Trying to decide on the perfect destination for your family vacation is tough work, and figuring out where to stay is even harder. Sure, you’d like to make the vacation extra special for your kids, but what about you?  Knowing what to look for before you book is vital to ensuring your vacation is fun for every member of the family. We’ve got four tips to help you find the perfect family friendly resort and plan the family getaway of a lifetime.

Royal Solaris Los Cabos
Royal Solaris Los Cabos

Water Activities

Water activities are a great way for the whole family to get in on the fun, and choosing a resort that offers them is key. Snorkeling, kayaking, and sailing are just a few activities that will bring the whole family together and create lasting memories. If you’re the parent of a toddler or an infant, look for a resort that has a children’s pool or a family-style pool. Selecting a resort that has water activities ensures that every member of the family has a fun experience and that you leave feeling elated with the memories you’ve made.

Smugglers Cove
Smugglers Cove

Kid Friendly Accommodations

Booking a resort with kid friendly accommodations matters more than you might think. After all, your child isn’t going to have any fun if there aren’t special, kid friendly accommodations for them to enjoy. Specifically, book with a resort that has some kind of kids club or program tailored to their expectations of vacation. You may want to relax and unwind, but the odds are that your child is going to want non-stop fun and adventure. Kids clubs provide fun activities with and without parents to help make your child’s vacation something they won’t forget. Having kid friendly accommodations available ensures that your child is happy and you’re getting the rest and relaxation you deserve and desire.

Grand Oasis Palm
Grand Oasis Palm

Beachfront Locations

Let’s be honest. Everybody in the family loves the beach, but traveling far distances to get to one isn’t fun or appealing. Staying at a beachfront resort allows you and your children to walk straight out onto the warm, white sand and start your beach day without complication. To make matters easier, beachfront resorts often provide chairs, umbrellas, and lounge chairs on the beach. Ordering snacks or drinks for your family on the beach is effortless when you book with an all-inclusive resort. Bring your sunglasses and the sunscreen!

Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun
Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun

Adults-Only Accommodations

Finding a resort that balances family friendly activities with adults-only luxuries is essential in creating the perfect vacation. While your little ones are having a blast at the kids club, slip away for a spa day or have a romantic, beachside dinner for two. Having a little separation on vacation allows each member of the family’s needs to be met and leaves everyone feeling refreshed and recharged.

Check out our list of the 2014 Top Ten Family Friendly Resorts below to find the perfect resort for you. We are offering exclusive deals on all of these resorts, so book your dream vacation today!

  • Royal Solaris Los Cabos
  • Park Royal Cozumel
  • GR Solaris Cancun & Spa
  • Solmar Resort –A-La-Carte All-Inclusive
  • Grand Oasis Palm
  • Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta
  • Finest Playa Mujeres by Excellence Group
  • Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall
  • Smugglers Cove
  • Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun All Suites Resort