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Discover 8 resorts the whole family can visit together in 2024

Next summer? Sorted! Discover unmatched family escapes for everyone - including grandparents - with TUI resorts that the whole family can enjoy.

By Kat Romero | Last updated Aug 29, 2023

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Navigating travel takes on a whole new dimension when you're a parent, and having an extra set of hands can be a game-changer. That's why embarking on journeys with family members and relatives, like grandparents, brings a welcome sense of support and shared experiences. After all, it takes a village, right? 

We appreciate, though, that it can be difficult to find a quality resort that’s affordable, fits everyone in and suits everybody’s taste. Thankfully, TUI has an array of resorts in over 70 destinations worldwide (including Greece, Mexico, and Florida) that are specifically designed with larger families in mind. There’s 1,000s of free kids places* available - even in the summer holidays - and families can make use of kids’ clubs, teen clubs, and TUI’s The Baby Room for infants at select resorts. Plus, with TUI BLUE, Holiday Villages and TUI MAGIC LIFE resorts, families can find destinations that offer a great array of all inclusive options with various dining choices, as well as entertainment and activities to keep everyone from your baby to Grandad happy. 

But, which ones should you consider for your 2024 family holiday? With the help of our Mumsnet users on the Talk boards, we’ve pulled together a list of the top TUI resorts that they recommend - book now with £0 deposit when spreading the cost by Direct Debit*! You can even get fee-free changes with TUI’s flexible booking policy, TUI FLEX*.

So, to help you plan your 2024 getaway, here’s our guide to the top TUI resorts you should consider for your next big family holiday. 

1

For families who want to visit Turkey

TUI MAGIC LIFE Masmavi in Belek, Turkey

What we like
  • Own sandy beach on resort

  • Ten pools to choose from

  • Two bedroom family rooms available

  • Free Wi-Fi and laundry service

What to know
  • Ability to select your room on the map

  • All-inclusive

  • 40 minutes from Antalya Airport by coach

What's there

Restaurants: Six restaurants, seven bars | Pools: Seven outdoor pools, kids pool, baby splash pool, indoor pool, aquapark | Entertainment: MAGIC Mini Club, MAGIC Kids’ Club, youngsters’ club, teens club, daytime and evening entertainment, theme days

What Mumsnet users say
hamandpotato · Recommended
It's one of my favourite hotels, it's absolutely brilliant. The food is good, they've got a selection of restaurants to choose from and the day's entertainment is good. I remember they had an inflatable assault course one day!
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Our verdict

Taking all-inclusive to the next life, TUI MAGIC LIFE holidays are designed to be hassle-free for families - and it seems this resort in Turkey is a Mumsnet user favourite! MAGIC LIFE resorts provide a comprehensive family experience where accommodation, meals, drinks and various activities are included in a single package, making travel easier for families of all sizes. Resorts feature multiple pools, entertainment options, sports facilities, fitness activities, kids’ clubs, and more, catering to a wide range of preferences and age groups. 

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For families who want to visit Greece

TUI BLUE Atlantica Caldera Beach in Crete, Greece

What we like
  • Short transfer from airport

  • Three board options available

  • The Baby Club sessions for babies aged 0 to 36 months

What to know
  • Short distance from the beach

  • Bed and breakfast/half-board/all-inclusive available

  • 40 minutes from Chania Airport by coach

What's there

Restaurants: Buffet, three restaurants, coffee shop, pool bar | Pools: Four outdoor pools and kids’ pool | Entertainment: Kids’ club (3 to 11 years old), The Baby Club (aged 0 to 36 months), live music, evening entertainment, teen hangout

What Mumsnet users say
whoruntheworldgirls · Tried & Tested
We stayed at the TUI Sensatori Atlantica Caldera in 2020 and it was lovely, great staff, very clean, good food and the kids pool was fun.
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Our verdict

While holidays can feel like parenting but in a different location, with TUI BLUE holidays, you really do feel as though they offer parents an extra pair of hands. It’s no surprise then, that this resort in Crete was voted our best overall TUI BLUE resort for families in our round-up. Not only is the resort a fantastic choice, but Crete itself is a superb Mediterranean destination. With stunning beaches, crystal-clear waters, and picturesque landscapes, Crete offers a perfect blend of relaxation and adventures. 

When staying at TUI BLUE Atlantica Caldera Beach, you’re just 500m away from Gerani Beach (which is home to loggerhead turtles who nest here) and a short, five minute drive to Platanias village - where families can enjoy a captivating mix of beachfront beauty, traditional charm, and vibrant nightlife.

