Here are a few suggestions for holidays that provide good facilities for teenagers. Teenagers love to hang out with other teenagers and be kept busy and active(like all kids but just in a different way). All of these suggestions have age appropriate clubs or activities if the kids want some organised activities but more importantly they all are used to accommodating families with teenagers.
They are our just our picks though and we would love to hear from you on our forum if you have any other great holiday experiences have found other places that gave a warm welcome to children and delivered good facilities and services for kids.
Le Meridian Limassol, Cyprus
Le Meridian Limassol is surrounded by 100,000 square metres of colourful gardens and this self-contained resort boasts the largest guest rooms on the island for a luxurious experience. For kids the Penguin Village is dedicated to children with 2,500 square metres of fun, such as a mini football pitch, bouncy castle, swimming pool, mini amphitheatre and climbing frames. Themed activities include pebble painting, cowboys & Indians and a talent show. Children under three are catered for with a fully supervised creche and enclosed play area indoors and out. Teenagers will make the most of Leisure Land and the Fever Disco. Leisure Land is specially designed for teenagers and adults with four tennis courts, basketball and volleyball courts, football pitch, mini golf, pool tables, table tennis, archery, badminton, table football, air hockey, bicycles for adults and kids, as well as the unique four-lane "Atlantis" Bowling Centre.
Le Spa is only one of its kind in Europe, a unique thalassotherapy experience with four outdoor and three indoor seawater pools and was awarded the World’s Leading Spa Resort for 3 years in a row from the World Travel Awards. The health and fitness club includes a heated indoor pool, sauna, whirlpool, and steam bath, as well as a well-equipped gym with aerobic and yoga classes. Scuba-diving with PADI instructors and water sports such as waterskiing, windsurfing, paragliding, snorkelling, canoeing, jet-skiing, and sailing are also available at the beach. Book this for special offers and deals here with booking.com.
The Forte Village, Sardinia
The Forte Village Resort is set within 25 breathtaking hectares of pine forest and subtropical gardens. It is next to a dazzling white beach on the southern tip of Sardinia. This luxurious resort with its impressive range of leisure activities and distinctive restaurants, offers the very best of Sardinia to families. There are seven hotels in the resort and a dazzling and fabulous choice of rooms, suites and bungalows scattered between lushly landscaped gardens, sports grounds and swimming pools. A word of warning though It is a high cost and a top end property and you really needs to have a good spending budget while staying here. Also check the standard of accommodation as it can very considerably.
There is a wealth of restaurants offering a vast range of cuisine; from Italian to Brazilian as well as the culinary acclaimed Laetrile and even a dedicated children’s restaurant open for lunch and dinner. Nightly entertainment at the Piazza Maria Luigia is perfect for a family evening. Facilities include 10 floodlit tennis courts, a putting green, a go-cart track, an outdoor ice-skating rink and a host of water sports will occupy the whole family. For adults the jewel in the resort’s crown is the Thermae del Forte Village Spa, one of the finest health centres in Europe.
Children will have plenty of fun in the three kid’s pools, two of which are landscaped and located in the Mini Club. Activities for children and teenagers range from the traditional arts and crafts to games on the beach, train rides, karaoke, go-kart, treasure hunts, basketball and golf lessons. There is a kids club 2-11yrs (free of charge) teens club 12-17yrs and a nursery 0-2yrs (from €15 per hour) from mid May to September. This hotel was recently listed by Conde Nost as one of the top beach hotels for families in Europe. You can book online here or with Citalia or with Kuoni.
La Manga, Costa Brava, Spain
A family favourite with great facilities is the luxurious Hyatt Regency La Manga which lies at the heart of a 1400-acre sporting paradise. Families can stay in the hotel in rooms and suites or in villas or apartments in various parts of the resort. It is a big resort though so do hire a car.
The landscaped resort boasts three of the finest golf courses in Europe as well as a huge variety of other activities for all the family, plus an excellent spa for those wishing to unwind. There are plenty of beaches to choose from: a quiet cove by the resort, another a short drive away with water sports and endless beaches outside the resort on the Mar Menor or the Mediterranean.
Families will appreciate the excellent accommodation at Hyatt Las Lomas Village which provides great freedom and space for families, with a fully equipped kitchen and a separate living room. There is a wealth of sporting activities, most notably the three 18-hole golf courses that are amongst the best in Europe. Further facilities include an outdoor swimming pool and babies’ pool, an indoor lap pool and children’s pool, a tennis centre and football academy.
Babies and children will be endlessly occupied and entertained at the Junior’s Club which runs all year round and offers everything from arts and crafts to nature walks. In summer, older children and teenagers will enjoy the sporting academies giving them the opportunity to learn new skills or improve their ability in football, golf, tennis, cricket and dance. You can book here with La Manga.
A Slovenia Adventure Holiday
The Adventure Company runs lots of family adventure holidays which are suitable for kids and their Slovenia activity holiday would be good for adults and teenagers alike. Lying in the heart of Slovenia’s Julian Alps, Lake Bohinj is the perfect base for mountain adventures. Over three days the family can try their hands at a range of activities and challenges both on and around the lake. There’s orienteering, canoeing, hiking and mountain trails. You could also try optional rock climbing and canyoning. There is also a two night river expedition along the Kolpa Canyon with time to swim in the warm turquoise waters, try archery or tackle a high-ropes course before you leave. You can have a look at this online here with The Adventure Company
You will find lots of family friendly travel tips and advice in our research and advice section to help you book the right family holiday. Check out also the experiences of other parents and travellers in our parents forum and add your own experiences as we are a great believer in real parent's experiences as the best measure of whether somewhere will suit you for your family holiday.
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