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Fuerteventura with kids at amazing Suite Hotel Atlantis Resort –
Winter time in Europe is not the most attractive season, that’s why we decided to escape the winter blues in February by flying to The Canary Islands. There are eight main islands and some more smaller islands. The most popular ones are Tenerife, Gran Canaria and Lanzarote. But we decided to pay a visit to the best all-inclusive resort at Fuerteventura, on the island of beautiful beaches and great family resorts. Furthermore Fuerteventura is well known for being a child friendly destination. If you are wondering where else you can go with kids in Europe, read 10 Best family friendly cities in Europe.
Pool area at Suite Hotel Atlantis Resort, Fuerteventura
Fuerteventura is famous for year-round sunshine, about 3000 hours of lovely baking sun per year. It’s also known for the biggest and best beaches in the Canaries. The island is situated in the Atlantic Ocean, one hundred kilometres off the coast of Africa. It was formed by ancient volcanoes and shaped by the winds from the Sahara desert. No wonder that it was declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 2009.
Play with kids at Suite Hotel Atlantis Resort, Fuerteventura
Fuerteventura is not only the perfect destination with kids but also an ideal place to master the waves and enjoy windsurfing. Yoga lovers will be also spoiled with various retreats. All in one it’s an ideal destination for those who love sport or want to enjoy luxury resorts. It’s without a doubt a perfect holiday destination for families, couples and surfers.
What language do they speak in Fuerteventura?
The Canary Islands are a part of Spain that’s why the official language is Spanish. However because of the great touristic development many people speak English and German.
How to get to Fuerteventura?
To get to Fuerteventura from Brussels, you need to take a 4h flight. The easiest way to get to the airport is to use Easy Transport services like we did. Especially if you are travelling in the early morning and would prefer to have a stress free start of your holidays. Anyway we flew with Ryanair, the flight was a bit long especially with our child but it was still manageable. Just take plenty of snacks and some entertaining toys to keep your kiddo busy.
Fuerteventura with kids at amazing Suite Hotel Atlantis Resort
After our arrival at Airport De Fuerteventura we decided to take a taxi. Our aim this time was to enjoy the pool and the activities inside the Suite Hotel Atlantis Fuerteventura Resort. It took us around 30 minutes to get to our destination for the price of 50€. But if you want to discover the island then I would definitely suggest to rent a car and drive around. As a volcanic nature reserve, the island is completely free from traffic and the roads are very well maintained.
Why you should stay at Suite Hotel Atlantis Fuerteventura Resort
Amazing Suite Hotel Atlantis Resort, FuerteventuraMiniClub at Suite Hotel Atlantis Resort, Fuerteventura
Suite Hotel Atlantis Fuerteventura Resort is located only 50m away from Corralejo, on Fuerteventura’s north coast. It offers everything what could satisfy your holiday wishes: From various swimming pools, a spa, fitness centre to a delicious all-inclusive buffet. It’s an ideal place to come with the kids because of the playground and activity clubs for children organised at Atlantini Mini Club. Our little one didn’t want to get out of the heated baby pool. That’s why we needed to get tons of sunscreen to protect him from the vicious Canarian sun.
Playground at Suite Hotel Atlantis Resort, FuerteventuraFree Water at Suite Hotel Atlantis Resort
Due to the mild temperatures of around 21 degrees and strong wind swimming was not always very pleasant but there were also deep swimming pool with warm water. Which is a great extra. Another amazing feature is the 6 bars, such as a cocktail bar and a poolside bar you can frequent to help you stay hydrated. Or also enjoy tasty cocktails to bring you even more into the holiday mood.
Pool Area at Suite Hotel Atlantis Resort
I haven’t seen the Adult Only area but it features a sun terrace and relaxing area with Balinese beds. So if you are not ready for the kids and just want to be sure that it’s quiet in your perimeter then definitely check the Adults Only Premium Club.
Room at Spa at Suite Hotel Atlantis Resort, Fuerteventura
As I already mentioned we were in love with the modern and stylish facilities. You could see that everything has been recently renovated and painted in clean white colours with blue accents. The rooms were also nice with spacious beds, bathrooms with walk-in showers, lovely balconies and a TV. On our first day a bottle of bubbles and fruit basket were expecting us in the room. On the last day we received some presents: Canarian traditional jams, one with almonds and another one with papaya and oranges. How considerate is that?
Spa area at Suite Hotel Atlantis Resort
I would recommend to visit the spa area. There are two saunas and an outside area where you can lay under the sun or umbrella if it’s too hot for you. I couldn’t resist and booked a relaxing massage. It was a great choice, the masseur was very professional: It was not too soft not too hard. One hour passed by like a minute!
Queit Pool area at Suite Hotel Atlantis Resort, Fuerteventura
The active ones can play volleyball, football and some other games next to the pool. The hotel also offers various activities like aquarobics, yoga and many more during the day. In the evening there were entertaining shows but unfortunately we couldn’t see any of them because of our 2 year old rebel who needed to go to bed.
Spa at Suite Hotel Atlantis Resort, Fuerteventura
Important to mention are the exclusive 5 restaurants with top quality food. Every day there was a new theme and the menu always offered something new. We also could reserve a table in a smaller restaurant offering Spanish meals at “Atrium”and Asian cuisine at “Rambutan”. So don’t even think to visit Suite Hotel Atlantis Fuerteventura Resort while being on a diet!
Buffet at Suite Hotel Atlantis Resort
What to do outside of Suite Hotel Atlantis Fuerteventura Resort
Suite Hotel Atlantis Fuerteventura Resort offers a free shuttle service at specific set times to the nearby beach, Natural Park Corralejo Dunes. It’s a great opportunity to enjoy the beautiful beach side of Fuertventura and take some memorable pictures. But again just be sure to take plenty of sunscreen.
You can also visit Corralejo, a town located close to the resort so you can easily reach it by foot. The once small fishing village has grown into vivid and colourful town with the help of the development of tourism. On the main street in the town you will find most of the shops, bars and restaurants. There is also a beautiful harbour where you can enjoy a cocktail and watch the sailing boats. The atmosphere is very charming and laid back.
Explore Suite Hotel Atlantis Fuerteventura Resort
There are also plenty of possibilities to enjoy water sport like windsurfing or kayaking. So there is definitely no time to get bored on the Canary island of Fuerteventura! And for those who are searching 5-star luxury hotel in Fuerteventura and want to be treated like a king I would recommend to visit Gran Hotel Bahia Real.
If you would like to stay here too you can contact Suite Hotel Atlantis Resort, Fuerteventura via email [email protected] or phone number +34 928 536 151
Where to stay in Fuerteventura for a perfect vacation
Going to Fuerteventura for the first time!!! Let me help you choose the best place to stay by describing some of the best locations.
First of all you need to decide whether you plan to spend your vacation relaxing by the sea or in natural surroundings. Do you want to try your hand at water sports or spend your days trekking, or you just want to enjoy the island’s nightlife!!!! No worry you will be spoiled for choice!!!
Exploring the island is a must, therefore I suggest you rent a car, as distances from one place to the other can take up to two hours. Without your own car you may not be able to see some of the most fascinating places in “Fuerteventura“.
