18+ Luxury Family Resorts For Your Bucket List

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Unique setting, amazing service, and beautiful accommodation, this is what a true vacation is about! But when you travel with kids, you need a little more.

These unique luxury family resorts, recommended by parents on the Gowhee App, should be on your bucket list! They go above and beyond to provide the best experience for guests of all ages.
From vetted sitters to private chefs for the kids, these resorts will help parents create ‘one-of-a-kind’ memories without the stress of organizing them. 

luxury family resorts blog cover, View of the pool at the Vintage house, Douro, Portugal.
Vintage House, Douro, Portugal.

1. The Vintage House – Douro Valley, Portugal

When you stay at the Vintage House in Portugal’s Douro Valley, you will get to experience some of the world’s most beautiful vistas. Surrounded by Roman vineyards, the Douro Valley was voted the most beautiful road in the world in 2015! You and your family can play and explore this beautiful countryside– there’s even a lakefront playground nearby.

Resort Highlights: The food is exceptional, and the restaurants are very kid-friendly. The resort has lots of amenities for children, including exceptional babysitting services. Parents can enjoy many nearby wineries to taste the local port wine, and the whole family can enjoy the beautiful gardens and swimming pool.

2. La SOA Chalets – Austria

La SOA Chalets in Austria provide everything you need for the perfect mountain getaway. This resort offers access to Alpine outdoor activities and is perfectly situated for a family-friendly ski trip in the winter. 

Resort Highlights: Your room has a private sauna for relaxation. A kid’s club, playgrounds, and pool mean that your kids will always have something entertaining to do.

>>> Kids stay FREE at La S.O.A Chalets, with your GowheeApp membership. Download today.

View of the pool and chalets in La S.O.A chalet resort, Austria
View of the pool and chalets in La S.O.A chalet resort, Austria. Photo by @la_soa.chalets

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3. Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu – Quebec, Canada

Located just outside of Quebec City, Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu is a stately manor house perched in the cliffs of Pointe-Au-Pic. Everything about the hotel is sumptuous and luxurious. Guests are treated like royalty!

Resort Highlights: The resort spa offers dozens of relaxing spa treatments to ease your mind and body.

>>> Find tons of family fun activities in Quebec here

4. Hard Rock Hotel – Cancun, Mexico

The all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotel in Cancun is the perfect place to play hard and enjoy all the luxury that Cancun has to offer. The resort treats every guest like a VIP, with access to six five-star restaurants and nightly live entertainment.

Resort Highlights: There are tons of activities for kids, including a kids’ club with its own mini-cinema. And don’t forget your four-legged friends; the resort’s Unleashed! Policy means that it’s pet friendly.

5. Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World – Florida

The Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World puts you in the lap of luxury. You have access to everything that the Four Seasons brand is known for, including excellent golf, a world-class spa, and incredible dining experiences– but you also have access to a special Disney planning desk to make your park trip a breeze.

Resort Highlights: The spa experience is dreamy, and they even have services just for kids. A kids’ club, teen club, and babysitting services mean that even if parents want to take a night out, the little ones will be well-cared for. 

>>> Discover the best activities for kids and parents in Orland Florida, here.

6. Atlantis, The Palm – Dubai

Atlantis, The Palm is one of the most luxurious resorts in Dubai, a nation that’s home to incredible opulence and luxury. To be a standout luxury resort there, a resort has to go above and beyond– and The Palm does just that.

Resort Highlights: The resort’s many restaurants include offerings from celebrity chefs like Heston Blumenthal, Gordon Ramsey, and Nobu Matsuhisa. It is also home to the world’s largest water park, an aquarium with thousands of marine animals, and a top-tier water sports facility. 

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7. Aulani Disney Resort & Spa – Ko Olina, Hawai’i

Experience the magic of Hawai’i at Disney’s Aulani Resort and Spa at Ko Olina. Featuring designs inspired by local nature and Hawaiian art, this resort’s attention to detail and quality are amazing.

Resort Highlights: Not only does the spa offer treatments for all ages, there’s even a special spa that’s just for kids 3-12. The enormous pool complex offers quiet pools, splashy play areas, and whirlpool spas for adults to relax. 

8. Flaka Cruise – Turkey

Flaka Sailing Cruise is like a ‘resort on the water’. You’ll see the world like never before from the deck of a stunning, beautiful sailing ship. The views are breathtaking, and excursions are beautiful and catered to the guests’ tastes. 

Resort Highlights: A private chef prepares all of your meals and is happy to cater to little sailors’ tastes. Kids get their very own cabin, and the staff caters to their every need– they’ll even entertain the little ones while the parents catch a break. 

