Everyone needs a holiday and who else but our favorite celebrities to provide us with a luxurious, fun-filled time with the entire family. Sun, sea, sand and plenty of fun activities within your own private space and in some of the finest resorts around the world.
Here is our five great A-lister hideaways that cater to the entire family.
Las Ventanas Al Paraiso, Los Cabos, Mexico
Las Ventanas Al Paraiso, a Rosewood Resort sits at the tip of the Baja California peninsula in Mexico, Los Cabos, in between the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean. The resort has been welcoming Hollywood stars since the 1940s, and continues to be popular with the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow, Cindy Crawford Goldie Hawn and Simon Cowell. Just two hours by plane from L.A., it’s an ideal beach escape for A-listers.
The ultra-swanky resort offers adobe casita-style rooms, a glorious beach with fringed hammocks, oceanview and beachfront suites and villas, a fabulous pool and pool butlers, a five-star Spa and plenty of dining options. The resort is family friendly with useful amenities for kids such as cribs, baby monitors, baby proofing, child-sized bathrobes and slippers, and any little extras like diaper pails, changing tables, or bathtubs or even in-room bottle warmers!
Forte Village Resort, Forte Village, Sardinia, Italy
Sitting just south of Corsica, Sardinia, the Forte Village Resort, is not only a hot destination for those looking to escape to the Mediterranean but for those looking to escape with their families in tow too. With its beautiful beaches, clear waters, and a VIP fan list that includes the likes of British rugby players and footballers, Tina Turner, Annie Lennox, Sting and Gordon Ramsey – who has a restaurant on site, it is quite easily a favorite.
The Forte Village Resort offers some stunning accommodation offerings extending out to anything the guests desires- sea views or tropical garden, garden patios or balcony, beach or Spa – each offering complete privacy and the finest personal service from a British-style Butler, Chef or Chauffeur.
For the families, the Family Play Garden Bungalow is an excellent option where kids can access the private children’s play garden right outside their bedroom. The Play Garden has a wooden deck filled with Fisher-Price toys to keep children occupied for hours. There is also The Aquarium kids’ restaurant that serves child-friendly dishes such as pizza, pasta and chips – with delicious and healthy fish and vegetable dishes too. The U-club for teenagers offers a bowling alley, disco and go-kart track. A unique offering for your little Barbie-lover would be the Barbie VIP Package that includes an exclusive Barbie themed room and complimentary activities hosted at the resort’s Barbie Activity Center. Everything from bottle sterilizers, cots, buggies, diapers and even a nanny are available onsite too.
Parrot Cay, Turks & Caicos
Celebrity-favorite Turks & Caicos is home to Christie Brinkley, Bruce Willis, and Donna Karan. Bruce Willis and Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner got married there, while Sandra Bullock, Robert De Niro and Penelope Cruz have all been spotted relaxing in the resort.
A private-island resort, Parrot Cay is one of the most luxurious hideaways in the Caribbean. It boasts of a one-mile-long white sandy beach, beautiful individual villas, a huge spa and yoga retreat, tennis courts, and a gym. Accommodation options include suites, villas, beach houses and private estates. Guests also have a stunning infinity pool to lounge by and two restaurants and two bars on site.
Kid-friendly amenities include complimentary beach toys, kites, video games, board games, and movies. Various activities such as scavenger hunts, sailing, or sand castle competitions are constantly conducted at the resort. Babysitters are available as well, while kids under 12 stay free and kids under 2 eat free too.
Atlantis, The Palm Resort, Dubai, UAE
Dubai is a hot favorite among celebrities with British footballers like David Beckham and Bollywood stars like Shah Rukh Khan owning homes while other popular faces like Kim Kardashian Kylie Minogue and Nicole Scherzinger often holiday here.
With 1,500 rooms, it’s a great place for a family vacation in Dubai. From its water slides and shark safaris at the Aquaventure waterpark to Dolphin encounters at the Dolphin Bay, the Lost Chambers Aquarium, a choice of pools (including the baby-friendly shallow “Zero Entry”), 17 restaurants, including a Nobu restaurant, the Atlantis The Palm is forever bustling with activities. Accommodation offerings include modest guest rooms to two-bedroom family suites and an underwater suite! Kids will love the opportunity to swim with dolphins, the kids club with its painting, underwater safaris, cooking classes, and the 24-hour ice-cream parlor. A nanny service is also available for children up to the age of three.
North Island, Seychelles
Seychelles exclusive paradise island, North Island is the place to really get away from it all. Set less than 19 miles from the main island of Mahé in the Indian Ocean, North Island is a truly barefoot luxury experience and enjoyed by A-listers such as the Beckhams.
North Island features only eleven guest villas, a presidential villa and the Villa North Island, keeping your holiday as exclusive as possible. The villas are simple and luxurious, created using a signature architectural style called “barefoot luxury” on an unspoiled tropical island. Each eco-friendly villa comes with a lounge that can accommodate a family with two kids easily. So close to nature, the resort is the perfect playground for kids giving them a sense of space as they explore the natural beauty and pirate history of the island. The resort also offers a well-stocked library, a Spa featuring Dr. Hauschka products, a top-end dive center and gorgeous pool – all the makings of a luxurious Robinson Crusoe-style family vacation in the Seychelles. What’s more is kids under 17 stay free.
[Via – Yahoo]