Choosing a resort that’s perfect for the whole family is tough, and can often make or break your vacation. While you may be interested in the spa, dining scene and beach-side service, chances are the kids are looking forward to fun kid-friendly activities and making new friends. For peace of mind, enroll the kids in these programs at resorts in the Caribbean and Mexico. Trust us, they’ll thank you later.
1. Explorer’s Kids Club at The Hyatt Baha Mar Resort, Bahamas
The Hyatt Baha Mar Resort is a playground for adults, what with it’s glamorous casino, world-class golf course and state-of-the-art spa facilities. Kids ages 3-12 get their own perks at the Explorer’s Kids Club, an educational and fun-filled program led by the Hyatt’s expert Explorer Counselors. Kids enjoy different experiences including a marine encounter, which involves feeding fish and spotting sharks, fitness and wellness activities, and arts and crafts. There’s also a dedicated area at the club for playing and activities. Check the club’s hours for specific times.
2. Anancy Children’s Village at Half Moon, Jamaica
At Half Moon, the Anancy Children’s Village offers young visitors, ages 3-12, their own personal Caribbean village based on the Jamaican fable character, Anancy the Spider, featuring a rotating array of games and activities. Kids can visit for a half-day, full-day or multi-day experience. Camp Half Moon offers a more involved experience for young travelers, with daily and weekly rates to suit your vacation length. Healthy snacks and lunch are served as part of all children’s programs at Half Moon.
3. Splash Kids Club at Majestic Colonial, Punta Cana
Sometimes, when you’re on a family vacation, your kids just want to run wild and free, which is why the Majestic Colonial Punta Cana lets guests take full advantage of their Splash Kids Club. For kids ages 4-14, the Splash Kids Club is a supervised space, open from 9 am-6 pm, with two water playgrounds, a maze and lots of games and activities to keep all ages occupied. For those traveling with infants, Babyland offers childcare for children up to three years of age.
4. Sea Squirts and More at Atlantis Paradise Island Resort, Bahamas
Young ocean enthusiasts will love the Sea Squirts and Jr. Ultimate Trainer for a Day programs at Atlantis Paradise Island Resort. As part of the Sea Squirts program, kids ages 3-6, get up close and personal with baby sting-rays and other marine life, even taking part in feeding time and fun activities. The Jr. Ultimate Trainer for a Day program, meant for children ages 6-10, lets the older kids step into the shoes of an actual dolphin trainer, making memories that will last a lifetime in the process!
5. La Tortuga Children’s Club at St. Regis Punta Mita
Enroll children ages 5-12 in the luxury program at the St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, with all sorts of activities from discovery walks to painting lessons, and even kid-friendly spa treatments at the Children’s Spa. Also available, the SPG Kids Pass is an all-inclusive dining program specifically for young guests and their parents. For a flat daily rate, kids, ages 12 and younger, can enjoy dining options from children’s menus to buffets.