These are the perfect getaways for families seeking the quintessential tropical escape centered around fun in the sun.
Tucked away on the hillside atop Grand Anse Beach, Mount Cinnamon Resort in Grenada is an eco-luxe hideaway with an enclave of 37 luxury villas and suites, each with their own veranda of sweeping views of natural unspoiled beauty. With one pool, two restaurants and bars and an exclusive Beach Club that offers non-motorized water sports visitor have truly found paradise.
Mount Cinnamon offers a handful of activities for guests of all ages to enjoy. Whether you’re looking for something for the entire family to do, or something for each age group, Mount Cinnamon has you covered. Activities the whole family can take part in include croquet, shuffleboard, horseshoes, giant garden chess, whale and dolphin watching on the island, boat excursions, and fishing. Activities that are perfect for the kids include Montessori kids club, swimming in the pool, kayaking, paddle boarding, table tennis, beach volleyball, snorkeling. Activities for parents and grandparents include golf, yoga, and enjoying a day at the spa.
Mount Cinnamon also offers a family package! This offer includes a seven-night stay at a spacious sea view two bedroom villa, complimentary daily breakfast, four hours complimentary babysitting, couples massage for the parents, ½ day family snorkel trip onboard Savvy’s Sailing Adventures and children 12 & under eat free.
Fairmont Mayakoba (pictured)
Nestled in the heart of Riviera Maya, Mexico, the 401-room Fairmont Mayakoba is a AAA Five Diamond resort set on 45 acres within a private, luxury community. Surrounded by a lush mangrove forest intersected by water canals, the property offers over 46,000 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor meeting space, an energizing Willow Stream spa featuring 20 treatment rooms and El Camaleón Golf Course, host to the only official PGA TOUR event in Mexico. A dedication to a green philosophy has earned Fairmont Mayakoba the Rainforest Alliance Verification among other eco-accolades.
For Spring Break this year explore Mexico at Fairmont Mayakoba where the activities are endless. From snorkeling the worlds second-largest coral reef to swimming with dolphins, Fairmont Mayakoba offers experiences for everyone in the family. Beach activities include night kayaking, kit surfing, and even ocean front golf on Fairmont Mayakoba’s El Camaleon golf course designed by Greg Norman.
Fairmont Mayakoba also offers relaxing spa treatments at the Willow Stream Spa and a Discovery Club for kids 5-11 years old. Parents can drop their kids and enjoy their day separately if they’d like. With all of the activities at Fairmont Mayakoba there is an option for everyone in your family to enjoy their Spring Break.
The Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club – Waikiki, HI
A destination for year-round sunshine and home to the ultimate waves, Hawaii is a sought-after destination for a week-long spring getaway filled with adventure. The Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club will be hosting a limited-time “Shaka Brah!” offer that covers parking and amenity fees for travelers looking to explore the island while also indulging in the hotel’s amenities, including complimentary reef-safe sunscreen and a Surfjack Swim Club reusable tote with Surfjack-branded goodies. In addition to its daily happy hour and nightly live music, guests can spend the day at the instagram-worthy “Wish You Were Here” pool, which features original typography from Hawaii artist, Matthew Tapia, and is guaranteed to make spring break look epic.
Aston Waikiki Circle Hotel – Honolulu, Hawaii
Newly renovated in 2021, this hotel characterizes Waikiki’s shoreline with its circular architecture, oceanfront location and unbeatable room rates. Guest rooms feature charming and bright furnishings with each unit housing two double beds and a private lanai offering full or partial Pacific Ocean views at this budget friendly property. For a limited time through May 27, 2022, spring breakers can take 15% off the best available rate, receive a free room upgrade (upon availability) and welcome gift during when signing up for Aqua-Aston’s no-frills A-List loyalty program.
LEGOLAND California – Carlsbad, CA
This spring break, travelers can visit LEGOLAND California Resort for brand new family-friendly experiences, beginning with a stroll through the newly expanded Miniland USA, which will debut a world record-breaking, 30-foot-long model of SoFi Stadium (this year’s Super Bowl host stadium!) made of more than 500,000 LEGO Bricks. Later in the season, the park will present the global debut of LEGO® Ferrari “Build and Race” in partnership with Ferrari. For the ultimate spring break escape, families can book one of LEGOLAND California’s Vacation Packages. All “Hotel + Ticket” vacation packages include a 2-Day Hopper Ticket, giving entry to LEGOLAND theme park, SEA LIFE® aquarium, and LEGOLAND Water Park.
ADERO Scottsdale – Scottsdale, Arizona
Sunny skies and ideal temperatures in the mid 80s mark Scottsdale as a desirable spring desert escape. A hidden gem perched 2,500 feet above the rugged Sonoran Desert, ADERO Scottsdale is a modern sanctuary located in one of only 34 Dark Sky Communities in the world. Spring break golfers can finesse their skills at adjacent SunRidge Canyon Golf Club where guests receive two rounds of golf per night when they book this stay-and-play package. The 177-key resort also includes 16 oversized suites, three dining concepts, two swimming pools, a secluded mountainside hot tub, and a 5,300 square-foot fitness facility spread across 17 wide-open acres overlooking Arizona’s famed Four Peaks.
JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort & Spa – Orlando, FL
The luxury, Disney World-area JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek is bringing back its popular fairy garden-themed springtime programming this year, offering fairy and wizard meet and greets, make your own s’mores activities, face painting, holiday brunches and food specials. For adults, there will be daily champagne hour from 5-6 p.m. at the Sear + Sea lobby bar and “boost & bloom” spa treatments that focus on strengthening the immune system.
The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village – Cape Coral, FL
The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village serves as a tropical Floridian escape for families seeking a luxury open-air spring break, located in scenic Tarpon Point Marina with waterfront views of the Gulf of Mexico, Caloosahatchee River and San Carlos Bay. With more than 400 miles of navigable canals and waterways surrounding the resort, Westin Cape Coral encourages families on spring break to take advantage of the great outdoors with experiences for everyone to enjoy, including its open-air tennis courts, running trails and bocce ball courts at its Recreation Center. The property also provides spring breakers access to private fishing charters, kayaking, paddle boarding, and exclusive water taxi services to Fort Myers Beach. Additionally, the oversized and recently renovated 1 and 2-bedroom suites, along with the Penthouse Suites at the resort are ideal for family and group travel bookings.
Banyan Tree Mayakoba - Riviera Maya, Mexico
Spring breakers looking for an elevated wellness experience should look no further than Banyan Tree Mayakoba, Riviera Maya’s most exclusive five-diamond eco resort that just launched their long-awaited wellbeing sanctuaries. Sanctuary stays include a 64-point assessment based on Banyan Tree’s 8 brand pillars (such as cultivating the mind and harmony with nature), access to 50 simple yet impactful wellbeing activities like ocean breath meditation by the sea, and a tailored wellbeing guide to take home after their stay that includes personalized tips on sleeping better, healthy living, home exercises and other practices catered to their lifestyle to incorporate into their daily lives. The resort, which is a direct flight away from most major U.S. cities, recently underwent a $50 million expansion debuting new Beachfront Suites and a brand-new Beach Club.
Villa La Valencia Beach Resort & Spa – Los Cabos, Mexico
Spring break travelers will be one of the first to experience this all-inclusive optional, record-breaking luxury resort coming to Los Cabos on February 15, 2022. Located on El Tule beach, the property will feature Cabo’s longest lazy river measuring 1,148-feet, an oceanfront infinity pool facing the Sea of Cortez, four Jacuzzis, multiple gourmet dining concepts and a luxury spa with hydrotherapy circuit, among other amenities. When booking the resort’s opening sale, guests secure an ocean view suite upgrade and $300 in resort credit.
Angsana Corfu – Corfu, Greece
Angsana Corfu opened in June 2021 as Banyan Tree Group’s first-ever European property. A collection of 159 guest rooms and 37 one to four-bedroom luxury villas built in the style of local architecture are perched on an idyllic hilltop overlooking the turquoise waters of the historical bay of Benitses and serve as a true Mediterranean sanctuary for travelers just minutes away from the town of Corfu, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Families at Angsana Corfu can enjoy the town’s rich history, watersports, horseback riding, aquarium, nearby organic farms and olive oil presses and much more. Angsana Corfu’s “Live for Family” package includes daily breakfast for two, children ages 11 and under stay and eat free (from the kid’s menu), in-room movie night with popcorn and ice cream, 20% discount on F&B and a family yoga session.
Banyan Tree Puebla - Puebla, Mexico
For those seeking a Spring Break filled with cultural culinary experiences, Banyan Tree Puebla invites guests to venture into the emblematic gastronomy of Puebla. The hotel showcases the best of Mexican culture through unique culinary experiences such as traditional mole making classes (Puebla’s most iconic dish), guided Mezcal and Tequila tastings where local bartenders share their expertise on preparing the finest Mexican cocktails, Mexican wine tastings that take guests on a journey through the country’s regional wine-making traditions from Chihuahua, Queretaro and Baja California, ceviche making classes and much more. With the hotel’s “Stay More, Pay Less” offer, guests can enjoy 25% off when they stay 4 or more nights – the perfect duration to see all of Puebla’s top attractions.
Alaia Belize – Ambergris Caye, Belize
Spring break is the ideal time to travel to Belize with warm waters and temperature to scuba dive and/or snorkel across the Belize Barrier Reef (second largest reef in the world). Take advantage of the More Belize Offer (great for families looking for large suites) or the Un-Belize-Able Offer (great for couples or families with older children needing their own accommodations) to stay at Alaia Belize, which operates as the first true four diamond resort on Ambergris Caye. The beachfront hotel sits just 600 meters from the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve offering stunning views of the Caribbean Sea and featuring a piano bar, wine club, three restaurants, four bars, three pools including Belize’s first-ever suspended rooftop pool and lounge with 360-degree views.
