Top 10 Family Friendly Spa Holidays


“Are we there yet?” If you think luxury spa holidays are a no-go zone with the children in tow, think again. With our top 10 family friendly spa holidays, you no longer have to choose between family time and relaxation.

Far from the ‘seen and not heard’ approach, children are encouraged to run, laugh and play to their heart’s content with an array of kids clubs, activities, and special children’s spa treatments to keep them entertained whilst mum and dad re-boot. Choose how you weigh your time between indulgent spa treatments and investing in some quality family time with a medley of wellness activities and experiences. From family sports holidays in Europe, to exciting adventures in Asia, there is something to suit every type of family on our family holidays.

So pack the Trunki, don’t forget the toothbrush, and get ready to indulge in a luxury spa holiday where the whole family is welcome.

Portugal: Epic Sana 

Picture of Epic Sana

The swimming pools at Epic Sana

Make the most of family time with a morning by the enchanting shores of Albufeira; before the children unleash their endless energy at the kids' clubs allowing mum and dad to unwind at the luxury spa. Epic Sana welcomes children of all ages to their resort, and The Little Stars Kids’ Club caters to children from 6 to 12 years. While the little ones take part in a range of exciting scheduled activities, including games and painting, the rest of the family can hit the waves, trying out water sports with direct access to the beach. Offering a variety of massage, rituals, body treatments and facials enjoy a beach spa holiday that promises a welcome escape for parents in-between family time spent horse riding, cycling to explore the gorgeous coastline, or simply relaxing by the sea. 
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India: Atmantan Wellness Resort  

Cooking class at Atmantan Wellness Resort

Cooking class at Atmantan Wellness Resort

Located in Mulushi, just off the west coast of India, Atmantan is the perfect place to enjoy both adventure and relaxation on a luxury family holiday. The local area is surrounded with untouched nature, large mountains pierce the sky and provide unmissable trekking opportunities for the family to embark on, boasting incredible views of the lake below. Once you’re done adventuring, indulge in holistic wellness treatments at the spa, including aromatherapy, wraps and cleanses. The traditional Ayurveda therapy also gives you and your children a unique opportunity to experience authentic Indian culture in this beautiful setting. As well as treks, have fun doing activities arranged by the resort like picnics, treasure hunts and croquet. Children aged 8 to 14 years are welcome on the Family Wellness Camps and children 14 years and above are welcome the reminder of the year. 

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Greece: Porto Elounda

Allow your kids to be coached by Arsenal Football Academy camp at Porto Elounda

Arsenal Football Academy camp at Porto Elounda

Find a true sense of relaxation at the Six Senses Spa, knowing that the kids are in safe hands and having the time of their lives on a family fitness holiday you’ll all remember for years to come. Overlooking Mirabello Bay, sport and spa enthusiasts will love this coastal getaway off Crete’s North-East coastline. Boost your fitness with a selection of group classes before rejuvenating with a Shiatsu massage, or a restorative visit to the spa’s authentic Turkish Hammam. Kids Ark (6 months – 5 years), the Arsenal Football Academy camp (5-16 years), and waterpark (5-12 years) will keep the smiles coming all day long. With healthy activities such as tennis and water sports, teens will soon forget their smartphones and meet new friends on this relaxing family getaway.

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Thailand: Amatara Welliesure Resort 

Water sports at Amatara Welleisure Resort

Water sports at Amatara Welleisure Resort

Forever rushing around? Indulge in a slower pace of family life at this little corner of paradise on the island of Phuket. An inspiring wellness holiday for both the young and the young-at-heart, the spa, includes treatments for the whole family. Taking inspiration from its natural surroundings, treatment options include the signature of Amatara and traditional Thai massages, as well as tailored spa treatments for kids 6 to 12 years, and the Bubble Bath for those younger. Why not challenge the kids to a game of doubles at the tennis courts before heading to the beach just next door to take a dip and cool off. When you’re not at the resort, visit local aquariums, monkey shows and even the Khaokhad View Tower. Here, there’s an almost endless amounts of activities to enjoy together as a family. 

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Croatia: Sun Gardens Dubrovnik 

Family swimming at Sun Gardens Dubronvik

Family swimming at Sun Gardens Dubronvik

Dubrovnik is a small coastal city that has a rich history, gorgeous climate and welcoming atmosphere, boasting magnificent views of the Adriatic Sea. Sun Gardens provides the perfect excuse to whisk the whole troupe away on a luxury spa holiday. The spa being the very first in Croatia to use all-natural products across their entire range of healing products. Enjoy these natural ingredients with body scrubs, facials and plenty more, including signature therapies and beauty treatments. The Kids’ Club (9months-17years) and Babies’ Club (9months-3years) offer a brilliant range of engaging activities to keep them happy all holiday long. From Banana Olympic relay games, arts and crafts, face painting, a playground, as well as a whole host of Kids Sports Academies, they’ll be having so much fun they won’t want to leave. 

