Tiny Travelship is THE community for style seeking parents who want family travel with zero compromise.
Founders, Frankie Collinson and Becky Pennison-Bates, started Tiny Travelship in May 2022 as a solution to their own challenging experiences of finding family holidays that catered to both their discerning taste and the demands their new children now brought to the equation. Surely a stylish stay complete with a high chair, child-friendly cutlery, and maybe even a babysitting service, wasn’t too much of an ask…
Frustrated by the conflicting or non-existent messaging on family facilities on the big booking sites and review platforms, they set to work creating a community of style-seeking parents to share their first hand experiences. Formed on Instagram, the Tiny Travelship community spans the globe, connecting mamas and enabling them to talk about family holidays in a way no one has allowed before.
Whether you’re looking to recharge your batteries in a Hellenic hideaway, get up close and personal with residents of the African bush, or lean into island life, we’re sharing our community’s curated collection of handpicked honeymoon holidays that prove parent pleasing and family friendly can go hand in hand.
“There’s no need to fear honeymoon hotels with kids in tow. A lot of luxury hotels are incredibly welcoming to families, even if it’s not their USP. Many will provide all the parental paraphernalia you could need – from sterilisers and changing tables to baby monitors and prams. Work out what you actually need to truly enjoy a family holiday; for babies and toddlers a babysitting service can often be more useful than a kids club. Don’t fear long haul flights with tiny travellers, in fact the younger you can take them, the better! Night time flights to far flung destinations are often a breeze with a sleeping baby,’ founder, Frankie
The Wild Hotel, Mykonos
Whilst Mykonos might be known for its beaches it’s also known for its crowds. The Wild Hotel is a 40-room hideaway on the quieter south-east coast. Blessed with a private beach that ticks all the parent pleasing boxes; safe, shallow waters; sumptuous shaded loungers under thatched umbrellas; sea-side food and drink and service – because parenting is a lot easier with a coffee (or cocktail in hand).
“This isn’t a traditional ‘kid friendly’ space. There aren’t any clubs or activities for little ones, but for us the beautiful setting and endlessly helpful staff made it feel like the ultimate family holiday. Babysitters are available if you fancy a night on the town’, mama @landofvicky
Melozhori, South Africa
Safari’s aren’t usually considered for family holidays, but for once in a lifetime memory making, you can’t get much better. Melozhori is a child-friendly private game reserve in the Western Cape – a mere two hour drive from Cape Town. Being first and foremost a family home the environment has been created for peace of mind for parents. With just four spaciously separated accommodation options there’s only ever a maximum of sixteen guests at a time; choose from the expansive lodge, self catering cottage or two romantic eco-pods. Embark on private game drives at your leisure (and around children’s nap times) to spot zebras, giraffes and antelope.
‘We stayed in the stunning self-catering cottage, which offered uninterrupted views of the breathtaking panoramic landscape. We were treated to our own wood fired hot tub, fire pit, pizza oven, braai and swimming pool. We spent the nights watching the stars and toasting marshmallows whilst listening out for animals in the bush – an experience I will never forget,’ mama @meandbeau_travels
The Other Side, Bahamas
The Other Side is the perfect expression of lavishly laid-back island life. Think ultimate seclusion, with classically beautiful azure waters and sugar white sands usually reserved for postcard pictures. The property is made up of a few cottages and three beachfront ‘tents’. There may be canvas roofs involved, but there’s also a wraparound porch, outdoor bath and huge shower. With phenomenal food, unbelievably clear waters and one of the world’s most Instagrammable hotel pools, you can’t go wrong.
‘A Covid-cancelled Bahamas honeymoon turned into our first family holiday. I struggle to describe how heavenly a place The Other Side is, but I fully understood the meaning of the words paradise found when we pulled up,’ mama @thandimaq
Lux le Morne, Mauritius
In the wild south west corner of Mauritius you’ll find Luxe Le Morne, a fly and flop tropical paradise for parents. If parent pleasing to you means childcare, you’ve come to the right island idyll. There’s a Kids Club (for 3+) and babysitters available 24hrs a day, allowing adults to indulge in head to toe pampering and fine dining. Nature takes centre stage here: Balinese style rooms are backed by incredible mountains to the rear and crystal clear waters to the front
‘Lux le Morne is easily the dreamiest place I’ve ever stayed. It manages to be both welcoming for young families and traditional honeymooners. The food was just amazing, and the restaurants came complete with highchairs and an entire baby food menu. The staff went out of their way to welcome and engage with Evie. All in all it’s a pretty magical place,’ mama @elliejwa
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