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For families looking for stress-free holidays, all-inclusive is certainly the way to go.
With everything from flights to transfers, accommodation, food and drink and on-site entertainment included in the package price, all-inclusive resorts allow you to switch off, relax and focus on the important part of a holiday - enjoying a well-earned break with your family.
The range of TUI hotels and brands on offer can seem a little overwhelming so we've outlined the key differences between TUI Suneo, TUI Blue, TUI Blue Sensatori and TUI Magic Life resorts in our handy FAQ section at the bottom of this page.
Whether it’s a budget-friendly break, a luxury escape or a resort with a short airport transfer that you're looking for, we’ve researched the best TUI all-inclusive resorts in Europe that are sure to claim a spot on your holiday wishlist. We've highlighted much-loved features that make Mumsnetters happy including beachfront locations, kids' clubs and top dining options to bring you the definitive guide to finding the best all-inclusive resort for you and your family.
1. Best overall: TUI BLUE Atlantica Caldera Beach, Crete
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"We stayed at the Atlantica Caldera and it was lovely - great staff, very clean, tasty food and the kids' pool was fun" - recommended by Mumsnet user, whoruntheworldgirls
On Crete's sun-soaked north coast, TUI Blue Atlantica Caldera Beach is a peaceful family resort just 500 metres from a beautiful sand-and-pebble beach.
While conveniently located for a dip in the Med, you’ll also be spoiled for choice when it comes to swimming on-site. There are four pools, each surrounded by plenty of sun loungers and parasols. There’s a children’s pool and the shallow splash pool is perfect for babies and toddlers.
The main buffet-style restaurant is open 7am to 9pm, with the all-inclusive board basis also including one visit a week to the a la carte Taverna where the whole family can tuck into traditional Greek cuisine.
There’s an extensive day and night entertainment package that caters for the whole family - kicking off with mini discos in the evenings, followed by a fun show six nights a week and a live band on the seventh.
During the day, the experienced staff at the kids' club offer two hours of entertainment six days a week for children aged 3-11, while teenagers can relax and get some independence at The Hangout, or play pool or tennis with new friends.
Nearest airport: Chania Airport (20 miles)
2. Best for entertainment: TUI MAGIC LIFE Calabria, Italy
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"We went to the one in Calabria when my son was 10. Magic Life in general was awesome. The food was great, there was plenty of choice of drinks at the bar, everything was super clean, and it just felt like all the staff went above and beyond to make your stay great" - recommended by Mumsnet user, LadyCatStark
If you like your holidays to be action-packed, TUI Magic Life Calabria is a great place to start. Located in the pretty seaside town of Pizzo in Southern Italy, this Calabria resort is surrounded by hills, pine trees and vineyards.
With all-inclusive meals on offer, there's plenty of choice. The Magico buffet restaurant offers theme nights and live cooking stations while guests can also enjoy once-a-week dining at the Flavour speciality restaurant, where you can tuck into dishes from six different European destinations. During the day you can enjoy pizza at the poolside snack station, and at night, you can snack on a sandwich when ordering drinks at the 24-hour Wunderbar.
When it comes to entertainment, Magic Life certainly doesn't disappoint. Whether you prefer your days to be spent lounging around or keeping active, there’s plenty here to cater for every energy level.
The action-packed activity programme features 120 unique activities and facilities including 11 tennis courts, five pools, a watersports centre, a splash park for kids, a gym and a spa. Bored is definitely not a word you'll hear at this bustling Magic Life resort.
Your children will love going to the kids’ clubs, which are grouped by age. They offer age-appropriate activities for children from three years all the way to Teen Time for 13-16-year-olds. Best of all? The fun doesn’t stop when the sun goes down, with dancers, singers, musicians, discos and beach parties to entertain your family long into the evening.
