No matter what your age, sparkling crystal-blue water, lush green vegetation and expansive tropical horizons are beach getaway indulgences. The HCCMIS travel blog spotlights the Caribbean as a beautiful region that “offers a range of vacation experiences” and “all-inclusive resorts.” From the relaxing Cayman Islands and majestic Aruba island to the cultural Saint Kitts and Nevis islands and pristine beaches of Antigua, the Caribbean can be a young family’s dream destination.
Parents.com highlights luxury, affordable resorts that start at just $99 per night. The Sheraton Grand Bahama Island Our Lacaya Resort in the Bahamas, Club Med Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic and Atlantis, Paradise Island in the Bahamas are surreal beach destinations that will create memories and experiences of a lifetime. For more kid-friendly beachy ideas, check out the following hotspots:
Don’t discount your homeland— the U.S. is decorated with some of most marvelous beaches in the world— from east to west coast. Florida’s Colony Beach and Tennis Resort offers plenty of kid-focused activities like beach games and art projects as well as swimming, fishing and tennis lessons. Or enjoy the west coast beach at Loews Coronado Bay Beach Resort. Your family will feel at home with child-proofed rooms, cribs and lullaby CDs upon request. Set out with the kids on adventures, such as gondola cruises, surf lessons and eateries that feature a selection of kids menus.
Hawaii Tropical Paradise
Hawaii is a paradise adorned with family-friendly resorts that entertain kids with snorkeling lessons, family hula classes and lei making. Your family can cool off in a designated children’s pool, play lawn bowling and gaze up at fireworks every Friday night at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Honolulu. You can also hop on over to the Sheraton Kauai on Poipu Beach to play in the waterfall or the whirlpool and zip down the waterslide. Relax while kids happily stay busy by bamboo pole fishing or learning to play the ukulele.
Waikiki Beach surf boards. Public domain photo via Wikimedia Commons
Global Resort Getaways
So this summer you want to jet set to an exotic locale abroad with the kids in tow? The Franklyn D. Resort and Spa in Jamaica has nanny services so your family can enjoy picturesque beach-front suites and restaurants that cater to every kid’s taste. The Franklyn D. Resort even offers activities for specific age groups or families. If you want to travel farther south, check out Club Med in Ixtapa, Mexico, for an unforgettable family spa experience. With ocean-front views and tandem treatment rooms in the exclusive wellness center, it’s effortless to find a relaxing retreat after a busy day of tennis instruction and trapeze lessons.
Isla Ixtapa, Mexico. Photo by Wikimedia Commons user AlejandroLinaresGarcia
Despite your family dynamic, whether you’re a single-parent troupe or blended family of five, an affordable, luxury and kid-friendly getaway is within reach for everyone to enjoy.