Overview of the best locations where to stay in Fuerteventura
If it’s the first time you go to Fuerteventura, you could be a bit confused on which is the best place to stay.
Below you will find an overview with a map of the various areas and their characteristics, as well as some advice on where to look for a hotel according to your needs.
Whether you are in Fuerteventura with your family or as a couple?? Do you want to surf, windsurf or kitesurf?? Are you looking for nightlife or you just want to relax and take it easy??? Do you have a car? All questions that you must answer before choosing the best place to stay for you.
As a couple, the best option could be, El Cotillo on the west coast, an old fishing village where you can enjoy beautiful sunsets, take romantic walks along the most spectacular cliffs of the island and lovely beaches with turquoise waters.
Are you looking for a quiet little town with beautiful beaches, well then Morro Jable might be the best place for you. I really enjoyed it, you’ll find nice restaurants, beautiful beaches and plenty of pubs and clubs to have a quiet drink after dinner.
You are going with your family and have kids well then Caleta de Fuste is the place to be! Fuerteventura is indeed very windy (hence its name) but in Caleta de Fuste you will find a wide and well-protected beach. Children can play safely in the calm waters.
Caleta de Fuste is a lovely town and most of the restaurants and bars are open throughout the year.
Costa Calma is another great place, especially from October to April. The water is shallow and the beach spectacular. I would suggest to avoid it in July and August, as during those months it is much more windy.
For young people who are also looking for some nightlife, Corralejo is the best area to stay: the movida is lively and you can find plenty of things to do in the surrounding area, as for example ride a buggy along the coast. You could also take the ferry to Lanzarote for a day trip and see both islands or visit the beautiful Isla de Los Lobos.
In Corralejo you will also find excellent beaches for surfing, windsurfing or just relaxing after a good night out.
El Cotillo is one of the best spots on the island for surfing and beach sports. Here you will find beaches for beginners as well as experienced surfers. El Cotillo is famous for its wind as well as its waves. The windy season usually starts in March/April and ends in October/November.
If you arrive by plane and you do not want to rent a car, then you should stay in Puerto del Rosario, which is the hub of the public bus network: from there you can reach most of the main destinations in Fuerteventura. You will also find beaches, and although the town, in my opinion, is not really that nice, you can eat well and the accommodations are fairly inexpensive.
Gran Tarajal is one of the quieter places on the island, but you will still find good facilities (restaurants, bars, supermarkets, etc. ) and a large wide beach sheltered from the wind and waves. Here you will experience more of the local Spanish life since the number of tourists is rather limited.
Fuerteventura: North or South!!
The island’s name in English translates as “strong fortune” or “strong wind“, so you can immagine that even if the island is really beautiful wind can be a big problem. With proper care, however, you can somehow manage to “dodge” it.
If you have to decide whether it is better to stay at the North or South of Fuerteventura, you should consider the following:
Usually, the northern part of the island has the windiest but also the sunniest climate, while the central and southern parts of Fuerteventura will generally be sunny, warm, and therefore have pleasant weather most of the time.
The less windy area of Fuerteventura is the northeastern coast. In this respect, Caleta de Fuste is an ideal place to stay, even during summer when the wind is stronger than during the rest of the year.
Keep in mind that, on average, the island has a sharp drop in wind between September and November. Another option is to stay in Morro Jable, which is sheltered mainly from the northeast wind, although, when I went a crazy wind was blowing anyway.
So to answer the question of whether to stay in the north or the south, the answer for me is in the south – plus Caleta de Fuste!
1- Where to stay in Fuerteventura for young people: Corralejo
I love Corralejo and most probably it is the best-known and most popular destination in Fuerteventura.
Located in the northern part of the island, Corralejo is an oasis of dunes of light-colored sand and crystal clear waters! You will notice the beauty of this area along the way from the airport: imagine a long road with sand on both sides and the bluest of seas an incredible scenery.
The city, despite not being the main town, offers everything you need to enjoy your vacation.
In Corralejo you will find stores, pharmacies, banks, post office, restaurants and bars: in short, everything you may need.
Many excursions, tours, ferries and boats depart daily from the port to visit Isla de Los Lobos, for Whale Watching or to reach Lanzarote.
The surroundings, are famous for the Dunes of Corralejo, a protected desert area that from the hinterland seems to literally dive into the sea. Corralejo‘s most beautiful and famous beach, Playa Grande is 10 km long: and the dunes of light-colored sand meet the sea and create a magical picture.
With its relaxed atmosphere and lively port, Corralejo represents the perfect Spanish vacation spot. If you are visiting Fuerteventura for the first time, Corralejo is definitely the best place to stay.
Corralejo is also perfect for the young looking for a lively nightlife: it may not compare to other Spanish islands, but defends itself well with its live music venues, a few discos, and bars that stay open late.
Best things to do in Corralejo:
- Spend a fun day with your family at the Acua Water Park
- Enjoy a family day at Corralejo Viejo beach
- Explore Corralejo‘s nightlife
- Take a trip to Isla de Los Lobos or visit Lanzarote with only a 30 minutes ferry ride
- Sip a drink at the Flicks Karaoke & Disco Bar
- Enjoy surfing at the Playa del Medio
- Visit the Corralejo Natural Park
Best hotels in Corralejo
Secrets Bahia Atlantic Ocean view
- Secrets Bahía Real Resort & Spa Adults only : not far from the Corralejo Sand Dunes located right on the beach of Corralejo, with impressive views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Islands of Lobos and Lanzarote. The hotel has 2 outdoor pools surrounded by lush tropical gardens, 7 restaurants, 4 bars and a Spa by Natura Bissé. Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel. All rooms have flat-screen TV and mini-bar. The frontal ocean view rooms and suites have Atlantic Ocean views from a private balcony or garden with seating area. The rooms include 1 entry to the hotel’s Bahía Vital Spa, per person per stay.
- h20 Ocean Dunas: pleasant 4* Adults only hotel, located just 1 minute walk from Corralejo Beach. Recently renovated with warm and comfortable interior design, the hotel has a swimming pool (heated in winter), gym, a tropical garden and restaurant with 2 bars. The well appointed rooms are spacious and bright and equipped with all the amenities you could need for a comfortable stay.
- Hotel Riu Oliva Beach Resort: this 3* all-inclusive hotel is located right on the Grandes Playas sand dune beach. Ideal for couples and family with a wide range of entertainment. Rooms are comfortable and have a wide variety of amenities such as satellite TV, air conditioning and safe. The gardens with pool areas that surround the facility of this all-inclusive hotel in Fuerteventura will allow you to enjoy the warm climate of the Canary Islands.
Other hotels in Corralejo
2 – Where to stay in Fuerteventura for the beaches: Morro Jable
On the other side of the island, to the south, you find Morro Jable, an old fishing village that is now one of Fuerteventura’s most popular location. This fishing village has managed to maintain its authentic local atmosphere even though it is a very popular location, especially among German tourists.
As in Corralejo here you will find everything you need (from stores to restaurants) and a decent nightlife.
