Secret Bay, Dominica

Every family should spend at least one holiday on the beach. And why not? The beach has activities that suit children of any age. Toddlers may build sandcastles or frolick on the waters; older kids may snorkel and explore underwater creatures while the adults suck in the much-needed vitamin “sea.” 

In no particular order, here are 10 handpicked luxury beach resorts in some of the world’s best beaches for a stress-free and idyllic family vacation.

Beach Hotel #1  Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort, Orlando, Florida, USA

Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort is located within short distances from their famous theme parks Disneyworld,  Universal Studios, and Seaworld. The resort offers high-end accommodations, world-class dining and entertainment, and the most relaxing facilities and amenities around.

Hotel facilities include a spa, beach club, and a kids club to cater to every family member. Shopping, dining, and entertainment outlets are also all within walking distance. 

www.margaritavilleresorts.com/margaritaville-resort-orlando

Beach Hotel #2 Nusa Dua Beach Resort and Spa, Bali, Indonesia

The 5-star Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa, Bali, features three outdoor swimming pools with direct beach access. The resort resembles a Balinese palace with complete Spa facilities and food and beverage outlets.

The hotel offers activities such as Cultural Tour, Balinese Dance Class, and Fruit Carving Class. The kids will have a great time in their Gecko Kids Club, where different activities are also offered, such as Balinese Dances with native costume, cooking class, and fish feeding. There is a children’s menu available for ordering should your young guns get hungry. 

www.nusaduahotel.com 

Beach Hotel #3 Long Beach, Mauritius

Located along the East Coast of Mauritius, on the edges of the renowned Belle Mare beach is Long Beach Hotel. It is a 5-star hotel with modern chic amenities and provides a blissful escapade for families. The rooms are sleek and stylish with state-of-the-art amenities.

The young ones are not to be forgotten with their kids’ club aptly named Sun Kids. Fun and entertaining activities await them. And for any child celebrating his birthday, Sun Kids will make sure it is a birthday celebration to remember.  

www.longbeachmauritius.com/en

Beach Hotel #4 Nexus Resort, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Planning a trip to Southeast Asia? Check out this property that is the best-kept secret of the Eastern Malaysian State of Sabah.  

Families will find a roster of activities to keep themselves occupied. There is the 18-hole Karambunai Golf Course; Borneo Spa to restore and rejuvenate tired muscles; a well-equipped Sports and Recreation Center that offers water sports such as pedal boats,  banana boats, ocean kayaks. There are also jungle treks, nature walks, fishing lessons, etc. For the young ones, their Nexie Kids Club has origami lessons, coloring contests, and story-telling by Nexie Kids Club officers.  

 www.nexusresort.com 

Beach Hotel #5 Secret Bay, Dominica – Caribbean

“Secret Bay is akin to a treasure chest: when you come upon the resort, it feels as though you’ve struck gold. Dominica is a land of magic, of raw natural wonder, of the dreams we’ve all had as children. While the island itself is a marvel, the spirit of Secret Bay is the essence of our adolescent fervor to adventure and experience the world.” Says the resort on their website.

This Relais & Chateaux property has won multiple awards and global recognition as one of the best resorts in the Caribbean. We consider this property as “The Caribbean Hidden Gem”, a must if you are planning a Caribbean family retreat.

www.secretbay.dm 

Beach Hotel #6 Thavorn Palm Beach Resort, Phuket, Thailand

This paradise situated along Karon Beach in Phuket, Thailand, boasts of 4 pools sprawled across the property plus a 4-storey slider guaranteed to raise the adrenaline. 

One of the most family-friendly resorts in Phuket, it has a kids club where your little ones can spend hours learning while playing with toys. Right outside the Kiddie Club is a garden setting where the resort’s resident animals (turtles, rabbits, and parrots) may be seen roaming, hopping, or just hanging around. 

www.thavornpalmbeach.com 

Beach Hotel #7  Kihaa Resort, Maldives

This luxury resort has recently introduced its Exclusive Islanders –personal butler-style service for that perfect pampering vacation. A personal assistant will be at your service from check-in to check-out. He will handle your arrangements, from taking note of your dining preferences to making reservations on your spa treatments and recommending excursions that suit your family’s desires.  

Kids Club arranges different activities on each day of the week the kiddos busy and engaged. Aside from this, there are fascinating dolphin-watching and coral-snorkelling tours that will captivate you to the beauty of nature. 

www.kihaamaldives.com 

Beach Hotel #8   The Lind, Boracay, Philippines

Located on the island that is consistently ranked as the Best in the World by Tripadvisor, Travel + Leisure, and Conde Nast Magazines (Best Island in the World, Best Beach in the World), The Lind Boracay sits on a Station One beachfront with the finest and purest white sand. 

On the ground level, it has a swimming pool, jacuzzi, and a kiddie pool. At the rooftop level, there’s an infinity pool with a sweeping view of the Boracay sunset. Unique accents to the rooftop garden are the birdcage lounges where guests may hang out for cocktails. 

The kiddie club offers origami and painting lessons and has board games and movies to entertain the children while their moms spend an hour or two in their full-service spa. 

www.thelindhotels.com 

Beach Hotel #9  Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort and Spa, Bora Bora

Located in French Polynesia (aka Tahiti), the Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort has several overwater bungalows sitting on the lagoon that will make you want to jump straight into the crystal clear water (well, that is the plan).  The room’s attractive features are the mini glass windows at the foot of the bed, and by the bathtub that lets you gaze into the underwater without leaving the comforts of your villa. 

A family can never run out of things to do. Choose from the following activities: paddleboard, kayak, snorkel, swim, tennis, mini-golf, volleyball, petanque, billiard, and table tennis.   

 www.boraborapearlbeachresort.com 

Beach Hotel #10 Hotel Xcaret, Mexico

The Hotel Xcaret has many Xtras hidden up their sleeves. The only sustainable all-in-one resort with Mayan jungle on one side and the Caribbean on the other. Inside the Xcaret are seven theme parks, one to suit each family member. Whatever the age, Xcaret management has an answer for you.

The company behind Hotel Xcaret has an unblemished reputation for building sustainable tourism in Mexico. 

www.hotelxcaret.com 

Conclusion:

Everyone looks forward to their annual family holidays, especially 2021 holidays. Vacations create precious memories with the most special people in our lives. That is why we encourage you to plan and make wise choices. Should you need assistance on your next itinerary, Hobal Luxury Collection may give helpful recommendations and connect you with the best travel agents in Europe to help you fulfil those bucket-list dreams. We may be reached at info@hoballuxurycollection.com

Willy Hobal / www.willyhobal.com