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5 resorts that kids will love

Looking for a family resort sure to keep even the most discerning junior traveller happy? Then you may need help from the Kidcationers. Together with these travel-savvy youngsters, we’ve shortlisted some of our favourite resorts that also offer a host of exciting kid-friendly features - from daring waterslides and surf experiences to hayrides and dive in movies!

Two young children in chef hats prepping vegetables
Cook up a storm at Generations Riviera Maya by Karisma

At Generations Riviera Maya aspiring cooks can take part in the Little Eko Chefs™ program, where they will get to try and new recipes (and taste the results!) using fresh ingredients locally sourced from the resort’s. With a range of program offerings to suit all taste buds, kids can try rolling sushi, make Mexican tortillas and whip up their own chocolate for dessert! When they are not in the kitchen, they can head over to the kids club with ball pits, slides and plenty of games! Parents can also join in the fun with adult cooking classes complete with wine and cheese pairings and tequila tastings!

Young girl petting horse
Become a beach-buckaroo at Jewel Runaway Bay Beach and Golf Resort

Experience the Wild West at Jewel Runaway Bay Beach and Golf Resort’s Red Ruby Ranch. Mini-vacationers can groom beautiful horses, learn how to swing a lasso and take a scenic hayride around the lush property for an authentic ranch experience in the Caribbean. When the sun goes down, kids can head over to the pool to watch a “dive-in” movie or roast tasty s’mores around a beach bonfire. Want to learn more? Watch our Kidcationer duo Olivia and Matteo as they explore the resort’s many fantastic features.

Young girl posing in front of splash park
Be a pirate for the day at Family Club at Grand Riviera Princess All Suites and Spa Resort

Walk the plank at a pirate-themed water playground at Family Club at Grand Riviera Princess All Suites and Spa Resort in Riviera Maya. Those looking for some sunny pool time will be in paradise with access to a total of twelve sparkling pools and four pools exclusively for mini-vacationers. Plus, with options for spacious swim-out suites the aqua-adventure are endless. When it’s time to dry off, parents can enjoy a soothing massage at the spa while kids get their hair braided. See the fun for yourself with a video review by our very own Kidcationer, Kaylia.

Young boy standing with surf board in front of FlowRider
Hang ten at Royalton Bavaro Resort and Spa

Kids – and kids at heart – can show off their surf skills at Royalton Bavaro Resort and Spa on FlowRider®, the ultimate surf machine that is ideal for all ages - from beginners catching their first waves to adventure seekers looking to sharpen their skills. After a wild ride, relax and recharge as you float along a seemingly endless lazy river or head over to the kids club and hang out with Max and Ruby™. Catch the FlowRider® in action as Tamer braves the waves in his Kidcation review.

Bucket of slime spilling over
Get slimed at Nickelodeon Hotels and Resorts Punta Cana

Soak up the sun and slime at Nickelodeon Hotels and Resorts Punta Cana. At the Aqua Nick water park, mini-vacationers can ride winding water slides, play at a sprawling splash pad or even get slimed by a giant bucket of sticky green goo. Kids can eat breakfast with Dora the Explorer™, soak up the sun with SpongeBob™ and make green goo with the Teenage Mutant Nina Turtles™. For an unforgettable Nickelodeon experience, live like SpongeBob™ for a week when you stay in The Pineapple Villa. Check out Jacob’s awesome Kidcation review to see him get drenched in the green stuff and more.

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