A vacation shouldn’t only be about the kids — parents need a break, too, especially at a luxurious resort with amenities galore. We found six high-end spots that know how to cater to everyone in the family, from the littlest tyke to the eldest tastemaker.
The Hotel Hershey
With the promise of chocolate and roller coasters, you’ll no doubt have the kiddos’ full support if you opt for an escape to this Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star resort in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
Perched atop a hill overlooking the town, the sweet stay’s 300 acres are filled with activities for families, including swimming, hiking, Segway tours, golf and, most importantly, the property’s eponymous theme park.
With the Springtime in the Park package (available weekends between April 5 and 21), your clan will fuel up on a bountiful breakfast before hitting Hersheypark, nearby Hershey Gardens and The Hershey Story museum — admission to all three stops is included.
The chocolates at check-in and nightly turndown should keep everyone powered up throughout activity-packed days, and a Four-Star spa offering saccharine services like a whipped cocoa bath ensures grown-ups can also indulge.
Park Hyatt St. Kitts Christophe Harbour
A beach getaway certainly checks all the boxes for a family-friendly escape, and this Caribbean retreat gets full marks for its fabulous facilities and array of activities.
Located on the southeastern tip of St. Kitts, the luxury hotel bumps up against golden beaches and looks out onto turquoise waters, a spectacular view you can get from every room as well as the lagoon-shaped family pool that sits on the edge of the sand.
There’s plenty for you and your tribe to do on the waterfront, like snorkel, paddleboard and kayak in secluded Banana Bay. And when the adults need a break from the sun, they can drop the little ones off at Island Fort kid’s club and go for an afternoon of relaxation at the resort’s heavenly Miraval Life in Balance Spa.
Genting Grand at Resorts World Genting
If your family is looking for something a little more off the beaten path, a visit to the dazzling Resorts World Genting outside of Kuala Lumpur should do the trick — or at least discourage eye rolls from the teens under your roof.
You’ll want for nothing at this massive entertainment/dining/shopping/gaming complex, where a bevy of unique indoor theme parks like Skytropolis Funland (rides and lights galore) and an indoor winter wonderland with a toboggan slide provide plenty of ways to keep kids and the young at heart amused.
Sitting atop the massive resort, Four-Star Genting Grand provides a respite for all ages — book a 700-square-foot Club Suite for spacious digs and plenty of extras (42-inch TVs, big bathrooms with tubs) that will make overnights a breeze with little ones in tow.
Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco
Is a fun, sophisticated getaway possible when traveling with kids? It sure is, especially when you stay at this sleek Five-Star tower near San Francisco’s Union Square.
The hotel is in a prime location to check out top museums, and also has an impressive art collection of its own; be sure to download the property’s podcast for a self-guided tour.
You’ll also be well-situated to enjoy plenty of shopping, tasty sites like the Ferry Building and the Museum of Ice Cream, and the unusual Cable Car Museum.
The Four Seasons makes a point of welcoming tiny travelers with cookies and milk, kid-sized bathrobes, coloring books and games. Give the young ones their own space to spread out in when you book the Family Package, which offers 25 percent off a second room for children.
And for your own big night out, use the hotel’s babysitting services and book a table at one of the city’s many renowned eateries — hyper-local Five-Star Saison is an eight-minute drive from your posh perch.
The Cove at Atlantis
The Bahamas’ Atlantis, Paradise Island is a kid’s dream come true with its tropical pools, waterparks and swimming-with-dolphins experiences, but it can be just as enjoyable for parents, too.
Accommodate beach lovers of all ages when you check into The Cove, a luxurious hotel nestled on the sands away from the bustle of the massive resort grounds.
While parents chill by the adults-only pool, small guests can partake in an array of age-appropriate adventures, from the Sea Squirts program for three- to six-year-olds (feeding baby stingrays and sharks) to the Ultimate Trainer for a Day experience for teens.
And when it’s family bonding time, take a five-minute walk to the legendary Aquaventure water park or to Dolphin Cay to swim with sea creatures.
Waldorf Astoria Park City
To hit the slopes together before the end of ski season, head to the Wasatch Mountains for some of the best snow on earth. This Forbes Travel Guide Recommended resort sits right at the base (there’s a lift right outside the front door), so you can head up to the peaks without wasting any time.
Après-ski like a pro and hit the outdoor fire pits and hot tubs dotted throughout the property before cozying up in your room with the crew. For an elevated experience, book the new Astoria Suite, a two-level, three-bedroom suite with six fireplaces (one is even on a private balcony), incredible mountain views, oversized soaking tubs, a full kitchen and lots of living space.