If you want to have some time to yourself, finding a great program for children is a must. Here is a collection of some of the best family beach resorts with kid's clubs that offer something unique, educational and above all, fun. Keep in mind if your child is under 3 or 4 years of age, the resort will usually require that they are supervised by an adult. You can hire a nanny for a few hours to accompany her at the club, giving you time for a relaxing massage or a round of golf.
Children will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the local culture through song, dance and painting. They will learn new skills, make friends and make their own souvenirs to take home as a reminder of a fun trip. Choose from destinations that range from far-away islands like the Maldives and Seychelles to beach resorts in the Caribbean, Hawaii and mainland U.S. where you can plan a quick long weekend trip. Be on a lookout for last minute specials and packages that can help you save.
1. Sea Turtle Club at the New St Regis Bal Harbour
Take the family to Florida and stay at the St Regis Bal Harbour. Sea Turtle Club is for ages 4 to 12 years old and incorporates the educational St. Regis learning center. Activities include art, pool play, beach exploration, cooperative games, team building, sports and interactive computer games. The resort offers babysitting services for an additional cost, private swimming lessons and kids parties.
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2. Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club, Cape Cod
© Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club
Located in the historic town of Brewster, Massachusetts, Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club is a family seaside retreat with breath-taking views of the ocean. From the last week in June through the end of August, the resort offers a diverse selection of activities for families with children. Kids ages 6 – 15 can participate in the three-day Junior Sport Camp which includes golf and tennis competition. Kids ages 4 – 9 can participate in the Ocean EdgeVenture program which includes games, swimming and crafts. Kids and grown-ups can enjoy roasting s’mores, movie nights and other fun activities.
Guests can choose to stay at The Mansion, where old-world splendor meets timeless grace with newly renovated accommodations overlooking Cape Cod Bay, or in The Villages, where elegant villas are dotted around the Nicklaus-designed championship golf course. Modern décor and deluxe amenities in both The Mansion and The Villages cater for every need. Guests staying at The Mansion enjoy exclusive access to a private beach, two swimming pools, a state-of-the-art tennis complex, fitness studio, and spa treatment room, while cozy Bayzo’s Pub and the indoor/outdoor Ocean Terrace offer award-winning cuisine in a spectacular setting. Nestled on the Nicklaus Design golf course, The Villages enjoy direct access to the Cape Cod Bike Trail, as well as six beautiful beaches.
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3. Kempinski Seychelles Kids' Club
Kempinski Seychelles Resort has a Kids Club with its own shaded pool and on-going activities supervised by dedicated staff. The club welcomes younger guests when accompanied by a parent. Kempinski Seychelles offers fun activities for the whole family at the Watersports Pavilion. Get in a kayak and explore the coral reef or put on snorkel gear instead. Other sports activities include tennis, badminton or beach volleyball. The resort pool, sandy beach and the luxury spa offer plenty of opportunity for relaxation. The hotel restaurants serve delicious cuisine and offer children's menus.
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4. Turtles at Lily Beach in the Maldives
We wrote about Lily Beach for honeymooners, but the resort offers great facilities and amenities for families as well. Turtles Kids' Club is complimentary to resort guests and offers indoor and outdoor play areas. The club is open daily to kids 3 to 12 years of age. The program is different every day so that younger guests spending a week at Lily Beach can enjoy something new every day. Activities include lei making from flowers, swimming, baking muffins, boating, bracelet making, catamaran rides, movie time, indoor games and more. Before and after the activities at the club, take your kids snorkeling in the clear blue waters in the Maldives and have a family afternoon picnic on the beach.
5. Disney’s Vero Beach Resort
Disney’s Vero Beach Resort is located on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, 2 hours east of Walt Disney World. The resort is an ideal choice for families and boasts a host of activities for all ages to enjoy, including tennis, golf, water sports and more. Parents will be delighted to hear that children between the ages of 4 and 12 can attend 3-hour supervised programs each day so that parents can have some time to pursue their own interests or just relax in the sun. In addition to the children’s daily program the resort can also provide a child-minding service in the evenings so that parents can enjoy a night out.
9250 Island Grove Terrace, Vero Beach, FL 32963, 772 234 2000
6. Kid's Room at Villarrica Park Lake Hotel in Southern Chile
The club at Villarrica Park Lake Hotel has one of the best views we've seen in any kid's club. The room has a floor-to-ceiling window overlooking the lake and the mountains beyond. Complimentary to guests under 10, the program consists of movies, singing, and dancing. There are many toys to choose from. Older guests can plan table tennis, take a pastry class, and play pool. The whole family will have fun at this unique hotel in Southern Chile where you can look for rare birds and explore pristine nature around the mountain lake.
