Family travel expert Susana Corona offers advice on making the most of a Caribbean family getaway and provides some fabulous resort recommendations...
The Caribbean has long enjoyed a reputation as a favourite family destination, where parents bring their children to play safely in the calm shallow water, while they watch on from the comfort of a sun lounger and a good book. Indeed, this image depicts the ultimate family holiday and is one that most parents and children excitedly look forward to and plan for. But how is the perfect holiday achieved?
It´s all about achieving the right balance of fun and play, rest and relaxation. Keeping everyone happy on holiday doesn’t have to be hard work, not if you choose the right hotel or resort. My advice is that you pick an all-inclusive one, for all the right reasons and not skimping on any of the luxury.
Something for everyone
To guarantee boundless fun for energetic youngsters and demanding teens, Palace Resorts has a collection of impressive resorts in Jamaica and Cancun, all of which offer 5-star luxury, where everything’s fully included (and for anything that isn’t you receive resort credits), while also giving dedicated attention to adults, ensuring parents make the best of it too. The other great thing about them is that all kids under 12 stay, play and eat for free during the school summer holidays!
The Moon Palace Cancun offers something for everyone: a huge resort complex that is home to its own waterpark, offering 24-hour room service and several dining options at over 14 on-site restaurants and bars (plus newly launched ones in the Grand Section). The resort also boasts a theatre, bowling alley, a Wired Teens Lounge and Kids’ Playroom. Similarly, at sister resorts Cozumel Palace and Playacar Palace, both adults and kids enjoy separate play spaces and sophisticated adult areas.
If you book either of these resorts with The Holiday Place you’ll also get a very generous $1,500 in resort credits to spend as you wish on dolphin experiences, excursions, spa treatments, wine upgrades and more. As an added bonus, why not use your Resort Credit for a Dolphin Experience at Moon Palace Jamaica Grande and benefit from a ‘Stay 7, pay for 6 night’ offer exclusively with The Holiday Place.