises and watch them feed on their favourite foods of leaves, grass and fruit and vegetable peelings. You'll also have chance to learn more about the animals and how they're cared for throughout their incredibly long life span!
Garden Residence Villa at Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita
Garden Residence Villa at Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita

Forte Village, Sardinia

Built as the ultimate family haven, this immense luxury resort encompasses eight luxury hotels, 21 restaurants, 18 sports academies throughout the year, and much more! Set in 55 acres of sweeping greenery, this Sardinian starlet has thoughtfully designed every element of the resort to provide parents with peace of mind, with a selection of the Family Bungalows at Hotel Bouganville even featuring their own enclosed, outdoor play space with children's toys. Choosing how to spend your days may be your biggest challenge - experience a revolutionary detox at the Acquaforte Thalasso Spa, take to the water with a rental from the resort's Boat House, or train in sports including boxing and fencing with the world's best coaches. Meanwhile, kids will be wonderstruck by the Children's Wonderland, complete with a child-size vegetable garden, arts and crafts studio, two supervised swimming pools and a Barbie activity centre - fit for a little princess! When it comes to dining, no need to worry about the fussy eaters of the family; restaurants serve everything from gourmet gastronomy conjured up by Michelin-starred chefs, to woodfired pizzas and superb seafood, while the evening also sees the resort's Piazza Luisa thriving, with everything from kids' discos to a bustling night club to keep you busy until bedtime.
For All Ages: This sprawling resort is all about keeping active - so why not grab your gear for a multigenerational match? Whether it's tennis, football, or a round of golf at the nearby Molas Golf Club, ignite your competitive spirit in one of the Mediterranean's most naturally magnificent settings.
Service at Forte Village
Children's Wonderland Activities at Forte Village
Fish Market Restaurant at Forte Village

Sani Resort, Halkidiki

On the rocky Kassandra peninsula, with scenic views of the Adriatic Sea and historic Mount Olympus, this 1,000-acre estate is a world of its own. Set in a family-owned ecological reserve overflowing with pine forests and olive groves, five luxury hotels all exude their own personality, from the vibrant character of Sani Beach, to the exclusive ambience of Sani Dunes. While it's easy to get carried away by the sheer natural beauty of the complex, including seven beaches and a wetland thriving with birdlife, there's family fun abound amongst the resort. Drop your tiny tots at the Sani crèche and leave little ones with Worldwide Kids specialists at the Melissa Mini Club, whilst you indulge with traditional therapies at one of the resort's five spas, or simply catch up over cocktails. Venture to the heart of the resort and you'll uncover the opulent Sani Marina, where sailing trips and sunset cruises depart daily, and a fabulous selection of designer boutiques and waterside bars await. If the choice of 40 restaurants wasn't enough, you could choose to indulge with a private family barbecue on the beach, where a tailor-made menu and personal catering staff promise a sand-between-your-toes soiree that won't be forgotten.
For All Ages: Having opened in 2019, the Sani Adventure Park is one of the resort's most exhilarating new experiences. Suitable for those over the age of 6-years-old, the course consists of zip lines and challenge bridges between tree platforms, and with two specially designed family courses, it's the perfect for the young, and the young at heart.
Children at Sani Resort
Children at Sani Resort
View of Sani Resort
View of Sani Resort
Water Villa at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru
Water Villa at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru

Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru, Maldives

While the Maldives may be synonymous with uninterrupted romance, this astounding atoll shouldn't be limited to adults only. Following your scenic seaplane flight to the island, get set to start exploring white sand beaches, untouched jungle and crystal-clear lagoons abound; the perfect play haven for little ones, and a true taste of luxury for adults. Once you've settled into your overwater or oceanfront accommodation, why not head to one of the four swimming pools to cool off, or grab lunch at overwater eatery Blu, where mouthwatering Italian cuisine and an equally appetizing kids' menu will leave everyone wanting more? Inevitably, the littlest islanders will be bursting with excitement upon discovering the Kuda Velaa Club, packed with interactive games, cultural crafts and educational activities that could keep them busy for weeks! If it's quality time you're looking for, why not try something new together - like windsurfing or snorkelling - or perhaps a refreshing ice-cream or sorbet at the Poolside Bar is more your flavour? Savour a calming conclusion to your days with sunset yoga along the power-soft sand or leave your little ones in safe hands with the resort's babysitting service and enjoy an adults-only evening at the Shisha Bar.
For All Ages: Led by a team of passionate marine biologists, wildlife lovers of any age will enjoy learning about the underwater world of the Maldives at the Marine Discovery Centre. There's even a 'Manta-on-call' service, meaning should manta rays be sighted in nearby waters, you'll head straight out by speedboat together to witness them for yourselves!
The Sub Club at Six Senses Ninh Van Bay
The Sub Club at Six Senses Ninh Van Bay

Six Senses Ninh Van Bay, Vietnam

Accessible only by boat, this secluded, yet dramatic setting makes multigenerational travel inspirational. This ecological masterpiece showcases multi-bedroom family villas built with traditional Vietnamese architecture, which also relish the attentive service of a 24-hour Guest Experience Maker, who will happily cater to your family's every whim. Whether you're early risers or night owls, your itinerary will be overflowing with culture and local insights; why not begin your day with a traditional Tai Chi or yoga session, before heading out of the cove by boat for a thought-provoking tour of Nha Trang city? Six Senses pride themselves on mastering the balance of time spent together and apart, meaning there's a wealth of family-friendly adventures in-resort, too. When it's time for a spot of adults-only relaxation, the Children's Club will amuse little ones with activities including beach football, treasure hunts and mocktail-making classes, so why not indulge in something more romantic, like a castaway picnic or a romantic cruise with canapés and Champagne? Reconvene for dinner and behold one of Vietnam's most breathtaking sunsets. Whether you choose a table on the rocks, by the pool, or on your villa's terrace, you'll be awestruck by this destination's otherworldly beauty, no matter your age.
For All Ages: With so many idyllic idyls nearby, spending the day island-hopping is the perfect way to see more of this picture-perfect region. Explore protected coral reefs with onboard snorkelling gear, venture into rugged caves where rare bird species often make their nests and meet local fishermen to learn more about local life.
Oasis Swimming Pool at Spice Island Beach Resort
Oasis Swimming Pool at Spice Island Beach Resort

Spice Island Beach Resort, Grenada

Along with an enviable location along Grenada's two-mile Grand Anse Beach, this iconic bolthole is a multigenerational marvel, serviced by an attentive team of staff who will have you feeling at home from the moment you arrive. Relish days lazing by the swimming pool, or dive straight into ocean activities including sea kayaking and paddle boarding. Outside of the resort, there's a wealth of local treasures worth exploring together, including the nearby, spice-filled Saturday Market - perfect for picking up a souvenir or two. As the day draws to a close, tear yourself away from the power-soft sands and return to the comfort of your luxury suite, before heading out for an extravagant evening of dining. Oliver's Restaurant serves up a menu of classic, yet creative cuisine by Head Chef, Jason Church, while the Sea & Surf Terrace focuses on gourmet flavours with a local infusion - both serve tasty children's menus for little ones, too.
For All Ages: With approximately half of Grenada's landscapes still forested, there's plenty of off-the-beaten-track adventures to be relished. Join an energetic hike or more relaxed 4x4 drive and head into the verdant rainforest, where you can expect to find hidden rum distilleries, otherworldly flora and glistening waterfall pools, perfect for a refreshing dip - or splash!

Laura Jones

Digital Content Executive

From my home in picturesque North Wales, my travels have taken me from the idyllic Greek Islands to the bright lights of New York - always with a very full suitcase, of course!


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