5 Best Beach Resorts for Multigenerational Family Vacations

5 Best Beach Resorts for Multigenerational Family Vacations

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Multigenerational travel is a hot market. As travel is continuously used to celebrate major milestones, families are finding that traveling with grandparents, grandchildren, siblings and other relatives results in better experiences for all.

However, multigenerational travel doesn’t necessarily mean that you get all the extended family together for a trip. Many families just plan trips with a few people across several generations. Essentially, resorts catering to multigenerational travel have something for everyone whether they are age 10 or age 70.

If you’re looking for a multigenerational beach hotel and aren’t sure where to start, here are a few of the best beach resorts in the Caribbean catering to multigenerational travelers.

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Grand Velas Riviera Maya

Mexico

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Located in Mexico’s Riviera Maya region on a pristine beach, Grand Velas Riviera Maya is so luxurious it was named a AAA Four Diamond property and an American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts property. It recently announced two experiences targeted toward multigenerational travelers.

Grand Velas Riviera Maya now offers choices of off-property tours catering to families with members ranging from grandparents to small children, which take participants to famous Mayan ruins, natural sinkholes and significant cultural spots. Experiences include private tours, regional cuisine and activities that are sure to appeal to every age group.

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Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort

St. Lucia

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Windjammer Landing is a picturesque resort on St. Lucia that receives high marks for its family experiences, particularly its multigenerational family experiences that include grandparents, parents and children alike. Multigenerational travel groups will love the villas that come as large as four bedrooms, spacious kitchens and even private plunge pools in some units. Everyone has enough room to spread out and enjoy privacy, but there are also large common spaces for everyone gathering.

The property recently added new specials to its roster that are particularly suited for family travelers. Enjoy an all-inclusive family getaway that includes a five-night stay in a two-bedroom villa with a plunge pool, dining and drinks for the entire family. Plus, the package includes 20 hours of complimentary nanny services, in case the older members of your party want to get away for an included sunset cruise.

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Moon Palace Jamaica

Ocho Rios

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More recent studies on family and multigenerational travel are showing that regardless of how many family members travel together, kids still drive the purchasing decisions, particularly those in Gen Z (ages 6–23). This generation is more often looking for unique experiences and flashy views that look great on social media.

Moon Palace Jamaica knows this and has been making a large push for their all-ages attractions and those that particularly appeal to Gen Z. These include not only teen clubs and playrooms, but also experiences the entire family can enjoy, like karaoke, sailing and snorkeling.

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Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf & Beach Resort

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Following Hurricane Maria, this Wyndham Grand property reopened earlier this year with refurbished spaces and dining options. However, that’s not the only appealing part of your stay here.

While it may come as no surprise, studies show one of the largest disconnects between older (think grandparents) and younger (your preteen kids) travelers is technology. Grandparents want less of it when they travel with family and kids want more. To appease both parties, Wyndham Grand offers its unique Reconnected Package.

First, you get a timed lockbox. Everyone throws their phones into the lockbox and then what? Well, before the kids begin complaining, the resort shows up with fun activities everyone will love, regardless of age. You’ll receive a fun kit that includes a blanket fort, a flashlight for shadow puppets, an Instax instant camera, an adventure backpack with a book, stuffed animal, activity sheets and more, and a yummy snack. Additionally, you receive 5 percent off your room rate when you book the Reconnected Package.

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Beaches Turks & Caicos

Providenciales

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Beaches resorts may be known for their family-friendliness, but did you know that they offer packages for multigenerational travelers as well? If you’re looking to get a larger family group together, this may be the best option for you. The Beaches reunion package includes five or more guest rooms, a private family picnic, one complimentary group meal, water sports, water park access, tennis, beach volleyball, golf and even a family portrait session.

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