iEscape With Kids
Hurrah – holidaying en famille need no longer mean substituting little luxuries in favour of an all-inclusive package at Disneyworld, as style-setting travel site iEscape has launched a Kids Collection of hotels and self-catering properties that will positively welcome your little darlings.
Ideas range from boutique boltholes and B&Bs in Britain to far-flung animal adventures in India and South Africa. All look sooo inviting (and not just because I’m about to have another baby, thereby financially disqualifying myself from exotic holidays for a while) I defy you not to book on the spot.
My picks are hip Slovenian hotel Soncna Hisa, which boasts a cool garden toddler area, free monitors that work all over the hotel and the gorgeous Stork room for families with tots (top), Portugal’s Villas Martinhal with its cool, Magis-furnished Little Foxes kids’ club (middle), playground and arts and crafts activities and chic Hotel Esencia in Mexico which has children’s yoga and cookery classes, a children’s menu, plus kiddie chocolate spa treatments (don’t worry, the spa also caters for grown-ups). Now, where did I put my passport…