10Daios Cove, Crete

Snuggled into a picturesque Cretan nook, Daios Cove is the rarest of family-friendly resorts: a place that both adults and children will genuinely love. For the grown-ups, there are six restaurants all serving spectacular dishes and an all-inclusive option that runs the gamut from local wines to Veuve Clicquot.

For the kids, there are games rooms, a central infinity pool (plus two more indoors) and the Aegean Sea to play in. There’s also a fantastic kids club with nature walks and football clubs. The resort is spread over five levels, connected by an in-house funicular railway, and you are never far from a quiet corner in which to curl up in the sun with a page-turner and a cold beer. Heaven.