The center is pleasant for a stroll, and the long sandy beach is perfect for a stay with the little ones. On the waterfront you can take pleasant walks or go cycling. At the port you will find many restaurants and bars that, as you may have guessed, offer the best seafood specialities, after all, it is a fishing village!
Furthermore, Morro Jable’s location is perfect to explore the Jandia Peninsula and reach the wonderful Cofete Beach. Playa de Cofete is surrounded by the highest cliffs on one side and the most magical turquoise waters on the other and is not too far down the coast from Morro Jable.
It can be reached by public transportation or you can rent a car and get there in less than an hour.
In Morro Jable you will find different types of accommodation: from B&B, apartments, and residences with swimming pools.
Playas de Jandía is also a good area to stay in Fuerteventura. Some of the most beautiful beaches in Fuerteventura are here, so if you are looking for beach tourism and want to relax, this is really the place to be.
If you have children you should know that this is a popular area for naturists, you will also find sandbars a few meters wide that create blue lagoons where anyone can windsurf or kitesurf. It is a good place to spend your vacation if you want to learn one of these sports.
Best Hotels in Morro Jable
- Iberostar Selection Fuerteventura Palace: this 5* hotel is a 2 minutes walk from Jandia Beach. The rooms are spacious and all have satellite TV and air conditioning, the balconies have views over the gardens, pools or stunning sea views. The El Saladar restaurant serves traditional and international dishes. This is one of the best 5* hotels in Fuerteventura.
- Occidental Jandia Royal Level 4* adults only hotel: Rooms all have air-conditioning private balcony or terrace, with views of the pool or sea. The hotel has an outdoor pool, hot tub and Balinese beds, the luxurious Adults-Only Occidental Jandía Royal Level (formerly Barceló Jandia Club Premium) is situated 400 m from Jandía Beach in Fuerteventura. Guests have access to all the facilities at Occidental Jandía Playa Hotel, where you will find several outdoor pools, heated pools, and a spa offering massages, saunas and a fitness centre.
Other hotels in Morro Jable
3 – Where to stay in Fuerteventura if you do not have a car: Puerto del Rosario
Puerto del Rosario is the capital of Fuerteventura and, as you might imagine, offers many services.
Unlike the other towns on the island, this is definitely the less characteristic, but it is a very convenient and fairly inexpensive place to sleep in Fuerteventura.
The town is close to the airport, and both cruise ships and ferries that depart for the other Canary Islands dock at the port.
From here you can rent a car to get you around and explore the island.
The center of Puerto del Rosario and its waterfront are full of stores, restaurants, and tapas bars.
If you want to spend a day at the beach, you can find coves in the surrounding area that are frequented mainly by locals.
The best hotels in Puerto del Rosario
- Hotel El Mirador de Fuerteventura: This beach front 4* hotel is located in Puerto del Rosario, 3.9 km from Casa Museo Unamuno Fuerteventura. Guests rooms have TV, minibar, safe and bathroom with bidet, on site restaurant, free private parking, a bar and lounge. At the El Mirador you will find accommodations Hotel el Mirador de Fuerteventura has accommodations with a restaurant, free private parking, a bar and a shared lounge.
- Hotel Tamasite: if you are looking for something not too expensive this 2* hotel is a 9 minute walk from the beach and 10 minutes walk from the Puerto del Rosario port. The rooms are comfortable and have a flat-screen TV, private bathroom , bed linen and towels are supplied. Some rooms have a small balcony with views over the port.
- Casa Maria : This property is 18 minutes walk from the beach. Located in Puerto del Rosario, Casa Maria apartment has free WiFi and sea views, less than 1 km from Casa Museo Unamuno Fuerteventura. Each unit features a terrace, fully equipped kitchen with a microwave, a seating area, a flat-screen TV, a washing machine, and a private bathroom with shower and a hairdryer. A fridge, oven and stovetop are also available, as well as a kettle and a coffee machine.
Other hotels and apartments in Puerto del Rosario
4 – Where to stay in Fuerteventura if you have children: Caleta de Fuste
If you are traveling with your family and children, Caleta de Fuste is definitely the best place to stay in Fuerteventura. In fact, the town sits across a small bay with a sandy beach that is usually sheltered from the winds, which means it’s a safe place for children and you’ll find all the facilities you need such as sunbeds and umbrellas.
Located on the east coast, this location is close to the airport and full of bars, restaurants and great hotels, perfect for families traveling with young children. This part of the island has a relaxed atmosphere and is very quiet, the waterfront offers wonderful views of the whole town and is a lovely place where you can take long walks at sunset.
This touristic center is definitely quieter than the other locations, and in the evening, after dinner, life flows quietly while sipping a cocktail or a beer in the local bars. If you are looking for discos or a livelier nightlife, then it is better if you go to Corralejo.
Another plus in staying in Caleta de Fuste is its proximity to the airport and good location for exploring the rest of the island.
Nearby, without going too far, you can visit Betancuria, while if you are traveling with little ones you could go to the Oasis Park, a zoo and botanical garden.
If you want to explore other areas of Caleta de Fuste, you can find many golf courses, a movie theater, a shopping center, and for an authentic local experience, you can go to the weekly market to pick up some nice souvenirs for your friends.
The best Hotels in Caleta de Fuste
- Sheraton Fuerteventura Golf & SPA Resort : This 5* resort is a 3 minutes walk from the beach. Sheraton Fuerteventura is located on the beachfront in a residential area of Fuerteventura’s east coast. It has 4 outdoor pools, a spa, mini-golf course. All rooms are spacious and with an attractive décor and have air-conditioning and satellite TV, private bathrooms with a hairdryer. Free WiFi is also available. The hotel has 4 restaurants, including an International buffet and an Asian restaurant, 3 bars, one of which is a poolside bar on wooden decking. The Thalasso Hespérides Spa has a steam room, ice igloo and hammam. The hotel offers discounts on green fees at the adjoining course.
- Elba Palace Golf & Vital Hotel : this peaceful adult only 5* hotel is 17 minutes walk from the beach. You will find swimming pools, tennis courts and an elegant restaurant, the Elba Palace Golf & Vital Hotel – Adults Only is located in Caleta del Fuste and within a golf resort. All the rooms are spacious and have free WiFi, air conditioning, and a private balcony. All have satellite TV, minibar, safe, coffee and tea facilities, as well as a pillow menu. The large bathroom comes with a separate bath and shower, hairdryer, and bathrobes.
- Barcelo Fuerteventura Royal Level Family Club: this 4* hotel is a 3 minutes walk from the beach. Located in Caleta de Fuste Beach, Barceló Fuerteventura Royal Level Family Club – opening in 2022 (formerly Barceló Castillo Royal Level) features an outdoor pool, children’s pool and air-conditioned suites. Guests can make full use of the facilities at the neighbouring Barceló Castillo Beach Resort, which includes 3 pools and a spa. At the Spa you will find seawater pools, hydromassage jets, a sauna, sensation showers, massages, and a gym. The suites come with flat-screen satellite TV, a living area, kitchen area and a private bathroom. Several restaurants are available at the resort, offering local and international cuisine. You will also find many bars, including a poolside bar, sports bar and a theatre with evening shows.
