Planning your next family vacation doesn't mean you have to be restricted to a Disney Cruise or the Atlantis in the Bahamas to entertain your kids while being on vacation. A family vacation is about the entire family and there are many bucket list destinations and luxury boutique hotels that offer so much to do for your travelers.
Here are 5 of our Top Picks for Luxury Boutique Hotels perfect for the entire family.
1. Singita - Sweni Lodge, Kruger National Park South Africa
It doesn't get much more luxury than Singita and Sweni Lodge is not only kid friendly but perfect for large families and groups looking for a home like accommodations with all the amenities of a true luxury safari camp. Sweni Lodge sits on 33,000 acres of private land within Kruger National Park so you never have to worry about seeing dozens of vehicles while on safari. The bush is all yours. Sweni Lodge offers just 6 suites and is fully equipped with a pool, spa, gym, boutique, and lodge. Sweni Lodge even offers babysitting services and custom made itineraries geared towards families. You can enjoy all the luxury that is Singita yet in a family friendly environment.
2. Resort at Paws Up, Montana
For families wanting to get out in the great outdoors and have a “camping” experience with all the luxuries of a five-star resort, Resort at Paws Up is a family friendly glamping resort that offers endless activities, five-star service and cuisine, in a completely remote setting. The Resort at Paws Up offers a true summer camp experience offering activities for kids of all ages including everything from from making pizza to pony rides and an Old West treasure hunt for the little ones to racing go-karts, cannonballs off a rope swing at the lake, shoot bows and arrows, learn to kayak in the river and mine for real sapphires for the big kids. Parents can relax at the spa, enjoy world-class cuisine, or just simply relax in their luxury tented suite.
3. Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives
Who says the Maldives is reserved only for honeymooners? Gili Lankanfushi offers endless activities for families and kiddos while offering luxury accommodations in a bucket list destination. Spend your days snorkeling off your own private villa in the bluest water imaginable, relax by the pool in the afternoon, and watch a movie at the outdoor theater under the stairs with the entire family. All guests have their very own butler (aka your Mr. Friday) to assist you with every request you need, even babysitting. For the ultimate luxury family vacation, Indulge and stay in the private reserve, a 1700 square foot over water villa that includes 4 bedrooms, a private entertaining room, kitchen, living room, spa, infinity pool, private sundeck, oh and did we mention your very own private water slide?
4. Estancia Vik, Jose Ignacio Uruguay
Have a true Uruguayan family experience at Estancia Vik. This luxury ranch style property offers so much to do including horseback riding with gauchos, learn how to play polo on the private polo field, traditional Uruguayan BBQs prepared by your private chef, wander through the sculpture gardens, or take a quick 10 minute trip to the beaches of Jose Ignacio. Estancia Vik offers 12 uniquely designed suites that will make anyone jealous. The property has multiple spaces throughout the property including a private wine cellar, game room, garden, stunning pool, gym and spa, and even a chapel. Estancia Vik is ideal for large families looking to get away from it all but close enough to town to head out for dinner if they choose.
5. Hidden Pond, Kennebunkport Maine
What could be better than a luxury summer camp fit for all ages? Located just outside of Kennebunkport, Maine, Hidden Pond offers a complete summer camp experience in the luxury of your own private cottage. Each cottage is fully equipped with your own set of beach cruisers to cruise around the property where you can make stops for a game of bocce ball on the open game lawn, take a quick dip in the pool, pick your own vegetables and herbs from the garden, or head for a quick cocktail at the farm bar. Hidden Pond is close enough to town to head out for the day but really there is no need to when there is so much to do. Not to mention one of the best restaurants in Kennebunkport happens to be at Hidden Pond. And to top it off, families can gather around the fire every night to make your own complimentary s'mores.
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