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Combining sensational surroundings and seamless service with enriching experiences and fabulous facilities, there's no better choice than One&Only for your next family holiday.
From Australia to the Arabian Gulf, many of their luxury resorts around the globe offer the unmatchable KidsOnly programme exclusively for little ones, encouraging education through a range of inspiring and supervised activities that embrace local culture and nature. It's not all about the children, though, and there are also gloriously grown up pursuits you can partake in while the youngsters are occupied - from tequila tasting to romantic dinners. Of course, a family holiday is all about precious quality time together and these incredible resorts offer various eye-opening experiences that you can all enjoy, inviting you to see the world and learn about the destination, all while making memories as a family. To top it off, the spacious, stylish and super-luxe rooms and suites offer space for the whole tribe to stay, play and unwind. The hardest part? Deciding which resort to choose!

One&Only Wolgan Valley, Australia

KidsOnly:

The wonderful Wolgan Rangers programme is designed for children aged 5 to 10 years old, inviting them to enjoy an array of Aussie adventures that embrace and teach respect for this resort's unrivalled location. They include bush hikes, fossil hunting, mountain biking, horse riding and more!

Adventures for All:

A stay in the heart of the UNESCO Greater Blue Mountains teaches the important of conservation in this precious environment. Join the expert Field Rangers as you head out to help with tree planting, wildlife surveys, testing of water quality, habitat assessments, feral animal monitoring and wombat surveys. Something a little different for the family to enjoy and wonderful for the wildlife - win win!

AdultsOnly:

Certainly an activity reserved for the adults, you can take part in a tasting of Wolgan Valley's very own gin. Inspired by the valley and celebrating local produce, it is crafted using native plants, seeds and flowers... and it tastes pretty good too!

Accommodation:

A truly luxurious home-from-home, the uniquely designed Three Bedroom Wolgan Villa is a wonderfully private and completely self-contained, 410 square-metre lodge, home to three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a dining room, living room with rustic fireplace, country-style kitchen, sprawling veranda and temperature-controlled swimming pool with dazzling mountain views.
Wolgan Villa Kids' Bedroom at Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley
Wolgan Villa Kids' Bedroom at Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley

One&Only Palmilla, Mexico

KidsOnly:

The KidsOnly offerings here make the most of marvellous Mexico. Young adventurers can try their hand at authentic Mayan cooking, learn the basics of the Spanish language, paint traditional ceramics, or make their own pinatas filled with tasty treats.

Adventures for All:

Charter a private Edmiston vessel (headed up by your private captain) and set sail across the Sea of Cortez - perhaps stopping to snorkel, feeling the thrill of watersports, or simply unwinding and enjoying the service of your dedicated crew.

AdultsOnly:

While little ones enjoy endless hours of fun at the kids' club, adults can get tipsy at a tequila tasting with a masterful mixologist. It'd be rude not to in Mexico! Meanwhile, golf lovers will be itching to have a game on Jack Nicklaus' first signature course built in Latin America, comprising a 27-hole layout consisting of three nines: Arroyo, Mountain and Ocean.

Accommodation Suggestion:

Nothing less than spectacular, Villa One sleeps eight guests across its four bedroom suites, making it fabulous for larger families or two tribes travelling together. Inside, there's a full kitchen, sun-drenched living room and private cinema, while the alfresco kitchen and terrace is perfect for entertaining. There is also a gorgeous glass-walled, infinity-edge swimming pool and, to ensure your complete comfort, a team of 12 staff on hand to assist.
Surf Shack at One&Only Palmilla
Surf Shack at One&Only Palmilla

One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai

KidsOnly:

All things Arabian await little ones at this dreamy Dubai resort. Think camel riding, henna painting, belly dancing and sand sculpting. as well as plenty of water-based fun.

Adventures for All:

Step beyond the resort to discover the delights of Dubai's desert together, enjoying dune bashing, camel riding, falconry displays and archery, before feasting on authentic Arabic cuisine at sunset.

AdultsOnly:

For laid-back, child-free lunches, a swim in the stylish oversized infinity pool, or cocktails backed by the beats of a DJ, grownups should head to the adults only and ultra-cool DRIFT beach club. Effortlessly cool, the décor combines natural driftwood, topaz blues and clean white lines, while the menu offers modern Mediterranean dishes.

Accommodation Suggestion:

Boasting an elaborate Arabesque design and balconies with garden views, the dreamy Deluxe Rooms at One&Only Royal Mirage, Arabian Court can interconnect, making them ideal for families travelling together. Choose from luxurious king beds or twin beds.
Children at One&Only Royal Mirage
Children at One&Only Royal Mirage

One&Only The Palm, Dubai

KidsOnly:

An ever-changing array of interactive activities for children is on offer here - from cookie decorating and pizza making, to talent shows and movie nights, to Arabian-themed arts and crafts. Nestled within the Manor House, the club offers a cool, interactive indoor space, as well as lush gardens to explore.

