19 Best Resorts in Europe for Families: All Budgets & Ages!

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Today, we’re on an important quest to put together this ultimate guide that will help you find the best resort in Europe for families! This was no easy task, but I’ve compared all the most amazing options for you, to make planning easy!

I like all my lists to be neat and tidy, so you’ll find all the family-friendly resorts listed from most to least expensive to easily find your favorite!

Once you do, hold on tight! I’m saying this because these are some of the best hotels from the most popular destinations in Europe, with incredible facilities like kids’ clubs, infinity pools, and creative workshops. I don’t doubt that they will sell out months in advance! So, secure your spot early!

If you are in a hurry

I know it’s a long post! So, if you’re in a hurry to book your favorite place, then check out this short list of the best family-friendly hotels in Europe:

Since today we have hotels from the entire continent, I’ve made this fun map that will help you visualize all the family resorts in Europe that I’ll talk about in this post:

1. The St. Regis Mardavall – for a fun Spanish holiday

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Excited about your fun trip to Europe? Here’s an amazing hotel in Mallorca Island’s Punta Negra area that has family rooms and suites, a seafront golf course, and 3 on-site restaurants. Here, you can delight in a family spa and wellness days at the on-site spa center, play in the 3 swimming pools or at the kid’s club, and rent out bikes to explore the island!

This family vacation will be unforgettable not only for the grown-ups but also for the kids, who will be happy to know that there are water parks and splash zones with a splash pool just a 10-min drive away from the hotel. I’ve got to say the Spanish islands are a great spot to spend your holiday, so check out our post with the best places to stay in Mallorca for more options.

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2. Disney Hotel New York – stay near Disney World in Paris

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This hotel is set less than 1 mile (less than 2 km) away from Disney Village, and it offers the perfect setting for your holiday with facilities such as expansive playgrounds and play areas, a children’s pool, and great family rooms! Not only is this resort great for those who want to stay near major attractions, but it also offers babysitting services for those times you need a breather!

You’ll probably be at Disney all day long, but don’t miss checking out the games room and chilling by the two pools if the weather’s nice! Taking the whole family to Disneyland in Paris? Then get ready for a fun adventure, and see our post with tips on how to buy affordable tickets!

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3. Vila Vita Parc Resort & Spa – for Portuguese ocean views

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Perched atop a cliff and overlooking the ocean, this Amazon resort features some amazing Moorish-styled buildings, tropical gardens, and such a pleasant atmosphere! We wouldn’t expect any less from Alporchinhos, a great area in Portugal (we’ve got a whole post on the top cities in the country, so give it a read if you’re headed there) filled with fun activities!

You’ll find kid-friendly swimming pools, an infinity pool, mini-golf courses (perfect if you need golf lessons), and even a children’s play park! If you want to explore the beautiful beaches, you can join some fun, family-friendly snorkeling adventures or try windsurfing, something that the older kids would love! Don’t worry, parents, you’ve also got a whole spa center with 12 treatment rooms waiting for you!

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4. Europe Villa Cortes GL – a fun island getaway in Tenerife

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Tenerife may be known as a party island, but this place offers many family-friendly attractions and great resorts for you and your little ones! Just like this one located on Playa de Las Americas, a great place to stay in Tenerife that offers some incredible views and fun things to do!

At this hotel, you can savor family dining with kid menus at any of the 6 restaurants, sunbathe by the outdoor pool with waterfall and a children’s area, play on the private beach, and go on bike tours! Just remember to book the hotel for your family holiday in advance, no matter the country, as these places tend to book super in advance.

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5. Lyttos Mare – for a private pool in Crete

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Is your holiday in Europe even complete without a stop to Greece? Its gorgeous islands with a sandy beach at every corner are perfect for you and the kids! And here’s a great hotel located in Crete (we’ve got a whole post about the best areas in Crete if you need more info) that has no more and no less than five swimming pools, a kids club, and a spa center!

Let the fun begin! Get ready to attend nightly entertainment for all ages, enjoy nature walks and guided hikes, and engage in on-site sports and games. Yep, this place has top activities for older and younger guests! And some of their spacious rooms for families even come with private pools! What a dream!

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6. Port Lympne Mansion Hotel – for animal lovers in England

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Do we have any animal lovers between us? If so, then this hotel, which is located within the Port Lympne Wild Animal Reserve in Kent, is definitely for you! Visiting the reserve is one of the best things to do in Kent, a place that I called home for almost 3 years, but staying inside it is even better! Whether you’re bringing your small children or older children, I’m sure they’ll love this place!

And so will you, especially if you’re into history, as the hotel is set in an Edwardian building with a gorgeous design, vintage furniture, and beautiful rooms. You can start your mornings with a classic English breakfast and then chill with the little ones at the playground or head straight in to see the cute animals!

