Looking for 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 10 sun-soaked destinations. See who made the list!
DOMINCAN REPUBLIC: Casa de Campo – La Romana
Pictured Above: Horseback riding at the Equestrian Center
ID’s Insight: Saddle up! Aside from the many fun and entertaining options Casa de Campo has to offer, guests will delight at the extensive equestrian center where they can get riding lessons, learn groom techniques and rodeo stunts. Riders can choose between English or Western-style rides, while little ones can ride alongside mom and dad on either of the resort’s three ponies – Anita, Juanito and Miguelito.
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. Available for all ages, here children 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 and head to the beach for a bonfire by the sea.
MEXICO: Grand Velas Riviera Maya – Riviera Maya
Pictured Above: Grand Velas Riviera Maya Aerial Shot & Teens Club
ID’s Insight: Teens will find themselves in their own world at the Grand Velas Teen’s Club where games and entertainment are in abundance! 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!
JAMAICA: Half Moon
Pictured Above: Anancy Children’s Village
ID’s Insight: Children ages 3-12 can learn, play and discover at the Anancy Children’s Village. Here, kids are the VIPs and little ones are supervised by professional nannies while exploring the “village” and participating in age-appropriate activities.
HAWAI’I: Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort – Maui
Pictured Above: The Fishpipe – the world’s first rotating barrel ride at Grand Wailea
ID’s Insight: Come aboard the world’s first rotating barrel ride, The Fishpipe! Located at the Wailea Canyon Activity Pool, a new and unique kind of water ride slides guests further than the longest waterslide in the world – 11 feet per second, to be exact. Hop in for 90 seconds and you’ll feel like you’re going down a mile long waterslide. Enjoy the ride!
MEXICO: Banyan Tree Mayakoba – Riviera Maya
Pictured Above: Turtle release at Banyan Tree Mayakoba
ID’s Insight: Want to experience the circle of life with your little ones? Twice a year, Banyan Tree Mayakoba releases baby turtles at Sands Beach Club. Children will be responsible for guiding these baby turtles home safely to the sea, while they swim off to start their new lives. A truly liberating event.
MEXICO: One&Only Palmilla – Los Cabos
Pictured Above: One&Only Palmilla Agua Pool & Art Lab
ID’s Insight: The Art Lab at One&Only Palmilla 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 artist in residence for a bonding experience for the whole family to enjoy together!
BARBADOS: Sandy Lane
Pictured Above: Tennis lessons at 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, kids 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. A perfect option for entertainment while parents enjoy a spa treatment or a round at the famed Green Monkey.
BAHAMAS: The Reef at Atlantis
Pictured Above: Dolphin Cay, The Reef at Atlantis
ID’s Insight: Connect with some of the most intelligent creatures on the planet at Dolphin Cay. Home to a playful and charismatic pod of Atlantic bottlenose dolphins rescued from Hurricane Katrina, guests can play in the shallow waters or experience them at full-speed in the deeper waters. This 14-acre dolphin habitat is one of the largest and most sophisticated in the world, promising families memorable and extraordinary experiences, alike.
ST LUCIA: Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort
Pictured Above: Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort & the Sugar Club
ID’s Insight: Discovery and fun far exceeds 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.
TURKS AND CAICOS: Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa
Pictured Above: Pirates Island Waterpark at Beaches Turks & Caicos
ID’s Insight: Children will have the time of their lives at Pirates Island Waterpark, one of the largest waterparks in the Caribbean! The kiddies will enter a world of fantasy with massive waterslides, water cannons, whirlpools, swim-up soda bars, a lazy river and the Caribbean’s only surf simulator. Don’t worry, mom and dad can join in on the fun too – good times are guaranteed!
MALDIVES: Niyama Private Island Resort
Pictured Above: Splash Park at Explorers Kids Club
ID’s Insight: Globetrotters, adventurers, voyagers and pioneers unite at the Explorers Kids Club. Entertaining children from ages 1 – 12, these young VIPs will be immersed in a world of eye-opening nature, island culture and endless activities. Your little ones will embark on safaris, partake in Master Chef classes, search for dolphins, put on shows center stage and more.
DUBAI: Atlantis The Palm
Pictured Above: Aquatrek at Atlantis The Palm, Dubia
ID’s Insight: Discover the Lost City of Atlantis and experience how it feels to breathe and walk underwater during an incredible Aquatrek. Here, water lovers will put on their special helmet and begin an underwater journey, surrounded by 65,000 marine animals including various fish, rays and sharks. Children 8 years and older are welcome to participate in this unforgettable activity!
Now that you have some ULTIMATE options, grab the kids and start planning! Contact your travel professional today…