Florida is a go-to destination for fun in the sun and excitement for adults and children. If you are planning your next vacation, consider a resort in Florida that appeal to the whole family. While some resorts and hotels are geared more toward an older crowd or exclusively for couples, there are plenty that offer activities for children of all ages.
Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort
Located on Amelia Island, just minutes from Jacksonville, Florida, the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort is an incredible place for couples with children. Located on more than 1,300 acres of land, the resort offers private condos and villas amidst its lush foliage. There are miles and miles of nature trails full of native wildlife and flora. Bike rentals are available, as are guided nature walks, kayaking trips, fishing and a marsh walk. Keep the children more than entertained with educational and fun nature classes and camp-like activities.
Club Med Sandpiper Bay Resort
At this Club Med location, which is found on the St. Lucie River only 45 minutes from Palm Beach, there are also many activities that cater to the needs of children. This 216 acre, all-inclusive resort has four pools, a golf course, tennis courts and adult academies for fitness, golf and tennis. For children there is a huge “Kidz Village” splash park and many activities geared especially for kids, including Zumba, talent shows and Raggs Clubhouse. Babysitting services are available as well. Trips to the Kennedy Space Center and Walt Disney World, which are both only minutes away, are also available.
Hawks Cay Resort
Located in the Florida Keys, Hawks Cay Resort offers snorkeling, swimming, water sports and more. Children are key at Hawks Cay, since the resort offers a huge array of activities for the young and young at heart. Let children have their own snorkeling adventure in an enclosed lagoon while the adults check out the coral reef. There are also pools dedicated entirely to children, featuring a pirate ship, water cannons and more. Take the entire family to get up close and personal with dolphins or send the kids to play all day at the playground or to a special camp.
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Naples offers more than just luxurious amenities for adults – it caters to kids, too. Located on the Paradise Coast, this Ritz-Carlton sits along a three mile stretch of white, sandy beach in an area known for calm waters. Take the kids kayaking or sailing, or let them play in the children’s pool or in their very own play center on the property.
Every resort will offer different activities for adults and children and while planning a trip it is always important to keep that in mind. Florida resorts have to much to offer because they are many fun things to do in Florida. So plan wisely and find the resort that will fit your family best.
Karlee Wiggins blogs about her travel experiences and research. She enjoys traveling with her husband and taking pictures.