Travelling with a baby needn't be daunting. With a little preparation (and a few helpful extras), it can not only be fairly stress-free, but also an incredibly memorable holiday. There’s nothing quite like taking your little one for their first paddle in the Med, or seeing them smile as you dip their toes in the pool.
Our baby-friendly holidays aims to make travelling with tots as relaxing as possible. The hotels have been handpicked to ensure they make the grade, and each goes above and beyond when it comes to welcoming families with babies.
You can browse our full selection of baby-friendly holidays below. They cover a range of destinations, from close-to-home spots like Spain and Portugal (great if you’d prefer a shorter flight time), to the far-flung shores of Mauritius (perfect for a bit of winter sun).
For the second year running, we have the great honour of having been voted the runner up for the "Best Luxury Tour Operator for Families".
At Sovereign, we strive to create and offer the best family holidays and with our customers in mind, have created our specialist family collection - with a portfolio of luxury properties designed to make family holidays even more special and allow you to sit back and make new family memories.
For hotels to make it into our baby-friendly collection, we look for things like top-class crèches and nursery facilities, babysitting services, baby purees and bottle warmers in restaurants, and rooms designed to give new parents peace of mind. There’s no compromising on luxury either; you can still expect the high standards of any Sovereign hotel.
We also offer the option of pre-booking all those bits and bobs that babies need, giving you precious extra space in your case. Bottle sterilisers, buggies, baby baths, even wipes and nappies are available - give one of our Family Trusted Advisers a call to find out more about what's on offer at your chosen hotel.
As well as a Blue Flag sandy beach and spacious suites and villas to give families plenty of room, Domes of Elounda offers extras tailored for those with babies.
Sani Beach offers parents with little ones a fantastic creche (ages 4 months up to 4 years) run to OFSTED standards, plus a soft sandy beach with a complimentary 'Babewatch' babysitting service available during the summer months.
For some first-hand recommendations, have a chat with one of our Family Trusted Advisers. Most of them are parents who've holidayed with babies themselves, so they have plenty of helpful advice if you’re unsure about what to expect. They can give you information about room layouts, share their packing tips, even pre-book hotel crèches or babysitting for you. They’re on hand for you from the moment you first call until after you return home, so you can get in touch with any questions or queries you might have about the holiday.
The Baby Club here takes children from 10 months, with play sessions, plenty of toys, and cots for nap time. There are also a couple of dedicated kids' pools for taking little ones for a splash.