Here are our favorite hotels to bring the whole family to bond, share new experiences and to learn about other cultures.
This Victorian castle, owned by the same family for 140 years, overlooks a glacier-formed lake and thousands of acres of unspoiled forest in the Shawangunk Mountains. Choose among hiking trails, swimming, canoeing — plus snowshoeing, ice skating, and cross-country skiing in the winter.
This B&B offers 700 acres of farmland and woods in the eco-minded community of Serenbe. Aside from the scheduled hay rides and scavenger hunts, guests, including children, can bottle-feed baby goats and pick blueberries. Kids can also play in a tree house in the woods or take a dive in the pool.
Located just outside of Amsterdam, Ardoer Art Camp is about experiencing art.
Considered by many a dream location, The St. Regis in Bora Bora is a place for the family to enjoy nature’s beauty. The bonus is a creative Kid’s Club where children learn to make leis and batik prints and take lessons with the pastry chef.
Located in the desert, this fashionable resort is attentive to both parents and kids, prepared to pamper all guests, including their furry friends. Plus this resort has an incredible spa.
This luxurious hotel in the Amalfi Coast village of Positano is full of trademark Italian warmth. It’s the type of hotel you’ll always yearn to return.
This mountain resort, dating back to 1778, is a classic with charm that excites all generations. This is the type of place that never changes; it lives on tradition and that’s its ultimate charm.
Planet Baobab is not a safari, but offers its own unique adventures: climbing ancient treelike succulents; quad-biking through the 6,200-square-mile; touring the Gweta village. The accomodations include a mud hut with cushy beds and en-suite shower.
Located in the Dominican Republic, this private resort offers a cluster of 10 private bungalows with easy access to a sandy beach.