These resorts deliver for everyone in the family By MiniTime
Looking for a resort the whole family will love? Our list of the top kid-friendly resorts of 2013 run the gamut from beautiful beach resorts to fun-filled ranch retreats. At each of these picks, families will find a great mix of comfort and plenty to do for all ages.
Atlantis, The Bahamas
Bring your family to this tropical paradise and you’ll never have to venture off the property. With numerous pools, aquariums, water slides and other attractions, Atlantis is an enormous all-inclusive family favorite.
Tyler Place Family Resort, Highgate Springs, VT
What makes Tyler Place stand out from the crowd? For starters, it boasts an amazing kids’ program, with age-staggered clubs and age-appropriate activities from babies to teens. Meanwhile, adults get their own raft of activities and workshops, so everyone gets the perfect mix of together time and alone time. Families also love the all-inclusive pricing and wide variety of accommodation options.
Disney’s Aulani Resort, HI
Disney’s Aulani Resort (Courtesy Disney’s Aulani Resort)
Perhaps no resort in Hawaii is as kid-friendly as Disney’s Aulani. This peaceful retreat is situated on 21 acres, offering guests the option of lounging by the pools or wandering down to the beach. Kids will enjoy hours of fun on the many water slides.
Hawks Cay Resort, Duck Key, FL
Hawks Cay Resort, located in the beautiful Florida Keys, offers families incredible luxury and tons of fun activities. Families will love spending time poolside or taking a drive to the neighboring town of Marathon.
Hyatt Regency Hill Country, San Antonio, TX
Take in the tranquility of a 300 acre ranch in the Texas Hill Country at the Hyatt Regency. Families do not have to go to the beach to spend time in the water. Adults and children can enjoy the lazy river, pool and digging in the sand.
Beaches Turks and Caicos, Turks and Caicos
Beaches Turks and Caicos (Courtesy Beaches Turks and Caicos)
For families seeking a luxury resort, Beaches Turks and Caicos delivers. The daily kids club provides hours of entertainment, giving the adults a chance to unwind.
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Loews Coronado Bay Resort, San Diego, CA
The Loews Coronado Bay Resort provides an affordable escape for families in Southern California. Guests can take advantage of the beautiful weather and enjoy a variety of outdoor activities, like swimming, biking boating, and more.
Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Disney World, FL
Families simply can’t go wrong with a Disney vacation, and the Art of Animation is the perfect place to stay. Affordable room rates offer great value, and the colorful and charming dÃ©cor make it a fantastic hotel for little ones.
Grand Wailea Resort & Spa, HI
Grand Wailea Resort & Spa (Courtesy Grand Wailea Resort & Spa)
At the Grand Wailea, adults can unwind at the spa while the kids enjoy the incredible pools. The 40-acre property sits on one of the best beaches in the country, making it ideal for visitors seeking fun in the sun.
Four Seasons Scottsdale, AZ
The perfect Arizona getaway for families awaits at the Four Seasons. Special activities designed just for kids ensure that parents and children will have a great time.