Keeping all the family happy on vacation can be just as exhausting as the daily grind you’re trying to escape. Thankfully, there are plenty of amazing hotels around the world that cater to all ages and attitudes, from tiny toddlers to temperamental teens. We’ve picked out some of our top family friendly hotels; from tree houses in Swedish Lapland to tents in the Canadian wilderness, from deep in the jungle to desert adventures, read on for some inspiration for your next family vacation. Are we there yet?
Where: In the south of Italy, nestled on the Puglian coast. Newly built in the traditional style, this is a high-end vision of rural, romantic Italy; think olive trees, walled courtyards, white stone, and thousands of twinkling candles.
Why it’s great for kids: There are two kids’ clubs for all ages from toddlers to teens; the Trullaleri Kid’s Club looks after the little ones with cooking classes, treasure hunts, face painting and so much more, while the Tarantari & Marinai Club takes care of teenagers with various sporting activities (including water sports), go-karting, and more adventurous endeavours. There are two tennis courts, four swimming pools and even an 18-hole championship golf course for the bigger kids .
The walled courtyard is home to a wonderful adventure playground with all sorts of features to run, jump and climb, as well as the giant-sized versions of classic playground games. There is a carefully designed daily programme for each age group ensuring the whole bunch is kept busy and the staff are charming.
Why it’s great for parents: With all this on offer, it shouldn’t be too difficult to distract them (you can book a babysitter just to be sure) long enough for you to head to the stunning Vair spa, one of the best in Southern Italy. Close to two thousand square metres over two floors, offering traditional treatments, a Turkish bath, steam room, even a resident shaman – it’s a perfect pampering experience.
Where: Overlooking the white sands, palm trees and turquoise waters of Carlisle Bay, this contemporary luxury resort is a jewel in the crown of Antigua’s beautiful south coast. Surrounded by the relaxed calm of a Caribbean paradise, it is hard to believe that this stylish oasis is only 30 minutes away from the bustling capital of St Johns and its airport.
Why it’s great for kids: The huge variety of facilities and activities on offer at Carlisle Bay provides plenty to occupy all members of the family. Young children aged six months to six years can enjoy the Caribbean Cool Kids Club and take part in the programmes run by qualified childcare professionals such as lizard hunting, treasure hunts and arts and crafts. The Crew Blue Programme offers older children (7-12 years) the chance to try activities such as raft-building, five-a-side football, zip-wiring and star-fish hunting. Teenagers can head to the chill-out room, complete with table tennis and pool tables. Crush, the teenage club, also runs a variety of water sports, holds barbecue parties and organises shopping trips to St Johns.
Why it’s great for parents: With the kids happily occupied, parents will have the time to themselves to spend as they wish. For those more energetic days, head to one of the nine tennis courts for a friendly match, or seize the chance to improve your racket skills with the professional instruction available. Get down to the beach to give some of the water sports a go; learn to sail aboard a 40ft keelboat, kayak in the hotel’s private mangrove, try out wind surfing and paddle boarding, or learn to dive on a PADI open water four day course. The kids can join in too and be introduced to scuba diving with the PADI Bubblemaker programme.
Back at the hotel, indulge yourself at the award winning Blue Spa and beauty salon, and reconnect with your inner self in the tropical Yoga Pavilion. With a film screening room, nature trails and helicopter tours also on offer, as well as the resort’s world-class restaurants and flawless service, you can be sure that a stay at Carlisle Bay will be a hit with all the family, and every bit the stress-free, relaxing holiday that you deserve.
Where: Tucked away in the magnificent Clayoquot Sound, on the west coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, the Clayoquot Wilderness Resort is only accessible via seaplane or scenic boat transfer from Vancouver International Airport. Comprising just 20 luxurious tents complete with king-size beds and en-suite bathrooms, this takes glamping very seriously.
Why it’s great for kids: It’s simply the ultimate wilderness retreat to get the kids off the Xbox and into the great outdoors, without any compromise on comfort or sacrifice on safety: a frontier adventure with five-star service. It’s a breathtaking natural playground; waterfalls and walking trails, rope bridges over rushing rivers, all within one of the biggest and best examples of a temperate rainforest left in the world.
