8 Family Hotels and Resorts

Our Travel Experts Share Their Favorite Family Hotels and Resorts

When you want to take your entire family on vacation, you have a lot to keep in mind: What do the kids want to do? If the grandparents are coming along, what are their activity level and interests? How can you ensure that everyone is having a great time independently and also spend some quality time together? Ultimately: What is the best place for everyone?

Planning a successful family experience can seem overwhelming, but not to our expert family travel agents.  They will take the time to get to know you and your family’s interests and needs to help you find the perfect resort or hotel for your next family vacation.

To showcase our family travel agents’ expertise and provide you with a few great ideas, we asked them to share with us their favorite resorts and hotels for an unforgettable family vacation. Check out our agents’ recommendations and feedback:

 

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Acqualina Resort & Spa

“The 5-star rated Acqualina Resort & Spa is where elegance on the beach meets the perfect family vacation in Sunny Isles Beach FL (between Miami and Fort Lauderdale). They have been rated no 1 in the US for both family resorts and beach front properties. Offering wellness, fitness, pristine beaches and most impressive, a biology program for children ages 5 – 12 learning hands on about whales, the reef, sea turtles and more. A special toddler activity on no-peddle bikes and for teens, they have their own club offering dance, volleyball, ping pong and then some. Families can engage in relay races and treasure hunts together or head to the ocean for paddle boarding, jet ski or kayaking.” – Michelle Rosen (Protravel, Encino, CA)

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Andaz Papagayo

“Andaz Papagayo is a gorgeous beachfront resort with family-centric pools and kids club open to ages 4-12. Due to its location, the waves are mild and safe to enter for all ages. And it is under an hour to the airport!” – Alyssa Scott (Protravel, Encino, CA)

Hotel Del Coronado

“Hotel Del Coronado is an old hotel with history. And with San Diego having the best weather in the country, there is an abundance of sunshine.  Sit on the beach, enjoy the spa, plenty for kids to do at the hotel.  You can always rent a car and head to Sea World or the San Diego Zoo. There are a variety of activities and tons to do for the whole family.”  – Courtney McGroarty (Protravel, New York, NY)

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Marbella Club

“Marbella Club has been awarded consistently for having the best kids club experience in the world. This property considers kids as VIPs. The kids club is a standalone villa and every child gets individualized attention. From cooking classes to gardening, dance classes and musical theater, they offer a variety of engaging activities for kids 12 and under (4 and under to be accompanied by an adult). – Alyssa Scott (Protravel, Encino, CA)

Sonora Resort

“Sonora Resort is located on a remote island just off the coast of Vancouver Island.  This is the perfect family destination for children 8-18.  During the days families can experience a bear tour, salmon fishing or ocean kayaking.  At night the resort has a movie theatre, golf simulator, inside tennis court and so much more!”  – June Kleier (Protravel, Scottsdale, AZ)

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The Breakers, Palm Beach

“If you want to treat your family to a luxurious getaway close by, a lot of people love the Breakers in Palm Beach. There are multiple restaurants and great kids’ activities.  It is easy to reach with flights form most major cities.  Plus, the resort was founded in 1896 and is full of history and a true architectural beauty.” – Courtney McGroarty (Protravel, New York, NY)

The Ranch at Rock Creek

“The Ranch at Rock Creek is a guest ranch located in Montana.  This all-inclusive luxury ranch offers families many options for accommodations.  You can experience everything from a glamping cabin next to the creek to luxury home for a multi-generational family experience.”  – June Kleier (Protravel, Scottsdale, AZ)

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The Resort at Paws Up

“Visit 37,000 acres adjacent to the Blackfoot river for an authentic Montana experience at Paws Up. At this 5-star luxury ranch you can stay in either an incredible lodge or experience an American Safari in a luxury tent; offering perfect accommodations for anything from a multi-generation trip or a small family get-a-way. You can go on a cattle drive, fly-fish, give archery a try, mountain bike, take a horse drawn wagon ride, enjoy a family style cookout, drive an ATV, go-cart race and more. The kid’s clubs start at age 3, they offer nanny services, spa services in ‘Spa Town’ (even for children) and for us adults, their refined rustic ranch cuisine and wine collection is spectacular.” – Michelle Rosen (Protravel, Encino, CA)

Feeling inspired? To speak to one of our expert family travel agents, call 800.227.1059.