Keeping children amused whilst trying to relax on holiday can be quite a feat, but not at the exclusive Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay. This stunning five-star property, located on the breathtaking Aegean coast, has launched a new children’s club, The Pirates of Barbarossa, for the 2012 season. With the little ones enjoying secret pirate cooking classes, hunting for hidden treasure or learning a bit of yoga, mum and dad can relax and indulge in the spectacular surroundings of the hotel.
With mascot Cap’n Barbarossa (an adorable parrot who comes complete with a trusty eye patch), children aged four and older will have the opportunity to take part in a plethora of indoor and outdoor activities.
The little pirates can go on a hunt for the Secret Treasure of Barbarossa, which will take them on a wild journey around Kempinski Hotel scouring the halls for the mysterious hidden jewels.
Children have the option to venture below deck into the gully and learn the secret pirate recipes of the Barbarossa Pirates from Cap’n Barbarossa and his mateys during the Pirate Cooking Classes. Here the pirates will learn to make Dead Mans Finger Sugar Cookies, Treasure Island Cupcakes and Jolly Roger Juice.
For the little ones looking for a bit of adventure, there is the Myths & Legends Hidden Trails Tour, which will take pirates to all of the hidden areas landlubbers are forbidden to go, all the while listening to enchanting renditions of Barbaros Bay history.
Above deck, there is a Mini Yoga lessons held weekly in the Six Senses Spa to ensure the pirates keep in tiptop shape for their deep-sea adventures.
A special treat for pirates young and old is the addition of the Bedtime Milk and Cookies Turndown, where parents or children can request for warm milk and cookies at evening turndown – all for no extra charge.
Families will also love the Travel Lighter programme, meaning less chaos when it comes time to pack. Travel Lighter offers guests the use of cots, bath tubs, nappy changing facilities, mini-loo seats, potties, kettles, bottle warmers, bottle sterilises, baby phones and baby bath products. For older children, there are snugly mini-bathrobes and slippers available in the rooms as well as the option to have the mini bar stocked with healthy snacks and even a few sweet treats.