Zemi Beach House, Anguilla
Nestled on the pristine, white beaches of Shoal Bay Beach, Zemi Beach House is a 76-room boutique hotel that serves as the ideal destination for spring breakers looking to relax, unwind and refresh. Their current Sweeten Your Stay offer includes early check-in and late check-out, as well as a $75 resort credit that’s good for dining, spa services and more. At Zemi, spring breakers have an abundance of activities to choose from whether it’s soaking up the sun in the lavish pools, trying out water sports, sampling one-of-a-kind island rums and more.
Hawks Cay Resort Spring Break Getaway
Hawks Cay resort is a 60-acre resort-destination situated on the secluded and intimate isle of Duck Key in the Florida Keys. Home to 427 villas and hotel guestrooms; six restaurants; a saltwater lagoon; five swimming pools; on-site water sports; fishing charters; and Dolphin Connection facility, Hawks Cay is the ideal vacation spot for families seeking the quintessential tropical escape centered around fun in the sun. With onsite activities for toddlers to teens, there is something for everyone in the family.
Coral Cay Activities & Adventure Club, a safe enclosed area, is home to the resort’s famed Pirate Ship Pool. Also found in this area is a cast of characters who interact with the kids including Koral the Mermaid, a fan favorite, who reads stories by the pool. Guests with younger children will definitely want to catch the interactive Swashbuckling Pirate Show. For older tweens and teens, the resort’s watersports are the real attraction. Kids can take out a paddleboard or kayak to use in the resort’s enclosed saltwater lagoon. With adult supervision, they can rent unique pontoon-style paddleboards and kayaks from the marina to take out in the open sea or explore nearby canals. This age group is also perfect for the trainer for the day at the Dolphin Connection, where kids ages 10 and up can actually work alongside the facility’s real trainers to see what it takes to care of the resort’s pod of bottlenose dolphins. For kids who prefer to be a little more active, the resort has brand new pickle ball courts, as well as tennis, basketball, beach volleyball, a soccer field, and a putting course, just to name a few.
Of course, there is plenty to do as a family as well. Guests can choose from a handful of fishing excursions ranging from offshore to back country, as well as snorkel trips and private boat rentals right from Hawks Cay Marina. No other Florida Keys resort offers as many unique and exciting activities for the whole family to enjoy!
On the Big Island of Hawai’i, families looking for a warm-weather getaway or spring break destination will find Kailua-Kona’s culturally rich King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel with something for all ages + adults — from coffee farms and epic Hawaiian landmarks, to water sports and exquisite, cultural artifacts.
Set among 13 stunning, beachfront acres adjacent to the Kailua Pier, Kona Beach Hotel features the only hotel in Kona with an expansive beach directly in front of the property, making it the perfect retreat for kids to play in the sand, teenagers to snorkel nearby and parents to enjoy a craft cocktail among sunset views. More experiences for the whole family are outlined below:
- Celebrate with the Island Breeze Luau | Celebrated as the "Best of West Hawaii" since 2000, the infamous Island Breeze Luau offers a torch-lit evening of authentic Hawaiian cuisine and drinks, along with a display of authentic Polynesian activities and stunning performances.
- SUP, Kayak & Snorkel Adventures | The tranquil waters right in front of the property make for an ideal family outing on the clear blue ocean. Activities and tours for all ages are provided by Kona Boys Beach Shack, a one-stop shop for ocean equipment and activities, to adventure out and enjoy the coastline scenery and beautiful sea life.
- Dive Deep! | Families will always remember their submarine tour with Atlantis Adventures, diving 100 feet below the surface to experience Kona’s marine mysteries.
- Traditional Outrigger Canoes | Experience the history of the Big Island with a ride in a traditional outrigger canoe. Learn the basics from the Kona Boys, then paddle along into Kailua Bay, where they’ll share tidbits of the area's rich history. Lucky canoers may even spot a pod of Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins during the tour!
- Ali'i Fun Zone | This open-air fun zone offers all types of games and activities for guests. Select from bocce ball, darts, table tennis, foosball, 4 in a row, shuffleboard, corn-hole and giant Jenga, as well as several sitting areas to relax and enjoy some Ululani's Gourmet Hawaiian Shave Ice.
- Cultural Immersion | King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel is home to many fascinating and historical artifacts depicting traditional life in Hawaii through various ages, immersing guests in authentic Hawaiian culture.
Ideally situated in the heart of historic Kailua Kona, families can also explore the historic surrounding area offering dozens of shops, restaurants and local artisans. For even more fun, parents can escape to the 27th Annual Kona Brewers Festival (March 12) held right on the oceanfront luau grounds of King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel. Enjoy a day of craft beer, island-style cuisine from the Big Island’s best restaurants, live music, hula and fashion.