With temperatures easing off but remaining warm, and summer crowds returning to work and school, September is arguably the best time to get away, particularly if you have toddlers in tow…
To help you decide where to head to, Inspiring Travel Company’s destination experts have compiled a selection of luxury resorts, both in Europe and beyond, that they believe are the very best for a September family escape. With great prices available for post summer-holiday dates, why not book with us today?
Overlooking a pretty, private bay and nestled into the Cretan hillside, Daios Cove is a fantastic short-haul destination for some September sun. A real favourite with families, the resort features a great children’s club, as well as a Creche Club for kids aged four months to four years old. Qualified experts in childcare will keep the little ones well entertained and well looked after, allowing you to embrace the great restaurants and facilities of this luxury resort.
The private beach is sandy and secure, leading out towards clear, shallow waters, while the stunning infinity pool features a section especially for kids. Meanwhile, special menus for children showcase nutritious Greek and international cuisine that they will be sure to love, with each of the four restaurants offering high-chairs.
Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort
A contemporary property overlooking lush golf greens, Anantara Vilamoura is one of the finest luxury resorts for little guests on the Algarve. A special children’s check-in service will delight them from the moment they arrive, and children’s amenities can be arranged in each room. The Family Dining service ensures that every meal is enjoyable and stress-free, offering bespoke meal plans for babies and toddlers, alongside designated dining areas.
The renowned Worldwide Kids Company offers a creche and babysitting service for youngsters aged four months to four years old, while a spectacular, open-air Adventurers Kids’ Club offers a programme of fun-filled activities for those over four. A dedicated children’s pool ensures safe and shallow swimming, surrounded by plush sun-loungers on which parents can relax while supervising.
Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay
The word Nobu probably evokes images of exquisite Asian cuisine and exclusive venues… but what about families? A trip to Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay is sure to change your mind; the luxury resort offers plenty of facilities for even the smallest of guests.
An incredible kids’ club offers local craft workshops, cookery lessons and DJ classes to children aged four years old and above, supervised by a friendly, fully-qualified team. Toddlers, meanwhile, will enjoy hours of fun in the shallow pool designed for children, surrounded by luxurious chaise lounges and offering a full bar and food menu.
Talking of food, the laid-back, beachfront Chambao restaurant offers a varied and locally-sourced children’s menu, alongside exciting kids’ “cocktails”, while even the renowned Nobu restaurant offers special Bento boxes for children. If you fancy a romantic Ibizan night without the kids, babysitting can be arranged with professional childminders.
Not far from Cyprus’ charming town of Paphos, Annabelle is surrounded by six acres of beautiful gardens. Another fabulous family destination for September, the facilities for children here are numerous. Many of the fantastic restaurants offer children’s menus, while a selection of the luxurious rooms come with connecting doors or additional bedrooms. The spectacular Baby Go Lightly service allows you to pre-order anything your little one might need whilst away – from nappies and prams, to high-chairs and toiletries – letting you travel stress-free.
Guests here also have access to the facilities at the adjacent sister hotel, Almyra. The Globetrotters Club is for children aged four months to three years old, and experienced childminders offer a range of age-appropriate activities. During the club hours, complimentary meals, milk and nappies are provided. Slightly older children, meanwhile, will love the Adventurers Club. Aimed at three and four-year olds, a programme of locally-inspired and creative activities includes cookery, games and mosaic-designing.
Atlantis The Palm
Guaranteed to delight little ones and adults alike, Atlantis The Palm combines five-star luxury with an unrivalled selection of facilities. The highlight has to be the resort’s very own world-renowned water park, boasting 17 hectares of adrenaline-pumping slides, thrilling rides, a private beach, dolphin and sealion habitats, and a spectacular aquarium. For little ones, the dedicated Splashers children’s play area includes shallow waters, small slides and climbing frames.
Beyond this, there’s a staggering 23 restaurants to choose from, including establishments from world-renowned chefs Gordon Ramsay, Nobu Matsuhisa and Giorgio Locatelli. With many of the restaurants offering children’s menus, you can all head out together, or why not embrace the hotel’s expert babysitting service and have a night in Dubai to yourselves?
What’s more, the rooms here are all super spacious and comfortable, perfect for fitting the entire family in. Alternatively, upgrade to a luxurious suite for even more space and Club access, offering a choice of snacks and drinks throughout the day – great for hungry toddlers (and parents!).
One&Only Le Saint Geran
Surrounded by the warm, safe and shallow waters of the Indian Ocean, One&Only Le Saint Geran is a perfect destination for a September beach escape, even offering dedicated areas for children’s sea swimming, as well as a large family pool.
The accommodation options are elegant yet homely, with many suites offering multiple bedrooms and plenty of space. The resort is also home to a truly fantastic kids’ club, offering children aged three and upwards an array of activities – from herb growing and cookery classes, to sports clinics and dancing lessons. A children’s menu has been created alongside an expert nutritionist, offering healthy and delicious meals, while any laundry required for children under the age of two years is complimentary.
Fancy some quality family time in one of these luxury resorts? Contact our Travel Specialists today on 01244 355 600 for a bespoke quote and to book.