Family vacation resorts have everything you and your family need to provide a well-rounded resort getaway, whether you’re booking one of the top family resorts in the Caribbean, taking a skiing or hiking trip, or relaxing on the beaches in Mexico. The best family friendly resorts provide more than just comfortable accommodations, amenities, and fine dining. Family vacation resorts also frequently offer all-inclusive packages that include a variety of fun activities and entertainment for adults, teens, and children.
Two locations for the best family friendly resorts enticing vacationers from around the world are Disneyland in Anaheim, California and Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Disney World in particular is known as the biggest resort destination in the world, and it’s easy to see why. The Walt Disney World Resort offers villas, resort hotels at different prices, campgrounds, and even rooms for large groups. You can also get good value for your vacation money, as the park offers the chance to bundle accommodations, admission, and sometimes transportation as well.
If the best family friendly resorts for you include plenty of outdoor activities, two great options are the Woodloch Pines Resort in the Poconos region of Pennsylvania and Hope Lake Lodge & Indoor Waterpark in New York State. The 150-acre Woodloch Pines Resort is family-owned and operated adding the additional family-touch to the resort. Situated in natural surroundings, guests enjoy luxury suites or guesthouses plus three family-style meals each day, and the activities at Woodloch include swimming, boating, hiking, fishing, golf, and spa treatments, and for the kids, there are bumper boats, game show contests, family Olympics, and an indoor water park.
At Hope Lake Lodge & Indoor Waterpark, in Cortland, New York, families have the best of both worlds, depending on what time of year you visit. Spend the day choosing between 30 trails for downhill skiing or hiking on Greek Peak Mountain, and then relax at the Cascades Indoor Waterpark. Kids have access to Little Bear Falls, water slides that are appropriate for different ages, a wave pool, heated swimming pool, and game arcade.
Family vacation resorts are also found near one of the prettiest national parks in the US: Great Smoky Mountains, which is located in eastern Tennessee and western North Carolina. The Oak Haven Resort in Gatlinburg Tennessee allows you to reserve a cabin near the mountains and enjoy the scenic beauty of the park while staying in a luxury cabin with fireplace and hot tub or a one-bedroom log cabin with a porch equipped with whirlpool, flat screen TV, and stereo for the ultimate in relaxation. Kids have access to a playground, video arcade, Olympic-sized swimming pool, and basketball court, which means they have plenty to do in between the hours spent hiking or fishing in the park.
For a change of pace, top family resorts in the Caribbean include the resorts bordering the aquamarine waters of such destinations as Cozumel, Cancun, Barbados, and Antigua, all of which provide outdoor opportunities such as snorkeling, fishing, swimming, boating, jet skiing, and parasailing.
Although all of these spots have great resort options, one of the top family resorts in the Caribbean in particular is the Melia Cozumel Golf & Beach Resort. For vacationers, this luxury family resort features two swimming pools, tennis courts, and an 18-hole championship golf course along with live entertainment, dance lessons, karaoke, and beach volleyball. Guests have access to a full-service spa, workout room, steam bath, and massages. For the kids, there is Flintstone Land full of fun games and activities.