Planning a vacation with the kids can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. Pairing kid-friendly perks with luxurious amenities, resorts are the perfect accommodation choice for a family getaway. While the kids are enjoying a day of outdoor activities at on-site kids’ clubs and water parks, parents can unwind on a pampering spa day. Providing fun-filled amenities that will please both adults and children, we’ve put together some of the best kid-friendly resorts in the world.
Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa - Oahu, Hawaii (Prices & Photos)
One of Hawaii’s most famous family-friendly resorts, Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa is located on a lush 642-acre property in Oahu. Offering everything you’d expect from a Disney resort, service here is impeccable in addition to an array of food choices and a priority on keeping the kids happy. The crown jewel is the resort’s sparkling pool, where a lazy river, two water slides, a man-made reef and a lagoon keep both the kids and adults entertained. Guests are greeted by Disney characters roaming the grounds and ready to pose, especially at the Disney character buffet breakfast daily, while kid-friendly dance parties and daytime activities are also popular. Bright and spacious rooms feature kitchenettes, while an upgraded room includes a full kitchen and washer/dryer.
LEGOLAND Feriendorf - Gunzburg, Germany (Prices & Photos)
The perfect retreat for LEGO fanatics, LEGOLAND Feriendorf allows you to be a knight or princess at an elaborate adventure park. A castle-themed property decorated with LEGO models and castle rooms, it is ideal for those wanting to explore the LEGOLAND Park only a 5-minute walk away. It’s here that you can choose from a variety of interesting accommodations choices, from castles, themed cottages to camping barrels and a campsite. Pirate, knight, and adventure-themed rooms feature flatscreen TVs, but it’s likely you’ll want to indulge in the resort’s 18 playgrounds, high ropes course, mini-golf, and bowling center while you’re there. After a day of adventure, the Jungle Buffet Restaurant, Round Table Restaurant, and Steak House offer guests plentiful choices when it’s time to refuel.
Beaches Negril Resort & Spa, Jamaica (Prices & Photos)
Located on Jamaica’s beautiful Seven Mile Beach, Beaches Negril Resort & Spa was designed with kids in mind. An expansive property with a kids’ camp, teen hangout area and water park, breakfasts with Sesame Street Characters are a hit. A teen nightclub and self-service ice cream will keep the older one’s happy, while bonfires on the beach, talent shows, and a mini golf course are perfect family activities. Parents will be happy with the resort’s beautiful ocean view rooms and access to the white sand beaches with bright blue waters and can indulge in pampering services at the on-site Red Lane Spa. Outdoor activities are also popular here, as the parasailing, kayaking and snorkel trips are top-notch.
Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World, Florida (Prices & Photos)
Located at the gates of Disney’s Magic Kingdom, the Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World is a dream come true for many. Here you’ll find award-winning services with an abundance of activities to keep busy, as the resort is home to 4 restaurants, 3 bars, a 13,000 square feet spa and its own 18-hole golf course. The biggest highlight is its easy access to the theme park action, but kids will also delight in the 242-foot-long waterslide, lazy river, splash pad, rock climbing wall and kids’ camp. Disney character breakfasts are standard, in addition to complimentary shuttles to the parks. After a day of enjoying the Florida sunshine, guests can unwind in guest rooms featuring large soaking tubs, flat-screen TVs, and plush bedding.
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (Prices & Photos)
Boasting an impressive 1,790 rooms and the largest casino in the Dominican Republic, the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana is massive, to say the least. Guests are spoiled for choice in how they want to spend their vacation, as this all-inclusive property offers 13 pools, nine restaurants, 23 bars, a luxurious spa center and an 18-hole Nicklaus-designed golf course. The on-site kids’ club has daily activities such as face painting, Spanish lessons, and cooking classes, while an arcade room is set up for the older kids. A children’s pool with waterslides, a lazy river, and mini-golf course will have kids coming back for more, and after a day at the beach or exploring the property, find respite in one of the spacious rooms with rock ’n’ roll decor, flat-screen TVs and mini-fridges.
Hyatt Ziva Cancun, Mexico (Prices & Photos)
A beautiful beachfront resort with idyllic surroundings, Hyatt Ziva Cancun does not disappoint. Adding to its easy access to two white sand beaches are three on-site infinity pools, extensive spa facilities and a variety of dining choices. A kids’ club with a pool and water play area is a perfect daytime activity for the little ones, while adults can explore some of Cancun’s most popular nightlife spots walking distance from the resort. Here guests will find 547 stylish rooms with modern amenities, while furnished balconies are perfect for soaking in the magnificent sea views. Although eight restaurants, three lounges, and six bars offer guests a slew of memorable choices in regards to eating and drinking, it’s the on-site dolphin habitat that is the real treat, as guests have the chance to swim with these gentle creates and create long-lasting family memories.
Atlantis Paradise Island Resort, Bahamas (Prices & Photos)
Considered one of the best family resorts in the Bahamas, Atlantis Paradise Island Resort boasts beautiful architecture and a water park that the entire family can enjoy. With three nearby beaches, 12 pools, 21 restaurants and a casino, this 3,400-room property is like its own city. With a rock climbing wall, aquarium, dolphin habitat and movie theater, kids will never say they are bored here. Pool hopping is a favorite pastime, as kids will enjoy the waterslides and fountains at the Ripples Pool, Mayan-themed Splasher’s Island and giant fountain at the Poseidon Pool. Wrap up your day of outdoor adventures in one of the resort’s cozy guest rooms, where flat-screen TVs, complimentary toiletries and comfy beds that ensure a peaceful night of sleep.
Four Seasons Resort Langkawi, Malaysia (Prices & Photos)
Creating the perfect balance of keeping both the kids and adults happy, the Four Seasons Resort Langkawi is filled with luxurious beachfront villas. A tropical property on a private one-mile-long beach, ample on-site facilities keep families entertained. From kids’ pools, pony rides, rock climbing and an educational discovery center to adult-centered amenities such as beach dinners, waterside cabanas and spa services, families are truly cared for. Relax in one of the 68 pavilions and 23 villas, where furnished verandas feature garden or sea views and plunge pools add a luxurious touch. Bike tours through a village and rice paddies can be arranged with the resort, in addition to a day trip to the nearby Durian Perangin Waterfall and famous Kilim Karst Geoforest Park.
Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa, Providenciales (Prices & Photos)
With six pools, a water park, shopping center and spa complex, Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa will please the entire family. Nestled on 65 acres on Grace Bay, this all-inclusive resort caters to families with its wealth of activities to choose from. Here guests will find a Sesame Street Camp, a Martha Steward Crafts Studio, 45,000-square-foot water park, Xbox games garage and DJ-spinning academy that will keep the kids engaged, while the 20 restaurants, 12 bars and a luxury spa with his and hers saunas and steam rooms can make sure parents are rejuvenated. Spend your day’s kayaking, windsurfing, and snorkeling, and take comfort in the resort’s range of remodeled rooms with king-size beds and furnished balconies.
JA Palm Tree Court - Dubai, Emirates (Prices & Photos)
Families will find a ton of amenities to suit their needs at JA Palm Tree Court, where beautifully landscaped grounds are nestled amongst a private beach area. Located in Dubai within Jebel Ali Golf Resort, the resort offers 13 restaurants and bars and three swimming pools in addition to a golf course and private beach with watersports rentals. Its CoolZone and ChillZone is designed for kids and teens in mind, while horse rides, an inflatable on-water obstacle course, and in-room Playstations are also available. Massive suites are adorned with modern comforts, such as desks, flat-screen TVs, and game consoles, while plush king-size beds and high-end toiletries ensure that guests are feeling pampered.