7. Culinary Kitchen at Atlantis in the Bahamas
We already wrote about the best attractions for families at Atlantis in the Bahamas - the resort offers such a diverse choice of activities that kids will never be bored. We like the Culinary Kitchen at Atlantis because not only will children have fun, they will learn skills that they can use when they return home. Perhaps the eager young chefs will help at home in the kitchen and even teach you something new.
8. Beaches Negril Resort and Spa, Jamaica
© Beaches Negril Resort and Spa, Jamaica
Imagine enjoying some well-deserved rest and relaxation while your children have the time of their lives, supervised by trained nannies. This is exactly what you can look forward to at Beaches Negril Resort and Spa in Jamaica. The resort has been designed to make all your beach holiday dreams come true. There are unlimited water sports (included in your all-inclusive rate), every land-based activity you can imagine, endless entertainment and delicious food and drinks. The children can enjoy their own private (no adults) camp where they will be kept entertained for hours and there is even a water park right on the beach.
8M77+H2C, Long Bay, Norman Manley Blvd, Negril, Jamaica, 888 232 2437
9. St. Regis Mauritius Kite Flyers Club
The brand new The St Regis Mauritius has a beautiful sandy beach and a club designed especially for guests ages 4 to 12 years. The idea behind the kids' club was to create an environment where kids could experience the natural beauty of the island hands-on. Outdoor activities include nature walks, crab hunting, glass bottom boat trip and more.There is a beautiful indoor play center with colorful chairs, toys and games. Children can participate in arts & crafts, watch movies and play musical games. Te Kite Flyers children's Club has a pool, kitchen, quiet room and playroom. There is an outdoor slide and climbing tower. The club is complimentary for ages 4 to 12. Younger children can attend if supervised by a parent or a babysitter. Babysitting services are offered for children over 3. Babysitters have special interests or certificates in Teaching, Child Development, Sport and Arts & Crafts.
10. The Treehouse Club at Sandy Lane in Barbados
The Treehouse Club at Sandy Lane in the Caribbean offers interactive fun for guests over 3 years old and is complimentary. This is one of the best kid's programs in the Caribbean. Morning, afternoon and early evening programs are offered daily, giving you plenty of opportunity to relax at the luxury spa or play scenic island golf. If you are planning a getaway during the holidays, the resort offers special children and family programs during major holidays. Activities include tennis, arts & crafts and sailing.
In the afternoon, children can attend movie time and movie nights outdoors and indoors. Special themed children's dinner parties are offered in the evening to give you time for a romantic dinner in the Caribbean.For the youngest guests, under 3 years old, the Tree House Club has a special section with age-appropriate toys, puzzles and games.
The Den, located on the lower level of The Treehouse Club, is for teenagers. The area includes a game room with pool tables, board games and electronics. Programs for teenagers include island tours, sports clinics, water sports and coastal cruises.
11. La Costa Resort and Spa, Carlsbad
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When you book a vacation at the La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad (near San Diego) you can rest assured that the whole family will have a great time. You will be just a short distance from famous San Diego attractions like Legoland amusement and water park, Sea World and the San Diego Zoo as well as having a host of fun activities right on site. Children are always very welcome and can enjoy special amenities like a children’s pool with water slides and a splash pad. In addition, your children can attend Kid’s Movie and Dinner Night and Kidtopia Night Camp, while parents get some time to themselves.
La Costa Resort and Spa, 2100 Costa Del Mar Rd, Carlsbad, CA 92009,
760 438 9111
12. The Resort at Singer Island, Palm Beach
The Resort at Singer Island on Palm Beach is an excellent choice for a family beach getaway. The resort is located right on the beach and offers a good selection of beach activities for all ages. Parents will enjoy all the pampering on offer at the spa, while children of all ages can have supervised creative fun at Kids Zone. In addition, the resort offers a babysitting service on weekends so that parents can enjoy a night out. There is a special lagoon-style pool where your children can have fun on the water slides. Condo-style accommodation means everyone has plenty of room to spread out and relax.
3800 N. Ocean Drive, Singer Island, Riviera Beach, FL 33404
877 239 5610
13. The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne
© The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne
Plan a family trip to the luxury The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne in Florida where kids ages five to twelve can participate in full- and half-day programs at the Kids pavilion. Resort staff organizes numerous activities, including beach relays, shell finding, art classes and pirate treasure hunts. There are 59 suites and 402 rooms in a 13-story West Indies Colonial-style complex. Rooms have large balconies overlooking the ocean or resort gardens. The rooms and suites feature a multi-line phone, a large desk and high-speed Internet access.
