Top 8 Summer Vacation Spots For Families

1, Dreams Palm Beach Punta CanaPunta Cana, Dominican Republic

Surrounded by gorgeous beaches, a majestic turquoise sea, lovely pools and lush tropical gardens, this Dreams resort has just about everything you could ask for. Family-sized rooms and suites offer luxury amenities, private balconies or terraces, daily refreshed mini bars, and 24-hour room and concierge services. Internationally-themed restaurants and festive bars & lounges, located in stunning indoor and outdoor settings provide delectable dining options.

With so many ways to play, from numerous daytime activities, featuring an Explorer’s Club for Kids and a Core Zone for teens, a world-class spa and fitness center, and fantastic nighttime entertainment, a stay at Dreams Palm Beach will be forever memorable.


2. Grand Palladium JamaicaJamaica, Caribbean

This resort is located on the beachfront with breathtaking blue waters of the northwest Jamaica coast in the lovely village of Lucea, between Montego Bay and Negril. Spacious, comfortable, and fully equipped, the modern junior suites allow for a pleasant stay, with all the luxuries, built into the exotic, natural environment.

Guests may enjoy a wide variety of delicious cuisine in any of the exquisite, reservation-free, a la carte restaurants (Italian, Mexican, Asian, Hindu, BBQ Grill, Creole-Jamaican, and Seafood) and in the three buffet style restaurants, in addition to the wide selection of beverages in any of the numerous bars throughout the complex.


3. Now Sapphire Riviera CancunRiviera Maya, Mexico

This family-friendly resort is the perfect getaway with a tropical landscape of evergreen trees, wheat-colored sand, and sparkling azure sea. Now Sapphire provides a collection of amenities, led by unlimited gourmet food and unlimited-top-shelf spirits in reservation-free, gourmet restaurants and stylish bars and lounges, pool and beach wait service, and 24-hour room and concierge service, comes without the wristband many resorts require.

Stepping outside your suite means endless activities, including Hobie cats, kayaking, windsurfing and nightly entertainment beginning with theme parties and movies on the beach. Plus, there’s oversized swimming pools, a fitness center and — for an extra fee — deep-sea fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling and golf. So many options for every family member!


4. Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas Los Cabos, Mexico

A magnificent beachfront property, Riu Palace in Cabo offers all the features and amenities you’ve come to expect from Riu Resorts. Breathtaking architecture elegant restaurants and luxury accommodations, all surrounded by splendid tropical gardens. Awarded with the “AAA Three Diamond Award” in 2014 and ideally located within three miles of downtown Cabo San Lucas.

This exciting town is known best for its phenomenal deep sea fishing. Land lovers will enjoy fabulous shopping, marvelous restaurants and outstanding night life. A variety of exceptional restaurants provide a superb selection of buffet and a la carte dinner choices. In the evening be entertained by a live show or dance to your favorite tunes at the disco, open six nights a week.


5. Westin Playa Conchal Resort & Spa — Guanacaste, Costa Rica

The Westin Playa Conchal is an eco-friendly hotel located in northeastern Costa Rica on the country’s magnificent North-Pacific Riviera. Nestled between lush forests and the sparkling blue waters of the Pacific Ocean, the resort enjoys a privileged location among Costa Rican retreats. The secluded two-and-a-half-mile Conchal Beach alongside the resort owes its name to the pristine white sand made out of tiny, crushed seashells. Here, the crystal-clear water is always the perfect temperature for swimming, snorkeling, or surfing.

Featuring elegant guest villas and suites, an astonishing selection of international cuisine, and rejuvenating mind/body therapies, The Westin Golf Resort & Spa, Playa Conchal is the ultimate location for relaxation. The utterly indulgent Royal Beach Club is designed exclusively for adults, while the Family Club delivers fun for guests of all ages. The all-inclusive, all-suite Westin Resort experience will forever transform your expectations of what a vacation should be.


6. Sheraton Bijao Beach Resort Panama — Panama, Panama

This Panama resort provides endless options for you and your family to relax and have fun. The Sheraton Bijao Beach Resort is located 73 miles from Tocumen International Airport. The resort overlooks a spectacular stretch of beach (Playa Blanca) in the Santa Clara region, known as the “Dry Arc,” for its comfortable dry climate throughout most of the year.

All of the exquisite guest rooms and suites have a balcony or terrace, featuring breathtaking views of either the Pacific Ocean or the lush mountainside. After a long day of outdoor activities, you’ll sleep comfortably in the plush Sheraton Sweet Sleeper Bed. "VFMLID=55575182"

7. Breezes Bahamas — Nassau, Bahamas

Located on a breathtaking stretch of the powder white sands of Cable Beach. Crystal clear waters gently lap the shore as everyday worries drift away. Just a short stroll along the beach takes you to the excitement of Nassau’s glittering casinos and bustling nightlife. Located just five miles from downtown and within walking distance of the Crystal Palace Casino, this high-energy resort accommodates guests 14 and older.

Breezes Bahamas features casual, energetic fun all day and all night. Grab a bite anytime at the 24-hour Snack Attack. Test your skill on the flying trapeze at the Circus School or grab a windsurf board and set sail on an unforgettable journey across the magnificent crystal waters. Challenge yourself by scaling the daring rock climbing wall and enjoy some incredible views from 30 feet high! Be sure to get out there and snorkel right off the shore where the beautiful Bahamian water boasts visibility up to 100 feet down. Then get a massage or a rejuvenating body treatment at the full-service Blue Mahoe Spa. Rest up, because when the sun goes down, things heat up!


8. Beach Palace — Cancun, Mexico

Escape to Cancun on a beautiful stretch of white sand with a premiere location and modern facilities that create the perfect combination for an unforgettable escape. At Beach Palace, every day offers activities for guests of every age. Choose a relaxing day in the spa, where you can choose from a selection of massages, bath therapies, facials, body scrubs, wraps, and a sauna and steam room. Daily and nightly activities include contests, singers, and live performances. Lounge in the sun, take a refreshing swim, or join in the activities at one of the three outdoor pools, including two rooftop pools. Beach Palace is perfect for the whole family.

All meals and drinks are part of the all-inclusive plan, so feel free to order whatever entices you. Delectable dining choices include cuisine from Mexico, Japan, and Italy. Don’t forget that the 24-hour room service is ready to serve you in the comfort of your luxurious guest room.