Do you have a house filled with the buzzing of constant notifications? Or a teenager that can't leave the house without their phone? As our children become more and more dependent on technology, it's time to unplug and detach from the screens.
Breaking bad habits can be difficult. An extraordinary escape can help you reconnect with the world and with each other.
Soaked in sunshine and just a short flight away, the alluring island of Tenerife - with its coastal towns, warm waters and mountain trails - will have the whole family forgetting their phones in no time. Nestled on a clifftop of the largest Canary Island is The Ritz-Carlton Tenerife, Abama:
a playful paradise of endless activities and stunning beach views.
Every moment at this resort is filled with family fun, from waking up in a spacious villa designed for together time before heading out on a day at the water park, to joining an astronomer for the evening to learn about the stars. Onsite, there's a selection of pools that are open to all ages for kids to splash the day away, and the younger guests will even have access to the largest Ritz Kids in Europe!
A Force of Nature
Where nature is at its most dramatic and the wildlife encounters are unlike any other, discover the surreal scenes of Antarctica's
wondrously white landscape on a family adventure of a lifetime. When staring through a screen it is easy to forget the enormity of nature's wonder, but an adventure-packed Antarctic cruise is sure to awaken appreciation and curiosity in any adventurer.
Whilst this otherworldly destination remains remote, the immensities of the world's southernmost continent, as well as the animals and the abandoned research stations that call it home, are things of wonder. From walks past penguin colonies who, due to lack of predators, may be just as curious in you as you are them, to spotting the perfectly preserved explorer's camps and outposts, Antarctica is awash with unforgettable uniqueness.
Experience the Extraordinary
The white sand shores and tropical forests of the Dominican Republic will have you feeling worlds away from the ordinary. With a 30,000-acre complex filled with a choice of immersive experiences at your fingertips, your family escape to Eden Roc Cap Cana
will be bursting with unforgettable moments and keep all kids captivated.
Nestled within an exclusive gated community, guests can experience complete privacy and uninterrupted access to flawless facilities as part of their stay; a playful kids' club, marina, expansive equestrian centre and a stylish spa provide entertainment for everyone. For families wanting to go one step further, the resort can arrange some extraordinary excursions, from speedboat rides through the mangroves to an immersive safari in the Dominican countryside or spotting squirrel monkeys - you can even take to the skies with helicopter tours!
After all the excitement, you can retreat to one of the many suites and villas that are perfectly tailored to family stays, with thoughtful communal spaces including a private pool for time together, but also promising privacy with separate bedrooms.
Two Bedroom Family Residence - Piscina Suite
A Playground in the Peloponnese
With a dazzling waterfront, private pools and local explorations of Costa Navarino, The Romanos, A Luxury Collection Resort
will awaken the adventurer in everyone. Having been recognised as not just the best resort in Greece, but among the best in the world, you can be sure that this is an experience that you'll never forget, without the help of Instagram!
There is so much to do and see at this resort, from the sports academies and kids' club designed to keep young ones busy, to the 4,000m² Anazoe Spa for the parents in need of a rest. The resort sits at the edge of the crystal-clear Ionian Sea, where kids can discover shipwrecks and vibrant marine life below the surface, or head into the Messinian countryside for biking, hiking and rock-climbing adventures! The whole family can delve further into the wonders of the Navarino Dunes with the resort's Messinian Authenticity programme, promising everything from folk songs to family picnics.
Anazoe Spa Hydro Massage Pool
Recreational Park Pool
Fun in the Sun
A Spanish paradise of extensive family facilities and abundant activities for all ages, Puente Romano Beach Resort
is a vibrant escape that is perfect for making treasured memories - without a phone in sight! From jet-skiing and banana rides on the crystal-clear waters to rising to the challenge of the world-class tennis club, there is so much to experience. And for the days when you would rather play by the pool, you will have a choice of four to enjoy, including one that is just for infants.
Living the Island Life
Whether you have tech-savvy teens or infants infatuated with iPads, the island air and colourful energy of St. Regis Bali
will awaken a sense of 'here and now' in everyone. Spend your days by the pool or unleash some energy on the beach with a range of thrilling watersports available from the on-site watersports centre. Or you can even book an enlightening and invigorating private class for your young luminaries, whether it be yoga, music or a local cooking masterclass!
