These members of The Leading Hotels of the World cast aside cliché notions of a “Kids Club” and invite their smallest guests to embark on experiences that are as exciting as they are enriching. More than babysitting and board games, these hotels offer young guests the opportunity to exercise their imagination in the wilderness, perfect their culinary skills alongside top chefs, create their own rhythm in a world-class studio and make new friends all over the world. These elevated Kids Clubs will take family vacation from child’s play to world class.
The Mediterranean paradise of Marbella, Spain is a haven of elegant simplicity for families with children of all ages. A world of inspiration awaits at the Marbella Club, where children can spend their long summer days forging lasting connections with the culture of Andalusia. At the resort’s Children's club, curious kids can make memories as they transform the aromatic herbs of the hotel garden into a home fragrance or collaborate with a leading Wellness Chef to weave the flavors of Spain into a recipe that will be passed down for generations.
The south of France may be renowned for its star-studded glamour, but at Hotel Barrier Le Majestic Cannes, the hotel’s smallest guests are the true VIPs. Rolling out the red carpet for kids of all ages, the Childrens club invites little ones to dream big with an array of engaging programs in the arts. At Studio by Petite VIP, kids can get behind the camera to direct their own feature film or even compose a score for their favorite bedtime story.
The sparkling Mediterranean beaches of Sardinia have always been an extravagant playground for summer’s most sought-after pursuits. And families staying at Villa Del Parco, a luxurious retreat tucked into the lush gardens of the sprawling Forte Village resort, have exclusive access to the island’s top attractions for kids. With a playhouse village, life-size Barbie dream house, go-kart track, Acquapark, Leisureland and top renowned sports academies, this destination is the ultimate summer playground for kids of all ages.
Taking the all-inclusive concept to new heights, the Maxx Royal Belek Golf Resort is the is an experience unlike any other on Antalya’s storied coast. While parents enjoy their free time on the championship golf course or at the world-class spa, young guests have endless opportunities to fill their day at the Maxiiland kids club. Here, a game room, next-level playground, and laser tag arena are par for the course. Parents looking to join in on the fun can head to one of the property’s thrilling theme parks. Whether it’s rock climbing at the Adventure Park, diving in at the Aquapark, or even traveling back in time at Dinoland, this is one destination where guests of all ages will be spoilt with choice.
Perched atop the Austrian Alps in a natural forest reserve, the Falkensteiner Hotel in Vorarlberg's Montafon is an eco-conscious, family-forward destination for discerning travelers. Focusing on fun, enjoyment, relaxation and sustainability, the hotel encourages its younger guests to explore nature’s playground year-round. The Falky Rangers Program fosters a sense of curiosity and appreciation for the natural landscape and the creatures that inhabit it. Children have the opportunity to produce sustainable products with the wool of the Montafoner Steinschaf, complete a survival training course and run tests in the science labs for an educational quest.
The perfect destination for relaxation seekers and sports enthusiasts alike, Victoria Jungfrau Grand Hotel & Spa caters to everyone in the family. Unforgettable experiences in the Bernese Oberland start at the enchanting “Bienehuus” for young travelers where two stories of relaxation rooms, literature nooks, multimedia labs and creative studios for the stars of tomorrow await. Whether it’s cracking the case in a mysterious detective game, or creating the perfect flower arrangement, The Bienehuus provides the variety of escapades that little ones crave.
The sundrenched paradise of Sunny Isles Beach Florida has long been a favorite outpost for Miami insiders. And with its pristine beachfront, kid-friendly pools, and oversized lawn games, Acqualina takes the family-friendly experience to new levels of luxury. At the resort’s newly refreshed and award-winning AcquaMarine Kids Club, children can spend fun-filled days discovering Miami’s vibrant marine life or get outside on the Great Lawn to learn how to perfect a world cup-worthy corner kick.
Harmoniously situated between Oahu’s premiere beaches and Waikiki’s bustling city center, the Kahala Hotel and Resort has offered families an idyllic Hawaiian getaway for decades. Every element of the resort’s thoughtfully curated kids programming is designed to inspire a new generation to forge a connection with the island’s culture. At Kupuna Story time, community elders, known as “Tutus,” pass down the tales and traditions of Hawaiian culture. But big kids looking for adventure can take to water to learn traditional Hawaiian fishing techniques or get hands-on experience with local wildlife and conservation efforts.
Tucked into a sheltered corner of Antigua, Carlisle Bay is an ideal getaway for families looking to enjoy life’s active pursuits. From tots to teens, the resort’s Cool Kids and Crew Blue programs are aimed at cultivating curiosity for the outdoors with kayaking adventures and journeys to study sea turtles in their natural habitat. Take the fascination further with mocktail mixology courses, beach scavenger hunts and Hobie Cat Sailing on the turquoise waters of the Bay.