Family Friendly Resorts

Here are a few of the best family friendly resorts, with no expense spared to insure that everyone has a safe and fun vacation, these resorts have thought of everything.

The BreakersThe Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida is a stunning place with Italian Renaissance-style architecture and beautiful landscaping. Don’t let the lavish exterior fool you though, from the outside you might think this place can’t possibly be for small children, though it actually caters to them beautifully with parent/child activities like Friday night bonfires on the beach, family kickball contests and kid camps (groups ranging in 3-5 year olds and 6-12 year olds). There are indoor arts and crafts and outdoor activities like sandcastle building and scavenger hunts. Parents are welcome to stay, but do not have to, the camps assign one counselor for every 5 kids, so you can be sure your children are in good hands while you go and enjoy everything else the resort has to offer.

For meals the top option for families is the Italian Restaurant which features brick-oven pizzas and fresh pastas. Kids eat first while parents enjoy an appetizer, after which the kids can go and explore the family entertainment center, which includes blocks, train sets, tumbling mats, arts and crafts and more. They have thought of it all, entertainment for the children, peace and quiet and a nice relaxing dinner for the parents.

The resort has 560 rooms and 38 suites, each nonsmoking and recently renovated. It’s located on 140 acres of oceanfront and is an amazing place for families to come. With year round kids’ camps that take place all day and some evenings, as well as babysitting and screened sitters. There is a playground, free use of bottle warmers, mini refrigerators, step stools and strollers as well as infant bathtubs and childproofing items. They have thought of it all, so you don’t have to. You are free to simply enjoy yourself and relax..and have fun.

For the adults, there is a five-diamond restaurant, two championship golf courses, a spa, three fitness centers as well as designer boutiques. There are five swimming pools, including a baby pool and heated family pool, which feature games and lifeguards on duty.

Truly an excellent family friendly resort and one that should be at the top of your travel list.

Loews Coronado Bay Resort & SpaThe Loews Coronado Bay Resort & Spa is an outstanding family friendly resort as it features kid-friendly everything! In a relaxed beach setting it offers parent-attended playgroups for children ages 6 to 18 months and 19 to 36 months. 45 minute sessions allow the toddlers to spend “A Day at the Castle” where they get to hear fairy tales and try on dress-up clothes. For infants there is focus on movement and creative play with baby toys.

For older children the resort has 50-minute kickboxing and yoga classes at the spa as well as a camp with one counselor for every four kids. Camps allow them to decorate and fly kites, swim and learn origami. Family activities can range from baking classes and bingo.

Located on a private 15-acre peninsula next to the beautiful Pacific Ocean and San Diego Bay bordering, there are 408 guest rooms and 32 suites.

There are seasonal kids’ camps that take place all day and some evenings and private babysitting with screened sitters is offered as well.

Heated pools, wonderful restaurants and amazing spas make this kid friendly resort a treat for the parents as well. Everyone will feel pampered and relaxed after staying here.

The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia IslandThe Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island is amazing place that is constantly changing and evolving to suit family’s needs. There are water sports like fly-fishing, kayaking and sailing as well as beach games ranging from horseshoe toss and croquet.

This resort plays up a pirate theme and on some weekends counselors (one for every six kids) dress up like pirates or princesses and enjoy sing-alongs and story-times by a bonfire. Costumed staff roam the resort and are on hand for tuck-ins which include a pirate story and treasure chests of trinkets for the kids. During the day there are pirate hayrides, puppet shows and a real parrot mascot.

The grand U-shaped building boasts 397 rooms and 47 suites featuring ocean views from each room. There is a championship golf course, bonfires for two at the clay portable fireplace (romantic chiminea) and even sunrise Tai Chi on the beach.

You can schedule professional family portraits taken on the beach, the first one is free so you can always remember this amazing family resort.

All of these family friendly resorts have thought of everything to take care of the needs of everyone who visits. You can relax knowing that your children are safe while you spend a little me time away at a spa, or some we time together enjoying a romantic dinner. It is the solution for everyone and a vacation you’ll likely want to repeat time and time again.

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