The mention of Africa and the Middle East may put you more in mind of adventure holidays than package deals, but several destinations in this region offer a good choice of all-inclusive family-friendly hotels and resorts, some of them with French-founded firm Club Med. They include North Africa (Tunisia and Morocco) and the Red Sea resorts in Egypt – the latter a fantastic spot for snorkelling and diving with kids. We also recommend a couple of hand-picked places in other parts of Africa.
An all-inclusive holiday in this part of the world can be great as a standalone holiday but may work even better as the relaxing follow-up to an adventure holiday in the region – perhaps one involving walking in the Atlas mountains, camel-riding in the desert and exploring the cultural treasures of Egypt, or going on a child-friendly safari in Kenya or elsewhere in Africa.
As some of this region can be politically volatile, seek Foreign Office advice before booking a holiday.