From seniors to schoolchildren, every member of the family will feel at home while on vacation in these large, lavish villas and suites.
Property: Esperanza, An Auberge Resort
Location: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Family Accommodations: The one, two, three and four bedroom Villas at Esperanza offer all the amenities of the five-star resort with convenient access to three pools and a private beach. The Villas feature new interiors by J Banks Design, which are reflective of the Cabo destination with a background of soft neutrals and pops of bright colors, along with hand-crafted furniture and artwork from Guadalajara. Ideal for families and groups, the Villas range from 1800-4000 square feet and each feature concierge services, indoor/outdoor living space, full kitchens, dining areas, expansive outdoor terraces and private entrances. The four-bedroom Villas have their own private outdoor Jacuzzi.
About: One of the most private and exclusive resorts in Cabo San Lucas, Esperanza, An Auberge Resort encompasses a 57-room resort, 60 privately owned villas, 36 private residences, a full-service spa and several signature dining outlets, located on the bluffs overlooking two private coves at Punta Ballena near Cabo San Lucas. Following the devastation of Hurricane Odile in September 2014, Esperanza reopened on June 1, 2015 with a comprehensive revitalization that ushered in a new era of luxury and sophistication for the romantic oceanfront property. Exuding barefoot elegance and sensual relaxation, the dramatic and contemporary redesign featured completely transformed guest rooms, a revitalized Cocina del Mar restaurant and Lounge Bar, brand new Pesca ceviche bar, enhanced pool and terrace with new cozy lounge spaces and cabanas, and refreshed spa and public spaces. The resort is a member of the prestigious Relais & Châteaux collection.
Property: The St. Regis Bal Harbour
Location: Miami Beach, Florida
Family Accommodations: The 2,900 square-foot Ambassador Suite offers an airy feel of luxury residential living for up to 10 guests. This four-bedroom and four-bathroom sanctuary is an ideal space for families to unwind. The spacious suite features two King bedded master bedrooms each with an ensuite private five-fixture marble bathroom, walk-in closet, and spacious balconies. Two interior bedrooms boast queen beds perfect for children. The main living room is ideal for lounging and opens to a kitchenette and glass dining table for eight. Dine al fresco on one of four 210 square-foot balconies with direct ocean views. A second living room boasts a pull out sofa bed. The resort has plans to add two additional Ambassador Suites before the winter travel high-season. The resort’s kids’ club, called the Sea Turtle Club, offers fun activities and programming to keep children entertained throughout their stay.
About: The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort features 227 elegant rooms and suites, which rise 27 stories above an expansive stretch of beach on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. Designed by Sieger Suarez Architectural Partnership with interiors by celebrated design firm Yabu Pushelberg, The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort is a structure of masterful design and incomparable details. This exclusive enclave, which has been awarded with travel’s most highly-coveted accolades, such as Forbes Travel Five-Star Resort & Spa and the AAA Five Diamond Rating, is directly across from the celebrated Bal Harbour Shops and mere minutes from the energy of South Beach and Miami. The signature St. Regis Butlers offer service beyond expectations and a 14,000 square-foot Remède Spa provides exceptional experiences, a modern fitness center, comprehensive Wellness Program, Sushi Lounge, The St. Regis Kids Club and Ocean Front Day Villas.
Property: Le Sereno
Location: St. Barth
Family Accommodations: Completed in 2010, the three Le Sereno Villas offer the best of both worlds: the privacy and the expansiveness of a villa combined with the personal service and attention to detail found only at the best beachfront resorts in the world. Each of the three Villas offer more than 7,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space. These exclusive Villas have four bedrooms, large living areas, fully equipped kitchen, expansive terraces, landscaped gardens and oversized pools overlooking the magnificent views over the Grand Cul-de-Sac. Guests feel thoroughly at home and completely pampered in Le Sereno Villas. Additionally, Le Sereno delights in pampering their youngest guests with special gifts and amenities suitable for children and offers a specially priced kids’ menu in the restaurant. For parents who want some alone time, babysitting and other services can easily be arranged by the hotel team.
