Luxury Family Vacations | Ciao Bambino!

A luxury family vacation means something different for each family and for each trip. It could be a restful stay at a 5-star resort, where your personal butler handles everything from unpacking your suitcase to arranging special meals for picky eaters. Or maybe it is a complex international trip that feels effortless because of on-the-ground support from the world’s best service providers and exclusive experiences.

For families who seek out the best of luxury travel when on vacation with kids, our agency is perfectly suited to help ensure the entire trip is customized around your preferences. Our luxury Family Travel Advisors offer personal attention with keen attention to detail and access to amazing perks and activities that families could never source on their own. Picture being greeted on the tarmac when your plane touches down, receiving complimentary room upgrades upon arrival at a top-notch hotel and walking into the most popular tourist attractions before they open to the public.

Every luxury vacation starts with incredible accommodations, and we have deep knowledge of luxury hotels and resorts for families in every corner of the world. Our Advisors provide luxury clients with the kind of intel that can’t be found on Google, such as which room configurations work best for a multigenerational group, which suites have the best sunset view to celebrate that special anniversary or birthday and which spa treatment is most indulgent. Put our qualified expertise to work and allow us to guide you to the perfect 5-star property that exceeds the entire family’s expectations.

Some families seek out luxury experiences beyond the hotel or resort, especially in exciting destinations that lend themselves to action, interaction and immersion. If it is on your family’s bucket list, we can make it happen, from a cooking class with a Michelin-starred chef in Paris to a private balcony for watching the Palio horse race in Siena. And sometimes luxury is all about personal attention and exclusive access — such as our favorite guides who know how to engage children in meaningful ways or limited entry to popular sites, like the Crown Jewels in London, before or after they’re open to the public.

All destinations can offer visitors a touch of luxury, but some are proven winners for their incredible elegance, beauty and level of service. Imagine having an entire island to yourself, like the exclusive hire of Necker Island in the Caribbean. Or hop from village to village off the Italian coast on a private yacht. Perhaps you fancy whiling away your vacation days in a luxury villa rental, complete with private chef and staff so you never lift a finger. We’ve arranged all this and more for our clients. Some of our favorite destinations and luxury hotels and resorts are profiled below.


It’s only fitting that one of the most exclusive islands in the world is home to one of the world’s best luxury resorts, the Cotton House. It’s the only major hotel on this private West Indies isle, and families love the personal plunge pools, dedicated nanny service and horseback riding on the beach.


Plenty of tourists visit Italy each year, but only a lucky few get to experience the country as a luxury destination. It starts by booking clients at countryside gems in places like Tuscany, Puglia, the Amalfi Coast, and Lake Como, or the very best of Italy’s urban hotels in Rome, Florence, Venice and Milan. However you want to splurge on your dream Italian vacation, we can make it happen. It’s been our top travel planning destination for more than a decade and counting.


Luxurious doesn’t have to mean exotic and far-flung. Get off the beaten path without sacrificing comfort at resorts like Blackberry Farm in Tennessee or any of our favorite luxe dude ranches. Indulge in pure relaxation at America’s 5-star beach properties. Or experience metropolitan finery at our go-to posh urban hotels.


Nothing says luxury hotel quite like a fairytale castle experience. That’s why we love accommodations like Ashford Castle, Adare Manor and Dromoland Castle, which not only cater to families with kid-friendly rooms and activities, but also offer the very best scenery and service in this beautiful destination.


South America may not come to mind as a top luxury destination, but Chile’s 5-star hotels make it worthy of just such a designation. Take a resort like Vik, for example, where the facilities are an homage to exquisite modern art and the natural surroundings are even more picturesque. Or try Vira Vira, where by day you can explore the landscape via horseback and by evening ease into a thermal bath.

Turks and Caicos

Discerning families flock to Turks and Caicos for many reasons, but mostly because two of the top Caribbean resorts are found here. The only thing better than the crystal-blue water that surrounds these islands is the beauty and service found at resorts like Parrot Cay and Grace Bay.

South Africa

The southern tip of Africa ranks high on many luxury travelers’ wish lists, and it works well for families for many reasons, including its mix of urban appeal and safari adventure. We can book your family in an amazing Cape Town hotel like One&Only and coordinate a luxury safari throughout South Africa to follow. Those who seek something a bit different might consider a journey on the Blue Train, a 5-star hotel on wheels.


If your family appreciates the finer things in life, France offers them in spades. From its food to its wine, from its exclusive beach resorts to spectacular Paris, it is a luxury lover’s playground. We’ve personally explored every arrondissement in Paris and dozens of towns and smaller cities in regions throughout France to ensure that our recommendations are the best of the best for families.

New Zealand

Don’t travel all the way to New Zealand without partaking in luxurious stays at the country’s finest hotels. Favorite 5-star resorts in New Zealand include Hapuku Lodge and Treehouses and Bay of Many Coves, both of which are truly destinations in themselves.

Our return clients, who seek out our firsthand knowledge of these luxury destinations and their premier hotels and resorts, benefit from the personal relationship they develop with their dedicated Family Travel Advisor. Repeat clients often tell us, “You know what my family wants better than I do!” Ciao Bambino’s affiliation with Virtuoso means our clients are backed by the world’s leading luxury travel network. Plus, our relationships with the best hotel general managers, concierges, guides and activity suppliers mean they know us (and our clients) by name. We’re not the least bit surprised when our clients call during a trip to ask if we can extend their luxury vacation by another day or two!

