Vacations can be tricky for parents.
Between booking flights, arranging outdoor activities and finding meals, it can feel like you don’t even get any time off for yourself. That’s where all-inclusive resorts come in.
Here are the best resorts around the world for mixing family fun, adult time, and beautiful destinations.
Bluefields Bay Villas, Jamaica
Kid-friendly amenities are great, but if parents truly want to relax as their kids have a blast, they should book a villa at Bluefields Bay, which offers nine hours of daily child care. Parents won’t have to cook thanks to the private chef or clean thanks to the 24-hour butler service. Then when it’s time to play, the resort offers sea kayaks, snorkel gear, a tennis court.
Bluefields Bay Villas
C Lazy U Ranch, Colorado
If your idea of a family vacay involves lots of outdoor time for your kids, head to this awe-inspiring ranch in Granby, Colorado. Kids of all ages can enjoy horse and pony rides, and older teens can go on whitewater rafting trips, while adults enjoy accommodations that are rustic chic. The resort has been in business since 1919 so they know what they’re doing.
C Lazy U Ranch
Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana, Dominican Republic
Parents can shock their Facebook friends with stunning pics of the picturesque beach from their infinity pool, as their kids enjoy the lazy river and waterslides. The Hyatt Ziva is an aquatic paradise that also offers scuba and water volleyball, but no one would blame you if you just stuck your feet up on the sand and waited for the beach waiter to bring you another drink.
Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana
Woodloch Pines Resort, Pennsylvania
The Poconos have long been a natural escape for city dwellers in the Northeast, and Woodloch has been counted among the best family-friendly options in the area since 1958. The estate is perfect no matter what time of year you and the fam want to visit. They can enjoy snow sports in the winter, hayrides in the fall, zip lining in the summer, and paintball in the spring, along with a host of other fun (and distracting) activities, so adults can slip away for wine tastings and art classes.
Woodloch Pines Resort
Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Even kids who can’t be pulled away from the TV will love this all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana, since it’s staffed by their favorite Nick cartoon characters. Adults will have an easy time leaving home behind too, given the resort’s bevy of amenities for kids with everything from gourmet baby food to bottle warmers. Plus, the whole family can get slimed, just like on Nickelodeon.
Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana
Lewa Safari Camp, Kenya
Take the kids on an adventure to this sprawling wildlife conservancy, where you can see lions, leopards, jackals, rhinos, and zebras in the wild. The camp supplies all the comforts of home with plush accommodations, so you can rest up before exploring 65,000 acres of Kenya’s most pristine wilderness.
Lewa Safari Camp