Nearest airport: Lamezia Terme Airport (10 miles)
3. Best budget resort: TUI SUNEO Chrissi Amoudia, Crete
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"We went to Chrissi Amoudia in Crete with Tui a few years back. It was really lovely and very reasonably priced. Definitely can recommend" - recommended by Mumsnet user, Mojitomumma
Part of the Suneo range of TUI all-inclusive resorts, the Chrissi Amoudia offers a budget-friendly yet comfortable resort located on the beautiful Greek island of Crete.
While there are no kids' clubs and limited evening entertainment, it’s the ideal place to have fun with your family as you soak up the sun in stunning surroundings.
A large grassy sun terrace surrounds the swimming pool which has a section reserved specifically for kids; the separate smaller pool is well suited to the youngest of swimmers.
Fancy an American fry-up one morning, followed by a fresh croissant and continental breakfast the next? Suneo resorts pride themselves on their around-the-world cuisine, so you can expect to tuck into food from across the globe at the all-inclusive buffet, or treat yourself to cocktails and ice cream at the poolside bar.
On cloudy days, the indoor play area is a great place for children to burn off some excess energy, while daily activities like lawn games and skittles may even give you time to relax with a book!
Nearest airport: Heraklion Airport (14 miles)
4. Best for family fun: TUI BLUE Grupotel Turquesa Mar, Cala’n Bosch, Menorca
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"We did the Holiday Village in Menorca 3 times when mine were younger - they LOVED it - loads of activities, entertainment and a kids' club (which for me as a single parent meant I got an hour or so a day to relax) - nice beach nearby as well" - recommended by Mumsnet user, ghostyslovesheets
Near Cala’n Bosch Bay, families visiting the Grupotel Turquesa Mar can expect a soft, golden sandy beach and a beautiful marina close by, surrounded by bars, restaurants and shops. There are two different beaches within a 10-minute walk of the hotel, making it super easy to switch from the beach to poolside.
There are four large pools, including a kids' splash zone with slides and fountains and an indoor pool for those rare cloudy days.
For your all-inclusive dining, you can choose from two on-site restaurants. The main buffet restaurant serves local, international and family favourites, with a separate area catering specifically for children. Guests can also enjoy one visit a week to the Taverna, offering an a la carte selection of traditional Spanish and Menorcan cuisine. During the day, the poolside bar offers a selection of light bites too.
For those who can’t keep still, there’s a playground and a multisports court or you can take part in the TUI FlowTheBeat Yoga and dance sessions to burn off some energy.
Alternatively, if you fancy some relaxation or time to soak up some sun, the kids' clubs for 3 to 11-year-olds run two hours a day, six days a week, with a Hangout for teens offering less structured time away from their family with other guests of a similar age.
Whether you’re drinking in the bars as the sun goes down, watching the TUI West End-style shows or enjoying party nights with your family, there’s a real focus on having fun at this resort.
Nearest airport: Menorca Airport (35 miles)
5. Best luxury resort: TUI BLUE Sensatori Atlantica Dreams, Gennadi, Rhodes
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"Stayed with TUI Sensatori in Rhodes 3 years ago. It was a brilliant holiday (we don’t usually do all-inclusive) and my 10-year-old still talks about it. Flights and transfers all went without a hitch. The hotel was lovely, with lots of pools, restaurants, night entertainment, good beach with water sports. We would use them again" - recommended by Mumsnet user, stclair
If you’re a fan of luxury hotels but want a resort that's both high-end AND family-friendly, the Sensatori Atlantica Dreams resort is an excellent choice. While some areas are reserved for adults, the majority of the resort is well set up to cater for families and children of all ages.
On the pebbly Gennadi beach, you can easily relax on the Bali day beds or beanbags or take a paddle in the sea, but if you prefer the comfort of an on-site pool, Atlantica Dreams has five to choose from. From the indoor pool for cloudy days to the activity pool and quiet pool, you can easily switch depending on your mood. There’s also a children’s splash park with slides, sprinklers and a dunk bucket, ideal for younger guests.
