Last Updated on March 17, 2023 by Celeste.
Zante, also known as Zakynthos, is located off the west coast of mainland Greece. Famed for its beautiful countryside; olive groves, lemon trees, and bougainvillea cover the whole island. The coast of Zante is a mix of sandy beaches, hidden coves, and impressive cliffs.
Another leading reason to visit is for the loggerhead turtles. If you visit Zante between July and August make sure the beach of Gerakas or Marathonisi is on your itinerary where you have a great chance of spotting them.
Zante will have something for everyone, from bustling towns like Laganas with clubs and bars to the more sedate and peaceful Alykanas and Kalamaki.
Best Family Hotels in Zante
I have family on Zante, and that is why I often visit. I have discovered many great accommodations on the island. Finding the most suitable for your family can be a feat. To help you pick the most suitable hotel for you, I have created this top list of the best family hotels in Zante, based on key factors such as family rooms, services, pool, location, and accessibility.
Where to stay in Zante
1. Lesante Cape Resort & Villas – The Leading Hotels of the World – Akrotiri
Located just 1.1 miles from Tsilivi Beach the Lesante Cape Resort and Villas has a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, a kid’s club, a restaurant, and a fitness center. For children, there is a play area, and there are tennis courts and bike hire available at the hotel which all contribute to it being one of the best family hotels in Zante. Rooms come with air-conditioning, a flat-screen tv and some come with a fully equipped kitchen.
2. Lesante Classic, a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts – Tsilivi
This 5-star Lesante Classic resort is just 100 yards from Tsilivi Beach and has 3 pools one of which is an indoor heated pool, a children’s pool, and 2 hot tubs. The rooms are decorated in an elegant design, and all have a spacious balconies. For breakfast, you can enjoy a buffet at Ambrosia Restaurant. For dinner, you have the option to choose from a buffet at Ambrosia or the A La Carte Neptune Restaurant. After dinner, the lounge piano bar hosts jazz and various entertainment nights throughout the year.
3. Zante Park Resort & Spa BW Premier Collection – Laganas
The Zante Park Resort & Spa BW Premier Collection is just 400 yards from Zante’s famous beach Laganas. The resort offers some great activities for adults and children alike, making it one of the best family hotels in Zante. From a dip in the pool to water sports and horseback riding, there is something for everyone at this hotel. Zante Park offers a breakfast buffet and international cuisine the restaurant. There are menus for children and special diets as well.
4. Hotel St John Villas, Suites and Spa – Tsilivi
Saint John Villas & Spa is located on the outskirts of Tsilivi and is made up of luxurious villas constructed in a modern, yet traditional Zakynthian style. There is a restaurant and mini market at the resort. Each villa has its own private pool, making it ideal for families and the views from the villas are of the stunning Ionian Sea, the countryside, and the sandy Tsilivi beach.
5. Aqua Bay – Planos
Aqua Bay is situated just 450 yards from Planos Beach offering a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, a restaurant, room service, and a fitness center. Breakfast at the hotel can be either a buffet or an American breakfast. Nearby is the excellent Tsilivi Water Park, Tsilivi Beach, and Bouka Beach. Aqua Bay provides room service and a 24-hour front desk for guests.
6. White Olive Elite Laganas – Laganas
Located in Laganas just 450 yards from Laganas Beach, White Olive Elite provides spacious rooms, including family rooms, and 2 swimming pools. Free Wi-fi is included throughout the property and all rooms come with a fridge and minibar. A buffet breakfast is available each morning at the restaurant. The hotel is only a short walk from many bars and restaurants so you will never be short of places to eat and drink during your stay.
7. The Bay Hotel & Suites – Vasilikos
The 5-star The Bay Hotel & Suites is located on its own private sandy beach in Vassilikos. The large 250-meter-squared pool is one of the hotel’s most popular features, along with the tennis courts, children’s pool, and kids club. The hotel has both an indoor and outdoor restaurant and provides a buffet-style breakfast for guests each morning. All rooms have air conditioning and a fridge. Some rooms have a separate living area making this ideal for families.
8. Atlantica Eleon Grand Resort – Tragaki
The stunning Atlantica Eleon Grand Resort lies in front of a Blue Fag Beach and is surrounded by an organically grown garden full of olive trees and bougainvilleas. The property has a variety of seasonal outdoor pools, including 4 water slides, a whirlpool bath, and daytime and evening activities making it one of the best family hotels in Zante. The Atlantica Eleon Grand resort offers All Inclusive meals in the main restaurant and snacks and drinks in the three bars. For the very youngest guests there is a children’s playground and a baby pool.
9. Contessina Hotel – Tsilivi
The Contessina Hotel is located close to the center of Tsilivi but is on a quiet road leading to a gorgeous beach just 100 yards away. At the beach, there are a variety of water sports on offer, or you could simply enjoy the award-winning clean waters. The accommodation is situated around the swimming pool and comprises a range of sizes from Executive Lofts up to 2-bedroom suites.
10. Domes Aulūs Zante, Autograph Collection – Laganas
Located on a Natura-protected nesting ground of the loggerhead sea turtle, the Domes Aulus Zante, Autograph Collection is an outstanding 5* hotel situated on the picturesque Laganas Bay. Facilities include 5 restaurants and 4 bars as well as an award-winning Soma Spa. For families, there is a crèche, a kids club, board games, and an outdoor children’s playground.
11. Mediterranean Beach Resort – Laganas
Another 5-star hotel located on Laganas Bay, the Mediterranean Beach resort overlooks 3.1 miles of golden sandy beach. The pool faces the sea so even as you swim or sunbathe you can admire the amazing views. The pool has a separate children’s section and free sun beds and umbrellas. The nearby beach has water sports available. In the style of a traditional Ionian village, the hotel has tastefully decorated rooms and suites with marble bathrooms. The A La Carte pool bar-restaurants has a variety of drinks, cocktails, and ice creams.
12. Galaxy Beach Resort BW Premier Collection – Laganas
Situated just 550 yards from Laganas Beach, Galaxy Beach Resort BW Premier Collection has 2 swimming pools, a children’s playground, and lounge areas with games and watersports. Located in the most well-known resort area of the island, Laganas, you will be spoilt for choice for shopping, activities, entertainment, and places to eat and drink. All rooms come with air conditioning, a fridge, and satellite tv.
Now you have seen that there is a hotel for every family on Zante. And with this list of the best Family Hotels in Zante, you will have a guaranteed relaxed vacation. What are you waiting for, come and see for yourself!
More family hotels in Greece and the Greek Islands
If you are planning a family vacation in Greece and you are not exclusively looking into Zante accommodation, we can also recommend the following family-friendly hotels:
- The Best Family Hotels in Greece
- The Best Family Hotels in Crete
- The Best Family Hotels in Santorini
- The Best Family Hotels in Mykonos
- The Best Family Hotels in Corfu
- The Best Family Hotels in Rhodes
- The Best Hotels with Water Parks
Featured photo above this post: Lesante Classic, a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts