At the end of the 19th century, the small Crimean village of Koktebel began to turn into a popular summer vacation spot. In its vicinity, famous poets, artists and scientists bought land and built dachas. Here lived the poet Maximilian Voloshin. Marina Tsvetaeva, Alexei Tolstoy, Mikhail Bulgakov, Nikolai Gumilev and other bright representatives of the “Silver Age” liked to visit him. Since then, Koktebel was considered a fashionable resort. On the territory of the Karadag volcanic massif, a reserve with rare plants and animals has been created. There is not a single industrial enterprise, except for the plant of vintage wines and cognacs “Koktebel”. The ridge of Uzun Syrt attracts paragliding lovers, and the warm waters of the Koktebel Bay attract parents with children.
The best activities for children in Koktebel
Access to the Karadag Reserve is open only as part of excursion groups. You need to choose a day to buy a tour and visit a natural attraction. The Museum of Gliding and Aviation is located at the airfield on Mount Klementiev. This place is the center of delta and paragliding. In the village carefully keep the memory of the celebrities who lived and visited here. The museum-reserve “Cimmeria Voloshina”, “Villa Cimmeria”, built by the founder of the Koktebel holiday village A.E. was opened. Junge.
For the entertainment of young guests of the resort created:
- The largest water park in the Crimea. Children from any age are allowed here, and if the baby has not grown up to 1 meter, then the entrance for him will be free. For kids built a large pool with children’s slides, fountains, toys. Parents can enjoy the sun loungers, jacuzzi or adult attractions.
- The Dolphinarium is located next to the Aqua Park. Every day, an acting troupe consisting of 3 afalins, fur seals and a white whale gives a performance for the guests of the resort. Then you can take pictures with the artists and communicate.
- The Butterfly and Reptile Pavilion is located in the Dolphinarium area.
- Dinotherium (Bird Park) is located at the exit to Sudak. There are white hemispheres that look like alien ships. Here live birds with which you can get acquainted, feed and observe their way of life.
Leisure activities for children are offered at the resorts. Many of them are equipped with playgrounds, animators, there are children’s TV channels.
Where to stay with children in Koktebel
The first reason why children are brought here in the summer is the air saturated with phytoncides. Biologically active substances are produced by plants, of which there are more than enough in the district. They have a beneficial effect on health, killing pathogenic bacteria. Koktebel is located in a cozy bay, where there are almost no winds and large waves. The beaches are pebbly, the entrance to the sea is convenient, the water warms up faster than on similar beaches with the open sea. The village is small and compact. Here it is enough just to choose a hotel for accommodation with children.
The 4-star hotel complex is the only diving center in Koktebel. It is located on the shore near the village promenade and children’s attractions, a water park and a dolphinarium. The centre can be reached within a 15-minute walk. The beach is 10 metres away. Diving center “White Griffin” organizes acquaintance and exploration of the underwater world, boat trips on boats, hydroscuters, yachts. In the courtyard of the hotel there is a children’s playground.
Rest with animals is prohibited. Breakfast is included in the price. Children under 6 years old are accepted free of charge without providing a separate place and meals, up to 12 years the child eats for a fee, lives without additional payment. To accommodate a large family, three-room apartments with a living room, two bedrooms, a balcony-dining room and a private sauna are ideal.
“Modern hotel in the best traditions of the European Mediterranean. Perhaps you will not really like the concrete beach. Anyway, it’s not for young children. But teenagers will be completely delighted with diving and boat trips. Even on an excursion to the reserve or to the Dinoteria, you can go kayaking with other guests. It’s interesting here, that’s why I recommend it» Mikhail, Russia
The three-storey building with apartments is within walking distance from the Embankment and the water park. The fund includes 32 standard rooms, apartments and duplex apartments. No meals are provided. On the territory of the hotel there is a barbecue area with garden furniture. Mini fridges are provided. Apartments have a kitchenette. It is possible to rest with pets (only dogs of decorative breeds are allowed).
Children under 5 years old stay free of charge without a separate bed. In the yard there is a small but very cozy children’s playground with a sandbox. There is no noisy animation, but you can always take board games, badminton, puzzles, balls. The beach is quiet and peaceful, 150 meters away.
“The sea is a 3 minute walk away, the apartment has everything you need for cooking. Even a slow cooker. There are several cafes nearby. The hotel itself is located on the outskirts of the village. Immediately behind it begins the tent city and Cape Chameleon. The yard is closed, there is parking” Lyudmila, Russia
Four-storey apartments are located in the heart of the village on the territory of the House of Creativity of Writers. Comfort level – 3 stars. All rooms, without exception, have a modernly equipped kitchen and a balcony. The rooftop suites have terraces with views of the extinct volcano and bay. Free parking is available. The list of services also includes:
- delivery of food and drinks to the rooms (room service);
- children’s animation;
- karaoke club;
- organization of excursions.
The hotel is within walking distance from the house-museum of Maximilian Voloshin.
