The Best All-Inclusive 5-Star Resorts Europe Has to Offer

The Best All-Inclusive 5-Star Resorts Europe Has to Offer

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The Top Family Holiday Resorts

1. IKOS Andalusia, Spain

Located in the crystalline waters of the Spanish Mediterranean Sea, Andalusia stands as a crown jewel in the IKOS collection of luxurious all-inclusive resorts. The large resort is one of our most requested to date, proudly holding the title of the ‘Best Family Hotel in the world’ in 2023, as voted by its guests at TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards.

Positioned idyllically just a brief 15-minute drive from the historic Old Town, Marbella, the resort is most notable for its tranquil atmosphere, and proximity to scenic beaches. Families can indulge in an exciting diverse selection of themed restaurants, each catering to a different taste, and certainly ensuring a culinary adventure. Of course, IKOS Andalusia’s outstanding contemporary interior is also unmissable.

At this resort, you may choose to start your day with a peaceful morning walk followed by a rejuvenating Pilates class, or perhaps take the chance to spend the day in the spa. There are so many options for leisure, wellness, and activity, making it a great choice for everyone.

This resort is considered to be one of the best in the world and one of the premier destinations by our bookers (hence being the first hotel shared in this post!).

Customers who book any IKOS Resort through us will have the exclusive privilege of exploring the local surroundings in a premium Tesla for one day, included in their stay.

Moreover, guests booking at the IKOS Deluxe Collection through Wonderluxe Travel have included complimentary airport transfers for bookings of 7 nights or more, a welcome gift on arrival, and the flexibility of early check-in and/or late check-out, subject to availability.

IKOS Andalusia is certainly a treat for the whole family.

2. IKOS Dassia, Corfu

Situated on the sandstone island of Corfu, and surrounded by lush vegetation and the Ionian Sea, the IKOS Dassia resort is another of our most loved and requested all-inclusive resorts in Europe. It describes itself as having a “cosmopolitan flair”.

Engulfed by fantastic history, nature, a 600m beach, and Greek mythology, this peaceful resort has gorgeous pools, and a wealth of unique activities such as Greek dancing, football, tennis, pilates, adrenaline-fueled water sports, and so much more.

The resort is well-equipped for children, with its range of fun activities, including a giant chess board, kids’ karaoke and a mini disco. If those don’t interest you, feel free to explore the hidden treasures of Corfu on an included thrilling mountain biking excursion at no additional cost.

At the all-inclusive restaurant and bars, you will find menus featuring Greek, Asian, Italian, Mediterranean, and French cuisines. These Michelin-starred menus offer over 300 premium wines to try, as well as signature cocktails.

Tense from your morning bike ride? Unwind at the resort’s classic IKOS spa 

The IKOS Dassia Resort makes a phenomenal and of course luxurious choice for an active family holiday. Its breathtaking views are not to be missed.

3. Maxx Royal Belek Golf Resort, Turkey
An enormous 5-star resort in Antalya, Turkey, Maxx Royal Belek offers endless excitement and adventure for families who love sports and activities.

Experience luxury from the very start of your journey to the resort, with the option of taking the sophisticated private jet, exclusively tailored for up to 60 Maxx Royal Hotel guests. Along with plush interiors, the jet offers gourmet dining onboard, in the sky!

There are a multitude of fun, colourful activities to keep your children entertained at this resort, from the wonders of the ‘Dinoland’ adventure park to an exhilarating aquapark. For parents, there are kids’ & babies’ clubs on hand to offer you some much-needed adult-only time.

There is a wealth of sports and entertainment options at this large resort, including tennis, football, laser tag, an arcade, bowling, and so much more. It caters to both adrenaline-seekers and those in need of relaxation, with its range of magnificent a la carte restaurants, and bespoke spa treatments to indulge in once your adventurous day draws to a close.

There are numerous heated indoor pools, and outdoor pools including a “laguna pool”, and a variety of bars, beauty treatments on offer, sunbeds and stylish relaxation areas dotted around the resort.

Guests have noted that the rooms, like the resort, are incredibly spacious; there is plenty of room!

5-Star Beach-Fronts

1. Daios Cove, Crete

Set in the scenic hill-tops of the picturesque Greek island, Crete, Daios Cove offers a private bay and luxurious amenities, such as boutiques and a games room, making it an exceptional choice for families. Bragging natural panoramic sea views, golden sands and a calming heated seawater infinity pool, guests can be assured of a relaxing holiday experience.

