March Break in Ontario is right around the corner (March 12-16) and while there is plenty to do in this diverse province to keep kids busy all week, sometimes it’s nice to travel and escape somewhere hot. These five exceptional family-friendly resorts are perfect for a warm weather vacation and all offer kids programs and activities. Whether you want to play in the warm waters of Mexico’s Riviera Maya, enjoy the rides of Disney World in Orlando, explore the rainforests of St. Lucia, hike through the warm Phoenix desert or to search for wildlife in Costa Rica – you are sure to have a great time at these destinations. All of these resorts can be booked directly though CAA Travel.
Iberostar Paraiso Maya – Riviera Maya, Mexico.
Mexico is a popular travel destination for Canadians and the Riviera Maya is the perfect family getaway. This gorgeous stretch of Caribbean coastline is home to white sandy beaches and refreshing turquoise waters. The moment you arrive at the family-friendly Iberostar Paraiso Maya (30 minutes from Cancun airport) you will start to relax among nature and the Mayan architecture knowing this all-inclusive resort will take care of your every need. No child will ever be bored with nine swimming pools including a wave pool, winding lazy river, splash park, tennis, bike tours and of course the beach is steps away. Star Friends has specific programs tailored to kids’ age four to six, seven to 12 and 13 to 17 – not to mention exciting nightly entertainment such as Boogie Nights, karaoke, disco and live theatre. Dine at the international buffets with fresh guacamole and chips or the five specialty restaurants that cater to dietary preferences with tons of healthy options and delicious indulgences.
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort – Orlando, Florida.
It’s no secret, Orlando is home to the happiest place on earth and kids and adults of all ages flock to visit this magical realm. By staying at a Disney resort you can take advantage of extra magic hours for additional time at the theme parks with fewer crowds and avoid parking fees, as shuttles can take you from your hotel straight to the parks. If your kids love Pluto and Goofy, feast at the Swan and Dolphin’s Garden Grove for an ultimate character dining experience. These Disney friends make an appearance during weekend breakfasts and nightly dinners and are more than happy to pose for the ultimate vacation photo. Should you need some adult alone time from your offspring during the trip just drop the kiddos off at Camp Dolphin (for kids age four to 12) and head to the Mandara Spa for some world class pampering such as the coconut poultice massage.
St. James’s Club Morgan’s Bay – St. Lucia.
A visit to the tropical island of St. Lucia is the ultimate paradise getaway for a sunny and warm March Break. The lush rainforest and Caribbean Sea is perfect for families to explore. Save time to visit the unique Sulphur Springs Park and take an invigorating bath in a black water pool in Soufrière. Kids love the many swimming pools and winding slides at St. James’s Club Morgan’s Bay. Children ages two to 11 can check out the supervised programs including beach games, jewelry making and all sorts of crafts. Adults can get a break from parenting and head to the spa, have a drink at the adults only secluded pool or attempt the many water sports offered here such as waterskiing or windsurfing. This all-inclusive resort is home to six restaurants including Morgan’s Pier Restaurant where you can eat a scrumptious meal right out of a cooked pineapple.
Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort – Phoenix, Arizona.
If you want to escape the snow and ice, a trip to the Phoenix desert will do the trick. Phoenix is known worldwide for spectacular sunsets, excellent hiking trails and of course, cacti of all shapes and sizes. The Point Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort is located next to the Phoenix North Mountain Preserve and is great for families. Their Falls Water Village features a 40-foot waterfall, large swimming pools and a 138-foot enclosed waterslide for little adventurers and complimentary poolside activities. There are scavenger hunts, Ping Pong Scramble and private poolside cabanas. Dine at Different Pointe of View for panoramic views of the Phoenix desert through floor to ceiling windows. The next day, drive to Desert Botanical Garden to learn all about desert plants, flowers and succulents and experience the true beauty of this destination.
JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa – Costa Rica.
Located in Hacienda Pinilla, Guanacaste, Costa Rica, a vacation at JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa will ensure you have wonderful memories to last a lifetime. This tropical paradise surrounds you with beauty at every turn so have your camera ready. Adults can get pampered at the resort’s luxurious spa while the kiddies play at JW Adventure Kids Club. Then, the whole family can meet up and eat outside at the Azul Pool for lunch before heading out to explore. Nearby family-friendly attractions include supreme snorkeling opportunities at Flamingo Beach, where marine species will leisurely swim by you in the warm clear waters; water sports at Tamarindo Beach; or explore Guanacaste National Park looking for wild birds, howler monkeys, white-faced capuchins, armadillos and coatis.
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