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1 Atlantis, The Palm

Dubai, UAE, 5 stars

In first place yet again, Atlantis, The Palm continues to wow our readers with its quirky and lavish style. Spend your days and nights dining with panoramic views of the glittering Arabian Sea, enjoying the beach and lavish pool area, and exploring the extravagant kids’ wonderland. Let the children stay and play at Atlantis Kids’ Club or join them on a journey to the Aquaventure Waterpark, overflowing with thrilling rides and slides. Get up close and personal with bottle-nose dolphins at Dolphin Bay and explore the great Atlantis myth at the incredible Lost Chambers.


2 Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa

Sentosa, Singapore, 5 stars

3 Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa

Sentosa, Singapore, 5 stars

Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa is something of an anomaly – time spent here is a happy combination of relaxed beachfront living and the hustle and bustle of modern metropolitan life. Home to The Cool Zone, one of Singapore’s largest kids’ clubs, this resort encapsulates all things family friendly. Wake up to the mouth-watering smell of the buffet breakfast, which features a multitude of local and international favourites, and then spend your day touring some of Singapore’s most famous family attractions. Only a 15-minute drive from Sentosa’s Universal Studios, S.E.A. Aquarium, KidZania Singapore, MOSH!, iFly and Mega Adventure Park, this resort has it all for kids.

Not just any other five-star resort in Singapore, Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa incorporates Parisian design elements and French flair that differentiates it from others. Lose yourself in the lush colours and textures before coming back down to Earth with the taste sensations offered at the four on-site restaurants. When they’re not exploring all the family delights of Sentosa and Singapore, little ones will have an absolute ball splashing around in the water of the enormous midnight-black pool, getting up close with resort’s resident peacocks, getting their toes nibbled in the fish spa or visiting the on-site kids’ club.


4The Royal Madikwe Luxury Safari Lodge

Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa, 5 stars

5 Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa

Queenstown, New Zealand, 5 stars

Sincere and attentive service makes a stay at this lavish lodge a pleasure. A maximum of 14 guests can stay here in five beautiful suites immersed in nature, two of which are ideal for families - the Royal Villa and Emperor Suite each have two bedrooms. The Royal Villa also has two private viewing decks and a plunge pool. Dawn and dusk game drives track the Big 5 - elephant, buffalo, rhino, lion and leopard - and there’s a complimentary kids programme for more adventurous fun.

This smart hotel in the heart of the bustling Kawarau Village, is located on the beautiful shores of Lake Wakatipu. Just five minutes from the airport and 15 from the centre of Queenstown, known as the Adventure Capital of the World, skiing, golfing and sightseeing are all just a stone’s throw away. There’s a 25-metre heated indoor pool and hot tub, an opulent spa, and a warm and welcoming atmosphere, along with plenty of stylish options for dining and unwinding day or night.


6 Giraffe Manor

Nairobi, Kenya, 4.5 stars

7 One&Only Reethi Rah

Maldives, 5 stars

Set on 12 acres of private land within almost five hectares of indigenous forest, this stately boutique hotel has just 12 rooms and its grounds are home to a herd of Rothschild giraffes. Don’t be surprised if one or two of them stretch their long necks through the window while you’re enjoying your breakfast in the hopes of being given a treat. Walk to The Giraffe Centre next door for a guaranteed up-close-and-personal encounter. This one’s worth putting on your bucket list.

This villa-only resort on North Malé Atoll in the Maldives is an indulgent treat for families seeking fun in the sun and relaxation in extraordinary surrounds. Choose from spacious beach or overwater villas - many with their own pools - overlooking the blue waters and white sands of six kilometres of private coastline. Children programmes are tailored for kids aged four to 11, and there’s a beach club packed with activities for all ages to enjoy. A range of indoor and outdoor dining options range from casual to sophisticated.


8 The Rees Hotel, Luxury Apartments & Residences

Queenstown, New Zealand, 5 stars

9 InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort

Da Nang, Vietnam, 5 stars

Located on the shores of Lake Wakatipu with views across to the Remarkables mountain range. The Rees Hotel has its own beach and private wharf, and is an upmarket accommodation option for families looking to explore New Zealand’s Queenstown. Choose from a room, apartment or separate residence, and be sure to dine at least once at the True South Dining Room, where rising culinary star Ben Batterbury showcases Central Otago’s fresh produce with flair. The hotel transports guests directly to the slopes, and to Queenstown’s many other attractions.

This luxurious beach resort in Vietnam’s Son Tra Peninsula Nature Reserve overlooks a private 700-metre beach, but its proximity to UNESCO World Heritage Sites Hoi An Ancient Town and Hue Imperial City also allows guests to explore Vietnamese culture and heritage with ease. Fine food and beautiful interiors will impress kids and adults alike, and kids of all ages will discover plenty of activities on offer to amuse them. Meanwhile, parents can relax at the award-winning spa set around an idyllic lagoon.


10 Club Med Aime La Plagne

La Plagne, France, 3 tridents


Located at the foot of the slopes facing Mont-Blanc in La Plagne, this family-friendly ski-in-ski-out resort makes the skiing easy. La Plagne is a winter sports resort in France’s Savoy region, in the Tarentaise Valley. Club Med’s all-inclusive resort provides ski and snowboarding lessons for kids at no extra cost, along with a host of other activities. The warm stone and wood hotel offers a welcoming haven to come home to at the end of an action-packed day.



Vinpearl Da Nang Resort & Villas

Da Nang, Vietnam

The Palace Resort of the Lost City

Sun City, South Africa

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