10 Family Vacation Ideas

 

10 Family Vacation Ideas

Atlantis Bahamas

The Travel Channel has come up with 10 family vacation ideas which may just be awe inspiring if you have never been to any of them. On the list is Atlantis and having been there, I can honestly say that it does deserve to be in a Top 10 List of family vacation ideas.

There is something for everyone on this list including a cool Ranch in Arizona, a great resort in Hawaii and a Disney Resort.

One of the the really unique family vacation ideas is a tree house resort. Yes you read that right, it is located in Oregon and there is even a 90 foot suspension bridge that leads to it. Not for the faint of heart but if you ever dreamed of playing Swiss Family Robinson or I guess George of the Jungle? Now is your chance.

Family-friendly resorts provide a multitude of options, so that parents can entertain their kids, relax with their spouses, and enjoy the fabulous North American outdoors. Modern family resorts have upped the ante in entertainment: swimming with dolphins, circus clown training and even sleeping in trees are real-life resort activities. We’ve left no stone unturned as we unearthed these amazing resorts filled with off-the-chart family fun. Let the games begin!

 

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Top Ten Resorts for Family Reunions (in the WORLD!)

Family Reunion Resorts

 

What better way to reconnect and bond with your relatives than having to go to resort destinations where you can relax and have the grandest time with the family all at the same time. However, which resorts can offer you the best leisure time?

Well, here are the top ten resorts for family reunions that will surely spell excitement, adventure and a whole lot of fun for the entire family. With many of us having family members living all over the world, one of these might just be the perfect place!

1. Key Lime Cover Indoor Waterpark Resort (Chicago, USA)

Key Lime Cover Indoor Waterpark Resort

Located in the Chicago suburb of Gurnee, Illinois, this tropic-inspired indoor waterpark resort boasts of a kid-friendly hotel with 414 guest rooms and 7 connecting suites. The kids will definitely enjoy the 65,000 square foot water thrills of the indoor Lost Paradise Waterpark where it is always sunshiny even when it’s raining or snowing outside.

Water rides for all ages are available – from the Wild Rides for the adventure seeker, the Takin’ It Easy for the laid-back children, to the play pond of the Lil’ Limers.

Moreover, while the young ones and the young-at-heart enjoy themselves in the water rides, the oldies can have their relaxation time and indulge in the pampering at the Paradise Mist Spa. For sure, this resort is a resort for all-ages.

What’s best in Key Lime Cove is that it’s a completely cashless resort. Adult guests will receive their Smart Band wristband which allows everything to be charged to your rooms with just a swipe of the wrist.

KeyLime Cove
1700 Nations Drive, Gurnee,IL

http://www.keylimecove.com/default-en.html

 

2. Resorts World Sentosa (Singapore)

 

Resorts World Sentosa

Resorts World Sentosa is an integrated resort off the island of Sentosa in Singapore. It is home to Singapore’s two casinos – the Marina Bay Sands and Casino Sentosa, Universal Studios Singapore and the Marine Life Park. The first Universal Studio in Southeast Asia, Universal Studios Singapore has seven themed zones with a total of 24 attractions which definitely will provide all the fun and excitement for everyone in the family.

For those wanting to explore the depths of the ocean, more than 100,000 marine animals of over 80,000 species can be seen in the Marine Life Park, considered as the world’s largest oceanarium.

Shopping and dining is also a must do activity in Resorts World Sentosa with their large array of luxury shops and global restaurants. A must-see is its nightly musical extravaganza, Lake of Dreams, a wonderful choreographed display of fire, water and light.

Resorts World Sentosa
8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island
Singapore 098269

http://www.rwsentosa.com/Homepage/PlacesToStay

 

3. Beaches Resort Village and Spa (Turks and Caicos)

If your idea of a family reunion includes lots of sun and sand, then you may want to head your way to Beaches Resort Villages & Spa in Providenciales, Turks & Caicos.

You can never go wrong with this destination since Providenciales was cited as the best beach destination in the world. Beaches Resort is an ideal family vacation destination with its 45,000 square-foot waterpark, Italian, French and Caribbean-inspired villages and a 12 mile beach line will surely captivate and provide fun activities for everyone to enjoy.

