Have you taken your family to the Caribbean? There are so many fantastic properties and resorts, like Beaches Resorts, which features Sesame Street characters, and Atlantis in the Bahamas, which has so much for kids, including a water park, snorkeling and family dolphin experiences.
I’ve heard less about Club Med (to be honest, I always thought of Club Med as more of an escape for adults), but you’d be amazed by their all inclusive family vacation packages. Many of these packages are perfect for a family escape, particularly once temperatures start to drop. In fact, Club Med Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic was even ranked as a top all inclusive resort for families.
We stayed at an all inclusive resort in Curacao a few years ago (back when we had just two kids) and all inclusive is such a great way to go in the Caribbean. At Club Med, for example, the all inclusive family vacation packages not only include accommodations, leisure activities (e.g., kayaking, swimming, beach volleyball, etc.) and meals, but they also include the fantastic childcare programs for kids ages four to 17.
While not included in the all inclusive package fee, I love that Club Med also has childcare programs for infants and toddlers by way of Baby Club Med (four months to 23 months) and Petit Club Med (two to three years old). When we stayed at Breezes Curacao (now Sunscape Curacao Resort), they had similar programs, and boy was it nice to be able to drop off a preschooler and a toddler in diapers to swim and play for a few hours so my husband and I could go biking or snorkeling before coming back together as a family.
Travelling with little ones can be trying sometimes, so I do like to look for resorts and vacation packages that offer children’s clubs. It’s really nice too that Club Med offers four different levels of children’s clubs since clearly a four-year-old is not interested in the same things as a 13-year old. They also have select resorts that are more geared toward families, like Club Med Cancun Yucatan in Mexico and Club Med Sandpiper Bay just north of Miami. You may also want to check out this review of Club Med Ixtapa Pacific on Have Baby Will Travel for more on how Club Med caters to families.
Are you planning a fall or winter escape to the Caribbean? I’m sure I’ll want to start planning one of my own before too long, so I’d love to get some ideas from you.
Disclaimer: I was compensated by Club Med for this post, but the opinions expressed here are my own.
Photo Credit: Dan Eidsmoe