Best Family Travel Brand | Junior Design Awards 2019


WHO: Martinhal Family Hotels & Resorts


WHAT: A collection of luxury hotels in Portugal designed with families in mind. With stylish resorts in the Algarve and Lisbon, parents can opt for a family beach escape or introduce little ones to the wonders of the city break. With children at the forefront of their brand identity, Martinhal offer the little design touches other hotels overlook, like puree menus in every restaurant and furniture with rounded edges to avoid bumps and scrapes.

WHY: This company’s incredible attention to detail and intrinsic understanding of what families away from home need really stood out to our judges who were all so impressed with welcoming touches such as an extra set of child-height bannisters, booster steps for the bathroom sinks and washing machines in every apartment as well as the Baby Concierge service which allows guests to book all manner of baby essentials, from sterilisers to potties , ahead of their stay and find them ready and waiting in their room on arrival. Their Kid’s clubs, catering for babies from 6 months to teens are another huge benefit for parents who need a little rest and relaxation. All in all, our judges felt this was the perfect mix of luxury accommodation, a stunning setting and the practical side of childcare seamlessly covered. Our judges said:

Beautiful packages.
Aly, founder of allmumstalk
It sounds as if they have thought of all the things that parents actually care about when taking the kids on holiday.
Caroline Rowland, founder of interiors magazine, 91
A holiday brand that’s all about making sure both you and the kids have the best of times
Gemma Breger and Samantha Silver, founders of This is Mothership
So well set up for small children with great attention to detail!
Hollie de Cruz, hypnobirthing expert, author and creator of yesmumcards
Fantastic properties with luxury and family friendliness in mind. I love that all the rooms have been designed and furnished with child friendly furniture.
Mariko Kuo, travel, lifestyle blogger

WHERE: Martinhal Resorts

Best Family Travel Brand | Junior Design Awards 2019


WHO: Oliver’s Travels

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WHAT: A luxury villa holiday provider specialising in unique family holiday homes. With a portfolio of hand-picked family friendly properties chosen for their exclusive design, location and most importantly, value. Oliver’s travels can provide Child-safe Pools, toys, games and facilities at your villa or chateau on request and chef, maid, spa and babysitting services are all available.

WHY: Our judges loved the concept of unusual, off-the-beaten-track properties for family time away from the crowds with the option of every possible requirement being fulfilled by the concierge service. The pledge to make sure their properties are all good value was another big point scorer. Our judge wrote in their notes:

Love this company as well as pricing not being extortionate.
Gabrielle Spang, founder of concept store Scandimini
Fantastic selection of family friendly, yet beautiful villas.
Mariko Kuo, travel, lifestyle and fashion blogger
Perfect for families who love stunning properties, a little independence and exploring their surroundings on their own steam.
Bonita Turner, Editor of Junior

WHERE: Oliver’s Travels

Best Family Travel Brand | Junior Design Awards 2019


WHO: Scott Dunn Tailor-made Luxury Travel

WHAT: A luxury family holiday tour operator that has been creating tailor-made holidays for over 30 years. With an exceptional range of villas and hotels on their books, they also provide their own Scott Dunn Explorers kids clubs at 11 hotels around the world, offering expert childcare to our youngest of guests from 4 months to incredible activity programmes for older children.

WHY: If you’re looking for a bespoke holiday that ticks all your boxes this is the company to organise the trip of your dreams. Our judges were super impressed with Scott Dunn’s extensive knowledge about family travel all around the world and wrote in their notes:

Childcare from 4 months plus, lots of locations in some of our favourite destinations plus the option of self catering.
Gemma Breger and Samantha Silver founders of This is Mothership

WHERE: Scott Dunn

Best Family Travel Brand | Junior Design Awards 2019


WHO: Royal Caribbean International Cruise Brand

WHAT: The world’s largest global cruise line, with a fleet of 26 innovative ships that sail to over 260 incredible destinations around the world. With activities on offer like sky diving and surf simulators, and bumper cars as well as exciting entertainment and mouth-watering dining options as standard this is a holiday of a lifetime experience.

WHY: If you want to do something a little different and see a lot more of the world on your travels, a cruise could be just the ticket! Our judges loved the idea of setting sail with the family safe in the knowledge that all entertainment, food and drink were all covered with the backdrop of the ocean and several port stops to keep things varied and exciting.

There really is something for everyone on Royal Carribbean, kids would absolutely love all the exciting activities not to mention living on an extraordinary boat for the duration of their holiday.
Bonita Turner, Editor of Junior

WHERE: Royal Caribbean International