Kids will take delight in meeting the Sesame Street characters, playing in the new Xbox 360 Game Garage and teen disco. An array of watersports and land sports is readily available for the sports-minded and athletic family member.

After a fun-filled day at the resort, every family can relax at their Red Lane Spa for that much needed pampering. It is only but fitting that Beaches Resort was voted as the world’s best family resort.

Find out more about Beaches Resort in Turks and Caicos.

 

4. Four Seasons (Nevis, West Indies)

 

Four Seasons (Nevis, West Indies)

A luxurious five-star resort, Four Seasons is the perfect destination for a family whose idea of bonding is relaxation and exclusivity. The Four Seasons is an ideal eco-education resort as it includes a sea turtle education program for kids. Kids can enjoy and learn at the same time where they can take part in a variety of indoor and outdoor activities which focuses on the conservation of Nevis’ endangered sea turtles.

And kids will be greeted with a plush turtle toy in their rooms. The rest of the family members can lounge in any of the three infinity pools in the resort. And the dads and uncles can tee off in the par 71 golf course while taking a view of the neighboring St. Kitts Island.

The 196 spacious rooms is just a step away from the shimmering waters of the Nevis shore. And if you’re lucky, you might get a room that gives you a spectacular view of the Mt. Nevis.

Four Seasons Resort Nevis West Indies
P.O. Box 565, Pinney’s Beach
Charlestown
Nevis

http://www.fourseasons.com/nevis/

 

5. Nexus Resorts & Spa Karambunai (Malaysia)

Nexus Resorts & Spa Karambunai

Awarded as the 2012 winner for Asia’s Leading Family Resort by the World Travel Awards, the Nexus Resorts & Spa, which lies on the west coast of Sabah, Malaysia, is very accessible from Kuala Lumpur and other major Asian cities via direct flight. The 3,335 acre resort boasts guestrooms backdropped in natural and landscaped surrounding, an 18-hole championship golf course, The Pool Villa and Spa Suites.

Just a few minutes away from the resort on the edge of the Karambunai Peninsula lies a Lagoon Park where water sports enthusiast family members can water ski, jet ski and kayak, among other activities.

Experience the grandness of a million-year-old rainforest and explore the various flora and fauna in the resort’s 75 acre Nature Park. Don’t forget to dine in The Kingfisher and savor the exotic flavors of Malaysian cuisine. It will surely be a feast to every family member’s palette.

NEXUS RESORT & SPA KARAMBUNAI
Off Jalan Sepangar Bay,
Locked Bag 100, 88993 Kota Kinabalu,
Sabah, Malaysia.

http://www.nexusresort.com/

 

6. El Nido Resorts (Philippines)

El Nido Resorts Philippines

El Nido Resorts in Palawan, Philippines promises “White Sands, Blue water, Green resort”. A four island resort complex, El Nido Resorts is an ideal get-away destination for nature-loving families. Guests can explore the wonders of an exquisite display of ecosystem.

The resort’s Miniloc Island Resort is an ideal place for snorkeling and swim along with different brightly colored tropical fishes. The Lagen Island Resort’s Lagen Trail is a must visit for avid birdwatchers. Adventure seekers can go rappelling the 60 meter high limestone cliff  at the Apulit Island Resort.

The wide stretch of fine, white sand beaches of the Pangalusian Island Resort is an ideal place for sunbathing and sunset viewing. After a day of beach activities, try the traditional Filipino hilotmassage and take all those stress away. And the best thing about El Nido Resorts, they are active in reef and island conservation garnering them Wild Asia’s Responsible Tourism Award.

 

7. Atlantis Paradise Island (Bahamas)

Atlantis Resort Bahamas

With slides named like The Abyss, The Drop, The Falls and The Surge, adventurous and thrill-seeking families will surely be in for a ride of their lives. And top that with more exhilarating rides of the Mayan Temple’s Leap of Faith, the Challenger Slides, the Serpent Slide, and the Jungle Slide.

