A resort doesnโ€™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.

๐—” ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜๐—ฒ: 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.

๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ ๐—ฏ๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐˜† ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜€: 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.

๐—ž๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐˜€ ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ: 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).


๐—ฅ๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—บ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐˜€: 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.

๐—” ๐—ฏ๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐˜†๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐˜€ ๐—ฐ๐—น๐˜‚๐—ฏ: 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.