When you choose a tourist resort to take your kids and family on vacation, you as a parent probably want to know how and where to go somewhere with suitable holiday villages with dedicated services for the whole “bunch” of yours.
To be able to ‘entrust’ them in the passionate and expert hands of an entertainment team where the little ones will be involved in recreational and educational activities that will make them happy, having a wide choice of 4-star “baby friendly” hotels and resorts on the sea, close to the most beautiful Italian beaches in Sardinia, Sicily, Calabria and Abruzzo, it will help you choose with more awareness and serenity.
You can also find the tourist resorts for kids that’s right for you with advantageous kids-free-offers, where you can spend a relaxing and regenerating holiday, and your children have fun thanks to the entertainment teams of the mini clubs..
Services for family and kids
Everything in a family-friendly seaside resort must be focused around the family itself, starting with the services offered for moms and dads in making them feel at ease when, for example, they have to take care of their newborn baby, without giving up relaxation.
- Baby feeding room: an equipped area, dedicated to kids up to 3 years old, accessible without time limits, where to prepare baby food and find the basic foods prepared without salt and with selected fresh products;
- Infant Club: (from 0 to 3 years old and from 9.30 to 18.30) a reserved area where the presence of parents is mandatory, inside the Playground, a toy library and baby feeding room with a relaxation area for afternoon nap.
- Miniclub for kids: in the Hero Camp, supervised by the Hero Trainers, the little guest-heroes will have fun with recreational, artistic and sporting activities and will be introduced on the ecology topic;
- Young Club: the daily meeting for boys and girls up to 18 years old where they can have fun with sports activities, dancing, games and tournaments, cabaret workshop, role-playing games and board games;
- RistoMini Banquet of the Hero: special kid menus where the little ones can eat together with the Hero Trainers in the special reserved Hero Camp area;
- Swimming pool for kids: or with areas partially reserved for the little ones, to let them play and swim in total safety, thanks to the shallow waters and the careful and constant presence of qualified lifeguards;
Mums and dads prefer holiday villages with equipped beaches
Usually, mums and dads mainly look for tourist resorts very close to a beach, if possible equipped. Or villages equipped with a free shuttle service that will take them comfortably to the beach, and where everything from the restaurant, the bar, the pizzeria, the bazaar or the minimarket, can be “within the family’s reach”. Tourist resorts for kids usually also have one or more swimming pools, or totally dedicated to the little guests (with shallow waters to play safely) or partially, with reserved areas with slides and water games.
Dedicated entertainment for kids
In addition, tourist professionals entertainers are trained to meet the needs of all parents who love to see their children on vacation involved in educational and recreational activities. The Hero Trainers, carefully selected entertainers, creatively plan a rich entertainment program designed to involve kids from 3 years old onwords.
Another fundamental aspect for a family on vacation is the food that a tourist resort offers to its little guests. In this regard, in most resorts, for kids, the RistoMini ‘Banquet of the Hero’ is organized every day, with a special menu for younger guests who can eat together with the Hero Camp staff in the dedicated area.
Tourist resort in Sardinia for a family holiday
Of all the Italian regions, Sardinia certainly offers some of the most enchanting coastal stretches in the Mediterranean, with large beaches and shallow waters of fine white sand, hidden coves bathed by the transparent and crystalline sea through which you can see the seabed even without snorkelling, and a climate which for six months of the year ensures that the sun shines incessantly on the island.
It is clear therefore that if among your web researches for beach holidays in Italy, the keywords are “tourist resorts”, “holiday villages” and “seaside resorts for kids”, Sardinia, for all these characteristics listed above, can guarantee to a family on vacation, an absolutely ideal territory.
Among the hotels, resorts and residences on the sea of the chain, you can choose between the northern part of the island, with the fishing village of Stintino and its famous Caribbean beach of La Pelosa, a strip of land in front of the Archipelago of the ‘Asinara; the “granite” scenarios of Gallura, with the possibility of staying in Santa Teresa di Gallura, Palau and Baja Sardinia, in the heart of the Costa Smeralda. Or maybe choose the Gulf of Orosei and the infinite hidden gorges and coves bathed by waters of intense turquoise shades. And yet the southern part of Sardinia, a stone’s throw from Villasimius and Costa Rei, to enjoy true relaxation less than fifty minutes from Cagliari.
Stintino and the Sardinian Caribbean at Club Esse Roccaruja and Sporting
A few steps from La Pelosa, inserted in 2018 by TripAdvisor users among the 5 most beautiful beaches in Italy, the Roccaruja hotel on the seaside will offer you all the comforts for a relaxing holiday with your family, thanks to services such as the swimming pool for adults, kids playground with dedicated swimming pool, tennis courts, five-a-side football pitch, basketball and beach volleyball. In addition, from this tourist village in Stintino you can easily find many offers for excursions, diving, courses and individual lessons of tennis, windsurfing and sailing.
The Sporting hotel stands on the promontory of Capo Falcone, and this resort is also a few meters from the most famous beach in northern Sardinia (once again we obviously speak of La Pelosa). Immersed in the typical Mediterranean scrub, and only 4 km from the small and pretty town of Stintino, this tourist resort is ideal for a family on holiday in Sardinia who wants to combine the relaxation of adults with the fun of the little ones.
