Looking to get away with family in 2021? We round up the best resorts

Looking to get away with the family in 2021? We have rounded up some of the best child, teen (and of course adult!) friendly resorts to ensure everyone has the holiday they deserve

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  • British Airways Holidays carefully selects resorts that the whole family will love 
  • Families can secure bookings for holidays on low deposits from just £75pp 
  • Holidays are ATOL protected and come with 23 kg baggage per person as standard 

Taking a family holiday is the perfect way to reconnect with your loved ones and make new memories.

But finding the ultimate resort to ensure children, teenagers and even adults have the holiday they deserve can be tricky.

Luckily, help is on hand from British Airways Holidays, as they understand the needs of a family holiday and carefully selects properties across the world that will suit everyone from active toddlers to parents in need of some well-earned downtime.

Taking a family holiday and making new memories is the perfect way to reconnect with your loved ones in 2021 

These properties offer kids clubs, child-friendly menus and even child-sized robes as well as more grown-up activities such a mixology and spa treatments – so there is sure to be something for everyone. 

Whats more, with British Airways Holidays you can book with confidence as they offer piece of mind as all holidays are ATOL protected, plus you can take advantage of the “book now, pay later” low deposit schemes from just £75pp – there is also a 23 kg baggage allowance per person as standard. 

And there’s a 24-hour holiday helpline, where experts are on hand, providing reassurance throughout your trip. British Airways Holidays also offers the flexibility to change or cancel your trip free of charge if travelling before 31st August 2021.

And of course, there’s also the opportunity to upgrade your flight and travel in British Airways Club World or Club Europe cabins. In Club World perks include a full flat bed, delicious on board food and drink as well as an increased baggage allowance, access to private lounges and priority boarding. 

So where should you be heading with the family in 2021? Here we round up some of the hottest spots…

Domes Resorts

The entrance to the brand new Domes of Corfu, which is set to open next year and will please the most discerning of traveller

Entertaining families in Greek destinations rich in history is what Domes Resorts does best.

And its newest resort, set to open in 2021, will be the ultimate getaway for seriously cool families, who want authentic Greek hospitality coupled with contemporary accommodation that will please the most discerning of traveller.

Called Domes of Corfu, this beautiful property in a fairytale setting sits right next to the Ionian Sea, surrounded by a lush green forest.

It has an incredible golden sand beach with crystal clear waters as well as alluring pools, including one specially designed for little ones, where families will be able to relax and spend time reconnecting.

For young children, there will be a delightful miniature village to explore, tweens will love their own special club where they can take part in a whole host of activities, while those over the age of 13 can try out surfing, camping or even enjoy a movie night outdoors.

But don’t worry – it’s not all about the children. Domes of Corfu will also boast adult-only zones as well as a spa and a variety of bars and restaurants to explore.

However, if you can’t wait for Domes of Corfu to open, why not check out its other resorts Domes of Elounda, Autograph Collection and Domes Zeen, a Luxury Collection Resort, Chania- both on the stunning Greek island of Crete.

Domes of Elounda, Autograph Collection sits right opposite the stunning UNESCO protected islet of Spinalonga

The Instagrammable vibe of Domes Zeen, a Luxury Collection Resort, Chania, is sure to be a hit with the teenagers

Domes of Elounda, Autograph Collection, is located right opposite the UNESCO-protected islet of Spinalonga and is in the perfect location for beach-loving families thanks to its private shoreline.

Here, rooms come with handy baby and toddler-friendly amenities and there’s plenty to keep them entertained at the eco-friendly playground.

Parents can also relax in the knowledge that international childcare experts are on hand to watch over their children and get them involved in activities that include cooking, drawing and even trampoline lessons. 

And everyone can enjoy the multi award winning Core – a sprawling green urban space with restaurants, shopping and wellness as well as a unique popup recreational zone for children.

Domes Miramare Corfu, which was once owned by the Onassis family and has hosted the rich and famous 

Meanwhile, Domes Zeen, a Luxury Collection Resort, Chania, is sure to be a hit with the teenagers. That’s because it’s known for Instragrammable style, which is a massive hit with bloggers.

