Caribbean

10 Great Family Resort Stays

written by | Posted on September 1st, 2010

And the Family Concierge services don’t end there. A concierge member helps families to plan events throughout the day; simply make a call from your provided resort cell phone or walkie talkie, and the concierge can make dinner reservations, or simply round up the children from the Kids Zone kids club for a family lunch. Not that they’ll necessarily want to leave the Kids Zone, with its mini water park, a mini disco and adventures like treasure hunts and tennis lessons. Rates start at $330 per room per night dbl.

hyatt regency aruba resort and casino Aruba’s Palm Beach is one of the most popular stretches of sand among family travelers to the Caribbean—and with properties like the Hyatt Regency lining its shores, it’s easy to see why. From a multi-level pool that lets even kids too young to swim splash around, a 2-story water slide and a handful of waterfalls to keep more active kids entertained, to dining at Balashi Bar and Grill, a casual poolside restaurant designed to satisfy kids’ cravings with minimal interruptions to their playtime, everything here seems to be aimed at keeping families happy.

Then, of course, there’s the award-winning Camp Hyatt kids’ program, educating children about the nature and culture of Aruba as it entertains them with arts and crafts, beach games and more. Through a partnership with National Geographic Kids, the program gives your littlest clients (ages 3 to 12) the chance to compete in a scavenger hunt for local items, explore nature trails, and even seek out constellations in the night sky.

While they’re off having fun, mom and dad can indulge in a spa escape at Stillwater Spa, or schedule a romantic dinner at Foot Prints Beach Grill, an exclusive dining experience with just five tables, serving up 4-course meals to clients on the beach. Afterwards, everyone can get together for goofy games like water balloon toss on the beach, or rent a boat from Red Sail Sports on site for an independent family sea excursion. Rates start at $315 per room per night.