Clayuquot Sound is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and home to a wide range of wildlife, from black bears to grey whales, and the resort is heavily involved with the reserve’s sustainability, so the kids can learn about conservation. Intrepid itineraries can be built on the spot from the endless array of adventurous activities: horseback riding, fishing, wildlife walks, hiking, sailing, shooting, climbing, painting … you get the idea. The excellent, expert staff are sure to bring even the most timid children out of their shell, taking a hands-on approach to get them up close and involved with the nature-based program.
Why it’s great for parents: Before long the kids will be running around the camp like little Davey Crocketts, cooking s’mores over a campfire with new-found friends (under a watchful eye), giving parents the perfect opportunity to enjoy a massage, sample the sumptuous menu, or just find a quiet hammock with a great view. The set-up is beautifully and thoughtfully designed in the old ranch style – the colossal double-sided stone fireplace and huge open kitchen are the signature pieces in the communal Outpost – and enough to make your wildest (literally) dreams come true.
Where: Located in the Great Karoo, on South Africa’s Eastern Cape, the Samara Reserve stretches over 27,000 hectares of vast savannah and dramatic mountain ranges, making it one of the country’s largest private reserves. A two and a half hour drive through spectacular scenery will take you to the reserve from the airport at Port Elizabeth. Alternatively, a 50 minute flight direct from Port Elizabeth can be arranged to bring you to your destination.
Why it’s great for kids: The staff at the Samara Reserve are dedicated to the conservation of the surrounding landscape and wildlife, as well as committed to providing their guests with the utmost comfort and luxury during their stay. If you’re looking for an unforgettable safari experience for all the family, it’s difficult to find a more perfect destination. Children of all ages are welcome, and are spoiled as much as their parents with a gift pack on arrival, and a delicious kid’s menu to choose from.
Youngsters will be transformed into keen naturalists by the reserve’s Aardvark programme as they are taken on guided bush-walks, taught to orienteer, identify spoors and create rock paintings like a Bushman, leaving parents to enjoy some well-deserved down time together.
Why it’s great for parents: Experienced childminders will entertain little ones under eight years old with short walks, bug collecting and outdoor play, allowing parents to track cheetah, rhino and giraffe on a game drive, or just kick back by the pool. At night, bed down in comfort in your spacious luxury lodge, or, for a truly magical experience for kids and adults alike, head out into the savannah for a night in the open under the stars.
Where: In the beautiful Baa Atoll, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, a 30-minute seaplane from Male International Airport. It’s one of the easiest, most family-friendly transfers in the Maldives.
Why it’s great for kids: The Amilla Fushi is wonderfully well-designed as a resort for the whole family, thanks to its philosophy that its accommodation should feel like a home away from home, a concept which they have executed to perfection. There is a range of rooms to suit all needs, from the seriously spacious Beach Residences (with up to eight bedrooms, they could fit the entire extended family comfortably) to the only treehouse accommodation in the Maldives, which the kids will absolutely love. There are two separate clubs for toddlers and teens: the little ones have their own pool and playground, and the older children have a variety of games and entertainment options in their own space. On the island, tennis, badminton and volleyball courts will burn off any excess energy. Even the Javvu Spa offers junior treatments designed with young adults in mind, using carefully selected products for young skin.
Why it’s great for parents: Offshore excursions are at the top of the activity agenda here; the resort has its own reef and resident marine biologist, who leads guided snorkelling tours as educational as they are inspirational to the nearby Blue Hole, a renowned diving destination. The flexibility on food is amazing: a wide range of international cuisine is available at the Baazaar, the Emperor General Store sells day-to-day food for guests to create their own picnics – or have a beach barbeque set up anywhere on the island for them – delivery can be ordered to the room from any of the restaurants, and for a special family meal, the over-water restaurant Lonu is hard to beat anywhere.
Babysitting is free of charge, and there’s an on-site doctor and medical centre for total peace of mind. The staff are endlessly cheery and patient, adept at dealing with everything from fussy eaters to first-time swimmers. It’s all been carefully considered and perfectly pulled off with families of all ages and sizes in mind, set amongst the most unbelievable island paradise.
Where: Overlooking the beautiful shores of Lake Nahuel Huapi in Argentina’s Lake District, this luxury Patagonian hotel is just 40 minutes away from Mt. Catedral’s excellent skiing, and only 22 miles from the local airport, accessed by a short flight from Argentina. Set amidst the breath-taking scenery of the Lake District’s blue lakes, snow-capped peaks and lush forests, there is no better place to enjoy northern Patagonia’s great outdoors.
