6 Hotels Geared for Multi-Gen Travel

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Multi-gen family travel is a trend that’s isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Families are not just heading out of town with the kids, but bringing along the grandparents, as well as aunts and uncles, too. Here are a few properties across the globe that cater to each demographic on these family vacations, while offering fun activities for the parents, kiddos and grandparents to enjoy together, yet also giving them each relaxing or entertaining options to do on their own, too. 

6. Teatime at The St. Regis Bal Harbour

Tea Time at the St. Regis.

Young guests can join in on high tea with The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort’s children’s tea program at La Gourmandise. Kids are given a wide variety of playfully presented sweet and savory treats to choose from—including vanilla cake pops, chocolate covered rice Krispy treats and dulce de leche alfajores.

For more information, visit marriott.com/hotels/travel/miaxr-the-st-regis-bal-harbour-resort.

5. Boozy Paletas and Boogie Boards at Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach

Family time at the Conrad Fort. Lauderdale Beach.

While parents indulge in boozy paletas at Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach’s Spinnaker Pool Grill or rent a custom cruiser for a ride down North Beach, children can spend the day at the resort’s kids club, GO H20!, where the can participate in marine discovery experiments, beach scavenger hunts, and event boogie boarding lessons led by CPR-certified instructors.

For more information, visit conradfortlauderdale.com.

4. Salsa Dancing & Massages in Cartagena

Kids dancing on a beach.

The 5-star Conrad Cartagena boasts serene natural surroundings, sweeping ocean views and upscale amenities for a family getaway with a dose of the city’s culture. Kids ages three to 12 can enjoy guided activities at the Kids Club where they can participate in salsa dancing lessons, arts and craft afternoons, as well as karaoke competitions complete with snacks and souvenirs. Parents can tee off at the only TPC golf course in South America, and then unwind with a nature-infused massage at the Conrad SPA.

For more information, visit conradhotels3.hilton.com/en/hotels/colombia/conrad-cartagena.

3. Historic Charleston

A family bike ride in Charleston.

A destination that celebrates all things Americana, families can bond while taking a bike ride through the city’s cobblestone streets filled with rich history, or opt for a ride on a horse drawn carriage. Charleston’s only waterfront hotel in the Historic District, Harbour View Inn offers families packages such as the Aquarium Package offering 10 percent off their stay, admission to the city’s famous Aquarium for two adults and one child, and a soft sea animal plush toy for the kiddos to take home.

For more information, visit harbourviewcharleston.com.

2. Learn Puerto Rican Traditions

Aerial views of the Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve Puerto Rico.

Set against the backdrop of the nation’s only tropical rainforest, Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve Puerto Rico opened in December following a multi-million-dollar renovation. The oceanfront haven is situated on Puerto Rico’s northeastern shoreline, near Old San Juan, El Yunque National Forest, and one of the island’s three bioluminescent bays. Travelers visiting during spring break can enjoy the resort’s all-suite, bungalow-style accommodations; three pools including Puerto Rico’s largest lagoon-style pool; a full-service spa; two world-class Tom Kite-designed golf courses; and dive into the local culture with the resort’s Dominoes Master who teaches guests the craft of the game as well as authentic cooking classes led by the property’s chef.

For more information, visit hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/puerto-rico.

1. An Unforgettable Family Reunion

Views of the Bluefields Bay Villas.

At Bluefields Bay Villas, families will have all the comforts of home. Experienced nannies are available daily to ensure a personalized experience for children, as well as the adults. For elderly guests, companions are available to help older guests get ready for daily activities or keep them company while the family is adventuring for the day. Each day, families can come together and recap the day’s events during gourmet meals prepared by their chef. Larger families visiting for a family reunion can reserve multiple, or all six, villas for an unforgettable family reunion.

For more information, visit bluefieldsvillas.com.

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