Whether your clients are looking for a staycation in their own backyard or the ultimate vacation abroad, you’ll want to recommend these resorts that are made for a pampered family vacation. When looking for the ultimate luxury family trip it needs to be more than just pretty accommodations. The five properties below get that, offering the ultimate luxury family getaway.
The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes — Florida
No denying that Orlando in Florida is a great place to go for a family vacation and one of the more indulgent places to stay is at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes. Families will be treated to the customary Ritz-Carlton service, but this property offers little add-ons that make it stand out. For example, the resort package is a great option for your clients because for a small fee they can receive additional benefits like biking, golf, two pool inner tubes (for the lazy river), ice cream for the kids, two hours of childcare and shuttle service to Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Studios, and Sea World Orlando. ritzcarlton.com
The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto — Canada
The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto is right in the center of it all. The hotel is walking distance to many great attractions in the city such as the Air Canada Centre, TIFF Bell Lightbox, CN Tower and the Entertainment District.
Make it the ultimate experience by upgrading to Club Level access. The Club Level takes a relaxing and luxurious vacation and wraps it in indulgence. One of the benefits of Club Level is the complimentary culinary offerings throughout the day, including breakfast, light lunch, hors d’ oeuvres, alcoholic beverages, and sweets. The Club Level allows you to relax, unwind and experience the best of Toronto. ritzcarlton.com
Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Ottawa — Canada
Right in the heart of Canada’s capital, the Fairmont Chateau Laurier sits majestically overlooking the Rideau Canal and Byward Market. Do you want your clients to feel like royalty? Well, this is the place to send them. This Fairmont property ensures everyone in the family can experience the royal treatment, even providing child-sized Fairmont robes for the little ones.
Help your clients take it to the next level by booking one of the resort’s famous brunches or high tea depending on time travel dates. fairmont.com
The Westin Golf Resort & Spa, Playa Conchal — Costa Rica
Looking for the ultimate luxury experience for your clients who want to experience a stunning white-sand beach, incredible food, and a top-of-the-line spa experience? The Westin Golf Resort & Spa, Playa Conchal in Guanacaste, Costa Rica gets families. They take care of everyone in the family so that your clients will feel relaxed at the end of their trip. Whether they go on adventures exploring the many gems of Costa Rica or just relax at the beach, the all-inclusive feature of the property makes it easy for families to actually have a vacation and not just a trip. Your clients will love the in-room babysitting services and kids’ club so the parents can have some alone time together. Whether the adults want to curl up in one of the many luxurious Bali beds by the pool, indulge in fine cuisine or just walk the beach, this resort has it all covered. marriott.com
Fairmont Southampton — Bermuda
One word—bliss The Fairmont Southampton is excellent for families with kids of all ages and especially good for families with little ones. There are many excellent dining options, a kids’ club, and an incredible spa. For the parents who want to get away for a bit of a break, there is an adults-only pool if one or both parents want to relax. One of the features that families with young children will love is how close the beach club is to the property.
Babysitting is available, and I would recommend that parents use this service and explore one of the best and most indulgent experiences on the island: the Waterlot Inn. This restaurant is 100 years old with a beautiful history and one of the best culinary experiences on-island. fairmont.com
Recommend magazine has partnered with the Family Travel Association to bring you monthly columns to help travel advisors sell family travel. This column was written by Claire Kerr-Zlobin, a travel writer and Family Travel Association Media Center member.