Wild nature at Club Esse Gallura Beach Village
The Gallura Beach tourist resort is located in the Monti Russu Natural Park, in Aglientu, awarded by Legambiente among the 10 most beautiful beaches in Italy. The resort, a few kilometers from Santa Teresa Gallura, Capo Testa and Isola Rossa, enjoys a small private concession in that enchanting Site of Community Interest (S.I.C.) and can be reached with the free shuttle service up to 500 meters from the beach.
You can play with your kids in the swimming pool equipped with a slide for children, or you can stay fit in the multipurpose basketball and football pitch, playing tennis, or testing the whole family with archery, green volleyball and on the bocce courts. In short, a holiday in Sardinia with kids between sea, nature and fun activities.
Tourist resorts in Gallura for a family-sized holiday
Between Santa Teresa di Gallura and Palau, you will find a wide choice of seaside resorts with the typical Club Esse welcome and services.
Starting from the Shardana hotel, literally perched on the Santa Reparata Bay rocks, which perfectly combines the elegance of a boutique hotel with the comfort and multiple activities typical of a family-friendly holiday village. 75 rooms decorated in pastel colors with independent entrance and the view of a sea with a thousand shades of blue.
In Palau the hotels and resorts chain offers the possibility to choose different types of stay, so that a family can choose the perfect solution with great comfort. Starting from the typical formula “residence by the sea in Sardinia”, with the Capo d’Orso, just 500 meters from the effervescent city center of Palau and in front of the Archipelago of La Maddalena, whose natural wonders can be visited with excursions of all sorts.
If you are a ‘typical-resort-kind-of-guy’, or classic family resort lover, a hundred meters from the Capo d’Orso residence, you will find the Club Esse Posada, 50 meters from its equipped beach and 200 meters from Bau Bau Beach , the now famous beach reserved for your four-legged friends.
And if you need to have a moment just for you and your family even on vacation, at the foot of Monte Altura, 2 kilometers from Palau, the Porto Rafael hotel, overlooking the sea, will offer you an exceptional panorama of the islands of La Maddalena, Caprera and S. Stefano; and who knows, if you are lucky you will also have the pleasure of meeting some celebrities, since this hotel is among the most popular destinations for VIPs.
Club Esse Cala Bitta: a tourist resort on the Costa Smeralda
Are you a globetrotter? Do you like trendy places that have a nice nightlife, daytime and nighttime? Then the Cala Bitta resort, in Baja Sardinia, in the heart of the Costa Smeralda, is the one for you.
From here, in addition to the many services of the holiday village dedicated to your family, such as the Mini Club, tourist entertainment for adults and Baby feeding room, you can visit the most chic and social places of Sardinia, such as Porto Cervo and Porto Rotondo. Or, if you are in the right mood for shopping you can go to the lively and colorful San Pantaleo Market, where, among other things, you can take home a piece of Sardinian craftsmanship.
Discover the shades of blue of the Gulf of Orosei from Cala Gonone
If you are interested in Sardinia from the tourist resorts point of view, you cannot miss the Cala Gonone resort, the ideal point to visit the many coves known all over the world to be bathed by one of the seas considered most beautiful in the world, and by the steep cliffs where the Bue Marino Caves are.
Actually, the port of Cala Gonone is a few miles of navigation from the beaches of Cala Mariolu and Cala Goloritze, recently rated on TripAdvisor respectively in fourth and sixth place among all the most beautiful beaches in Italy.
For your family and your kids it will be a holiday with a lot of discovering activities of a still wild and uncontaminated territory, without renouncing all the comforts of a typical stay in a large resort. It will be fun!
A residence in southern Sardinia one step away from Villasimius
The residence formula offers you the chance of having no constraints or schedules, and leaves you the opportunity to explore the territories where you are on vacation with the family. And southern Sardinia, with its immense sandy coasts, offers the perfect scenarios to visit the seaside areas far and wide.
The Torre delle Stelle residence, half an hour from Costa Rei and Villasimius and 45 minutes from Cagliari, the capital of the island, is located on the promontory of the same name and surrounded by the sea. It has a fabulous view of the free beaches of Genn’e Mari and Cann’e Sisa, which can be reached in 5 minutes, also with the free shuttle service.
From here, if you love snorkeling and diving, you can visit the Capo Carbonara Marine Protected Area, go horseback riding on the beach, or go hunting for historical artifacts of which the region is as rich, like for example the 22 menhirs of the Megalithic Complex of Piscina Rei.
Tourist resort in Sicily for a family holiday
Another island that will allow you to take a beach holiday with your familywith all the comforts is Sicily, which between beaches, history, culture and rich and refined culinary traditions, will allow you to fully recharge your batteries.
Of the holiday villages in Italy, Sicily is the one that probably presents a variety of the widest and most complete offers, both for those looking to combine an economic resort, a typical holiday park for kids and a 4-star tourist resort.
