Looking for luxury? Here are four dreamy destinations that cater to adults and kids alike.
1. FOUR SEASONS RESORT LANAI, LANAI CITY, HAWAII
Spend a day at the beach for surfing, snorkeling, kayaking and turtle watching. Play a round of sunset golf on the oceanside Jack Nicklaus Signature Manele Golf Course, head out for a snorkel and sail adventure or find your way to Shipwreck Beach in a high-clearance Jeep. The Kids for All Seasons program offers hula and ukulele lessons, storytelling and lei-making.
2. FAIRMONT GRAND DEL MAR, DEL MAR, CALIFORNIA
Lounge alongside one of four heated pools, check out the equestrian center, sign up for a guided hike into the canyon preserve or take a mother-daughter spa treatment. Get in the swing of things on the Tom Fazio-designed golf course or pile into the free shuttle for a day at the SoCal beach. Indulge in an adults-only evening at chef William Bradley’s top-ranked Addison restaurant.
3. SUGAR BAY RESORT & SPA, ST. THOMAS, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS
Plan an all-inclusive family getaway and enjoy stunning sea views, casual or fine dining and plenty of kids’ activities. There’s a half-day program for youngsters ages 4-12, water sports, tennis, mini golf, eco-tours, sailing and shopping. Stop into the spa for the treatment of your choice, and enjoy a daily workout in the fitness center.
4. TURTLE INN, PLACENCIA, BELIZE
At this Central American outpost, you can explore ancient caves, get immersed in Mayan culture and kayak through freshwater lagoons. You can also snorkel above the second-largest barrier reef in the world; hang out with spider monkeys, loggerhead turtles, toucans and kingfishers; and watch the sunset. End your trip at the 25-room, Francis Ford Coppola-owned seaside refuge.