The most beautiful hotels for a family holiday

Intergenerational holidays are becoming more and more popular. Plus: The most beautiful hotels for young and old!

16 July 2021

The more stressful the job, the more often family life is neglected. This is not the only reason why cross-generational holidayare booming, and they may once again have something of the glamour of a classic summer retreat.

Here you will find three hotels that are perfect for a family holiday!


As a teenager, you're looking for great freedom and finally travel without parents! Holidays with adults are embarrassing, you want to conquer the world with friends. It's only years later, when old photos accidentally fall into your hands while you're cleaning out your stuff, that you're overcome with nostalgia. The first holiday at the seaside was somehow quite nice back then. Longing for past times, when you were small and the world was infinitely big. Every holiday was an adventure, even if you were only travelling in your home country.

Holidays with the family can be quite something!

It is not uncommon for people in adulthood to travel with their own children back to where they themselves used to stay. You have an emotional attachment to a vacation spot; you look forward to relaxing in that area all year because you know: it will be the same again. Sometimes you want to arrive and immediately switch into recovery mode, not be at home but still feel at home; relax with others without feeling like you're missing out. It's not just since the pandemic that we've realized how valuable it is to spend time with loved ones. In the meantime, however, what we mean by family has changed: It can be single parents, patchwork families, friends with their children or grandparents with their grandchildren. Multi-generational holidays or intergenerational travel are what we call this.

The most beautiful hotels

Falkensteiner Hotel & Spa Jesolo

Piazza Le Corbusier 6, 30016 Lido di Jesolo VE, Italy
Tel: +39 0421 18310

It is not only the relatively short journey that makes Jesolo so desirable for families, but also the 15 kilometre long beach that invites young and old to lose themselves. Accordingly, the offer of the house is also aimed at children: from the playground Falky-Land to a varied entertainment program to the babysitting service - here everything revolves around the well-being of the kids. But parents don't miss out either. They can relax in the 2100 m² large, newly renovated "Acquapura Blue.Horizon SPA", enjoy Hawaiian treatments or simply test the diverse culinary offer of the hotel in its own beach club with private beach access - including the new "Restaurant Hoku & Lounge Bar". Luxury and an informal ambience are playfully intertwined here - the Barefoot philosophy is enjoyed by young and old alike! Double room from € 271,- per person.

The hotel in Italy is relaxing for parents and an adventure for children.

Martinhal Sagres Beach Family Resort Hotel

R. Baiona la Real Apartado 54, 8650-908 Sagres, Portugal
Tel: +351 282 240200

Active and yet totally relaxed: this perfectly describes a stay in Sagres. Although the "Martinhal" resorts include other gems to visit, this destination stands out due to its unique location. Nestled in an idyllic bay and located directly on the beach Praia do Martinhal, at the southernmost tip of Portugal, the resort scores with a breathtaking view. You can enjoy this either from the resort or from one of the private villas, which score points with seclusion and their own pool. Here, families can be completely alone without having to forego the comforts of a five-star hotel. This also includes five children's and youth clubs corresponding to the age groups. In addition, there are various sports academies where children can improve their skills in tennis and swimming. Tip: the resort is especially specialized in babies! Double room from € 170,- per person.

Families can also spend an idyllic holiday in Portugal.

Feuerstein Nature Family Resort

Pflersch 185, 39041 Brennero, South Tyrol, Italy
Tel: +39 0472 770126

The "Feuerstein Nature Family Resort" pursues a holistic approach that is second to none. On the one hand, there is the unique location, which already provides the best starting point for hikes, ski tours as well as exploration tours and is often described as a place of power. Located at the head of the idyllic Pflerschtal valley, the wild and romantic nature is the constant protagonist and per se already provides a lot of material for a perfect family holiday in the green. However, the main protagonists remain the children, who can get to know the alpine flora and fauna of South Tyrol in a very playful way - this according to the pedagogical principles of Maria Montessori, because here nothing happens by chance; no matter whether you follow a culinary journey of pleasure by chef Tina Marcelli in the gourmet restaurant "Artifex" or book a spa treatment. In the 3000 m2 Mountain Spa, wellness enjoyment awaits the whole family, including an infinity pool for the grown-ups and a water slide for the little ones. Double room from € 180,- per person.

The resort in South Tyrol is a place of power and adventure in one!

Credit: Melanie Gleinser-Moritzer / Photos: Walter Luttenberger, Dominik Orth, Michael Reusse, Kottersteger, Alex Filz, provided

This article appeared in the Falstaff TRAVEL issue Summer 2021.

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