When the staff are children’s entertainers by day and fire poi dancers by night you can be fairly certain that little ones won’t be bored. Add to that the first ice-skating rink in the Maldives, a marine biology programme and sailing, and you’ll have trouble getting them back on the yacht.
Voyage edit: 5 of the best coastal kids' clubs
Children can channel their inner Indiana Jones at this Ionian beach resort on Greece’s Peloponnese peninsula, where archaeological digs are included as part of the kids’ offering. Plus, if your young digger returns with dirty nails, mini manicures, including a citrus and honey hand bath, are available at the spa.
Set in the grounds of Prince Alfonso’s original villa, where children used to be seen and not heard around illustrious guests including Princess Grace, Audrey Hepburn and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, this club is equally discreet. But once away from the grown-ups, youngsters can be as loud as they like while cooking paella, learning to flamenco dance and creating their own perfume.
Nobu Ibiza Bay
Ideal for chopstick-wielding lovers of the White Isle, this chic Ibiza hangout, which opened last year, offers sushi-making lessons for mini nigiri ninjas. Children can also hit the decks for a DJ workshop or try their hand at foraging, leaving parents free to relive their bohemian youth with a signature Nobu cocktail in hand.
Remove children from their iPads and reintroduce them to nature on this Jurassic Park-worthy private island in the Seychelles. “Castaways” can explore the jungle, hang out with giant tortoises and watch turtles hatch and make their journey to sea.