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At TRVLBEES, we don’t just strive to help you book a fabulous family vacation, we also love to inspire you along the way by showing you all that is available and possible. This time we highlight the best kid-friendly resorts in Europe.

Always dreamed of exploring Europe with your family, but not sure where to start? No problem, we’ve got you covered.

Whether you’ve lived in Europe your whole life or are visiting from elsewhere, you and your kiddo(s) will never get bored here. Despite our endless list of recommendations for marvelous stays and activities, we’ve narrowed it down to a carefully-curated selection of kid friendly resorts in Europe. While we’re at it, we’ve included some of our favorite must-do’s and -sees in the region. 

Where to stay?

Here’s a list of our favorite kid-friendly boutique resorts in Europe. 

Paradou, France

This stylish, yet environmentally- and family-friendly getaway is well equipped for every family member; perfect for relaxation and fun-seekers alike.

Nestled in the picturesque hills of the renowned Provence and surrounded by idyllic French villages, this luxurious getaway houses 21 individually decorated guest rooms. Le Hameau des Baux makes the perfect home-base for a vacation filled with relaxation and play by the pool, tennis and golf matches, trips to the beach (in a 60s convertible car), and indulging in local French delicacies; to name a few of this destination’s wonderful features.

Algarve, Portugal

This fabulous and spacious kid-friendly boutique hotel is surrounded by a stunning pine forest and located at a mere 5-minute walk from the beach. Trust us when we say that this getaway truly has all the essentials for a relaxed, but fun-filled vacay.

Step out on your balcony to enjoy the magnificent ocean views, take your kid(s) to the kid’s pool or playroom, relax on the beach or go stand-up paddling and cave-exploring. Take part in a yoga class or unwind with a massage, visit the local markets, and end your day with a choice (or two) from the versatile dinner menu that both parents and kids will love. You can’t go wrong with this one! 

Beach stay at Baia Bianca Suites

Elba, Italy

Do you and your family love the feeling of being surrounded by a sparkling sea and soft white sand, while indulging in contemporary luxury? Then this kid-friendly boutique hotel is ideal for you. Set in a vast, luscious green garden by the beach, Baia Bianca houses 16 simple, yet stylish villas and guest rooms.

Located right off the Italian mainland on the stunning island of Elba, this destination is perfect for days of relaxation on the (private) beach, play in the pool or at the kid’s club, and exploring the astonishing Tuscan archipelago. For culture-lovers, the residence of Napoleon Bonaparte is nearby. Would you rather spend the day at your home away from home? Then fresh seafood at B.Bistro is a must-have for a (late) lunch!

Vourvourou, Greece

Interior design-lovers, pay attention! Located on the Gulf of Vourvourou in Sithonia, Chalkidiki, this fashionable beachfront stay is dedicated to creating a stylish, yet ecologically-balanced and environmentally-conscious experience.

You and your family will love spending time at the spacious pool, watching the sunset from a sunbed on the dock, taking a boat trip to small nearby coves and islands, and generally enjoying this destination’s relaxed, chic vibe. In other words, a resort that will truly satisfy all of your senses!

What to do & see?

Continue reading for some must-do’s and see’s around the kid-friendly boutique hotels mentioned above (and in some of our other favorite European regions).

Paradou, France

  • Spend the morning soaking in some history and culture while visiting Château des Baux, a fascinating 12th-century castle and village.
  • Go for a bike ride or hike in Alpilles Natural Regional Park, or enjoy a game of golf amid its olive trees and maritime pines.
  • Rent a vintage convertible and enjoy a ride surrounded by the beauty of the renowned French countryside.
  • Every Thursday, from May 10th to June 7th, Cicada, the restaurant at the hotel La Table du Hameau offers a fabulous tasting of organic and natural wines from the Alpilles countryside.
  • After staying at Le Hameau de Baux, extend your trip to the rest of the marvelous Cote d’Azur. Discover Marseille and travel on along the coast to exciting Saint-Tropez, Grimaud, and Sainte-Maxime.

The Algarve, Portugal

Aside from the Algarve’s stunning, soft, and sandy beaches, its mouth-watering cuisine, and year-round lovely Atlantic climate, there are plenty of other reasons why this region and its marvelous coastal scenery are the favorite holiday destination of many.

  • Visit the astonishing Cape St. Vincent in Sagres, Europe’s most southwestern point.
  • Marvel at the stunning 18th-century Church of São Lourenço, located in Loulé. Although its exterior is somewhat modest, the inside is completely clad with ‘azulejos,’ traditional ceramic tiles dating to the 1730s, and will simply blow you away.
  • Go dolphin spotting or deep-sea fishing; there are plenty of places along the Algarve that offer boat trips. Due to the large amount of common and bottlenose dolphins off the Portuguese coastline, a successful expedition is practically guaranteed! Before you know it, you’ll be accompanied by dolphin pods of up to 50. Make sure that the company brings a marine biologist along to give you some interesting insights.
  • Visit the spectacular caves and cliffs at Ponta da Piedade, or seven kilometers of golden beach at Praia da Falésia

Read more about stays and must-see’s in the Algarve here.

Elba, Italy

  • Although we doubt that you’ll want to leave your private beach at Baia Bianca Suites, the island of Elba has a plethora of stunning beaches, spread out along 147 kilometers of coastline. We recommend Enfola, Sansone & Sorgente, Fetovaia, and Biodola. The Cavoli cliffs are definitely also worth paying a visit.
  • Climb Monte Capanne, the highest mountain of Elba island, or explore it by cable cart.
  • Perhaps today Napoleon Bonaparte would’ve thought twice about fleeing from the beautiful Alba as he did so rapidly in 1815, after spending ten months on the island in exile. Visit one of his empire-style residences with both princely interiors and exteriors.
  • Go sailing, diving, and birdwatching in Capraia
  • Go (scuba) diving around the coves of Giglio and the Giannutri wrecks.

Vourvourou, Greece

  • Visit the fascinating Petralona cave
  • Enjoy an afternoon at the picturesque village ‘Parthenon’ of Sithonia located at an altitude of 350 meters on the slopes of Mount Itamos.
  • Go for a morning hike or bike ride on Mount Holomondas
  • Visit the 700-year-old village of Palia, Nikiti, filled with stone-built houses that are topped with traditional ceramic tiled roofs.
  • Marvel at the architecture of historic village Ouranopoli and Mount Athos.