Its rooms are described as being earthy, quiet and intimate, offering enriched comfort and laid-back luxury – perfect for a post-modern family.

But if your family doesn’t include any little ones, Domes also has adults-only resorts for those wanting something a bit quieter – including Domes Miramare Corfu, a Luxury Collection Resort.

This resort, which has undergone a multi-million-pound renovation, once belonged to the Onassis family and has hosted the rich and the famous from around the world.

Domes Noruz Chania is an adults-only resort with a cosmopolitan and chilled out vibe 

Here, guests can soak up the Greek sun or rent a private yacht to go and explore the island’s UNESCO-protected old town.

Another adults-only property is Domes Noruz Chania, Autograph Collection, which boasts a cosmopolitan and chilled out vibe.

At this resort, all rooms and suites come with an outdoor swimming pool or Jacuzzi, and guests can enjoy the music from its resident DJ or take part in a fun mixology class. There’s a lively and quiet pool, depending on what takes your mood.

  • Book your Greece family holiday to Crete or Corfu at ba.com/domes

Atlantis The Palm

Atlantis The Palm is an ocean-themed resort located on the crescent of Dubai’s Palm Island

Atlantis The Palm boasts a 17-hectare water park that includes the world’s longest water ride 

This iconic ocean-themed resort located on the crescent of Dubai’s Palm Island has been a favourite with families for years.

And it’s easy to see why.

It’s home to the 17-hectare water park, Atlantis Adventure, which boasts over 30 attractions, there’s also the Aquaconda attraction – the world’s largest water slide – as well as a 1.6 km river ride and a tidal wave pool creating swells over a metre high.

Thrillseekers will love the body slides, which include Poseidon’s Revenge, where you can hit speeds of up to 60km per hour, and tube slides, which wind through dark tunnels before landing in the lazy river. And smaller children have their very own area, called Splashers, which has slides safe for them to play on all day.  

Wavehouse, the Palm’s newest hangout, offers entertainment, a bowling alley, an arcade, and a Surf’s Up wave rider – as well as burgers and pizza.

Adults can enjoy downtime in the ShuiQi Spa – a tranquil place of serenity with 27 treatment rooms.

And if that’s not enough, young kids can enjoy a huge array of activities in the Kids Club, while older teens will feel right at home at Club Rush – the perfect chill-out spot with a gaming zone, an internet cafe and even a mocktail bar.

A babysitting service is also available for busy parents needing a little downtime.

And what better way to spend it then by taking afternoon tea in the swanky Imperial Club Lounge, dining in one of the 30 restaurants or bars or relaxing in the ShuiQi Spa – a tranquil place of serenity with 27 treatment rooms.

  • Book your Dubai family holiday at ba.com/atlantisthepalm.

Palace Resorts

The water park at The Grand at Moon Palace in Cancun, which is packed with thrilling water slides

If you and your family want to be treated like royalty – then one of these five-star Palace Resorts is just the ticket.

The all-inclusive resorts – The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun and Moon Palace Jamaica – have unrivalled facilities that are sure to keep the whole family happy.

At The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun, the water park will definitely be a hit with youngsters and adults alike with its thrilling slides, wave pool and even a FlowRider surf simulator. For something a bit more sedate, families can also relax on the lazy river or by one of the 10 pools.

For younger children, there is an amazing playroom that boasts bumper cars, neon mini-golf and a mysterious mirror maze, while the Wired Lounge, which is especially for teens, is brimming with arcade video games. 

Or if you want to do an activity as a whole family, head down to the resort’s bowling alley or to the white sand beach. 

Families can relax by one of the 10 pools pictured, or head to the white sand beach 

The amazing playroom at The Grand at Moon Palace which has bumper cars, neon mini-golf and a mysterious mirror maze

But adults aren’t an afterthought – they can work on their game on the Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course, relax in the Awe Spa or dine at one of the 11 restaurants, which serve a variety of a la carte cuisine from Lebanese to Peruvian.

