A resort doesn’t have to resemble Disney World in order to be a kid friendly resort. Whether you want a family friendly resort so the kids can socialize or you want a resort with babysitting because you want some parent one-on-one time, it’s all possible. You can travel to adult-friendly places and still find a family friendly resort. If you’re looking for a whole family friendly getaway, here are a few things to look for.
𝗔 𝗿𝗲𝗳𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗲𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗸𝗶𝘁𝗰𝗵𝗲𝗻𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗲: Many hotels offer rooms with refrigerators and kitchenettes. No matter if you’re traveling with a baby, a toddler, or older kiddos, having a place to store snacks, milk, and create quick bites for the kiddos is a must. Having a refrigerator and kitchenette in your hotel room will also help cut down costs on expensive resort meals.
𝗣𝗿𝗼𝘃𝗶𝗱𝗲 𝗯𝗮𝗯𝘆 𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗮𝗹𝘀: If you’re traveling with a baby or toddler, it can be very tedious to travel with a pack & play. Instead, hit the easy button and see if your family friendly resort provides free cribs or pack and plays to families. Since these are usually limited in number, it’s recommended to call ahead of time to reserve your crib or pack and play, especially if you’re traveling during a peak season time like spring break or Christmas break.
𝗞𝗶𝗱𝘀 𝗲𝗮𝘁 𝗳𝗿𝗲𝗲: Prior to booking at a family friendly resort, check to see the hotel policy on food for kids. Bonus points to hotels where kids eat free such as the Four Seasons Nevis (where kids 5 and under eat free).
𝗥𝗼𝗼𝗺𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗮𝗰𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗺𝗼𝗱𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗸𝗶𝗱𝘀: For families with multiple kids, look for hotels with larger room or suite options that can accommodate one, two, or three kids is a huge bonus. If you’re traveling with multiple kids, grandparents, or a nanny, another great option for booking a room type is to book a connecting room. Many family friendly resorts offer this amenity.
𝗔 𝗯𝗮𝗯𝘆𝘀𝗶𝘁𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘀𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗶𝗰𝗲 𝗼𝗿 𝗸𝗶𝗱𝘀 𝗰𝗹𝘂𝗯: Many family friendly resorts offer vetted babysitting services and/or kids clubs. Kids club offer opportunities for older kids to socialize with other kids, engage in resort-led activities, and built in babysitting. For younger children or a more personalized experience, many family friendly resorts offer babysitting services from vetted babysitters in the area.
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