- Elba Castillo San Jorge & Antigua Suite Hotel: this 3* hotel is a 6 minutes walk from the beach. Overlooking Caleta de Fuste Bay, Castillo San Jorge & Antigua is 500 m from the town centre and Castillo Beach. It features outdoor pools and sports facilities. All the apartments and studios at the Castillo San Jorge have satellite TV,a kitchenette with a microwave and tea and coffee making facilities. WiFi is available throughout the property. The San Jorge is set over 2 buildings, each with a pool for adults and one for children. There are also several bars and the restaurant offers local and international options.
Other hotels at Caleta de Fuste
5 – Where to stay in Fuerteventura for the beaches: Costa Calma
A good choice if you want to enjoy the sea (even during winter) is to stay in Costa Calma, a tourist center that has grew up around an inlet.
Nearby, you will find some of the island’s most beautiful beaches such as Playa de Sotavento, Playa Barca, Playa del Viejo Reyes, and Playa de la Pared.
I recommend staying in Costa Calma if you love water sports: surfing and windsurfing are the best activities to do there.
Costa Calma is definitely quiet therefore if you are looking for a lively nightlife, this destination is not for you.
A word of advice: don’t miss the Sunday market when traders, locals and tourists come here from all over the island to shop.
The best hotels in Costa Calma
- h20 Tyndaya : this 4* hotel is located on the beautiful, white sandy beach of Costa Calma, it is the ideal place to enjoy a sunny break in Fuerteventura. This new hotel has been built in a modern, Canarian style and is set around 3 outdoor swimming pools. The hotel also has a Spa center where you can be pampered and enjoy a massage, beauty treatment, hydromassage or the indoor pool and sauna.
- h20 Playa Esmeralda : this 4* adult only hotel is a 2 minutes walk from the beach. Offers stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean, h20 Playa Esmeralda is right on the Costa Calma Beach. This hotel features a spa and bright, air-conditioned rooms with balconies. All of the rooms have a simple décor and tiled floors, with satellite TV and full bathroom. Mediterranean cuisine is available in the Jandia buffet restaurant, where you can enjoy your meals on the terrace overlooking the ocean. Snacks are served in the Maxorata poolside bar and free Wi-Fi is available in the lobby bar. The h20’s spa where you can enjoy massage and treatments also has a large indoor pool, hot tub, Turkish baths and a sauna.
- Royal Suite : this 3* hotel is a 10-minute walk from the beach, located just off the Costa Calma, in the south of the Island of Fuerteventura, The Royal Suite aparthotel complex is not far from the beach. The complex has swimming pools where you can cool off from the hot Canarian sunshine or sunbathe on the Royal Suite’s large sun terrace. The rooms are spacious and bright providing comfortable accommodations.
Other hotels in Costa Calma
6 – Where to stay in Fuerteventura for couples: El Cotillo
Another particularly popular destination for surfers and romantic people is the magical El Cotillo. Reaching the beaches to the left of Faro Toston, in fact, it is possible to enjoy not only the wind and waves, but also romantic sunsets.
Located on the northwest side of the island and characterized by small houses and white sand, El Cotillo is the best place in Fuerteventura for romantic walks on the beach and peaceful sunsets near the cliffs. Furthermore, this former fishing village is never too crowded so it is perfect if you are looking for a calm and relaxed vacation.
If you are looking for a quiet place to enjoy a day at the beach, then La Concha beach is what you are looking for, but for an unforgettable experience, you should go to Los Lagos beach, which has incredible clear waters!
The village of El Cotillo is one of the most picturesque in Fuerteventura and has a very local atmosphere: here you will also find several small stores and typical restaurants.
I think this is one of the best places to stay in Fuerteventura for couples and if you are looking for an authentic and uncrowded place.
Best Hotels in El Cotillo
- Coral Cotillo Beach Hotel : this 4* beachfront hotel is a 3 minutes walk from the beach. Fully renovated in 2020 this revolutionary hotel concept has been designed exclusively for Coral Cotillo Beach. Sustainability, renewable energies, High Standard Accommodations and Respect for the Surroundings are the core of this concept. Here you will also find a wide range of outdoor activities such as surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, cycling, scuba diving and fishing.
- El Hotelito del Cotillo : this cosy 3* hotel has 4 rooms which names have been inspired by the typical local flora (Agave, Bouganville, Cactus, Datiles), all have double bed, private bathroom with shower and hairdryer, flat-screen TV, safe, free WIFI and minibar. On the upper floor, guests can enjoy a large terrace with Jacuzzi, outdoor shower, comfortable loungers and a chill out area. El Hotelito is a short walk from bars and restaurants, the Cotillo harbour and some of the best beaches of the island.
Other accomodations in El Cotillo
7 – Where to stay in a quiet area: Gran Tarajal
Gran Tarajal, is part of the small town of Tuineje, and off the beaten tourist track, but a good choice if you are looking for a peaceful and picturesque location.
The beach is about 1 km long and is of dark sand, but the water is always crystal clear.
Gran Tarajal lies at the foot of an impressive mountain range, and even if small you will find several restaurants and bars.
While strolling around Gran Tarajal, you will certainly notice many murales that render the location a real open-air museum.
Gran Tarajal offers accommodations in apartments and private villas at very good prices in a tranquil and picturesque location.
The best hotels in Gran Tarajal
- Apartamento Mar Azul: perfect Holiday home for a family or to share with another couple. The apartment has 2 bedrooms, TV and fully equipped kitchen with microwave, fridge, washing machine, stove and toaster. 200 mt from Gran Tarajal beach and Lapa Beach is only a 2.5 km from the apartment, while Tanquillo Beach is 2.7 km away.
- Atlantic Sea : this 1 bedroom apartment, with 2 bathrooms, bed linen, towels, flat-screen TV, fully equipped kitchen and a sea view terrace is just 1 minute walk. from the beach.
Other accomodations in Gran Tarajal
All-inclusive hotels in Fuerteventura
If you are looking for an all-inclusive resort in Fuerteventura, you will be spoilt for choice.
Here, even if your budget is a bit tight, you will find hotels and resorts where all your meals are included, plus the use of facilities such as swimming pools. In short, you won’t have to worry about putting too much hand in your wallet once you arrive.
You’ll find plenty of great options for you and your family. Compared to other Canary Islands, Fuerteventura is quite inexpensive, therefore you will probably find accommodations that will make you happy.
Warning in some all-inclusive hotels and resorts spirits, wines, massages and other SPA treatments are not included and will be charged for, so read all the conditions carefully before you book!
The best all-inclusive resorts in Fuerteventura
- Iberostar Selection Fuerteventura Palace : this 5* all-inclusive hotel is just 2 minutes walk from Jandia Beach the beach. The hotel features a Sensations Spa, including a gym and sauna.
- Barcelo Corralejo Bay – Adults Only: this 4* all-inclusive hotel is just a short walk from the beach.
- Hotel Riu Oliva Beach Resort – this good 3* all-inclusive hotel is just 1 minute by foot from the beach. Located in Corralejo, 150 mt from the Corralejo Natural Park.
