If you’re in need of a rejuvenating holiday with all the trimmings, look no further than Ikos Resorts. Greece has long been a family favourite and these resorts are strategically positioned on the gorgeous Halkidiki coast and in Corfu. Roughing it with the kids is simply not an option here; instead expect sophisticated luxury and style in fantastic surroundings. Whether you’re travelling with toddlers or teens there’s something here for everyone and most of it is all included in the price. The kids’ clubs, run by qualified British staff, will have your children leaping out of bed in the mornings without so much as a backward glance, leaving you to console yourself with lazy days at the spa, lounging by one of the pools (there are paddling pools for the younger ones) or trying out yoga next to the water’s edge.
The private beaches boast white sands and are a lure for young and old alike. You’ll find it hard to get the kids out of the crystal clear waters, where they’ll spend many happy hours investigating the marine life. Inviting sun loungers and attentive staff mean that snacking children (and thirsty grown-ups) are readily catered for – no more trekking off to find that ice cream.
If you do find the energy to leave your sun lounger you can explore the coastline in a pedalo or take advantage of the opportunities that abound for the competitive family spirit to emerge. Canoeing, kayaking, snorkelling and windsurfing are just some of the things included, or you can all try your hand at water polo, beach badminton and volleyball to name just a few.
Careful planning has gone into ensuring that if you want to be entertained, entertained you shall be! Whining bored children will be a thing of the past. Everything has been taken up a notch and you can expect to see live West End theatre shows, Greek dancing and movie nights as well as enjoying live music by the pools.
The restaurants are plentiful and fabulous, offering gourmet cooking to please even the pickiest of eaters. Evening childcare is optional, giving you the chance to let your hair down while they’re all sleeping and, when you do finally make it back to your room, most of them have their own balconies, perfect for staring at the blue Mediterranean waters while you decide on the next day’s itinerary.