More extreme adventures can be experienced in Atlantis’ Shark Adventures where walking in with sharks at the bottom of the Shark Exhibit is made fun while wearing glass helmets or experience feeding Cownose Stingrays and other tropical fishes.

Explore the wonders that beholds under the sea and visit the Marine Habitat and have the chance to swim and interact with dolphins at the Dolphin Cay. For the more timid family members, you can choose from the 11 themed pools to lounge around and enjoy the warm waters of the Caribbean.

Find out more about Atlantis Resort.

 

8. Moon Palace and Spa Resort (Mexico)

Moon Palace and Spa Resort

The Moon Palace Golf and Spa Resort is the ultimate vacation destination for families who are into health and wellness. Its golf club, one of the only two Jack Nicklaus golf courses in Cancun, is the perfect destination for golf enthusiasts.  Golf newbies can also take part in the golf club’s Jack Nicklaus Academy of Golf,

Active families can enjoy Moon Palace Resort’s array of sports activities from beach soccer, beach volleyball, pool volleyball, bicycle, tennis, table tennis and billiards.

For those who love to ride the waves, hangten on the Flowrider and show off your surfing skills with your family. Guests may also indulge in spa treatments, yoga, pilates and meditation.

Dolphin lovers will have a time of their life in the resort’s Ultimate Dolphin Swin Experience Program. Forty minutes of dolphin interaction bliss including a very lovable dolphin kiss.

http://www.moonpalacecancun.com/eng/

 

9. The Hotel Hershey (USA)

Hotel Hershey

 

The Hotel Hershey is a chocolate lovers ultimate heaven. Families with the knack for sweets will take delight in this resort located at the luscious town of Hershey, Pennsylvania where Milton S.

Hershey built the first modern chocolate factory in 1905. Indulge at the Chocolate Spa and experience a luxurious treat of chocolate inspired treatments. Wake up to decadent smell of chocolates and enjoy house baked pastries and their signature Cocoa Chino, of course, at the Cocoa Beanery Coffee Shop and Café.

Kids can have their fun activities at the Cocoa Clubhouse. The Hotel Hershey is also an official resort partner of the Hersheypark. You get to enjoy the scrumptious experience at the Hotel Hershey and excitement at Hersheypark in one fun-filled package.

The Hotel Hershey
100 Hotel Road
Hershey, PA 17033

http://www.thehotelhershey.com/

 

10. Disneyland Hotel (USA)

Disneyland Hotel

What better place to be for a great family bonding time than to be at the happiest place on Earth – The Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, California. Your time with family will surely awaken the youthful energy of every child and child-at-heart.

Explore the wonders and meet your favorite Disney character at the different themed lands at Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure and shop, dine and be entertained in Downtown Disney. There are tons of fun activities and attractions for all ages.

A day pass is not enough to cover the magical experience families can encounter. And to cap your enchanting day at the Disneyland, delight yourselves with the fantastic fireworks display synchronized to the soundtracks of some of the most beloved Disney shows.

If you can’t get enough of the wonder of Disney in Disneyland Hotel, you can go globe-trotting and experience the same magic with your family in the different Disney Resorts in Florida, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Paris.

http://disneyland.disney.go.com/

 

Going to any  of these top ten resorts for family reunions will surely be a great way to spend quality time with your family members near and far.

8 Stunning Reasons to Visit Atlantis Bahamas

1. The Waterslides

Atlantis Bahamas Waterslides

Home to some of the most exciting water slides in the world, Atlantis Bahamas has something for all ages and all levels of thrill seekers.

2. The Atlantis Bahamas Complex

Atlantis Bahamas Complex

So what will you find when you visit Atlantis Bahamas? Well for starters there is a 141 acre water park, a 14 acre marine habitat, golf, a spa, live entertainment, a casino and night-life, a kids club with non-stop activities for kids, shopping, over 20 dining options and 14 bars and lounges, and way too many activities and attractions to list!

3. The Water Park

Aquaventure Atlantis

Aquaventure the 141 acre water park has water slides, river rides, pools, beaches, private cabanas, rock climbing and more. It has something for young and old and is set in a lush tropical environment.

