WHO: Martinhal Family Hotels & Resorts


WHAT: A collection of luxury hotels in Portugal designed with families in mind launched in 2010.

WHY: As Europe's leading luxury family holiday brand its stands to reason Martinhal would again scoop Gold! Known for fusing design, luxury and children in some of Portugal’s most prestigious and beautiful locations, with 4 stylish resorts (3 in the Algarve and and 1 in Lisbon). Martinhal offer family accommodation all while putting children at the forefront, we love all the added extras that ensure your holiday is as stress free as possible (think 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). What's more their Kids Clubs, catering for babies from 6 months to teens are another huge benefit for parents who need a little rest and relaxation. Going to Portugal? Then Martinhal are your first web search.

We stayed here a few years ago and loved it! It’s such a great concept for families and we loved how relaxing our trip was. Highly recommend!
Zoey Goto, Travel Journalist and Author
We've stayed at two of the Martinhal properties (other two are on my holiday list!) and can 100% recommend! Firstly as a mother who appreciates a holiday with a luxe hotel, good food, excellent service and entertainment for an only child and, secondly as the Editor of Junior who looks for good design, an impeccable brand ethos and a brand that more than lives up to its reputation. When I next go to Portugal, Martinhal will be my first choice.
Bonita Turner, Junior Magazine

WHERE: Martinhal Resorts



WHO: Scott Dunn Explorers

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WHAT: A luxury family travel tour operator.

WHY: Scott Dunn lead the way when it comes to knowing what works best for the perfect bespoke family holiday. It's in-depth research of the best resorts, accommodation, experiences and flight times ensures this - they have been creating tailor-made holidays for over 30 years after all! But, what sets them apart is that they provide their own Scott Dunn Explorers Kids Clubs at 11 hotels in 10 global destinations, including Portugal, Greece, Cyprus, Mauritius, the Maldives and French Alps. The expert childcare from 4 months to teen, including an incredible activity programmes for older children that includes cooking with the head chef, bug hunts or learning to dive, the emphasis is on fun, getting out and about and meeting new friends. Book us in!

The focus on kids and activities is so great!
Bonnie Van Geel, Stylist and Photographer
When I think of a luxury travel operator I immediately think of Scott Dunn. This tried-and-trusted brand goes above and beyond to ensure that that 1, 2 or even 3 week family trip is one you will remember for years to come. Top class service from amazing (and super friendly) staff.
Bonita Turner, Editor of Junior

WHERE: Scott Dunn