Children under 10 years old are accepted free of charge if they do not require a separate bed. No meals are available, but a set breakfast can be ordered. For the entertainment of children there is a video room, an outdoor playground, a sports ground. Pets can be brought only by prior arrangement.
“Beautiful rooms with big windows. To the beach to go no more than 3 minutes. Movies are shown on the terrace every evening. A calm and measured rest is guaranteed. There is also a restaurant. If you do not want to cook food, you can have dinner there. Prices are a bit inflated, but quite acceptable. For small children there are cribs, on the street you can play on the playground” Irina, Russia
In the fund of the hotel there are 54 comfortable rooms,decorated with oriental flavor. In the yard there is an outdoor swimming pool with a children’s bowl (without heating). There is also a restaurant, a bar and a teahouse. There is paid parking. The building has 5 floors, elevator is not provided. Breakfast is included in the price. Lunch and dinner can be ordered. The beach is 300 metres away. There is a pharmacy and a grocery store nearby.
Children under 5 years old are accepted free of charge without bed and meals. For their leisure time there is a playground, animators are regularly invited. For an additional fee, you can invite a nanny.
“Quiet and cozy place. The rooms are small but very cozy. Beds are soft, feather pillows (information for allergy sufferers). Very friendly staff. We were helped to organize several excursion trips, which my child and I were very happy about. Rested at the end of August. The sea was already dirty and the fact that the pool without heating I did not like very much. Otherwise, it was a wonderful vacation” Galina, Russia
The hotel is located in the heart of Koktebel. It offers 40 comfortable rooms. There is an outdoor heated swimming pool, a sauna complex, a children’s playground. We offer 3 meals a day or breakfast only. In the immediate vicinity there is a tourist infrastructure of the village, shops, pharmacies, markets, entertainment facilities. Children under 7 years stay free of charge (without meals). Every day they are entertained by a team of animators.
“Nice hotel, clean, cozy. If they solve the issue of food, at least offer a buffet, and not complexes, it will be just wonderful. The sea is far away – 10 minutes walk. But there is a swimming pool. The water in it is heated. For me, a big plus was the presence of a gym» Olga, Russia
In the historical center of Koktebel near the museum of M. Voloshin and the House of Writers there is a cozy hotel-pension “Creative Wave”,consisting of 2 buildings. The main difference from other places of rest is the presence of its own green area and two swimming pools. Both heated. In summer, the territory of the old park becomes an entertainment area for children. For kids there is a playground and a room in the building. A children’s menu has been developed in the dining room. It is possible to order 3 meals a day (full board).
The pension is focused on family holidays. Superior Standard Rooms have bunk beds. Modern detached cottage is suitable for a large family. It has three bedrooms, a large living room, dining room and kitchen. All rooms are air-conditioned. Bicycle rental is available on site. The distance to the beach is 150 m, to the center of the village – 100 m.
“Wonderful place for value for money. There is a bathhouse, swimming pools, nearby is the beach. In the dining room they cook well and offer a large selection of dishes. The windows of the room overlooked the pool in the courtyard. It is very convenient to sit on the balcony and watch your children” Svetlana, Russia
The three-storey hotel building is located 50 meters from the sea, 200 meters from the Dolphinarium and 300 meters from the Aqua Park. The rooms are equipped with refrigerators, TVs, air conditioning, bathroom equipped with new plumbing. Water supply is round-the-clock. The bathroom has a storage tank for 50 liters. If there is a shutdown in the village, the hotel guests do not suffer from lack of water. Each room has a balcony, kettle and tea making facilities. No meals are provided. Guests take care of it on their own. Within a 3-minute walk you will have cafés, restaurants, shops and a market in the village.
“The furniture is new. Bed linen is clean. The room is spacious and bright. We need mosquito nets on the windows, otherwise mosquitoes overcome at night and interfere with sleep. Nearby is the sea and the river. You can relax where you like it more» Oleg, Russia
- 120 rooms of different comfort categories;
- the largest swimming pool in the area;
- delicious buffet meals plus room service (room service);
- cozy areas for children and adults.
The restaurant has a children’s menu. Children under 5 years stay free of charge, eat at the rate. For the entertainment of young guests, cheerful animators are invited. Children’s infrastructure includes:
- hot tub and children’s department in the communal pool;
- game room in the building;
- outdoor playground;
- club of active rest for teenagers;
- excursions and quests for the whole family.
The territory of the hotel is privately owned, it is closed from outsiders and guarded around the clock.
“Great place, green, well maintained. The level of service is high. In the evenings live concerts, in the afternoon entertainment programs for children. In the children’s room work surprisingly friendly and kind girls. My grandson enjoyed playing with them and socialising. The hotel staff took care of us all the time. When the mosquitoes appeared, we were given fumigators. The restaurant has top-class service and cuisine” Veronica, Russia
One of the most attractive hotels for accommodation with children is the Lex (LEXX) Club. It has all the conditions for a family holiday. Starting with accommodation and ending with the organization of leisure is rated by guests for 5 points. The management regularly holds promotions, setting pleasant discounts on a particular type of service.