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Need parental alone time? 9 great resorts with kids’ clubs worth the splurge

These are resorts with kids' clubs so parents can get a little rest on vacation

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Do you ever return from vacation feeling like you need another vacation? If you have kids, chances are your time off wasn’t as relaxing as you’d hoped it would be. If you’re tired of coming home from vacation more tired than when you left, it may be time to look at resorts with kids’ clubs. Many resorts have realized parents want to enjoy their vacation, and that sometimes means time away from the kids.

Resort kids’ clubs have become increasingly popular, not only because they provide parents with some much-needed alone time during their hard-earned vacation, but provide a ton of fun and structured activities for kids in a safe, supervised environment. If you’ve been looking for your next great family vacation, check out these resorts with kids’ clubs that are worth the splurge.

Family resorts with kids’ clubs outside of the U.S.

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Beaches Resort, Turks & Caicos

Beaches Resort in Turks & Caicos is one of our favorite places on the planet. Not only does this resort boast five magnificent villages, but has a 45,000 square-foot water park, 21 gourmet restaurants, 10 pools, the Red Lane Spa, and a stunning 12-mile beach.

There are activities for kids of all ages, including the appearance of Sesame Street characters, an Xbox Play Lounge, and a teen disco. Starting with an infant program and leading up to activities for tweens and teens, there’s something for everyone at Beaches Resorts.

All nannies and Kids’ Camp staffers at Beaches Resorts are members of the International Nanny Association, so you will feel confident leaving your child while you take advantage of being a grown-up. While the kids are being cared for, hit the Red Lane Spa, chill out at the adult-only pool, or simply enjoy exploring this amazing resort.

It also offers the Caribbean’s first autism-friendly camps. In addition to the kids’ camps, which are included in your vacation package, you could hire a private nanny for an additional cost. Beaches Resort in Turks & Caicos is definitely worth the splurge.

Club Med, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Club Med in Punta Cana offers care for children as young as 4 months to 3 years old, with its Baby Club Med and Petit Club Med programs, as well as Mini Club Med and Club Med Passworld for older children. All activities and games are structured for different age groups and your kids are sure to find new friends as they enjoy their time at the resort.

Kids could even try their hand at performing in the Circus School by Club Med. This resort provides a variety of group lessons and classes, as well as some structured activities for the whole family. It offers a variety of rooms, including luxurious family suites, and an adult-only area to relax while the kids are at camp.

Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa, Jamaica

The Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa is an all-inclusive resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica, where children 2 and under stay for free. At just 15 minutes from the airport, Hilton Rose Hall allows you to get the vacation started quickly without having to worry about a lengthy bus ride to your resort.

It offers daily supervised Kidz Klub activities for children between the ages of 4 and 12, and a teen zone for kids 13 to 17 with gaming consoles, air hockey, and foosball machines. Set on 400 lush, tropical acres, this resort has something for the entire family, including the largest water park in Jamaica and the spa where you could opt for treatments outside by the sea.

Hard Rock Hotel, Riviera Maya, Mexico

The Hard Rock Hotel in the Riviera Maya allows families to relish in a luxurious, all-inclusive resort the entire family will always remember. The Hard Rock Roxity Kids’ Club gives your children between the ages of 4 and 12 a space to enjoy activities, games, crafts, and music, but also offers an additional nanny service available by reservation.

Parents can take advantage of the many adult-only amenities while their children enjoy the kids’ club or the whole family could head to the Rockaway Bay water park, which features slides for kiddos of all ages. This stunning resort has a kids’ pool and family pool, as well as a number of dining and room options.

Sensira Resort and Spa, Riviera Maya, Mexico

The Sensira Resort and Spa in Riviera Maya offers a ritzy getaway for the whole family. It has an oceanfront infinity pool with activities, a family-friendly pool, and an adult-only pool with a hydromassage tub. The resort features areas for children, like The Baby Explorer Club for kids as young as 18 months to 3 years old and the Adventure Club for kids 4 years and older.

Teens will spend time at the Emoji Teens Club, which has video games, virtual reality, foosball, ping-pong, air hockey, billiards, and much more. This resort provides zip-line adventures, a mini-golf course, and tennis. Meanwhile, adults can hit up the adult-only S-Club nightclub, enjoy time unwinding at the spa, or take an excursion to see the local attractions in Cancun and Playa Del Carmen.

If you want to keep the resort kids’ clubs in the U.S.

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The Cloister at Sea Island, Georgia

The Cloister at Sea Island will take your family to Georgia’s gorgeous coastline. Nature-loving families will enjoy the nature center where you could do a hawk walk and try to make friends with beautiful falcons. Go biking, learn how to play pickleball, or take a history lesson on golf.

For the kiddies, there is plenty of indoor and outdoor fun, from movie nights to air riffle practice to nature walks to dinners. Camp Cloister is for children ages 3 and 4, with the older Camp Cloister for kids 5 to 14. The Cloister also hosts family-friendly events like Family Paint Night to bring everyone back together after the time apart.

Tyler Place Family Resort, Vermont

Choose The Tyler Place Family Resort and get an all-inclusive resort located in Vermont, known for its award-winning family vacation packages featuring children’s programs, facilities, and activities. This incredible resort offers kids’ programming from babies up to 10th graders. Programs include group activities, such as bike rides, field trips, hikes through the wilderness, swimming at the lake, indoor or outdoor pool fun, and local Vermont swimming hole visits.

There are a number of activities for kids, like lawn games, rock climbing, trampolining, tubing, and stand-up paddleboarding. The resort prides itself on being inclusive and works to ensure all kids love their vacation. It offers 70 different units, ranging from family private cottages to suites. The children and teen programs have evening hours beginning at 5:30 p.m., which means adults are free for nighttime cocktails on the deck or porch or indulge in an adult-only candlelight dinner.

Disney Aulani, Hawaii

Although Disney’s Aulani resort isn’t a typical all-inclusive resort, it includes complimentary kids’ club activities, complimentary character experiences, and more than 30 complimentary activities. Aunty’s Beach House is Aulani’s complimentary beach club for kids and is full of Disney magic. It features activities like a movie room showing Disney favorites, Xbox video games, interactive game tables, Hawaiian arts and crafts, dress-up play, an enclosed and secure backyard for playtime, and a secure check-in/check-out process for children ages 3 to 12.

There are daily themed activities and premium experiences available for an additional fee. Kids 10 to 12 could experience the tween zone tailored specifically for them. Adults can use their alone time to take one of the many complimentary premium fitness classes offered at the 24-hour, 2,000-square-foot Mikimiki Fitness Center, enjoy a round at the Ko Olina Golf Club, or simply bask in paradise at Laniwai, the full-service spa.

Club Med Sandpiper Bay, Florida

Club Med Sandpiper Bay calls itself Florida’s best family all-inclusive resort and prides itself on the number of its sports offerings for children. Kids’ clubs start as young as 4 months old with the Baby Gym at Baby Club Med, and has circus, golf, and tennis for tots 4 years and up at Mini Club Med.

Sandpiper Bay features a Sports Academy with top-ranked coaches and an adult-exclusive infinity pool with a dedicated bar. This resort is conveniently located between Miami and Orlando, so it’s easy to take advantage of other activities and attractions in the area.

Vacations should be fun and relaxing for everyone in the family, which is why you deserve to splurge and book one of these awesome all-inclusive resorts with a kids’ club. Plus, it would be nice to let someone else do the cooking, cleaning, and watching the kids for a bit. Pick a resort with a kids’ club to go decompress a bit before the reality of parenthood takes things up another notch.

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