Greece : Sani, Halkidiki

It can be tricky to get your head round the much-talked-about Sani-land. It is a vast proposition but one that manages to keep everyone happy. Set on a reserve on the Greek mainland, this purpose-built village is made up of five domains.

At this point, if you are still dealing with dream feeds and nappies, it doesn’t really matter. What’s crucial is you choose the right part of the hotel for your crew. To break it down: Sani Beach is the original, a Seventies block verging on high-rise, but with no towels hanging over the balconies. It’s a smart, family-centric set-up with everything to hand – a lagoon-style pool, a crèche, a spa and baby-sitting service at the beach – so you barely need to move. Sani Club, on the other hand, is made up of bungalows, each with its own garden or splash-about pool. Porto Sani by the marina is the largest hub. Rooms are laid out in two-storey stone buildings separated by manicured beds of scented frangipani and huge dahlias. Then there’s the all-new Sani Dunes, which is more retreat-like.

a beach holiday should really mean walking straight out of your room onto the sand. For that, book into Sani Asterias, a gathering of right-on-the-water, suite-only villas, with elegant interiors The staff everywhere are amazingly attentive; no toddler tantrum can shake their nothing-is-too-muchtrouble attitude. When you’re sleep-deprived and struggling to make decisions, here’s one that’s made for you.

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