Dining is offered at several restaurants, ranging from sophisticated to casual. Cioppino, the resort's signature restaurants, offers award-winning Tuscan cuisine and ocean views. The property is located 25 minutes from the Miami International Airport. The resort offers a number of packages, including spa, golf and romantic getaways.
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14. Beaches Ocho Rio Resort and Golf Club, Jamaica
For an unforgettable family beach holiday, you will find the Beaches Ocho Rio Resort hard to beat. The resort prides itself on providing an excellent variety of on-site activities which include free green fees at the neighboring Sandals Golf Resort, unlimited water sports with free equipment and lessons and the fabulous Pirates Island water park. In addition, Kids Camp provides supervised fun for children of all ages, so that parents and kick back and relax. Teens will love the X-Box Play Lounge and the Port Royal games arcade. Adults can indulge in a pamper session at the Spa or just chill out with margaritas on the beach.
Old Main Rd, Ocho Rios, Jamaica, Ph. 888 232 2437
15. Sebasco Harbor Resort, Maine
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Located right on the edge of the water, the Sebasco Harbor Resort is perfectly positioned for a memorable family vacation. Here families will find spacious, comfortable lodgings (the cottages are particularly suited to families and include kitchens), a huge salt-water pool, a 9-hole links-style golf course and a host of water sport opportunities. So that parents can also spend some quality time enjoying their favorite hobbies, Camp Merritt will keep the kids occupied with fun activities for a few hours each day. There is also a bowling alley and games room for family fun. There is an on-site restaurant and bar to take care of your dining requirements.
29 Kenyon Road, Phippsburg, MA 04562, 866 389 2072
16. Royalton Bravaro, Punta Cana
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A golden-sand beach, azure waters and gently swaying coconut palms ensure that Bravaro Beach is consistently voted as one of the best beaches on the planet. The Royalton Bravaro Beach Resort combines all this beauty with amazing accommodation, excellent service, an all-inclusive rate and loads of fun activities for all ages. Besides water sports on the beach, families can perfect their surfing moves on the Flowrider, float along the lazy river (with swim-up bar) or play a round of mini-golf. The Kid’s Club provides hours of age-appropriate fun for children of all ages, while teens and tweens can enjoy the Hangout Club.
PGGM+CRG Hwy, Macao Playa Arena, Punta Cana 23000, Dominican Republic, 809 552 6888
17. Hard Rock Hotel, Riviera Maya
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The Hard Rock Hotel in Riviera Maya believes that happy children make happy holidays. To this end they have established their Roxity Kid’s Club to ensure that your children have the best holiday of their lives. The kids club will keep your children active and busy with all kinds of supervised fun activities every morning between 10am and 12.30pm. Of course, this means that parents can have some fun of their own. Adult activities include world-class golf, water sports, lazing on the beach and pampering Spa treatments. The whole family can enjoy Laser Tag, Bowling alley and the fabulous Rockaway Bay Water Park.
Km 72, Carretera Cancun-Chetumai, Puerto Aventuras, Mexico 77710,
+52 984 875 1100
18. Finest Playa Mujeres, Mexico
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Another of Cancun’s amazing all-inclusive beach resorts, Finest Playa Mujeres resort welcomes families to come and enjoy some time together. The resort boasts spacious family suites (some with private pools) where everyone has some space to spread out. In addition, there are a range of enjoyable age-appropriate clubs where your children will enjoy supervised fun every day while parents can enjoy adult activities. In addition to spending a little time apart, families can enjoy great group activities like movies under the stars, cooking and dancing classes and even family spa treatments. Best of all, everything is included in your all-inclusive rate and there are no nasty surprises on your bill.
Finest Playa Mujeres, Cancun, 77400, Mexico, 998 872 8180
19. Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort, St. Lucia
Perfectly combining all the elements required for a relaxing family vacation, Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort in St. Lucia is a marvelous option for family getaways. The villa accommodation offers 2, 3 or 4 bedroom villas with spacious living areas and kitchens. To ensure that every member of the family has a great time the resort boasts the very popular
Jacquot Fun Club where children can join the VIP Kid’s Program and have hours of varied fun every day. There are also some great activities for teens and tweens, who can make new friends as they learn new land and waters ports and enjoy various outings.