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Piazzale Flaminio, 9, 00196 Rome, RM, Italy

California Park Hotel »

Via Colombo, 32, 55042 Forte dei Marmi, LU, Italy

Borgo Scopeto Relais »

Strada Comunale 14 Siena-Vagliagli, 18, 53010 Castelnuovo Berardenga SI, Italy

Borgo Santo Pietro »

Località Palazzetto, 110, 53012 Palazzetto, SI, Italy

Albergo Villa Marta »

Via del Ponte Guasperini, 873, 55100 Lucca, LU, Italy

Albergo Santa Chiara »

21, Via di S. Chiara, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

Punta Regina Positano »

Viale Pasitea, 224, 84017 Positano, SA, Italy

Al Gelso Bianco »

Via di Sant'Appiano, 50021 Barberino Val D'elsa FI, Italy

Internazionale Domus »

Piazza di Spagna, 20, 00187 Roma RM, Italy

Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria »

Piazza Torquato Tasso, 34, 80067 Sorrento, NA, Italy

Grand Hotel De La Minerve »

Piazza della Minerva, 69, 00186 Rome, RM, Italy

Colle San Paolo »

Vocabolo Muserale, 8, 06068 Tavernelle, Panicale PG, Italy

Casa Zorzi »

via jacopo da arquà, 23, 35032 Arquà Petrarca PD, Italy

Hotel Londra Palace »

Riva degli Schiavoni, 4171, 30122 Venezia VE, Italy

Hotel Flora »

Calle dei Bergamaschi, 2283, 30124 San Marco, Venezia VE, Italy

Hotel de la Tremoille »

14 Rue de la Tremoille, 75008 Paris, France

Esprit Saint Germain »

22 Rue Saint-Sulpice, 75006 Paris, France

Altapura »

rue du Bouchet
 73440 Val Thorens

Le Chevrefeuille »

Pechboutier, St Cyprien

Hotel Mas Des Carassins »

1 Chemin Gaulois, St. Rémy De Provence

Hotel Les Grands Montets »

340 Chemin des Arberons, 74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France

Hotel Brighton »

218 Rue De Rivoli

Domaine Des Hauts De Loire »

79 Rue Gilbert Navard, Onzain

Chateau De Ribagnac »

87400 St. Martin-Terressus

Saint James Paris »

5 Place du Chancelier Adenauer, Paris, France

Relais Christine »

3 Rue Christine

Pavillon De La Reine »

28 Place des Vosges

Les Fermes De Marie »

163 chemin de Riante Colline, 74120 Megève

Le Meurice »

228 Rue De Rivoli

Anantara Hua Hin Resort and Spa »

43/1 Phetkasem Beach Road, Hua Hin

Half Moon »

Half Moon P.O. Box 80, Rose Hall

Grace Bay Club »

1 Grace Bay Circle Road, Providenciales

CuisinArt Resort and Spa »

Rendezvous Bay Anguilla, British West Indies

The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman »

West Bay Road, Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman

The Somerset »

Princess Drive, Grace Bay

Sandy Lane »

St. James, West Indies  

Rosewood Little Dix Bay »

Lee Road, The Valley, VG 1150 Spanish Town

Seven Stars »

Grace Bay Road, Providenciales

Round Hill Hotel and Villas »

John Pringle Drive, Montego Bay

Eden Roc Cap Cana »

Cap Cana, Juanillo

Four Seasons Resort Nevis »

Pinney's Beach, Charlestown

Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort »

Val Des Pitons Forbidden Beach, La Baie de Silence

Le Guanahani »

Anse de Grand Cul de Sac, St. Barthelemy

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Forte dei Marmi, Italy
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Castelnuovo Berardenga, Italy
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Chiusdino, Italy
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Lucca, Italy
Great for ages: Multi-Generational
Rome, Italy
Great for ages: Multi-Generational
Positano, Italy
Great for ages: 0-2, 13-18
Barberino Val D'Elsa, Italy
Great for ages: 0-5
Rome, Italy
Great for ages: Multi-Generational
Sorrento, Italy
Great for ages: Multi-Generational
Rome, Italy
Great for ages: 0-2, 6-18
Panicale, Italy
Great for ages: Multi-Generational
Arquà Petrarca, Italy
Great for ages: 0-2, 6-12
Venice, Italy
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Venice, Italy
Great for ages: 0-2, 6-18
Paris, France
Great for ages: 0-2, 6-18
Paris, France
Great for ages: Multi-Generational
Val Thorens, France
Great for ages: 0-2, 6-18
Saint-Cyprien, France
Great for ages: Multi-Generational
Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France
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Argentiere, France
Great for ages: 0-12
Paris, France
Great for ages: Multi-Generational
Onzain, France
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Ribagnac, France
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Paris, France
Great for ages: All Ages
Paris, France
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Paris, France
Great for ages: Multi-Generational
Paris, France
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Megève, France
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Paris, France
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Chiang Rai, Thailand
Great for ages: Multi-Generational
Hua Hin, Thailand
Great for ages: Multi-Generational
Montego Bay, Jamaica
Great for ages: Multi-Generational
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
Great for ages: Multi-Generational
Anguilla, British West Indies
Great for ages: 0-12
Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman
Great for ages: Multi-Generational
Grace Bay, Turks & Caicos Islands
Great for ages: Multi-Generational
Holetown, Barbados
Great for ages: Multi-Generational
Spanish Town, British Virgin Islands
Great for ages: Multi-Generational
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
Great for ages: Multi-Generational
Montego Bay, Jamaica
Great for ages: Multi-Generational
Montego Bay, Jamaica
Great for ages: Multi-Generational
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Great for ages: Multi-Generational
Marigot Bay, St. Lucia
Great for ages: Multi-Generational
Charlestown, St. Kitts & Nevis
Great for ages: Multi-Generational
La Baie de Silence, St. Lucia
Great for ages: Multi-Generational
Gustavia, St Barthélemy
Great for ages: Multi-Generational

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