Ready, Set, Go!
Encompassing eight luxury hotels and an unmatched array of sports academies across 55 acres of sweeping greenery, Forte Village
are the ultimate destination for families looking to unleash their energetic (and competitive) side. No matter the interest or the age, the expansive activities on offer at this Italian idyll is sure to trounce any technology, whether it's tennis, football, cycling or sailing. And with professional masterclasses and tailored training sessions, you'll be playing like a pro in no time!
Forte Village, Football School
Soulful Luxury on the Antiguan Shores
Promising a laid-back home-away-from-home experience that is perfect for those all-important family moments, Jumby Bay Island
captures the spirit of living in the moment as opposed to through a screen. Named after the Antiguan word for a playful soul, this is an island filled with sun-soaked family fun, where villas and residences provide an ultra-exclusive, all-inclusive experience. There are even Family Suites that are dedicated to making everyone's stay incredible - with a private swimming pool and separate bedrooms.
Spend your days together surrounded by a tropical paradise on the curved shores of Jumby Bay beach; kick back in a hammock strung between the palms, enjoy a family picnic on the white sands or, if you're visiting between June and November, you can even get involved in the Hawksbill Turtle Programme where guests of all ages can experience the unforgettable sight of these amazing creatures making their nests.
Walk on the Wild Side
Gather your clan and head out on an eye-opening and enthralling Kenyan discovery across bush plains, forests and famed reserves. On a breathtaking journey that combines luxury travel with awe and thrills for the whole family, experience exciting wildlife encounters and gain expert knowledge from local guides.
From canopy walks through forests filled with elephants to getting up close to nature as you ride on horseback, this adventure is brimming with encounters that will leave phones long forgotten. Immerse yourself in Kenya's natural beauty on your 11-night Luxury Kenya Safari:
you'll meet the local Maasai people who will welcome you into their culture and traditions, learn to track animal prints with the help of your guide but, most importantly, you will leave with unforgettable memories of an extraordinary family adventure.
An Unforgettable Grecian Getaway
Elounda Gulf Villas
know how important it is to switch off and spend time together. Welcoming travellers of all ages, and promising accommodation that celebrates having everyone under one roof (whilst still ensuring a little privacy), this hillside Grecian retreat with spectacular sea views will leave everyone with a newfound appreciation for the here and now. Discover the myths and history of the island together, or simply enjoy an in-villa barbecue with the ones you love most.
Made for Memory Making
With the firm belief that memories are the best keepsakes, and family time is a luxury that we should all indulge in, children of all ages take centre stage at Half Moon.
The 400 acres of landscaped grounds and two miles of beautiful beachfront of this Caribbean icon promise exceptional experiences for kids, from the folklore-inspired Anancy Children's Village to the horseback adventures of the Equestrian Centre.
Ocean Magic in the Maldives
Whilst you may expect a peaceful haven from the dazzling beaches of the Maldives, this idyllic escape is also a smash hit with beach-loving kids. No matter how old, your little ones can dive into ocean adventures with Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa:
kayaking through the crystal-clear waters, watching as manta rays, blue marlin and whale sharks swim past them on a scuba diving adventure, helping feed baby sea turtles and even learning to hang loose at the resort's own Surf School.
Under the Sea in Barbados
Artfully combining seclusion with a sense of freedom and space, Saint Peter's Bay offers a welcoming space for all. Away from the glare of screens, families can bond over the wonders of nature and create memories that will last a lifetime The Sea Turtle Education Program is a highlight for visitors of all ages, teaching them about the importance of caring for our ocean and the creatures that inhabit it. Whether it's exploring the beach, snorkelling in the crystal-clear waters, enjoying the day at the impressive Kid's club or simply relaxing in the sun, Saint Peter's Bay
offers a welcoming space for all families to enjoy.
Children Jumping from a Water Taxi
Kayaking Along the Shoreline
Children's Club - On the Beach