Seeking the perfect place to spend an ULTIMATE vacation with the whole family? Look no further! Our ID Team of experts has put together a list of some family-friendly favorites across 8 sun-soaked destinations. See who made the list!
BARBADOS: Sandy Lane
Pictured Above: Sandy Lane Beach & The Tree House Club
ID’s Insight: The Tree House Club at Sandy Lane is available complimentary to children and teens of all ages. Here, youngsters have access to the playground area, swim hour, afternoon movie time and movie nights, special themed dinner parties along with daily activities like arts & crafts, sports, drama and much more. The Tree House Club has it all and offers ultimate entertainment while parents enjoy a spa treatment or a round of golf at the famed Green Monkey.
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Eden Roc Cap Cana – Punta Cana
Pictured Above: Eden Roc Cap Cana Complex & Koko Kid’s Club
ID’s Insight: Kid’s will delight at the overwater Koko Kid’s Club! Resembling a massive tree house floating in a shallow pool, little ones can play endless games and aqua activities or kick back and relax at the mini-spa, where they can indulge in manicures, pedicures and even have their hair styled – just like mom!
HAWAI’I: Mauna Kea Beach Hotel – Kona
Pictured Above: Muana Kea Beach Hotel Pool and Mauna Kea Keiki Club Adventures
ID’s Insight: Designed to enhance the vacation experience for little ones, the Keiki Club Adventures program offers fun activities from shell hunting and hiking to searching for treasures at the shores of Kauna’oa Bay. Kids will even explore ancient Hawaiian trails, caves and lava tubes – blending culture with pure FUN!
JAMAICA: Half Moon
Pictured Above: Half Moon Terrace & Anancy’s Children Village
ID’s Insight: Children ages 3 through 12 can learn, play and discover Jamaican culture at the Anancy Children’s Village. Here, kids are the VIPs and little ones are supervised by professional nannies, all while they roam their dedicated village and participate in age-appropriate activities.
MEXICO: Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita – Puerto Vallarta
Pictured Above: Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita Lazy River & Piñata Party
ID’s Insight: The resort’s Lazy River and oceanfront Nuna Pool is the perfect place for the kids to cool off and splash around. After a day of fun, the resort’s cultural concierge will hold a star-gazing session, where he will point out constellations and teach kids how to spot them themselves. Plus, if you’re visiting between November and March, be sure to join a group tour for a family whale watching excursion!
MEXICO: Grand Velas Riviera Maya – Riviera Maya
Pictured Above: Grand Velas Riviera Maya Aerial Shot & Ambassador Pool
ID’s Insight: Teens have their own private world at the Grand Velas Teen’s Club where games and entertainment are in abundance and no detail has been forgotten. From billiards, arcades, video games and karaoke, there are options for all to enjoy. For some evening fun, a disco dance floor and separate teen-friendly mocktail bar area is the perfect way to end a memorable day in the Riviera Maya!
MEXICO: NIZUC Resort & Spa – Punta Nizuc
Pictured Above: NIZUC Resort & Spa Main Pool & Beach + Winik’s Kids Club
ID’s Insight: Children between the ages of 4 and 12 will delight at the Winik’s Kids Club where they can partake in exciting excursions, interactive cooking classes, mini-Olympic tournaments, piñata parties and fabulous face painting – all accompanied by NIZUC’s ULTIMATE team of experts. This is the perfect destination while adults enjoy a signature margarita poolside!
MEXICO: One&Only Palmilla – Los Cabos
Pictured Above: One&Only Palmilla Villa Terrace & The Art Lab
ID’s Insight: The Art Lab is a place where children’s imaginations and creativity come together for a fun opportunity to learn different techniques from sculpture to mixed media, collage, gold leaf and watercolor. Take a private class led by the local resident artist for a bonding experience that the whole family can enjoy together!
PUERTO RICO: The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort
Pictured Above: The St. Regis Bahia Beach Pool & The Boathouse Club
ID’s Insight: At this teen-only gathering place, The Boat House is perfect for experiencing everything from nature walks to movie nights on the beach. With over 72 acres of lakes, a floating water park, non-motorized watersports and resident naturalists – the possibilities are endless for fun and activities with the whole family!
ST LUCIA: Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort
Pictured Above: Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort & the Sugar Club
ID’s Insight: Discovery and fun far exceed expectations at Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort. Little ones ages 4 through 12 can go on treasure hunts, learn archery and play coconut bowling at the Sugar Club, while older siblings in their teens and tweens can learn the basics of sailing in a 5-6 day program at the Spice Club. A perfect way to explore the St Lucian surroundings!
TURKS & CAICOS: Grace Bay Club
Pictured Above: Grace Bay Club Villa Pool & Watersports
ID’s Insight: For an exciting day of exploring, send the kiddies to the Kids Town Clubhouse & Playground. Children of all ages can learn and have fun simultaneously through half-day excursions, on-site arts and crafts, games and even watersports. At night, they can gaze at the stars through a telescope or head to the beach for a bon fire by the sea with mom and dad by their side.
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