The family travel market is BOOMING - and nowhere is that more evident than in the Caribbean. In fact, 2017 marks the first year that visitor numbers topped 30 million, according to the Caribbean Tourism Organization. Many of the CTO's 24 member countries. Mexico saw much of the same growth - and also attributed much of that growth to the family travel market. From mom and dad with small kids in tow to multi-generational family group travel, it seems the family travel market is poised for an even BIGGER increase in 2018!
Jewel Runaway Bay Beach & Golf Resort - Runaway Bay, Jamaica
Perfectly located on the north coast of Jamaica about an hour east of Montego Bay, Jewel is a fantastic all-in-one family option. The brand-new 2.5 acre Lagoon Waterpark is just the start. With 8 restaurants and lounges, your family can chow down on pizza, enjoy a teppanyaki-style dining experience or just lounge all-day at the swim-up pool bar. The kid's programs include activities ranging from laser tag to dive-in movies to horse-grooming. The adults will love the Jasper's Piano Bar, Bling Nightclub and the Radiant Spa!
One Reason You'll Really Love It: Jewel has its own Par 72, 18-hole Championship Golf Course - and greens fees are included! Perfect for the beginner or serious golfer alike with kids' lessons included!
Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts - Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
We have VERY intimate knowledge of this beautiful resort, sitting beachfront just 45 minutes from the Punta Cana airport in the Dominican Republic. In fact, Susan Peavey is one of just over 70 Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts travel specialists in the entire United States! All-suite accommodations include swim-up options that bring the pool to your patio. Nickelodeon's exclusive "Gourmet Inclusive" brings your dining experience to a new level - including the opportunity for character dining with SpongeBob, Dora, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Paw Patrol!
One Reason You'll Really Love It: Two words: The Pineapple! SpongeBob SquarePants never had it so good. This 2,300 square-foot, two-bedroom, three-bathroom villa features an outdoor shower, private infinity pool and private butler!
The Grand at Moon Palace - Cancun, Mexico
The largest of our favorite family resorts, The Grand features over 1,300 rooms and suites - and ALL of the activities, dining, and nightlife options you could ask for! Resting peacefully along the Caribbean shore just south of the Cancun airport, this property is a firm believer in "more is more". More majesty, more breathtaking experiences, more upscale touches is the spirit that courses through the all-inclusive experience at The Grand.
One Reason You'll Really Love It: The Ninth Pin Bowling & Bar. Paradise means bowling at any time! Whether you mow down all the pins or roll straight gutter balls, relish in this ultramodern bowling alley, which also offers full bar and food service for your family!
Hard Rock Hotel - Riviera Maya, Mexico
About an hour south of Cancun airport, the Hard Rock really lives up to its tagline "where paradise comes to play". The Hard Rock has two separate resort areas - including Heaven for adults only, and Hacienda for kids and adults - and offers over a dozen bars and restaurants including The Cavern - an exclusive Teen Lounge & Club. So, the next time you see Susan in the Hard Rock "All Day. All Night. All Included." Jeep cruising Route 3 in Marshfield or 6a on Cape Cod, make sure to say "what's up?"!
One Reason You'll Really Love It: The Hard Rock Roxity Kids Club. Open from 10:00 am - 10:45 pm daily, this kids-only spot offers something for all ages including arts and crafts, snorkeling, talent shows, epic pool parties and MUCH more!
Finest - Playa Mujeres, Mexico
Part of the Excellence Group Luxury Hotels & Resorts collection, this fantastic resort is just 45 minutes north of the Cancun airport overlooking the Caribbean Sea and Isla Mujeres. The ONE Spa at the resort offers treatments designed for all ages including a special menu just for families and kids! Boredom certainly isn't an option with dozens of activities for all ages on the beach, in the pool, or on dry-land, 12 restaurants, 16 bars and lounges and an AMAZING array of kids' activities.
One Reason You'll Really Love It: The sheer variety of the kid's clubs - including age-appropriate activities and facilities in the Mini Club for babies & toddlers 0-6 years old, the Maxi Club for tweens age 7-11, and the Teens Club for the 12-15 year old crowd. From a mini-theater to pools and playgrounds to food & beverage stations this resort is great for families and kids of ALL ages!
A recent Google search for "Caribbean Family Vacation" turned up 144,000,000 results. We'll narrow that down to just a few awesome choices for you and your family - and take care of all the details to make your trip unforgettable! Get in touch with our team of experts at Susan Peavey Travel for your next family vacation!