About: Le Sereno is an intimate beachfront hotel with 36 suites and three 7,000 square feet, four-bedroom Villas each with a private pool and garden. Le Sereno stretches along 180 meters (600 feet) of sandy beach on the coveted Grand Cul-de-Sac, where virtually all of the suites and villas have a view of the turquoise lagoon. The Spa at Le Sereno has the island’s only true waterfront treatment suite featuring products and techniques by Sothys. Le Sereno St. Barth is owned and operated by Sereno Properties which oversees the Le Sereno Villas and the soon to be unveiled Il Sereno, Lake Como in Italy.
Property: Wequassett Resort and Golf Club
Location: Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Family Accommodations: Mother Goose is a charming three bedroom, two bath retreat with stunning views overlooking Pleasant Bay. The property is nicely landscaped and tastefully decorated. The home offers spectacular water views and includes a spacious living room, elegant dining room and fully equipped kitchen. A lovely waterfront patio is the perfect setting to enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Mother Goose is just steps from the resort and is ideal for a family vacation. Wequassett offers a nautical-themed Children’s Center with a playground that includes pirate ships and treasure chests, customized with slides, ramps and ropes adjacent to an aquatic playground with fountains and sprays. Seasonal programming includes: children’s beach club, camping under the stars, a floating dock (for kids to jump off of and swim) as well as customized children’s welcome experiences and amenities.
About: A Cape Cod tradition for generations, Wequassett Resort and Golf Club is an exquisite hideaway nestled on 27 acres of pristine waterfront on Pleasant Bay in Chatham, Massachusetts. A member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts Legend Collection, the Five-Star property features 120 guest rooms and suites; four restaurants; magnificent pools; boating; tennis and championship golf at Cape Cod National. At twenty-eight Atlantic, the signature fine dining restaurant within the Five-Star property, Executive Chef James Hackney serves a sophisticated menu of iconic New England dishes, while The Outer Bar and Grille is a perennial destination for casual coastal cuisine. The Children’s Center offers innovative, educational and whimsical programming for tots to teens, encouraging the younger guests to explore one of the country’s most imaginative playgrounds. The resort recently added 10,000 square feet of additional outdoor event space creating a dramatic backdrop for weddings and events. The indoor meetings and event space is comprised of 20,000 square feet of indoor flexible space and eight meeting rooms. In 2015, the resort received recognition in Travel + Leisure’s list of the World’s Best Hotels and was named a top hotel by Condé Nast Traveler.
Property: Honua Kai Resort & Spa
Location: Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii
Family Accommodations: Honua Kai offers more than 600 one, two and three bedroom suites that are suitable for the entire family, but the most lavish is the Kamehameha Suite, which includes three bedrooms, a kitchen, a living room, dining room, three and a half bathrooms and the largest lanai on Maui! The 2,650 square feet of indoor space seamlessly transitions into the 3,200 square feet of comfortable outdoor space where guests can lounge on one of the three sunbeds, whale watch on a chaise lounge, take in the sunset from the center seating area or share dinner under the stars. As the oceanfront suite is on the sixth floor, the Kamehameha Suite offers fabulous panoramic views of the West Maui Mountains, islands of Moloka’i and Lana’i and the Pacific Ocean.
Inside, guests will find a fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel Viking appliances, including a refrigerator, stove, dishwasher and microwave; Bosch washer and dryer; wireless Internet; flat-screen TV; a king-size bed in every room and one queen-size sofa bed in the living room.
About: Honua Kai offers a uniquely contemporary Maui experience. Nestled on 38 oceanfront acres of Kaanapali's pristine North Beach, the resort is designed as two U-shaped buildings with ocean and mountain views, lush landscaping and expansive open spaces. This openness is mirrored in each of the 628 guest suites (one-, two-, and three-bedroom) with the largest lanais on Maui, professionally equipped kitchens, spacious and homelike floor plans, and luxury resort services. An imaginative aqua network of pools, hot tubs, natural pond bridges, waterslide, waterfalls and fountains allows for privacy and play. Dining options include Duke’s Beach House and ‘Aina Gourmet Market.