Why it’s great for kids: This hotel’s attention to detail is immaculate, and when it comes to providing activities to please all members of the family, nothing has been forgotten. Youngsters are spoilt for choice by the range of outdoor and indoor activities offered by the Nahuelito Kids’ Club. They can take to the lake for canoeing, kayaking and windsurfing (mums and dads can join in too), explore the surrounding mountains by bike, and enjoy woodland games and activities.
Swimming pool games, and cooking, painting, handicraft, drama and musical instruments workshops also run if the great outdoors seems less appealing, and the hotel’s impressive spa even caters specially for kids with children’s yoga and aerobics, as well as massages and beauty treatments for kids and teens.
Why it’s great for parents: With so much on offer and the opportunity to stay as a family group or go your separate ways to explore the resort and its stunning surroundings, the greatest challenge of your holiday will be deciding where to start.
Where: Set against the lush green of the Tramuntana Mountains, with views over the sparkling Balearic Sea, Belmond La Residencia is an oasis of luxurious relaxation tucked away on Mallorca’s north-west coast. Located in the charming village of Deià, and surrounded by fragrant olive and citrus groves, these former twin manor houses ooze a rustic Provençal style; it is hard to believe that you are only a 45 minute drive from Palma’s International Airport.
Why we like it: There is no shortage of activities for all the family to enjoy on this slice of Mediterranean paradise, and with Belmond La Residencia as your base, it could not be easier for you to experience the best of everything that Mallorca has to offer. Get out and explore the spectacular surrounding scenery with a wander up into the ancient terraces; children will love the novelty of having your picnic lunch (a Mallorcan feast packed by the hotel) carried up with you on a donkey. Take the hotel’s exclusive shuttle bus down to the shimmering sea for a private boat ride into the secluded coves of the rugged Mallorcan coastline, or simply share a moment of relaxation on the cove’s warm pebbles.
Back at the hotel, children and teens (as well as mums and dads) will love taking advantage of the superb sports and relaxation facilities on offer. Take your time admiring the mountain views over a light lunch by the side of one of the hotel’s two outdoor pools, while your more energetic offspring splash happily within your sight. Spend an enjoyable afternoon playing tennis together on the hotel’s courts and enlist the hand of the resident coach to help you improve your game.
Why it’s great for parents: The hotel welcomes children of all ages (youngsters under 12 have a complimentary bed in their parents’ room), and its wide selection of family activities provides the perfect opportunity for you to create unforgettable memories together with your children. Enroll, en famille, in master classes on painting, sculpture and cookery, or engage in a journey of artistic discovery in a walk and talk art tour of the hotel’s acclaimed art gallery, Sa Tafona, and its extensive permanent sculpture gardens.
To help mums and dads enjoy some well-deserved relaxation, the hotel’s Smile Club offers a wide variety of creative activities to entertain youngsters aged four and above. Leave your little loved ones in the safe hands of the English speaking professionals while you lounge on the poolside with a refreshing cocktail, pamper yourself at the hotel’s award-winning spa, or escape to the mountains for your own outdoor adventure. For complete piece of mind for parents, the hotel also offers a babysitting service at any time of day.
Where: Hidden deep in the San Juan Mountains of the Colorado Rockies, a stay in one of the cabins of this perfectly restored colonial mining town will transport you back in time to the height of the mining industry, without denying you any of the twenty-first century comforts and luxuries of an exclusive five-star resort. Drive yourself to the old town through stunning mountain scenery, or be escorted by a member of the resort staff from Durango, Telluride, Cortez and Montrose Airports.
Why it’s great for kids: The resort doesn’t offer a kids’ club but providing your little ones are comfortable with walking and up for exploring the great outdoors, there will be no shortage of activities available for all members of the family to enjoy. In summer, take to the mountains on foot, mountain bike or horseback, while in winter, enjoy cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, skiing, heli-skiing and dog sledding. Choose to stay within the resort itself and take a photography or fine art workshop, help the chef to prepare locally sourced meals, or simply relax in the hot springs on which the town was built, either inside or outside the restored bath house, or under the stars at the source for a truly magical experience.