Cheap hotels in Fuerteventura
If you’re travelling on a budget and looking for cheap accommodations in Fuerteventura, you’ve come to the right place as also in this case you will be spoilt for choice.
If you are young you will find plenty of accommodations in and around Corralejo, if you are looking for peacefulness Caleta de Fuste is the answer. For those who like the local vibe, check out Morro Jable (which is also perfect for young people) or leave the crowds behind and book into some casa rural in the innermost areas of Fuerteventura.
These are the best budget hotels in Fuerteventura
- Hotel Ereza Mar – Adults Only : budget 4* hotel in Caleta De Fuste
- Hotel Cooee Taimar: Budget 4* hotel in Costa Calma
- h20 Ocean Suites : Budget 4* hotel in Corralejo
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What to look for
When choosing a place to stay with children abroad, consider:
- Choose resorts that do not take long to fly to. Buy tickets for direct flights.
- A resort with a developed infrastructure is suitable for older children, while for kids, on the contrary, it is quiet and secluded.
- Find out in advance if the epidemic is raging in the country / resort.
- Book a family hotel with entertainment and a children’s menu. Better – on the first line.
- If your child is not yet accustomed to adult food, find out where you can buy baby food.
- For preschool children, choose short exciting trips and excursions, and for schoolchildren, plan a rich program.
Seasons: when and where to go on holiday with children
Summer. Good in the Black, Adriatic and Mediterranean seas: Bulgaria, Turkey, Croatia, Greece, Cyprus, Spain, Italy, France, Tunisia, Montenegro, Albania, Georgia. It can be hot for kids. It’s a bad idea to go on vacation with children in Egypt and the Emirates in the summer – it’s very hot.
Autumn. The velvet season – September and in some countries October – is ideal for holidays abroad in the fall with small children. All of the above countries are good for beach and sightseeing holidays.
Winter. Beach – Thailand, Maldives, UAE, India (Goa), Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Jamaica. Ski holidays – Austria, Bulgaria, Switzerland. Excursion – Spain (Canaries), Italy, Finland.
Spring. Excursion rest in Europe, in Georgia, Turkey, Israel (May). At the beginning of spring, there are still good conditions for relaxing by the sea in the winter resorts of Asia, but in the end it becomes hot and humid. On the island of Bali, the high season begins in May. In the Mediterranean and Black Sea resorts it is already warm in May, but the water is not warmed up yet.
See also: Where to relax with a child in Russia?
Bali Viewpoint (Photo: Thomas Depenbusch (Depi) / flickr.com)
When to go? High season in summer — average daytime temperature +25…+28°С, water +22…+25°С. With children, it is better to relax at the end of June and at the beginning of September. In July, the sun is too aggressive, and in August, algae and jellyfish can interfere with swimming. Reviews about Bulgaria →
Where is the best place to relax with a child abroad in the summer of 2022? Head to Bulgaria – it is famous for its affordable prices, pleasant climate and sandy beaches. Popular resorts are Golden Sands, Sunny Beach, Albena and Ravda. There is a good entertainment infrastructure for children: amusement parks, water parks, Ferris wheel, etc. Find out more about holidays in Bulgaria →
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Girl on the beach in Albena, Bulgaria. (Photo: Balcon del Mundo / flickr.com / CC BY-SA 2.0)
No visa required.
When to go? Ideal weather for children in June and September: water +23. ..+25°С, air temperature +30…+33°С. It gets too hot in July and August, but that doesn’t stop almost anyone.
Turkish resorts are a lifesaver for tourists with children. You can relax abroad inexpensively and comfortably! There are many hotels where all conditions for children are created. Excellent animation, interesting excursions, Russian-speaking staff, security, all inclusive, developed infrastructure and a short flight! Learn more about holidays in Turkey →
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Cirali Beach in Kemer (© s_wh / flickr.com / License CC BY-SA 2.0)
When to go? High season – from the end of May to the beginning of October. The Adriatic Sea warms up to +25°С by the end of June, the air temperature is +26…+30°С. The best time for families with children is June, September and early October. Tourist reviews about Croatia →
A beautiful country with a green hilly landscape, mild climate and affordable prices is a great alternative to the Russian south. Most often, couples stay in comfortable hotels in Poreč, Istria, Dalmatia or rent an apartment or a house. The beaches are mostly rocky or pebbly, sandy – on the islands. From entertainment – excursions with visits to architectural monuments and natural attractions, a water park in Istria, boat trips and amusement parks.
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View of Pag resort, Croatia. (Photo: pappoline / flickr.com / License CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
When to go? Beach holidays – from the end of April to October. In June it is +27°С in the daytime, the sea is +23°С, in July-August it gets hotter: above +30°С in the daytime, the sea is +26°С. The most comfortable time for children is at the end of May, in June and in September. If your vacation is in July and August, head to the north of Greece.
Where to relax in the summer with a child abroad? The resorts of Crete, Rhodes, Halkidiki and Kos are best suited. Family-type hotels have all the children’s furniture, strollers and utensils for the little ones, a children’s menu. There are interesting excursions, museums and water parks. Learn more about holidays in Greece →
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Balos Beach, Crete (Photo: Riccardo Romano / flickr.com)
When to go? In July-August in Cyprus it is +34°С and above, so it is better to have a rest with small children in June or September, when the air temperature is +30°С, and the sea is +24°С.
Vacationers with children usually choose the clean sandy beaches of Ayia Napa. As such, there is no animation, children can be entertained with trips to water parks and amusement parks, visit an ostrich farm and a donkey park. If you have older children, choose Paphos – there are many historical sights. Read more about holidays in Cyprus with children, as well as about the best family hotels and the island’s national cuisine. Learn more about holidays in Cyprus →
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Nissi Beach in Ayia Napa (Photo: anexxx/flickr.com)
When to go? It is better to have a rest with children during the period from the second half of June to the end of September. It is not recommended to travel with kids in August – it is too hot. In June during the day +26…+30°С, the sea is still cool +20…+22°С. In July-August above +30°С, sea +24…+25°С.
In the summer, calm resorts are suitable for a vacation with a child abroad: Costa Blanca, Costa Brava, Costa Dorada, Tenerife and Mallorca. In the Costa Dorada there is a Spanish version of Disneyland – the Port Aventura amusement park, the dolphinarium and the water park in La Pineda, besides, it is convenient to go on excursions to Barcelona from there. Blanes has its own botanical garden, water park and zoo. Learn more about holidays in Spain →
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Beach in Calella, Spain. Photo: milk-records.bk.ru / Depositphotos.com.
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When to go? The season lasts from the second half of June to October. July is the most popular month. Daytime +30°С, sea +23°С. It is better to come with children in September, when it is not hot and the sea is still warm.
The sandy beaches of Sousse and Hammamet are well suited for children’s recreation. Tourists are also advised to choose Mahdia and Monastir. For holidays with children, it is better to prefer family-type hotels, which provide children’s furniture, playgrounds, attractions, water slides, and animators. Learn more about holidays in Tunisia →
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Beach in Aryan, Tunisia (Photo: Mashhour Halawani / flickr.com)
Without a visa.