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7. Lyttos Beach – for a dreamy Greek family holiday

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Still looking for some amazing family resorts in Europe set on private beaches? Then check out another one in Crete where you can engage in family-oriented activity programs, swim in the sea all day long, and have access to a water park, tennis courts, an aqua park, and a kids club, among many other things! Sounds pretty good, right?

That doesn’t even cover it all! There are 5 outdoor pools here, including a kid’s outdoor pool where you can enjoy the Cretan sun and a spa center with saunas and other treatments, perfect for that day after your flight when you need some grounding! Afterward, you can grab a family dinner at any of the 5 restaurants on-site!

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8. Atlantica Aegean Blue – all-inclusive stay in Greece!

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There are so many islands and cities to visit in Greece, and we talk about the main ones in our post with the best places to stay in Greece. If you’re looking for a specific family-friendly resort, then check out this one set in Kolimbia, in a gorgeous location that offers incredible facilities like child care services, 4 outdoor swimming pools, and a water park that all your kids will absolutely love!

The all-inclusive resort has some amazing family rooms with a private swimming pool and a balcony. In addition, you can opt for all-inclusive meal packages. Crete is great because you can enjoy beaches with safe swimming zones and also rent a car to go on some family excursions and trips.

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9. Martinhal Sagres Beach – for outdoor adventures in Portugal

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Oh, Portugal! You never disappoint with your sandy beaches and family-friendly resorts! This one is located in Sagres, right on the beach! What I like about this place is that it offers something for all family members! While the parents are trying all the different treatments at the spa center and relaxing in the sauna, the little ones can have fun at the kids’ club.

Then, you can all come together to experience horse riding and other fun activities like bike tours, water sports, and hiking! What a treat! If you need some fun in the sun, you can always head to the beach or chill by the 3 outdoor pools on-site.

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10. The Ritz-Carlton Tenerife – with a cool design

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Golfing, playing, eating yummy food! Tenerife is the real deal and a great place to visit while on the continent! But for now, let’s check out one of the best family-friendly hotels on the island, where you can join fun family cooking and baking sessions and play with your kids by the 6 swimming pools (including kids pools)!

The hotel complex features Moorish-style buildings, with super modern rooms that have all the facilities you need and some great views as well! Here, you’ll also find indoor entertainment areas with games, a kids club, and 4 restaurants.

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11. Miraggio Thermal Spa Resort – for a tranquil Greek stay

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Excited to explore the olive groves in Greece and spend time with your family? I’m sure you are! But first, you need to pick a hotel, and I found this amazing one set on a private sandy beach in Paliouri! Featuring outdoor and indoor pools, a kids club, and so many other fun activities, this hotel is surely a keeper!

I mean, who wouldn’t like to enjoy family movie nights under the stars? It sounds like such a dream! Or even try horse riding or go on tours to discover the area! The spa center is also pretty cool, as it comes with thermal pools and a hydrotherapy jet! But to do all this, you’ll need energy, and there’s nothing like a delicious Greek meal at one of the restaurants on-site to do the trick!

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12. Sun Gardens – offers amazing views of Dubrovnik

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I feel like not enough credit is given to this gorgeous city in Croatia (I talk more extensively about it in my post with the best places to stay in Dubrovnik), which is so magical and has so many incredible family resorts like this one which is set right on the beach!

The five-star resort offers so many fun activities, from water sports to playing tennis and even cooking classes! If you want to learn more about the area, you can join local tours with the little ones, but on the days you don’t feel like doing anything, take the time to relax by the 5 outdoor pools (including a kid’s swimming pool) or book some time in at the spa center!

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13. Arina Beach Resort – for a kids club in Crete

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Set on a private beach in Crete, this amazing resort is super modern and chic, with many things to do! Start your mornings by the pool bar, enjoying those early sun rays, before you head to one of the 3 restaurants on-site to have some delicious Greek breakfast!

Once you’ve had your nourishing meal, you can head straight to the outdoor swimming pool, although the little ones may want to check out the kids club. Guess you could fit in both, but don’t forget that there’s also a spa center on-site if you need a bit of time off! End your days with some evening entertainment and live music!

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14. Le Dune Resort & Spa – for an unforgettable Italian trip

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Welcome to one of the most picturesque islands in Italy! Here, your little ones can engage in craft and nature workshops and opt for age-specific activities. Honestly, the fun never ends! There’s also an award-winning kids club and so many other activities that they offer, like diving, archery, and live music performances. Everyone will be famished after all that exercise, so head to any of the 7 restaurants on-site for a delicious meal!

By the way, we’ve got a whole post on the best places in Sardinia, but if you’re looking for a quick solution for your family holiday, then check out this gorgeous resort set right on the white sandy shores! It really reminds me of the 5-star hotels in the Maldives!

