The a&u Family Travel Awards 2018 Shortlist

The BEST family holiday ever...

It is that time of year again. The second annual a&u travel awards.

After careful consideration we are delighted to bring your our shortlist. Each of these companies or destinations is rated by us, whether it's a fabulous five star luxury resort or a cosy Cornish cottage; a specialist ski company or a safari hand who really knows his stuff. The one thing they all share is that they love looking after families. Click on each name for a direct link to find out more about them. And for more detail about the charming Skiathos Princess (location of our most fun photoshoot EVER - out take above) click here

Winners will be announced next month to co-incide with our Spring Travel special. Do let us know your favourites.

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Best International Family Specialist



Ikos Olivia, Halkidiki, Greece  

Martinhal, Sagres, Portugal

Paradis Beachcomber Golf Resort and Spa, Mauritius 

Sani Resort, Halkidiki, Greece  

Westin Resort, Costa Navarino, Greece 

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Best Kids' Club


Worldwide Kids' Club, Blue Waters, Antigua

The Marbella Club, Spain

Neilson Hot Shots (sailing programme for ages 8–13) at Vounaki Beachclub, Greece

Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort, Crete



Camel Snow


Powder Byrne

Ski Bespoke

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Best Family Adventure Specialist


Aardvark Safaris

Activities Abroad

Bushbaby Travel 

Intrepid Travel

Yellow Zebra Safaris

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Best Villa Specialist 


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Best UK Family Hotel

Chewton Glen, New Forest, Hampshire

Fowey Hall, Fowey, South Cornwall

Gleneagles, Perthshire


Beach Retreats

Bruern Holiday Cottages

Canopy & Stars

Crabtree & Crabtree

Feather Down Farms

If you have a favourite to recommend from our shortlist, please email us at to tell us why. We will be announcing the winners next month (to coincide with our Travel Special Spring edition).