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.

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Luxury Sun places to stay in Europe

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Hotel
Editor's favourite
Kids club
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Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort inc. Elounda Peninsula

Crete
A luxury beach resort including a more intimate all-suite hotel, sharing an amazing kids' club, football school and spa.

Mousses

Lefkas
Self-catering villas on a small, family complex with superb childcare facilities, a large pool and a leisurely stroll from the beach, in Lefkas.

Sani Club

Halkidiki
Located in Halkidiki, this family resort is set on private white sands with family activities and free children's clubs for 6 months to 16 years.

Hilton Dalaman Resort and Spa

Sarigerme
A luxury hotel in an idyllic setting on Turkey's Aegean Coast, with a waterpark and a world-class spa.

Sun Gardens

Croatia
A luxury property known for its kids' sporting tuition: football, swimming, tennis, basketball and even water polo.

TUI BLUE Bellevue Resort

Croatia
A contemporary all-inclusive hotel including a sea-view wellbeing platform for yoga and Pilates, a teen hangout and swim-up rooms.

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Six Senses Ibiza

Ibiza
A luxurious new resort in the north of Ibiza, that aims to invigorate the senses and create a special holiday for the whole family.

Masseria Torre Coccaro

Puglia
A luxury five-star family retreat in Puglia in a traditional Italian setting with an award-winning beach club, plus activities and excursions for all the family.

The Westin Resort Costa Navarino

Peloponnese
A vast but eco-friendly luxury property on a turtle-nesting beach, with an open-air cinema and an incredible spa.

MarBella Corfu Hotel

Corfu
A fabulous luxury resort in lush gardens with a wealth of facilities for the whole family, from water sports to tennis coaching and mountain biking.

Aphrodite Hills Holiday Residences

Cyprus
A luxury self-catering resort with fantastic sports facilities including tennis, football, golf, horse riding and cycling.

VidaMar Madeira

Madeira
A bright, modern hotel in the Lido area of Funchal, the VidaMar is set right on the coast with direct access to the sea and a beautiful Thalasso spa. It makes a great base for exploring.

Ikos Oceania

Halkidiki
All-inclusive facilities for family holidays and a great choice of watersports in Halkidiki at this luxury 5-star resort, plus yoga for all.

Ikos Olivia

Halkidiki
A popular all-inclusive luxury option including a football academy for tots through to teens, plus a lagoon pool with swim-up bar and family yoga.

Liberty Hotels Lykia

Olu Deniz
A hugely popular all-inclusive holiday village in a gorgeous setting in southern Turkey, with everything from a vast waterpark to rock-climbing.

Club Med Gregolimano

Euboea
An all-inclusive resort on a white-sand beach, with free activities ranging from waterskiing to flying trapeze.

Grecotel Amirandes

Crete
Luxury hotel in Crete, with cosy beach coves, a top spa and so much on offer for the children.

Cala di Falco Resort

Sardinia
This stylish resort includes a hotel, self-catering apartments and villas, in northeast Sardinia, close to the beach.

Avithos Hotel

Kefalonia
Luxury hotel with apartments and suites on Kefalonia with direct beach access and an outdoor pool.

Forte Village Resort

Sardinia
A luxury village of fun for everyone in Sardinia, offering the ultimate holiday experience and regularly voted the World's Leading Resort.