For adults, the resort offers an impressive poolside bar, a rejuvenating spa and a Mind & Body studio for inner harmony and well-being. Meanwhile, children can take advantage of the children’s clubs and teens can participate in the activities and games.

The resort also provides a tennis court available for rental during guests’ stay, and watersports such as kayaking and scuba diving at its private cove for that truly exclusive feel.

With its perfect blend of activity and relaxation options, Daios Cove is an ideal destination for families, including those who enjoy a combination of relaxation and nearby activity, without the hassle of having to travel far from the resort.

2. IKOS Oceania, Halkidiki

Perched on a hilltop in Halkidiki, Greece, on a 350m-long golden sandy beach wrapped in greenery, pine, olive groves, and cypress trees, sits another iconic IKOS resort, IKOS Oceania. With white and neutral contemporary interiors across the entire resort, lay back in your cream sunbed and take in those gorgeous sea views, with Mount Olympus directly in sight.

The beachfront sanctuary boasts four all-inclusive restaurants with Michelin-starred menus, as well as six brilliant bars across the resort. Additionally, the hotel offers an ‘Infinite Lifestyle Dine-Out Program’, which provides guests with the opportunity to dine at local restaurants, to experience their authentic Greek and Halkidiki dishes and menus.

Your stay includes a complimentary bike hire, allowing you to explore and enjoy the verdant scenery of Halkidiki. There is also the option to take part in fitness classes, yoga, and water sports, such as scuba diving, water skiing, and sailing are also available, so there are plentiful options to keep a whole family entertained and fit during their stay.

The resort has an impressive six outdoor pools, which include an infinity pool and a children’s paddling pool, so all can enjoy a sunshine-filled soak.

Don’t forget our IKOS Resort offer. Customers who book any IKOS resort through us will have the exclusive privilege of exploring the local surroundings in a premium Tesla for one day, included in their stay.

Those who book at the IKOS Deluxe Collection will enjoy complimentary airport transfers for bookings of 7 nights or more, a welcome gift on arrival, and the flexibility of early check-in and/or late check-out, subject to availability.

3. Grecotel LUXME White Palace, Crete

Planted on an incredible 1000m sand and pebble Blue Flag beach, with its chic white aesthetic, and large open-style design, stands the Grecotel LUXME White Palace resort.

Grecotel LUXME White Palace offers eye-pleasing natural scenery, comfortable poolside beds for relaxing, an unusual hippie spa that provides personalised treatments, and of course stunning swim-up rooms. Imagine dozing off on the patio beds to wake up to a refreshing morning swim or a cooling toe dip. It’s pure bliss! And keep an eye out for the small beach turtles during your stay!

This waterfront resort has seven superb restaurants offering a la carte dining, a patisserie, and pool and beach-side service. One of the most outstanding and lavish foods on offer is the signature lobster and sparkling wine package. 

A unique highlight of the resort is its roller skating waitresses and a DJ, which contribute to a very lively atmosphere.

Enjoy the resort’s activities such as water polo, darts, snorkelling, horse riding, tennis, diving and jet skiing. If you’re into fitness, the resort provides fitness classes as included in the LUXME package, like pilates, stretching and yoga. Kids find themselves entertained by the exciting large aqua park filled with aqua towers, rides, and water slides.

This resort is popular with both adults and families alike and conveniently has a 24-hour WhatsApp concierge service to provide a seamless and effortless stay.

Grecotel prides itself and places great importance on attention to detail with its attentive and highly skilled staff.

Most Romantic Hotels

1. Stella Island Resort & Spa, Crete

Famous for attracting and capturing the hearts of honeymooners, the trendy and modern, Maldivesesque all-inclusive resort, Stella Island in Crete became very popular amongst influencers due to its beautiful man-made lagoon, pristine pools, and for being an adult-only “floating paradise”. This is a once-in-a-lifetime, luxury, bucket-list hotel, suitable for relaxation, pampering and romance.

Honeymooners and couples tend to particularly enjoy the grand overwater bungalows, as well as the premium couples’ spa treatments, and the abundant dining options, serving authentic Greek and Cretan cuisine, fresh seafood, succulent steaks, Mexican dishes, and more.

Stella Island was made for those who enjoy the water, pure luxury, and the finer things in life.

