In today’s fast-paced world, the demands of work, family, and daily life can leave adults feeling overwhelmed and stressed. Many parents find themselves yearning for a break, even on a family holiday. We all need a moment of respite from our hectic schedules.
And, if you feel like you need a rest from your holiday, then perhaps you haven’t planned it properly! This is where we can help; not only do we offer a number of concierge services but we are full of ideas and tips to help you make the most of your downtime while in Marbella too.
How to Rest Even when on Holiday with Children in Marbella
Everyone needs some “me time,” so how do you ensure you get yours even when taking a trip to Marbella with children in tow? Can the bright sunshine, the tempting restaurants and endless days by the pool lead to a harmonious break for parents too, or will you end up needing a holiday after you return home?
Swish Approved Options for Parents on Holiday in Marbella
1. Kids Clubs: A Win-Win for Parents and Kids
One of the best ways to carve out some personal time while in Marbella with your little ones is by enrolling them in a reputable kids club. The Marbella Club, for example, offers an exceptional programme that combines fun activities with supervision. While your children engage in exciting adventures and make new friends, you can enjoy some well-deserved relaxation by the pool, at the spa, or exploring the town.
2. Travelling with Extended Families
Another excellent strategy for enjoying “me time” in Marbella with kids is to travel with extended family members and have an automatic support system on-hand. Renting a larger villa could be your saving grace. Sharing a spacious villa with grandparents, aunts, uncles, or close friends can be a fantastic solution. Not only does this strategy provide built-in playmates and support for your children, but it also means you can take turns watching the kids, allowing everyone some personal relaxation time.
Choose a villa with a private pool and outdoor spaces where kids can safely play under the watchful eye of family members. This setup allows you to have both quality family moments and moments of solitude while enjoying the luxurious amenities of your villa.
3. Babysitting or Nanny Services: Your Ticket to “Me Time”
Sometimes, parents need a break from the kids to truly unwind and enjoy their vacation. We can help you organise a variety of babysitting and nanny services that can give you this balance. To book a nanny or babysitting service while staying in one of our luxury villas in Marbella, simply speak to a member of our team.
4. Child friendly venues:
Family is key in Spain and as such, many venues are set up to cater for little ones, even into the early hours of the morning. Some offer children’s areas to play in while you (the hardy parents) can relax. One such establishment is Tragabuches by Dani Garcia which even has its own kids club and stylish play area.
Swish ideas to Enjoy Your Kid Free Moments in Marbella
For those “downtime” moments when the kids are with the babysitter or nanny, you have Marbella in the palm of your hand so to speak. There is so much you could do, and so many ways to enjoy your ‘freedom” but here are just a few ideas from our concierge team:
Beauty and Wellness
If you’re in need of a pamper, organise a spa day at one of Marbella’s many spas. Your Swish concierge can help facilitate this, and we can even send a beauty therapist to your villa.
Enjoy the Nightlife “Sans Enfants”
If you want to paint the town red to enjoy your night of freedom, then check out our guide to the most stylish nightlife spots in Marbella, here.
Relax at your Villa’s Poolside
This is an obvious choice, but don’t forget how wonderful the peace and quiet of your own pool can be with mountains in the background. When you have the place to yourself, maybe it’s time to finally read that book you have been meaning to for so long without interruptions!
Enjoy a Walk on the Beach
Marbella’s beaches are perfect for a leisurely stroll, (with no stroller!) Try walking along the promenade “paseo maritimo” of Marbella, which runs all the way from Marbella Centre to The Golden Mile, and stop at a pretty café or two on the way. Life is a breeze!
So if you’re planning a trip to Marbella with children and you want to ensure you also achieve some zen, with the right planning, you can find precious “me time” too, all the while ensuring your kids have a fantastic vacation. The Swish team is on hand to help make the stay enjoyable for all the family.
The Swish team xx
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