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Portugal: Pine Cliffs 

Family running on the beach at Pine Cliffs

Family running on the beach at Pine Cliffs

Love them as we do, travelling with little ones can be exhausting, but with a family friendly spa holiday, relaxation and entertainment are within reach for the whole family. Just half an hour from Faro, Pine Cliffs can be found on the stunning coastline of Algarve, a mountainous region littered with pristine beaches that boast an incredible view of the Atlantic Ocean. The Serenity Spa here provides an exciting array of luxurious facilities, a herbal sauna, jacuzzi, steam bath and Hamman just to name a few. Treat the kids with their own tailored spa treatments such as the Junior Relax Massage. Junior’s Club (8-13yrs) offers many exciting activities to keep the kids busy too, or you may prefer to let them run wild in the Porto Pirata children’s play village! 

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Qatar: Zulal Wellness Resort 

Sisters meditating at Zulal Wellness Resort

Sisters meditating at Zulal Wellness Resort

Prise them away from their electronics and take the kids on a family activity holiday that will see them making new friends and trying new things whilst you find peace with a selection of wellness rituals and treatments. Restore your natural glow and energy with the spa facilities, including mineral pools, aqua circuits and a daily treatment choice of signature massage therapies. Kids can enjoy a fantastic variety of outdoor activities to keep them active, having fun and also making the most of the natural beauty that surrounds the resort. They can play badminton and table tennis, or volleyball on the beach. The Discovery Oasis centre also offers many engaging activities for children of all ages to enjoy, with a set of scheduled activities, your kids can choose to do what they love most and you can play your days accordingly. 

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Mauritius: Shanti Maurice

Family bonding at Shanti Maurice

Family bonding at Shanti Maurice

Take a family kayaking trip on the tropical waters of the Indian Ocean at this best family friendly resort, before walking across pristine white sands to 35 acres of tropical gardens and the luxury Shanti Maurice. Enjoy a combination of ancient and contemporary wellness regimes at the Nira Spa, including hydrotherapy, cocoons, and Watsu treatments. Designed to rejuvenate mind, body and spirit, spa therapists work in collaboration with nutritionists, personal trainers, Ayurvedic physicians and yoga masters to restore both your inner and outer self, whilst the kids are at play. Les Petits Dodos Kids Club (3-12 years) boasts a broad activity programme for inquisitive minds including face painting, crab hunting, and cooking lessons, as well as field trips to the nearby Crocodile Park and Casela bird sanctuary.

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Italy: Almar Jesolo Resort & Spa

A couple by the swimming pool at Almar Jesolo Resort & Spa

A couple by the swimming pool at Almar Jesolo Resort & Spa

If the kids are happy, mum and dad are happy, and this seafront child-friendly resort on one of Venice’s most beautiful beaches will certainly not disappoint. Release the kid’s full energy and use the bike rental service to visit local scenic view points before cooling off in the spa’s indoor or outdoor swimming pools on this exciting wellness holiday. The spa offers many facilities, including a salt steam bath and steam rooms, an ice room, a seafront hot tub and private seafront Spa. Enjoy the authentic Venice experience together as you hit the Venice Lagoon on a family boat tour, appreciating the surroundings from the water. The kids club will also ensure the kids stay happy on this healthy holiday for the whole family, featuring activities such as art workshops and cooking classes for children. 

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Italy: Lefay Resort & SPA Lago di Garda 

Outdoor activities at Lefay Resort & SPA Lago di Garda

Outdoor practice at Lefay Resort & SPA Lago di Garda

Keep the kids entertained with more activities than you can shake a stick at and a daily dose of relaxation for mum and dad on a luxury spa break at Lefay Resort & SPA Lago di Garda. Indulge with unlimited use of the spa facilities and daily Chinese inspired holistic activities, including reflexology, acupuncture and aromatic body wraps. The perfect balance of indoor and outdoor activities at Paulino’s Kids Club, ensures that the kids have fun, keep active, get creative and make new friends. There’s also a dedicated children’s menu so that even the fussiest of eaters will stay happy! This beautiful destination is something for the whole family to marvel at together, and will be a fond memory for years to come. 

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