When to go? January and February are the best months for families with children, because there is no high humidity and heat. In winter, Thailand has a high season: on average, the air temperature is + 28 ° С … + 32 ° С at different resorts, the sea is about + 27 ° С.
If you don’t know where to relax with children abroad in the winter of 2022, choose Thailand and you won’t regret it. Many kilometers of sandy beaches, juicy fruits and warm sea. Everything is interesting here: palaces, parks with exotic animals, elephant riding. The disadvantage is the long flight and specific food (however, it is very easy to find dishes of European cuisine). Read our comparison, where is better – in Pattaya or Phuket. Learn more about holidays in Thailand →
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Bang Tao beach in Phuket.
When to go? It is ideal to have a rest with a child in October and November. The weather is also good in January, February and March: +23…+25°С, sea +21…+24°С. But in the period from May to September there is a terrible heat.
With children it is comfortable to rest in Abu Dhabi or Dubai. In Dubai, a lot of entertainment for a child: a zoo, breathtaking water parks, Wonderland amusement park. The disadvantage is the high cost of rest. Learn more about holidays in the UAE →
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Beach in Dubai Marina, UAE.
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When to go? From November to March. In winter day +28…+30°С, water +25°С, no wind. Of the minuses – inflated prices for tours and hotels, as well as a lot of tourists.
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Many people prefer to spend holidays with children abroad in winter and choose Goa. Most often, vacationers stay in 5 * family-type hotels or rent a villa in South Goa – it is quieter and calmer there. Read reviews about Goa and travel tips. Learn more about holidays in Goa →
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Many people prefer to spend their holidays with children abroad in winter and choose Goa. Photo: Bob Oh / unsplash.com.
No visa required for up to 15 days.
When to go? The best weather for a beach holiday in the south of Vietnam is from January to March. The air temperature is about +30°С, the sea +27°С.
The Republic is great for families with children abroad in 2022. Families prefer to relax on the sandy beaches of Mui Ne and Phu Quoc Island. The main attractions for children are concentrated in Nha Trang: Winpearl Land entertainment island, cinemas, entertainment centers and much more. Fukuoka also has Winpearl and safari. Learn more about holidays in Vietnam →
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Children relax on Bai Sao beach in Phu Quoc, Vietnam.
Excursion holidays with children
Where can you relax with children abroad in spring and autumn 2022? At this time, the weather in most European countries is mild and warm. With children, you can go to France, Poland, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Spain, Italy for a cultural and sightseeing vacation.
Tenerife. In winter the Canary Islands are spring-like warm (+18…+20°C) and the sun gently warms. It’s nice to go on excursions, since there are enough sights: the Teide volcano, Masca Gorge, national parks and zoos, etc. In spring, the islands attract tourists with blooming exotic flora and mild warmth. Learn more about holidays in the Canary Islands →
Italy. In winter it can rain, but the weather is more like a warm Russian autumn – about +15°С. Rome, Milan, Florence – in any city it will be comfortable with children, and it is difficult to find such a number of architectural monuments as in Italy anywhere else. Learn more about holidays in Italy →
Finland. In winter, a visit to the real Santa Claus in Lapland (Rovaniemi) is the best New Year present for children. Reindeer sledding and snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, a zoo with huskies and other entertainment. The weather conditions are harsh, so you need to dress warmly.
Joulupukki (Photo: Visit Finland / flickr.com)
Germany. Where to go on vacation with children in the summer of 2022? Go to Bavaria – to Munich. There are many interesting places for children: parks, gardens, the Coca Loca entertainment center, a large zoo, an aquarium, the Bavarian Film Studio, the Toy Museum and the BMW Museum. In the vicinity of Munich are magnificent lakes, castles and the world-famous Legoland center. Find out more about holidays in Germany →.
Czech Republic. Prague is warm, sunny and full of fun for kids in summer. In addition to architectural attractions, you can visit the water park, zoo, singing fountains, mirror maze, amusement park, Dino Park, children’s island, toy museum, planetarium, Kingdom of Railways and much more. Learn more about holidays in the Czech Republic →
Sweden. Stockholm is the capital of children’s entertainment: the old town, the museum island of Djurgården, the Junibacken Fairy Tale House, the island with animals Skansen, the amusement park and much more. Carlson’s homeland in the summer will delight with moderate heat (+17 … + 20 ° С).
Paris. Children all over the world dream of Disneyland Paris, they are no less interested in visiting Versailles, the Champs Elysees and other places. How much does it cost to travel to Paris →
Neuschwanstein Castle, Füssen (Photo: mcdri86& / flickr.com)
Ski holidays with children
Despite the huge number of ski resorts, not all of them are suitable for families with children. Some are not available due to high cost. The most “children’s” resorts in Europe are:
- The Austrian resort Serfaus Fiss Ladisa is recognized as one of the best for families with children: an Indian village, an ice maze, a bear slide, a forest of dinosaurs, zoos and even a theater. Ski resorts in Austria →
- Swiss Old Town Zermatt offers accommodation in special family-type hotels, all conditions for children’s recreation are created: wide and smooth slopes, ski lifts are free for children under 9 years old.
- The Bulgarian resort Bonsko is famous for its high level of service and low prices. The trails are easy for children and are protected from the winds by forests. Organized children’s clubs and entertainment centers.
Map of the best places to stay with children abroad
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Holidays in Greece with children – where to go in summer?
Vestnik ATOR figured out which Greek resorts and hotels will be the most memorable family holiday with children in Greece this year, what nuances travelers should take into account when choosing a resort and hotel in this hospitable country.
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HOLIDAYS IN GREECE: VISA AND FLIGHT
Greece is a great option for families with children: a short flight, a long swimming season, a large selection of resorts for every taste and budget – these are not all the pluses, because there is also an ancient history and unusually delicious food. Tourists are also attracted by a fairly wide range of accommodation options: from cozy apart-hotels to chic hotel complexes that are part of the world’s most famous chains. And one more thing – children, wherever you stay, are extremely loved, praised and pampered, and you will feel it from the first minutes of your vacation.
A visa to Greece is issued in a fairly short time, for children under 6 years old, a visa is issued free of charge, up to 12 years old at a discount. For the second year, the Greek consulate is actively issuing visas for 1 year or more under certain conditions, so this is a great chance to get a “long” visa to the Schengen countries.
Greek visa for children under 6 years old is issued free of charge, for children under 12 years old – with a discount
How to fly? For the summer period, charter flights are organized from Moscow, St. Petersburg and some regions of Russia to Crete (Heraklion, Chania airports), Corfu, Rhodes, Zakynthos, Thassos, Halkidiki (Thessaloniki airport), Peloponnese (Araxos and Kalamata). It will be a direct flight without connections and an hour or two after arrival you will already be at the hotel. Flight time is about 4 hours (to Crete).
There are also regular flights of Greek and Russian airlines – direct to Heraklion (Crete) and Thessaloniki, Kalamata Airport in the Peloponnese or with connections to the airports of the Greek islands. The island of Santorini can be reached by ferry or visited as part of a cruise trip.
