Family vacation with your kids is pretty fun, right? Making memories and all that. We know it can also be overwhelming to entertain them the entire week when you really just want to sip a glass of wine and relax without hearing, “Mom watch this!”
Kid-Friendly all-inclusive resorts may be the answer you are looking for to make sure everyone has an amazing family vacation. Not sure how to go about choosing an all-inclusive resort? Here are of our tried and true tips.
Timing is Everything
Some of the best deals on all-inclusive are during the short window between Thanksgiving and Christmas when most people are shopping and wrapping and preparing for numerous holiday parties, it’s actually the perfect time to get away from it all with a tropical vacation. Otherwise your best bet is to try to go when kids are in school, avoid spring break if you can.
Stay Flexible When Choosing a Destination
You may already have a destination country in mind, but if you are open to suggestions then we recommend you look for deals in Mexico, the Dominican Republic and Jamaica. These travel destinations offer some of the best deals in resorts as well as frequent U.S. and charter flights. Check for package deals that include airfare to help save money.
Compare Apples to Apples
Read the fine print on gratuities, liquor, transfers, and extras at your intended all-inclusive resort before going. You want to make sure that if there are hidden expenses you take them into account before you get there. For example just because a resort says “Gratuity included” doesn’t mean that the staff doesn’t expect additional. Some resorts have a very strict policy against staff members excepting additional gratuities. Also, some all-inclusive resorts have limits on alcoholic beverages or other limitations.
Is It the Right Resort For You?
Make sure the resort is the right fit for your family vacation. Does it have all the amenities your family requires? Does it have kid and teen attractions that will allow you to have that much-needed couples massage? Does it include a babysitting service or other activities for the different needs of the people in your party?
No matter which resort that you choose, we have no doubt that your family will have the time of their lives and will have some amazing memories that come from your time away with your family.
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