Adventures for All:

The young and young at heart will delight in the rides, slides, rapids and aquarium at the famed Aquaventure Waterpark nearby. What's more, if you stay over three nights here, you can enjoy a complimentary access pass per family member!

Adults Only:

Adults should head to the UAE's only Guerlain Spa for treatments that combine age-old Arabian traditions with modern skincare innovations. For romantic relaxation, the Oriental Suite is designed for two, featuring a couples' hammam-style treatment room and al fresco rain shower.

Accommodation Suggestion:

Serene, secluded and seriously spacious, the Two Bedroom Beachfront Villa is unmatchable for a family stay, sleeping up to four adults and one child across its two bedrooms. Other fabulous facilities include an open-plan living room with bar, a kitchenette, huge alfresco terrace with seating and dining furniture, and a super sleek temperature-controlled swimming pool with views over the Arabian Gulf. You'll have your own team of dedicated butlers, and private driveway access for complete peace and quiet.
Two Bedroom Beachfront Villa at One&Only The Palm
Two Bedroom Beachfront Villa at One&Only The Palm

One&Only Reethi Rah, Maldives

KidsOnly:

Snorkelling with manta rays and banana boating are just some of the wonderful water-based activities on offer at this Maldivian hideaway, while other educational pursuits include sushi making, coconut crafts, science experiments and gecko safaris.

Adventures for All:

Who doesn't love dolphins? Head out together on an unforgettable boat cruise in search of over 20 species of whale and dolphin that call the Maldives home, enjoying refreshments and soaking up as the sunshine as you (hopefully) spot them frolicking in the crystal-clear waters.

AdultsOnly:

While the little ones spend time learning with the KidsOnly activities or hanging out with a fun babysitter, be whisked away by boat to a private sandbank for an ultra-romantic experience. Snorkel with magical marine life, sunbathe on your own desert island, and enjoy drinks while admiring the sunset.

Accommodation Suggestion:

Super spacious and just steps from the Indian Ocean, the Two Villa Residence with Pool is perfect for families seeking freedom. It is made up of two interconnected thatched villas that each house a beautiful bedroom, as well as large and luxurious living and dining spaces. Outside, unwind together on the beachfront terrace or in the private pool.
Little Girl on Beach in Hammock at One&Only Reethi Rah
Little Girl on Beach in Hammock at One&Only Reethi Rah

One&Only Le Saint Géran, Mauritius

KidsOnly:

It's all about getting little ones outdoors here (and for good reason!) with activity programmes including treasure hunts, beach football, snorkelling trips, barbecues and exploring the herb garden.

Adventures for All:

Make memories on an authentic Mauritian adventure with the 'One Bonfire' experience here. Set sail aboard the 55-foot fishing boat, trying your hand at deep-sea fishing, before heading to the beach for a family feast of your freshly grilled catch (which may include blue marlin, yellowfin tuna and wahoo).

AdultsOnly:

Take some time out from the children and indulge in an intimate and romantic private dining experience across a variety of gorgeous locations - from the unique tipi to the jetty. Feast on freshly prepared menus and enjoy the attentive services of your butler.

Accommodation Suggestion:

One&Only Le Saint Géran houses a collection of Family Suites, designed with - you guessed it - families in mind. Available with either two or three bedrooms, they also boast open-plan living areas with additional sofa beds, plenty of outdoor space and glorious views.
Children at One&Only Le Saint Geran
Children at One&Only Le Saint Geran

One&Only Cape Town, South Africa

KidsOnly:

As well as the fun-filled, themed activities on offer in the 100-square-metre clubhouse - including crafting origami puppets, making elephant charm bracelets and playing garden games - the KidsOnly programme includes various day trips filled with discovery.

Adventures for All:

Cape Town is fab for families. You may choose to head to the top of iconic Table Mountain (by scenic hike or fun cable car), visit one of the many interactive museums, enjoy an afternoon paddle boarding along the resort's pretty private canals, or head to Boulder's Beach to meet the cheeky penguins that call it home.

AdultsOnly:

Enjoy precious grown-up time with an exquisite meal in the Wine Loft, enjoying expertly crafted menus paired with world-class wine. For even more wonderful wine, take a trip to the picturesque Cape Winelands and taste the incredible vintages alongside an expert.

Accommodation Suggestion:

Settle in for your stay in the terrific Two Bedroom Family Suite here, which sleeps up to four adults and two children. Eat together in the private dining area or unwind in the elegant lounge as you enjoy views from the floor-to-ceiling windows, all while your dedicated butler sees to your every need.
Mother and Daughter at One&Only Cape Town
Mother and Daughter at One&Only Cape Town

Amy Henderson

Product Content Specialist

From driving along the sun-kissed California coast and whale watching in Canada, to swimming with turtles in Barbados, cookery classes in Oman and touring temples in Thailand, I've enjoyed some amazing experiences around the world. With a genuine love for all things travel, I can't think of anything I'd rather do than research, experience and share incredible destinations, luxury hotels and bespoke adventures.

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