In a world of ever-increasing detachment, it’s no surprise that discerning travellers are looking for more welcoming, homely experiences wherever they go – particularly if they want to relax and reconnect with their families.
This week we’re exploring three stunning destinations that have rooted their foundations in family life to craft truly inclusive stays.
NAME: Domaine de Murtoli
HOW THEY’RE CHANGING WORLDS: In their own words, Domaine de Murtoli is “one big family”, and that certainly seems the case. Owner Paul Canarelli began by rebuilding one of the nineteenth-century farm buildings to house his wife and four children and has since expanded the Murtoli estate to include a scattered selection of lovingly renovated shepherd’s houses, where the aim is for guests to feel like they’re living in their own country home. Located on a luscious 2,000-hectare expanse on the Corsican coast, this rustic collection of villas is ideal for tranquil family holidays – boasting child-friendly activities like horse riding and archaeology – with no business suite or all-day kid’s clubs in sight. In the words of Paul’s wife, Valérie, “why would you want to bring your children to a place like this and not spend time with them?”. Why indeed.
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NAME: Hotel Post Bezau
HOW THEY’RE CHANGING WORLDS: Up in the beautiful Bregenz Forest you’ll find Hotel Post Bezau, a family-run company now under the fifth-generation management of Susanne Kaufmann, who took over from her father and added to already impressive facilities with a luxurious pine spa extension along with saunas, a steam room and whirlpool. But wellness isn’t just for adults – there’s a kid’s spa that offers treatments for youngsters in addition to a range of great options for family outings, from hiking and adventure playgrounds to bread baking and theatre performance. With its prime location in the Alps, this mountainous retreat is also perfect for families looking to hit the slopes; travellers can book into a balconied family suite and nip over to the nearby town of Mellau for a spot of skiing, where kid’s lessons are also available at the ski school. Who says family trips and indulgent getaways have to be mutually exclusive?
NAME: Amalinda Lodge
HOW THEY’RE CHANGING WORLDS: Family is embedded into the DNA of the Amalinda Collection, a privately owned and family-operated safari company. Three generations of the Stead family live and work on this idyllic African refuge – located on the UNESCO world heritage site of Zimbabwe’s oldest National Park, Matobo Hills – sharing their family home with visitors in search of a safari with a homely touch. Rustic and characterful, Amalinda’s nine thatched lodges are all distinct and unique; designed by Khulu, the head of the family, they have family values at their core. Travellers will find meals served round one enormous teak table in the main lodge, and on a chilly winter evening it’s not uncommon to find guests relaxing around a large fire, swapping stories of the day’s adventures. Families can even stay in the expansive Homestead, the original family home of the Steads, which boasts three bedrooms, a private deck, spacious kitchen and plush lounge. Now that’s a home away from home…