Family Holidays

How to choose best family friendly resort for holiday

Family friendly all inclusive resorts

Before you choose the best family friendly resort for your holiday, first define the family that will be accompanying you on your holiday. The best family friendly resort for you will depend on various factors such as:
– Do you have any infant travellers?
– Do you have any elderly travellers?
– Are you honeymooners with kids?
– Are you an older couple with teenager kids?
– Will you be travelling with your elderly parents?
– Is there somebody traveling in a wheel chair with you?

These and many other questions need to be figured out before you move forward to choose the best family friendly resort for your family holiday. Whatever be the composition of your family, it is best to choose an all-inclusive resort and bring everybody there.

Just make sure all the family members want to visit the destination before you choose a reasonably priced, well-appointed resort that makes every family member happy.

Five very important things make any resort the best all-inclusive family resort for a family vacation. Here is what you need to look at to identify the best family friendly resort for holiday:

Destination & resort should address everyone’s needs

Family in resort swimming pool
Different members of the family have different expectations from the holiday. The trick is in identifying a resort which caters to all. Africa Studio /

If you have infants, you may want to relax on your all inclusive family holiday so ensure the resort has some baby-sitting services.

If you have children in 3-10 years range check with the resort if they have children programs or entertainment teams which can keep the kids engaged over a long period of time.

Hotels plan their activities around kids, and sometimes even have “time away from parents” planned in which helps the adults to relax.

If you have teenagers, you may want to check if the resort is family-friendly enough to have teen activities inside the resort itself. Some of the teen activities include the teen disco, teen sports activities etc.

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Choose a resort that can give you rooms together

Resorts or Hotels are flexible with guests who bring in more business – and it makes sense too. Plan your all-inclusive package deal first and book everything together so your concerns of connecting balconies, all rooms in same floor, connected rooms, etc are handled at the same time.

Staying close to each other makes a lot of sense for it saves a lot of logistical trouble.

Choose resorts with multiple restaurants

Since yours will be an all inclusive package deal, chances are you will be having your breakfast, lunch and dinner in the same resort. To avoid getting bored after two days at the resort, choose resorts which have two, three or four restaurants.

The various options will keep the dining part of the vacation exciting.

Choose resorts with a good location

Agreed that all inclusive package deals mean the whole vacation of your family can happen inside the resort. You should keep the location of the resort in mind so that you can check out nearby attractions.

If you are lucky you may find options at walking distance, else a small drive should be enough to visit some place exciting to mingle with the locals. The best family vacation is when you mingle with the locals.

Choose a resort, which offers child care

Child care in resort
If you know your child will be in safe hands and will be having fun, you can focus on your holiday. Good thing is, now-a-days resorts have realized the importance of child care facilities. Oksana Kuzmina /

Most family friendly, all-inclusive resorts will provide you child care but do compare what they mean when they say they have child care.

This becomes important only if you are willing to leave your child in the care of the resort when you are holidaying. Some parents don’t prefer that. After all, a family that holidays together stays together.

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