2. Domes of Elounda, Crete

The multi-award-winning romantic Domes hotel graces a beautiful location in Crete set on a striking beachfront with breathtaking views of the Mediterranean ocean. The all-inclusive resort is peacefully nestled into the hillside and is most favoured by those who enjoy its abundance of space and defining architecture. Its charm and mystery are eminent, expanding throughout Elounda, all the way to the mythical islet of Spinalonga where you will find period buildings and haunting legends and mysteries.

If you venture into the hotel’s nearby surroundings you will uncover a whole world of enchantment: pop-up shopping pavilions, engaging art and sculpture, street food, one-night-only performances, events, and an open-air outdoor cinema. An evening here will certainly result in you experiencing many magical moments under the Greek stars. 

The Domes hotels prioritise and take pride in perfecting the locations of their hotels, particularly by placing their hotels on or near some of the best beaches in the world, you will not be disappointed.

This is truly one of the most romantic options for all couples. Book your romantic stay in the legendary Elounda at the Domes of Elounda through Wonderluxe today.

Luxury Resorts with a Spa

1. The Ritz-Calton Tenerife, Abama

A secluded family-friendly oasis, filled with palm trees and sunshine, and renowned for its award-winning 2500m2 spa, The Ritz-Carlton Tenerife, Abama is a stand-out resort with Moroccan-inspired red architecture with magnificent views over the Atlantic Ocean.

Offering restorative and “transformative treatments inspired by the natural world and local traditions”, its well-loved spa offers a unique experience. Indulge in an ‘Earth, Wind and Fire massage’, a luxurious massage inspired by El Teide, the highest volcano in Spain. This massage combines the benefits of lava sand exfoliation and powerful heated volcanic stones to provide deep muscle relaxation.

Within the resort, you will find a fitness centre that focuses on wellness, providing spinning bikes on the outdoor terrace and cardiovascular machines. The lush botanical gardens found in the resort have winding jogging and hiking trails for guests to explore. 

Fancy a bite? The resort’s restaurants range from light, simple meals to more gourmet options. The dining options offer a diverse variety of palates, including Spanish, Japanese and Korean, and Italian cuisines, as well as delicious seafood with a Mediterranean touch. There are also pool-side delights that can be enjoyed for that midday revitalisation. 

This luxurious all-inclusive resort in Tenerife caters to the entire family, boasting a playground, plenty of swimming pools, and an 18-hole championship golf course and tennis academy for sports players. 

What notably sets this resort apart is the impeccable service provided by its team of attentive staff.

Ready to reserve your stay at The Ritz Carlton?

2. Sani Resort, Halkidiki

Imagine a resort with five hotels. This calming Mediterranean island resort, ‘Sani’, endears endless swimming pools, spaces to relax, and an impressive range of unique activities such as paddleboard yoga, beekeeping, birdwatching, cycling, scuba diving, a centre for tennis, and a Bear Grylls Survival Academy.

However, what sets this resort apart, and is most impressive, is its five serene spas packed with indulgent and authentic treatments inspired by nature, including holistic treatments and Thai massages. The spas feature heated pools, ice bucket showers and saunas for all to enjoy blissful relaxation. There is even a Junior Spa, designed specifically for youngsters. 

Once you’re fully relaxed from your spa days, you may fancy taking a swanky yacht cruise during your stay, to explore the depths of the Aegean Sea and discover the neighbouring Greek Islands.

Tip: Make sure to book a suite with a private balcony for those brilliant views.

3. Mar-Bella Elix, Corfu
Mar-Bella Elix, Corfu

This ocean-front resort, nestled in a secluded location, arguably has the most naturally awe-inspiring views in the whole of Greece. These can be seen to full capacity when guests book a suite, which comes with the luxury of its very own pool.

During your stay at this resort, you can opt for exclusive services like a private yacht to take you on a personalised tour of the island. Alternatively, you can opt for a private boat to swiftly transport you across the waters to your desired destination at high speed for your utmost convenience.

Mar-Bella Elix, Corfu

If you decide to stay at Mar-Bella Elix, be sure to take full advantage of the evening entertainment, which includes live music of various styles. Also, make sure to indulge in the spa treatments offered by the resort. 

Engage your body and mind in the yoga classes at the resort, or partake in the gym, tennis, football, or other sporting activities offered.

Final Verdict

As may be evident from this post, there are many exquisite “best all-inclusive resorts” all over Europe, each catering to unique tastes and preferences. 

Is the choice of exceptional resorts leaving you overwhelmed? Get in contact with our luxury travel consultants to gain expert advice, and have your holiday organised and booked effortlessly.

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