Dining options are extensive, with six restaurants and nine bars to choose from. The main restaurant is a self-serve buffet with a height-friendly children’s station where children can help themselves. There are five speciality restaurants, three of which are included in your weekly all-inclusive package, with options including American, Greek and Italian cuisine.
The Kids' clubs tailor their sessions to every age group from 3-12 years, as well as offering a BabyClub for under 3s. Daytime entertainment includes loads of complimentary activities including Meditation and HIIT to cocktail making and archery. Nightly music, dancing and games are followed by a live show from the animation team that will keep everyone entertained long into the night.
Nearest airport: Rhodes Airport (39 miles)
6. Best beachfront hotel: TUI Blue Alcudia Pins, Playa De Muro, Mallorca
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"We went to Alcudia Pins in Mallorca. They had Bamse Club, which was for 3-5-year-olds. She didn’t end up going many times but did enjoy some of the other activities that were put on around the pool, and she also went to an evening chocolate-themed party, run by the kids' club, which she enjoyed. They also did theme party evenings, like pirate theme, and chocolate theme. They also had an event where the kids could go into the restaurant and cook pizza with one of the character mascots" - recommended by Mumsnet user, SconNotScone
On a stretch of fine, golden sand in Playa de Muro in Alcudia Bay, this resort has some impressive views across the seafront.
There are plenty of pools at this resort. Families will love playing together in the large central pool which has a waterslide and built-in hot tubs, while children can enjoy one of two separate children’s pools: a splash park with animal-themed chutes or a smaller children’s pool with a slide. There’s even a partly shaded pool for babies and toddlers and a quieter swimming pool for those who want to escape for some peace.
The all-inclusive dining options include a choice of five restaurants. The main buffet-style restaurant has a child-friendly section. Parents will also love the Healthy Eating Challenge, which encourages children to try new foods in exchange for stickers and prizes. Guests can also enjoy once-a-week dining at the Taverna, with a focus on local flavours.
From babies to teens, your children will be well catered for, with a BabyClub and Kids' Club for 3-11-year-olds offering two hours of themed, age-appropriate activities for children six days a week and an accessible Hangout for teens. Early evening entertainment includes games and shows with the TUI BLUE dog Mascot Captain, before the nightly show to entertain the whole family.
For those who simply can’t keep still, guests can head to one of the fun cooking classes with Captain T, play in the soft play centre, battle it out on the table tennis courts or work up a sweat at a BlueFitforFamilies session, a weekly workout event that the whole family can enjoy together.
Nearest airport: Palma Airport (38 miles)
7. Best for activities: TUI MAGIC LIFE Fuerteventura
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"We did Magic Life in Fuerteventura but quite a few years ago when our son was small. It was a good holiday and I always remembered seeing kids of all ages having a good time. Plenty to do" - recommended by Mumsnet user, anxious62
"Did Magic Life in Fuerteventura last year. If you're active, it's great. But we didn't really take part in sports and fitness. Food was good, but you did have to get to the restaurants as soon as they opened or queue for ages" - rated by Mumsnet user, DropZoneOne
If your family loves heading down to the beach, TUI Magic Life Fuerteventura prides itself on its enviable location - set directly above the Playa de Esquinzo beach with its impressive expanse of white sand.
Whether you’re travelling with family or friends, there's plenty here to keep guests of all ages entertained; whether you prefer an action-packed break or a relaxing escape from reality. There are regular on-site parties, including 80’s nights and silent discos, as well as magicians, dancers and live shows to entertain guests in the evenings.
Kids' clubs operate six days a week, with age-appropriate activities in grouped sessions for children aged 3 - 12 years. If you’re travelling with teens, they won’t be forgotten about either. The Teens Time group is aimed at 13-16-year-olds and incorporates fun activities like archery at the 35-metre-long archery range plus football, volleyball and mountain biking. With more than 120 daytime activities to explore, there really is something for everyone.