Labrelotte Bay, Castries, St. Lucia,
877 522 0722
20. Franklin D. Resort
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The Franklin D. Resort is famous for offering one of the best kid’s programs in the Caribbean. The resort offers a fun-filled menu of daily activities at the Yellow Bird Kid’s Club which is open from 7.30am to 10pm each day. The club provided fully supervised activities of all kinds for children of all ages including games, indoor and outdoor craft lessons, fishing, snorkeling and cooking lessons and much more. In addition, vacation nanny service is available for the youngest family members, leaving parents some time to themselves. Accommodation is in the form of 1, 2, 3 or 4 bedroom suites, giving everyone some space to spread out.
Runaway Bay, St. Ann, Jamaica, 876 973 4124
21. Nickelodeon Hotel and Resorts, Punta Cana
© Nickelodeon Hotel and Resorts, Punta Cana
Fun is the order of the day for all ages at the Nickelodeon Hotel and Resort in Punta Cana. This Nickelodeon-themed resort aims to keep every member of the family happy and busy throughout their vacation and has put together an epic program of fun activities. You can start your day by meeting some of your favorite characters at the Character Breakfast before moving on to enjoy all the thrills of the Aqua Nick water park. Club Nick is there to keep your children entertained all day long and teens and tweens can make their way to Plaza Orange and Character Central for dance parties and live theater experiences.
Carretera Uvero Alto Parcela, Punta Cana, 24002, Dominican Republic, 844 733 6425
22. TradeWinds Island Grand Resort, St. Pete Beach, Florida
Offering more fun under the sun than you can imagine, the TradeWinds Island Grand Resort comprises 2 adjacent resorts for double the fun. The resort is located right on the edge of the beautiful Gulf of Mexico and offers special treats like dreamy floating cabanas and an enormous aquarium where you can meet some of the local sea creatures. They offer a jam-packed menu of entertainment for young visitors which includes pool-side crafting, treasure mining, pirate parties and fun activities for teens. Guests can choose from a large selection of accommodation options for families of all sizes. When you need a break from the sun you can indulge in a decadent spa treatment.
5500 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706,
727 367 6461
23. Shangri-la’s Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa, Kota Kinabalu, Borneo
Possibly the best resort in Asia for a family holiday, Shangri-la’s Tanjung Aru resort is the first of its kind in Borneo to include a wonderful water park for all ages to enjoy. The resort offers a child-minding service for all children over the age of 4, so that parents can spend some quality time relaxing on the beach or in the spa. When you feel like joining in the fun you can visit the Water Play area which has dedicated play areas for children, toddlers and adults and more than 100mt of water slides and rides. There is also a host of exciting water sports to enjoy.
20 Jalan Aru, Tanjung Aru, 88100 Kota Kinabalu, +66 88 327 888
The 25 Great Family Beach Resorts with Kids' Programs & Fun things to do near me today:
- 1. Sea Turtle Club at the New St Regis Bal Harbour
- 2. Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club, Cape Cod
- 3. Kempinski Seychelles Kids' Club
- 4. Turtles at Lily Beach in the Maldives
- 5. Disney’s Vero Beach Resort
- 6. Kid's Room at Villarrica Park Lake Hotel in Southern Chile
- 7. Culinary Kitchen at Atlantis in the Bahamas
- 8. Beaches Negril Resort and Spa, Jamaica
- 9. St. Regis Mauritius Kite Flyers Club
- 10. The Treehouse Club at Sandy Lane in Barbados
- 11. La Costa Resort and Spa, Carlsbad
- 12. The Resort at Singer Island, Palm Beach
- 13. The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne
- 14. Beaches Ocho Rio Resort and Golf Club, Jamaica
- 15. Sebasco Harbor Resort, Maine
- 16. Royalton Bravaro, Punta Cana
- 17. Hard Rock Hotel, Riviera Maya
- 18. Finest Playa Mujeres, Mexico
- 19. Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort, St. Lucia
- 20. Franklin D. Resort
- 21. Nickelodeon Hotel and Resorts, Punta Cana
- 22. TradeWinds Island Grand Resort, St. Pete Beach, Florida
- 23. Shangri-la’s Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa, Kota Kinabalu, Borneo
Sunscape Curacao Resort, Spa and Casino
Sunscape Curacao is pleased to offer families an ideal destination for a memorable holiday. The island is chock-full of attractions and activities for all ages and everyone in the family is sure to have a great time. Located right on the edge of the waters, Sunscape Curacao is a veritable paradise for water-sport enthusiasts, offering a good variety of non-motorized water sports, diving and snorkeling opportunities. To ensure that parents have some time to themselves the resort offers Kid’s Clubs for all ages where your children will be able to make new friends and enjoy a range of supervised activities including camp-out adventures and sandcastle competitions.
78 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd, Willemstad, Curacao,
+599 9 736 7888