"Dinner in a well – meal of a lifetime!"

8 Stars (8 / 10)

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Family in jeep at family-friendly hotel Rawla Narlai Rajasthan

Village Narlai, Near Desuri, Rajasthan

Narlai, the perfect stopping point between Udaipur and Jodhpur, is a sleepy little village of about 5,000 people and doesn’t look like a tourist mecca when you drive in. That’s what makes this 17th century heritage hotel, sitting at the foot of a…….

"Look mom - the good uncle got me milk to my bed!"

8 Stars (8 / 10)

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kid in bath tub at hotel Raffles Jakarta

Ciputra World 1, Jl. Prof. Dr. Satrio Kav. 3-5,Jakarta, 12940, Indonesia

A 24-hour personal butler, welcome milk and cookies, outdoor playground, kids’ pool, kids’ club and rooftop gardens to race around in the heart of Jakarta…seriously!?! Yes, this elegant and centrally located (almost) spanking new family-friendl…….

"Mummy, let’s quickly go meet the tigers again!"

8 Stars (8 / 10)

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Pool at luxury family-friendly hotel Nahargarh Ranthambhore

Village Khilchipur, Sawai Madhopur, Ranthambore, Rajasthan

I can (very) proudly claim that I saw 5 tigers at the Ranthambhore National Park. Simply because this hotel sits right outside the park (one of the best tiger reserves of India) and I was able to take 3 safaris. Built like a royal hunting palace, the…….

"Look mum, I can now play golf!"

7.5 Stars (7.5 / 10)

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Pool at luxury family-friendly resort Sofitel in Krabi

200 Moo 3 T.Nongtalay A.Muang, Krabi

If there is one thing we learnt after our stay at the very family-friendly Sofitel, Krabi, it’s that kids rule here. Visits by baby elephants, kids’ movies by the pool, rooms from where you can dive straight into the pool, golf lessons for kids, …….

"Mom this must be the longest pool in the whole world!"

8 Stars (8 / 10)

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10 Moo 4 Srisoonthorn Road, Phuket 83110, Thailand

The only thing more exciting than swimming in one of Phuket’s longest pools or living it large at one of Phuket’s largest kids’ club would be to make your very first visit to a beach club, even if it were just to see the fire-eating! After you’ve dip…….

"Let’s go have lunch at the equator today"

9 Stars (9 / 10)

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Villingili Island, Addu Atoll, Maldives

The stewardess presented us with a certificate for crossing the equator as we descended into Gan airport. Yes, it’s another 70-minute flight after you get to Male. Worth it? Without a doubt – no gain without pain right! What do you gain? This lit…….

"Are we staying in a king’s palace mom?"

9.5 Stars (9.5 / 10)

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kids splashing on lotus

Haridasji Ki Magri, Charak Road, Udaipur

Now that I’ve stayed at this super luxury hotel, I can thankfully strike one thing of my bucket list (phew)! Yes, this is one of ‘those’ hotels. I mean, how often do you stay in a hotel that has just been voted the world’s best right? And best …….