So you’ve been to some all inclusive resorts in the Caribbean, but want to try something new. Or, maybe this is your first trip with baby and you want to stay close to home. Whatever your reason, these all inclusive Europe vacations will deliver the ultimate in relaxation — and luxury — for you and the kids.
Written by Amanda Geronikos
Barcelo Hydra Beach Resort - Greece
The Barcelo Hydra Beach Resort
isn't close to anything -- other than the ocean, that is. And that's the true charm of this resort. Add all inclusive rates that cover meals and alcohol, plus water excursions, swimming pools, a fitness center and spa, and you've got the makings for a simple, relaxing getaway with kids.
Bahia Principe Costa Adeje - Spain
Situated atop a cliff in Spain, Bahia Principe Costa Adeje
promises breathtaking views from any angle -- and that's just one of the reasons we adore this resort. We also love how much it caters to families, with kids' options at the onsite restaurants; a lagoon-style pool that wraps around the property; mini-golf; and even a kids' club called Bahia Scouts. Junior Suites for four guests are available for families. The hotel is next to a rocky beach, but there's a sandy beach just 10 minutes away. Offsite excursions can be arranged.
Insotel Tarida Beach Sensatori Resort - Spain
No one will feel stressed or bored -- at any point -- during your stay at Ibiza's Insotel Tarida Beach Sensatori Resort
. The beachfront resort, updated in 2015, offers six swimming pools, water and land sports, a fitness center, evening entertainment and a kids' club. It also has six restaurants, including one that has a children's buffet! Highchairs are available, and if traveling with an infant, a communal microwave is available for warming bottles and baby food. Families aren't forgotten in the accommodations, either, which include Family Rooms for four guests and larger Family Suites for six.
IBEROSTAR Anthelia - Spain
We love IBEROSTAR resorts in the Caribbean and Mexico, and the all inclusive resort chain's properties in Europe maintain a fantastic family reputation, as well. IBEROSTAR Anthelia
is a great resort for your all inclusive Europe vacation with kids, offering several swimming pools -- including two children's pools -- along with a kids' club, water sports, restaurants, a spa and a location on the ocean. Connecting rooms are available for families.
Pestana Porto Santo All Inclusive - Portugal
Pestana Porto Santo All Inclusive
features luxury guestrooms and villas on the ocean, with the largest accommodations, Pool Villas, sleeping up to six guests. Pool Villas feature private pools, as well. Perfect for an all inclusive Europe vacation for the family, the resort has six restaurants (including two buffets), a swimming pool, kids' club, spa, fitness center and a wealth of extra activities, from fishing to local excursions.
Limak Arcadia Golf Resort & Spa - Turkey
Kids love the giant pool with waterslide and water features at Limak Arcadia Golf Resort & Spa
, while parents love the private cabanas with food service on the beach. Together, families enjoy entertainment at the outdoor amphitheater, several onsite dining options and spacious rooms and suites in which everyone can spread out -- all included in one easy price. Located in Turkey, the deluxe resort also has a kids' club and playground.
Ikos Oceania - Greece
Following major renovations, Ikos Oceania
has reopened to provide the ultimate all inclusive Europe vacation for families. The reinvented resort is situated on the Mediterranean, with private cabanas from which to take in the outstanding views. The luxury resort also has a full-service spa, kids' programming, pools, entertainment and organized events the whole family can enjoy together.
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