Why it’s great for parents: Dunton Hot Springs may be small, but it’s brimming with character. The imaginations of family members, young and old, are sure to be ignited by the sight of this eclectic collection of authentically restored mining cabins set against vistas of pine-clad mountains and open meadows. From its saloon with the original bar complete with carvings from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, to the hush of its authentic library and outdoor chapel, to its original nineteenth century bath house with natural hot springs, everything about this resort is perfectly unique and sure to spark curiosity and wonder in the eyes of its younger (and older) guests.
While most of the cabins sleep only two, several are more spacious, and perfect for families, sleeping up to six people. For a larger family reunion, stay in Potter House, the owner’s original residence and a hugely comfortable family home, sleeping ten people. There is even the opportunity to rent the entire town to bring the whole family together to share the unforgettable experience of this amazing place.
Where: Set in 850 acres of beautiful countryside in the heart of Scotland, this luxurious rural retreat is found in Auchterarder, an hour’s drive north of Edinburgh, near Perth and Stirling. A perfect combination of spectacular scenery, glorious grandeur and uncompromised comfort, a stay at this palatial country estate will leave you and your family feeling like royalty.
Why it’s great for kids: The hotel’s superb equestrian school offers lessons to anyone over three years old, and children will love learning and improving their new skills on the backs of adorable Shetland ponies. Kids over eight years old can try their hand at archery, shooting, fishing and falconry, as well as learning how to train highly-skilled, friendly Labrador gundogs. Young thrill-seekers can choose to take a junior off-road lesson and learn how to ride a Land Rover replica over an exciting course.
If the outdoors holds no appeal, older children can head to The Zone (complete with table football, pool table, free jukebox and Sony Playstation 3) to relax and chill-out in their own space, while little ones can explore the toys and games of The Playroom, under the expert supervision of friendly and qualified staff. The hotel’s leisure pool is ideal for the whole family to enjoy, and teenagers aged 16 and above can choose to indulge themselves in the luxuries of its award-winning spa and gymnasium. For your little princesses, The Salon offers Little Miss Treatments for all young girls’ pampering needs, and a wide range of seasonal activities from crazy science demonstrations to dance classes provide even more entertainment, just in case boredom threatens.
Why it’s great for parents: This hotel has the reputation of being one of the most family friendly hotels in the UK and Europe, and for good reason too. The hotel believes that happy kids mean happy parents, and there is a huge variety of family-friendly activities and entertainment for everyone to enjoy. It is never too early to introduce your youngsters to the thrills of the great outdoors, and where better to do so than in the beautiful Perthshire countryside surrounding the hotel. Head out together to explore on foot, by bike (with stabilisers or a child’s seat if necessary), or even on horseback.
Gleneagles aims to give every one of its guests an unforgettable stay, no matter what their age. Youngsters are made to feel welcome from the moment they arrive, receiving their own registration card and welcome gift pack. The hotel’s delicious restaurants offer a selection of dishes designed for the younger palate, and the wide range of luxury family accommodation will ensure that everyone can rest their head in the utmost comfort.
Where: Hidden away in the tropical jungle highlands of central Bali, this tranquil haven is a 75 minute drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport, and 15 minutes from the artistic capital Ubud. Set amongst rice paddies and overlooking the Ayung River, a stay at this luxurious retreat will bring you and your family back in touch with the wonders and beauty of the natural world.
Why it’s great for kids: The fascinating range of experiences designed to introduce families to the wildlife, natural landscapes and local culture of the region will not fail to spark interest in family members old and young. Broaden your kids’ minds, and open their eyes (and your own) to a very different way of life, as you follow in the footsteps of a local farmer for a day on the hotel’s exclusive ‘A day in the life of a Balinese Farmer’ experience. Visit any of the special wildlife parks nearby to amaze youngsters with the variety of exotic creatures on show; watch as they gaze in awe at brightly coloured birds and alien reptiles (including the magnificent Komodo Dragon), and create unforgettable memories as you ride, feed and interact with the world’s largest herd of Sumatran elephants and their babies. For slightly older children and teens, embark together on an outdoor adventure, by bike or on foot, to explore the spectacular natural landscape surrounding the hotel. To add an element of thrill, and to gain a different perspective of the forest, there is even the option to canoe, kayak or raft down the Ayung River, accompanied by an expert guide, on a private voyage of discovery.