There are two large pools, as well as a family pool and an activity pool, and a splash park for younger guests. It’s worth mentioning that there's a naturist over-18’s relaxation pool and terrace at this resort, however, this is tucked into a corner of the hotel and is hard to stumble upon accidentally.
There are six on-site restaurants to choose from, including one visit a week to a choice of four speciality restaurants. If you fancy making your all-inclusive buffet extra special, you even can choose to upgrade to a premium buffet including extras like smoked salmon and champagne. The Wunderbar is 24 hours, ideal for your end-of-day cocktail, while you can easily pick up a selection of daytime snacks as you lounge around the pool.
Nearest airport: Fuerteventura Airport (48 miles)
8. Best resort with a short transfer: Maspalomas & Tabaiba Princess, Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
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"We stayed at the Tabaiba Princess in Maspalomas a few years ago. Lovely hotel, easy to walk everywhere, 20 mins to the beach & big shopping areas or €5 taxi ride" - recommended by Mumsnet user, FurryScoob
If you’re travelling with young children, a resort with a short transfer time from the airport can be helpful, allowing you to get settled and start enjoying your holiday as soon as possible after you land.
Maspalomas & Tabaiba Princess is a great option, just 30 minutes away from Gran Canaria airport and a short walk to designer boutiques, shops and amenities. It’s also conveniently located for a trip to the sand dunes of Maspalomas and the shopping malls of Playa del Ingles.
Previously two hotels merged into one, this recently revamped hotel is modern and stylish, with a cool aesthetic surrounded by palm trees and thatched canopies.
The large lagoon pool is broken up into smaller sections crossed by bridges, but there are seven pools in total, two of which are just for kids. The new Sabana Aqua Park is sure to be a hit with younger guests, with an elephant and safari theme and a splash pool with flumes and jets.
The main buffet restaurant is presented like a food market, with show cooking stations serving freshly made international cuisine. You can also enjoy one meal a week at Kokoro, for a variety of Asian food (including freshly made sushi) inside or outdoors on the sun terrace.
Evenings are a little more chilled, with live music or drinks at the chill-out bar after a mini disco for the kids. During the day, daytime kids' clubs cater for kids aged 4-12, including arts, crafts and games.
Nearest airport: Gran Canaria Airport (21 miles)
9. Best location: TUI BLUE Flamingo Beach, Lanzarote
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"We love Tui Blue Flamingo Beach in Lanzarote" - recommended by Mumsnet user, Foobio
"We love this place, highly recommend and can't wait to go back! Lanzarote is a beautiful island, as well" - vetted by Mumsnet user, harrumphs
TUI Blue Flamingo Beach is located in Playa Blanca, one of Lanzarote’s biggest and most popular resorts. Just a short stroll from Playa Flamingo Beach, the harbour and a fun-filled water park, this hotel provides the perfect base to entertain your family both inside and outside of your hotel complex.
There are three large pools, including a large lagoon pool, an activity pool and a relaxation pool. As well as separate shallow water spots for babies and toddlers, there’s also a large splash park with slides and a tilting bucket that’s sure to have little ones racing around for hours.
The large buffet restaurant, caters well for children too, with a great choice of international, and local dishes and family favourites. Children will love helping themselves to familiar food like they eat at home, while being rewarded for trying new foods with the TUI Blue Healthy Eating Challenge. One trip to the Taverna restaurant is included with your stay, allowing you to enjoy local flavours from the a la carte menu.
Kids’ clubs at Flamingo Beach include the Baby Club, Minis for 3-5s and Maxis for 6-11’s, while teens may prefer the more relaxed Hangout for 12-15 year-olds with less structured activities and entertainment.
There are dedicated sports and activity hosts to entertain your crew, with family-focused activities on offer during the day. In summer, the on-site Swim School can help children gain confidence in the water for an additional fee.
