Make unforgettable family memories with Marriott Bonvoy
Incredible destinations, discounted room rates, free Wi-Fi and VIP experiences: here’s why you should book your family holiday with Marriott Bonvoy®
With summer holidays on the horizon, the time has come to plan your next family adventure – and there’s no better way to enjoy a family-friendly trip than with Marriott Bonvoy®. The award-winning travel programme by Marriott International enables members to earn points for stays at hotels, resorts and home rentals around the world and enjoy myriad benefits while holidaying.
Great resort offers such as kids stay and eat for free, 20 per cent off a home rental and stay longer and save more deals can be accessed by simply joining the programme. Once you’re a member, you’ll unlock even more advantages – from the lowest room rates available, mobile-enabled check-in via the Marriott Bonvoy App – not to mention access to exclusive VIP experiences through Marriott Bonvoy Moments. Membership points increase according to the number of stays at hotels, resorts and home rentals participating in Marriott Bonvoy. As you reach the higher tiers, you will qualify for more benefits such as priority late checkout and room upgrades.
What’s more, you can choose to collect Marriott Bonvoy points or Avios, the rewards currency of the British Airways Executive Club, which can be put towards all kinds of travel perks. Simply book a stay at any of more than 8,000 participating hotels and resorts and decide which points you want and what to do with them. Not sure? Unused Marriott Bonvoy points can easily be transferred to Avios in your British Airways Executive Club account at a later date if required, so there’s no rush to decide. For those families travelling together, these incredible benefits could help make your holiday affordable and comfortable.
Get started on your rewards journey. Join Marriott Bonvoy now for free.
All set? Let’s take a look at three family-friendly hotels participating in Marriott Bonvoy that will get you well on your way to your next adventure.
JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa, Venice, Italy
With family at the heart of this resort’s ethos, the JW Marriott Venice Resort and Spa offers a comprehensive Family Retreat package that includes 50 per cent off a second room for children, free access to the on-site Kids’ Club, a children’s amenity programme and complimentary use of JW bicycles. The family pool provides endless amusement throughout the day, and adults can enjoy precious hours of tranquillity at the rooftop pool while the children are safely preoccupied playing swingball, volleyball, badminton and other outdoor activities with the Recreation Team. The resort is located on Isola delle Rose – a small island in the heart of the Venetian lagoon. With enough open space for young ones to run free and enjoy the lush environment – and with the city’s famous historic centre just a 15-minute boat adventure away – there are plenty of options for all ages.
The Westin Resort Costa Navarino – Costa Navarino, Greece
Surrounded by lush olive groves and vast vineyards, and set against the backdrop of the Ionian Sea, this family-friendly resort is ideal for a restorative family getaway. Whether you’ll be enjoying beach games, sunbathing on the resort’s private gold-sand beach, testing the slides at the famous Costa Aqua Park, enjoying a relaxing treatment at the Anazoe spa or playing the two spectacular 18-hole golf courses – there are plenty of options for the whole family. Carefully curated programmes – such as Young Archaeologists, Natura Hall and Young Gardeners – help little visitors learn about local history, the environment and sustainability. While two especially-designed play-and-learn hubs, an indoor climbing wall, kids’ golf and the opportunity to join Bayern Munich’s junior football camps ensure young ones are active throughout their stay. Within the resort, 13 restaurants – including beach-side seafood bistro Barbouni, laid-back Greek taverna Kook and atmospheric Nargile serving Middle Eastern masterpieces – offer diverse and delicious cuisines to satisfy every appetite.
Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai, UAE
Overlooking the peaceful Arabian Gulf, this award-winning Dubai-based resort (opening image) is made for families – young and old – who love the outdoors. Begin your holiday by soaking up the sunshine alongside one of three temperature-controlled pools – opt for the infinity pool for spectacular views. Those looking to be more active can head towards the white sands of Marina Beach for kayaking, windsurfing and even deep sea fishing activities, while a family day out to entertainment hub TopGolf Dubai – a ten-minute taxi ride away – is a must. More adventurous holiday makers will love the sheer speed and exhilaration of a tandem skydive at nearby Skydive Dubai. The resort contains an impressive 13 restaurants and bars – showcasing dishes from top local and international chefs – and the surrounding Dubai Marina area adds even more cuisine choices to the local culinary options. Enjoy at least one meal at the fish market-style Geales, where wholesome British food is paired with mouthwateringly fresh local seafood.
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