Why it’s great for parents: For those times when you just want a break from the kids, the hotel’s Pici Pici Kids’ Club provides a creative programme of activities for children between four and twelve years old. Leave your little ones in the safe and friendly hands of professional childminders to learn Balinese dance and leaf-folding, join in with sports and adventure-based games, or simply enjoy playing in the magical jungle wonderland of the Rice Barn Tree House. Meanwhile, give yourself some well-deserved down-time to enjoy the hotel’s beautiful two-level swimming pool and luxurious spa, or reconnect to your inner-self with one of the several soul-soothing wellness experiences on offer.
Where: Lying on the top of a secluded headland, within 12 manicured acres of tropical gardens on Sri Lanka’s southern coast, this cluster of private suites and villas combines spectacular views of the Indian Ocean with the stylish design of one of Asia’s most celebrated architects, Lek Bunnag. The nearest city, Galle, is a 30 minute drive away, while Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport is reached by a two and a half hour drive.
Why it’s great for kids: While there is no kids’ club offered by the resort, there are plenty of activities available to entertain all the family. Take to the Indian Ocean on board a child-friendly, luxury catamaran to seek out whales and dolphins in their natural habitat, get the kids out on a stand-up paddle board or canoe, or simply enjoy splashing about together in the clear blue ocean. Older children and teens (as well as mums and dads) can learn to surf in the rolling breakers, or start to explore the beautiful underwater world with excellent PADI scuba-diving courses.
Turn away from the coastline and take a guided bike ride, en famille, through the sleepy villages, paddy fields and ancient temples of rural Sri Lanka, or spend a tranquil afternoon boating or kayaking on nearby Koggla Lake. Inspire or feed a love of nature amongst your youngsters with a day trip to the Uda Walawe National Park and seek out elephants, sloth bears and crocodiles amongst the lush undergrowth
Why it’s great for parents: The design of this exclusive beach resort lends itself perfectly to families seeking their own space and privacy, without compromising on any of the added amenities expected from a luxury resort. The villas are clustered in groups of two or three, each with their own 15m infinity swimming pool, creating a perfectly peaceful, safe space for you and your loved ones to relax and play. Even better, when the wash of the waves calls you to the sea, the resort’s secluded location means that the two public beaches nearby are free from crowds and noise.
With so much on offer, both within and outside the resort, and with options available for both pure relaxation and exciting adventure, you can be sure that Cape Weligama will be a hit with the whole family.
Where: In the heart of the vibrant Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town’s signature centrepiece.
Why it’s great for kids: Teens and toddlers alike will tire themselves out with the activities on offer at the hotel’s expertly supervised KidsOnly club, a 100m2 clubhouse boasting a games lounge, reading room, and movie room. The programme is as extensive as it is impressive, focusing on social, recreational and educational experiences for all ages, with a cultural theme running throughout. Smaller children can take cooking classes, crafts and painting, or organised games, while teenagers take advantage of the nearby City Rock, an indoor adventure playground with rock-climbing, go-karting and ice-skating to name a few. Outdoor pursuits include surfing, sandboarding, or shark-diving for the very brave (and qualified) over-12s. The hotel is next to the excellent Two Oceans Aquarium; letting the little ones feed the penguins will be a highlight of their holiday.
Why it’s great for parents: Once the kids are occupied, parents can pop over to the hotel’s private island which houses a sanctuary-like spa, or enjoy some of the best cuisine in Cape Town; the One&Only is home to Africa’s only iteration of the world-famous fine-dining Nobu restaurant. Rising South African culinary star Reuben Riffel weighs in with a second restaurant focusing on bistro-style fare with locally-sourced ingredients and produce. Parents can raise a toast to the family-friendly facilities with a glass from the most extensive and well-balanced wine menu on the continent. You almost won’t want to leave the hotel, but when you do, the One&Only’s absolutely perfect position on the Waterfront means you are within easy reach of all that this stunning city has to offer.
Where: Adrift 80km off Thailand’s east coast, Soneva Kiri is nestled on the north-west point of the remote Koh Kood Island. From Bangkok International Airport, it’s a scenic flight in the custom Cessna plane to Koh Mai Si, the resort’s private airport island 90 minutes away. A short hop by speedboat, and you’re in one of the most exclusive resorts around.