Nearest airport: Lanzarote Airport (21 miles)
10. Best for pools: TUI BLUE Aura, Port Des Torrent, Ibiza
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"TUI Blue Aura in Ibiza - highly recommend it and perfect with young kids" - recommended by Mumsnet user, UsernameIsAlreadyTaken
"We have stayed in the holiday village in Port des Torrents in Ibiza with older children and had a good holiday" - vetted by Mumsnet user, OverByYer
Completely refurbished in 2019, the TUI Blue Aura is a few minutes' walk from Port des Torrent beach, a sheltered cove with calm and shallow waters, ideal for babies' and toddlers’ first paddle in the sea.
Guests at the Aura also get free entry to the waterpark located right next to the hotel, and as such, you may find you spend most of your days in the water. With fun tube slides, a pirates splash area for young children and rapid slides where you can all race against each other, there’s lots to keep the whole family entertained for hours.
Back at the main hotel, there are plenty of other pools to choose from, including a large outdoor pool, an indoor pool, a splash park and a shaded children's pool.
The buffet restaurant is popular with younger guests thanks to a specific area just for kids, and children are encouraged to try new foods, with stickers serving as a great motivator for more fussy or reluctant eaters. For something a little different, you can also venture to the Japanese Teppanyaki a la carte restaurant once a week during your stay, and enjoy watching your food served in front of your eyes while you wait.
Captain T dog, the TUI Blue mascot will go down well with the youngsters at Aura, encouraging even the shyest of children to get up, have fun, and make new friends. Kids' clubs are split into age groups to make sure they're always age-appropriate, while the dedicated activity hosts provide family-friendly games, activities and sports six days a week.
Nearest airport: Ibiza Airport (11 miles)
What’s included in a TUI all-inclusive package?
This varies depending on individual resorts, however, most TUI all-inclusive packages include meals and snacks at the main buffet restaurant, as well as soft drinks and a selection of alcoholic options. Often resorts have other speciality restaurants on site. Packages usually include one complimentary visit per week to one of these restaurants. The availability of food and drinks, including opening times, varies between resorts, but many include bars open 24 hours. Responsible drinking is encouraged, particularly at family resorts, so you can expect some limitations on alcoholic drinks.
Most resorts offer an extensive entertainment package including kids' clubs, sports facilities and evening entertainment free of charge, although some specific activities may incur an additional fee.
What’s the difference between TUI Blue, TUI Blue Sensatori, TUI Suneo and TUI Magic Life?
TUI Suneo: Affordable beach breaks that offer great value for money. Generally three- and four-star hotels within a 10-minute walk of a beach, but due to their more affordable price tag, may offer less variety in terms of entertainment and kids' clubs.
TUI Blue: Aimed at families who want to spend time together. There's a real focus on well-being and togetherness, so they encourage activities that families can enjoy together like large pools, varied dining options and extensive entertainment packages for adults and children alike. They also recognise that adults sometimes need a break too, with complimentary kids' clubs providing a wide range of entertainment and the opportunity for children to make new friends.
TUI Blue Sensatori: Family-friendly hotels but in five-star surroundings, these luxurious hotels offer sophisticated dining options, combined with the facilities, entertainment and service associated with TUI BLUE resorts.
TUI Magic Life: These hotels are located right on the beach and offer a selection of pools to choose from. With an extensive entertainment package, guests can pick from more than 120 different options and enjoy food and drink around the clock thanks to 24-hour all-inclusive access. Whether your perfect holiday is relaxed or high energy, you can easily tailor this resort to your family’s needs.
Are kids’ clubs included at all TUI hotels?
Age limitations and details may vary from one resort to the next, but most kids' clubs generally operate for two hours a day, six days a week. Some may be grouped by age, whereas at smaller hotels there may be one club for children aged 3-12.
What’s the best TUI all-inclusive hotel for families?
It’s so hard to pick just one, as each TUI package offers something slightly different. That said, for its fantastic location, wide range of activities and entertainment, as well as family-friendly dining and kids' clubs to suit all ages, the TUI BLUE Atlantica Caldera Beach in Crete takes our top spot.
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