 4. The Resort

Atlantis Bahamas Resort

The resort itself is just stunning and offers various accommodation for all budgets. No matter what room you choose you get access to the water park, the pools, aquariums and restaurants.

5. The Casino

hotel-atlantis-coral-towers-paradise-island-022

Linking the towers and spanning a 7 acre lagoon, there is plenty of action here whether it be in the casino or the surrounding entertainment.

6. The Dining

Atlantis Bahamas Dining

With over 30 restaurants, lounges and bars you will find whatever you strikes your fancy. From fine dining to casual beach huts – you will not go hungry at Atlantis.

7. The Marine and Water Adventures

Marine adventure at Atlantis Bahamas

You can swim with dolphins and sharks, hang out with stingrays, scuba, snorkel or check out one of the 14 lagoons.  It is a truly unique experience to explore the extraordinary collection of marine habitats and aquariums on site.

8. The One of a Kind Experience

 

Atlantis Serpent Slide

Atlantis Bahamas is a truly unique resort and it is a destination that everyone should visit at least once.  I loved it, and I think you will too.

 

Why a Bahamas Family Vacation is a Great Idea

Bahamas Family Vacation

If you’re planning the perfect summer getaway, then you should consider a Bahamas family vacation.

A trip to the Bahamas with your spouse and your kids promises to be one of the most truly unforgettable experiences of your life, thanks to the combination of luxury and convenience that you’ll experience on these beautiful, jewel-like islands.

While in the Bahamas, you’ll enjoy pristine beaches, good food, modern amenities, and best of all, fun with your loved ones at the many family-oriented resorts in the area.

As a matter of fact, the Bahamas will give you the best of the colourful and the exotic along with the comfortable and the familiar.

Here’s what to expect when you bring your family along with you for some rest and relaxation in the Bahamas.

Beaches

The fabulous beaches are the number-one attraction of the Bahamas.And while you can certainly enjoy them alone or in the company of your partner for a honeymoon or a romantic getaway, they also make a Bahamas family vacation truly special.

You can try various water sports like diving or snorkelling, or you can simply spend a relaxing afternoon lying on the white sand beach and watching the blue skies and crystal-clear waters.

You’ll be gratified to find yourself feeling decades younger – and maybe your husband or wife will too.

Your children will also be delighted by the fact that they’ll be able to walk into the ocean and play in crystal-clear, shallow water that’s almost always at the perfect temperature of 72 degrees Fahrenheit.

Find out more about Family Beach Vacations in the Bahamas

Family Resorts

Accommodations are an important part of any Bahamas family vacation.Fortunately, this favourite holiday destination has exactly what you need and more.

If you’re a busy parent, you’ll certainly welcome the chance to sit back and relax while your kids are occupied by new and exciting activities.

A family resort in the Bahamas will typically let kids under 12 years of age stay free or offer big discounts to families.

Your young and not-so-young children will have a bit of freedom to explore and discover new things on their own while you pamper yourself or spend some quality time with your spouse.

You won’t have to deal with the usual family vacation complaints of “I’m bored!” – not with the teen discos, water parks, and kiddie learning programs available.

Best Family Beach Vacations Top Family Resorts in Bahamas:

Paradise Island Harbour

Grand Lucayan

Atlantis Bahamas Resort

Other Perks

Of course, there are many other benefits to a Bahamas family vacation.For one thing, there’s the great food. While trying new cuisine is certainly one of the most fun things to do when you’re away from home, your kids might prefer something more familiar.

You can sample fresh seafood in abundance and other types of local fare, but you’re also within reach of your favourite fast food chains.You also get to forgo the hassle of converting currency since a Bahamian dollar is equivalent to one US dollar.

You’ll also get to try fishing, boat tours, and festivals like Junkanoo if you arrive at the right time of the year.

Outside of the resorts you can also swim with dolphins at the Dolphin Experience ; learn about the pirate life at the Pirates of Nassau Museum , see exotic wildlife at Ardastra Gardens with Over 300 birds, mammals and reptiles from The Bahamas and around the world on display in exotic tropical gardens. Bring your camera for photos with friendly parrots, boa constrictors and flamingos… you and your kids will have a blast!

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