Traveling with kids is never easy, but these eight kid friendly resorts are all about the little ones, and will guarantee to take your (little) troubles away.
Grenadian by Rex Resorts
Located in the Caribbean country of Grenada, Grenadian by Rex Resorts offers several amenities that are helpful to parents when it comes to keeping kids entertained when necessary. In particular the resort offers a children’s program for kids to attend during the day, as well as a playground for kids as well. The children’s program called Rexplorers is an organized program that allows kids to meet one another and have fun while learning with kids their own age. Additionally, there is a babysitting service that parents can take advantage on the evenings that a quiet, romantic dinner is in order. Kid friendly resorts don't get any better than that! Overall, the resort is a perfect option for those looking for an all-inclusive and family friendly luxurious resort.
Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa
One of the most exciting and among the newer resorts in Hawaii is Aulani Hawaii, A Disney Resort & Spa. If you’re looking for a more exotic Disney experience outside the United States, Aulani is for you. A great family-friendly option that the kids will love. Child care for kids is available at Aunty’s Beach House. While it is designed for kids between the ages of 3-10, anyone can attend. Kids can participate in high-tech scaventure hunts on adventure trails, stargaze through a powerful telescope and learn about Polynesian culture. For preteens and teenagers there are age-specific parties that they can attend on-site and a spa area designed specifically for them. Additionally, throughout the evenings families can enjoy nights of storytelling around a fire pit, celebrate an evening with Hawaiian entertainment and Disney characters or attend Disney movie nights as a family.
Hawks Cay Resort
Among one of the most kid friendly resorts in Key West, Florida is Hawks Cay Resort. If parents are looking for a couple days of vacation time to themselves so they can just relax, both kids and teenagers will have no shortage of things to do to keep them entertained at a not-so-typical kids club. Kids and teens will be able to spend the days and evenings creating tie-dye t-shirts, making shark-tooth necklaces, competing in sports-oriented events, racing boats in the saltwater lagoon. They may also participate in various watersports such as kayaking, swimming, snorkeling, deep-sea fishing, parasailing or jumping in the water with Bottlenose Dolphins. They may paddle to secluded places and explore the island, as well as simply hang out by one of the pools and play video games.
Almond Morgan Bay
A luxurious all-inclusive resort located in St. Lucia, Almond Morgan Bay has a kid’s club that is extremely popular for families. Within the kids club, children are divided up by age into four groups: newborn to 23 months, 2-4years, 5-7 years and 8-12 years, so that play and learning time are well-tailored to the specific age category. Kids are able to participate in a variety of beach and pool activities, outdoor play, local dance and culture lessons, various crafts, story time and a junior chef program. Additionally, teenagers over the age of 13 are welcome to go to the Teen Centre, in which they are able to watch movies, participate in water sports and attend disco nights as a group. For the youngest two groups attendance can be from 9am to 5pm with a babysitting option after hours, while the other kids clubs are open from 9am to 10pm, allowing parents lots of free time during their vacation.
Coconut Bay Resort & Spa
Located in St. Lucia, the all-inclusive Coconut Bay Resort & Spa offers a wonderful program for families. Guests are able to spend their time in two different zones; one is family-friendly, while the other zone is adults-only. CocoLand Kidz Klub is where the kids have the ability to spend their days, which includes infant and toddler care and activities for two different age groups, 3-9 and 10-14. The activities range from day to day and are tailored to accommodate the different age groups. Additionally, there is a large playground, waterplay zone, nap area, and a huge area for arts and crafts time.
Beaches Turks and Caicos
All-inclusive vacation resorts make vacationing with kids so much easier, which is why Beaches Turks and Caicos is an ideal getaway for the whole family. With a 45,000 square-foot waterpark, a stunning 12-mile long beach and numerous activities for the whole family it’s the perfect vacation spot. Each of the four villages within the resort represents a different locale; Italy, France, Caribbean, and Key West. While staying at the resort, kids will have the opportunity to learn to golf, scuba and attend a kid’s camp, as well. They can attend Scratch DJ Academy, X-Box Lounge or Club Liquid or for younger guests there is the Cho Cho Train and the delightful Sesame Street characters that can even put your little ones to bed for an additional cost. The options are truly endless at Beaches Turks and Caicos, and there is no shortage of fun for the entire family.
Atlantis Paradise Island Resort
It’s been said that Atlantis Paradise Island Resort is the next best family vacation following Disney World. Atlantis has many activities for the little ones, and places near the top of the list for kid friendly resorts. Various activities and entertainment is provided to kids, and depending upon their age, they are divided up into separate groups: toddlers (ages 1-6), preteens (7-12), and teens (13-17). For toddlers, there is the kids program in which the children are able to play outdoors, play with Legos and various games, take culinary lessons, check out a variety of marine animals, be able to swim with them, and work alongside animal trainers and animal feeders. Preteens and teens each have their own dance clubs to attend, are able to swim in the various kids pools, swim with dolphins, drive race cars, design pottery, head to the famous water parks, or chill out and watch movies. The fun and opportunities for learning are never-ending at this special resort.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
Is there possibly any cooler resort to stay in within Disney World than Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge in Orlando, Florida? Kids are bound to enjoy waking up alongside giraffes, zebras, flamingos, and other exotic animals while learning about wildlife. If you’re looking for a fun night out with the kids, but don’t want to leave the resort after an exhausting day, have dinner as a family at the Wanyama Safari and Dinner establishment to enjoy multiple courses and have an up-close view of the various animals. When parents are looking for a quiet evening alone, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge offers supervised kids clubs or in-room babysitting. Within the supervised clubs, children between the ages of 3-12 will enjoy making crafts with one another, watching Disney movies, and eating dinner and snacks with new friends. Disney and kid friendly resorts seem to go hand and hand!