10 Exciting Vacations Perfect For Families This Spring

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Now that it is officially spring and hopefully warmer weather will be on the way, we wanted to share 10 exciting vacations perfect for families planning a trip in the coming months.

Royalton Resort’s “Kids Stay Free” offer allows for up to two kids to stay free at any of their resorts in Jamaica, Mexico, Saint Lucia or the Dominican Republic while packages in Florida, such as Hammock Beach Resort’s “Spring Breakaton,” allows families to take part in culinary experiences and outdoor adventures.

“Kids Stay Free” at Royalton Luxury Resorts

Available for booking now through March 31, 2018, with travel through December 22, 2018

  • Families can vacation in Jamaica, Mexico, Saint Lucia and the Dominican Republic
  • One child can stay, play and eat for free in select room categories when sharing a room with two paying adults
  • Guests who choose to upgrade to Diamond Club™ will have the option of up to two kids free
  • All-inclusive accommodations, including all food and beverages and access to non-motorized sports

With properties in Jamaica, Mexico, Saint Lucia and the Dominican Republic, Royalton offers a family-friendly vacation experience perfect for Spring Break 2018. Each location offers an abundance of kid-friendly amenities, including state-of-the-art splash pads, Clubhouse Kids Club, Hangout Teens lounge, and access to non-motorized water sports.

The Clubhouse Kids Club allows children ages 4 to 12 to socialize with others their own age while interacting with beloved on-screen characters Max and Ruby.

The perfect haven for 13 to 17-year-olds, Hangout Teen Lounge provides an alternative to lounging in the sun. The Hangout Lounge features PlayStation video game consoles, Ping-Pong tables and non-stop activities.

For more information about the Kids Stay Free offer and Royalton Luxury Resorts, please visit www.royaltonresorts.com.

Spring Break Adventure at Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya

Available for booking now through March 2018, with travel through January 4 — December 21, 2018.

  • Families can escape to the sunshine with free accommodations for kids
  • Up to two children age 12 and under stay free when sharing a room with one full paying adult; child rates for kids 13–17 when using promo code FKFR18
  • Minimum stay 1 night for travel from January 4, 2018 — December 21, 2018. Valid for up to two children ages 4–12 per room
  • All-inclusive accommodations start at $400 per room per night based on double occupancy (children free with package)

For travelers seeking an adventurous winter getaway, come check-out the brand-new Woodward Riviera Maya facility. Opened as of August 2017, Woodward Riviera Maya raises the standard of any all-inclusive resort, providing guests the opportunity to participate in a variety of action sports, as well as the one-of-a-kind chance to snowboard and snow ski indoors in the Caribbean.

In addition to the brand-new facility, Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya offers guests a luxury experience with lavishly appointed guest rooms, world-class shopping, gourmet dining and endless style. To book a vacation experience at Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, visit www.hrhrivieramaya.com.

Rocking’ Spring Break at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana

Available for booking now through March 2018, with travel through January 4 — December 21, 2018.

  • Families can escape to the sunshine with free accommodations for kids
  • Up to two children age 12 and under stay free when sharing a room with one full paying adult; child rates for kids 13–17 when using promo code FKFR18
  • Minimum stay 1 night for travel from January 4, 2018 — December 21, 2018. Valid for up to two children ages 4–12 per room
  • All-inclusive accommodations start at $400 per room per night based on double occupancy (children free with package)

Hard Rock’s first all inclusive hotel and casino exudes lavish five-star all inclusive amenities and personal services to create the ultimate rock star getaway featuring an endless array of enticing outdoor activities and exhilarating entertainment options.

Among the resort’s many offerings are luxe accommodations featuring the signature Rock Spa®, 18-hole Nicklaus designed Hard Rock Golf Club at Cana Bay, iconic music memorabilia and a larger- than-life Vegas-style casino — the largest in the Dominican Republic, featuring Oro nightclub.

Guests also enjoy 13 expansive pools, four swim-up bars, a kids pool and lazy river. Additionally, epic eats are available through the resort’s ten restaurants. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana accommodations start at $450 per night, based on double occupancy. To book a stay at the all inclusive Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana, visit www.hardrockhotelpuntacana.com or call (888) 762–5002.

“Grand Bahama Getaway” at Lighthouse Pointe at Grand Lucayan — Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas

Available for booking now through Sept. 30, 2018 with travel through Sept. 30, 2018

  • Save up to 35% on an all-inclusive vacation that includes meals, premium drinks, entertainment and activities
  • Stays Jan. 2 — Jan. 31, 2018 & May 1 — Sept. 1, 2018 — rates start at $172 per person/night
  • Stays Feb. 1 — April 30, 2018 — rates start at $187 per person/night
  • Kids 4 and younger stay for free, ages 5–12 receive 50% off starting rate

*Price is per person, per night and based on double occupancy, island view room

Situated on the sparkling coastline of Grand Bahama Island, Grand Lucayan overlooks a 7.5-acre white-sand beach and sprawling acres of pristine property, mere feet from the calming waters of the Atlantic. Lighthouse Pointe at Grand Lucayan is where the island authenticity of the Bahamas meets the ease and affordability of an all-inclusive resort. For more information, please visit their website at www.grandlucayan.com.

FLORIDA

“Spring Breakation” at Hammock Beach Resort — Palm Coast, Fla.

Available now through May 2018, starting at $157.00

Break for the beach and save this spring at Hammock Beach Resort! Enjoy fun in the sun with money saved and resort credits earned. Credits can be used towards culinary experiences, memorable outdoor adventures, rejuvenation in the spa and so much more.