Find out more: Discover cheap 2024 holiday deals with TUI

3

Holiday Village Atlantica Rhodes in Rhodes, Greece

What we like
  • Plenty of dining options

  • Five pools to choose from, including splash park and pirate ship

  • Spa for adults to relax and unwind

What to know
  • 10 minute walk to the nearby beach

  • All-inclusive board

  • 55 minutes from Rhodes Airport by coach

What's there

Restaurants: Three to choose from, and six bars | Pools: Five pools, swim-up bar, kids’ pool, splash park, pirate ship | Entertainment: Activity programmes, sports, kayaks, archery, and more 

What Mumsnet users say
Ginger1982 · Recommended
We're going to Holiday Village Rhodes in 2 weeks. Never been before but excited about it!
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MacaroniBaloney · Tried & Tested
We did HV Rhodes and it was very good. Great for younger kids especially!
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Ilovechoc12 · Recommended
Rhodes we have been there twice, that's the best one. Beach a 10 min walk away. It’s very noisy if you have kids sensitive to noise. Good choice of food.
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Our verdict

TUI’s Holiday Villages offer action-packed adventures and energetic holidays for large families, and this option in Rhodes is highly rated by our Mumsnet users. This Greek holiday destination is perfect for kids whose energy knows no bounds! The hotel says it’s almost like an adventure playground for all ages. And with its splash park, high ropes course and raft-building sessions, we have to agree. 

Big on activities, TUI’s Holiday Villages are specifically designed with families in mind. Aerial Adventure courses, Total-Wipeout style inflatables and splash-heavy water parks - these are just a few of the fun-filled activities that you can fill your day with at any Holiday Village location. Families can also enjoy high-energy entertainment, access to kids’ clubs for different ages, and HV academies.

4

For families who want to visit Spain

TUI BLUE Alcudia Pins in Majorca, Spain

What we like
  • Kids’ Club for 3 to 11 year olds

  • Baby Club with TUI-trained professionals on hand

  • The resort is right on the beach

What to know
  • Kids can join in The Healthy Eating Challenge to try new foods during their stay

  • All-inclusive board

  • 90 minutes from Palma Airport by coach

What's there

Restaurants: Five to choose from, including a BBQ, alongside three bars | Pools: Outdoor pool, two kids’ pools, baby pool and baby lounge, outdoor activity pool | Entertainment: Kids’ club, BabyClub, hangout for teens, cooking classes, evening entertainment

What Mumsnet users say
Milliways · Tried & Tested
The hotel is right on the beach and has a great pool. There was also an evening Disco & kids disco (DD loved it).
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Our verdict

As a TUI BLUE destination, this Spanish haven is part of a collection of hotels and resorts that are designed to provide a premium, personalised holiday experience for travellers. TUI BLUE Alcudia Pins in Majorca is located directly on the beach, with a picturesque swoop of white sand right outside the hotel. It prides itself on delivering some of the best entertainment for your children, including a free-of-charge Kids’ Club, and a Baby Club that offers two-hour sessions. For large families or multigenerational holidays, one or two bedroom apartments are available - with the latter sleeping up to five people.

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TUI MAGIC LIFE Fuerteventura in Jandia, Fuerteventura

What we like
  • Great for active families

  • Four pools to choose from

  • Kids for children from 3 up to 12 years old

What to know
  • The nearby beach is accessible via steps

  • All-inclusive board

  • 80 minutes from Fuerteventura Airport by coach

What's there

Restaurants: Five to choose from, pool bar, sports bar | Pools: Four pools, whirlpools, splash park, heated outdoor pool in winter | Entertainment: Mini club, night lounge, teens time, MAGIC Mini Club (three to six years old), MAGIC Kids’ Club (7 to 12 year olds), 18+ chill-out zone, theme days

What Mumsnet users say
anxious62 · Tried & Tested
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.
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Our verdict

You'll be blown away by the stunning sea views of this hotel - with the beach so close that from certain views it feels as though the pool is practically spilling into the ocean. It's fair to say you could spend your entire holiday on the sun lounger soaking up the warm weather and admiring the scenery. But there's also a great choice of sports and activities to keep all ages entertained, including grandparents, cousins and everyone else. In fact, the hotel describes itself as 'all-action' with sports tournaments, fitness classes and even mountain bike tours.

6

TUI Holiday Village Seaview Ibiza in Port Des Torrent, Ibiza

What we like
  • Onsite waterpark

  • Plenty of teen activities

  • Aerial Adventure course

What to know
  • San Antonio is a short bus ride away

  • All-inclusive board

  • 50 minutes from Ibiza Airport by coach

What's there

Restaurants: Four restaurants, adults-only pub, snack bar, pool bar | Pools: Three outdoor pool, kids’ pool, waterpark | Entertainment: HV Club for three to eight year olds, HV Crew for 9 to 15 year olds, entertainment programme, video games, multi-sports court, tennis, archery, football, playgrounds, and more

What Mumsnet users say
OverByYer · Recommended
We have stayed in the holiday village in port des torrents in Ibiza with older children and had a good holiday, [it] seems to meet all the requirements you listed.
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Our verdict

TUI’s Holiday Village Seaview Ibiza is where the vistas steal the show. Perched by a sandy beach, the resort offers stunning panoramic views. As its name suggests, the sea’s nearly always in sight here. The star attraction here is the waterpark but if dry land is more your thing, the Aerial Adventure course awaits. For families wishing to stay on or nearby the resort, you’ve got four restaurants to choose from as part of your all-inclusive package, plus a spa, three bars, and live entertainment. If you want a day out that all family members can enjoy, the resort is a short bus journey to nearby San Antonio.

