5 resorts the whole family will love

Travelling with the whole family is a wonderful experience and making lifelong memories in a beautiful destination is priceless, but it can be tough to choose a place that will please the whole group. Thankfully, there are plenty of resorts that offer a variety of entertainment options, amenities and services suited for guests of all ages and tastes. To help you plan your next family escape, here are five exciting resorts with something that everyone in the family will love.

Aerial view of the beautiful Barcelo Aruba
Sun and sand at Barceló Aruba

Nestled on the famous white-sand shores of Palm Beach, Barceló Aruba is an ideal choice for family-friendly sun and sand getaways. Mini-vacationers can build sandcastles in the sand and splash in the calm shallows while parents and older kids explore the deep blue with the resort’s non-motorized water sports, including kayaking and snorkelling. Adventurous travellers will love the motorized water sports like water skiing, parasailing and scuba diving (available at an added cost). After a day spent on the beach, parents can take advantage of the available babysitting service and try their luck at the resort’s exciting casino ($).

Little girl playing in the splash pad at Barceló Huatulco
Thrills and fun at Barceló Huatulco

What better way to let off some steam than to work up a sweat having some fun in the sun? Situated along the sparkling shores of Tangolunda Bay, Barceló Huatulco, offers action-packed fun for vacationers of all ages. Kids can spend the day splashing around at the on-site Barcy Water Park or check out the games room offering tons of fun with a variety of board games, air hockey, a pool table and more. The whole family can enjoy a few rounds at the resort’s mini-golf course or hang out at the beach. There’s plenty of reasons for parents to smile too, including the exclusive perks they get when they stay at this Sunwing Smile Resorts™ property. At a Smile Resort, guests under 12 Stay, Play and Eat FREE; plus, there are exclusive deals for teens!

Aerial view of the stunning Barceló Puerto Vallarta
Endless entertainment at Barceló Puerto Vallarta

There’s never a dull moment for vacationers at Barceló Puerto Vallarta, nestled between the beautiful Banderas Bay and the rugged Sierra Madre Mountains. Avid golfers can take advantage of the beautiful nearby golf courses and hit the links during their getaway while kids can make new friends at Barcy Club. Mini-vacationers can look forward to supervised activities and games to keep them entertained for hours, from building sandcastles and water balloon fights to arts and crafts and board games. The fun doesn’t end once the sun goes down! Families can head to the resort’s theatre for incredible live performances every night of the week.

Aerial view of Barceló Maya Palace's sparkling pools
Unique adventures at Barceló Maya Palace

Thrill-seekers looking for adventure will love the exciting amenities available at the charming Barceló Maya Palace, part of the Barceló Grand Maya Resort complex. Set along the pristine coast of Mexico’s Riviera Maya, guests of all ages will enjoy the thrilling Ventura Fly and Ride amusement park, located within the resort complex grounds. Vacationers can enjoy 11 exciting attractions like zipline circuits, high-flying rope bridges, rollercoasters and off-roading on all-terrain vehicles! Afterwards, the whole family can head to the 24-hour Strikers Sports Bar & Bowling Centre and take advantage of the six bowling lanes and state-of-the-art video games.

Family having fun at Barcelo's Pirates Island Water Park
Something for everyone at Barceló Maya Caribe

The ideal family getaway has the right mix of fun-filled activities and time to kick back and relax; Barceló Maya Caribe promises travellers just that! This family-friendly property is located within the Barceló Maya Grand Resort complex and offers the perfect blend of excitement and relaxation. Kids – and kids at heart can spend their days exploring Pirates Island Water Park and all it has to offer, zooming down winding water slides or testing out their surfing skills at the Surf Ride wave simulator. When you’re ready to take a break from all the excitement, head over to the U-Spa Wellness & Fitness Centre and indulge in a variety of relaxing treatments such as body wraps and facials, flotation and hydrotherapy rooms and more!

Offering families luxurious resort experiences across the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America, vacationers who choose a Barceló Hotel Group property can look forward to a wide range of accommodation options, world-class dining, personalized service and more.

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