The challenge with bringing children on family vacations is keeping them busy and finding engaging activities to hold their attention. Many high-end luxury resorts are increasingly offering fun programming for kids.
Children’s activities and amenities are often key for parents to have a stress-free vacation.
Here are four upscale, luxury resorts that have developed kid programs. This allows both mom and dad to get some alone time, the chance to relax and reconnect, while their kids have a blast!
· Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort –
The luxury Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort is a newly opened resort located on the famed Kuta Beach on Bali. It just launched a new family program including a wide variety of personalized amenities, activities and services for the entire family. This luxury resorts program offering include direct access to the luxurious Beachwalk, exclusive access to Miniapolis and Cheeky Monkey Playground, a special Kids Eat Free package, on-site babysitting services, access to the resort’s relaxing pools, and in-room children amenities. During their stay, children are welcome to enjoy “bottomless” soft drinks, juice, milk, or water with their kid’s bottle. In each room, kids are welcomed with a children’s gift bag, including coloring books, a children’s game, as well as Crayola crayons and pencils. Families are also invited to relax poolside, where they will have access to the free-form rooftop pool or the kids’ pool. Parents may also rest easy with the resorts’ on-site babysitting services, providing a safe and entertaining way for children to enjoy their vacation in Kuta.
· Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort, Fiji –
Through the Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort’s award-winning Bula Club, children of all ages enjoy a range of fun, educational and cultural activities. This amazing luxury resort property now features the Chef’s Junior Assistant program. Kids aged 6 to 12 join the resort’s Chef and a Bula Club representative helping to create a meal start to finish – they can even suggest the meal for the day. The “Junior Assistants” – equipped with a chef’s jacket and hat – receive a kitchen briefing on safety and hygiene, take a tour of the organic garden with the Chef, hand-picking herbs and garnishes, and assist the Chef with final preparations, plating and serving of the meals to the Bula Club.
· Trump SoHo New York –
Trump SoHo New York recently launched a Young Entrepreneurs SoHo program. A unique extension of the brand-wide Trump Kids program, Young Entrepreneurs SoHo offers members a suite of benefits, including personalized business cards, monogrammed robes, complimentary kid’s meals and rollaway beds, exclusive invitations to age-appropriate events, and a quarterly newsletter discussing kid-friendly events around the city, among other perks. The program also features an ongoing series of kid-friendly events – next up is a Kid’s Cooking Class on Monday, September 16 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
· Azul Beach Hotel By Karisma –
Mexico’s premier boutique hotel, Azul Beach Hotel by Karisma provides families with a vacation experience designed to foster togetherness between families and couples. For children under 5-years-old, the Azulitos Play House by Fisher Price, a play program created by Azul Hotels and Fisher-Price, which includes Jugueteca, a Toy Lending Library; and Fisher-Price playgroup sessions such as Ritmo de la Mañana (active beat) with Fisher-Price musically oriented toys for babies 6 to 18 months; Mundos Maravillosos (marvelous worlds) with Little People® toys for toddlers 18 to 36 months, and Planet Heroes™ Aventuras Azulares (solar adventures) for kids three to five years old. As one of Mexico’s top luxury resorts, this property recently launched the Mini Mayans program, designed to educate kids on the Mayan culture during their stays at Azul Hotels, including fun and interactive elements such as Give the Mayans a Mano, Mayan Cooking Classes, Mini Mayan Musicians, and Tiempo de Tiles.
To learn more about these kid programs at the world’s best luxury resorts & hotels, please contact The Life of Luxury and speak to one of our travel concierge specialists.