Why it’s great for kids: One of our favourite hotels in Asia is home to one of our favourite kid’s clubs in the world. The exceptional Eco-Den, home to the Intrepid Explorer’s club, is a barely believable bamboo structure, suspended in the treetops in the shape of a giant manta ray. Managed by UK-qualified childcare experts, the program is packed with adventurous and authentic activities, from rainforest walks to traditional Thai music lessons and tie-dye workshops.
The philosophy is centred around education and imagination, such as cultural visits to local schools, or cooking classes. Several activities have been designed for parents and children to enjoy together; father and son can go fishing while mother and daughter hit the day spa, or a private move night can be arranged in the awesome open-air cinema.
Why it’s great for parents: Off-shore excursions abound, from serious snorkelling and scuba diving to sunset cruises. The luxurious Six Senses spa, hidden in the jungle, offers a wide range of holistic therapies and healing treatments to relax and rejuvenate while the kids are making new friends. And, if for whatever reason they need convincing to leave your side, ask one of your outstanding personal butlers (each villa has its own Mr & Mrs Friday) to escort them to the ice cream parlour and chocolate room for unlimited amounts of the stuff. You might have a hard time getting them back…
Where: Deep in the forests of Swedish Lapland in the north of the country, one hour’s drive from Luleå Airport.
Why we like it: An amazing array of outdoor activities is on offer throughout the year, changing with the seasons: summer sees horseback riding, kayaking and white-water rafting, while winter brings dog-sledding, snowmobiling and sleigh rides, even a snowman-building competition organised by the brilliant hotel owners. Specialist seasonal tours are available, such as a midnight sun bike ride or the Northern Lights photography tour. Mountain-biking and trekking – and a zipline for the bravest – are available all year round.
Why it’s great for parents: Adults and children alike will marvel and delight at this suspended set-up, six eye-catching cabins hanging from (and in the case of the Bird’s Nest, completely camouflaged in) the treetops. These aren’t child’s play; exceptional design and Scandi-chic interiors add more than a hint of snug and cosy comfort. The two-story Blue Cone is best for bigger families or younger children, while the sci-fi chic spaceship-style UFO treehouse will thrill all ages.
The setting is breathtakingly beautiful, a vast natural expanse of forests, lakes and mountains. The hotel can organise a proper campfire cookout in the snow for an unforgettable eating experience, and the menu caters very well for families – kids can try their hand at making their own pizzas in the basement’s brick oven (supervised, of course) before making good use of the ice-cream machine for dessert. While they’re doing so, you can relax Scandinavian style in the open-air hot tub, indoor plunge pool or the tree sauna. We think treehouses are secretly at the top of every child’s wishlist – after a stay at the Treehotel, they’ll be at the top of yours too.
Where: Tucked away between the mountains and the sea in the Musandam Peninsula in northern Oman, Zighy Bay is desert-dwelling luxury escapism at its very finest.
Why it’s great for kids: There are two kids’ clubs, the Chaica catering up to 11 years old and the Teens Club taking care of the older bunch, both offering an extensive and exhausting programme of active adventures. Younger children will enjoy searching for treasure in the desert and crabs on the beach, swimming and sandcastle building, and an Olympics worth of games; teenagers can take part in abseiling and archery, beach sports and body-boarding, trekking and tennis, raft-building or rock-climbing, and much more.
Why it’s great for parents: It’s an utterly charming set-up amongst staggering natural scenery, traditional stone-walled structures surrounded by majestic mountains – comparisons have been made to Norwary’s fjords – and brilliantly blue water. It’s a million miles from the glitz and glamour of its Middle Eastern neighbours but still hits the highest mark for absolute indulgence, subtle sophistication and laid-back luxury.
There’s plenty for active-minded parents and the more adventurous older children; off-road excursions, water-skiing and wake-boarding, mountain biking and paragliding. Of course, if mum and dad want some downtime, there’s the signature Six Senses Spa with an incredible menu of indigenous ingredients and local treatments. Every villa comes not only with a private pool, but a private wine cellar. All the family will be awestruck at the open-air cinema on the beach, showing movies by candlelight on the most comfortable sun loungers imaginable. Despite the remote location, it’s reasonably easy to get to, but it’s oh-so-difficult to leave.