7

For families who want to visit Egypt

TUI MAGIC LIFE Kalawy in Hurghada, Egypt

What we like
  • Waterslides

  • Private beach and coral reef

  • Five restaurants to choose from

What to know
  • Family rooms available to book

  • All-inclusive board

  • 90 minutes from Hurghada Airport by coach

Key details

Restaurants: Five available, three bars, two pool bars, terrace bar, lounge bar, and coffee house | Pools: Four outdoor pools, kids’ pool, waterslides, indoor pool, private beach | Entertainment: Amphitheatre, MAGIC Mungo Club, MAGIC Teens Club, disco, MAGIC Kids Club, MAGIC Mini Club, sports, windsurfing, tennis, pool games, scuba diving, live music, entertainment shows, film screenings and more

What Mumsnet users say
exLtEveDallas · Recommended
We keep returning to Egypt - we love the country and the people we have met and the quality of the hotels are far superior.
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Our verdict

For a captivating blend of history and adventure, families should consider visiting Egypt. The country presents an ideal destination for family holidays thanks to family-friendly resorts, warm weather, and affordability. 

For example, as a TUI MAGIC LIFE holiday, this resort in Hurghada offers an all-inclusive family holiday experience designed specifically with families in mind. All-inclusive perks include drinks and snacks, and dining options span five restaurants, offering Italian, Far East, and local Egyptian cuisine. Evening entertainment includes live music, shows, discos, and films that cater for a variety of ages and tastes. Accommodation offers double rooms with garden or ocean views, plus family room options for those travelling with children and other relatives.

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For families who want to visit Bulgaria

TUI BLUE Nevis in Bourgas, Bulgaria

What we like
  • The Baby Club is available for parents

  • Short transfer from airport

  • Expansive pool complex

What to know
  • Located on Sunny beach

  • All-inclusive board

  • 35 minutes from Bourgas Airport by coach

What's there

Restaurants: Two restaurants, snack bar, pool bar, taverna, coffee shop | Pools: Three outdoor pools, indoor pool, kids’ splash zone, three waterslides, baby pool | Entertainment: Kids’ club, evening entertainment, The Hangout for teenagers, BabyClub, cooking classes

What Mumsnet users say
ElvisPresleysSideburns · Tried & Tested
Probably the easiest holiday we've ever had. The Aqua park is huge (if your DC are into that) and kept ours occupied all week. The shuttle bus was very regular and meant you were away from the bustle unless you wanted to.
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Our verdict

Bulgaria’s allure lies in its breathtaking beaches, Mediterranean vibes, and rich historical treasures, making it a great holiday selection for larger families of varying ages. Nestled along the sought-after Sunny beach, TUI BLUE Nevis stands as a cutting-edge, family-oriented haven. Thoughtfully crafted for family enjoyment and relaxation, the resort guarantees an unforgettable escape. A focal point is the expansive pool complex, catering to all ages with features like a baby pool and exhilarating water slides. 

TUI BLUE Nevis is your one-stop hub for a vibrant family getaway, promising all the essentials and beyond for an adventure-packed experience.

About TUI

When it comes to booking a holiday, we know everyone likes something different - from great value all inclusive deals with TUI MAGIC LIFE where kids can go free* at selected hotels to our action packed Holiday Village options and our TUI BLUE for families hotels which cater for everyone and are handpicked just for your family.

Our holiday portfolio ticks off everything from beach holidays and city breaks through to lakes and mountains getaways. We also offer tours that let you experience exotic places like Costa Rica, South Africa and Japan in a brand new way, and multi-destination trips with over 5,000 combinations to choose from. As one of the biggest UK holiday companies, we're here whenever you need us - via our stores, website or 24/7 Holiday line. Book now for 2024 and get a £0 deposit* when you pay via Direct Debit*.

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About the author

Kat Romero is a writer and journalist with over a decade’s experience in the industry. Hailing from London, she has become experienced in scouring the market to find the best holidays that are suitable for families. As a working mum of a toddler, she knows all too well the struggle to balance everything and the emotional and financial strain parenthood can have on families. That’s why her guides are always written with every budget in mind.

Away from her desk, Kat can be found consuming far too much coffee and spending her weekends with her toddler and partner - soaking up the sights of London and sampling anything new and exciting that has opened up within walking distance. Her favourite activity to do with her son is to visit London’s incredible museums and immerse themselves in new exhibits or installations.