Luxury Family Holidays in the Sun at Club Med Gregolimano.
Luxury Family Holidays in the Sun at Club Med Gregolimano.

Luxury Family Holidays in the Sun in Europe

Who doesn’t want to grab a dose of sunshine after the long grey months of winter? With British summers often unreliable, we’re blessed to be within easy reach of some prime destinations for summer fun, whether you pack the car and drive to the South of France or head for the classic child-friendly beaches of Greece. 

Over the winter, the Mediterranean is mild and pleasant but bear in mind that a lot of family attractions may close at the end of the summer. If you want somewhere warmer, for some gentle sun, consider Tenerife and the other Canary IslandsMaltaCyprus, the AlgarveMadeira and the Azores. The Canary Islands and Madeira in particular, are very much year-round destinations.

Whether you're looking for a deluxe family villa or a luxurious hotel, we've picked the best places for families to stay in Europe - take a look at our suggestions below.

Also, check out our special offers and latest deals on luxury family sun holidays with our preferred partners, including:
• Simpson Travel: child-friendly villas and hotels in Turkey, Greece, Mallorca, France (including Corsica) and Italy.
• Club Med: French-founded all-inclusive resorts with childcare and heaps of free activities.
• Neilson: Active holidays in the Med, with a focus on sailing.
• Mark Warner: Mediterranean beach holidays with watersports and other activities, known for their quality childcare.
• Jet2holidays: Family package holidays, with free child places often available.
• First Choice: Popular resorts in the Med, many are all-inclusive.
• TUI: Popular family package holidays, often with free child places.

Luxury Sun places to stay in Europe

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Editor's favourite
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Chia Laguna Resort

Brilliant facilities, a stunning private beach and overall, a very family-friendly resort on the island of Sardinia.

Verdura Golf & Spa Resort

A stylish luxury resort including a football, tennis and swimming academies, championship golf courses and an award-winning spa.

Ikos Dassia

Luxury, stylish and oozing Greek charm, this beachfront hotel with excellent childcare is ideal with kids of all ages.

Hilton Malta

An award winning beachfront family hotel on Malta, with kids pools, a kids club, spa and some amazing restaurants.

Porto Sani

Set in Sani Resort, this is one of Greece's best-rated all-suite hotels for luxury family holidays and breaks in Halkidiki.

Holiday Village Aliathon

A highly rated all-inclusive resort including swim-up rooms, a spa, a high-ropes course and a football academy.

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Louis Kerkyra Blue

An all-inclusive hotel in Corfu with first-rate kids' club and beach.

Kalkan Regency

Mediterranean Region
A luxurious boutique hotel in southern Turkey, welcoming to families during the school holidays.

Aman Sveti Stefan

Luxury unique hotel complex situated between the mainland and an island on the Montenegro coast.

Gloria Golf Resort

A 5-star all-inclusive golf resort on Turkey's Aegean Coast, with superb facilities for non-golfers and kids too.

TUI BLUE Sensatori Atlantica Caldera Palace

A luxe all-inclusive option with relaxation for grown-ups and excitement for the kids on the Greek island of Crete.

TUI BLUE Lagoon Princess

Luxury all-inclusive family resort in Halkidiki with 4 pools, childcare and stylish interiors to make your holiday as luxurious and comfortable as possible.

Phokaia Beach Resort

Aegean Region
A Mark Warner resort on Turkey's west coast, with water sports, top-notch childcare and exclusive discounts for our readers.

Quinta Jardins do Lago

A beautiful, traditional hotel with plenty of space to play in the lush gardens.

Sani Asterias

A boutique hotel set right by the beach in the popular Sani Resort, with it's fantastic choice of activities and great childcare.

Holiday Village Atlantica Rhodes

An upmarket all-inclusive resort with swim, stage and football academies, plus a teen chill-out zone and a spa.

TUI BLUE Tropical

Mediterranean Region
An all-inclusive family hotel a short drive from Dalaman Airport in southern Turkey, with pools, slides, watersports and kids' clubs.

TUI BLUE Sensatori Atlantica Dreams Resort & Spa

Five-star all-inclusive beachfront resort on Rhodes with childcare from newborns through to 12 years, and a choice of activity and relaxation sessions for adults.

Reid's Palace

Reid's Palace is Madeira's most famous hotel, combining classic style with modern luxury, with something for the whole family.

Romazzino Hotel

A family-oriented haven of pampering and luxury on the northern coast of Sardinia.