Executive Mom Nest Advisor and Travel Designer Cheryl Martell, shares 10 family-friendly destinations that will help you move from stressed to relaxed in no time.
With pent-up demand for international travel, our clients have been asking the question “where can we actually go now?” We’ve compiled a list of our favorite international spring break resorts that will, not only fulfill your need for wanderlust but will also make following the CDC guidelines easy by assisting in meeting the testing requirements. These luxury properties promise to take care of you and your family at every turn.
Chileno Bay Mexico
Nestled along a protected cove, the most desirable beach in Los Cabos has long been known for its tranquil, swimmable waters and pristine coral reefs, where a short venture out to sea unveils a hidden underwater world of tropical fish and sea turtles. The new Chileno Bay was created with a distinct vision to bring a contemporary take on the classic Baja escape. With an in-house movie theatre, game room, swimmable beach, multi-bedroom residences perfect for larger families, and hospitality that will “wow.”
Cap Maison St. Lucia
Set in a stunningly beautiful location with its own secluded sandy beach. Being both private yet near to the chic Rodney Bay area and adjacent to the St. Lucia Golf & Country Club, it is in one of the most sought-after spots on the island. The intimate and stylishly designed villa suites make it feel more like a private residence (albeit with impressive hotel facilities) providing the perfect setting to enable you to get the most from your precious time. Lovingly created, it is family-owned and managed so service is naturally friendly, personal, and attentive without being invasive.
Hard Rock Hotel Los Cabos Mexico
Bring your entire entourage out on tour and we'll take care of your crew with a set list of family-friendly amenities that're sure to be hits. Whether you're taking part in one of our daily activities, hitting up the arcade, or careening down one of our twisty water slides, this is bound to be a vacation that'll require an encore. All-inclusive amenities like experiential dining at 8 world-class restaurants, never-ending cocktails, legendary entertainment, and top-shelf everything across the board.
Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana Dominican Republic
Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana is the newest all-inclusive resort exclusively for adults in the beautiful gated community of Cap Cana. Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana is a tropical paradise where guests can indulge in all-inclusive luxury surrounded by local culture, magnificent ocean views and incredible amenities like sprawling infinity pools with swim-up bars, a water park with a lazy river and slides, floating swim-up suites, 25 unique restaurants and bars, a world-class fitness center and so much more.
Grand Velas Riviera Maya Mexico
Hugging the coast where the Caribbean Sea meets the Yucatán jungle, Grand Velas Riviera Maya takes you beyond All-inclusive. Savor gourmet cuisine from renowned chefs, bring balance to body and mind with treatments in our holistic spa and unwind in suites with private terraces, plunge pools, and uninhibited water views. Enjoy the family-friendly amenities with available childcare, a baby concierge, a sprawling kids club, and consistent events to allow parents to relax knowing their children will have a blast.
Half Moon Jamaica
There are 210 elegantly appointed rooms and suites, and 27 villas with easy access to resort amenities, along two miles of beachfront. At Half Moon, kids are VIPs. They’ve built an entire village just for them! Inspired by Jamaican folklore, the Anancy Children’s Village is where children aged three-to-twelve can learn, play, discover and make friends. For the smallest guests, a nanny service is the perfect solution. Professional nannies help younger children enjoy everything Anancy Children’s Village has to offer.
Curtain Bluff Antigua
72 spacious suites and guest rooms offer gaze-all-day views of the pristine, palm-shaded beach and rocky bluff that gives the resort its name. All of our accommodations are situated directly on the sand or just a few steps from it so you’re never more than a moment away from dipping your toes in the crashing waves. Your tiny guests will be entertained all day at the campus’s kid camp.
Como Parrot Cay Turks & Caicos
COMO Parrot Cay is an award-winning Turks and Caicos luxury resort set on its own private island. With 1,000 unspoiled acres and over four miles of beach, we deliver foot-in-the-sand luxury. All rooms, suites, and beach villas have soothing interiors along with COMO’s service ethic, holistic therapies, yoga, diving, and world-class cuisine.
Jumby Bay Antigua
Touch down in Antigua, jump on board a private yacht and breeze across turquoise seas. In two miles and less than ten minutes you are on your 300-acre island home, one of the most desirable, all-inclusive retreats in the Caribbean. Jumby means ‘playful spirit’ and The Jumby Explorers Programme promises younger guests brilliant fun times. Together guests will explore the unique wildlife and natural surroundings (by bike, beach, or water). For these unprecedented times, the Kids Club team will operate in bubbles so families can stay without a care.
Eden Roc St. Barths
Eden Rock - St Barths is an ideal destination for families, offering relaxation, play, and pleasure. The hotel welcomes children of all ages providing them with a wide variety of fun games and activities from bodyboarding to sandcastle-building. Voted ‘Best Hotel in The World’ by Condé Nast Traveller in 2016 Eden Rock has fully remade itself since Hurricane Irma passed over the island in September 2017.
Exploring, experiencing, and enjoying a vacation is easier said than done. Don’t let the logistics and all the details prevent you from taking the vacation you deserve. Travel Designer Cheryl Martell of Explorateur Traveler will take the time to understand what each of your family members enjoys exploring to layout a dream vacation within your budget.