In the western part of the island, there is a coastal stretch where sea, sun, history and culture come together and where is located the new and exclusive Club Esse Selinunte resort.
Just behind the sand dunes of the Belice Nature Reserve, a unique and priceless place both from a naturalistic and landscape point of view and for a testimony considered among the most important of Magna Grecia: we are talking about the Archaeological Park of Selinunte, the largest in Europe.
Tourist resort in Calabria for a family holiday
If the most appropriate formula for you are the all-inclusive resorts for families, then all you have to do is to visit the Sunbeach web page, a real wellness oasis on one of the most beautiful coastal stretches of Ionian Calabria, on the wonderful Gulf of Squillace.
The coast where this 4-star beach resort is located has a lot to offer, especially when going on holiday with the family; we speak for example of visits to the characteristic towns of Tropea and Isola di Capo Rizzuto or a nice boat trip among those clear waters. And all this while you are fully enjoying the typical amenities and services of a large holiday village close to the beach, such as the All Inclusive formula which includes free drinks at the bars of the resort from 10:00 to 24:00.
The Costa dello Ionio resort, thanks to its services and location, it is designed for the entertainment of the whole family. The hotel is located on the promenade of Mandatoriccio Marina which leads to the nearby commercial area equipped with everything you need: shops, markets, bars and restaurants.
From this area of the Ionian coast of Calabria you are spoiled for choice: you can spend a day at the Acquapark Odissea 2000 for the enjoyment of your kids, or take an excursion in the Pollino Park, and then back to the resort, get a drink on the terrace facing the sea, a dinner based on ‘nduja and evening entertainment show. What else would you need?!
Tourist resort in Abruzzo for a family holiday
The holiday villages in Italy, and tourist resorts in general (including beach resorts and hotels), are an institution for all families who want to enjoy a relaxing and fun holiday.
And the Mediterraneo Grand Hotel is exactly the ideal solution for those who love the typical holiday park life that allows adults to enjoy some well-deserved relaxation, and the little ones the fun of a beach holiday on the Abruzzo coast.
In addition to this, the Montesilvano coast, a short distance from Pescara, was included in 2018 among the most beautiful beaches in Italy, for the sunny and fun seaside stretch, which counts some of the most dynamic beaches and full of services dedicated especially to families.
Holiday park for kids with Baby feeding room, Hero Camp and Young Club
Club Esse undoubtedly has the tourist resort for kids you were looking for, with many services that will make the beach holiday with your little ones full of moments and memories to be preserved.
First, of all the services and comforts for a family on a beach holiday, is the Baby feeding room, an equipped area completely dedicated to infants up to 3 years old and to their parents. This area is accessible without time limits with everything you need to coo and find the main baby food prepared without salt by the staff of the Club Esse kitchen staff, with fresh and selected local products (meat/vegetable/fish broth, pasta, grated cheese, whole and partially skimmed UHT milk, yogurt, cheese, seasonal fruit).
The Hero Camp is instead the entertainment project for kids with which Club Esse named its own version of the Mini Club, where children become “heroes” and live the village as protagonists, participate in games, sports tournaments and interpret musicals.
The tourist resorts of the group in southern Italy and the islands have the Mini Club service for kids divided as follows:
- Infant Club (from 0 to 3 years old) – Available from 9.30 to 18.30 (presence of parents is a must) with a reserved area, baby feeding room and with a relaxation area for afternoon nap.
- Hero Camp (from 3 to 13 years – divided by age group) – Available from 9.30 to 18.30 which allows even the little ones to experience a holiday in the holiday, and where kids also participate in training and educational activities such as theater lab and a video library and relaxation area for afternoon nap.
- Young Club (from 13 to 18 years old) – The service for teenagers with daily meeting for sports activities, dancing, games and tournaments, cabaret workshop, role-playing and board games.
Book your tourist resort and take your family on vacation
Now that you know everything (or almost) about Club Esse hotels, residences and resorts in Sardinia, Sicily, Calabria and Abruzzo, you are spoiled for choice. To find your favorite holiday village and go on vacation with your family, visit the dedicated section of tourist resorts. If that’s not enough, you can find some ideas by consulting the chain’s Instagram profile, where you will find postcard views and moments of pure happiness.
By following our social profiles you will find a wide choice of facilities dedicated to families looking for both relaxation and fun. Holiday villages equipped for kids, cheap tourist resorts for families or with the possibility of being able to find interesting and convenient holiday packages with the All Inclusive formula, and often with tempting offers that provide the possibility of bringing kids for free. In this regard, subscribe to the YouTube chennel and observe the beauties that Mother Nature has scattered in the proximity of the hotels and resorts location.
If you are looking for the best tourist resorts for kids in Italy you will find the one for you, with hotels and resorts equipped with all the best comforts and services, such as restaurants, bars, pizzerias, bazaars, mini markets, slides and water games. And also free shuttle service, multipurpose courts with a wide range of sports that you can practice to keep you in shape. The icing on the cake is tourist entertainment for all age groups and in most beach holiday villages, with services offered by attentive professionals such as the Mini Club, organization of sports tournaments, top-quality shows and organized excursions.
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