  • Stay 3–4 nights and receive 15% off of room rate and a $50 resort credit per stay
  • Stay 5+ nights and receive 20% off of room rate and a $100 resort credit per stay

For more information, please visit www.hammockbeach.com.

Innisbrook Golf Resort & Spa — Tampa Bay, FL

Starting at $157/Book Now — April, 2018

With an artic chill sweeping across the United States, the Sunshine State and Innisbrook Resort invite visitors to escape the dropping temperatures and head south to St. Petersburg’s sweeping, sandy beaches and sunny shoreline to indulge in the limited time “Florida Winter Escape” offer, which includes:

  • Saving 20% and a $30 daily resort credit when you choose to stay 3 nights
  • Saving 25% and a $30 daily resort credit when you choose to stay 4 nights or more
  • Stay availability now — Apr. 30, 2018. Deal can be booked online HERE

For more information or to book reservations, please visit https://www.innisbrookgolfresort.com or call 702–693–5000.

*Select dates only, based on availability, black out dates may apply. $24 resort fee and 13% additional taxes apply.

SOUTH

Southern Spring Break Escape” at Montage Palmetto Bluff — Bluffton, South Carolina

Escape to Montage Palmetto Bluff for a much needed dose of downtime, guaranteed to hold you over until summer. Nestled in a lush, 20,000-acre coastal nature preserve between Hilton Head Island and Savannah, Montage Palmetto Bluff charms its guests with a bounty of natural, historical and cultural experiences indigenous to the South Carolina coast. Available March 10 through April 7, specialty activities include:

  • Bring the whole family and join resort experts for wildlife presentations, parties at the 3-story tree-house, sessions with a sailor where guests will learn skills needed for life on the water and more
  • Gather with loved ones each evening by attending movie nights, trivia, croquet and bocce tournaments
  • Celebrate Easter weekend with a traditional Easter Egg Hunt or Lowcountry boil to satisfy your taste buds
  • Be lulled into a peaceful state of mind, body and heart at Spa Montage
  • Accommodations include spacious cottages, guest rooms, suites, village homes and branded residences, paying homage to the region’s rich heritage

Additionally, book a minimum three-night stay through the Suite’N Your Stay package and enjoy a complimentary adjoining room — available now through April 30, 2018.

For more information or to book your stay, please visit www.montagehotels.com/palmettobluff.

DESTINATIONS

Aruba

As the sunniest island in the Caribbean with the №3 beach in the world, Aruba is one of the most popular spring break destinations for U.S. travelers. Sand castle building, shell hunting tours, art classes, Papiamento language classes, and merengue dancing are just some of the many activities offered at Aruba’s resorts and hotels — most of which boast special kids’ programs, deals and all-day camps.

Resort fun is just the beginning, as families seeking something more than a traditional Caribbean experience will discover countless kid-friendly attractions and activities throughout the One happy island.

After covering the “Cove Coast” and “Cooling off in Conchi” — two surprising signature experiences within Aruba’s desert interior — visitors can enjoy Aruba’s famous sand and sea in style, while dining at any of the 25+ restaurants located directly on the water. Aruba delivers on all its famous attributes, but its hidden gems are what will provide a spring break experience unlike any other Caribbean destination. Learn more at aruba.com.

“America’s Favorite Mountain Town” — Park City, Utah

There are three big reasons to head to Park City, Utah this spring break, and with plenty of time to still hit the slopes before the season ends! With a combination of sunshine and blue skies, skiing in t-shirts and lounging on Deer Valley’s ski beaches are normalities for Park City vacationers during the spring season.

For travelers who want the snow without the ski, Deer Valley’s snowmobile experience, the town’s dog sledding and fly fishing excursions, and the Spring Grüv music festival are popular options. Additionally, spring is all about savings. Park City hotels now have lower rates than at any other point during the winter ski season. Canyons Village hotels provide great spring deals, as well as convenient access to the slopes.

Lastly, the proximity to Salt Lake City International Airport means getting in and out of Park City in a breeze. With a consistent flight schedule, spring skiers can come and enjoy the slopes over a regular weekend in spring without the hassle of finding a flight that fits a busy agenda.

For more information, please visit www.visitparkcity.com.

The Crystal Coast, N.C.

The Crystal Coast — located along North Carolina’s central shore — remains the favored Atlantic beach destination of generations and represents one of the only remaining natural barrier island systems in the world. It has been praised specifically by Outside Magazine as the “Best Spring Break Destination.” The authentic “coastal experience” features waters of crystalline purity bordering sandy, sparkling beaches.

Offering family-friendly activities, from dining on “fresh from the docks” seafood and exploring historic haunts in a 300-year-old town (pirate blackbeard’s sunken flagship, The Queen Anne’s Revenge rest in its watery grave just miles offshore), to enjoying 85 miles of silken shoreline, witnessing wild horses roaming freely, experiencing hands-on learning at The North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores and more, the Crystal Coast provides an active and engaging weekend getaway.

Additionally, with a variety of accommodations to suit every lifestyle and budget, families have the liberty to choose from quaint seaside cottages, and “no frills” beach bungalows to massive beachfront mansions, known locally as “sandcastles.” For additional information, please visit www.crystalcoastnc.org.

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Tony Bowles is one of the youngest sought out journalists in the media world. He focuses on lifestyle, travel, entertainment, food and more! Based out of NYC.

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