Beach Escapes For Families — And For Those Who Need To Escape From Families
Tropical beach vacations during the winter season are a tried-and-true travel tradition. But everyone is looking for something different when it comes to a sun-and-sand getaway, whether it’s a family escape — or a necessary escape from the stress of family. Fortunately, there are plenty of options to explore, from kid-friendly resorts to adults-only hotels.
Barceló Maya Grand Resort
Where: Riviera Maya, Mexico
Family Friendly Highlights: All ages love Barceló Maya Grand Resort, thanks to such thrilling activities as bowling, an 18-hole mini golf course and ziplining. In March 2019, the family friendly fun got even more exciting. That’s when the property unveiled the new Ventura Fly & Ride Park, making Barceló Maya Grand Resort the first and only Riviera Maya resort with its very own amusement park. Guests will also enjoy ten swimming pools, three on-site water parks (including Pirates Island water park), the FlowRider surf pool and a splash zone for children.
Deal: The Christmas Special + Ventura Park holiday special offers guests up to 42 percent off all bookings, $1,000 USD Resort Credits and one entry per guest staying in the room for the new Ventura Fly & Ride amusement park on property.
Kimpton Vero Beach Hotel & Spa
Where: Vero Beach, Florida
Family Friendly Highlights: Skip the crowded, party-filled Miami Beach vacation or the landlocked Orlando adventure this winter. Vero beach is the perfect family-friendly escape! The boutique Kimpton Vero Beach Hotel & Spa recently introduced its new spacious Lanai rooms and suites, boasting ground floor terraces that are either oceanfront or poolside – making it easy for parents to relax on the lanai with an ocean view or keep an eye on their kids in the pool from the comfort of their suite.
Deal: The Book Early and Save promotion offers guests up to 20 percent off regular rates. To take advantage of this promotion, travelers must book at least 14 days in advance.
ADULTS-ONLY / COUPLES
Where: Palm Beach, Aruba
Romantic Holiday Highlights: Located on the powdery shores of Palm Beach, the all-inclusive Barceló Aruba is an intimate Caribbean oasis. Enjoy deliciously hand-crafted cocktails at any of the resort’s three lively bars, as well as live music several nights a week at the property’s Lobby Bar. Barceló Aruba’s on-site casino is perfect for a high-stakes night of gambling, featuring five gaming tables offering American Roulette, Blackjack and Three-Card Poker, as well as 120 gaming machines.
Deal: Barceló Aruba’s Christmas Special Offer will allow guests to save up to 25% off bookings plus a welcome cocktail and in-room breakfast. Offer is valid for travel between Dec. 20, 2019 – Jan. 5, 2020.
Barceló Bávaro Beach
Where: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Romantic Holiday Highlights: Nestled along Bávaro Beach and the Caribbean Sea, the adults-only, 24-hour all-inclusive Barceló Bávaro Beach is ideal for couples seeking a multifaceted yet relaxing vacation experience. The resort’s location in the heart of Punta Cana caters to all types of couples: Nature lovers can go hiking and zip lining at nearby lush tropical rainforests, beach bums can spend their days lounging on one of the 10 best beaches in the world and bar-hopping nightlife seekers can pick from the resort’s fantastic nightclub/bar scene or the destination’s many fun bars and clubs.
Deal: Travelers heading to Barceló Bávaro Beach this winter can take advantage of the resort’s Happy Days offer with up to 60 percent off all bookings.
Royal Hideaway Playacar
Where: Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Romantic Holiday Highlights: Located on Playa del Carmen, the all-inclusive, adults-only Royal Hideaway Playacar is a AAA Four-Diamond resort. Its 201 villa accommodations feature 24-hour room service and a Villa Concierge. Bask in the sun around one of six pools or beachside, indulge in treatments at the full-service spa or enjoy six à-la-carte restaurants and stroll down La Quinta Avenida for shopping and entertainment. For an intimate culinary experience while staying at Royal Hideaway Playacar, reserve The Chef’s Table Experience at Las Ventanas, designed and presented by the hotel’s Michelin Star executive chef.
Deal: Guests seeking an adults-only holiday escape at Royal Hideaway Playacar can score up to 64 percent off all minimum three-night bookings with the resort’s Happy Days offer. The offer is valid for travel between today through January 15, 2020.