Even popping out for a coffee can feel like a mammoth task with a newborn in tow, let alone jetting off on your baby’s first holiday. Ready to take the plunge and book that much needed break? We’ve got you covered with our list of the top baby-friendly hotels in our holiday destinations…
Find out why Ibiza’s fit for families
Booking a holiday for a family is a whole new ball game. There’s so much to keep in mind during the planning stages, but you shed a load of the hassle by picking one of our family-friendly hotels. The TUI MAGIC LIFE Cala Pada, in Ibiza, is set up with everything from a shaded baby pool to apartment-style rooms that are designed with families in mind. Plus, there’s a baby corner in the MAGICO buffet restaurant that’s loaded with a microwave, a bottle warmer and a kettle. It’ll make it easier to keep babies and toddlers happy while you tuck into your meal. Babies don’t always stick to a normal sleeping schedule, so if you find yourself up in the night, pop over to the Wunderbar – a 24-hour bar that serves up juices, coffee and cocktails, as well as bite-sized midnight snacks.
Take a peek at the TUI MAGIC LIFE Cala Pada
Make memories in Montenegro
An oh-so-soft beach, loads of activities and a top pool scene are all part of the deal at the Holiday Village Montenegro. This hotel really comes into its own with the littlest of guests. The HV Crèche takes care of young babies between 0 and 35 months and keeps them entrained with everything from puppet shows to sensory play sessions. It’s run by level 3 childcare qualified staff from the UK, so you’ll have peace of mind if you want to treat yourself to some time for two. There are top-notch kids’ clubs on hand if you’re travelling with an older baby or teen, as well. When it comes to the pool scene, there’s something for everyone. You’ll find an interactive kids’ pool with a mini splash zone filled with colourful statues that little ones can ogle when you take them for a swim.
Check out the Holiday Village Montenegro
Take your tot to Tenerife
The SuneoClub Globales Tamaimo Tropical Hotel has got family holidays down to a fine art, and it’s great value for money, too. You’ll find it plumb in the centre of Puerto di Santiago, so there’s a pair of black-sand coves within a 10-minute pushchair stroll. Don’t fancy going out? You’ve got a heated pool at the hotel, so you don’t need to worry about your little one getting chilly. Rooms-wise, you can plump for an apartment or studio, so there’s plenty of space to give your baby room to sprawl out. Plus, the apartment set-up means you can pop your baby monitor in the bedroom and leave your little’un to nap while you put your feet up. When it comes to destinations for baby, Tenerife’s a real treat. You can expect toasty temperatures – even in winter. Plus, the flight time’s half the length of a tropical trip to the Caribbean. Sorted.
Get the lowdown on the SuneoClub Globales Tamaimo Tropical Hotel
Catch some rays in Crete
Fancy a slice of the Greek sunshine but not sure your baby can take the heat? No problem. At the SplashWorld Chrispy Resort, you can book a room with a private pool, so you can easily nip back into the comfort of the air con whenever you like. There’s also a shallow number for little ones in the main pool area, if you fancy making some new friends when you go for a swim. If you’ve got older children, the kids’ club will keep them busy between mealtimes. And there’s also a brand new splash park with a bunch of waterslides to pick from. Plus, when parents need some time out, there’s a spa with a sauna and a hot tub, as well as an A to Z of pampering treatments.
Find out more about the SplashWorld Chrispy Resort
How can one baby have so much luggage?
You can give yourself more room for suncream in your suitcase with our pre-bookable baby packs. When you arrive in your room, you’ll find lots of the essentials waiting for you, like a travel cot, a high chair, a buggy, a steriliser and a bottle warmer. Find out how to add a baby pack to your booking and make travelling by plane a picnic here. Filling your hand luggage with toys and snacks is a great way to earn those parent points, too.