“The family that plays together stays together,” and luxury vacations are the greatest ways to play! Everyone needs a vacation, especially families. Tired parents, cranky kids and spoiling grandparents may not see spending the night in a Motel 6 as the best vacation plans. Families want to go on vacations that will please everyone, and the best way to do that is to find the best travel destinations, accommodations and eateries that are family friendly.
Family Friendly Destinations
The best way to find family friendly destinations is to consider places that have attractions that will entertain travelers of all ages. For example, some of the best family destinations are exotic beach locals. Kids and adults can both enjoy the sun, surf and sand, as well as the other beach activities. Stay away from luxury travel destinations that are purely historical or educational, as kids will get board quick and cause problems. It’s not the best idea to take your nine, seven and five year old to Paris for a visit to Versailles and the Louvre. They will not enjoy it, and when the kids are not happy, neither will the adults nor your fellow travelers.
Family Friendly Accommodations
You can stay in luxury on your luxury travel vacation and still find a kid friendly atmosphere. A great example of one of these hotels is the Atlantis in the Bahamas. This hotel has all the luxury desired by adults, and still offers kids programs and a great pool. Places like Atlantis and Beaches in the Caribbean are pretty up front about being kid friendly. The challenge comes when you are looking for luxury and find no hotels that are upfront to being family friendly. One way to discern if families will be welcome at specific hotels is to see how their pool is and if babysitting is offered. Usually, if both of these items are above average, the hotel is accommodating rather than simply putting up with your family.
Family Friendly Eateries
When looking for a place to eat on your luxury travel vacation, there are several elements to take into account. First of all, if there are tablecloths on the table and plates start at $25, toddlers and infants are not welcome. Children are usually accepted at fine dinning restaurants and bistros so long as they have proper manners and table etiquette. But be aware that well-behaved children are nearly always accepted, but badly behaved children are always unwelcome. If your wish to eat somewhere where your children will not be welcomed, consider taking advantage of the hotel’s babysitting services. That is exactly why they are there in the first place.
Choosing wisely is important to finding the perfect family luxury travel vacation. Finding the best family friendly destinations is key, as is finding great hotels and accommodations to stay in. Fine dinning is also a highlight of a family vacation that you might want to take advantage of, and choosing the best way to handle your family needs can be the key to satisfying everyone.