WA NDE R-FUL GET­AWAYS Founders of Mr & Mrs Smith, James and Ta­mara Lohan share their 10 best fam­ily-friendly get­aways.

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In the BC (be­fore chil­dren) years, your hol­i­day must-haves prob­a­bly went some­thing like this: stylish rooms with just-so decor; ro­man­tic (but not cloy­ing) am­bi­ence; mem­o­rable set­ting; pitch-per­fect ser­vice; fan­tas­tic food … But find­ing the same magic com­bi­na­tion once you have kids can be a trial. Lux­ury fam­ily ho­tel col­lec­tion Smith & Fam­ily high­lights the hol­i­day des­ti­na­tions that go the ex­tra mile to please par­ents and kids alike – where child-friendly fa­cil­i­ties never come at the ex­pense of good food or great de­sign. Here, co­founders (and par­ents) James and Ta­mara Lohan re­veal 10 of their favourite finds from around the world. “We can’t stop raving about this place. It has been a win­ner in the Best for Fam­i­lies cat­e­gory at past Smith Ho­tel Awards be­cause it’s hard to beat for spe­cial hol­i­days with your chil­dren. The incredible kids’ club, the Den, is the best we’ve ever seen. It’s shaped like a manta ray, with themed rooms for mu­sic, fash­ion, and art, and chil­dren can get a taste of Thai cul­ture by try­ing tra­di­tional batik or learn­ing a Thai in­stru­ment. Soneva Kiri is ex­tremely eco-friendly too: They do a lot to con­serve the marine ecosys­tems. Com­bine all that with the space and pri­vacy of the stun­ning beach­side vil­las and vast gar­dens, and you’ve got a real humdinger of a hol­i­day.” KIDS LOVE ... Ever Soneva So Chilled and Ever Soneva So Choco­holic (the al­ways-open, help-your­self ice-cream and choco­late bars); the draw­bridge and slide exit at the kids’ club. PAR­ENTS LOVE ... Tree­top Din­ing Pod; im­pec­ca­ble ser­vice; holis­tic ther­a­pies at the Six Senses spa.

The pool­side of Soneva Kiri

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