Planning a family vacation means attempting to find a destination that every member of the family is going to like. This can always be a bit difficult…ESPECIALLY with teenagers involved. Teens, if you happen to be reading this, don’t worry. We were all one once. It’s a rough time.
These family members are too young to participate in many of the adult activities and amenities, but also too mature for at least some of the “kid’s” entertainment. It really is an awkward position to be in!
Don’t worry — we’ve put together a list of the 5 different destinations that are sure to satisfy the needs and wants of everyone headed to the beach with you!
5 Best Resorts To Stay At If You’re Traveling With Teenagers:
1. Now Larimar
After consulting various BeachMasters, I learned that the Now brand of resorts are the overall top-pick for a family traveling with teens! This specific property, Now Larimar, is located on over 700 yards of palm-studded white sand beach on the Caribbean Sea. No wristband is necessary, which means one less thing for you to get your kids to keep up with! As opposed to many other resorts, the Now brand tends to create an environment catered towards older kids. Between the teen club, immense entertainment, and activities offered, you’ll be glad you chose Now Larimar.
Where do I begin? This resort is pretty fabulous, for people of ALL ages. There’s pretty much an endless list of activities at your disposal as a guest. As far as “teenage entertainment,” let’s start with the awesome water park that includes a lazy river, wave pool, flowrider, and slides! In addition, there’s a chic teen lounge with games, a bowling alley, zip line, an ice cream parlor, and even bumper cars! There’s almost no way your kids can get bored at this resort, which means more relaxation for you.
The luxurious and elegant Iberostar Paraiso Lindo is located in Riviera Maya, right alongside the beach between Cancun and Playa del Carmen. As you can see in the photos below, the pool area is spread vertically throughout the property. The kiddos will get as much pool time as their hearts desire! There’s also plenty of activities going on, including water sports, volleyball, and even pottery making classes. As we all know, kids and teens like to stay busy, unlike us adults who would be fine with laying on the beach for hours on end. This Iberostar has the solution!
The Hard Rock brand is well-known for its high energy environment, which is pretty ideal for teenage guests! This particular property overlooks the Caribbean Sea and offers a wide variety of excellent dining venues, shopping, entertainment and night life. Even the rooms include amenities for younger guests, including kids’ menus, video games, and pint-size plush robes! Naturally, the rooms are decked out in rock star themed decor, which all the cool teens will totally love.
Set on a secluded bay north of Tulum, you’ll find Dreams Puertos Aventuras — a heavenly resort looking out on a yacht-filled marina and the Caribbean Sea. The site offers a wide range of activities, including but not limited to cooking or dance lessons, Euro-bungee, snorkeling, billiards, windsurfing, and golf. The part your teenager will most likely love the most is the on-site opportunity to Swim with Dolphins!
So, ready to book a trip? We can help!