12/03/2012

Babymoon destinations and planning


A Babymoon is a fabulous way to have the honeymoon of your dreams, AND keep your children happy at the same time. Babymoon destinations allow couples to enjoy a truly romantic start to married life in a stunning location that is equally as welcoming to their little ones. Luxury family holiday specialists TotsToo have teamed up with Wedding Ideas this month to reveal their top destinations for Babymoons around the world. All of these luxury resorts are perfect for spending time with the family, but also offer extensive childcare services, allowing couples to enjoy some alone time as well!

Almyra, Cyprus, from £800

With understated style and elegance, Almyra is set in colourful landscaped gardens with views of the sea and the castle at Paphos. This beautiful haven of luxury also boasts unbeatable facilities for families. Whatever the age of your children, Almyra has the perfect entertainment. The professional staff at the Baby Crèche and Smiling Dolphin Kids Club will discuss your child’s individual needs for a personalised experience. There are exciting activities on offer as well as thoughtful touches like billowing awnings to provide shade as children play. Activities include themed days, sports tuition and craft workshops.

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Amirandes, Crete, from £1,850

Set in an exclusive beachside position on the north coast of Crete, Amirandes enjoys an extensive estate dotted with pools and water features. Your children’s eyes will light up when they see the hotel’s Grecoland. Like a resort within a resort, Grecoland is a dedicated playworld for children, amply equipped with games, crafts, costumes and supervised activities. There is a lovely children’s pool too. Families are comfortably accommodated within a choice of suites, bungalows and villas. Nearby are water parks, horse riding facilities and the CretAquarium.

Kempinski Bahia, Marbella, Spain: £2072

Found across the water from the African mountains and situated on the southern coastline of Andalusia, this magnificent hotel oozes the very best of the Mediterranean charm and tradition. With close proximity to one of Costa del Sol’s beautiful beaches, the Kempinski Bahia Estepona doesn’t fail to impress anyone seeking calm and refined luxury. Its gardens are particularly stunning, having been awarded a number of prestigious prizes.
For children between the ages of 4 and 12, the Kempinini Kids Club offers a whole host of fun activities; these include water activities, baking, clay workshops and amusement provided by the resort’s own professional animator, Pepe. Children under 4 can join in accompanied by an adult, and for those older children there are a different range of brilliant activities offered by the Kempinini Team.

Conrad Rangali Island, Maldives, from £5,425 (inc. flights)

This award-winning resort rests on two islands, linked by a bridge, offering barefoot luxury and stunning lagoon views. Whether its snorkelling in warm waters, experiencing a dolphin safari or pirate games at the kids club, there is a range of varied activities for children of all ages. The littlest ones will love the white sands and children’s pool, over-8s can try the Bubblemaker diving club and teenagers are catered for with live music and video games. The resort is surrounded by soft sand all round, making it a safe, gentle place to play.

Evian Royal, France, from £2,599

Set in beautiful flowering gardens, Evian Resort in Evian-les-bain, France, is just 3km from Lake Geneva, with glorious views in every direction. Even with such grand opulence it still extends a very warm welcome to children. From the youngest tot to the most demanding teenager, there is a lot on offer for kids. The qualified and multi-lingual staff arrange a no-pressure programme of activities, encompassing treasure hunts, crafts, cookery, adventure mazes and games (plenty in the snow in season!). Teens can try out adventure sports, skiing and laser games. There is also a Baby Club for the really young ones, if you want to get away for a romantic meal.
Our thanks to TotsToo for these top honeymoon destination tips.
Prices indicated are for a couple plus an infant, in low season and include seven nights’ b&b, with flights for destinations outside of Europe (flights for European destinations are excluded from the prices).

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