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Kids Just Want to Have Fun

For an awesome family vacation where the kids can have the time of their life (including you!), look no further than an all-inclusive getaway to Mexico and the Caribbean. 

We all remember what it was like being young, and while some things haven’t changed as to what kids want in a vacation (a big pool, lots of ice cream, cool activities that fit their interests), all-inclusive resorts offer kids more amenities and activities to choose from than ever before.

For one flat-rate, all-inclusive family resorts basically include everything — accommodations, meals, some activities and excursions.
All you have to do is relax and choose which activities and excursions you want to join in on. So when it comes to choosing the perfect all-inclusive resort for your family, it’s best to first consult the real experts: the kids.

Try Something Different, Something New
Kids deserve plenty of credit for being open to new experiences that are vastly different from what they’re used to back home. In fact, given the opportunity, most kiddos welcome the chance to try something new no matter how exotic and otherworldly the experience or destination may first appear — and it’s those kind of experiences that create fond memories for life. 

Beyond fantastic weather, great food is what people — including kids — most remember about a vacation. Of course, when the kids are having a good time, they are much more likely to try new things, including food. “The whole point of going somewhere on vacation is to see new stuff and try weird foods you don’t have at home, but not too weird,” says Olivia (10) from Seattle. “One time we went to Mexico and the resort had cactus at the buffet. I had never eaten it before. My dad dared me to try it and I did! It was really slimy, but good.” If you have your own budding chef or just want to enjoy great food — with a focus on quality over
quantity — the Nickelodeon™ Hotels & Resort Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic is prime for your crew. Every minute of every day at this five-star Gourmet Inclusive® playcation destination serves up luxury amenities and infinite Nickelodeon family entertainment. Many all-inclusive resorts offer everything from babysitting services, kids and teen clubs, gourmet restaurants and an extensive list of activities that run the gamut from arts & crafts to yoga. Resorts throughout Mexico and the Caribbean provide a very unique vacation experience for families as they typically offer everything you need (and more) for one price. While parents appreciate their unbeatable value, kids will come to love thewide array of activities and new experiences they offer. When asked about what he was looking forward to on his family’s upcoming vacation to Jamaica, Max (9) from Montreal said: “I can’t waitto go snorkeling with my dad andbrother and see a green sea turtle.They’re my favorite animal! But my mom and little sister are just going to stay by the pool and take a nap.But I don’t think you should go on vacation just to sleep.” Better yet, many of these
properties are also located near world-renowned natural and archeological sites (typically an addition fee) that are prime for “wowing” the kids. For Julie (7) of San Diego, her family’s recent trip to Mexico also brings a smile to her face. “I always forget the name of the place we went to, so I call it Chicken Pizza [Chichen Itza],” she said. “There were all these really old buildings that had steps on them that went to the top. It was really cool! Another day we went on a boat to go fishing and we saw lots of dolphins jumping out of the water. I think they wanted to eat the fish we caught.” Families looking for a resort that is near many great day trip destinations should consider Dreams Los Cabos Suites Golf Resort & Spa in Mexico. Part of AMResort’s collection of luxury resort destinations, Dreams Los Cabos is set along the sparkling Sea of Cortez, surrounded by eight championship golf courses and many day trips excursions that include ziplining, horseback riding, and ocean fishing.

When in Doubt, Just Ask
When asked what her favorite part of vacations are, Stella (6), from Chicago, needed a moment to think it over. Her answer was uite simple. “Eating ice cream,” she said. “Strawberry or vanilla, but definitely not chocolate.” Asking what kids want in a vacation can help make the overall vacation planning process easier as it can help narrow down those destinations and resorts best fit your
family. Most importantly it means your overall vacation experience is what everyone wants it to be. Your kids might even bring up some very valid points that can make the trip a little more fun for everyone. Pacing your vacation is also key to keeping your gang happy. You don’t want to tire little ones out by cramming in too many attractions or activities into one day. Schedule one activity in the morning and one in the afternoon, and allow a little time for rest and relaxation in between. “I don’t like it when we have to walk a lot on vacation to look at things only my mom and dad like,” said Jimmy (8), from San Diego. “That’s not a good vacation for a kid. Kids like going to the pool and playing at the beach.” Taking that into consideration, Moon Palace Jamaica Grande in Ocho Rios, Jamaica is located a convenient five minutes away from downtown Ocho Rios, so you have the choice of enjoying the relaxing and convenient confines of the resort, it’s pools and beaches — or going on an adventure of your ow in the city. Either way, little ones won’t have to worry about too much walking. Add to that a large array of resort activities and fun adventures and you’re set for the vacation of a lifetime. Depending on your family’s personal tastes in food, activities and lifestyle level of comfort, somewhere, out there, surrounded by sea, sand and sun, there awaits the perfect all-inclusive fit. Do keep in mind that
all-inclusive resorts can vary in their accommodations, dinning, services, and amenities. Be sure to consult your local travel professional as they can help you find the perfect all-inclusive resort where you and your family can experience a truly memorable vacation.

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