Family Friendly Summer Escapes
17th July 2022
Voyager Club is a luxury travel and concierge company, offering bespoke travel experiences and access to exclusive private residences and hotels around the world. From curating your vacation wardrobe to organizing your unique travel itinerary, they specialize in knowing the best hidden gems. Every busy parent can appreciate how their team makes the impossible possible with no request being too big to fulfill for any family. Voyager Club shares with Journal 22 their curation of family friendly hotels across Europe for last-minute summer escapes…
BORGO EGNAZIA - PUGLIA, ITALY - FOR ITALIAN CHARM
The Italian region of PUGLIA seems like a world away from the hustle and bustle of Rome or Naples. With hundreds of miles of coastline along the Ionian and Adriatic Seas, you'll be mesmerized by the hypnotically blue waters along the shore. Aside from the serenity that is often found along the coast, there’s a lot of whimsy in Puglia, too. The nearby town of Alberobello, with its signature conical-roofed whitewashed buildings, looks like it was plucked directly from a fairytale. This exact architectural style, known as trulli, served as a piece of inspiration for the Borgo Egnazia Kids Club.
Nestled at the end of long and winding roads lined with olive trees you will find the unique Borgo Egnazia; a treasure representing true Puglian beauty, charm and spectacular architecture. Choose from one of four private pools or two beaches (sandy or pebbly) for a relaxing day in the sun. Children and adults alike will enjoy the delights at ANGOLETTO, a family-friendly eatery located just next to one of the pools. While their homemade ice cream may be the most popular item on the menu, you can order a Puccia Pugliese to enjoy the delicious regional fare.
The Trullalleri Kids Club is designed to give children an authentic, Puglian experience. Every activity, from the creative workshops to the farm visits, is meant to immerse them in the magic of the region. Children aged 3 to 7 years are lovingly supervised by highly qualified staff who expertly guide them through each experience. Visit Borgo Egnazia to book.
SIX SENSES - IBIZA, SPAIN - FOR WELLNESS
IBIZA is an island destination in the Mediterranean that has long been known to attract free spirits. On the northern part of the island, which is known to be the most breathtaking, you’ll find a certain zen that serves as a serene backdrop for a family getaway. The bay offers crystal clear waters that have become a favorite for even the most novice of snorkelers. Here, there are unrivaled sunset views that many believe to be one of the best-kept secrets on the island. On Sunday, you can explore the markets with your family at San Juan Village. With endless stalls to explore, who knows what little mementos you’ll find.
Stay at SIX SENSES, if you are looking to unwind and relax. In fact, it’s one of their main focuses, and their amenities revolve around wellbeing. Through the numerous experiences they offer, you have the opportunity to learn even more about your surroundings. No matter your family set-up, they have an array of beautiful rooms on their 20-acre property that will perfectly meet your needs. After memories have been made with your loved ones, you can dine at one of their four on-site restaurants focusing on organic, seasonal, and reasonably sourced dishes.
Six Senses is happy to introduce your children to mindfulness and sustainability. The GROW WITH SIX SENSES program truly wants even your youngest family members to grow and understand the world around them. The countless activities they provide will explore their six pillars of wellness: social, environmental, physical, spiritual, emotional, and intellectual. Visit SixSenses.com to book.
SUBLIME - COMPORTA, PORTUGAL - FOR UNSPOILT NATURE
Where the land meets the sea, just south of Lisbon, is the unspoiled paradise of COMPORTA. Sixty-plus kilometers of white sand beaches seamlessly blend into cork trees, vineyards, and rice fields. In this region, time feels like it has begun to slow down, and you will relish every moment of it.
SUBLIME COMPORTA is located on a stunning 17-hectare estate. With each of their 23 suites and 22 villas spread across the property, there’s an intimacy that’s not always found on a family vacation. Their BEACH CLUB, just a 10-minute drive away, is an idyllic retreat for families of all ages and sizes. Whether you are most excited about relaxing on the sunbed or playing with your children in the waves, this private slice of the Atlantic coast is where memories are made.
All children are welcome at the Sublime Comporta. The complimentary Kids Club is available from June to September and offers many activities to help them experience Comporta flora and fauna. Because you have Portuguese estuaries and natural preserves at your fingertips, they recommend outdoorsy pursuits such as birdwatching, nature walks, and biking tours. After a few hours in the sun, the kid-friendly pool area will help them cool off and use any lingering energy. Visit SublimeComporta.pt to book.
BEAVERBROOK - ENGLAND - FOR THE OUTDOORS
Located less than an hour south of London, Beaverbrook is the ideal country escape. This quintessential English country house estate offers an exceptional experience and countless outdoor pursuits, no matter the season. The 470-acre property is the perfect destination for young imaginations and countless family memories. Rooms nod to past guests – Elizabeth Taylor, Rudyard Kipling and Ian Fleming who all stayed here.
The enchantment of Beaverbrook also extends to their comprehensive Kids Club. It is expertly organized by Britain’s premier kids event experts, Sharky and George. The activities that are available for ages 5 through 12 are staggering. From beekeeping to geocaching to many more, your children may find a new interest or hobby that could last them a lifetime. After a day full of inspiration and discovery, the entire family will find something to enjoy at the many on-site dining options. The Garden House and Japanese Grill (ex-Nobu chef) each offer child-friendly menus to please even the most particular eaters.
Since some families often includes a four-legged friend, you’ll be happy to know that Beaverbrook is also incredibly dog-friendly. Upon check-in, your room will be equipped with any amenities the family pet may need, including a cozy dog bed, bowl, and towel to clean up after any adventures around the estate. Visit Beaverbrook.co.uk to book.
AIRELLES - ST. TROPEZ, FRANCE - FOR 60’S RIVIERA
Starting around the 1950s, ST. TROPEZ became one of the most beloved Mediterranean destinations. Seventy years later, that admiration has only grown. One of the most picturesque hotels in St Tropez, located in town (a stone's throw from Place des Lices) and walking distance to all the little shops and restaurants. Steeped in charming history, the hotel was originally a private residence built as a romantic gesture for Indian royalty and playful tributes to this love story can be discovered throughout the interiors.
This 19th century palace has a stunning pool located on the property and a private beach club, Jardin Tropézina at Pampelonne Beach. Both offer a much-appreciated refresh from the warm Mediterranean sun. Afterward, you can enjoy any cuisine you desire at one of their many restaurants.
Airelles Pan Deï Palais has a complimentary Summer Camp & Kids Club with their sister property, Château de la Messardière. The villa has seven rooms, each dedicated to a specific age group and activity. The trained staff will help supervise the younger children with creative activities. They offer a delicious lunch & dinner menu for younger taste buds and even an afternoon treat from their pastry chef. With daily games, crafts, sports and adventures in their teepee tents, treehouse and their kid-only swimming pool, there is something for everyone and your little ones will not want to leave this Neverland! Visit Airelles.com to book.
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