Planning a vacation for the whole family takes a lot of preparation (and patience!). It’s not easy finding resort vacations that satisfy everyone’s needs from a luxurious spa for Mom to a water slide and kiddie pool for little Benjamin. Fortunately, those rare places do exist, even in popular destinations like Cabo San Lucas, where the weather is perfectly sunny for about 350 days of the year and the average year round temperate is a beautiful 78 degrees. Here’s a round up of fourresorts in Cabo that can accomodate adults and kids alike!
1. Grand Solmar Land’s End Resort
For the kids: miniature golf course, weekly kids camps, treehouse, movie nights
For the parents: infinity pools, a “romance coordinator” to plan couples activities, private beach area, full service spa
2. Villa Del Palmar Resort and Spa
For the kids: supervised kids clubs, “Willy the Whale” water slide, babysitting services
For the parents: one of the best spas in Cabo, full service fitness center, on site shops, watersports and horseback riding
3. Dreams Los Cabos Suites Golf Resort and Spa
For the kids: jungle-themed kids club (Dreams Explorers Club), kiddie pools, outdoor movies, sand castle contests
For the parents: newly renovated spa, fitness center, theme parties, oceanfront bars, wide variety of dining options
4. Melia Cabo Real
For the kids: children 12 and under are free, rock wall, playground, kids club, arts and crafts, dance classes, babysitting services
For the parents: free fitness center, spa services, 18 hole golf course, theme nights
The words luxury and family vacation are rarely used together in the same sentence but these four Cabo San Lucas resorts make it possible. Many also offer all inclusive vacation packages which make the planning process (and the actual trip) that much easier.
Choosing a resort instead of a regular hotel is also a much safer option for your family given recent travel warnings in Mexico. The resort areas are fine to travel to and you’ll still reap all the benefits of a Mexican beach vacation. There’s plenty to see and do inside the resort boundaries!
Resort vacations aren’t just for honeymooners anymore. Book with one of the above deluxe destinations to turn your tropical getaway dreams into reality!
Americans are often said to be one of the most over-worked populations in the world. According to the Center for Economic and Policy Research, 25% of working Americans get zero paid time off from their jobs. Even our neighbors to the north in Canada are given 19 days of paid vacation time, while countries like France and Italy offer their employees 31 days of paid time off from work. If you’re luck enough to get away from the office for a while — whether it’s a week or a weekend — make sure you make the most out of it, because we Americans are already starved for relaxation time as it is.
Even when we do manage to escape, whether it’s to exotic cities, all inclusive resorts, or beachside vacation rentals, work guilt pervades our lives. Recent surveys reveal that 10% of vacationers claim they can’t relax at all while on holiday, and it’s no wonder: 25% said a colleague contacted them while away and 20% corresponded with their boss while on vacation! So much for relaxation and de-stressing.
If you’re paying good money for vacation rentals, make the most out of your new home-away-from-home. Soak in everything the luxury villas have to offer, whether it’s sun, sand, water, or wine. But with those all inclusive vacation packages, there’s one thing you really ought to exclude, and that’s the Internet.
It’s easier said than done. The constant habits of checking email, scrolling through social media, and catching up with the world through its wide web are a safety net for sanity in the real world, but they’re hard habits to kick while on vacation. Our thumbs seem to have minds of their own, opening apps before we even know what’s happening. Leaving your phone on the bedside table might help you cut back while you’re out on the town or beach, but its irresistible updates will still be waiting when you return.
The only way to kick scrolling syndrome while you’re on holiday is to ban the Internet from your vacation rentals entirely. You might panic, at first, when your email doesn’t refresh or your newsfeed doesn’t reload. But with a little bit of time, it can serve as a calming reminder that the world doesn’t always have to refresh itself at breakneck speed. Sometimes, the best refresher is enjoying the stillness of the world around you, just as it is.