Experience the pinnacle of luxury Caribbean all-inclusive vacations with your adult children at Sandals Resorts.
Offering supreme vacation packages at luxury resorts in St. Lucia, Jamaica, Antigua, the Bahamas, Grenada and Barbados, where gourmet dining, gorgeous tropical settings and some of the world's most exquisite beaches will entice your group.
Of particular appeal is the golf and scuba in world class waters that is included at each all-inclusive resort. Both new and experienced divers can expect top-of-the-line equipment, state-of-the-art Newton Dive Boats, a PADI® certified staff and unparalleled dive locations.
Sandals is also a leader in Caribbean destination weddings.
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There’s no denying that a theme park vacation is at the top of many children’s list of travel wishes. Unfortunately for grandparents, that can mean long lines, overcrowded parks and high expenses, all without much time for genuine family bonding. While amusement and theme parks are an easy, go-to solution for family vacations, there are other magical travel options that can offer exposure to new activities, interaction with nature, and discovery of culture and history outside of most families’ normal comfort zones.
The term ‘dude ranch’ typically brings to mind images of cowboys and cattle drives, a la the popular 1991 comedy, “City Slickers.” While dude ranches still evoke those same memories and are rooted in American tradition, they are much, much more. There is a broad spectrum of guest ranches across North America, ranging from rustic, no-frills working ranches to luxury resort-style ranches.
From valleys complete with untouched Rocky Mountain backdrops to desert sunsets across the Southwest, you can find DRA-accredited ranches throughout the Western U.S. in Montana, Colorado, Wyoming, Arizona, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Nebraska and South Dakota, as well as in California, Arkansas and Canada.
Dude ranches are the original, all-inclusive destination for families. Located in some of the most breathtaking areas of the U.S. (and Canada), dude ranches can handle any request, from horseback riding and fly fishing to yoga and cooking classes to zip lining, mountain biking, white water rafting, hiking and much more. Ranches are ideal places for kids and families to re-discover each other, without the typical distractions of TV, phones, computers and electronic games, families spend time together reconnecting with each other the old-fashioned way - by talking!
When was the last time your family actually sat through an entire dinner with no outside distractions? That is exactly what happens at a dude ranch. You get to know each other again and share all the activities that everyone participated in that day.
If you want to give your grandchildren the gift of memories that will last a lifetime look no further than a dude ranch vacation where there are no lines, no hassles and all the freedom a child could imagine.
For more information connect with The Dude Ranchers Association
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It's all included when you check-in to this expansive resort in the Caribbean.
At the Beaches Resort, on this picturesque island, expect 12 miles of powdery white sand and turquoise seas, paired with music and dining experiences, water-based fun and kid’s clubs designed to engage every member of the family.
For each member of the clan who has ever dreamed of getting away from it all and finding a tropical hideaway, far removed from all the hustle, bustle, fuss and muss of modern life – Beaches at Turks & Caicos is that rarest of discoveries, a true island escape.
When planning a multigenerational or family vacation, we all want to make sure each member of the family feels comfortable and engaged. When everything is included, it's easy to relax and enjoy all that is possible.
Expect a 45,000 square-foot Pirate’s Island waterpark, a comprehensive scuba diving program, five magnificent villages, with multiple room and suite configurations, boasting the architecture and ambiance of Italy, France, the Caribbean and Key West, plus 21 specialty restaurants.
While parents, aunts, uncles and grandparents relax on the beach or spend time at the spa, Beaches offers kids special attention with tailor-made, age-appropriate activities. They're always supervised and it’s all-included.
Beaches Kids Camps ensure team members have the requisite knowledge, skills, temperament, and expertise to cater to all children, including those with autism and other special needs, and offer specific programs for infants, toddlers, pre-teens and teens.
For the smallest newborn to those up to 24 months, Beaches provides luxurious, climate-controlled nurseries-filled with cribs, strollers, high chairs, rocking chairs and everything a little one could need. Certified Nannies are on hand to care for your little ones.
Toddlers will have a blast with their very own set of activities, supervised by Certified Nannies. Time at the toddler pools, shell collecting, face painting, treasure hunts, puppets, costume time, magic shows, sand castle building are part of the program. Children must be potty-trained to participate in this age group.
Beaches celebrates the energy and enthusiasm of those in the pre-teen group, offering sailing, snorkeling (ages 8-10), swimming, beach volleyball, beach soccer, scavenger hunts, glass bottom boat rides, pizza making, and reggae jam sessions.
Teens can expect pizza and soda bars, their own "nightclub" with karaoke, and places to hang each evening. They will enjoy group water sports, boat cruises, pool Olympics, tennis clinics, karaoke, discos, dance parties, talent shows and more.
Long after the vacation ends, you will smile hearing the kids talk about their fun snorkeling, sailing, diving, meeting Sesame Street® characters, or meeting new friends in the Xbox Play Lounge or the teen disco. And of course, the special time shared as a family.
For more information: Beaches - Turks & Caicos
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Who wants to worry about what the final family vacation price tag will look (and feel) like?
Not the family travelers we know!
That’s why we know families (especially multigenerational travelers) will appreciate this collection of resorts, ranches and family camps where an extra glass of orange juice, one more trail ride, an hour in the kayak or a hungry teen’s second (and third) helping is all part of the program.
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Have you ever dreamed of a place where the whole family could enjoy the vacation? A place where all generations can relax, play, or explore?
Well, such a place exists.
Fly into the Turks and Caicos islands and stay at the Beaches Resort. It is a wonderful place to spend family time. I went with my aunt and mother when I was twelve. Though many of the activities there are child friendly (such as the pools, water park, and snorkeling,) adults will have a great time as well.
We all had such a splendid vacation, and you will too!
Here are some of the reasons it is a place for the whole family to enjoy:
+ There are 21 great restaurants to dine at for free! (Well, not really free. It’s an all-inclusive resort so meals and many activities are included in the price!)That means no cooking for an entire family every night, parents! In the photo above, you can see that the chef at the Japanese restaurant even let me help out!
+ Speaking of helping out, you can spend the morning at a nearby school and have the chance to meet some of the local kids and even read one of your favorite books to the class.
+ You can go on a boat trip for a few hours and go snorkeling and swimming, and you get a tour of Iguana Island, viewing both female and male iguanas.
+ There are huge swimming pools with swim up bars where you order a juice or smoothie.
+ A snorkeling trail loops around some buoys just outside the property. There are amazing fish like parrot fish, all with vibrant colors.
+ There are sailboats, kayaks and stand-up-paddle boards to try on your own or with family members.
And we couldn't resist taking a spin on the giant, sea-faring bike.
And, of course, the beach.
The sand is white and soft and the water is the most beautiful shade of turquoise imaginable. For those who have trouble swimming (like the youngsters) the water is salty and helps to keep you buoyant. It's a great place to learn to swim or practice your swimming skills.
So don’t delay! Book your stay at Beaches today!
I’m glad we did!
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Piper Scherr is a contributor to FamilyTravel.com. She lives in Minturn, Co. with her brother, Duncan, her parents, and a dog named Bonnie. She enjoys life in the beautiful Rocky Mountains where she likes to ski, rock climb and read in her backyard treehouse. Sometimes she daydreams about future travel adventures and the 14 months she and her family spent living in and exploring Ecuador.