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.

Why The Disneyland Hotel is a Great Choice

Disneyland Hotel

The Disneyland Hotel – So now that you know want to go to Disneyland, where should you stay? One of the best places to try is the Disneyland Resort Hotel, the original Disney Hotel. The three towering sections of the hotel hold over 900 rooms and have a lot to offer.

Located in Downtown Disney, this resort puts you close to all the action. At the Disneyland Resort Hotel, you will feel like your Disney experience has truly already started as soon as you walk in the door. You have probably heard of Goofy’s Kitchen, The Coffee House, The Captain’s Galley, Hook’s Pointe , Crocs Bits ‘n’ Bites, The Lost Bar, Granville’s Steak House and The Wine Cellar? No, well they are all great places to eat, drink and be merry.

Disneyland Hotel  ResortMagical Disney touches are throughout the property, and this is the closest you can come to living in Never Land. The swimming pool with it’s Never Land theme, the numerous cove pools and a sandy beach will delight the young and the not so young. The hotel also includes a children’s playground, a volleyball court, and Koi fish ponds.

The 5000 square foot recreational area that Peter Pan could have designed, is a great way to spend some time. There are lots of waterfalls, lush tropical foliage, and mystifying caves on the property. The Team Mickey gym, full of state-of-the-art equipment, will even keep you in shape.

The rooms in the Disneyland Resort  are fabulous. You can choose from standard rooms and suites and every room come equipped with : either king size beds or queen size beds, phones with voicemail, small refrigerators, hairdryers, irons, ironing boards, and safes. You can request cribs and roll away beds, room service, as well as smoking or non-smoking rooms.

Suites which have one, two, or three bedrooms, have all of the amenities of a standard room and are highly recommended for families to give you more space. The kids will love the fact that the rooms are even dusted with real Pixie Dust!

The Concierge service at the Disneyland Hotel is second to none. It gives you to access to priority check-in, admission to an exclusive lounge, a continental breakfast, an evening reception with wine and cheese. Turn-down service at night is included, as well as DVD players and complimentary movies.

Include the unlimited supply of soft drinks and bottled water and you will experience all that the Concierge service has to offer. It serves to make your holiday as delightful and trouble-free as imaginable.

When you stay at the Disneyland Hotel, your Disneyland vacation begins when you wake up every morning in this fabulous hotel. If you want a true Disneyland experience, this Disney hotel delivers.


Disneyland Hotel – On Disneyland Resort Property

 

 

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Family Reunion Theme Park Vacations

Family Reunion Theme Park VacationsThinking of a family reunion theme park vacation? Everyone looks forward to family reunions – and who doesn’t love Disneyland? You can bring the two together by having your family reunion at the happiest place on earth. It is really easier than you might think to arrange this!

To plan a family reunion theme park vacation, start by calling the Disneyland Vacation Planning Services Department. Let them help you book rooms at the Resort hotels, and admission tickets to the park.

You should be able to get discounts on the tickets by purchasing them in bulk.

The specific service that you need to accommodate all of your family members is the ‘Happiest Place on Earth Picnic.’ This service is offered year round, and includes admission to the park for your entire party. You also get a choice of fully catered meals for the event. For 100 – 300 people, your event can be held at Big Thunder Ranch. For 300 – 1000 people, the event will be held at the Festival Arena.

If there are less than 100 people in your party, you may not be eligible for the catering services. This is at the sole discretion of Disneyland, and you will need to discuss this with Guest Services or the Planning Services Departments. If catering is not available, reservations in the many restaurants can be made instead.

You may be able to get a discount on your family member’s rooms at the Resorts as well, if you book well in advance, hold your event during the off-season, and book a block of rooms. Airline tickets for those who will need to fly to Disneyland should also be purchased well in advance, and in bulk for additional discounts.

With Priceline you can search for 10 or more rooms for all the Hotels near Disneyland. When I searched there were many for under $100 a night!

Again, allow Disneyland Vacation Planning Services to help you with your family reunion theme park vacation the arrangements, and use a travel agent to handle any arrangements that planning services doesn’t cover.

For best results, choose one family member to work with the planning services and the travel agent, and relay information back and forth between the services and the family members. Having one person collecting and sharing information will cut down on a great deal of confusion and misinformation when you are trying to make travel arrangements for a large number of people.

It may take work and planning, but in the end, this will be one family reunion theme park vacation that will never be forgotten. Talk with the Vacation Planning Services Department to find out what other services are available to make this an even more special experience for you and your family members – a nice touch for this family vacation!

 

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