What’s more, entry-level rooms at The Grand at Moon Palace are extremely spacious and come complete with a large terrace, which can comfortably accommodate a family of four.

Meanwhile, Moon Palace Jamaica is perfectly located just five minutes from downtown Ocho Rios, with the stunning Dunn’s River Falls and the adventure park, Mystic Mountain nearby.

Moon Palace Jamaica is perfectly located just five minutes from downtown Ocho Rios

The FlowRider surf simulator at Moon Palace Jamaica will delight young and old alike 

In the resort itself, there are four pools, five superb restaurants and a relaxing Awe Spa.

Little ones can play until their heart is content in the kids playroom, while in the Wired Lounge, teens and adults alike can immerse themselves in arcade games.

At Moon Palace Jamaica, children and teens under 18 can stay, play and eat for free when sharing their parents’ room, and in addition, the resort offers free complimentary transfers from Montego Bay Airport.

  • Book your Caribbean family holiday to Jamaica or Cancun at ba.com/palaceresorts. 

Sani Resort

The sprawling Sani Resort is nestled on the magnificent Kassandra Peninsula in Halkidiki, Greece

Sani Resort, nestled on Greece’s magnificent Kassandra Peninsula in Halkidiki, believes that happy children mean a happy holiday.

Family-owned, it is set within 1,000 acres of fragrant pine forest and olive groves and also boasts five miles of immaculate sandy beaches, an eco-reserve, a bird sanctuary and a private yacht marina.

There are five hotels to choose from – each with its own distinctive character and an array of stunning rooms, some of which have direct access to the beach.

Children are more than catered for as they all receive their own custom bathrobes and slippers, to make sure they really feel like VIPs. For babies, the resort can provide equipment and essential supplies from strollers and cots to sterilisers and Gro clocks.

And there are three distinct kids clubs – that cater for all ages.

The Crèche is the baby care service, run by the in-house Little Guests team, which can look after little ones as young as four months up to four years and offer them new experiences.

The family-owned Sani Resort is set within 1,000 acres of fragrant pine forest and olive groves

Sani Resort believes that happy children mean a happy holiday

The Little Guests team also runs The Kids Club for children between the ages of four to 11, and they organise everything from mini-Olympic Games on the beach to picnics and parties.

Meanwhile, for older children, aged 12 to 17, there is the new Ozone Teen House located in the buzzing Sani Marina and open from 10am to 10pm every day. 

Teens can also while away their days with mountain-biking, paddle board yoga and even football coaching from the Chelsea Football Foundation (at a charge) or for something a little different they can try their hand at beekeeping. 

And adults aren’t forgotten, when they want to go for a quick 30-minute swim alone, Sani’s Babewatch staff will watch their children at the water’s edge – keeping them safe.

Guests on full or half board can take advantage of the Dine Around programme, which allows them to eat across the resort and in the Marina (pictured: one of many dining locations within Sani Resort)

Festival-loving families will be keen to know that the resort hosts two very special events each year – the Sani Festival and Sani Gourmet.

Both allow the owners of the resort to celebrate their passion for the performing arts and culinary excellence.

And when it comes to gastronomical delights, Sani has 23 restaurants ranging from traditional Greek food to Michelin-starred fine dining – and there are nutritious children’s menus. 

Guests on full or half board can take advantage of the Dine Around programme, which allows them to eat across the resort and in the Marina.

  • Book your Halkidiki family holiday at ba.com/sani.


Visit ba.com/holidays to book or call on 0344 493 0787. 

Calls are charged at local rate. Flight bookings made over the telephone incur a £10 booking fee per person, holiday bookings incur no fee. Cancel or change options available on new bookings for travel dates up to August 31, 2021.   

As a result of coronavirus (Covid-19) and evolving local legislation, some amenities and facilities shown in this supplement may have restrictions in place at time of travel. Please check before travelling to avoid any disappointment. All information featured in this supplement is subject to change and was correct as at January  4 2021.

Conditions apply, see ba.com/customer-promise for full details. 

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