>>> Get your 10% off exclusive discount, with your Gowheeapp membership, here.

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The crew of the Flaka private cruise in Turkey. Photo @flaka_sailing

9. Ayana Resort & Spa – Bali, Indonesia

At Ayana, you will be treated to an incredible experience whether you stay in the resort’s rooms or one of the larger villas. Relax at the spa or by one of the many beautiful pools… or on a beautiful, private white sand beach! 

Resort Highlights: Children will love the kids-only pools and cultural experiences that the resort offers, like learning how to make traditional baskets from palm leaves. 

10. Soneva Fushi – The Maldives

Staying at Soneva Fushi in the Maldives is like having your own private island, with all of the luxury that entails. Enjoy sunset cruises with dolphins and rejuvenate at the spa. Have a private dinner on a sandbank, or enjoy the world’s first zip line/fine dining experience. Soneva Fushi wants your experience to be totally unforgettable.

Resort Highlights: The resort has lots of activities for kids, including a huge kids’ club and chocolate and ice cream parlors. There are opportunities for private events, including a private cinema under the stars. 

11. The Resort at Paws Up – Greenough, Montana

At Paws Up, camping becomes luxurious! Go fly fishing, mountain biking, horseback riding, or just enjoy nature from the comfort of a safari-style tent that comes fully loaded for luxury. What kind of tent comes with a butler? The tents at the Resort at Paws Up!

Resort Highlights: Each group of tents has a private chef. All tents have an en-suite bathroom and luxury bed linens. Cribs and playpens are available, as are nanny services. 

12. Quinta Da Mo – Azores Island, Portugal

At Quinta da Mo in the Azores, you can enjoy a luxurious cottage nestled in the mountains. Have breakfast in front of a relaxing waterfall, and enjoy lush gardens and massages on demand. 

Resort Highlights: Kids love the fun playground in the garden, surrounded by a forest of exotic plants. Outdoor hot tubs let you soak and relax while surrounded by nature.

>>> Get your 10% off exclusive discount, with your Gowheeapp membership, here.

Night ambiance at Quinta da Mo resort in Azores, Portugal. Photo by @qdamo
Night ambiance at Quinta da Mo resort in Azores, Portugal. Photo by @qdamo

13. The SeaPines Resort – Hilton Head, South Carolina

Hilton Head’s SeaPines Resort is one of the best resorts in the United States for an active family that dreams of a vacation where they can be on the go without sacrificing luxury. The SeaPines Resort is famous for its golf and tennis facilities. 

Resort Highlights: The resort offers many activities, including golf, tennis, horseback riding, and much more. There are special activities for kids planned regularly.

>>> Find tons of things to do with kids in South Carolina, here.

14. Fontevraud Hotel – West Coast of France

The Fontevraud Hotel isn’t just a hotel– it’s a historical abbey and home to the burial site of King Richard! This beautiful landmark provides an unbeatable guest experience. 

Resort Highlights: The hotel’s restaurant is Michelin-starred and totally kid-friendly. All of the food is local, and some of it is actually produced onsite. The hotel regularly schedules special events and activities for kids, too.

Fontevraud Hotel in France
Fontevraud Hotel, France

15. Six Senses Yao Noi – Thailand

Your wellness is the top priority at Six Senses Yao Noi in Thailand. Let yourself be nurtured by nature and indulge in spa treatments and personalized dining experiences. The beautiful villas have every modern convenience.

Resort Highlights: The resort’s excursions are top of the line, including the opportunity to have your own private island. Each villa has its own private swimming pool with views of the bay or the tropical forest. 

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17. Beaches – Turks & Caicos

Beaches at Turks & Caicos is one of the world’s top beach resorts. Located on Grace Bay, voted the World’s #1 Best Beach by TripAdvisor Travelers, this all-inclusive resort offers premium features for parents and kids alike. 

Resort Highlights: The resort’s Red Lane Spa offers treatments for adults and teens. Kids and teens can enjoy special clubs just for them, as well as evening entertainment for all ages. Water sports like paddleboarding are included, and if you don’t know how, that’s ok– instruction is included, too. 

18. Atlantis Paradise Island – Bahamas

Atlantis Paradise Island resort is a beautiful beach resort in the Bahamas. Its beautiful beaches and lagoons are the perfect backdrop for your next family vacation. There’s lots for kids to do, including kid and teen clubs, as well as 24-hour in-room babysitting while Mom and Dad spend time in the luxurious casino.

Resort Highlights: Kids of all ages love this luxury resort’s enormous water park– the massive water slides and multiple pools are perfect for the whole family. You can even safely swim with sharks!

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