Top Resorts for a Family Spring Break Blast
Spring means blooming flowers, budding trees, and spring break! It’s not too late to plan a last-minute family vacation if you’re more than ready to escape home for a week. Or if you prefer more time to prepare, it’s never too early to start getting ready for next year. After all, the kids get a week off of school and the whole family is itching to explore someplace new. Here are some of our favorite Caribbean and Mexico resorts that specialize in the kind of family fun that makes spring break the perfect time for an unforgettable beach blast!
Planet Hollywood Beach Resort
Vacation Like a Star™ at Planet Hollywood Costa Rica, where the destination’s stunning natural beauty complements an all-inclusive experience with endless amenities including authentic Hollywood memorabilia. Technically not part of the Caribbean (it’s close by in Central America), we’re adding it simply because the resort offers so many unique opportunities for the pint-sized set, including the unique Stars Kids Club, which will make the kids feel like movie stars throughout their trip. This program lets children perform, dream, and create with ShowTime drama classes, singer/songwriter classes, a wardrobe room, movie nights under the stars, and Planet Hollywood TV, which lets kids become newscasters, travel vloggers, talk show hosts, weather forecasters, cooking show demonstrators, TED Talk keynote speakers, and more. Families will also be able to take advantage of incomparable excursions in this absolutely stunning region of the world.
Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana
Vacations have a way of bringing out the kid in everyone, but this all-inclusive takes it to a whole new level. Let the little ones wake up to breakfast with beloved Nickelodeon characters like Paw Patrol, Dora the Explorer, and SpongeBob SquarePants. Once the meal is over, they’ll have a blast on water slides, splash pads, spray grounds, and a lazy river ride at the Aqua Nick playground. No Nickelodeon vacation would be complete without some green goo, and the clan can get in on the free-flowing action during daily Mass Sliming events. The adults aren’t left out with is enticing gourmet dishes, premium cocktails, a rejuvenating spa, and other goodies. Bask in the sun on golden sand while your youngsters frolic in the ocean waves.
Finest Playa Mujeres
Head 10 minutes north of downtown Cancun for a luxury family retreat at Finest Playa Mujeres. Here, younger guests get to design their own vacation experience with all-day activities. The children’s pool has its own built-in playground, and babies and toddlers have their own pool too. Three indoor areas are adult-free zones, and kids have their own plaza, mini spa, and mini theater. Outdoors, parents and kids will love spending time together with kayaking, snorkeling, sailing, windsurfing, paddle boarding, and water polo. And it’s all part of the all-inclusive fun. Parents can take time to indulge and relax in this Mexican paradise too, with the fabulous ONE Spa, world-class golf, and opulent bars and lounges.
RIU Santa Fe
While you live it up in all-inclusive paradise, the kids get to let loose at RiuLand, where they’ll \ mingle within their age group for arts and crafts, sports, entertainment, and energy-draining activities, such as treasure hunts, pool games, and good-natured competitions. Though all RIU Resorts will entice with all-inclusive amenities and a penchant for fun, here you’re located right in the heart of Los Cabos, where stunning beaches converge with breathtaking views of majestic mountains tracing the sky. Several local attractions and bustling areas are also nearby, like San José del Cabo, the Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park, and possibly even a chance at spotting a blue whale out in its natural habitat.
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana
An all-inclusive oasis in Punta Cana, this rocking resort occupies 121 lush acres along one of the Caribbean's most beautiful beaches and gives kids their own piece of paradise at the Hard Rock Roxity Kids Club™, where endless entertainment awaits with tons of activities, games, crafts, and, of course, music. The Rock Star fantasy continues for junior guests with ultimate VIP treatment at The KIDZ BOP Experience, where they check in to the Pop Star lounge and get the chance to create the coolest band name, learn brand new dance moves, select a red carpet-worthy wardrobe, take their A-List photo, and perform on the big stage. There's plenty of grown-up fun, including the 45,000 square foot casino, 2-level Oro Nightclub, and signature bars and lounges.
Iberostar Selection Bavaro Suites
This true hideaway in a coveted Dominican Republic location between lush tropical gardens and beach paradise, is also an entertainment paradise. Their Star Camp activity program has entertainment and activities separated into three different age groups (four to seven, eight to 12, and 13-17), with specific games and adventures to suit everyone’s needs. If it’s fun for the whole family you’re looking for, Bavaro isn’t lacking in activities. From professional nightly shows that range from magic and juggling to music and dancing to bingo, board games, and even group sports games, even the surliest teen will get into the action. Oh, and did we mention they have their own escape room, where families get to solve riddles in order to ‘escape’ before the clock runs out?
Think you’ve found your perfect getaway? It's not too late to plan a last-minute adventure or even get started on next year’s spring break vacation. Contact our expert consultants to start planning.
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