Top 5 family summer resorts in 2012

Family holidays are sometimes difficult to get just right; pleasing everyone is not always easy and is sometimes impossible if the age range of your children is quite wide. To improve your chances of success select a top resort in a warm part of the world that provides a wide range of activities to keep everyone occupied and content. Also consider that it should be a haven away from the stresses and strains of everyday life, where you can fully relax and spend some quality-time with your partner and children. Below are listed our suggestions for some great places to stay in 2012.

Top 5 family summer resorts

Amaryllis Beach Resort, Barbados

All family members will love their stay at the Amaryllis Beach Resort. The chefs at this hotel serve up meals specifically designed to cater for the tastes of even the most discerning and fussy eater. The children’s pool and club are particularly popular at this resort. For parents seeking some evening relaxation away from the children for a while, babysitting services are available.

The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman

The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, is situated in 58 hectares of land and features a large park specially designed for children’s play. Children staying at this hotel can also take part in a supervised programme that has been designed to show them the beauty and natural wonders of the Cayman Islands. The educational and very enjoyable excursions are popular with the younger guests.

The Buccaneer, Virgin Islands

At The Buccaneer, kids can enjoy a guided trip to Buck Island Reef and devour some tropical fruits. The kid’s camp at this resort offers children aged four to 12 years with the opportunity to take part in beach games, try their hand at a range of crafts, catch up with the latest movies and enjoy a variety of other activities appropriate for their age.

El Conquistador Resort and Golden Door Spa, Puerto Rico

This resort, situated above the ocean on a 300-foot cliff in Puerto Rico, provides a free water taxi for families wishing to explore the island and partake in water sports. The resort is home to Coqui Water Park, the only modern water park in the Caribbean. The pools at this resort are huge and feature a range of wild-water slides.

Atlantis Bahamas Resort, Bahamas

Located less than 100 miles away from the coast of Florida, the Atlantis Bahamas Resort is one of the greatest hotel complexes the world currently has to offer. C hildren and adults alike will enjoy the 14-acre water paradise at this resort, which is equipped with waterfalls, str eams and lagoons. Children will also want to join in the activities on offer through the Discovery Channel Camp.

Best activities for a family holiday

Swimming

A much-loved family holiday activity, all of the greatest resorts offer a range of water-based activities.

Walking

The unspoilt surroundings of some of the world’s best resorts offer the chance for families to enjoy a spot of walking and sightseeing together.

Learning

From the classrooms of the children’s camps to visiting some of the best cultural and historical sights, family holidays not only provide relaxation but also a chance to broaden the mind and try out new skills.

Where to find the best summer holiday deals

The best deals on family summer holidays can often be found online. It is a good idea to establish the cost of a chosen hotel and flight costs separately to determine whether or not a package providing both, will provide you with the best possible deal.

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