School holidays for children can often mean the opposite for parents. Filling up the hours with healthy activities is a mathematics problem like you haven’t tackled since high school, running around after toddlers is more strenuous than any physical education class you ever participated in, and given this innovation challenge of epic proportions you’re forced to use every ounce of your creativity searching for sources of entertainment.

And so, going away on holiday seems like a reasonable way around it, but those used to traveling with kids are likely to specify the following requirements:

- Getting there shouldn’t take forever. A short flight is ideal to get far enough away from home but not so far that you seriously consider dosing the whole family with sleeping meds to make sure you all survive it.

- A family holiday destination should cater to kids’ interests. If there aren’t adequate children’s activities and potential new friends to make, the holiday is likely to involve more slog than pleasure.

To help ease your workload we sum up a bit about the Costa Blanca resorts and hotels that families can’t get enough of.

AR Roca Esmeralda & Spa

Remember the Kellerman’s family resort in the feature film Dirty Dancing? Well, this retro classic is one of those Costa Blanca resorts that’ll remind you that old-fashioned family-friendly hospitality is alive and well. Complete with family activities, spa and pools right across the road from the beach, it’s perfect for families looking for laid-back accommodation at fantastic value for money.

AR Galetamar

This family staple in our portfolio of hotels in Costa Blanca is well-suited to clans looking for a little more space to mooch in hotel rooms. Offering both double rooms featuring terraces and sea-views, and family-friendly doubles complete with dining areas and sofa beds, AR Galetamar provides the answer to those looking for room for afternoon relaxing on the couch after a long day of fun and games at the beach.

AR Imperial Park Spa Resort

One of the brightest stars in the collection of Costa Blanca resorts, AR Imperial Park Spa Resort was made to delight children and parents alike. Featuring seven pools, loads of entertainment and kid-friendly activities throughout the high-season, it’s a tip-top choice for families.

AR Diamante Beach Spa & Convention Centre

A veritable feast for families looking for the perfect balance of fun and relaxation, AR Diamante Beach Spa & Convention Centre boasts everything mums, dads and kids might desire. Family-friendly activities during high-season include the Mini Club (a programme that includes face painting, pool games, crafts, films and costume extraordinaires), Mini Buffet (where meals are made fun with the assistance of the AR animation team), Mini Disco (a series of dance and game activities), and more. Considering the hotel’s proximity to the beach and nearby opportunities for kayaking, mountain climbing, golf, surfing and more, the hotel’s five-star spa, gourmet restaurant and chic hotel interior, it’s unsurprising to see that AR Diamante Beach has just been declared the Leading Mediterranean Beach Hotel in this year’s prestigious World Travel Awards.

The region not only boasts these exciting Costa Blanca resorts but it’s also home to the Terra Natura Park & Acqua Nature Park, Acqualandia Park and Terra Mitica Park. So whether your kids are crazy about water parks and rollercoasters or have an interest in exploring Mediterranean cultures, Calpe’s surroundings and the Costa Blanca resorts on offer make it the ideal family holiday destination.

For further details or to book a room at one of these top resorts in Costa Blanca, get in touch with AR Hotels. At each of our hotels in Costa Blanca, our friendly staff are committed to creating wonderful holidays that you and your family will never want to forget.