WHICH HOTEL TO CHOOSE
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If we talk about the conditions of accommodation with children, it is worth noting that in 3-4* hotels there will usually be a children’s playground, a children’s pool, and in restaurants there will be high chairs. The rooms will be equipped with everything necessary for a comfortable stay, their design, as a rule, will be designed in a classic or “rustic” theme.
In 5* hotels , especially those with large areas focused on families with children, the infrastructure for families will be much more extensive: mini and midi clubs, water slides, sports and entertainment activities, children’s menus in restaurants and baby food for babies – it all depends on the budget of the trip. ..
The Grecotel hotel chain, for example, provides strollers, bottle warmers, pots and diapers for babies, football school for older children, language courses or lessons for young models. Therefore, when choosing a tour, be sure to pay attention to the pleasant little things that a hotel for families with children can offer.
Compared with the popular Turkey, it is worth noting that in Greece 5 * hotels can at first glance lose in luxury to Turkish ones. However, in terms of the level of service and quality of food, Greek hotels will benefit. So, speaking of food, even about 3-4 * hotels in Greece, we can say with confidence that it will be tasty and satisfying here.
In Greece, 5 * hotels can, at first glance, lose in terms of luxury to Turkish ones. However, in terms of the level of service and quality of food, Greek hotels will benefit.
The animation program in Greek hotels is designed for sporting events during the day, show programs or a live music concert are held in the evening. In large complexes there are also dance floors and discos. There is no intrusive musical noise in the hotels of Greece, here the child can sleep peacefully during the day.
With sunbeds and umbrellas the situation is as follows. All beaches in Greece are municipal, but, as a rule, 5 * complexes located on the coast have rented sections of beaches with free sunbeds and umbrellas .
If the beach near the hotel is urban / municipal, then sunbeds and umbrellas will be paid: 5-7 euros per item. We recommend that you check this point with the tour operator in advance.
CATERING IN GREECE HOTELS AND OUTSIDE THEM
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More and more hotels in Greece operate on an all-inclusive basis and this is an excellent choice for families with children: the quality and variety of dishes are always at the highest level. Fresh products, classic recipes and fresh air will awaken the appetite of even the little ones. If you plan to actively travel around Greece, go on excursions, then it is better to book breakfast or half board, but with children they usually spend the maximum time in a hotel and therefore “all inclusive” is definitely more profitable than .
Hotels operating on a “breakfast” or “breakfast and dinner” diet, as a rule, have a restaurant or snack bar on their territory where you can have lunch or dinner. It is also very important when choosing a “limited” breakfast / dinner meal to understand if there are cafes and restaurants nearby, taverns to try authentic Greek food, and not just “for tourists”. If you choose not “all inclusive”, then consider when planning a family vacation additional costs : the cost of lunch in a tavern outside the hotel can vary between 6-15 euros per person, dinner – between 17-25 euros.
The cost of lunch in a tavern outside the hotel can vary between 6-15 euros per person, dinner – within 17-25 euros.
We will mark with a special column apartments – these are small hotels in which all rooms are equipped with kitchens. As a rule, these are one-room and with 1/2/3 bedrooms and a living room, a kitchen fully equipped with utensils and household appliances, with a small hotel area, from the infrastructure there is usually a bar / restaurant and a swimming pool. This type of accommodation is very popular for longer stays, families with several children and for those who prefer to cook for themselves or eat in cafes and restaurants.
ISLAND GREECE FOR HOLIDAYS WITH CHILDREN
In the description of Greek resorts, we will start with the islands: island holidays are very popular among families with children, especially small ones.
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Crete is conditionally divided into 4 large regions: Heraklion, Lassithi, Rethymnon and Chania. Arrival of flights is possible at the airport of Heraklion or Chania. Water parks, an aquarium and excursions based on Greek myths will be of interest to children regardless of age.
Heraklion (cities of Amoudara, Gouves, Hersonissos, Malia, Stalida) is a resort with a noisy, active life, numerous taverns, shops, cafes. There is a water park WaterCity. Hotels from 3 to 5 * are located along the coast and near the infrastructure of a particular village. A plus is also the proximity to the airport, transfers are quite short in time. Sandy beaches, entertainment and cozy hotel areas are the choice for those who plan walks combined with seaside holidays.
An economical accommodation option for families with children in Heraklion is ILIOSTASI BEACH APARTMENTS 2* . The hotel has a playground and a children’s pool, the sandy beach is located 30 m from the hotel. It is possible to stay with breakfast or without meals – all apartments are equipped with a kitchen.
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Of the five-star family hotels in Heraklion, we can recommend Agapi Beach 5 * (large area, private sandy beach). In the hotel, in addition to the standard set for children’s recreation, such as a mini club, children’s chairs in the restaurant, entertainment programs, etc., there is a special package for babies: baths for bathing, potties, changing mats, and the restaurant has blender, bottle sterilizer and microwave available.
Lassithi is a sophisticated resort with quite expensive hotels. There is beautiful nature, spacious sandy beaches and cozy bays, sheltered from the winds. Here it is worth paying attention to 9 Club Kalimera Kriti 5* The hotel has a large area, with one main building, three “villages”-bungalows and a sandy beach. For children, the hotel has 3 children’s clubs divided by age, a playground, swimming pools and a disco in the evening. By the way, on the territory of the hotel there is an ancient cave in which the tavern is located.
Rethymno – mountainous area, located at about the same distance from the airports of Heraklion and Chania. The city itself is quite noisy: discos, bars and restaurants are open until late in the evening, it will be uncomfortable here with children.
Outside the city, in quiet fishing villages, life stops at sunset and they are more preferable for family holidays. Sandy beaches and a calm atmosphere will appeal to families with small children. There is a large selection of hotels from 3 to 5 * with various types of food. An economical option for a family holiday in the Rethymno region is Bella Casita Family Apartments 3* , located on the beach. Cafés and shops are just 300 meters away. The hotel offers baby baths, strollers and blenders (on request) for families with children.
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Chania is the most picturesque area of Crete: green groves, parks and orange trees, cozy streets of the ancient city and measured life will appeal to everyone who is tired of the bustle of the metropolis. There is a small water park in the area. There are few hotels here, mostly 4-5 * categories. For a family holiday in Chania, experts advise to pay attention to LOUIS CRETA PRINCESS (Cat. A) 4* . The hotel has water slides, an original playground in the form of a ship, separate pools for toddlers and older children, a kids club. The food is quite varied. The hotel is located on the first line, operates on an all-inclusive basis.
The island of Rhodes is called sunny because it has the largest number of sunny days in Greece, it is the southernmost Greek island and is located next to Turkey. We note right away that it is not worth staying with children in the city of Rhodes itself – the beaches here are pebbly, with strong waves and the hotels are modest in terms of their infrastructure.
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The Mediterranean coast of Rhodes are wide, sandy or sandy-pebble beaches with almost no waves and a gentle entry into the sea, which are very suitable for children. The best beaches for families with children are here in the resorts of Kalithea, Kolymbia and Lindos.
Among the good accommodation options for families with children in Rhodes is the hotel Kalithea Mitsis Alila Hotel 5* (private beach, high level pool for kids, playroom and play area).
