For a kid looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, a vacation can seem like a desert oasis. From snorkeling to diving, whale-watching to horseback-riding on the beach, there are many tropical family destinations that provide activities and excitement for guests of all ages and interests.

When searching for a kid-friendly, beach vacation, parents should consider booking an all-inclusive resort. According to the travel experts at Best Family Beach Vacations, all-inclusive resorts are a great choice for parents wanting to take their kids to an exotic locale.

  1. Beaches Resorts

    • Beaches Resorts are located in the Caribbean and are part of the Sandals family of resorts. These tropical resorts offer all-inclusive packages that allow guests to put away their wallets upon arrival. Everything is included in the resort’s costs, including premium accommodations, non-motorized water sports, five-star dining, beverages and all gratuities. There are four Beaches Resorts between Jamaica and Turks and Caicos, each of which is home to beautiful white sand beaches, sparkling swimming pools and a special kids camp that boasts an Xbox 360 video game garage. Dad will love the nearby golf courses, and mom can indulge in on-site European spas.

      Beaches Resorts
      4950 SW72nd Ave.
      Miami, FL 33155

    Turtle Bay Resort

    • The Turtle Bay Resort in Oahu is secluded from the lights and sounds of Honolulu. Just a 45-minute drive away, this family resort is home to five miles of beaches, two swimming pools and tennis courts. It is surrounded by trails for biking, hiking and horseback-riding. Each of the more than 400 rooms at Turtle Bay is decorated in cheerful tropical hues, and comes equipped with decadent bedding, luxurious sitting areas and panoramic views of the ocean. The property boasts six dining options, a spa and a golf package. Families will enjoy on-site helicopter tours, kayaking, luaus, surfing and moped rentals. Segway tours are also available, and the kids’ club provides children with nature and reef walk excursions, arts and crafts time, lei making, swimming, dinner and a program T-shirt.

      Turtle Bay Resort
      57-091 Kamehameha Highway
      Kahuku, Oahu, HI 96731

    Atlantis Resort

    • Located in the Bahamas on Paradise Island, the Atlantis Resort towers above the landscape in a larger-than-life way. The resort reflects tales of a lost city in which old-world architecture meets modern-day luxury. Parents magazine ranked Atlantis Resort the No. 1 family beach resort in the world. Each of the resort’s hundreds of rooms offers spectacular island views, bright Caribbean colors and all the amenities of home. There are 21 restaurants on the property, and the Atlantis casino keeps gaming action going 24 hours a day. Families will enjoy dolphin encounters at Dolphin Cay, swimming at a 141-acre waterpark, and up-close viewing at the marine habitat. There is a wealth of activities for kids and families, including golf, a spa, watersports, video arcades, teen clubs and toddler play time. At the end of the day, vacationers can relax while watching a movie in the resort’s theater.

      Atlantis Resort
      Paradise Island, Bahamas

 Many resorts feature kids clubs with planned activities for children of all ages. Resorts offer time for the parents to relax, time for the kids to play and time for the whole family to spend together.

Franklin D. Resort

    1. The Franklin D. Resort (FDR) in Runaway Bay, Jamaica, offers a truly unique service for parents traveling with their children. FDR’s Vacation Nannies are staff members assigned to help families ensure that both parents and children have a wonderful vacation. Vacation Nannies help educate parents on the many activities including sports, games and entertainment programs available to them and their children. They are also available to escort the children through their activities, giving parents a chance to relax knowing their children are safe. Some popular activities include the 100-foot water slide and water trampoline, talent shows and arts and crafts programs. The resort offers guests the choice between one-, two- or three-bedroom suites. The resort offers specials designed to make a family vacation more affordable, including a kids stay free promotion and a single parent’s discount.Franklin D. Resort
      Box 201 Main Street
      Runaway Bay
      St. Ann, Jamaica W.I.
      (888) FDR-KIDS (337-5437)

Club Med

    1. The Club Med Family Resort in Ixtapa, Mexico, features relaxation for parents and adventures just for kids. The resort offers a variety of family-friendly activities that both parents and children can engage in together, including learning circus tricks (like the flying trapeze), tennis lessons, kayaking and wall climbing. The resort features several outdoor pools. In addition to family activities, the children can attend classes and programs designed just for them, including Baby Gym programs, spa activities for teenagers and Zumba dance classes for kids. The hotel offers supervised childcare for children ages 4 to 10 and a Juniors’ Club with activities for teenagers ages 11 to 17.Club Med
      Ixtapa Pacific
      Playa Quieta 40 880
      Estado do Guerrero zihuatanejo
      Ixtapa, Mexico
      (888) WEB-CLUB

Atlantis Resort

  1. The Atlantis Resort in the Paradise Islands, Bahamas features a variety of unique activities. The Atlantis Kid Adventures offers activities each afternoon and evening. Afternoon adventures, for children ages 3 to 5, helps kids enter the world of make-believe allowing them to become everything from pirates and wizards. Children ages 6 to 12 can participate in a variety of activities on the beach including photo shoots, talent shows and circus performances. In the evenings kids can attend parties, including a sleep-over and buccaneer bash. Family adventures include visiting Dolphin Cay and the marine habitat, visiting the on-site water park and walking through the Shark Exhibit.Atlantis Resort
    One Casino Dr.
    Paradise Island
    (888) 877-7525



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