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15. Leonardo Laura Beach & Splash – for a Paphos water park

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If your whole family is a big fan of waterparks, this resort in Paphos, Cyprus, is definitely for you! Just imagine what a good time you’ll have going on all the slides, swimming in the 6 pools and lying in the sun! The resort is right on the beach, so you can also head there whenever you want!

You’ll also find some playgrounds for the little ones and a kids club, although I’m guessing they’ll want to stay in the splash park forever! I definitely recommend exploring the area as well. If not on foot, you can borrow some bikes from the accommodation and take the family out for an adventure.

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16. Cambrils Park Family Resort – near a Spanish theme park

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Want to visit a theme park while in Spain? Then have a look at this resort, which is located in Cambrils, just 10 min away from Port Aventura World Theme Park and 2 hours away from Barcelona. This place is a bit more affordable than the ones above, but it offers the same amazing services and facilities like a kids’ club, playgrounds, and evening entertainment.

When you’re not out and about visiting theme parks or exploring the area, you can spend your day at the small water park on-site, in the games room, or on the mini-golf course! For parents who need a bit of relaxation, the hotel offers a few spa services like massages, beauty treatments, and hot spring baths.

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17. Evenia Zoraida Garden – for a relaxing getaway in Spain

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Ready for an unforgettable European family trip where you can play beach volleyball in the morning and chill by the pool all day long? I’m sure you are! And if you still haven’t found your dream place, check out one of the best family-friendly resorts in Roquetas de Mar, Spain, with a pirate-themed water park, a kids club, and a kids pool in case your little ones still need some swimming lessons.

Here, you can attend themed dinner nights and events, relax on the beach, and play table tennis! All the rooms at the hotel have a minimalist design and come with all the facilities you need, like a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom.

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18. Hot Springs Medical and SPA – for Bulgarian elegance

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This lovely family resort in Bansko, Bulgaria, is the best choice if you want to experience winter resorts with ski slope shuttles. It has everything you need for a comfortable stay for the whole family. Start your day in the spacious room with balcony and mountain views, and go for yummy breakfast in the elegant restaurant on-site featuring international cuisine.

Spend the day swimming in the indoor or in the outdoor pool, while your kids play on the playground. If you need more action, you can have it at the tennis club. After you’ve had your dinner, end the nice with a glass of wine and soft piano music in the lobby bar.

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19. Aquashow Park Hotel – for pool slides in Portugal

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Sun, fun activities, and family time! Portugal sure is an amazing destination and here’s another great resort there located in Quarteira, that is super modern and has a big water park with an indoor swimming pool, two outdoor swimming pools, and many slides! Equipped with amenities for the whole family this place is definitely a keeper

Whether you prefer your days to be filled with non-stop activities or you’d rather enjoy a slower pace, here you can organize your time as you want! Including spa dates with your partner, and hanging out with the kids in the game room.

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📅 How many days:7 – 10 days
🏨 Best luxury hotel:The St. Regis Mardavall
🏰 Top resort in Europe:Disney Hotel New York
🎡 Best hotel with a water park:Lyttos Beach

FAQs about the best resorts in Europe for families

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🏨 Which are some great luxurious hotels in Europe for families?

The St. Regis Mardavall in Mallorca and Disney Hotel New York in Paris are some of the best luxurious hotels in Europe for families! Both have unique locations and offer fun facilities like kids’ pools and clubs!

👪 Which is the best all-inclusive resort in Europe for families?

Atlantica Aegean Blue is one of the best all-inclusive family-friendly resorts in Europe! Set in Greece the hotel offers incredible things to do and top-notch facilities!

🌞 When is the best time to travel to Europe?

It depends! I would recommend the summertime (June, July, August) you can enjoy all the beaches and have much more freedom (in terms of activities) but the other seasons are great too if you’re not a fan of the heat and want to see snow!

🛬 Which are the best European destinations for a family holiday?

Paris (Disneyland), London (all things Harry Potter), Barcelona (theme parks), and Lisbon are some great destinations for the entire family in Europe!

Conclusion

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Woohoo! You’ve made it to the end of this post! I’m so happy!

Now that you’ve seen the top choices, I am sure you’ve picked the best resort in Europe for families, and you’re more than ready to start planning your holiday!

Just remember that these are some of the best family resorts in Europe, and most are set in very touristic destinations so it’s better to secure your room earlier as you might pay less!

Talking about hotels. Who’s still not sure of which options to pick? I know, it’s hard! But if you need a bit of inspo, check out my 2 favorite options below:

  • The St. Regis Mardavall – have the best time at this Mallorca hotel set by the sea that offers a golf course, 3 swimming pools, and a kids club.
  • Disney Hotel New York – stay right near Disney World in Paris at this hotel that has a games room, an indoor pool, and 2 restaurants.

Et voila! We’re done for the day but I just want to mention that you’re always invited to leave me a comment below with any questions you might have, I’d be happy to help you!

Safe travels,

Victoria


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