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The Aegean coast of Rhodes is completely different – these are constant waves and pebble or sand and pebble beaches, so young people rest here more. Families with children here can only be recommended for a very expensive, respectable and relaxing holiday in Ixia in premium hotels. Among the more economical options for family vacations, we note here the hotel Avra Beach 4* “all inclusive”).
One of the most picturesque islands in Greece: cozy bays are framed by groves and forests, low mountains protect from the winds. Even in August there will be no sweltering heat. The hotels are quite secluded, so you can combine relaxation on the beach with excursions or a visit to the water park. The beaches in Corfu are sandy (or sand with small pebbles). Many hotels here offer all-inclusive meals and are family oriented.
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Among these are AQUIS SANDY BEACH RESORT 4 * (a spacious sandy beach with a gentle entrance to the sea, a well-planned area for active and relaxing recreation, water slides for toddlers and older children, an all-inclusive food system), and also GRECOTEL DAPHNILA BAY THALASSO 4* (possibility of staying in the main building or bungalows, family rooms for up to 5 people, Russian-speaking staff, large green area, beach with natural tree shade, mini club and club for teenagers, English lessons, children’s disco, treasure hunts and pool games).
For babies and their parents, the GrecoBaby concept works in the last of these hotels – even such trifles as cradle seats or changing mats are provided.
The island is amazing in its natural and underwater beauty – with underwater caves, white-sand beaches and olive groves. Everything is nearby – from Zakynthos Airport to hotels, the transfer takes no more than 20 minutes. Near the capital of the island, 4 km away, there is a water park. The beaches of Vasilikos, Porto Zoro, Gerakas and Tsilivi will be ideal for a quiet measured holiday. One of the good options for families with children in Zakynthos would be ATLANTICA ELEON GRAND RESORT & SPA 5* in Tsilivi (all inclusive meals, daily animation program, evening shows, water slides for children and a gorgeous sandy beach). Pay attention to hotels in Lagonas, a resort town that belongs to the national marine park – there are sandy beaches 9 kilometers long.
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Mykonos: an island synonymous with prestige, the center of European fashion life in the summer on a par with Capri. Gorgeous beaches, cozy ancient streets, many shops and restaurants create a magnificent backdrop for a Mediterranean fairy tale. However, Mykonos is still more of a romantic atmosphere and there are few vacationers on the island with children, because. there are no direct flights from Russia at the moment. For high-budget tourists who still decide to come here with a transfer, we recommend Mykonos Blu Grecotel Exclusive Resort 5* Deluxe .
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The island of Kos is famous for its picturesque nature and beaches with golden sand, known as the birthplace of Hippocrates. You can get to the island by ferry from Rhodes, by flight through Athens or by charter flight during the summer season. There is a well-known problem on the island of migrants who use Kos as a transit point, but the authorities assure that they guarantee a calm and serene holiday for tourists, this issue has been resolved and the island is completely safe. The hotels are located quite secluded, most of them have a 4-5 * category and the territory has everything you need for active and children’s recreation: for example, in the hotel Grecotel Royal Park Kos 4* (play and sports grounds, restaurants and bars, water slides).
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This is perhaps the most beautiful and unusual Greek island, captured in many paintings and photographs. And you probably remember them – these are snow-white houses with blue domed roofs, descending to the sea. But alas, this is an island for honeymoon trips and cruises – you can visit here with children only as part of an excursion, because the beaches here are limited, rocky and the hotel infrastructure is not designed for families with children.
FAMILY RESORTS IN MAINLAND GREECE
Number 1 among the resorts of mainland Greece that can be recommended for families with children is Halkidiki, the famous “three fingers” peninsula – Athos, Kassandra and Sithonia. Pine trees, comfortable sandy beaches in secluded bays, calm and clear Aegean Sea – these are the colors of nature that Halkidiki is known for.
The two most famous resorts in Halkidiki with a variety of hotel options from budget 3 * to luxury villas are Sithonia and Cassandra . The nearest airport is the city of Thessaloniki and the transfer to the hotels will be within an hour and a half, which is important for children who are waiting for the sea. Thessaloniki has a modern and large water park, so if suddenly there are no water slides on the territory of the hotel, then you should definitely come and have plenty of fun on various water attractions.
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Kassandra has long sandy or pebbly beaches, water sports stations, numerous cafes and souvenir shops in cozy villages with a real Greek atmosphere, sleepy during the day and festively bustling in the evenings. It is in this region that the famous hotel complex Sani Resort is located, which has received numerous awards for the quality and level of guest service.
There is also a large selection of family hotels and apartments that are not located on the first line, but close to the beach. They are suitable for families with children who prefer to relax on the beach and spend time on excursions or walks. For a relaxing holiday, families with children of all ages on Kassandra can recommend Hotel Alexander The Great Hotel 4* (various bars and restaurants, sports infrastructure, children’s pool and playground, comfortable rooms in bungalows or in the main building, long beach with a gentle entrance to the sea).
Sithonia is distinguished by a calm and measured atmosphere, picturesque bays, an abundance of pine trees creeping right up to the edge of the fine sand beaches and providing natural shade. There are large hotel complexes with a developed infrastructure for active and family recreation: sports grounds, mini-clubs, entertainment and an all-inclusive food system.
When traveling with children, you always want to know that the children will have fun. Take a look at the Bomo hotels – in particular, Bomo Club Assa Maris 4* (private beach, beautiful promenade with palm trees, sports and entertainment activities) BomoClubFamily concept operates in the hotel : professional animators, clubs for children by age, cognitive lessons in nature, fun sports games and developing master classes.
Athos is less popular among tourists, because here is a “state within a state” – a complex of Orthodox monasteries. But, nevertheless, there are hotels that provide a relaxing holiday against the backdrop of beautiful nature, possibly with school-age children. Among these, we note Xenia Ouranoupolis Hotel 4* 4* (located on the slope of the hill with a variety of food and dining).
The second most popular resort, but competing for the first place among families with children, is the Peloponnese, washed by the Aegean and Ionian Seas. Most of the hotels here are located secluded, on the first line, and have large areas and a variety of recreational infrastructure, including SPA centers. On the Peloponnese peninsula – dense coniferous forests and sandy beaches.
Together with the possibility of visiting various excursions (Christian cathedrals and monasteries, fortresses and wineries, ancient Olympia, the Temple of Apollo, ferries to the island of Zakynthos, etc.), all this makes the Peloponnese a suitable resort in Greece for families with children, especially those of school age.
Among the Peloponnese hotels for families with children, we would like to mention separately Aldemar Olympian Village Family Resort 5 * swimming pool and water slide 90 m long).
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Experts recommend here and Potidea Palace 4* + (sandy beach, renovated in the winter of 2016, new kids club with separate sections for children from 4 to 7 and from 8 to 12, thematic Spray Park, creative center, Russian-speaking staff at the mini club).
Last year, Greece received 900,000 Russian tourists. This year, this beautiful country is counting on even more tourist flow from Russia.
However, not only Russians fell in love with Greece – especially many Germans and British will come here this year – the demand for Greek resorts has doubled and more in these countries.