While more and more parents are embracing the idea of starting their little globetrotters traveling young, it’s still a struggle for the adults in the family to sacrifice wine pairings and spa treatments for kid’s menus and water slides..but who says they have to choose? Well they don’t and that leaves the parents of young globetrotters cheering!
Here is a breakdown I’ve put together for you of 4 very grown-up hotels that also cater to kids, ensuring that the whole family can enjoy their family travel vacation time.
Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino
Palm Beach, Aruba
All Grown Up: The newest addition to the resort is the H2Oasis adults-only swimming pool. Find serenity in this 18+ paradise, complete with an expansive terrace featuring plush cabanas and a fully stocked lounge with premium adult beverages.
For the Kids: Keep the kids moving with a riveting game of beach tennis, a mixture of tennis and beach volleyball. Get the game started on the resort’s own court or head up the beach to volley with the pros at Moomba.
What’s the Deal?: The Family Movie Night package includes a pizza-making party, in-room movie night and visit to The Butterfly Farm starting at $258.65 per night
Westin Playa Bonita
Panama City, Panama
All Grown Up: Visit the new Sensory Spa by Clarins featuring Aquabella, a hydrothermal wellness circuit. The circuit delivers hot and cold experiences that form a powerful and therapeutic element of the spa journey, stimulating circulation and cleansing the skin.
For the Kids: The property offers a wide range of activities through the Westin Kids Club (ages 4-12). Aside from the impressive kid’s club, your “niños” can learn to talk like the locals with interactive Spanish lessons.
What’s the Deal?: The Love Your Family package includes free meals for 2 kids and ensures connecting rooms when booking 2 rooms or more. All stays between June 1-August 31, 2013 also receives a bonus of $25.00 A&B daily credit. Starting rate is $200.
The Table Bay Hotel in Cape Town
Cape Town, South Africa
Adults Only: The Table Bay Hotel, located at the best address in Cape Town, is home to its very own house wines, aptly named, “The Captain’s Table”. One white and one red, the two blends are sourced from South Africa’s celebrated wine country.
For the Kids: The 5-star luxury hotel pays attention to detail, outfitting kid’s rooms with age-appropriate toys, DVDs and snacks upon arrival.
What’s the Deal?: This Summer, Book a Superior Luxury Family Room that sleeps 4 starting at $478 per night.
Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Adults Only: The palm-tree-lined resort is home to the award-winning 3030 restaurant, a modern American gem known for its emphasis on fresh local seafood and seasonal ingredients. James Beard Award nominee Chef Dean James Max creates a constantly-changing seasonal menu complete with wine pairings that is sure to wow your taste buds and push your culinary comfort zone.
For the Kids: When the brood grows tired of the beach, pool and poolside cookies, the Surf Club is a welcome retreat.
What’s the Deal?: The Kids Eat Free package includes 3 meals per day for ages 12 and under starting at just $239 per night through December 31, 2013 with promo code MAJ.
What makes you and your little globetrotters cheer?